The list of industrious local artisans and farmers found throughout the country is impressive, offering fare ranging from bread, pastries and dairy products through to meats, preserves and honey, and some using recipes following centuries-old traditions. Mass-production and overseas imports are being challenged by small organic enterprises, whose specialities are recognised for their nutritious value and provenance. All of our Great Country Pubs have been chosen for their ability to reap the benefits that come from using local producers.
At the Queen’s Head in East Clandon they believe that food should be made from only the freshest ingredients our local land has to offer; the chef will invent a new dish when there is a little something special amongst the produce delivery.
Some of the fresh vegetables and herbs used at the Coach and Horses (Rotherwick), are grown either in their own garden, or otherwise supplied by local smallholders and allotment gardeners in an innovative bartering scheme.
Having gained much praise for its locally sourced food, the Cat Inn’s (West Hoathly) Chef Max Leonard uses these ingredients to create exceptional flavours – he once bought a whole Berkshire pig and used every part in the exciting dishes on the menu.
Chef Dom’s cooking at The Roebuck in Laughton (Sussex) reflects local and seasonal produce, and the full-cooked breakfast is particularly memorable for his home-made granola.
Situated in the charming village of Granborough, this 1600 coaching inn has been completely refurbished since it came under new ownership 2013.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
You’ll discover this quaint little building nestled in the Vale of the White Horse near Lambourn of race-horse fame.
This small endearing building is entered directly off the street through a low cottage-style door to a surprisingly elongated area. Standing in the centre of this lively market town, there is certain...
As pretty as a picture, this 16th-century, cottage-style pub, bedecked with flowers, lays nestled deep in the Chiltern Hills.
Nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Nettlebed, this delightful, red-brick coaching inn dates back to the 14th century.
The Ship Inn sits in a fabulous waterside position at the exact point where the Great Ouse and Little Ouse converge, offering striking panoramic views.
A true delight in the heart of the Meon Valley, well worth the detour to sample robust award-winning food, a homely atmosphere and a friendly welcome.
An enchanting grade II listed building dating back to the 16th century with a very distinctive eyebrow roof. Inside, it remains delightfully unspoilt retaining original features such as the inglenook...