While pub owners demand far superior culinary skill, creativity and innovation, training and qualifications are becoming all the rage. With the stringent guidelines imposed, hygiene and food safety are also of prime importance. The degree of food served in our carefully selected pubs will vary, with some chefs delivering high-end, award-winning dishes and others simpler, well-cooked pub grub.
Quality of food is at the heart of The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote (Oxfordshire), where Head Chef, Kuba Winkowski, offers modern British cooking at its best. Kuba is so accomplished he's even appeared on TV alongside James Martin on Saturday Kitchen.
The chef at the Rising Sun in Clanfield (Hampshire) manages to combine tasty traditional pub food with interesting dishes that are something quite special.
With an open-plan kitchen, at The Cock Inn in Headley (Surrey) you can marvel at talented chefs cooking your meal to order in front of you.
So next time you are looking for somewhere to enjoy top-end food or celebrate a special occasion, don't overlook a country pub. There may well be an award-winning chef working their magic at a Great Country Pub near you!
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...