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 heart of the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this well-run village pub offers fresh, locally produced food that you really want to go out for, and an excellent range of drinks.
A Lewes gem that you won’t want to miss! Tucked away on the edge of town down by the boat dock overlooking the chalk cliffs, this is the perfect place to finish a hike, particularly as many trails...
This ivy-clad pub comes in the form of a listed Georgian coaching inn, with high ceilings and open fires, dating back to the 1830s.
Inside this authentic village tavern, situated in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, is everything you would associate with the word 'authentic.'
Claiming to be the only pub in the UK called The Polecat, this rather smart rural pub supporting a partial timber frame, dates back to the 1600s and is housed in an attractive former hunting lodge.
The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. Family run with great passion, a devoted crowd flock to the well-stocked bar for real ales...
This unsung little gem of a pub, set in a delightful village in the heart of the Chilterns with a vineyard directly behind, brings back fond memories of what a real English country pub should be.
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
The Old Queens Head sits on the border between the villages of Penn and Tylers Green and is proud to find itself at the heart these two lovely communities.