Bib Gourmands 2018

Michelin’s coveted Bib Gourmand award highlights places in the UK which offer good quality, good value cooking. This year, amongst the 143-strong list of winners, are 28 fantastic pubs - from the ‘unashamedly old-fashioned’ to the ‘hugely characterful’, it's clear to all why these guys have made the cut.

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Bell Inn, GL7

Bell Inn

A pub near Burford run by Peter Creed and Tom Noest, focussing on good simple pub food with a straightforward wine list, spirits and beer selection.

Cat Inn, RH19

Cat Inn

Cat Inn is a 16th century free house, with four bedrooms, set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly, a hilltop village set in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It is in within easy distance from the towns of East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and o

10/06/2011 Harvey's — Absolutely brilliant pub - fantastic food too View

Chadwicks Inn, TS8

19/12/2010 A Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes — I had my second visit to this pub as part of a 'Christmas do'. Once again, as the night came to an end I was left with the perplexed feeling of knowing that I had eaten in a pub that had been given awards and was highly rated, yet felt short changed by the whole experience. As a diner, was I being given haute cuisine (minute delicate portions) or was I being manipulated by food snobbery (one sprout, one square piece of carrot does not make a meal no matter how visually pretty)? The food was nice and was well cooked but I have had better food in greater proportions for less in other local pubs and restaurants. As for the atmosphere, it is a pretty place to sit yet on the night of the meal, was really quite cold and draughty. There was also a rowdy table of men and women who were allowed to continue their raucous behaviour unchecked throughout the night, having downed a number of bottles of champagne (money must have been no object as drinks prices are steep). Overall, I wouldn't go back unless someone else was footing the bill otherwise in my opinion it is too poor value for money. As for the awards, it may just be a case of The Emperor's New Clothes. View
30/08/2010 — Friends of mine had visited Chadwicks Inn and told of their overall disappointment; having an open mind I thought my husband and I would try it for ourselves. Quite frankly it is over priced and over rated. Portions are extremely small and we left feeling hungry and unfulfilled. Of course we will not be returning ... use your hard earned cash more wisely - go elsewhere. Prices here are not much different to The Star Inn at Harome which serves filling and truly amazing cuisine. View

Compasses, CT4

Compasses

Hidden above the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford in Kent, the Compasses Inn is a great Rural Country Pub find whether you are looking for a pitstop whilst cycling or walking, a relaxed lunch, a special evening meal, or a pint of fine Kentish ale.

Felin Fach Griffin, LD3

Felin Fach Griffin

This is The Felin Fach Griffin, a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons, not far from the market towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell.

Forester, SP7

Forester

Originally called “The New Inn” The Forester has been a public house since the 15th century. The beautiful old thatched building is made from greensand stone. Inside The Forester still retains that old world feeling with the large inglenook fireplace, sto

Hope & Anchor, DN18

Hope & Anchor

A casual and informal space but with no compromise on the quality of food. A place where everybody feels comfortable. The food style is strong and bold, with an emphasis on simplicity, and service being professional but approachable.

23/10/2017 Amstel — Poured perfectly, glassware all in good condition since new glasswash install. View
25/09/2017 Birra Moretti — Poured correctly, glassware in far better condition due to new glassware. View
13/03/2017 Amstel — No problems at all, followed all perfect pour training. View
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