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5 of the best northern Gastropubs according to the Estrella Damm Top 50

Confidentials    1 year ago

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs were announced on 24 January in an award ceremony at Escape to Freight Island in Manchester.

The overall list gives a great representation of some of the best gastropubs in the UK, but the north was rightly celebrated, especially in the top 5, with the Parkers Arms in Clitheroe coming in a close second to the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The Parkers Arms tweeted its delight after an eventful day:

North Yorkshire spot, The Angel at Hetton came in at number 4, with Chef Patron Michael Wignall scooping the prestigious Chef of the Year award. This comes after it was crowned Estrella Damm’s Restaurant of the Year in a separate event last year.

Here are 5 of Estrella Damm’s best Gastropubs in the north this year:

  • The Parker's Arms is a homely pub serving superb modern European food in Newton-in-Bowland in Lancashire.
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    Parker’s Arms

    Restaurant - European

    The Parker’s Arms is a homely pub, serving and baking extraordinary, modern European food.

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    The Angel at Hetton

    Restaurant - British

    One of the stars of TV’s The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan – and awarded a Michelin star in 2021 – The Angel at Hetton is the original gastro pub with rooms.

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  • Gastropub the Freemasons at Wiswell is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in Lancashire
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    Freemasons at Wiswell

    Restaurant - British

    Cooking goes from strength to strength at the Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Roaring fires, cast-iron fireplaces and pictures of fantastically proportioned livestock lend a cosy vibe to the renovated cottages which make up what’s been described as the original gastropub.

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  • Inside The White Swan at Fence - a Michelin star restaurant near Burnley from local chef Tom Parker
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    The White Swan at Fence

    Restaurant - British

    Some folk in the village still refer to The White Swan at Fence as The Mucky Duck and you can still order a pint of Timothy Taylor’s at its very pubby bar. But over recent years The Swan has established itself as a destination fine-dining spot thanks to young chef Tom Parker from up the road in Burnley.

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    The Moorcock Inn

    Restaurant - Modern British

    An astonishing arrival on the Northern culinary scene, The Moorcock Inn serves foraged and regional ingredients in thrilling configurations, catching the eye of national food critics and diners alike.

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