The top 50 UK Gastropubs have been named, at an event in Suffolk - and only one in Scotland made the list.
The Parkers Arms in Clitheroe has been named the UK’s top gastropub by the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list 2023.
Having been voted number two last year and now topping this year’s makes for an exciting achievement for the female-owned pub, headed up by Kathy Smith and Stosie Madi.
The south of England dominated this year’s list, claiming 22 of the Top 50 while the north of England wasn’t far behind, claiming 16 of the top 50 spots.
Despite Scotland being home to many a great gastropub, only one made the list - Scran and Scallie in Edinburgh, which came in at 38.
Within the top 100, The Ship Inn at Elie was named at number 82 and was the only other Scottish business in the full list.
Last year no Scottish pubs made the top 50 list, with Tom Kitchin's Scran and Scallie in Edinburgh and The Bonnie Badger in Gullane, along with The Ship Inn in Elie mentioned within the top 100.
Top 50 Gastropubs, Publisher, Chris Lowe said: “We are thrilled to see such a strong list of contenders this year, including five new entrants.
"The Top 50 Gastropubs provides a space for food and drink lovers the opportunity to explore the best that the UK has to offer. We are delighted to host this year’s event at The Unruly Pig, showcasing the vast amount of talent across the UK”.
The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards are 'voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts.'
Here's our pick of cosy pubs to visit in the colder weather in Scotland.
|1||Parkers Arms, Newton-In-Bowland|
|2||The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge|
|3||Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell|
|4||The Sportsman, Seasalter|
|5||The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells|
|6||The Angel at Hetton, Hetton|
|7||The White Swan at Fence, Fence|
|8||The Hand & Flowers, Marlow|
|9||The Fordwich Arms, Kent|
|10||The Red Lion and Sun, London|
|11||The Mariners, Rock|
|12||The Cornish Arms, Tavistock|
|13||The Harwood Arms, London|
|14||Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax|
|15||The Coach, Marlow|
|16||The Beehive, Great Waltham|
|17||The Cadeleigh Arms, Tiverton|
|18||The Pack Horse, Hayfield|
|19||Pyne Arms, Barnstaple|
|20||The Black Swan, Ravenstondale|
|21||The Moorcock Inn, Sowerby Bridge|
|22||The Guinea Grill, London|
|23||The Baring, London|
|24||The Masons Arms, Knowstone|
|25||Canton Arms, London|
|26||The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham|
|27||The Pipe and Glass, Beverley|
|28||The Longs Arms, South Wraxall|
|29||The Dog at Wingham, Canterbury|
|30||The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon|
|31||The Hardwick, Abergavenny|
|32||The Loch and The Tyne, Old Windsor|
|33||The Bull & Last, London|
|34||The White Horse, Brancaster|
|35||The Black Bull, Sedbergh|
|36||The Swan, Bampton|
|37||The Bell Inn, Langford|
|38||Scran and scallie, Edinburgh|
|39||The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton|
|40||The Duck Inn, Stanhoe|
|41||The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne|
|42||The Black Bear Inn, Usk - Wales|
|43||Heft, High Newton|
|44||The Broad Chare, Newcastle|
|46||The Gunton Arms, Norwich|
|47||The French House, London|
|48||The Eagle, Farringdon, London|
|49||The Butchers Arms, Hepworth|
|50||Royal Oak, Whatcote|
For the full list, visit the top 50 Gastropubs website.