Top 30 Gastropubs 2007

By Lucy Britner

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Top 30 Gastropubs 2007
The Anchor and Hope in Southwark, London, has been crowned the UKs best gastropub for the third year running.

THE ANCHOR & Hope in Southwark, London, has been voted the UK’s top gastropub for the third year running.

The Top 30 Gastropub Awards is organised by PubChef magazine, the food magazine of pub trade newspaper the Morning Advertiser.

400 pub food experts, including gastropub operators, chefs, restaurant critics and food writers voted for their top three pubs and no operator was allowed to vote for their own outlet.

Among the voters were Raymond Blanc, James Martin, Anthony Worral Thompson, Loyd Grossman and Times critic Giles Coran.

Jo Bruce, editor of PubChef, said: “In the past decade gastropubs have moved from being a radical invention to a high street staple.

"Gastropubs have had an impact everywhere from M&S to Manhattan and are loved by the British public as they offer them a more informal and accessible place to dine out.

"With gastropub chefs’ often strong focus on regional and local produce, gastropubs reconnnect people with produce and recipes from their area.”

The Anchor & Hope does around 1000 covers a week and Jo Bruce added: “Their success is down to their great British menu and attention to sourcing ingredients.

"It’s run by people who are passionate about what they do and that shines through.

“Despite many gastropubs becoming more about fine dining, the Anchor and Hope has retained its bohemian charm.”

The Anchor & Hope’s best selling dishes include rib of beef, chips & bernaise (for two); slow-cooked lamb shoulder and gratin dauphinoise (for five) and duck in a pot for three to four.

The team behind the Anchor and Hope opened a brasserie called Great Queen Street in Covent Garden earlier this year.


The UK’s Top 30 Gastro Pubs

1.Anchor & Hope, Waterloo

2.The Star Inn, Harome

3.The Garrison, Bermondsey

4.The Hinds Head, Bray

5.Three Fishes, Mitton

6.The Eagle, Farringdon

7.Olive Branch, Clipsham

8.The Narrow, Limehouse

9.The Hand and Flowers, Marlow

10.Jolly Sportsman, East Chiltington

11.The Greyhound, Battersea

12.The Crooked Billet, Stoke row, Henley on Thames

13..Anglesea Arms, London W6

14. Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys

15. The Gun, Docklands

16. Gurnards Head, Cornwall

17. The Stagg, Titley

18. Pig’s Ear, Chelsea

19. The Angel, Hetton

20. The Cow, Westbourne Park

21. The Drunken Duck Inn, Ambleside

22. The Boot, Lapworth

23.The Kingham Plough, Chipping Norton

24. The Pipe and Glass, East Beverley

25 Alford Arms, Frithsden

26. The Highwayman Inn, Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale

27 Griffin Inn, Fletching

28. Ginger pig, Hove

29 Rosendale, West Dulwich

30. Rose & Crown, Warwick

The Top 30 Gastropubs 2007 was sponsored by Addlestones, part of Gaymer Cider Company.

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