The Marksman, Bethnal Green named Michelin Pub of the Year 2017

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The Marksman, Bethnal Green named Michelin Pub of the Year 2017

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The Marksman pub in London’s Bethnal Green has been named Michelin Pub of the Year 2017, after beating 500 other establishments in the Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017.

It is the first time a London pub has received the award in the guide. The 2017 edition was published today.

Chef-owners Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram previously worked at the high-profile St John restaurant group, and are said to bring this experience to The Marksman’s traditional-style menu, which includes options such as devilled mussels on toast, skate with shrimps and turnip tops, and pheasant and trotter pie.

 As well as a traditional wood-panelled bar, the site also features a modern upstairs dining room with a colourful floor and filament lights, and a roof terrace. It also holds regular events such as guest chef residencies, live music nights and DJs.

Staff were commended on their friendliness and attentiveness.

As well as the Pub of the Year 2017 accolade, the pub has also received a Michelin Bib Gourmand, which denotes places of particularly good value and quality cooking.

Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2017 (Burr is also editor of the standard Michelin Guide in the UK and Ireland), said: “The Marksman cleverly combines a place to drink with new era pub food. One of the things we love about it is that it’s a proper neighbourhood pub first and foremost, with a cosy, traditional bar.

“The passion that [Harris and Rotheram] have for their first venture together is obvious and it’s great to see them using some lesser-known ingredients to create gutsy, keenly priced and wonderfully fresh dishes. This is British comfort food at its best.”

Last year’s winner (2016) was The Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, while the 2015 winner was The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire.

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