One of the most surprising deletions was Alimentum in Cambridge, which is run by chef Mark Poynton and has held its star since 2012.
The chef wrote on Twitter that he was planning to take a break from social media to 'take it in'.
A number of star losses were due to a change of chef or restaurant closure.
The Dining Room at Whatley Manor lost its two-star rating following the departure of chef Martin Burge in 2016, but regained a single star under new chef Niall Keating.
The guide also removed the star for Dabbous in London after it closed its doors earlier this year so owner Ollie Dabbous could focus on a new project.
There was a surprising loss for The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, which won Michelin Pub of the Year 2015 and its first star in 2016 under chef Tim Allen. Allen only left the pub in August and was appointed executive director of food and beverage at Select Property Group last month.
London restaurant Pidgin no longer appears to hold a star but is absent from the deletions list. The restaurant won a star in the 2017 guide but the team were not invited to the Michelin live event following the departure of chef Elizabeth Haigh (nee Allen).
Michelin Guide 2018 deletions
- The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury (New chef gains one star)
- Dabbous, London (closed)
- The Samling, Ambleside (change of chef)
- Bath Priory, Bath (change of chef)
- Turners @ 69, Birmingham
- Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter (change of chef)
- Alimentum, Cambridge
- Ocean, Atlantic Hotel, Jersey (upcoming change of chef)
- Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor
- The Wild Rabbit, Kingham (change of chef)
- Treby Arms, Sparkwell (change of chef)
- 5 North St, Winchcombe
- Isle of Erika, Erika (Isle of) (change of chef)
- Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
To view the new stars awarded for 2018 click here.
To see the Bib Gourmands click here.