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Twenty-two pubs have been highlighted in the Good Pub Guide 2005 for their focus on local sourcing. We look at the guide's roll of honour of local...

Twenty-two pubs have been highlighted in the Good Pub Guide 2005 for their focus on local sourcing.

We look at the guide's roll of honour of local heroes Punch Bowl ­ Crosthwaite, Cumbria Meat is local and organic and other produce is local where possible and often organic.

Bear ­ Alderwasley, Derbyshire Uses ingredients from local farms and growers.

Museum ­ Farnham, Dorset Uses local and organic produce and makes its own bread, jams, chutneys and marmalades.

Dartmoor Inn ­ Lydford, Devon Has a comprehensive list of local suppliers for meat, vegetables, fish, cheese, soft fruit and honey.

Start Bay ­ Torcross, Devon Local fishermen work off the beach right in front of the pub and deliver all kinds of fish.

A local crabber drops the crabs at the back door, and the landlord enjoys catching plaice, scallops, and bass.

New Inn ­ Shalfleet, Isle of Wight Specialises in fresh local fish with up to 12 different fresh fish dishes a day ­ lovely shellfish.

Peat Spade ­ Longstock, Hampshire Sensibly short menu using local (and often organic) produce.

Three Horseshoes ­ Little Cowarne, Herefordshire Uses local gamekeepers and fishermen, buys local eggs and vegetables, grows its own summer salad ingredients, and make its own chutneys, pickles, jams and sloe gin.

Stagg ­ Titley, Herefordshire Uses local ingredients (often organic) and starting its own two-acre garden to grow vegetables and herbs for the kitchen.

Lunesdale Arms ­ Tunstall, Lancashire Uses lots of local organic produce, meat from local farms and good, home-baked bread.

Red Lion ­ Stathern, Leicestershire Uses locally-sourced produce, smokes its own meats and make its own preserves and pickles.

Trout ­ Tadpole Bridge, Oxfordshire Uses good local produce, including produce from the landlord's father's nearby farm.

Pilgrims Rest ­ Lovington, Somerset Uses fresh ingredients, including local meat and cheeses, and on a daily basis, offers fresh fish and home-baked bread.

Queens Head ­ Bramfield, Suffolk Uses ingredients from small and local, traditional, organic farms.

Crown ­ Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk Use local, free-range chicken, pork, lamb and vegetables, local game, crab from East Mersea, and wild Scotch salmon (not exactly local, but very nice).

Tiger ­ East Dean, Sussex Fresh fish from Hastings, lamb, vegetables and eggs from local farms, and a range of meat from the local butcher.

Talbot ­ Knightwick, Worcestershire Locally-grown hops for its own-brew beers and local ingredients for the kitchen, including some vegetables being grown in the pub's own organic garden.

Star ­ Harome, Yorkshire Uses fish delivered daily from Hartlepool, local hen, duck and guinea fowl eggs, three types of honey from the village, and its own herbs and vegetables.

Lots of British cheeses too.

Wombwell Arms ­ Wass, Yorkshire Uses only fresh produce from local suppliers and producers.

Duke of Cambridge ­ North London London's first organic pub has an excellent range of impeccably-sourced drinks and food.

Applecross Inn ­ Applecross, Scotland Stunning location with super-fresh seafood, plus most of the other ingredients it uses are local.

Griffin ­ Felinfach, Wales Owners are proud of never sourcing food that's more than 15 miles away.

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