An Oxfordshire pub, the Nut Tree in Murcott, has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star in the 2009 list published today.
Chef-proprietor is Michael North, who runs the pub along with partner Imogen Young. He previously headed up another Oxfordshire pub, the Goose in Britwell Salome, which has lost its star this year.
Pubs have really struck gold in this year's Bib Gourmand list, which sees seven pubs receive the award for "good food at moderate prices."
Pubs achieving the Michelin Bib Gourmand are the Royal Well Tavern at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the Bakers Arms at Droxford, Hampshire, the Ginger Fox at Henfield, West Sussex, the Kingham Plough at Kingham, Oxfordshire, the Peat Spade Inn, Longstock, Hampshire, the Bruce Arms at West Tanfield, North Yorkshire and the Bell Inn, Yarpole, Gloucestershire.
Pubs losing the Bib Gourmand this year are the Churchill Arms in Chipping Campden, Oxfordshire the George & Dragon in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent and the Millbank in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.
This year's list takes the number of pubs with Michelin stars to nine.