First pub gets two Michelin stars

By Michelle Perrett

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Hand and Flowers: two Michelin stars
Hand and Flowers: two Michelin stars
The first British pub — the Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire — has been awarded two Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012.

The pub was opened by Tom and Beth Kerridge in 2005 and received its first Michelin star the following year.

Last year the guide’s former long-standing and now retired editor Derek Bulmer said a pub was not a “million miles” away from gaining the top accolade.

Three pubs were awarded one star for the first time. These include the Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor, Buckinghamshire; Butchers Arms, Eldersfield, Worcestershire and the Black Swan, Oldstead, North Yorkshire.

Editor Rebecca Burr said “This is a good news story for the British pub industry and confirms our view that pubs serving good food are the ones that continue to thrive. In the 2012 guide we are delighted to have 13 pubs with Michelin stars”.

2 stars - new
Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

1 star - new
Sir Charles Napier in Chinnor/Sprigg’s Alley, Buckinghamshire
Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, Worcestershire
Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire

1 star - retained
Pipe and Glass Inn in Beverley/South Dalton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Royal Oak in Bray, Windsor & Maidenhead
Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, Bath & North East Somerset
The Olive Branch & Beech House in Clipsham, Rutland
The Stagg Inn in Kington/Titley, Herefordshire
Nut Tree in Murcott, Oxfordshire
Masons Arms in South Molton/Knowstone, Devon
The Sportsman in Whitstable/Seasalter, Kent
Harwood Arms in Fulham, West London

Bib Gourmands - retained
New Inn in Blackwell, Bristol
Jolly Cricketers in Beaconsfield/Seer Green, Buckinghamshire
Hinds Head in Bray, Windsor & Maidenhead
Hoste Arms in Burnham Market, Norfolk
Freemasons in Wiswell, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Bay Horse in Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, Durham
Bakers Arms in Droxford, Hampshire
Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
Jack in the Green Inn in Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon
The Ginger Fox in Henfield, West Sussex
Walpole Arms in Itteringham, Norfolk
George and Dragon in Kelvedon, Essex
Red Lion Inn in Stathern, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Wildebeest Arms in Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, Norfolk
White Hart Inn in Oldham, Greater Manchester
Anchor in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Magdalen Arms in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mole Inn Toot Baldon, Oxfordshire
Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover, Hampshire
Peat Spade Inn in Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Rose & Crown in Sutton-on-the-Forest in North Yorkshire
Gumstool Inn inTetbury, Gloucestershire
Cat Inn in West Hoathly, West Sussex
The Bull Inn in Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Butchers Arms in Woolhope, Herefordshire
Sorn Inn in East Ayreshire, Scotland
Wild Honey Inn in Lissdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland
Drapers Arms in Islington, London
Canton Arms in Stockwell, Lambeth, London
Anchor and Hope in Southwark, London

Bib Gourmands - deleted
Carpenters Arms in Burford, Oxfordshire
Masons Arms in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Kingham Plough in Kingham, Oxfordshire
Crown in Burchett’s Green, Maidenhead
Druid Inn in Birchover, Matlock, Derbyshire
The Bee in Windlesham, Surrey

Bib Gourmands - new
The Joiners in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire
Red Lion in East Haddon, Northamptonshire
Ingham Swan in Ingham, Norfolk
Three Tuns in Romsey, Hampshire
Berkeley Arms in Wymondham, Leicestershire
Felin Fach Griffin in Brecon, Powys
Fox and Grapes in Wimbledon, Merton, London
Brown Dog in Barnes, Richmond-Upon-Thames, London
Opera Tavern in Covent Garden, London text-ad

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