Five pubs listed in Waitrose Good Food Guide top 50 restaurants

By Lesley Foottit

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Hand & Flowers: top pub in Waitrose Good Food Guide
Hand & Flowers: top pub in Waitrose Good Food Guide
Five pubs have been listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide top 50 restaurants in the UK, released today.

The Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire is the first to place at number 35. It has won top spot in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 Gastropub Awards for the last two years, in association with headline partner Budweiser Budvar.

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent placed at 39, the Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire came in at 42, the Royal Oak in Paley Street, Berkshire is number 44 and the Red Lion in East Chisenbury, Wiltshire completed the pub entries at number 45. All five pubs in the list scored six points out of a possible 10.

Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cumbria topped the list with 10 points with Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire placing second, also with 10 points for the sixth year running - the longest any venue has held a top score since the new scoring system was introduced.

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Cornwall completed the top three with nine points.

The top 50 restaurants

1. L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)

2. The Fat Duck, Berkshire (10)

3. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (9)

4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)

5. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (9)

6. Pollen Street Social, London (9)

7. Hibiscus, London (8)

8. The Square, London (8)

9. The Ledbury, London (8)

10. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire (8)

11. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire (8)

12. The French, Manchester (8)

13. Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London (8)

14. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)

15. Le Gavroche, London (8)

16. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (8)

17. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (8)

18. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)

19. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (7)

20. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Tayside (7)

21. The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)

22. Pied-à-Terre, London (7)

23. Fraiche, Merseyside (7)

24. Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)

25. Michael Wignall at the Latymer, Surrey (7)

26. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)

27. Murano, London (7)

28. The Peat Inn, Fife (7)

29. Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Derbyshire (7)

30. Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)

31. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)

32. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)

33. The Pass, West Sussex (7)

34. The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway, Derbyshire (7)

35. The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire (6)

36. Mr Underhill’s, Shropshire (6)

37. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, London (6)

38. Purnell’s, West Midlands (6)

39. The Sportsman, Kent (6)

40. Tyddyn Llan, Denbighshire (6)

41. The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, North Yorkshire (6)

42. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (6)

43. OX, Belfast (6)

44. The Royal Oak, Paley Street, Berkshire (6)

45. The Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire (6)

46. Castle Terrace, Edinburgh (6)

47. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire (6)

48. The Clove Club, London (6)

49. The Box Tree, West Yorkshire (6)

50. Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk (6)

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