Three new pubs awarded Michelin star

By Ellie Bothwell

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Anton Piotrowski's Treby Arms was one of three new pubs to be awarded a star
Anton Piotrowski's Treby Arms was one of three new pubs to be awarded a star
Three new pubs have gained a Michelin star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, which hails the “enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene”.

The Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Devon, owned by former Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski; the Cross at Kenliworth, Warwickshire; and the Star Inn at Helmsley/Harome, North Yorkshire, have all been awarded new stars.

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, owned by Nathan Outlaw who also runs the Mariners pub in Rock, Cornwall, was also awarded a star.

Heston Blumenthal’s the Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire and the Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire have both retained their three stars, while Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire still has two stars. Twelve pubs have retained their one star.

These include: the Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire; Hinds Head in Bray, Berkshire; Royal Oak in Bray, Berkshire; Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, Worcestershire; Masons Arms in Knowstone, Devon; Harwood Arms in Fulham, London; Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire; Yorke Arms in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire; Stagg Inn in Titley, Herefordshire; The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent; and the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset, which also won Best Food Pub in The Publican’s Morning Advertiser​’s Great British Pub Awards 2014​ earlier this month.

In total, 14 new Michelin stars were awarded taking the total number of starred establishments to 3,998, including 592 pubs. Fourteen outlets lost their stars.      

Bib gourmands​                    

This year’s guide also sees 26 new bib gourmands, seven of which are pubs. The award recognises establishments offering good food at affordable prices (the limit is £28 for three courses).

These include the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon in Devon; Three Oaks in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire; Earl Spencer in Southfields, Wandsworth; Crown in Maidenhead; Talbot Inn in Mells, Somerset; Halsetown Inn in St Ives, Cornwall; and Cornish Arms in Tavistock, Devon.

Pubs losing their bib gourmands are the Royal Oak in Bishopstone, Wiltshire; Three Mariners in Oare, Kent; Plough Inn in Longparish, Hampshire; Apple Tree Inn in West Pennard, Somerset; and Butchers Arms in Woolhope, Herefordshire.

Michelin guide editor Rebecca Burr said: “The 14 new stars in our 2015 guide highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene. They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms.

“The public’s knowledge and interest in food gets greater every year and it won’t just be fans of cookery shows who will be planning trips to Devon to the Treby Arms”.

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