Top 50 Gastropubs 2016: entries now open for specialist categories
In January this year, Stephen Harris's Kent pub the Sportsman was awarded the top spot for its superb yet simple cuisine and dedication to ultra local cooking. Josh Eggleton's Somerset pub the Pony & Trap and James Mackenzie's Yorkshire site the Pipe & Glass Inn came respectively second and third.
With competition set to be equally fierce this year, will Harris retain the top spot in 2016? Which plucky newcomers will take their first step onto the list? And don't forget, entries for the special awards - Business Innovation of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Best Front of House - are open now.
Top 50 Gastropubs 2016 is sponsored by Estrella Damm with associated partners including Schweppes, Appletiser and Berkmann Wine Cellar