Meat and cheese supplier, and Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs associate sponsor, Aubrey Allen offered the gastropubs free samples to introduce themselves after the event on 30 January.
Aubrey Allen sales and marketing director Lucianne Allen said: “We decided to do it to follow up on the goody bags from the event and by way of introduction to us and a congratulations for being in the top 50.
“The invitation has been very well received and our favourite comment was getting feedback immediately that just said ‘happy chef, thank you!’"
“We would certainly do this again as not only is it a good brand exercise for us but it encourages the wider industry to want to get involved in these awards, which can only be good.”
Gastropubs took to Twitter to voice their excitement over receiving the free gifts.
Yorkshire pub the Star Inn, Harome, took the top spot on the list, which was announced at an exclusive awards ceremony at the Hermitage in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 30 January.
The esteemed list has been featured nationally since the announcement, including in The Sunday Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
See the full list at www.Top50Gastropubs.com.