Celebrating its 10th year, the event will be held on 28 January 2019.
The prestigious ceremony will take place at Lillibrook Manor in Maidenhead, Berkshire, with celebrity pub chef Tom Kerridge cooking the lunch with his team.
The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards are voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts. These include gastropub operators (who can’t vote for their own pubs), food writers, pubco catering development managers and executive chefs, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators. The voting criteria ensure the list really is decided on by the industry.
To make sure each region in the UK has an equal opportunity for their pubs to shine, our voters are broken down into six geographical regions, with an equal number of votes collected in each by the Top 50 Gastropubs Voting Academy.
Finalists for the Front of House Team of the Year award are:
- The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Cumbria
- The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire
- The Dog at Wingham, Canterbury, Kent
Editor of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Nicholas Robinson said: “it’s hard to compete with the outstanding service offered by all of the gastropubs on the Top 50 list."
He added: “This year applicants demonstrated the extent they go to in order to deliver an impeccable customer experience.
“We have some fantastic gastropubs on our shortlist this year, all of which are worthy of the coveted title.”