The 21st edition of the AA Pub Guide features 2,000 pubs in total, including highlighted ‘Pick of the Pubs’ entries, which aim to represent the best AA-recommended pubs in different regions, selected by AA inspectors, editorial team and reader suggestions.
A number of the pubs in this year’s guide are also renowned for their food offer with more than 250 of those featured having been awarded AA rosettes for the quality of their cuisine.
The guide also includes the latest trends in the pub and bar sector, such as the rising popularity of spirits alongside details of the winners of the AA Inn of the Year and the current annual AA Pub of the Year awards.
The pubs that have made it into the guide for the first time are:
- The Roebuck Inn, Mobberley, Cheshire
- Fernaville’s Rest, Whorlton, County Durham
- The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria
- The Lamb Inn, Crediton, Devon
- The Talbot Hotel, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
- The Bonnie Badger, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
- The Bathurst Arms, North Cerney, Gloucestershire
- Barton’s Mill, Old Basing, Hampshire
- The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent
- The Royal Oak, River, near Dover, Kent
- The Carpenters Arms, Bloomsbury, west London
- The Wigmore, Marylebone, west London
- The Perseverance, Bloomsbury, west London
- The Amble Inn, Amble, Northumberland
- The Star Inn, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
- The Wheatsheaf, Corston, Somerset
- The Litton, Litton, Somerset
- The King Alfred, Street, Somerset
- The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth, West Sussex
- The Anchor Inn & Boathouse, Worcester
AA Hospitality and Hotel Services managing director Simon Numphud said: “As we see more pubs closing in Britain, it is encouraging to have record numbers of pubs being recommended for the guide, demonstrating the extent to which pubs have continued to improve the quality of their offerings.
“The establishments in this year’s guide prove there is a brilliant range of pubs across the country, offering fantastic service, drinks and dining opportunities.”