No pub additions to Michelin star list but trio awarded Bib Gourmands

By Nikkie Thatcher

- Last updated on GMT

Up to date: the latest Michelin Guide was announced virtually last night (Monday 25 January 2021)
Up to date: the latest Michelin Guide was announced virtually last night (Monday 25 January 2021)

Related tags: Michelin guide, Michelin bib gourmand, Michelin star, Food, Gastropub

There were no new Michelin stars awarded to pubs in the latest guide however, three were given Bib Gourmands.

The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland Guide 2021 ​was launched at an online event last night (Monday 25 January).

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub the Kentish Hare​ in Bidborough, Kent, was awarded a Bib Gourmand alongside the Stag & Hounds in Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, and the Royal in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Overall, some 126 venues now have a Bib Gourmand in Michelin’s 2021 selection with the 16 new additions.

  • The new Bib Gourmands awarded for 2021:
  • Fallow, Mayfair, west London
  • Mo Diner, Mayfair, west London
  • Paradise, Soho, west London
  • Volta Do Mar, Strand and Covent Garden, west London
  • Flor, Southwark, south London
  • Legare, Southwark, south London
  • Peckham Cellars, Peckham, south London
  • Kentish Hare, Bidborough, Kent
  • Stag & Hounds, Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire
  • The Square, Porthleven, Cornwall
  • The Royal, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex
  • Noto, Edinburgh
  • Volpe Nera, Blackrock, Republic of Ireland
  • Goldie, Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Spitalfields, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Table Forty One, Gorey, Republic of Ireland

One star eateries

Some 17 venues were awarded one Michelin star at the Great Britain & Ireland 2021 Michelin Guide​ launch, bringing the total number of one starred eateries to 158 in the latest guide.

However, no pubs were awarded Michelin stars in the 2021 guide with three pubs losing the accolade since last year.

The Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury, Wiltshire, and the Flitch of Bacon in Little Dunmow, Essex. now have a Michelin Plate – “a symbol for those that neither have a star nor a Bib Gourmand. For restaurants, being in the selection is the sign of very good food and the Michelin Plate is the symbol for that”, Michelin’s website stated.

Bristol gastropub Pony & Trap also missed out on a star this year however, chef-patron Josh Eggleton previously told The Morning Advertiser ​the pub is changing direction for the spring​.

Pubs with stars

The 16 current Michelin-starred pubs are:

  • The Hand & Flowers (two stars), Marlow, Buckinghamshire​​
  • The Harwood Arms, Fulham, south-west London​​
  • The Nut Tree Inn, Murcott, Oxfordshire​​
  • The Blackbird, Newbury, Berkshire​​
  • The Coach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire​​
  • The Cross, Kenilworth, Warwickshire​​
  • The Crown, Maidenhead, Berkshire​​
  • The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury, Kent​​
  • The Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon​​
  • The Pipe & Glass Inn, South Dalton, East Yorkshire​​
  • The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent​​
  • The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire​​
  • The Walnut Tree Inn, Abergavenny, Wales​​
  • The White Swan at Fence, Lancashire​
  • The Angel at Hetton, North Yorkshire​
  • The Royal Oak, Whatcote, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

The newly starred restaurant in this year’s guide were:

  • Behind, London Fields, east London
  • Benares, Mayfair, west London
  • Casa Fofō, Dalston, east London
  • Cornerstone, Hackney Wick, east London
  • Davis and Brook, Mayfair, west London
  • Muse, Belgravia, central London
  • SO LA, Soho, west London
  • Osip, Bruton, Somerset
  • Hide and Fox, Saltwood, Kent
  • Hjem, Wall, Northumberland
  • Outlaw’s New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall
  • Roots, York
  • Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey
  • Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Cail Bruich, Glasgow
  • Dede, Baltimore, Republic of Ireland

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