14 pubs included in the National Restaurant Awards 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Trade title: the Angel at Hetton in Skipton, North Yorkshire was awarded Gastropub of the Year at the awards
Trade title: the Angel at Hetton in Skipton, North Yorkshire was awarded Gastropub of the Year at the awards

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More than a 10th of the best 100 restaurants in the country are pubs, according to the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2021.

The awards ceremony took place at The Stratford Hotel in east London last night (Monday 16 August).

The Angel at Hetton in Skipton, North Yorkshire, which is number 12​ on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs​ list, took home the title of Gastropub of the Year.

Furthermore, Sally Abe’s new venture, the Pem in Westminster, central London was named as the One to Watch.

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Restaurateur of the Year was awarded to Tommy Banks from the Black Swan at Oldstead​ in North Yorkshire and Roots in York.

Moor Hall in Aughton, Lancashire was named the Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year for the second year in a row.

Celebrity chef and licensee Tom Kerridge was awarded the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award for his work creating Meals From Marlow amid the pandemic.

When lockdown was first announced last year, Kerridge and his teams produced heat-at-home meals for the Butcher’s Tap in Marlow, Buckinghamshire before he saw a tweet from local hospital Wexham Park, asking for help feeding staff.

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The chef started a GoFundMe page, which ended up raising £180,000 and from this came Meals From Marlow – an initiative supporting NHS staff, key workers and people in need in the local area.

It provided more than 100,000 meals and has become a permanent charity, which aims to deliver 750 meals a week.

Kerridge has also teamed up with footballer Marcus Rashford and launched the Full Time ​campaign, which aims to end child poverty.

See the full list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants here​.

The pubs scooping a spot in the coveted top 100 restaurants list were:

2. The Angel at Hetton, North Yorkshire

10. The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire

14. The Moorcock Inn, Norland, West Yorkshire

16. The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent

23. The Parkers Arms, Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire

36. The White Swan at Fence, Fence, Lancashire

38. The Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, Lancashire

46. The Guinea Grill, Mayfair, west London

59. The Fordwich Arms, Fordwich, Kent

67. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

68. The Crown at Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire

71. The Harwood Arms, Fulham, west London

79. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

86. The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire



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