The Hollist Arms in Lodsworth, West Sussex and Cush, Ballycotton, Ireland were among the 16 new recipients of the prestigious award dished out in the 2022 Michelin Guide on 11 February.
Cush consists of a traditional pub with bedrooms and a family-run modern restaurant. Local produce features in hearty dishes with seafood at the fore. According to the Michelin Guide, guests are well looked after by the friendly team.
Head chef Dan Geurin has worked in some of Ireland’s top kitchens; from Garrett Byrne’s Campagne in Kilenny, to Sage in Midleton. He was one of six shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Euro- Toques Young Chef of the Year.
Great food, great price
The Michelin Guide’s take on the Hollist Arms is the stone-built pub is “pretty, and with a paired-down, shabby-chic interior and popular terrace”. The daily menu offers a range of traditional dishes at great price. Cooking has a “fresh unfussy style” and Mediterranean overtones.
Aaron McNamara is the Hollist Arm’s head chef, formerly of the Samling Hotel in Cumbria, the Northcote Lodge in Lancashire and the Pass at South Lodge Hotel in Horsham.
Of the 16 restaurants awarded, 13 were new additions to the Guide.
The accolade is named after Bibendum – the name of the Michelin tyre company’s mascot, the Michelin Man.
All restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand award this year
- Manteca, Shoreditch
- Humble Chicken, Soho
- Imad's Syrian Kitchen, Soho
- Pahli Hill, Fitzrovia
- Trattoria Brutto, Farringdon
- Burnt Orange, Brighton
- The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth
- Andria, Dartmouth, Devon
- Sargasso, Margate
- Kintsu, Colchester
- Sculthorpe Mill, Norfolk
- Ka Pao, Glasgow
- Celentano's, Glasgow
- Cush, Ballycotton, Co Cork
- Éan, Galway
- Everett's Restaurant, Waterford