GBPA 2023

Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Food 2023 sponsored by Booker/Makro

By The Morning Advertiser

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Foodie focus: the dishes on offer at the Loch & the Tyne wowed the judges
Foodie focus: the dishes on offer at the Loch & the Tyne wowed the judges

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The Loch & Tyne is a pub with a stellar food offering, with a focus on ‘sustainable British luxury’ making it a clear winner for Best Food Pub of the year.

Situated in the stunning countryside of Old Windsor, Berkshire, the gastropub, which is overseen by celebrity chef Adam Handling, specialises in British dishes with a luxury twist.

Its set menu has previously included dishes like beef tartare with smoked pepper and crispy potatoes, and corn-fed chicken with purple-sprouting broccoli and London Miso.

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There have also been sides including green salad and dessert such as the King’s trifle and a caramel soft serve sandwich.

Adam Handling’s cooking is all about celebrating the produce he uses – with his unique dishes packed full of flavour to really get the most out of the ingredients.

Furthermore, there is a full vegan menu on offer. This has previously included the famous dish Mother, made from celeriac, apple, dates, beetroot cashew and lemon, as well as a mango salad, wild mushroom risotto or a spiced aubergine, onion fritter.

The team go out of the way to use all parts of the produce. For instance, the knuckles, tail and claws of a lobster are all used, and plants sourced locally or from the gastropub’s very own garden.

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There’s also the option for guests to stay the night in the pub’s two bedrooms. The rooms have been created with history and luxury in mind and every piece of furniture tells a story.

Customers can expect a freestanding bath in the living room of each bedroom. What’s more, the overnight packages include breakfast, as well as full access to the gardens and the option to take one of the Nespresso Velosophy bikes (made using recycled coffee capsules) for a spin.

Guests can also dine in style in the private dining room, which seats up to 12 people, and comes complete with its own personal chef and waiting staff, who make sure to ensure a special occasion.

Full list of 2023 GBPA winners:

Great British Pub of the Year 2023 – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Best City/Urban Pub – the Turks Head, Twickenham, Greater London

Best Country/Rural Pub – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Best Pub for Food – the Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Best Pub for Dogs – the Bellflower, Garstang, Lancashire

Best Pub for Families – the Plough, Normanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub for Entertainment – the Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, south east London

Best Pub Garden – Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, Dorset

Best Pub to Watch Sport – the Royal Dyche, Burnley, Lancashire

Best Sustainable Pub – Stroud Brewery Taproom, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Best Pub Chef – Charlotte Vincent, Candlelight Inn, Chard, Somerset

Best Young Pub Chef – Karl Quirante, the Cricketers, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Community Hero – the Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester

Admiral Pub of the Year – Boot & Shoe, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Stonegate Pub of the Year – the Woodman, Ruislip, north west London

Greene King Pub of the Year – the Stag, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Marston’s Pub of the Year – Rose & Crown, Worcester, Worcestershire

Punch Pub of the Year – the Plough, Prestbury, Gloucestershire

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