The annual list reveal aims to highlight and celebrate the talent within the sector as well as a number of awards being announced at the prestigious event.
The Top 50 list will be revealed in full on Monday 22 January 2024 at the current number one Parkers Arms, Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire and will be revealed on Instagram throughout the day.
The ceremony will also named the specialist award winners of the Chef of the Year, Highest New Entry and Highest Climber categories as well as the brand new Estrella Damm Sustainable Pub of the Year award alongside the highly anticipated One to Watch.
One to Watch finalists:
Bulls Head, Holymoorside, Derbyshire
Jose Pizarro the Swan Inn, Claygate, Surrey
Lime Tree Inn, Great Ouseburn, North Yorkshire
The Barley Mow, Mayfair, west London
The Riverside at Aymestrey, Herefordshire
The Three Horseshoes, Colchester, Essex
In the run up to the event, the 51 to 100 will also be revealed on Instagram from Monday 8 January 2024.
Chef-patron of Parkers Stosie Madi outlined how it felt to be named the best gastropub in the UK.
She said: “I was not expecting it, it was the most unexpected thing. Not because I don’t think we deserve it but because being in the Top 50 list is already a huge win.
“Over the years, most of our wonderful achievements have been because the Top 50 has always taken note of us.”
She said she felt truly honoured and beyond happy to be number one of the list.
William Reed, which owns Top 50 Gastropubs, group director Chris Lowe said: “We are thrilled to see such a strong list of contenders.
“The Top 50 Gastropubs provides a platform for food-lovers to explore the very best offerings across the UK and we can’t wait to unveil the full list in order at the Parkers Arms in January.”
The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs is now in its 15th year and the list is created by collecting votes from more than 100 industry professionals who are key to the hospitality sector.
The 2024 A to Z list is:
Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
Heft, High Newton
Parkers Arms, Newton-in-Bowland
Pyne Arms, Barnstaple
The Abbey Inn, Byland
The Angel at Hetton, Hetton
The Baring, Islington, London
The Barrington Boar, Barrington
The Beehive, White Waltham
The Black Bear, Usk
The Black Bull, Sedbergh
The Bridge Arms, Canterbury
The Broad Chare, Newcastle
The Bull, Charlbury
The Bull & Last, Islington, London
The Bulls Head, Craswall
The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea, London
The Canton Arms, Stockwell, London
The Coach, Marlow
The Cornish Arms, Tavistock
The Dew Drop Inn, Hurley
The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton
The Dog at Wingham, Wingham
The Double Red Duke, Clanfield
The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne
The Edinburgh Castle, Manchester
The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
The Guinea Grill, Mayfair, London
The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market
The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
The Harwood Arms, Fulham, London
The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells
The Killingworth Castle, Wootton
The Loch and The Tyne, Windsor
The Longs Arms, Bath
The Mariners, Rock
The Masons Arms, Knowstone
The Pack Horse, Hayfield
The Parakeet, Kentish Town, London
The Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley
The Rat Inn, Hexham
The Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, London
The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh
The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax
The Sportsman, Seasalter
The Star Inn, Harome
The Three Horseshoes, Batcombe
The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge
The White Swan at Fence, Fence
The Woolpack, Stroud