Gastropub Greatness

By Rob Last edited 146 months ago
Gastropub Greatness

It's difficult to say where we stand on gastrobpubs.

For a start, the issue is not really important enough for us to give it much thought. But on the other hand we do like our food (and drink). But on the other hand aren't restaurants for food and pubs for drinking?

You see: it's a complicated issue. Maybe someone should raise a question in Parliament.

Anyway, the reason we're banging on about gastropubs is because five London ones have made it into the latest edition of the Michelin & Cie. Eating Out in Pubs guide, which is out this week.

Derek Bulmer, editor, of Michelin's U.K. website says:

The gastropub phenomenon shows no sign of abating, particularly in the south and east of England, where growth has been strongest. Another welcome trend is the increasing use of local produce, which more and more pubs now proudly promote.

So want to know if one of these five fine pubgrub experiences are anywhere near you? Here's the list:

  • The Fox in Shoreditch;
  • The Princess, again in Shoreditch; The Coach & Horses, Clerkenwell (bit of east end bias here); The Spencer Arms, Putney; The Thomas Cubitt, Victoria.

    Let us know if you've eaten in any of them and you agree with the Michelin judges.

    Last Updated 07 September 2006