Britain’s best pub revealed: It’s an 18th century farm-to-table restaurant in the countryside
Overall, the 2018 edition lists 470 pubs, 27 of which are new entries. The selection ranges from cozy country inns with character, to modern, chic, urban watering holes.more lifestyle Updated: Oct 28, 2017 15:44 IST
A pub in Buckinghamshire that churns its own butter and butchers their own meat from the owner’s nearby beef and pig farm has been named Michelin’s Pub of the Year 2018.
Of the 470 pubs listed in the 2018 edition of Michelin’s Eating Out in Pubs, inspectors bestowed the 18th century, red-brick inn, The Pointer with special honors for creating an intimate, culinary dining experience set against the picturesque village of Brill and a bucolic English countryside.
Ingredients at the restaurant are sourced from David and Fiona Howden’s 250-acre livestock farm down the road, which raises animals like pedigree Longhorn and Highland cattle, rare Middle White Pigs and sheep.
An adjoining butcher shop processes the meat for the restaurant and for local residents. Sample dishes include tartare of Longhorn beef, with egg yolk puree, wild leeks, capers and sourdough wafers; and lamb neck and shoulder with squash, and locally foraged ceps and farm kale.
Overall, the 2018 edition lists 470 pubs, 27 of which are new entries. The selection ranges from cozy country inns with character, to modern, chic, urban watering holes. Tom Kerridge’s Hand and Flowers maintains its standing as the only pub to possess two stars. Kerridge’s latest project The Coach in Marlow was also bestowed with a new star. The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2018 is out now.