Parkers Arms in Clitheroe has been named the best gastropub in the UK.

The Top 50 Gastropubs awards have been running since 2009, the list is created by collecting votes from more than 100 industry professionals, with judges comprising leading pub businesses, editors and food writers across the UK.

The Lancashire pub which is particularly famous for its pies tops the latest rankings thanks to its stunning idyllic location in Newton-in-Bowland and beautiful local produce that ‘puts flavour and experience above all else’

Chef-patron Stosie Madia and her business partner Kathy Smith were praised for transforming the pub into one of the best in the country since taking over in 2007.

Other nearby pubs that were celebrated include The Freemasons in Wiswell, which came in at third, and the ever-popular Pack Horse at Hayfield reached number 18. The Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax came in at 15 while the sadly now-closed Moorcock Inn took the 21 spot.

The full top 50 can be found below:

1. Parkers Arms, Newton-In-Bowland

2. The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge

3. Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell

4. The Sportsman, Seasalter

5. The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells

6. The Angel at Hetton, Hetton

7. The White Swan at Fence, Fence

8. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

9. The Fordwich Arms, Kent

10. The Red Lion and Sun, London

11. The Mariners, Rock

12. The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

13. The Harwood Arms, London

14. Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax

15. The Coach, Marlow

16. The Beehive, Great Waltham

17. The Cadeleigh Arms, Tiverton

18. The Pack Horse, Hayfield

19. Pyne Arms, Barnstaple

20. The Black Swan, Ravenstondale

21. The Moorcock Inn, Sowerby Bridge

22. The Guinea Grill, London

23. The Baring, London

24. The Masons Arms, Knowstone

25. Canton Arms, London

26. The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham

27. The Pipe and Glass, Beverley

28. The Longs Arms, South Wraxall

29. The Dog at Wingham, Canterbury

30. The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon

31. The Hardwick, Abergavenny

32. The Loch and The Tyne, Old Windsor

33. The Bull & Last, London

34. The White Horse, Brancaster

35. The Black Bull, Sedbergh

36. The Swan, Bampton

37. The Bell Inn, Langford

38. Scran and scallie, Edinburgh

39. The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton

40. The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

41. The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne

42. The Black Bear Inn, Usk – Wales

43. Heft, High Newton

44. The Broad Chare, Newcastle

45. Woods, Dulverton

46. The Gunton Arms, Norwich

47. The French House, London

48. The Eagle, Farringdon, London

49. The Butchers Arms, Hepworth

50. Royal Oak, Whatcote

Image credit: Parkers Arms Facebook

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Tue 24 Jan, Parkers Arms,
Hall Gate Hill, Newton-In-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe BB7 3DY
Bradley Lengden
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Tue 24 Jan 2023