The top 50 UK Gastropubs have been revealed with eight North West pubs making the list.

The top 50 features a range of establishments who offer anything from classic small plates to Michelin-star grub. 

The full list includes classic London boozers and local country inns, all using British ingredients. 

The list is compiled by a combined score of reader's suggestions throughout the year, online user reviews and Big 7 Travel's editorial team.

Which are the best gastropubs in the North West in 2021?

5th. Dog and Gun Inn – Skelton, Cumbria

All food – from the fresh bread to soups and stocks – is made daily by chef-owner Ben Queen-Fryer, the only chef in the kitchen. This is food for the soul, with dishes such as glazed ox cheek with truffled Spatzle, buttered kale and cauliflower.

6th. Parkers Arms – Newton-in-Bowland​, Lancashire

Using regional produce, the Parkers Arms is known for it's show-stopping Sunday lunch. It's dog friendly and full of a buzzing atmosphere.

7th. Mr Thomas’s Chop House – Manchester

Located right in the centre of Manchester, Mr Thomas's Chop House is famous for it's Manchester Egg - a pickled egg in a sausage and black pudding coating rolled in breadcrumbs.

11th. The White Swan – Fence, Burnley, Lancashire

The White Swan is known for using the freshest local produce, with it's menu changing reguallry depending onwhat is available from the suppliers. Head Chef Tom Parker is Michelin-star trained and the food doesn't dissapoint. 

15th. The Drunken Duck, Ambleside, Cumbria

Consistently rated as one of the best gastropubs in the UK and nowhere does that shine through more so than in their hearty yet balanced mains, which include dishes such as a venison bourguignon suet pudding with sticky red cabbage and parsnip. Think British classics, but with a twist.

26th. Assheton Arms in Downham, Lancashire 

The Assheton Arms is the epitome of a timeless, country pub. It’s a historic Grade II listed village pub that’s famed for its incredibly fresh seafood – from coast to plate in hours. There’s also a hearty menu of meat dishes and game (during game season), and local veggies.

34th. The Angel Pub – Manchester

The Angel Pub's recent refurbishment has made it one of the best gastropubs in the UK and the menu features beers from independent breweries and local grub. 

43rd. The Pheasant – Hightown, Liverpool

The Pheasant is famous for it's meaty menu, featuring steak from British and Irish farms, maple glaxed pork belly and pig cheek. All the meat is lovingly hand-cut by skilled butchers. 

What are the 50 best gastropubs in the UK in 2021?

  1. The Sportsman - Whitstable, Kent
  2. The Broad Chare - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  3. The Wild Rabbit - Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
  4. The Coach, Marlow – Buckinghamshire
  5. Dog and Gun Inn – Skelton, Cumbria
  6. Parkers Arms – Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire
  7. Mr Thomas’s Chop House – Manchester
  8. The Hind’s Head – Bray, Buckinghamshire
  9. The Fordwich Arms – Canterbury, Kent
  10. The Hero of Maida – London
  11. The White Swan – Fence, Burnley, Lancashire
  12. The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Bristol
  13. The Parson’s Nose – Hillsborough, Northern Ireland
  14. The Scan & Scallie – Edinburgh, Scotland
  15. The Drunken Duck, Ambleside, Cumbria
  16. The Marksman, Hackney, London
  17. The Guinea Grill, Mayfair, London
  18. St Tudy Inn – Bodmin, Cornwall
  19. The Duck Inn - Stanhoe
  20. The Gunton Arms - Thorpe Market, Norwich
  21. The Orange – Belgravia, London
  22. The Hardwick - Monmouthshire, Wales
  23. The Beehive Restaurant & Pub – Maidenhead
  24. The Canton Arms – Stockwell, London
  25. Mason Arms – Knowstone, Devon
  26. The Assheton Arms – Downham, Lancashire
  27. Plough and Harrow – Swansea, Wales
  28. Duke of Cumberland Arms – Henley, West Sussex
  29. Sandpiper Inn – Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  30. Pipe and Glass – Beverley, Yorkshire
  31. Y Polyn – Nantgaredig, Wales
  32. The Anchor & Hope - Southwark, London
  33. The Doric – Edinburgh, Scotland
  34. The Angel Pub – Manchester
  35. The Star Inn – Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  36. The Princess of Shoreditch – Shoreditch, London
  37. The Taverners Godshill – Ventnor, Isle of Wight
  38. Killingworth Castle – Wootton, Oxfordshire
  39. The Angel at Hetton – Hetton, North Yorkshire
  40. The High Field – Birmingham
  41. Stravaigin – Glasgow, Scotland
  42. Churchill Arms – Paxford
  43. The Pheasant – Hightown, Liverpool
  44. Magdalen Arms – Oxford, Oxfordshire
  45. The Foxes Revenge – Newquay, Cornwall
  46. Alford Arms – Frithsden, Hertfordshire
  47. The Judge’s Longing – York
  48. Charlton Arms – Ludlow, Shropshire
  49. Talbot Inn – Mells, Somerset
  50. Sir Charles Napier Inn – Chinnor, Oxfordshire