Yorkshire Gastropubs in Estrella’s Top 50

in Barnsley

Estrella recently announced the 2022 Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK, we’re proud to see that each region of Yorkshire is represented throughout. We’ll take you on a tour of the 6 Yorkshire Gastropubs to grace the top 50.

3rd – The Star Inn at Harome

The Star Inn at Harome is at home among the greatest gastropubs. The pub has an incredibly picturesque setting and a Michelin star. The chef Andrew Pern uses a “rich man, poor man” style in the construction of his dishes which has led to the creation of delicious puddings such as the Oak Church Cherry Soufflé with Bitter Hot Chocolate Sauce and Parma Violet Ice Cream and an elaborate take on a ‘Marathon’ bar.

It’s testament to the Star Inn that it was able to achieve such a high rating despite an unfortunate fire closing the inn down in November – Pern has reassured those of us desperate to dine at The Star Inn that they will be back.

4th – The Angel at Hetton

The Angel at Hetton is another of Yorkshire’s Michelin-starred gastropubs and is widely regarded as the UK’s original gastropub. 2022 Chef of the Year Michael Wignall took over at The Angel in 2018, just 12 months before leading it to a Michelin star.

The Angel has featured in the Top 50 Gastropubs three years in a row since Michael took over, leaping from 50th in the 2020 list to 11th in the 2021 list and now jumping to 4th in 2022!

23rd – The Pipe and Glass – South Dalton

James and Kate Mackenzie took over in 2006 and have since transformed The Pipe and Glass into East Yorkshire’s first Michelin-starred eatery. The pub serves up modern and intriguing takes on classics such as a Yorkshire lamb Barnsley chop, served with devilled kidneys, lamb shoulder boulangere potato and mint sauce.

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This warm, comfortable Yorkshire country pub sits at 23rd on the prestigious Gastropub top 50. This is an accolade which it adds to a glowing list of others, including the title of Michelin Pub of the Year, the Good Pub Guides ‘National Dining Pub’ and ‘Yorkshire Dining Pub’ of the Year, as well as the Good Hotel Guides ‘Inn of the Year’.

30th – The Moorcock Inn – Norland Moors

The Moorcock Inn is West Yorkshire’s highest representative in the top 50. The gastropub describes itself as “cosy” pub champions and serve a deliciously traditional menu that uses homesteading techniques such as cooking over fire.

The location within the Ryburn Valley offers a beautiful view and the inn itself incorporates two acres of land which the owners are taming to provide for an organic kitchen garden.

31st – Shibden Mill Inn – Halifax

Shibden Mill Inn has received another accolade after recently featuring in our list of the best dog friendly pubs in Yorkshire!

This award winning country inn is squirreled away in the Shibden Valley only a ten minute drive from Halifax. The rustic inn dates back to the 1890s and the fresh, Yorkshire-centred menu serves up a variety of delicious meals – head chef Will Webster and his team have carefully curated nine menus to choose from – all of them look incredible. Shibden Mill also claimed the ‘Foodie Favourite’ award in this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK as ranked by Estrella.

41st – The Hovingham Inn – Hovingham

Richard and Lindsey Johns have transformed The Hovingham Inn (FKA The Malt Shovel) into a top 50 gastropub with a renovation and a menu focusing on modern British classics.

Yorkshire also had three other pubs featured within the top 100 which should all also make it onto your list of great Yorkshire gastropubs to visit.

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