Six fantastic Yorkshire gastropubs have been named in this year’s Estrella Damm’s UK top 50. The beer brand sifts through the country’s best eateries in order to find the must-visit destination and six of Yorkshire’s best have ranked in 2022’s top 50. Included in the list are some of Yorkshire’s Michelin starred restaurants.
The prestigious list has been sponsored by Estrella Damm list seven of the 13 years it has run, and collated votes from pub owners, food critics and industry experts in order to create the top list.
It’s a bittersweet moment for The Star Inn at Harome, which ranked third in this year’s list as it was hit by a fire that devastated the thatched pub last year.
The pub is currently closed and renovated after the fire, which is expected to take a year. Its owner and Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern has teamed up with the village’s other fine-dining destination, The Pheasant, run by his ex-wife, to continue a limited food offering.
Just missing out on a podium place is Britain’s first-ever gastropub, The Angel at Hetton, run by Michelin star chef, Micahel Wignall. The Dales pub was awarded a Michelin star back and listed in the guide back in 2020.
The Angel at Hetton came in second place, in the beers best restaurants. The ‘Yorkshire institution’ was praised for its diverse menu created by new owner Michael Wignall who is one of the UK’s most respected and accomplished chefs.
East Yorkshire’s top place for food in the village of South Dalton, which sits in the Yorkshire Wolds. is found in 23rd place and is another Michelin star restaurant.
“Don’t expect skimpy portions from one of Yorkshire’s finest Michelin-starred gastropubs – the Pipe & Glass in Beverley,” advises the guide.
“James and Kate Mackenzie’s Yorkshire pub, as you should rightly expect, offers hearty and moreish dishes only, cooked from the heart.
“Think locally shot game, freshly caught seafood and Barnsley chops the size of small children, it truly is fantastic.”
West Yorkshire restaurants The Moorcock at Norland, which has jumped up 10 places in the list and Shibden Hall came in at 30th and 31st place with North Yorkshire’s other entry The Hovingham Inn near York coming in at 41st place.
Publisher Chris Lowe said: “After a tough two years for the hospitality industry, we are thrilled to see such a strong list of contenders this year, including a new number one and several new entrants. The Top 50 Gastropubs provides a platform for food lovers to explore the very best offerings across the UK. We are delighted to host this year’s event in Manchester for the first time, highlighting the range of talent across the UK. I’m incredibly delighted for Brendan and everyone at The Unruly Pig to get the number one spot.”
Check out the full list here.