The Ones to Watch specialist category award winners are the Gastropubs trade experts, food writers, top chefs and the food team at the Publican's Morning Advertiser believe have the potential to make it onto the Top 50 Gastropubs list.
Celebrity chef brothers Chris and James Tanner have swiped the title of Newcomer of the Year at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2016 for their Kent-based pub the Kentish Hare.
Front-of-house manager Agnieszka Tyczka at the Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, in Lancashire brought home the gastropub’s first award of the day at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs.
Before coming to the Empress Elliot Lidstone worked at Michelin-starred restaurant L’Ortolan, Berks, under acclaimed chef Alan Murchison.
Emily Watkins boarded a plane to Italy in 2000, leaving her entire life in the UK behind, set on making it as a top chef