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Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch

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.

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Newcomer of the Year

The Kentish Hare

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.

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Front of House Manager of the Year

Agnieszka Tyczka

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.

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Business Innovation of the Year

The Windmill

The launch of a revenue-boosting gourmet burger shack and shepherd’s hut seating area secured the Windmill at Clapham the Business Innovation of the Year Award at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs.

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Latest News

Recipe: learn to cook this beautiful pan fried hake dish

Before coming to the Empress Elliot Lidstone worked at Michelin-starred restaurant L’Ortolan, Berks, under acclaimed chef Alan Murchison.

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Emily Watkins: conquering the world, one kitchen at a time…

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

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