About Us

About Us

Top 50 Gastropubs was conceived in 2009 with the purpose of recognising the hardworking individuals in the gastropubs industry. We also aim to be a go-to source for the best pubs to dine at in the UK.

The list is created by collecting votes from more than 100 industry professionals who are key people in the hospitality industry. Our judges come from leading pub businesses, editors of media brands and food writers who are geographically spread across the UK to ensure no regional bias. Learn more about the judging academy and our process.

Top 50 Gastropubs also publishes Top 50 Cocktail Bars, which has been in existence since 2018, and Top 50 Boutique Hotels, which was launched in 2021. The Top 50 family is brand under The Morning Advertiser which is produced by William Reed, market leaders in food and drink business media brands across retail, manufacturing and hospitality. Brands include The Morning Advertiser, The Grocer and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Read more about William Reed, our company values and 150-year history.