The Nut Tree Inn, Murcott
+ plancha grilled diver-caught scallops
+ torte of braised shoulder and roast best end of lamb
+ Copa Jerez Sherry finals 2016
+ Michelin star for nine years
Chef-owner Mike North had previous experience in the upper echelons of British cuisine when he bought the Nut Tree with wife Imogen and it wasn’t long before the infamous French red book took notice and awarded the pub a coveted star, which it has held ever since.
Perhaps North’s greatest strength as a chef is his ability to add modern flourishes without losing sight of what it means to run a proper pub – locals nursing pints at the bar are welcomed as eagerly as pilgrims to his cooking.