The “Estrella Damm” Top 50 Gastropub Awards are voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts. These include gastropub operators (who can’t vote for their own pubs), food writers, pubco catering development managers and executive chefs, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators. The voting criteria ensures the list really is decided by the industry.
To ensure that each region in the UK has an equal opportunity for their pubs to shine, our voters are broken down into six geographical regions, with an equal number of votes collected in each by the Top 50 Gastropubs Voting Academy. Our regional academy chairs include food writers and experts.
The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington says: “Winning or being shortlisted as a finalist is an excellent way of getting your pub – and yourself – the recognition that you deserve.”
Food and drink editor Nicholas Robinson adds: “Getting on this list is the jewel in the crown for foodie pubs across the UK. It’s the place to be seen.”
Votes are cast in a poll of hundreds of industry experts, including top chefs, food writers, pubco chiefs, pub-guide editors and top suppliers to bring you this definitive list of the best gastropubs in Britain.
Three pubs will be shortlisted in each category. They will be paper judged by a panel of industry experts, including The Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter and Managing Director at Inn Placea, David Hancock. The finalists will be visited in late November/early December by judges who will see the business in action.