Top 50 Gastropubs

James Mackenzie

I’d recommend anyone to make the most of the game larder


Yorkshire-born James Mackenzie worked at various top kitchens across the country before making his name as head chef for Andrew Pern at the Star Inn at Harome.

He and his wife and business partner Kate took the Pipe & Glass on as an ailing boozer and have worked tirelessly to turn it into one of the UK’s top pubs, winning a slew of accolades including a Michelin star.

James uses only the finest local suppliers of ingredients and has written a book, On the Menu, showcasing his recipes and detailing his outstanding cooking style.

Key dishes

  • Slow-cooked crispy shoulder of lamb
  • Yorkshire game and pistachio terrine
  • Braised onion with mushroom and cheddar “rarebit

Key facts

  • Michelin-starred
  • Polished restaurant-style
  • Bedrooms