Bethnal Green's The Marksman Named Michelin's "Pub of the Year"

  • Posted 20 months Ago

Since it was taken over by chef's Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram (both St John alumni) in 2015, The Marksman pub in Bethnal Green, East London, has made a name for itself as one of the best food joints in the country. Now, it's been named Pub of the Year in Michelin's Eating Out In Pubs 2017, the first time the award has gone to a pub in the capital.

The "proper neighbourhood" boozer beat more than 500 pubs to the title with the guide's editor Rebecca Burr describing it as "a place to drink with new era pub food."

"One of the things we love about it is that it’s a proper neighbourhood pub first and foremost, with a cosy, traditional bar in which to enjoy a pint of local ale or a bottle of craft beer," says Burr.

Star dishes include devilled mussels on toast, pheasant and trotter pie, and a brown butter and honey tart. 36 other pubs also made the guide, which you can see listed below:

Photos via The Marksman

East Midlands

Fox & Hounds, Charwelton
Royal Oak, Eydon
White Horse, King's Sutton

East of England

Pint Shop, Cambridge
Crown & Punchbowl, Horningsea
Little Dunmow, Flitch of Bacon
Unruly Pig, Bromeswell
Swan, Long Melford
Swan, Statford St Mary

North West

Higher Buck, Waddington

South East

Garibaldi, Beaconsfield
Pointer, Brill
Russell Arms, Butlers Cross
Sun Inn, Dummer
White Hart, Overton
Haddington Arms, Upton Grey
Compasses Inn, Crundale
Duke William, Ickham
Globe and Rainbow, Kilndown
The Duck, Pett Bottom
The Beacon, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Plough, Kelmscott

South West

Mexico Inn, Longrock
St Tudy, St Tudy Inn
Rams Head Inn, Dolton
Wild Duck, Ewen
Bell Inn, Stroud
Seymour Arms, Blagdon
Redan Inn, Chilcompton
Bunch of Grapes, Bradford-on-Avon

West Midlands

The Pound Inn, Leebotwood
Yorkshire and Humber
Bluebell, Arkendale
Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth
Grantham Arms, Boroughbridge
Alice Hawthorn Inn, Nun Monkton


The Bellachroy, Dervaig, Isle of Mull


Raglan Arms, Llandenny

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