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'The PH GGG' Part 4

The Unofficial 'Pistonheads Good Grub Guide'




Part 1 - England: Avon to Derbyshire
Part 2 - England: Devon to Isle of Wight
Part 3 - England: Kent to Nottinghamshire

ENGLAND: Oxfordshire to Worcestershire, IRELAND, SCOTLAND and WALES

Oxfordshire
Crowell, Shepard’s Crook – laid back, specialises in fish as the landlord used to be a fish merchant, good food, good beer, good clientele mix, informal - SB - Nigel
Ewelme - Shepherd's Hut - Highway Star
Farnborough - The Inn - great grub - ajcj
Great Tew - The Falklands Arms - GetCarter, SB - Nigel
Great Wolford - The Fox & Hounds - "15th century pub with 21st century food" - GetCarter
Harwell - The Kingswell Hotel - Great food. - Eggle
Murcot - The Nut Tree - Eggle
Pishill - Henley-On-Thames - The Crown Inn - "Not cheap, but excellent quality and portions" (Closes during the afternoon) - puggit, satchbot
Ramsden - The Royal Oak - dragonfly74uk
South Leigh - Mason Arms
Swerford (near Chipping Norton) - The Masons Arms - ajcj
Wolvercote - 'lovely in summer' - mxdi
Wolvercote - The Trout Inn - recomended - haze
Hook Norton - The Sun Inn. Huge fish menu, and just down the road from the Brewery - fatboy b
Moulsford - The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse Beetle & Wedge recomended - Smoked Venison (when available) - StevieGee
Shiplake - The Plowden Arms Plowden Arms Good food, friendly family atmosphere - StevieGee
Oxford - The Oxford Blue, Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JU (http://www.theoxfordblue.com) - Great food and perhaps the friendlist pub in all of Oxford. Very highly recommended. - Plotloss

Rutland
Clipsham The Olive Branch - TimJMS
Very hit and miss, sometimes good other times very frustrating, the service can let it down and a noise door to the kitchen that gets kicked all to often, not pleasant when you are sat opposite it.
Oakham Hambleton Hall - TimJMS

Shropshire
Adbaston - The Wharf - In the middle of nowhere, but always did good beer and a fantastically huge home made meal - perfect when I was a student! Good value if it's still how it was. - Muppetdave
Bridgnorth - Blue Ginger - AMAZING Indian food in a great modern restaurant, excellently priced & a really good night out - Naughty Magpie.
Claverley - The Boycott Arms - Huntsman chicken is delicious & there's often nice cars parked outside. Proprietor is a friendly chap too & you'll need to book as it gets busy! - Naughty Magpie.
Coalport/Ironbridge TF8 7HT: The Shakespeare Inn (LARGE portions of excellent food and some great guest ales) http://www.shakespeare-inn.co.uk - RESSE.
Little Wenlock - The Hunstman (great food and ale (Shropshire Gold), also dogs allowed in the bar area) http://thehuntsmanoflittlewenlock.co.uk/). RESSE.
Shawbury: The Fox and Hounds. Great menu (starters to share are fantastic) and good wine/beer. http://www.foxandhoundsshawbury.co.uk/ - RESSE.
Shrewsbury - Osteria di Paolo, Hills Lane, SY1. The best Italian food outside of Italy (IMHO, of course), family run by Italians and headed by the genial Paolo himself. Unmissable - smiller -
Church Aston - The Last Inn. Location for the Shrops / Staffs monthly PH meets. Excellent Greek influenced food a speciality, good value - smiller
Telford/Newport - The Fox Chetwynd Aston http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/fox/ - RESSE.
Telford - The Crown Inn. Unofficially the best pub in Telford if real ale is your thing. Never less than 8 real ales from independant breweries served; Budweiser Budvar (both normal and black varieties), Leffe Blonde, Amstel lagers on tap; always one hand-pulled cider available; bottled beers including Baltika, Hobsons, Duvel, Piraat, Kreik, Frambozen. Tyrrells and Seabroooks crisps; local butchers pork scratchings. http://www.crown.oakengates.net/ - smiller
Telford/Newport - The Fox at Chetwynd Aston - great food and local ales
Waters Upton - The Lion. Curry in a pub. Serves more madras than Marstons though. Raj's Jalfrezi has a great kick with a smoky background flavour. Wonderful. - smiller
Wellington - The Old Orleton. Contemporary dining in an old coaching house. Small menu full of food exceptionally cooked.
Wellington/Uffington - The Horsehoe on the 'old A5'. Good local/guest beers, menu for weekday and Saturday lunches has something for everyone. Sunday lunch menu is excellent. Dogs allowed in the bar area - RESSE

Somerset
Taunton- The Willow tree restaurant- how it hasn't got at least 1 michelin star i don't know. A real gem of a place.
The Lord Poulett arms - Gastropub of the Year 2008 http://www.lordpoulettarms.com/flash/ - Krusty Definitely a cut above pub grub. Well worth it. Landlord has a 996. Scotal
The George - middlezoy. Several time Winner of country pub of the year. Fantastic food, homemade, meats are the best I've tasted (landlord is south African and uses a special BBQ grill). Steaks are the best I have ever had, same with the homemade cheesecake desserts. Friendly atmosphere and beer festivals throughout the year. We go every Friday, let me know if you are coming.

South Yorkshire
Sheffield - AKBARS in Rotherham - Best indian food in the North.
Braithwell nr Doncaster/Rotherham - Plants Of Special Interest nursery - "fabulous cafe" - lefte
Bawtry - China Rose - Absolutely outstanding, definately worth travelling for - Trax
Bawtry (Austerfield) - Mayflower - Fantastic food and reasonably priced - Wainy
Misson (Nr Bawtry) - The Angel - Great Food, nice environment and pleasant people - Davidjpowell
Meadowhall - Pizza Express - No I am not mad, probably the best pizza's you can get, honest. - Trax
Tickhill - Zara's - Fantastic indian food and great service - iamlofi
Tickhill - Nordest - Upmarket Italian inspired menu, great steaks, pasta and fish
Doncaster - Chef's Table (The) Great home cooking in a terraced house, bring your own wine, French-inspired menu.
Doncaster - Red Tomato - Pizza, italian food, and now calzone. Loads of flavours, very reasonably priced, and with the introduction of the skinny pizza, low in fat. Very highly recommended snowy slopes
Sheffield, Commonside: Chez Lahlou's. Fabulous restaurant, reasonably priced, service great, food utterly superb (suggest you go there when very,very hungry)- Rsole

Staffordshire
The White Lion, Main Rd, Harlaston, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 9HT
Tel: 01827 383691 Superb quality & value lunch and a suprisingly good/cheap wine list (1er Cru Chablis £23 & Gran Riserva Faustino Rioja £28) - StuB
Salt nr Stafford - The Hollybush - Prof Beard
Yarlet nr Stafford - Greyhound Inn - Phil S
Tatenhill nr Burton On Trent - Horseshoe Inn, Main Street. DE13 9SD - UK89camaro
Rolleston On Dove nr Burton On Trent - The Spread Eagle, Church Road, DE13 9BE - UK89camaro
The Middle Bell, Barton Under Needwood. Expensive, but good.
Barton Marina, Barton Under Needwood.
The Church - Old Town Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, http://www.thechurchbarandrestaurant.co.uk/contact... - bigTee
The Mermaid Inn, Thorncliffe near Leek. Just off the A53 Leek to Buxton road.
Great homemade food with the best steak and ale pie I've ever tasted! The view from the restaurant and car park has got to be one of the best in the country! www.themermaidinn.com Mark777
The Bell, Stretton, on the A5 off M6 J12 towards Telford. Excellent home cooked grub. Real Ales & Viz wallpaper in the gents!
Il Marchigiano at the Plum Pudding, Rugeley Road, Armitage, Staffordshire WS15 4AZ. Excellent Italian food, all cooked freshly to order and will also cater for stupid diets like mine (gluten free, dairy free etc...) - JohnnyPanic
Lichfield - Swinfen Hall. Quiet restaurant with Michelin aspirations. Superb service and excellent food. ~£40 for 3 courses tremendous VFM. Also a very good wedding venue wink http://www.swinfenhallhotel.co.uk/05finedining.htm... - VX Foxy.
The Queens Head, Queen Street, Lichfield. Proper pub, excellent beer, excellent curries on Sat lunch, Mustard Tab.
QMin, Indian Restaurant, Lichfield. Upmarket Indian , excellent food, well presented, good service. Mustard Tab


Suffolk
Bildeston Crown, 104 High Street, Bildeston, Nr. Lavenham. Visit came with a very lofty reputation, and it lived up to it. Stunning food (had the 8-course tasting menu with flight), great ambience and service as well. Rooms are lovely too - Muppetdave
The Flint House, 80 The High Street Lowestoft. Brilliant, highly recommend for an evening, quite intimate, classy, but retains a friendly atmosphere - thewave
Orford - Butley Oysterage.Great for fresh seafood simply cooked and served -Bacardi
The Bury Beerhouse Bury St Edmunds - http://www.burybeerhouse.co.uk/ CooperD
The Old Cannon Brewery - Bury St Edmunds www.oldcannonbrewery.co.uk - CooperD
Maison Bleu - Bury St Edmunds - BJG1
The Cadagon Arms - Ingham - BJG1
6 Bells pub - Felsham - BJG1
The Red Lion - Brinkley - Nr Newmarket. Under new managment since Dec '08 recomended for the good home cooked food and a friendly atmosphere. - prelude4ws
Fressingfield - Fox and Goose - Friendly and good value fine dining - Arpa
Eye - The Bull Auberge - Intimate french cuisine with rooms - Arpa

Surrey
Abinger Common (near Dorking) - The Abinger Hatch - worth a drive for the food (the menu changes daily), beer, and pretty garden - Mobile Chicane
Ashford - Terrazza - Akers
Ashtead - The Moghul Dynasty, Craddock's Avenue, Lower Ashtead, Mobile Chicane, Le TVR
Bagshot - The Latymer - Penny Hill Park Hotel - veetwin
Betchworth (near Dorking) - The Dolphin. This received poor reviews a few years ago, but has since (considerably) upped its game. Try the char-grilled burger topped with bacon and stilton lick Good-sized garden and dog-friendly - Mobile Chicane
Buckland (near Reigate) - The Skimmington Castle - (RH2 8RL for the satnav-enabled since you'd never find it otherwise). Quirky little pub with unpretentious pub grub, faultlessly executed. Have the sirloin steak baguette or fish and chips for <£10 - drool - Mobile Chicane
Burpham - Raj Doot - always exceptional - Nikkie B
Camberley - El Pic - Little gem of a tapas restaurant, authentic feel, great staff and reasonably priced - W333
Camberley - Alcatraz - If you're stuck in town, go here. Always quiet and a cut above the usual chain dross in the centre
Carshalton - Maneeya - "Thai, great food and service - Toastboy
Chilworth - Percy Arms - "great food and a nice garden" - Holty_GTM. Seconded - it's been nicely refurbished after a fire and the South African influenced food and wines are top notch - Mobile Chicane
Chobham - The Fours Seasons - vixpy1
Chobham - The Cloche Hat - veetwin
Chobham - The Running Mare - collateral
Coulsdon - Singapore Orchid - authentic and fabulous - giw12
Crondall - The Hampshire Arms - very good food - Windsorphil
Dorking - Red Bar and Lounge, Dene St - a real back street find with local real ales, grown-up cocktails and a lovely garden. Dog-friendly too - Mobile Chicane
East Clandon - The Queens Head - Posh pub grub and great service - toasty
East Horsley - The Laughing Buddha - Family run with awesome food and service. 01483 282208 KT24 6QN -BigWithey
Epsom - Mae Ping (Thai). Part of a (small) chain, but very good with fresh herbs and spice pastes used and very cheap. Packed every night and deservedly so - Mobile Chicane
Epsom - Field to fork - great value, local and seasonal
Esher - Siam Food Gallery - Carrera2
Elstead - The Donkey - fantastic food, great garden with donkeys wandering - bmwdrivernigel
Farnham - Thai Lotusland - just out of the centre, good food, good atmosphere, not as 'busy' as Thai Terrace
Fetcham - The Fetcham Tandoori - Tonker
Forest Green (nr Dorking) - The Parrot Inn - RH5 5RZ for the satnav-enabled. Mobile Chicane "seconded but watch your heads (v low ceilings)" - Toastboy
Fox corner , nr Maford/Pirbright - The Fox - vixpy1
Gomshall - Beau Thai - "tasty food, live music" - fido
Guildford - Thai Terrace - "Remy Regional Restaurant Winner 2005" (does not sell "GRUB"!! anniesdad & seconded by ParakitaMol
Guildford - Cambio at the Castle - Modern Italian Fine Dining, stunning food at reasonable price for the quality - no alcohol and expect circa £40 per head. Near to Thai Terrace and the restauarant has a terrace and views.
Guildford - Cau - Great steak place with wacky décor - collateral
Haslemere - The Mill Tavern - "Lovely food, always arrange staff meals here " - H2DaE
Leatherhead - Lal Quila - "Great Curry" - nel
Leatherhead - Pan Tong (The Plough pub) - excellent Thai food at the back of an otherwise ordinary pub. Takeaway and eat-in! - sixspeed
Lingfield - Bengal Village - http://www.thebengalvillage.co.uk/ - Marf
Lingfield - The Hare & Hounds - inspired menu and great for a romantic snuggle - Mobile Chicane
Mickleham (just off A24) - The Running Horses - jaker, Mobile Chicane
Ockham - The Black Swan - recently refurbished, fantastic outdoor garden, and great food but shocking service, overpriced and pretentious - avoid
Oxshott - The Victoria - "Tasty Thai" - nel
Reigate - The Dining Room - Upmarket good food from Tony Tobin off Ready Steady Cook http://www.tonytobinrestaurants.co.uk/ - toasty
Ripley - Drakes, Michelin stared - and not to pricey - Fatbloke
Shere - The William Bray - owned by ex F1 driver Julian Bailey - book as it's always packed - Mobile Chicane
Staines - Ko Gu Ryu - VERY good Korean - Akers
Stoke D'Abernon - The Old Plough - sixspeed
Stoke D'Abernon - The Running Mare - Akers
Windlesham - The Brickmakers. Best burger and chips I've had anywhere. Mobile Chicane. Good food & service, bit pricey and could do with a bit more choice on the menu. Flimper
Weybridge - The Old Crown - Thames Street. - Very good food and beer.
Woking - The Seven Stars - Ripley - Tommofocus
Wotton (on A25 near Dorking) - The Wotton Hatch. Large car park, excellent (Hendrick's) G&T. Mobile Chicane
West End (nr Lightwater) - The Inn@West End - This place doesn't look much from the outside and I often avoided it, but it's a real gem and the food is top notch. - Fastfreddy


Tyne & Wear
Newcastle - Freya's restarant at Aspers Casino in The Gate - needs membership (free) - well worth joining - staceyb
Newcastle - The Black Door Brasserie at the old Biscuit factory - http://www.brasserieblackdoor.co.uk/site/ - Stu R -
Newcastle - The Black Door Restaurant - Clayton Street - http://www.blackdoorrestaurant.co.uk/site/default.... -Stu R

Warwickshire
Napton - The Kings Head - Recently refurbished, excellent food with good service. Monday night is steak night (Chrisga)
Napton - The Folly - Old school pub, good food. Landlord is a character. Don't take cards though. (Chrisga)
Leamington Spa - Ruby - Park Street, Chinese Restaurant, all you can eat but absolutely amazing food. - (Chrisga)
Leamington Spa - Queans -Dormer Place - Relaxed, fine dining. www.queans-restaurant.co.uk (Magic Merlin)
Leamington Spa - Momenti - Regents Place - home cooked authentic italin cuisine, very good value. (Magic Merlin)
Warwick - Catalan - Jury St - Great atmosphere, great spanish food, www.Cafecatalan.com (Magic Merlin)
Leamington Spa - La Coppola - Regent St - Excellent Italian, great service, menu to die for. www.lacoppola.co.uk (Magic Merlin)
Hatton, Warwick - Hatton Arms - Good food and good selection of ales etc. Recently undergone a £500k refurb, very nice. www.hattonarms.com (Onz)
Rugby - Brownsover Fish bar - Quite literally the best chippy in the UK , has won awards, and food is consistently brilliant.
Chadwick End - The Orange Tree - "same owner as The Boot Inn, so similar menus" - GregE240 2nd'd Mustard
Gaydon - The Malt Shovel - nice pub near the M40, Take the Gaydon turning, head West and follow the brown signs! - Mrs Puggit
Ilmington - The Howard Arms - "fab Food, often a Lotus/Caterham/Porca meet" - GetCarter. Seconded, great food, good beer, lovely atmosphere - Jep
Lapworth , 10 mins from M42 J4 in - The Boot Inn "Excellent food, English with a twist" - GregE240 2nd'd Mustard
Monks Kirby - The Bell Inn, CV23 0QY 01788 832352 (No website - sorry) - Skywalker
Paxford - The Churchill - "great food and setting"- GetCarter
Preston Baggot - The Crabmill - "same owner as The Boot Inn, so similar menus" - GregE240
Willoughby - The Rose Inn - "Classic style thatched roof Olde English pub" - GregE240
Grandborough - The Shoulder of Mutton - New owner and new chef 2012. Now a Free House, excellent fresh food and the best Sunday carvery for miles around. littleredrooster
The Fox in Loxley - excellent home fresh cooked food to order, especially fish, often have themed nights - fish platters and Valentines night very good - Coolcatmaz
Coventry - Rupali Indian Resturant - http://www.rupali.co.uk/ - "Best locally by far, won awards, visited by politicians etc. Always friendly, 20% discount on take away." Tile Hill, CV4 9DU - Condi
Dunchurch - Cinnamon Lounge Indian Restaurant. http://www.cinnamonloungerugby.co.uk/ Superb food, excellent service. littleredrooster
Kenilworth - Beef Restaurant http://www.beef-restaurant.co.uk/ Warwick Road, Kenilworth. Good steak house, reasonably priced lunches but more expensive in the evening. Condi
Warwick - The Lazy Cow http://www.thelazycowwarwick.co.uk/ Theatre Street, Warwick. Best steak house around. Also in Solihull and Stratford. Expensive, but fantastic food. Condi

West Midlands
Codsall Wood - The Cross Guns - can be draughty but the food is good, go midweek for their £10 2 course menu, it's great value & cooked well - Naughty Magpieclosed for ages and now reopened as a carvery
Sutton Coldfield - The Cock Inn near J9 M42 - recommended - wainy
Wolverhampton - Bilash Indian Restaurant - expensive but superb Indian food, owner Mohammed is a big car guy & will talk your ear off about cars, top guy - Naughty Magpie.
Birmingham - Simpsons - superb fine dining with a Michelin star. Expensive, but well worth it. http://www.simpsonsrestaurant.co.uk/ - VX Foxy
Sutton Coldfield - Oscars Gourmet Steakhouse - Very good food http://www.oscars-restaurant.co.uk/ - Wainy
Birmingham (B20 2HA) - The Grove Pub and Restaurant - The best mixed grill house in West Mids. Can be very busy on weekends. Great VFM.
Birmingham - Purnells, Glynn Purnells Michelin star restaurant, taster menu is fantastic http://www.purnellsrestaurant.com/michelin-star-bi... - Freedee
Birmingham (Barston, Solihull) - The Malt Shovel http://www.themaltshovelatbarston.com Very nice Gastropub/Restaurant just outside a country village, however it is only a 5-10 min drive from the NEC and Airport. Food was very good and atmosphere/decor was outstanding. Food not cheap (£7-8 starters, £13-25 Mains £6-7 desserts) staff attentive, but a little lacking in experience. Overall, felt very very satisfied nonetheless - Jazzybee - Edit 17/05/11 - Ate here again for lunch on my way back from Liverpool, Fantstic food again! Excellent Ribeye for me and an excellent Thai lamb and Rice dish for my Colleague. - Jazzybee

West Sussex

Angmering, near Worthing. The Lamb. Recently refurbished into a gastro pub, excellent food. http://www.thelamb-angmering.com/ SimonV8ster
Arundel, The Townhouse. The three course set lunch at £21.50 is unbelievable value for French-style perfection - Mobile Chicane
Bramber, nr Steyning - The Old Tollgate - "awesome Sunday carvery" - FUBAR
Bolney, just off the A23 - The 8 Bells - FUBAR
Bolney, just off the A23 - The Bolney Stage - FUBAR
Bury (on the A29 near Arundel) - The Squire and Horse. Lovely roasts, friendly service, and always packed for lunch. Booking advised. Mobile Chicane
Chichester - Kencancook - muley
Chichester - Cassons - handy for Goodwood, great food and very friendly service - lauda
Crawley - Giggling Squid Good Thai with some quirky dishes - collateral
Cuckfield - Cuckoo - Excellent food & great service - bga
Henley - The Duke of Cumberland Arms - TypeR
Partridge Green - The Green Man great food, PROPER portions - FUBAR, seconded - Mobile Chicane
Turners Hill - The Crown - knight
Warnham - The Greets Inn - FUBAR
Slaugham - Chequers - "great food" - funinthsun

East Sussex

Fletching, Griffin Inn
Lewes, Gardeners Arms, Snowdrop, Brewers Arms, Lewes Arms
Brighton, Evening Star, Sussex Yeoman
Isfield, Laughing Fish
All of the above are real ale, some ban kids (thank goodness)

West Yorkshire
Leeds - Bibis Restaurant - 'voted best restaurant in the North', probably the best meal ive ever had in the UK -paulhol. Bibis was good a few years ago. It now attracts posh chav's dressed from head to foot in Burberry. Food is hit and miss and very expensive for what it is. There are many better restaurants in Leeds such as Primo, La Grillard, Sous le Nez, Anthony's david911rsr
The Globe Inn - Lindley HD3 3DZ - 01484650204 Now run by Stainless Steve. The pub is beautiful and clean, well equipped with interactive TV (including outdoor TV featured in the Examiner!) great beer, fantastic homecooked food by chefs workingfrom 12pm-7pm 7 days a week! Head up for a drink and a bite to eat, you wont regret it biggrin - Jagdpanther
Holmfirth - Huntsman Inn (clicky) - Superb all round pub food, with stunning scenery and fab road to get there! - kirsty-SC
The Fleece, Addingham - Very good pub food using local produce. david911rsr
Salvo's, Headingley, Leeds - Excellent local Italian. david911rsr
The Box Tree - 35-37, Church Street, Ilkley The Box Tree - Wonderful, cosy michelin star restaurant that was once where Marco Pierre White worked. Prix fix £30 weekday evening menu - Jazzybee (thetapeworm agrees, great restaurant experience)
The Farsyde Restaurant - 1-3 New Brook Street, Ilkley The Farsyde - Lovely, spcious and light restaurant with excellent food - Late evening meal was between £5-£8 for starters and £12-£17 for an entree. I had a lobster Caeser salad (£8 starter) that was simply the best salad ever! - Jazzybee
Leeds - Fazenda, Granary Wharf, Brazilian Steakhouse, large skewers of meat served at your table fantastic. www.fazenda.co.uk
Farsley - Deeva, brilliant Indian food, nothing is too much trouble. www.deeva.biz/
Halifax - Ricci's Place, Michael Ricci is always in the kitchen producing excellent dishes, with all freshly made produce. He has worked with Marco and trained with Raymond Blanc in his younger days. Food is outstanding for the price. Advise to book as busy all nights of the week. http://riccis-place.co.uk/
Bingley - Dick Hudsons - 'Very good parking, great scenery, delicious food, pleasant service and good range of drinks. It really has it all.

Wiltshire
Bradford-on-Avon – Castle Inn - flatcappers good food and good beer, little parking - SB Nigel
Castle Combe - The Castle Inn - "great food, nice atmosphere, good location" - miniman
Crudwell - The Potting Shed - Nice pub, good food and good service. - Onz
Donhead St. Andrew - The Forresters - "Excellent game dishes and real ale, welcoming landlord" - Groomi
East Chisenbury (nr Pewsey) - The Red Lion - Amazing food here. He won Pub Chef of the Year back in 2009 when they first opened, and now has a Michelin star too. Good roads across Salisbury plain nearby, and not far off the A303 either. Rooms are great as well - Tog.
Great Bedwyn - The Three Tuns - A good all round village pub - TimCrighton
Swindon - Faringdon Road - Dilraj - "fantastic Indian" - slapmatt
Foxham Inn, Foxham The Foxham Inn - great food each and every time. Well worth a visit. - DKL
Holt, Tollgate Inn - lovely old village pub, good food but not as expensive as the pub décor may suggest, good beer - SB Nigel
Little Bedwyn - The Harrow Inn - Mark Benson
Swanborough (Highworth) The Freke Arms - great service, fantastic food and loads of it! - Jasmine
Warminster - Weymouth Arms, fantastic food and excellent service - Saleen836
Yatton Keynell The Bell Inn - excellent pub grub, amazing S&K suet pudding, big portions, mains £8-£18. All hand cooked, fresh. miniman
Tale of Spice, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham - spacious modern Indian, surprisingly decent food miniman

Worcestershire
Kidderminster - China Lodge - Contemporary Chinese - Parking bit limited in cul de sac off Bewdley road. FiF
Ombersley - The Venture Inn - The Venture Inn, great service, great, classic cuisine, great for a special occasion. - Chunkychucky
Ombersley - China City Gem of a Chinese, - F i F
Worcester - Little Venice - "mention your a PH as 'jas xjr' sister might give a discount" hehe - jas xjr
Worcester - The Swan at Whittington Just Off Jct7 M5, Handy location and Good Food - Mustard
Worcester - The Thai Gallery Worcester City Centre - Beautiful Thai Food - Mustard
Worcester - Chesters Worcester City Centre - You'll Be Spoilt For Choice! Varied And Excellent Mexican Menu- Mustard
Worcester - Saffrons Bistro Worcester City centre, highly recommended, but if it's a cold night, please shut the door after you!! FiF
Himbleton, Nr. Worcester - The Galton Arms - In tiny village about 5 miles from Worcester. Joe has some seriously good chef training behind him, steak is highly recommended. Vocal Minority


IRELAND
Waterville - Cty Kerry - The Huntsmans - "best fish I've ever had!" - shadytree
Portmagee - Co.Kerry - The Bridge Bar - Excellent local fish and much more besides! - Ferg
Galway , Quay Street - McDonagh's Seafood Bar - "the best fish n chips in the world" - Staceyb
Daft Eddies- Skettrick Island, County Down, NI ' Great food,real beer,great veiws_
Balloo House - Killinchy Fantastic food, the chef was recently on Great British Menu.


SCOTLAND

A82 near Loch Lomond (Helensburgh - Alfa Pint) - Mira Mira - "excellent/rich Italain food cooked by a fat chef" - itsmymumscar
Applecross - Applecross Inn - the bartender caught the langoustines that morning on which I feasted that evening, now that's what I call local, fresh and knowing your sources - jet_noise
Carradale, (Port Righ) Kintyre - Dunvalanree Hotel - "people come from far and wide just to experience the food" - Raffles
Dunblane - Sherriffmuir Inn. Great food and the old home of Hercules the bear! (IforB)
Edinburgh - Mussel Inn - sleep envy
Edinburgh - Rhubarb - jamieboy
Edinburgh - http://www.hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk - Home of the Edinlushes, Top food too - LHDisbest
Edinburgh - http://www.thedogsonline.co.uk/- The Dogs, Amazing atmosphere, incredible food - markcjd
Fife - Ansthruther Fish Bar - best fish and chip shop in the UK
Fort William - Glenfinnan House Hotel - "some of the best bar food in the world, all freshly prepared under the instruction of Duncan Gibson, a very talented chef indeed" - Einion Yrth
Glasgow - BrewDog Glasgow - Basic food options: Pizza or Burgers but very well done and good price. Great in house beers and guest taps. Always at least 9 on and huge selection of bottles.
Glencoe - The Clachaig Inn
Gairloch, Ross-shire - Badachro Inn "car park full of boats - very decent grub" - GetCarter
Glengarry (North of Fort William) - Glengarry Castle Hotel"1 AA Rosette, fantastic food and great service at a very reasonable price" - Catz
Glenelg , Kyle of Lochalsh , Ross-shire - The Glenelg Inn "Nicky Campbell's fav - as he keeps telling us" - GetCarter
Glendevon - The Inn at Tormaukin. Magic food and accomodation too.(IforB)
Isle of Harris - Rodel Hotel Bar - "but ONLY if it's sunny - the end of
The Boathouse at Cameron House Loch Lomond - lovely setting, great food highly recommended
Scrabster (in Caithness near Thurso) - The Captain's Galley - Fantastic sea-food. Menu changes daily reflecting that days catch.
Stirling - Corrieri's. Fantastic Italian cafe. Excellent pizza and Ice cream. Very reasonable too.
(IforB)
Arrochar - Village Inn - solidly reliable, reasonably priced, family friendly but not overrun by families and a good bar too.
Inverary - the original and best Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. Top seafood, decent non-fish dishes, pricey but still good value for money. Stunning views too! http://www.lochfyne.com/About-Us/Loch-Fyne-Busines...
Memus, Angus - The Drovers Inn. Good food, lovely area, reasonably priced. Sunday Specials are good value. http://www.the-drovers.com/

WALES
Llandrillo - North Wales http://www.tyddynllan.co.uk/Michelin Star, anmd worth it, we had the Taster menu but sat down with us in the afternoon to discuss what we liked and didnt like on it and changed individual courses (we stayed the Night) 2 bottles of LPR, accomodation and afternoon tea was £500, and worth every penny of it ! Second that. We had 1st anniversary there, D,B&B two nights - Amazing! kirsty-s2k
Clytha (near Abergavenny), Clytha Arms – renowned pub and restaurant, excellent food and beer – SB - Nigel
Llangadog, Dyfed, Red Lion – refurbished Grade II listed, comfortable, good food and local beers – SB Nigel
Porthcawl, The Salt House on the Square very good steak, cooked to perfection (Rare)
Caerleon - The Priory Great steak and seafood. Excellent wine list too. - Mr MoJo
Abergavenny - The Walnut Tree Now taken over by Shaun Hill, a real dining experience - Mr MoJo
Abergavenny - The Hardwick Stephen Terry's place, fantastic. Expensive but fantastic - Mr MoJo
Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire - The Butchers Arms Home cooked food, local produce, good portion sizes, and 2 good local bitter's always on. Just of the A48 for those heading west or back home. - jep
Llangibby - The White Hart Varying menu using all local produce. Very good - Mr MoJo
Coedypaen - The Carpenters Arms Great home cooked food using local produce only. Always get a warm welcome from the owner, Matt, too once he finishes in the kitchen - Mr MoJo
Porthgain, Pembrokeshire - The Sloop Inn Great fish and chips, home-made burgers and stunning scenery. Park in the beach-side car park at Aberieddy, and have a leisurely hour walk round the headland to Porthgain (and back again!) to work off lunch wink - jep
Swansea - Pizzeria Vesuvio, Llandore (opposite the White Rock stadium). Superb wood-fired pizza oven. They do other stuff too, but stick to the pizza's and herby sautéed potatoes - jep
Portmeirion, Porthmadog - Castell Deudraeth - Seafood / Gastropub on the edge of Portmeirion village, great mussels – thetapeworm
Skenfrith - The Bell http://www.skenfrith.co.uk/ - andye30m3
Upper Colwyn Bay - The Pen Y Bryn http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/penybryn/ - good gastropub, excellent selection of single malts and local beers
Llanwonno, Pontypridd - The Bryffynon Hotel. Halfway up a mountain, in the middle of nowhere. Good real ales, good food, log fires - jep
Nr. Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire - Y Polyn - Outstanding rustic country restaurant. 3 courses £30. Delicious and plenty of mixed veg accompanies the main course. - mathewb
Llanelli - Monks Brasserie at Machynys golf Course - Upmarket restaurant with an excellent selection of dishes using local fare. The fish pie is world class. - mathewb
Pwll, nr Llanelli - Bryngwyn Newydd - Simple pub grub but served in monstrous quantities. This is NOT haute cuisine. Reservations required(!) as it's developed a reputation locally. Try the "Bryngwyn Bonanza" for a challenge... Do not visit if you have gall stones or a cardiac condition - mathewb
Betws-y-Coed - Ty Gwyn hotel. Absoloutely marvelous. Food was awesome, and not too expensive for the standard. Don't ge the local real ale though - it was naff. Gump.
Betws-y-Coed - Bistro Betws-y-Coed - Excellent food with a local and strong Welsh element.
Usk, Monmouthshire - The Kings Head Hotel - 16th Century pub/hotel, good beer, fantastic food, very large portions, good selection on the menu/specials board. The steaks are one of the best I have ever eaten and the Steak and London's Pride Ale pie is second to none.
Caerwys Flintshire - the Piccadilly Inn - Gastro Pub/Restaurant Excellent Beer, Excellent Food. Just re-opened after a full refurbishment. Not expensive and excellent service. T1CHS