survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s not a better dining pub in the land” than this “middle-of-nowhere village inn” which enjoys a “picture perfect” location in the Forest of Bowland; and whose growing fame now makes it one of the more commented-on destinations in our annual diners’ survey. “In terms of surroundings, it's a bit rough and ready” but enlivened by the “idiosyncratic, human and always-friendly hospitality whether you're a regular, occasional or first-time visitor”. The main draw, though, is chef Stosie Madi’s “consistently superbly conceived and executed dishes”“if you've never had one of Stosie's pies, you are missing out on one of life’s treats” – and results generally are “exceptional, championing very local produce, and often with a Middle Eastern twist”.

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional place”, whose “glorious” location places it “in the middle of nowhere (or the middle of God’s own country, depending on your point of view)”. “It’s the most welcoming pub you could wish for” with “always a warm welcome from AJ and Ben”. Chef Stosie Madi “cooks intelligently and from the heart” displaying “a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of cuisines, plus classical and non-classical techniques”; and “her food is modern, fresh and bursting with flavour”. “When in season there’s no better place to enjoy stunning game, fish is perfectly cooked” and “even the simple things like pies are done so well, you end up thinking that this must be what other pies want to be when they grow up”.

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional place”, whose “glorious” location places it “in the middle of nowhere (or the middle of God’s own country, depending on your point of view)”. “It’s the most welcoming pub you could wish for” with “always a warm welcome from AJ and Ben”. Chef Stosie Madi “cooks intelligently and from the heart” displaying “a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of cuisines, plus classical and non-classical techniques”; and “her food is modern, fresh and bursting with flavour”. “When in season there’s no better place to enjoy stunning game, fish is perfectly cooked” and “even the simple things like pies are done so well, you end up thinking that this must be what other pies want to be when they grow up”.

Summary

£44
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stosie Madi continues to turn out some of the most exciting, most accomplished food in the North” at “this lovely, well-run pub in a pretty village at the edge of the Forest of Bowland”, which is “very much worth the trip”. There is “superb use of local produce in tasty and often unique ways” (reflecting her half-French, half-Lebanese heritage), and “behind it all, she has a deep understanding of classical (and less classical) techniques, ingredients and how to combine flavours”. Top Menu Tips: “game in season is a highlight”, as are pies and “anything cooked on the charcoal grill, whether meat or veg”.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
50
No dress code
80

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £45.00
Lunch   £45.00
Dinner   £45.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Hall Gate Hill, Newton-in-Bowland, BB7 3DY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑1.30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1.30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5:30 pm

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