28 Jan 2013
The Freemasons has been named one of the best gastropubs in Britain in a prestigious industry poll compiled by leading pub trade magazine the Publican's Morning Advertiser.
The 'Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2013', now in their fifth year, are voted for through an extensive poll of over 500 voters including celebrity chefs, pub guide editors, food journalists and gastropub operators themselves.
"The best pub food now competes on quality with top restaurants, and arguably offers better value for money," said Publican's Morning Advertiser editor Rob Willock. "Every one of our Top 50 Gastropubs richly deserve its place on this prestigious list."
Tom Kerridge's two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, topped the list for the second year running.
The awards were presented by the Observer's restaurant critic and One Show reporter Jay Rayner at an awards lunch at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, on 28th January.