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Top Gastropubs 2022 revealed

The Oscars of the pub world have been announced. Hungry? Find out which of our Hampshire locals made the cut.

The verdict is in. After much scoffing and quaffing, the UK’s top foodies and pub pros have picked out their favourites in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, the choice was clearly so good that, in 2021, the Top 50 doubled and became the Top 100. This year, the top spot was taken by The Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk, but there are the three pubs right here in Hampshire that made the top one hundred and a good few more to entice us over the county borders into Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Sussex.

So, without further ado, here are the local winners…

HAMPSHIRE

The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge (#60)

Phill-Bishop-chef-Greyhound-on-the-Test best gastropubs Hampshire

Head Chef Phil Bishop (above) continues to draw in the foodie accolades for The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge. This time, the judges praise his use of “the very best ingredients and flavour combinations”. Want to know the Muddy verdict? Check out our review here!

The Thomas Lord, West Meon, near Petersfield (#78)

Thomas Lord West Meon best Gastropubs Hampshire

Located in the thatched cottage countryside idyll that is West Meon, The Thomas Lord is part of the Upham pub group. The food is both Michelin and Top 100 Gastropubs rated, the vibe is cosy and the welcome is as warm as the open fire. In these latest 2022 Top 50 Gastropub rankings, the awards heap praise on the “exciting menus”, “fresh, locally sourced ingredients” and “superb” kitchen garden.

The Wellington Arms, Baughurst (#85)

The Wellington Arms Baugurst best Gastropubs Hampshire

Housed in and 18th-century former hunting lodge on the edge of the Duke of Wellington’s Stratfield Saye estate, The Wellington Arms on the Berks border is a true foodie dream. On-site are chickens, bees, sheep, pigs and another impressive kitchen garden. Again, the judges absolutely noticed, highlighting the chef’s use of “home-grown produce and the best from the local area” and the “carefully crafted, unpretentious dishes.”

OVER THE BORDERS

The Beehive, White Waltham, Berkshire (#11)

The Longs Arms, South Wraxall, Wiltshire (#24)

The Loch and The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire (#27)

The Castle Inn, Castle Coombe, Wiltshire (#37)

The Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire (#44)

The Bailiwick Free House, Egham, Surrey (#49)

The Miller of Mansfield, Reading, Berkshire (#52)

The Potting Shed Pub, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (#72)

The Urchin, Hove, East Sussex (#87)

The Bath Arms, Longleat, Wiltshire (#90)

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