5 pubs awarded Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Celebration: Pubs across the country have been recognised by The Michelin Guide
Celebration: Pubs across the country have been recognised by The Michelin Guide

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Five pubs have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024.

The list was revealed ahead of the announcement of the new Michelin-starred establishments at the Midland hotel in Manchester on 5 February.

Named after Bibendum – the official name of the Michelin Man – this distinction highlights restaurants offering “great quality, great value cooking”.

This year, 20 restaurants bagged a Bib Gourmand.

The pubs that have scored the award are the Bull in Charlbury, the Cotswolds, the Loch & Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire, the Clifton, Bristol, the Reindeer, Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, and the Three Horseshoes, Fordham, Cambridgeshire.

Quality & good value

The Bull is a 16th​ century venue run by the team from London’s restaurant the Pelican. It’s celebrated by The Michelin Guide as a “hugely characterful place”. Dishes have an “understated simplicity, but not at the expense of flavour,” the Guide adds.

The Loch & The Tyne is part of Adam Handling’s portfolio and offers re-worked, traditionally based dishes that represent good value.

It was also named the ‘Best Pub for Food’ at the 2023 Great British Pub Awards.

The Clifton serves “rustic, generous dishes,” according to The Michelin Guide, including some cooked over an open fire, and the Reindeer offers pub favourites like fish & chips and venison pie.

At the Three Horseshoes, dishes are “carefully prepared and attractively presented,” the Guide adds.

New Bib Gourmand recipients for 2023 in full:


Dill, Lewes

Empire Empire, London

Higher Ground, Manchester

Lark, Bury St Edmunds

Les 2 Garçons, London

Palmito, Brighton and Hove

The Bull, Charlbury

The Clifton, Bristol

The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor

The Mulberry, Falmouth

The Reindeer, Hoveringham

The Three Horseshoes, Fordham


Tipo, Edinburgh


Touring Club, Penarth

Northern Ireland

Home, Belfast

Republic of Ireland

Amy Auston, Dublin

Ichigo Ichie Bistro & Natural Wine, Cork

La Gordita, Dublin

Lottie's, Dublin

Solas, Dingle

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