Ranging from the highly prestigious "Pub of the Year" through a range of other categories these pubs demonstrate an excellence above and beyond even the other entries in the Good Pub Guide itself.
For ten years, brothers Will and Tom Greenstock have been at the helm of the first class and excellent all-rounder the Horse & Groom in Bourton-on-the-Hill. This is our Pub of the Year 2016.
The beautifully restored old Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold is New Pub of the Year 2016.
With an exceptionally knowledgeable landlord who keeps 32 well kept ales at any one time, the Fat Cat in Norwich is Beer Pub of the Year 2016.
For its ten excellent Oakham ales, the Grainstore in Oakham is our Own-Brew Pub of the Year 2016.
With an extraordinary choice of 400 wines (they’ll open any of them just for a glass), Woods in Dulverton wins again and is Wine Pub of the Year 2016.
With over 400 malts to choose from, the Sligachan Hotel on the Isle of Skye is Whisky Pub of the Year 2016.
The White Lion in Barthomley is Unspoilt Pub of the Year 2016.
The Wykeham Arms, located close to Winchester’s lovely cathedral, is Town Pub of the Year 2016.
The Fleece at Bretforton with its charming rooms and interesting history is Country Pub of the Year 2016.
The lovely, individually furnished and thoughtfully equipped bedrooms (some with fireplaces and four-posters) in a 15th-c hotel with stunning medieval features make the Luttrell Arms in Dunster Inn of the Year 2016.
As well as offering real value, it’s a gem of a pub: the Crown & Trumpet in Broadway is Value Pub of the Year 2016.
As well as offering exceptional food, they brew their own beer, stock a wide range of other interesting drinks and provide a friendly, informal atmosphere – the Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd is Dining Pub of the Year 2016.
For her warmth of character and generosity of spirit, Kathryn Horton of the Ostrich in Newland is Landlady of the Year 2016.
Harveys in Lewes, East Sussex was founded in 1790 and has been run by the same family for eight generations. They operate across the South-east selling carefully crafted regular and seasonal ales to their own 48 pubs and to well over 500 other outlets. Every Tuesday they deliver beer around Lewes by dray cart. For their multi-award-winning real ales, Harveys is our Brewery of the Year 2016.
Cirrus Inns are a collection of pubs positioned in the heart of the Great British country side. Each pub is run individually by the landlord, the head chefs have full autonomy over the menus and the use of the fine locally grown produce, game, seafood, cheese and meat. Each pub is carefully chosen for its location and the historical charm and character the buildings hold. They all have a civilised yet friendly, easy-going atmosphere, well trained, courteous staff and offer a thoughtful choice of drinks and first class wine lists and cigars. We’ve been delighted with all the pubs we’ve visited this year. Cirrus Inns represented by The Epicurean Collection is our Pub Group of the Year 2016. http://www.epicureantimes.com/epicurean-collection/