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Dining guides for pubs and restaurants to help you plan your visit.

There are a number of extremely comprehensive dining guides available on the market which give details of the very best dining experiences available in the UK. Many of these guides such as the Michelin Guide have become well-established household names and the eating establishments that are listed within their pages  are highly regarded and the quality of the food they produce seen as very reputable benchmarks and indicators of quality within the restaurant industry.

Quite often when you visit a fine dining pub or restaurant you may see copies of the various market leading dining guides available for customers to peruse whilst waiting for their table or indeed to enjoy over coffee at the end of the meal.

Here you can find links to purchase the guides for your own personal use or for family and friends. They make great gifts for the food lovers in your life and  you can even have a copy gift wrapped by our friends at Amazon!

Michelin – Eating Out in Pubs 2018

‘Recommendations to more than 590 British and Irish pubs and inns are found in MICHELIN Eating Out in Pubs. Trained, anonymous Michelin inspectors choose establishments ranging from country inns to urban gastropubs based on the quality of their food. The guide includes in-depth descriptions, colour photos and each pub’s typical 3-course meal, as well as listings of speciality beers and real ales. Some pubs even offer unique places to stay. This is the guide for finding quality food in an informal setting. To make your stay memorable, the MICHELIN guide has an easy-to-use format, featuring: * Thematic indexes to help you make the right choice * Cultural and practical information * Cuisines from around the world, in all price bands * City map locating the guide’s hotels and restaurants * Photos and lively description for each entry, including prices’.

The goal of a Michelin Guide, regardless of which part of the world it is covering, is always the same and that is to help its readers to find the best places to eat and stay on their travels. The famous Michelin Inspectors apply the same criteria for judging the establishments that they visit so there is a consistency that can be relied upon in the awards that they give, wherever that establishment may be. An entry into a Michelin Guide is a guarantee of quality and comfort and to make it into a guide and in particular to be awarded a much- coveted Michelin Star is something that can have a major impact on the success of a restaurant.
The guides, just like the hospitality industry, are very dynamic with new entries and deletions to and from their pages each year and the 2019 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland is no exception as it includes 21 new one-star restaurants and three new two-star. It is an indispensable source of information guiding you to establishments of true quality. They are updated annually and each entry in them is there because they have earned a place and not paid to be in it from a promotional point of view. Many people purchase an updated guide each year and any changes in terms of new awards and additions are summarised at the front of the book as well as any new entry being highlighted with the letter N, for new, in the colour red.

Michelin Stars have long been synonymous with the highest quality cuisine and establishment, with awards ranging from one star which is denoted as “High quality cooking worth a stop” up to three stars classified as “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!”
However, there is far more to the Michelin Guides than just the listing of starred restaurants and within their pages you will find restaurants and hotels for all occasions and budgets but all with quality and comfort at their heart.

Two awards that you may not be quite so familiar with are the Bib Gourmand which is given to restaurants that provide good quality, good value cooking under £28 per person. Then finally there is the Michelin Plate which they award to restaurants for good cooking and where you can expect a good meal.

The guides are actually a wealth of information and there is a listing for each entry that includes all the practical information you would want to know such as cuisine type, an overview of the venue, the menu and cost. Additionally there are symbols referring to things such as parking, outside dining available, great view and so on. It is easy to refer back to the double page spread on how to use the guide and what each symbol means.
The 2019 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland is divided into 6 sections with London having a dedicated section, then the rest of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and The Republic Of Ireland. Each section is then set out alphabetically according to the name of the town where an establishment is located. Maps also feature in each section showing where you can find the establishments.

London is divided into boroughs and the City of London and the maps which also show other places of interest and well known landmarks are extremely useful for planning where to eat if you are a visitor to London. So too are the details of the nearest Underground Station listed next to each entry for London.

In summary, the Michelin Guide is a must have resource for anyone wanting peace of mind that the restaurant or hotel they select from its pages will be of high quality and comfort which should help make for an enjoyable experience.

Michelin Guide 2019 – Great Britain and Ireland

The Good Food Guide 2019

Love eating out? Looking for suggestions from a source you can trust? Whether you re holidaying in Cornwall, on a business trip to the highlands, ambling through Suffolk, or simply want to try a new place close to home, The Good Food Guide will help you discover the UK s very best restaurants, pubs and hidden gems on a budget that suits you. Our expert inspectors dine anonymously and pay the bill in full. Their detailed, entertaining, impartial reviews take account of feedback from thousands of regular diners, making The Good Food Guide for decades has been the nation’s best selling restaurant handbook‘.

AA restaurant Guide 2019

‘This compact and practical guide to Britain and Ireland’s top dining destinations features larger images and includes all venues who currently hold a Rosette for culinary excellence as well as AA Restaurant of the Year award winners from the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. With over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes by the AA’s professional inspectors, this is the food lover’s guide to enjoying the best cuisine in Britain. All the rosetted restaurants feature purely on merit with no charge for inclusion’.

The Good Pub Guide 2019

‘Britain’s bestselling travel guide for over 30 years and the only truly independent guide of its kind.

***Featured in the Guardian, the Times and Mail Online and on BBC Radio 4***

The 37th edition of this much-loved book is as irreplaceable as ever. Organised county by county, its yearly updates and reader recommendations ensure that only the best pubs make the grade.

Here you will not only find a fantastic range of countryside havens, bustling inns and riverside retreats, but also a growing number of gastropubs and pubs specialising in malt whiskey and craft beers.

Discover the top pubs in each county for beer, food and accommodation, and find out the winners of the coveted titles of Pub of the Year and landlord of the Year. Packed with hidden gems, The Good Pub Guide continues to provide a wealth of honest, entertaining and up-to-date information on the countries drinking establishments’.

Harden’s Best UK restaurants 2019

‘The UK s most comprehensive restaurant guide. Colour photography of key destinations Coverage far greater than Good Food Guide s User-friendly: quick-fix reviews, and all restaurant locations mapped Based on more reports than any other guide Entries of all type and price: from pubs to palaces’.

Dog friendly restaurants and pubs can be found in this guide

Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs (Hotels and B&Bs).

‘What happens when you want to take a holiday, or even just pop out for a drink, and your dog looks up at you with those expectant eyes? Do you know which pubs welcome muddy paws with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit? Or where you and your dog can both enjoy a comfortable overnight stay?

From the editors of the UK’s No 1 travel guide, the much loved Good Pub Guide, comes the latest edition of the Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs. Featuring fully updated information, the guide provides you with hundreds of wonderful places in the UK to drink, eat and stay with your pet.

With this book to hand, there’s no need to leave your dog at home. Faithful friends deserve a break too!’