Five Shepherd Neame pubs have made it into the prestigious, Good Food Guide 2011.
The renowned guide, which prides itself on uncovering hidden gems throughout the UK, has included the five as examples of where to find an excellent dining experience.
- Dove Inn, Dargate, Shepherd Neame Pub Restaurant of the Year winner. “Care goes into the sourcing of ingredients and compact menus allow [chef] Phillip MacGregor leeway to produce some good food.”
- The Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone. “It remains very much a local…although the blackboard menu gives notice that the food here is a cut above the norm for a boozer.”
- The Granville, Lower Hardres. “The homemade focaccia is not to be missed, but leave room for a pudding such as the flourless chocolate cake.”
- The Three Mariners, Oare. “The kitchen knows how to put an enticing yet straightforward selection of dishes together and the place seems to fill up most nights with an enthusiastic crowd.”
- The Sportsman, Seasalter. “Stephen and Phil Harris have created something remarkable here – a stellar destination that dispenses with fine dining trappings…but delivers extraordinary food….”.
The guide, which has been reviewing the UK’s best restaurants since 1951, is made up of reader feedback and anonymous inspections.
Shepherd Neame’s property and tenanted trade director, George Barnes said: “We are very proud that the pubs have been included in the guide. They should be congratulated on producing such high standards and high levels of customer satisfaction’.”
The Good Food Guide 2011 is published by Which? Ltd.