Two of our pubs have been honoured in this year's Michelin Great Britain and Ireland Stars for 2020.
The awards were announced on Monday by top chef Raymond Blanc at The Hurlingham Club in London.
The Sportsman in Seasalter has retained its Michelin star for a 12th year. Judges commented:
"It’s long been about food at this wind-blown spot by the sea wall of the Thames Estuary, which has hosted an inn since the 17C and farmland since the 12C.
"This might look like a classic pub but the cooking diverts from the norm, with top local and garden ingredients featuring in carefully prepared dishes which follow a ‘less is more’ philosophy. Bedrooms are in garden cabins."
The Compasses Inn in Crundale has retained its Bib Gourmand for a second year. The judges commented:
"This hugely characterful 1420s pub is run by an enthusiastic young couple who have a genuine desire to please. The small front bar has hop-hung beams and inglenook fireplaces and the dining room opens out onto the garden. Menus mix well-prepared comfort dishes with those with a little more finesse."