The Parkers Arms named the UK’s top Gastrupub

Parkers Arms

The Parkers Arms in Clitheroe has been named the UK’s top gastropub by the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list 2023

Set deep in the Lancashire hills, Parkers Arms is called ‘a little gem’ and is a true gastropub which takes pride in sourcing local produce from the very best suppliers.
Having been voted number two last year and now topping this year’s makes for an exciting achievement for the female-owned pub, headed up by Kathy Smith and Stosie Madi.

Madi and Smith took on the Parkers Arms in 2007 and have amassed an equally adoring local and national following, with gourmands travelling on occasion the length and breadth of the country to sample Madi’s cooking.
The food here is honest, putting flavour and experience above all else, which should always be the case. This is a true gastropub, taking pride in the local produce – foraged and sourced – from the surroundings and the best suppliers.

There are five new entrants on this year’s Top 50 list, with the South dominating, claiming 22 of the Top 50. This year’s highest climber was The Cadeleigh Arms in Tiverton, moving up 31 places from last year to claim number 17 on the list.

Top 50 Gastropubs, Publisher, Chris Lowe said: “We are thrilled to see such a strong list of contenders this year, including five new entrants! The Top 50 Gastropubs provides a space for food and drink lovers the opportunity to explore the best that the UK has to offer. We are delighted to host this year’s event at The Unruly Pig, showcasing the vast amount of talent across the UK

The Top Five are:

  1. Parkers Arms, Newton-In-Bowland
  2. The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge
  3. Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
  4. The Sportsman, Seasalter
  5. The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list is compiled using hundreds of votes from food critics and writers, gastropub chefs and other food influencers. It is brought to you by pub trade magazine The Morning Advertiser with headline partner Estrella Damm.

See the full list at The Top 50 Gastropubs