The 50 best gastro pubs

From chic city-centre cuisine to hearty roasts in cosy ramblers’ retreats, Rhiannon Batten presents the experts’ guide to finding a warm welcome, fine food and outstanding ales

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The panel:

Fiona Stapely is co-editor of The Good Pub Guide (£15.99, Ebury;;

David Hancock is editor of Alastair Sawday’s Pubs & Inns of England & Wales (£15.99;;

Jackie Bates is editor of the AA Good Pub Guide (£14.99, AA Publishing);

Iain Loe is Research Manager at CAMRA (

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