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Angel Inn, Hetton, North Yorkshire (01756 730263). Bar meals daily, lunch and dinner; restaurant Mon-Sat dinner, Sun lunch. People flock here to eat modern pub food, including a fine cassoulet, venison and wild mushroom pudding, and local rack of lamb with pesto crust. Bar meals are £5-£18; dinner in the restaurant around £25 without wine. The list is award-winning, has more than 300 bottles arranged by country and is great for burgundy. Prices from £10.50 to £75 a bottle become even more of a bargain the more they cost, as the mark-up is low. Twenty-five wines by the glass.

Angel Inn, Hetton, North Yorkshire (01756 730263). Bar meals daily, lunch and dinner; restaurant Mon-Sat dinner, Sun lunch. People flock here to eat modern pub food, including a fine cassoulet, venison and wild mushroom pudding, and local rack of lamb with pesto crust. Bar meals are £5-£18; dinner in the restaurant around £25 without wine. The list is award-winning, has more than 300 bottles arranged by country and is great for burgundy. Prices from £10.50 to £75 a bottle become even more of a bargain the more they cost, as the mark-up is low. Twenty-five wines by the glass.

The Crown, 90 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk (01502 722275). Bar and restaurant, daily lunch and dinner. Hotel, pub and restaurant flagship of Adnam's Suffolk stronghold, with the beers, and the idiosyncratic range of global wines for which the company is also famous. A list of 250 is arranged by country and region, with around 20 by the glass - from £1.80-£5. Food, from a New Zealand chef, in the bar (main courses £8-£10) and restaurant (two/three-course lunch £15.50/ £18.50, dinner £20.50/£25.50) is equally varied: fish in watermelon curry with fragrant rice and coriander yogurt, pot-roast partridge or tapas.

The Falcon, Fotheringhay, Northants (01832 226254). Daily lunch and dinner. The pubbiest of the Huntsbridge Group's four foodie inns shares the award-winning wine list. Anything from a chunky BLT to roast partridge stuffed with cotechino, ricotta and thyme, with rosti and red cabbage (£13) can be eaten throughout the comfy pub. A list of almost 150 wines is arranged by style with brief descriptions. More than 20 by-the-glass wines.

Nobody Inn, Doddiscomsleigh, Devon (01647 252394). Bar meals, daily lunch and dinner; restaurant Tue-Sat dinner. Over 30 years, the owners have built up an enormous cellar, specialising in the sweet Loire wines they love. They've reduced the list to 650 wines arranged by country, with many sparkling, fortified wines and half-bottles, too. There's an easier-to-approach selection of 50 at the front, 20-plus by the glass, ranging from £2-£3.50, and an English house white. The much-loved pub serves terrific food in the bar, and dinner in the restaurant, for around £15 for three courses.

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