The guide awarded its pub of the year to The Cock at Hemingford Grey, run by Oliver Thain and Richard Bradley.

The pub, in Cambridgeshire, has a public bar for drinking only and an adjacent restaurant space with Adnams Southwold, Brewsters Hophead and Oldershaw Grantham Stout on handpump, 20 wines mainly from the Languedoc-Roussillon region and Cromwell cider which is made in the village.

The pub was described by one guide reader as a 'fantastic pub with wonderful food and drink.'

The other winners this year were:


DINING PUB OF THE YEAR: Plough, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

NEW PUB OF THE YEAR: Masons Arms, Cirencester, Glos

OWN BREW PUB OF THE YEAR: Grainstore, Oakham, Rutland

BEER PUB OF THE YEAR : Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

WHISKY PUB OF THE YEAR: Bon Accord, Glasgow

WINE PUB OF THE YEAR: Woods, Dulverton, Somerset

GIN PUB OF THE YEAR – Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

UNSPOILT PUB OF THE YEAR: Flying Childers, Matlock, Derbyshire

TOWN PUB OF THE YEAR: Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

COUNTRY PUB OF THE YEAR: The Crown Inn, Little Missenden, Bucks

INN OF THE YEAR: Drunken Duck, Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria

VALUE PUB OF THE YEAR: Old Castle, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

LICENSEES OF THE YEAR: Colin & Teresa Ombler of the Bell, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

BREWERY OF THE YEAR: Tring Brewery, Tring, Hertfordshire

THE GOOD PUB GUIDE 2019 is out today.


The authors of the Good Pub Guide have also claimed that pub food has gone 'Masterchef mad'