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AA Hospitality unveils The Pub Guide 2020

AA Hospitality and Hotel Services has revealed The Pub Guide 2020: 2,000 pubs for great beer and good food, is published today, Monday 1 July, with a brand new look and feel.

The 21st edition of the AA Pub Guide is a guide to the country’s best pubs by county, with pubs chosen for their atmosphere, good beer and great food.

 From destination pubs to local favourites, The Pub Guide 2020 includes many old favourites, plus new destinations for eating and drinking, with several pubs making it into the Guide for the first time this year.

This brand new and revamped guide offers an in-depth guide to the UK’s pub scene, with a detailed description of each pub included. It also lists directions, child and dog friendliness, to whether it offers facilities such as parking or a garden. There’s also an insight into each pub’s real ale, real cider and wine by the glass offerings.

Of the 2,000 pubs included, there are also highlighted ‘Pick of the Pubs’ entries, representing the best AA-recommended pubs in different regions, selected by the AA’s expert inspectors, editorial team, and reader suggestions.

Many of the pubs included in this year’s guide are also well known for their culinary offerings; over 250 of the pubs in The Pub Guide 2020 have been awarded AA Rosettes for the quality of their cuisine. Pubs with accommodation have their AA star rating displayed. In addition to the pub listings, The Pub Guide 2020 includes articles on the latest trends in the pub and bar scene, such as the rising popularity of spirits, as well as details of the winners of the new AA Inn of the Year and the current annual AA Pub of the Year awards, recognising the best pubs in England, Scotland and Wales.

Pubs which have made it into The Pub Guide 2020 for the first time this year are:

  •         The Roebuck Inn, Mobberley, Cheshire
  •         Fernaville’s Rest, Whorlton, County Durham
  •         The Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria
  •         The Lamb Inn, Crediton, Devon
  •         The Talbot Hotel, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
  •         The Bonnie Badger, Gullane, East Lothian
  •         The Bathurst Arms, North Cerney, Gloucestershire
  •         Bartons Mill, Old Basing, Hampshire
  •         The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent
  •         The Royal Oak, River, Kent
  •         The Carpenters Arms, London W1            
  •         The Wigmore, London W1           
  •         The Perseverance, London WC1
  •         The Amble Inn, Amble, Northumberland
  •         The Star Inn, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
  •         The Wheatsheaf, Corston, Somerset
  •         The Litton, Litton, Somerset
  •         The King Alfred, Street, Somerset
  •         The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth, West Sussex
  •         The Anchor Inn & Boathouse, Worcester, Worcestershire

Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Hospitality and Hotel Services, said: “As we see more pubs closing in Britain, it is encouraging to have record numbers of pubs being recommended for The Pub Guide, demonstrating the extent to which pubs have continued to improve the quality of their offerings. The establishments in this year’s Guide prove that there is a brilliant range of pubs across the country, offering fantastic service, drinks, and dining opportunities.”

The Pub Guide 2020 is available for £15.99 online and in bookstores from Monday 1 July.

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