Pub grub is certainly no longer the bag of crisps and (if you were lucky) reheated pie it once was. With the birth of gastropubs and the Michelin Guide awarding stars to places like The Hand and Flowers, The Pony and Trap and The Pipe and Glass Inn, we can expect some seriously accomplished cooking alongside our pint.
Pub food is a celebration of everything great about British cuisine, and it’s just as rewarding to create some of those classic dishes at home as it is to enjoy them at your local. Josh Eggleton’s Traditional fish and chips or Dominic Chapman’s Chicken and mushroom pie are great for a Friday night feast, while Paul Foster’s Pork pie with Stilton salad couldn’t be more British – especially when served alongside some homemade Piccalilli. If you’re looking for a simple starter, Steven Doherty’s Pea and ham soup is perfect, or for one of the tastiest bar snacks around try Matt Weedon’s Pork scratchings. For dessert, Glaton Blackiston’s Sticky toffee pudding certainly ticks all the pub food boxes, as does Shaun Rankin’s Treacle tart.