A Lower Beeding pub has been added to Michelin’s ‘Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2015’.
The Crabtree in Brighton Road is one of 70 new entries in the guide, which was launched today (Friday October 31) and recommends more than 590 pubs from across Great Britain and Ireland.
All the pubs have been selected first and foremost on the quality of their food.
The Chequers Inn in Rowhook was included as an inspector’s favourite, while the full list also features the Ginger Fox near Henfield.
Editor Rebecca Burr said: “Pubs are a quintessential part of British life and the standard of food being served in them continues to reach new heights.
“A pub is a great place to be in all seasons – who doesn’t enjoy lunch and a pint in a pub garden on a sunny day or a fireside meal in a cosy inn in winter?”
“The value of the local pub cannot be underestimated, particularly in rural areas. From the local darts team to the village cricket eleven, from quiz nights to wine tastings, pubs provide more than just a meeting point – they are often the hub of the community.
“With this in mind, customers are now demanding that chefs use more and more local produce and want to see local recipes and specialities on the menu.
“Chefs and pub owners are not only embracing this idea but some are taking it a stage further by growing their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, and by keeping chickens and rearing pigs.”
The guide is available at bookshops for £13.99 (€14.99 in Ireland).