This Is The UK's Best Pub Restaurant, According To Michelin

"Refinement and precision are there in equal measure."

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Michelin has just settled the "best pub" debate once and for all.

The prestigious food bible has just released its Eating out in Pubs Guide for 2018, naming the UK's greatest places for impressive food and a pint.

The Pointer in Brill, Buckinghamshire has beaten over 470 contenders to the title of Pub of the Year. The 18th century red-brick inn is owned by David and Fiona Howden, who also run a 240-acre farm, and their pub has quite the history. It's believed that The Great Train Robbery was planned in the establishment, which is also said to have served as the site where the stolen money was divided up.

The Pointer, Buckinghamshire
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However for Rebecca Burr, the editor of the Michelin guide, the quality of the locally-produced food, along with the pub's atmosphere and service, was more important when it came to the judging.

"Not only is it a delightful place, but it is exceedingly well run by a young, personable team," she said. "They really pay attention to detail and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

"The frequently changing à la carte menu offers a good range of modern dishes. Presentation is first rate, refinement and precision are there in equal measure, and much use is made of organic ingredients from their farm."

There were 27 new entries in this year's pub guide, including Plaquemine Lock in Islington, London, The Bull in Fairford, Gloucestershire, Victoria Park in Bristol and The Saddle Room in Middleham, North Yorkshire.

The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2018 is available now in bookshops and at travel.michelin.co.uk.