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Sean Murphy

Chic Edinburgh bar named only Scottish entry on UK's top 50 gastropub list

This year's Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK list has just been announced and incredibly there is only one Scottish site named – and it just so happens to be an Edinburgh favourite.

The Scran and Scallie in the capital was picked out among some of the UK's best, with the top 50 put together using hundreds of votes from food critics and writers, gastropub chefs and other food influencers.

It's the second year in a row that Scotland has been largely snubbed with no entries at all last year, making the Scran and Scallie being named for 2023 all the more remarkable.

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The popular bar and restaurant, part of the group run by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin, regularly picks up awards for its excellent food and drink offering and welcoming and cosy atmosphere.

Posting on their Facebook page, the delighted Scran and Scallie team said: "As the only Scottish gastropub to be featured in the top 50, we're thrilled to be flying the flag for Scotland.

"Huge thanks to Top 50 gastropubs and congratulations to all of our fellow gastropubs featured. Well done to everyone in team Scran."

Publisher of the Top 50 Gastropubs, Chris Lowe, said: “We are thrilled to see such a strong list of contenders this year, including five new entrants. The Top 50 Gastropubs provides a space for food and drink lovers the opportunity to explore the best that the UK has to offer. We are delighted to host this year’s event at The Unruly Pig, showcasing the vast amount of talent across the UK.”

The full list of winners can be viewed on the Estrella Damm website.


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