The results are in… The Oast House has been voted the number one gastro pub by ShortList – Pint + Pistachios Awards 2012
Once upon a time, in a magazine office not particularly far away, journalists would tell each other tales of the fine establishments they’d dined in the night before and the exotic drinks they’d supped while eating. Remarkably, the establishments were pubs.
Soon after, ShortList’s Pints & Pistachios column was born. They’ve visited and reviewed the finest gastropubs in the land, premises where bread was dipped in oil, chips were triple cooked and ale was crafted by brewers out of love (and maybe a bit of profit).
This year, they thought it was time to rate the best, with your help – 5,000 of you cast your votes at ShortList.com, and they emerged with a definitive result. Shine your shoes, blast the trumpets, stand to attention: ShortList presents the 10 most magnificent gastropubs in the land.
Ploughman’s boards, deli boards, barbecued burgers, steaks and ‘hanging’ kebabs – The Oast House, Manchester have pretty much got your hunger covered.
A fabulous ale selection including Brewdog Punk IPA, regional brew Coronation Street, wheat beers and local dark beers such as Marble Chocolate and Brewer’s Dark.
ShortList said: “This traditional Kentish hop-roasting building in the middle of Manchester walks away with the top prize less than a year after opening. There wasn’t space for a kitchen on the premises so the owners simply built one outside. Now that the sun has finally arrived, there’s a huge outdoor terrace where you can eat our recommendation of flattened rump steak with seasoned chips.”
“A great atmosphere in which to eat and drink. The large range of beers, fruit beers, ciders and cask ales makes the food taste even better.” said Stuart Thorley
“To receive such a remarkable accolade with our first pub is amazing.” said Tim Bacon, managing director, Living Ventures.
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