For 27 years the Trencherman’s Guide has been the passport to exquisite dining at independent restaurants across the South West of England. The new edition features 150 carefully selected restaurants which exceed the guide’s high quality criteria.
The 27th edition of the guide include 32 new additions such as Mitch Tonks’ The Spiny Lobster in Bristol, The Farmers Arms in Woolsery, Devon and The Lord Poulett Arms at Hinton St George in Somerset which join the likes of Michael Caines’ Michelin starred Lympstone Manor and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw.
150 restaurants from Dorset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are included and range from beautiful rural dining pubs to smart city restaurants. In order to be included, all exceed the Guide’s strict quality criteria. Other notable inclusions this year include vegan temple to gastronomy, Acorn Restaurant in Bath and new Michelin star, The Olive Tree Restaurant (also Bath).
The guide’s editor, Jo Rees of Salt, says: ‘The South West has some truly fabulous dining experiences – if you know where to look. We like to think of the Trencherman’s Guide as the insider’s guide to some real gems – many of them off the beaten track.’
Trencherman’s chairman, Michelin starred chef Michael Caines calls the guide ‘a guarantee of exceptional dining experiences’, while Rick Stein describes the book as ’a guide with teeth’.
In addition to the restaurant write-ups, the 27th edition also includes leading member chefs’ tip-offs on where they’ll be eating out in 2019/20, ‘Take 5’ bitesized roundups of some of the best dining experiences, plus full-page features on each of the 2019 Trencherman’s Award winning restaurants.