Filey-born chef’s inn climbing closer to top of UK gastropub list

James and Kate Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass In, at South Dalton, near Beverley.

James and Kate Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass In, at South Dalton, near Beverley.

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A Filey-born chef’s pub has risen through the ranks to take the number two slot in the list of the UK’s 50 best gastropubs of 2016.

The Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, whose owner and chef is James Mackenzie, was last year placed at number three in the prestigious Morning Advertiser Top 50 Gastropub Awards, sponsored this year by Estrella Damm.

In both 2013 and 2014, it was placed at number four.

This year it was behind only the Michelin-starred Sportsman in Kent, which also took the top slot last year.

2016’s number three is The Star at Harome near Helmsley, where Mackenzie was previously head chef, and with which the Pipe and Glass retains strong links.

James, who runs the Pipe and Glass with his wife Kate, said: “We’re thrilled to be flying the flag for Yorkshire, with Andrew Pern at the Star at Harome right there beside us.

“And I know we’ve said it before, but we can’t say it enough – we couldn’t do any of this without our fantastic and supportive team at the Pipe and Glass.”

James and Kate Mackenzie took over The Pipe and Glass Inn in 2006. It has held its Michelin star since 2010, and was also Good Food Guide National Dining Pub of the Year for 2015.

The Pipe and Glass also features in the new Relish North East & Yorkshire Second Helping, which profiles more than 30 highly acclaimed dining establishments, featuring the crème de la crème of the North East and Yorkshire’s restaurants.