You may have seen the term gastropub here and there and you might be wondering, “what is a gastropub?” They are now located all over the world, but the first one was in the UK. If you’re traveling to the UK , you should immerse yourself in the culture as much as possible. Stop #1: food and drinks in England where the first gastropub originated.
The term gastropub was born at the Eagle Pub in London in the late 20th century. The idea was to have a restaurant inside a pub because the traditional British pubs usually did not serve food, or if they did it was only cold dishes. Gastropubs started to pop up all over England and served higher quality meals and often included traditional British cuisine such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash. These traditional foods will usually be changed up a bit to include some better quality ingredients or the chef will give it their own interpretation. In addition to great food, gastropubs usually have impressive selections of Irish beers .
The Eagle Pub is still in business and is a great place to add to your list of sights to see when you’re visiting the UK . Looking for other great gastropubs to go to? Check out our list of Top 10 Gastropubs in the UK.