TV chef celebrates pubs’ Good Food Guide listings

A TV chef from Welwyn is celebrating not one, but two listings in this year’s Good Food Guide.

Paul Bloxham’s two gastropubs – The Tilbury at Datchworth and The Blue Anchor in St Albans – have made the guide, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

The Tilbury has retained its listing from the past few years and, with a score of four out of 10, it is the highest-rated pub in the county.

Meanwhile, The Blue Anchor makes the guide for the first time – as well as the Eating Out in Pubs Michelin Guide – and follows Paul’s appointment as head chef in May this year.

Having launched a new menu soon after his arrival, Paul said he was over the moon with a score of two out of 10.

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He said: “That’s a really impressive score when it comes to The Good Food Guide.

“They’ve picked up on exactly what I wanted out of The Blue Anchor and hopefully this bit of good news will get more bums on seats here.”

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Paul, who lives in Welwyn, added: “One of the great things about our menu is that there’s something for everyone, including children.

“We have a constantly evolving menu and it really is not to be missed.”

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