Michelin Bib Gourmands GB&I 2012 Defined and Listing

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

In the unique “language” of the Michelin Guide, the Bib symbols indicate the inspectors’ favourite establishments, offering high-quality products and services and good value for the money.

For even though the Michelin Guide is known and recognised for its “star” system, these restaurants represent only 5% of the selection, the rest of which is comprised of good, small, affordably priced establishments.

Among these establishments are the “Bibs,” with the Bib Gourmand symbol for restaurants and the Bib Hotel symbol.

Bib is short for Bibendum, the character created in 1898 from the imagination of the Michelin brothers, André and Edouard, and the pen of cartoonist O’Galop. Over the years, Bib—the one and only Michelin Man—has become the Group’s “mascot.” In the Michelin Guide, Bibendum’s head is a familiar, widely recognised red symbol.

The Bib Gourmand symbol was created in 1997. It indicates a restaurant offering good food at moderate prices. For the 2012 Guide, the price of a full meal (excluding drinks) is under £28 (40 euros in the Republic of Ireland).

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 includes 129 Bib Gourmands of which 28 are (New) Bib Gourmand restaurants, the full list is below:-

Lighthouse, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
The Wizard, Alderley Edge, Cheshire
New Inn, Backwell, Bristol
Jolly Cricketers, Beaconsfield / Seer Green, Buckinghamshire
Whites, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Twelve, Blackpool / Thornton, Lancashire
Hinds Head, Bray, Windsor & Maidenhead
Chilli Pickle, Brighton and Hove, West Sussex
Ginger Pig, Brighton and Hove / Hove, West Sussex
Meadow, Brighton and Hove / Hove, West Sussex
Flinty Red (New), Bristol
Green’s Dining Room, Bristol
The Joiners (New), Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire
At The Chapel, Bruton, Somerset
Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, Norfolk
Waggon, Bury, Greater Manchester
Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Hole in the Wall, Cambridge / Little Wilbraham
Freemasons, Clitheroe/Wiswell, Lancashire
Bay Horse, Darlington / Hurworth-on-Tees, Durham
Bakers Arms, Droxford, Hampshire
Bistro 21, Durham
Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
Red Lion (New), East Haddon, Northamptonshire
Jack in the Green Inn, Exeter / Rockbeare, Devon
Pavilion, Guernsey / St Saviour, Channel Islands
St Clements, Hastings and St Leonards, East Sussex
The Ginger Fox, Henfield, West Sussex
Ingham Swan, Ingham, Norfolk
Walpole Arms, Itteringham, Norfolk
George and Dragon, Kelvedon, Essex
General Tarleton Inn, Knaresborough / Ferrensby, North Yorkshire
Piazza by Anthony, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vennell’s, Masham, North Yorkshire
Red Lion Inn, Melton Mowbray / Stathern, Leicestershire
View, Millbrook / Freathy, Cornwall
Wildebeest Arms, Norwich / Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk
White Hart Inn, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Anchor (New), Oxford, Oxfordshire
Magdalen Arms, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mole Inn, Oxford / Toot Baldon, Oxfordshire
Rick Stein’s Cafe, Padstow, Cornwall
Untitled by Robert Wright (New), Penzance, Cornwall
Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover, Hampshire
Age and Sons, Ramsgate, Kent
Three Tuns (New), Romsey, Hampshire
Black Rock, St Ives, Cornwall
Artisan, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Jim’s Yard, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Leaping Hare, Stanton, Suffolk
Peat Spade Inn, Stockbridge / Longstock, Hampshire
Old Buthers, Stow-on-the Wold, Gloucestershire
Rose & Crown, Sutton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire
Gumstool Inn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Owens (New), Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Old Spot, Wells, Somerset
Cat Inn, West Hoathly, West Sussex
Bull Inn, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Butchers Arms, Woolhope, Herefordshire
Berkeley Arms (New), Wymondham, Leicestershire
Dogs, Edinburgh
Stravaigin (New), Glasgow
Kilberry Inn, Kintyre / Kilberry, Argyll & Bute
Osso, Peebles, Borders
Sorn Inn, Sorn, East Ayrshire
Felin Fach Griffin (New), Brecon, Powys
chai st (New), Cardiff
Mint and Mustard (New), Cardiff
Oregano, Ballyclare, Antrim
Cayenne, Ballyclare, Antrim
Fontana (New), Holywood, North Down
Restaurant 23, Warrenpoint, Down
White Sage, Adare, Limerick
Sha Roe Bistro, Clonegall, Carlow
Chart House, Dingle, Kerry
Pichet, Dublin
Pig’s Ear, Dublin
Aldridge Lodge, Duncannon, Wexford
Good Things Cafe, Durrus, Cork
Fishy Fishy Cafe, Kinsale, Cork
Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna, Clare
O’Brien Chop House, Lismore, Waterford
O’Dowds, Roundstone, Galway
Box Tree (New), Stepaside, Dublin


Sushi Say (New)
Giaconda Dining Room
Salt Yard
Great Queen Street
Goldfish City
Azou (New)
Charlotte’s Bistro
Comptoir Gascon
Drapers Arms
Canton Arms
Fox and Grapes (New)
Brown Dog
Mango and Silk
Simply Thai
José (New)
Anchor and Hope
Brawn (New)
Galvin Café a Vin
St John Bread and Wine (New)
Cafe Spice Namaste
Triphal (New)
Hereford Road
Kateh (New)
Bar Trattoria Semplice
Trishna (New)
Al Duca
Barrafina (New)
Benja Bangkok Table
Bocca di Lupo
Koya (New)
da Polpo (New)
Opera Tavern (New)