After first being awarded the coveted star in the 2010 guide, it was revealed at the awards ceremony at London’s BFI IMAX cinema on October 1st that the Pipe and Glass had kept its star for 2019.
The 2019 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland, which is published on Friday 5 October, says: “This charming 15C pub was originally the gatehouse of Dalton Park and its passionate owners have nurtured it from scruffy pub to destination dining inn. James champions regional ingredients in unfussy and instantly recognisable dishes which are packed with flavour and exhibit subtle modern touches. Bedrooms are luxurious and have private patios overlooking the estate.”
Since taking over in 2006, chef James Mackenzie and his wife Kate, who runs front of house, have refurbished the then dilapidated pub, and over the next few years won many major awards and plaudits from national critics, including Marina O’Loughlin, now The Sunday Times critic, who said: “James and Kate Mackenzie have transformed it into a Michelin-starred must-do.”
Other recent accolades include inclusion in the 2019 Good Food Guide, and annual appearances in the top 20 of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list for the last five years. The Pipe and Glass was also The Good Pub Guide’s National Dining Pub of the Year in 2015 and its County Dining Pub of the Year in 2017, and the Michelin Pub of the Year in 2012.
James says: “The Michelin star is the ultimate accolade, and we’re delighted to have held ours for ten years now. It recognises a consistent quality which is down to the hard work and commitment of our brilliant team here at The Pipe and Glass.
“We now employ 50 people, and are constantly innovating and working hard to keep the business moving forward and evolving.”
The Pipe and Glass holds East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin star, and is one of the five Michelin-starred restaurants and pubs in Yorkshire. It is also one of only a handful of pubs in the UK to hold a Michelin star.
As well as the pub and restaurant, the Pipe and Glass has five luxury accommodation rooms and a private dining room. Over the last couple of years, the Mackenzies have invested heavily in the gardens around the pub, creating not only a stunningly beautiful environment for diners, but also a kitchen garden which supplies a lot of produce for the kitchen, including herbs from an innovative living wall.