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Shepherd Neame-owned pub retains long-held Michelin star

Stephen Harris, chef

A Shepherd Neame-owned pub has retained its Michelin star. 

The Sportsman at Seasalter, which is run by brothers Stephen and Phil Harris, has retained its sought-after star since 2008.

The Kent-based pub’s inclusion in this year’s Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Guide, which recommends restaurants and pubs for the quality of their food and for those offering particularly good value, was announced earlier this week.

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The guide praised its “comfortingly relaxed, traditional feel” and said: “The Sportsman’s reputation brings diners from across the country to this windswept spot by the sea wall.”

It said of head chef Stephen Harris’ (main image) menu: “Cooking is assured and satisfying, with seamless flavour combinations, and the wonderfully fresh fish really is a highlight.”

It also praised the locally-sourced produce, including from the adjacent marshland, for the micro-seasonal menu, adding: “High quality cooking, worth a stop!”

Last month the pub also took sixth place in the Estrella Damm Top 10 Best Gastropubs.

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