Michelin has awarded The Marksman pub in Bethnal Green Pub of the Year as it publishes its Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017.

The self-proclaimed “proper London boozer”, which is understood to be backed by Jamie Oliver, opened last year under former St John chefs Jon Rotheram and Tom Harris.

Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Guide, said: “The Marksman cleverly combines a place to drink with new era pub food.

“One of the things we love about it is that it’s a proper neighbourhood pub first and foremost, with a cosy, traditional bar in which to enjoy a pint of local ale or a bottle of craft beer.”

Last year, the award went to Michelin-starred Gloucestershire freehouse the Butchers Arms, Eldersfield, which is run by chef-patron James Winter.

Michelin released the 2017 edition of its Eating Out in Pubs Guide which recommends more than 500 of best pubs for dining across the UK.

Burr added: “We are increasingly witnessing how pubs can provide a platform for young chefs to start their own businesses, and how inventive these chefs can be, particularly when it comes to the sourcing of their ingredients.

“The quality of cooking in some of these pubs certainly rivals that of restaurants.”

Michelin recently awarded stars to two new pubs, the Crown in Burchetts Green, Berkshire, and the Wild Rabbit, Kingham, Oxfordshire.

Both pubs ranked in 2016’s Top 50 Gastropubs, coming in respectively in 22nd and 29th place.