Five of the UK's leading gastro pubs now hold coveted Michelin stars after the release of the 2004 edition of the hotel and restaurant guide, which gave stars to the Greyhound at Stockbridge, Hampshire and the Trouble House at Tetbury, Gloucestershire in addition to the three inns which already hold the award. Seven other pubs were awarded the "Bib Gourmand" award, which denotes venues offering high quality local cooking for less than £25 for three courses. Michelin said the general standard across the UK was continuing to improve, while the geographical spread of places to eat was also getting better. "Increased customer knowledge and expectations are the driving forces behind these universally improving standards," the Guide said. The three British pubs that already hold a Michelin star are: The Olive Branch, Clipsham, Leicestershire; The Star Inn, Harome, Yorkshire; and the Stagg Inn, Titley, Herefordshire. The pubs awarded the Bib Gourmand are: the Dartmoor Inn, Devon; the Angel of Corbridge, Northumbria; the Stephen Langton Inn, Surrey; the Durham Ox, Yorkshire; the Wildebeest Arms, Norwich; the Jackson Stops Inn, Lincolnshire; and the Distillers Arms, Northern Ireland.

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