This former MFDF food pub of the year almost always feature son our the shortlists – thanks to the aspirational stewardship of owners Euan and Dena Watkins, who have transformed what was a tired pub in Rammie (check out the wonderful patio with its retractable roof). The welcoming Hearth has taken over the mantle of the fine dining destination in the foodie-centric township. Their Sunday roast is a special treat, giving you choice, say, of
Buccleuch Estate beef or local Helmshore lamb.A heavenly pink sirloin, moist from proper fat, came delicately sliced, but the accompanying Yorkshire pud was a bruiser and the grey was the proper pan-stuff. Perfect accompaniments? Proper crisp roasties and chunky cauliflower cheese.