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Plan your Michelin Trip

The origins of The Michelin Guide are fascinating; looking for a clever way to compel the then limited number of drivers to make more journeys and thus need more tyres, the Michelin brothers created a wealth of information for motorists, including the best places to eat and stay.

That was in 1900; fast forward 119 years, and there are now 187 Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland alone. And then there are the Bib Gourmand and AA Rosette establishments to further tempt.

In 1900, the hardest thing was turning the starter handle on your Renault Voiturette 1CV; these days it’s deciding which of the myriad Michelin and AA venues to visit.

Decisions, decisions… Matt Worswick’s exquisite tasting menu at The Latymer, Pennyhill Park; The Avenue at Lainston House; Rob Potter’s Michelin-starred masterpieces at The Bybrook, The Manor House; award-winning fine dining by Tom Kemble at The Pass, South Lodge, or a pint and Sunday lunch in a classic English pub like The Castle Inn, Castle Combe?

Take a leaf out of the Michelin brothers’ book, and plan the mother of all road trips…

Find the very best restaurants