A Cumbrian Michelin star gastropub has been named in the UK's top 50 list for the second year in a row. 

The Dog and Gun Inn, in the heart of Skelton, has been named number 39 among the creme de la creme of British gastropubs in Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list. 

The family-run business, owned by head chef Ben Queen-Fryer, is no stranger to acclaim having retained their Michelin star for 2023  as well receiving their third Rosette award and also making the shortlist of GQ Magazine's Food and Drinks Awards 2023 earlier this year. 

"The list is compiled of the best pubs you can think of, like the Angel at Hetton - these are all people that have been doing it for years. 

"When you go to awards you get given a place between 1-50, but being named is irrespective of that. It's just a pleasure to be in there, whether you're number one or 49.

The Dog & Gun was first opened back in 2017 by Ben and has even since received rave reviews by one of the UK's top food critics, Grace Dent. 

"I believe the nominations come from other owners, so you're being nominated by your peers as such, which is a testament to what you're doing," Ben said. 

As the acclaimed restaurant enjoys the glory of its continued achievement, the staff is gearing up for a bustling December.

"We're busy throughout most of December," Ben said.

"January is looking good already; we're pretty full the first week, which is brilliant  - I'll take that." 

But it's not just the Dog & Gun showcasing culinary skill in Cumbria. 

Three other gastropubs also made the UK's top 50 list. 

Topping the Cumbria list was Ravenstonedale's The Black Swan at number 20.

Sedbergh's Black Bull came in at number 25. 

The Heft at High Newton also made the list coming in at number 43.