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A gastropub is a British term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food a step above the tradition pub grub. The name is derived from gastronomy. The name was coined in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben opened a pub called The Eagle in Clerkenwell, London that placed an emphasis on the quality of food served, though this was by no means the first pub to offer good food.
Gastropubs have an atmosphere which is relaxed and a focus on offering a particular cuisine prepared as well as the best restaurants. Staying true to the format requires a menu that complements the assortment of beers and wines the gastropub offers.
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