The Quayside pub – part of Terry Laybourne’s 21 Hospitality Group – has successfully held onto the accolade since it first received it in 2012, within its first year of opening.
Bib Gourmands are awarded to dining establishments offering ‘exceptional good food at moderate prices’.
The Broad Chare, featuring bar snacks, lighter bites and a Dish of the Day downstairs and a full dining room menu upstairs, is the only pub in the city to feature in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2017.
It has won a string of accolades since it opened in 2011 and was this year listed 28th in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs Awards and received a commendable cooking score of 4 in the 2017 Good Food Guide.
Manager Steve Dunn said: “Retaining the prestigious Bib Gourmand is a great achievement for us and reflects the team effort among both the kitchen and front of house staff. It also reflects the ethos across the 21 Hospitality Group of consistently aiming to deliver skilful cooking and satisfying food served in a warm, comfortable environment.
“The Broad Chare approach and offer is simple – we are first and foremost a pub focused on offering a great beer list and honest seasonal food.”
The Broad Chare, a seven day a week operation, is a creative partnership with Live Theatre, an adjacent charitable organisation.