A CLACKS restaurant has been chosen as one of two Scottish venues to be added to the prestigious Michelin Guide.

The Forager, in Dollar, is the latest addition to the coveted guide, earning a stamp of approval from the industry leaders.

The restaurant is known for combining classic pub grub with more creative dishes made with locally sourced produce – for example, wild garlic by the nearby river.

Dean Banks, chef patron for the Forager, said: “I am incredibly grateful that Michelin has recognised my pub.

“I focus on sourcing the best produce and preparing everything in house – it’s cooking done my way, always.

“The Forager is a pub at heart but definitely has a real gastro side to it for all foodies and tourists in the area.

“Everything comes from the heart, from the steak pie inspired by my grandad to favourites from my other restaurants but with a premium pub twist.

“I wanted a food driven pub that I could call my favourite. It really is a look inside what I love and how I like to spend my time – it’s very personal so this means a lot.”

The Forage joins tipo in Edinburgh as the two Scottish additions and forms part of 11 restaurants chosen to go in the coveted guide.

The Michelin Guide praised the Forage for being a “warm, unfussy” pub that has recently undergone a stylish renovation.

The guide hailed all 11 new additions for their high quality cooking and providing great service to the areas they serve.