This county portrays the perfect image of serene rural life scattered with Sussex country pubs miles from anywhere. But from the countryside to the coast, there are also historic towns and seaside resorts chock-a-block with family-friendly things to enjoy.
Dominated by cosmopolitan Brighton, you can sample the enduring charms of the classic English seaside, visit places where history was made, such as the site of the Battle of Hastings, and get out and about on the South Downs. Perfectly positioned for enjoying the Downs are delightful watering holes such as the Royal Oak at East Lavant, the Snowdrop Inn near Lewes or, just down the road, the Pelham Arms.
This region also has its fair share of breweries, so it will come as no surprise that there are so many country pubs in Sussex showcasing superb local ales. Pubs like the The Hatch near Hartfield.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
This ivy-clad pub comes in the form of a listed Georgian coaching inn, with high ceilings and open fires, dating back to the 1830s.
In a quaint village setting perched on the banks of the River Wey, the Stag is a perfect example of the very best that a Great British Pub can offer.
The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. Family run with great passion, a devoted crowd flock to the well-stocked bar for real ales...
Formerly a medieval hall house, The Cat’s tile-hung exterior fronts a delightfully pubby atmosphere buzzing with locals who are proud to share their hidden gem with visitors.
For those seeking the traditional Cotswold experience or those who have a desire for walking the King’s Head, sitting behind the village green, ticks all the boxes.
Following a much welcomed refurbishment by the new hosts, this historic country pub in the woods at Stoke Row now has a new lease of life. You just have to turn into the car park to see the...
This cute whitewashed pub has more strings to its bow than just pulling pints.