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Idyllic Locations

The setting of an inn can be just as rewarding as its food and accommodation, and Great Country Pubs endeavours to fulfil most visitors’ dreams of an idyllic location.

Nothing can adequately describe some of the truly idyllic settings, so go see for yourself.

Many inns have their own picturesque cottage garden to relax in while taking in amazing views over the lush green rolling hills or diverse coastline. A pub in the depths of rural England can afford inspirational landscapes that will draw you from your bar stool to explore riverside walks, cycling and hiking trails and fascinating flora and fauna, right on the doorstep. Look out for the opportunity to quench your thirst at other inns along the way.

Set in a picture-postStunning view over the countrysidecard village overlooking the village green, a pub yields a totally different experience. After a pub lunch, seize the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll to get to know more about village life while admiring the local church and flower-bedecked cottages. Alternatively, visit a pleasing market town where you are most likely to find an old coaching inn set amongst a wealth of historic architecture, or take a trip to the coast and admire views out over the sea and beyond from a cliff-top pub looming high above the beach.

If you are searching for that idyllic location, two that will whet your appetite include The Feathered Nest at Nether Westcote and The Wiremill in Felbridge.

Find a Great Country Pub


The Wiremill

LocationLingfield, Surrey

It is well worth a detour down the secluded lane to this 15th-century mill set beside its own lake and nestled amongst mature oak and birch.

The Wiremill, Tandridge, Surrey

Great Pubs in Idyllic Locations

The Wiremill

LocationLingfield, Surrey

Five Bells

LocationColchester, Essex

Duke of Marlborough

LocationWoodstock, Oxfordshire

The Banningham Crown

LocationNorwich, Norfolk

The Crown

LocationPlayhatch, Berkshire

Walpole Arms

LocationNorwich, Norfolk

Drusilla's Inn

LocationWimborne, Dorset

Black Horse

LocationShefford, Bedfordshire

Peacock Country Inn

LocationThame, Oxfordshire

The Milk House

LocationSissinghurst, Kent