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-postcard 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.
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this well-run village pub offers fresh, locally produced food that you really want to go out for, and an excellent range of drinks.
Claiming to be the only pub in the UK called The Polecat, this rather smart rural pub supporting a partial timber frame, dates back to the 1600s and is housed in an attractive former hunting lodge.
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...
This unsung little gem of a pub, set in a delightful village in the heart of the Chilterns with a vineyard directly behind, brings back fond memories of what a real English country pub should be.
Standing right next door to an ancient Norman church, from the moment you approach The Chequers time stands still.
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
This is horse-racing country and it’s not just the stables that house pure-breeds; this picturesque 18th-century inn is as authentic as they come.
The Peacock Inn stands in a truly unspoiled location at the very edge of the stunning Chiltern Hills, with inspirational views across the Oxfordshire and Buckingamshire countryside.
When you pull up outside the Swan Inn you’re sure to ask yourself ‘what more could I want than this Georgian, wisteria-clad pub standing in a stunning village location?'