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 charming village of Granborough, this 1600 coaching inn has been completely refurbished since it came under new ownership 2013.
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.
As pretty as a picture, this 16th-century, cottage-style pub, bedecked with flowers, lays nestled deep in the Chiltern Hills.
Nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Nettlebed, this delightful, red-brick coaching inn dates back to the 14th century.
The Ship Inn sits in a fabulous waterside position at the exact point where the Great Ouse and Little Ouse converge, offering striking panoramic views.
An enchanting grade II listed building dating back to the 16th century with a very distinctive eyebrow roof. Inside, it remains delightfully unspoilt retaining original features such as the inglenook...
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?'
The Bear and Ragged Staff has been a public house since the 17th century; the name comes from the heraldic sign normally referring to the Earls of Warwick and is also the Coat of arms of Warwickshire...
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.