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Out & About

Whatever country pursuit you choose to do – walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, sailing or golf – you’ll never be far from a welcoming inn. Relax after strenuous exercise in front of an open fire on chilly days or outside in a picturesque garden enjoying the blissful summer sun.

Indulge in great food and drink 'til your heart's content then hit the footpaths to burn off the calories.

All of our Great Country Pubs are set amongst either unspoilt countryside, small market towns or beside tranquil waterways and coastlines, which presents endless Walking hand in hand amid stunning sceneryopportunities to get out and about.

On long-distance trails, such as the North and South Downs, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway, you will most likely find a friendly pub near or en route either for an overnight stop or refreshment. Check out the Kings Arms near Haslemere.

The New Forest in Hampshire offers first-class walking and cycling with some excellent pubs like The Drift Inn and Monty's Inn right on the doorstep. Some inns rent out bikes from the premises. Alternatively, view the countryside from the back of a horse; treks are available at several stables in the region and some might even stop off at a pub for lunch, the perfect antidote to an enPedal powerduring morning in the saddle.

For watersports the rivers offer canoeing, boating and fishing with a pick of picturesque riverside inns for a well-earned lunch or overnight stay. If golf is more your scene, the regions offer an abundance of excellent courses, and many have a Great Country Pub within 'driving distance' (excuse the pun) to rest your weary head at the end of a satisfying round.

Find a Great Country Pub


The Grove Ferry Pub

LocationUpstreet, Canterbury, Kent

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.

The Grove Ferry Pub

Great Pubs to Get Out & About

The Boot Bledlow Ridge

LocationHigh Wycombe, Bucks

Russell Arms

Locationnear Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Snowdrop Inn

LocationLewes, East Sussex

The Coach & Horses

LocationBasingstoke, Hampshire

The Polecat Inn

LocationGreat Missenden

Alford Arms

LocationHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The Chequers

LocationMaldon, Essex

The Swan Inn

LocationSwinbrook, Oxfordshire

The Queens Arms

LocationEast Garston, Berkshire

The Compasses

LocationGreat Waltham, Essex