This generally comes at a lower cost than staying at a small hotel, making pubs with accommodation the ideal alternative for a short break. Throughout our regions you will find some of the best examples of these delightful rural inns.
Where else could you be enchanted by such charming surroundings, find a good pint of real ale on tap, delicious food, a comfortable night’s sleep with stunning views to wake up to the next morning, all under one roof?
If you and your loved one are contemplating escaping the hustle and bustle of city life for a Romantic Getaway, or maybe even taking it one or two steps further and looking for that perfect Wedding Venue, certain Great Country Pubs can offer you enough romance to last a life time.
Do you enjoy delving into England’s wonderful past or appreciate historic buildings? Then one of our characterful inns is for you, where there is many a ghostly Story to Tell? Or perhaps you prefer to get out and explore the stunning countryside during a more invigorating Active Weekend. Choose a Great Country Pub and you'll find just what you are looking for.
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.
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.
It’s a wonderful treat to find such a good, traditional country pub, where good beer takes centre stage. This is first and foremost a drinkers’ pub.
The Greyhound is a great example of a proper English village inn, where community comes together and all visitors from near and far are made to feel welcome.
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.
Standing opposite the village green, The Roebuck will leave a lasting impression – painted bright yellow and green on the outside and full of quirky character inside.
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.
Set in the picturesque hamlet of Playhatch close to Henley-on-Thames and Maidenhead, this charming 16th-century coaching inn is the perfect place to get away from it all.