David’s Weekly Update – 10 Coast and Country Recommendations

15 July 2018

School may be out for summer but if you’re keen to escape the heat of the city for some fresh sea or country air, then take a look at these 10 recommendations for some of the best coastal and rural inns for a relaxing couple of days away.  Expect to find a comfortable room with cossetting extras and smart bathrooms, imaginative menus brimming with local produce, a cosy bar serving tip-top beers and eclectic wines, and great walks from the front door. For many more places to choose from click here.
Coast:
The George in Rye, East Sussex

Stylish bolthole in the heart of Rye with a classic bar, an informal Grill serving local seasonal food and fabulous rooms that ooze detail touches.
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The Mill at Gordleton, Hampshire

Former mill in a fabulous riverside location close to the coast and the New Forest; worth finding for the secret gardens, imaginative pub food and charming country-house style rooms.
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The Swan, Southwold, Suffolk

Bold, contemporary makeover for Adnams flagship property in coastal Southwold; cracking Tap Room bar showcasing Adnams beers, good modern British food and fabulous rooms that ooze style and comfort.
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Gannet Inn, St Ives, Cornwall

Run-down pub reinvented as an informal boutique inn – super stylish and cosyrooms, good traditional food, Spa facilities at sister hotel, and a fabulous beach just a stroll away
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The Crown Hotel, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Rustic-chic inn a stroll from the Quay; come for seasonal menus, owner-brewed ales, and stylish, individual rooms.
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Country:
Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Cumbria

Fabulous Cumbrian bolthole in the Lyth Valley – seek it out for sublime food, romantic rooms, stunning views, and great walks from the door.
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The Bull Hotel, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Don’t miss this new-wave coaching inn for its bold, eye-catching refurbishment, Italian-inspired British cooking and cool country style rooms. Comes with fishing rights too.
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The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire

Once derelict, this thatched treasure has been revived with style, now a community hub offering modern food and cosy rooms.
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Durham Ox, Crayke, Yorkshire

The Ibbotson’s fabulous foodie pub set in an idyllic village with views to York draws the discerning for seasonal British cooking, fabulous wines and local beers, and country-chic rooms.
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The Leicester Arms, Penshurst, Kent

Classic and modern British food, a gorgeous terrace with views, and comfortable rooms draw a discerning crowd to this restored village inn.
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