22 January 2018
The Pipe & Glass, South Dalton, East Yorkshire
Expect high standards at this handsome 17th-century country inn. Inventive Michelin Star menus are built around top-notch Yorkshire produce – splash out at the chef’s table or curl up by one of the roaring fires, with a plate of Yorkshire rarebit, then retire to one of the gorgeous rooms – they’re the last word in stylish glamour.
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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 and bathrooms that ooze comfort and detail touches.
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The Plough, Lupton, Cumbria
Close to the Lakes and the Dales for invigorating walks, the Plough has the kind of pared-back authenticity that feels timeless, with distinct cosy areas with open fires, alongside feel-good food with bold flavours, warm hospitality from great staff and very stylish bedrooms with fabulous bathrooms.
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The Maytime Inn, Asthall, Oxfordshire
Stylishly refurbished Cotswold village inn hidden away in the Windrush Valley close to Burford. Perfect for a romantic break away with seasonal modern pub food, a brilliant drinks list, super comfortable rooms and great walking from the front door.
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The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Transformed into a civilised country inn, the stylish and welcoming Greyhound backs onto the River Test in Stockbridge, England’s fly-fishing capital. Expect warm, sophisticated décor, cosy bedrooms, intimate candlelit dining rooms, and some innovative cooking.
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The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The Northgate is an impressive yet informal Townhouse conversion a short stroll from the Abbey and some great shops. Explore the cool cocktail list in the stylish bar, savour the tasting menu at chef’s table and make the most of the stunning rooms boasting big bathrooms with storm showers and deep tubs.
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The Fox & Hounds, Exton, Rutland
Set by the green in a timeless estate village, this fine old inn is worth finding for elegant Asia/Africa inspired rooms, real fires and candles galore in the cosy, club-like bar, and eclectic modern British food. A peaceful rural retreat – you won’t want to leave.
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The Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
A thatched culinary oasis with a Michelin Star set deep in the Wiltshire countryside. The five stunning rooms along the lane are the icing on the cake at this rural hideaway – dine well and wake up to serene views across the crystal clear infant River Avon and lush water meadows. Special indeed.
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