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These great country inns and pubs with rooms provide the perfect base for visiting some of Britain's grand historic country houses.
These great country inns and pubs with rooms provide the perfect base for visiting some of Britain's grand historic country houses.
In a Nutshell: Sleepy village setting for the Artist Residence rural outpost – a thatched gem with gorgeous rooms, informal quirky style, and sublime modern British food
In a Nutshell: Grand Georgian rectory transformed into an elegant and stylish destination venue; quirky rooms, great cocktails and crowd-pleasing menu. Family and dog friendly too
In a Nutshell: Restored country inn set deep in the wooded Surrey Hills offering contemporary rooms, an eclectic modern European menu, a relaxed vibe and a fabulous summer garden. Great walking from the front door.
In a Nutshell: Beamed village inn revamped in country-chic style, popular with walkers and the racing set for the relaxed vibe, eclectic modern pub food and contemporary-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Chic accommodation and some solid modern British cooking in a stunning location right beside the sea on the beautiful English Riviera
In a Nutshell: Glorious rural setting below Inkpen Beacon for this rustic-chic inn with stylish courtyard rooms, simple, modern British food, views from the garden, and a super little cafe
In a Nutshell: Grand stone inn set in a timeless estate village; worth the detour off A1 for elegant Asia/Africa inspired rooms; candles galore in the club-like bar; and eclectic modern British food
In a Nutshell: Estate-owned inn with a country-house feel and elegant rooms; renowned for its food, much of it sourced from estate farms and owner’s kitchen garden
In a Nutshell: Refurbished wisteria-clad stone inn oozing rustic chic charm, with quirky, comfortable rooms, great food and gorgeous gardens.
In a Nutshell: Michelin star food in a handsome inn tucked away in the Wolds, with stylish bedrooms and a relaxed vibe throughout.
In a Nutshell: Truly unspoilt 15th-century gem in a timeless National Trust village, offering period charm, modern food and cosy rooms
In a Nutshell: Elegant, ivy-clad 18th century drover’s inn with glorious Dales vistas, a French/Yorkshire menu and sophisticated, comfortable bedrooms.
In a Nutshell: Seek out this spruced up 16th-century pub for the beautiful hilltop village setting, the eclectic, crowd-pleasing menus and three cosy rooms; great walking too
In a Nutshell: The ideal stopover for weary travellers deep in rural Cheshire yet close to M6. Real ales, good food, a relaxed atmosphere (dogs & kids welcome), and smart, boutique-style bedrooms await
In a Nutshell: A cool, relaxed vibe, rustic, seasonal food, local ales, simple rooms oozing style and comfort - everyone's perfect country inn
In a Nutshell: Be wowed by the eclectic décor, the quirky bedrooms and the hearty seasonal food at this 16th-century bolthole in a thriving Sussex village – book one of the amazing garden lodges.
In a Nutshell: Ponies wander past this classic New Forest inn, refurbished in country-chic style and perfect for long walks, off-road cycling and a cracking round of golf next door
In a Nutshell: 500-year-old village pub transformed into a fabulous foodie pub with rooms with timeless, stripped back look inside, simple yet exciting British pub food, and country-chic rooms
In a Nutshell: Old coaching inn revamped with style and panache overlooking Long Melford's green and Hall. Expect an informal country-house feel, imaginative food and smart modern bedrooms.
In a Nutshell: Handsome stone inn in beautiful Stamford, with log fires, interesting, stylish bedrooms and a menu to please all.
In a Nutshell: 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
In a Nutshell: Rambling town-centre pub-hotel close to the Jurassic Coast offering contemporary-smart rooms, classic British food and great pizzas, and a colourful courtyard for summer alfresco dining
In a Nutshell: Expect stylish, quirky design touches, modern British food, brilliant bedrooms and a cool vibe at this rejuvenated Cotswold inn.
In a Nutshell: Sympathetic upgrade by Fullers at this tucked away 16th-century timbered pub, just a stroll from the Thames Path – beamed bars ooze traditional charm and cosy, contemporary rooms await upstairs
In a Nutshell: Beautiful village setting for this rejuvenated inn with smart rooms, an informal atmosphere and innovative menus.
In a Nutshell: In the lovely Vale of Belvoir, a pretty old pub with friendly service, a seasonal menu and sweet, comfortable bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Contemporary-smart rooms and a steak-focused menu are the draw for this vibrant town-centre pub with rooms close to the Thames
In a Nutshell: Striking contemporary styled inn oozing 16th-century charm with rustic-smart bars, bathtubs in cosy individual bedrooms, good pub food (great pizzas) and garden dining pavillions
In a Nutshell: Atmospheric old schoolhouse, now a cracking pub with imaginative all-day menu, gins galore, and cosy-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Civilised inn deep in Constable country with super comfortable boutique rooms, seasonal menus and a cracking wine list
In a Nutshell: Visiting Blenheim Palace, then seek out this brilliant new bolthole a short stroll away for Italian-inspired food, a relaxed café-bar vibe, and special rooms
In a Nutshell: Rustic-chic inn a stroll from the Quay; come for seasonal menus. owner-brewed ales, and stylish, individual rooms
In a Nutshell: Adnams flagship inn, the hub of Southwold, renowned for modern pub food, tip-top beer, fine wines and contemporary coastal style bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Good Asian-inspired food and comfortable rooms at this country-rustic village pub peacefully tucked away from the coastal throng
In a Nutshell: Innovative food, cosy rooms with village views and stylish interiors draw a discerning crowd to this former hunting lodge
In a Nutshell: 16th-century pub with sleek, ultra-modern makeover - be wowed by the glitzy Riva Bar (drinks galore), the vibrant artwork and the rather swish and funky rooms
In a Nutshell: Historic village inn restored with style by the Bridgen family - worth seeking out for inventive food, a great drinks menu, the cool summer terrace, and individually designed rooms; dogs and kids welcome
In a Nutshell: Estate owned treasure deep in the Ashdown Forest, worth finding for traditional charm, menus brimming with estate produce, and gorgeous rooms in the refurbished old school house
In a Nutshell: Menus brim with local goodies at Ben & Sarah Handley’s fabulous foodie pub with rooms close to glorious beaches and saltmarshes.
In a Nutshell: 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
In a Nutshell: Cotswold gem in timeless village - come for tip-top Yubby Ales, innovative menus, and cosy rooms with country views
In a Nutshell: Vibrant waterside watering hole offering great beer and fresh seasonal food, best enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the River Ouse. Comfortable rooms are the icing on the cake
In a Nutshell: Informal hotel set in peaceful countryside close to A1M (J8) offering modern British food and comfortable rooms split between the old farmhouse and a magnificent restored barn, where you'll find the vibrant Cowshed Bar. It’s a cracking wedding venue too
In a Nutshell: Sebastian & Lana Snow’s foodie inn draws a discerning crowd for delicious Italian inspired cooking, country-rustic rooms and a laid back vibe
In a Nutshell: A beautiful village green setting for this Dales gem, popular for great beer, hearty food, the timeless bar, and contemporary rooms
In a Nutshell: Cool, contemporary dining pub with rooms in sleepy village minutes from A1; worth the detour or stopover for modern British dishes on upbeat menus, and country-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Unassuming roadside hostelry with a rustic beamed interior, chalkboard menus brimming with fresh fish and seafood, three quirky spruced up bedrooms, and a fabulous terrace
In a Nutshell: Stylish bolthole in the heart of Rye with a classic bar, an informal Grill serving local seasonal food and fab rooms that ooze detail touches
In a Nutshell: Striking High Street inn spruced up in modern, quirky style, with contemporary and stylish bedrooms, seasonal menus offering modern pub food, and tip-top Brakspear beers.
In a Nutshell: Former coaching inn and theatre in a fabulous central location within strolling distance of Warwick Castle – expect a boutique feel throughout, modern European food and stylish bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Legendary village inn - renowned for its inventive menus, stylish bedrooms and stunning views from the gorgeous garden
In a Nutshell: A grand old inn, the thriving hub of Shaftesbury with a cool, contemporary feel, Mediterranean-inspired food, a secret alfresco courtyard and smart, spacious rooms
In a Nutshell: Chic, country-house decor, rustic modern cooking and gorgeous rooms at this restored inn set within a vast deer park
In a Nutshell: Honest seasonal menus, well-kept ales, rambling old bars and peaceful, tucked away rooms, close to the Sussex Downs
In a Nutshell: Former warehouse in an idyllic Thames-side spot beside Folly Bridge, stylishly spruced up with beautifully refurbished rooms; good food and a fabulous riverside terrace
In a Nutshell: Seek out this country hideaway south of Bath for inventive pub food, stylish individual rooms (cosy garden cabin) and a fabulous summer garden with rolling rural views
In a Nutshell: Quirky country chic, fabulous food and ales, simple cottagey rooms, and gorgeous summer garden; close to Petworth
In a Nutshell: Revamped roadside inn with smart rooms, a crowd-pleasing menu (good seafood) and a cracking location close to Harrogate, Fountains Abbey and the Dales
In a Nutshell: Shun the M3 Services for delicious food, charming hosts, fine wine and impressive new rooms at this unassuming inn
In a Nutshell: Community focused dining pub with rustic-smart interior, innovative menus, great beer, and gorgeous rooms in a renovated barn
In a Nutshell: Rural local rescued from closure and now thriving as a contemporary country inn with simple, comfortable rooms, competent modern British cooking, and a passion for local produce
In a Nutshell: Enjoy a truly innovative menu and comfortable, luxurious bedrooms at chef Emily Watkins's classic Cotswolds inn.
In a Nutshell: Impressive manor-like pub set in extensive grounds with country-chic interior, seasonal menus, Norfolk ales and four cosy bedrooms.
In a Nutshell: Village setting below the North Downs for this vibrant pub with rooms, noted for its laid-back atmosphere, inventive food and drink menus (artisan producers), and simple, comfortable rooms
In a Nutshell: Traditional Cotswold stone inn beside the idyllic village green, with stylish, cosy bedrooms and pub grub classics with a twist.
In a Nutshell: Classic and modern British food, a gorgeous terrace with views, and comfortable rooms draw a discerning crowd to this restored village inn
In a Nutshell: Fabulous new rooms, good pub food and a traditional feel at this refurbished 18th-century Cotswold stone inn, just a mile from M40 (J9) and minutes from Bicester Shopping Village
In a Nutshell: Stone and thatch treasure hidden away in an idyllic rural village; be wowed by its civilised country charm, the delicious food, the simple, country-house rooms, and the stunning gardens
In a Nutshell: Timeless village setting for this riverside inn oozing historic charm - rustic bar, good food and chic rooms with views
In a Nutshell: Spruced up inn hidden away in the Windrush Valley – worth finding for seasonal modern pub food, a brilliant drinks list, comfortable rooms, and its fabulous summer terrace
In a Nutshell: Tardis-like town inn hiding historic beamed interior with timeless tap room, exciting food, hands-on hosts, and smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Be wowed by wood-fired pizzas, classy menus that brim with local goodies, and the laid-back vibe at this stylish inn close to Sissinghurst Garden.
In a Nutshell: 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
In a Nutshell: Expect sublime cooking and funky rooms with the wow factor at Nick and Mary Galer’s informal modern-day inn just a stroll from the River Thames
In a Nutshell: Remote village setting on the edge of Exmoor for this revamped rural inn offering styling rooms and modern British food daily menus; welcoming hands-on owners too
In a Nutshell: Well-loved village inn close to the A1, with seasonal menus bristling with local produce and country-chic bedrooms.
In a Nutshell: Shun the Services for this stylishly reinvented pub with rooms close to M56 – worth stopping for good pub food, contemporary-smart rooms and the fabulous front terrace
In a Nutshell: Rescued community local deep in the Shropshire Hills offering good country cooking, local ales and produce, and three comfortable rooms
In a Nutshell: Shun the M4 Services and seek out this stylishly refurbished old drovers’ inn for the relaxed vibe, modern British cooking and beautiful bedrooms
In a Nutshell: A beautiful North Lakes location for this classic old coaching inn, renowned for its timeless bar, traditional atmosphere, warm hospitality and modern British cooking; great garden too
In a Nutshell: High in the Peckforton Hills, the Pheasant draws the crowds for far-reaching views across the Cheshire Plain, log fires in the bar, imaginative food, and refurbished bedrooms. Great walking too
In a Nutshell: Picture-perfect 17th-century village inn refurbished in cool, rustic style with cosy rooms and inventive modern British food
In a Nutshell: Fabulous foodie bolthole in dreamy hilltop village within easy reach of M40 and London – worth finding for innovative food, country-chic rooms and pub’s superb butcher’s shop
In a Nutshell: England’s oldest inn oozes history, tradition and charm yet cosy contemporary rooms and good pub food make this ancient building a comfortable base for exploring the Cotswolds
In a Nutshell: Fabulous Cumbrian bolthole in the Lyth Valley – seek it out for sublime food, romantic rooms, stunning views, and great walks from the door
In a Nutshell: Village inn rescued and revamped with style and panache with funky bedrooms, and imaginative daily menus
In a Nutshell: Former apothecary’s shop with great beers, an extensive gin collection, cosy corners, luxurious bedrooms to flop into, and a fresh, seasonal menu. The perfect remedy for weary locals and travellers alike
In a Nutshell: Great for walking, this rustic-chic pub in a feudal South Downs village has smart rooms, daily menus and a cool vibe
In a Nutshell: Attractive high street location for this historic inn, well placed for the M3 and worth the detour for the buzzy vibe in the bar, good modern pub food and contemporary-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Traditional old inn with a classic bar, charming accommodation and top notch dining in a fabulous location on the edge of Dartmoor
In a Nutshell: Rescued and revamped in quirky rustic French style with relaxed café/bistro feel, a great drinks menu, exciting Mediterranean food, and special rooms
In a Nutshell: In a cracking spot on Warwick’s central square, Peach’s flagship pub hums with life from breakfast till late, popular for its lively contemporary vibe, good all day food and comfy rooms – the best (& quietest) across the lane
In a Nutshell: Spruced up inn with authentic bar, good food, cosy rooms and a snazzy Airstream serving Tex-Mex food in the garden
In a Nutshell: Once derelict, this thatched treasure has been revived with style, now a community hub offering modern food and cosy rooms.
In a Nutshell: Gorgeous village setting for Rob McGill’s historic inn that draws a discerning crowd for good food and wine, classic country-chic rooms and it’s walled garden – alfresco heaven
In a Nutshell: Seek out this North Downs treasure for the timeless, traditional feel, hearty food, top-notch Brakspear ales, cosy bedrooms, and wonderful walking from the front door
In a Nutshell: Boldly revamped Cotswold stone inn offering a quirky, contemporary and relaxed vibe, a crowd-pleasing menu (great pizzas), and stylish bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Stylish inn on the coast path and a stroll from the beach - come for fishy menus, quirky boutique rooms and a relaxed vibe
In a Nutshell: Emily Scott’s fabulous food and four elegant bedrooms draw foodies from afar to her stylish village inn lost in stunning Cornish countryside between Bodmin Moor and the sea
In a Nutshell: The best A3 pit-stop for miles stands in a peaceful spot beside the River Wey – contemporary rooms, locally sourced food, ales and gin, and a cracking riverside terrace await