Time Together - the greatest gift of all05/03/2020
Pubs are full of character and charm providing a warm welcome and a home from home. Most serve outstanding locally sourced and seasonal food and many offer fine wines, craft beers and even gin libraries. Take time to explore the beautiful British countryside, blow the cobwebs away with a walk on the beach or visit fascinating historic sites and gardens. Eat together, raise a glass together and treat your mum to some quality time away.
At Stay in a Pub we have selected a few of our favourite places to stay with your nearest and dearest:
1. The Wellington Arms is on the Duke of Wellington’s estate in Stratfield Turgis in Hampshire. They are absolutely passionate about pubs and bringing village pubs back to the community.
2. The Grousemoor near Wrexham in North Wales enjoys stunning mountain views and is the perfect place to go walking, mountain biking or even off road driving. The National Trust Erddig Country House is nearby and is also worth a visit.
3. The Devonshire Arms is in the 18th century village of Pilsley on the Chatworth Estate in Derbyshire. It serves fine ales and delicious food using local ingredients many from the estate itself.
4. The Alma Inn, situated in the beautiful Pendle countryside, is a quaint country pub with 9 luxurious en-suite bedrooms. The Alma is currently running an offer for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from £99.
5. Fishermans Haunt in Winkton, Dorset, provides the perfect escape to the countryside as it is on the edge of the New Forest but also close to the coast for a walk along Boscombe Beach. Its focus is on fish and country classics.
6. The Alexander Pope is stunningly situated on the banks of the River Thames in Strawberry Hill near Twickenham. While it is away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, it is also the perfect base to enjoy the sights and attractions of central London.
7. The Crab and Boar near Newbury in Berkshire has lots of dog friendly rooms for those who want to take their four legged friends away too. From here you can explore the real Downtown Abbey with Highclere Castle just a stones throw away.
8. Sheep on Sheep Street in Stow on the Wold in Gloucestershire has recently been refurbished and has been described as a little bit of ‘Soho Style’ in the Cotswolds.
9. Forest is nestled in the foothills of Pendle Hill in Burnley, Lancashire. Here is the perfect place from which to walk or cycle exploring quaint villages and wonderful countryside. They also serve daily catches from the legendary fishmonger Chris Neve.
10. The Pier is a quintessential English seaside hotel famed for its 2 AA Rosette restaurant serving freshly caught fish and overlooking Harwich harbour in Essex. If gin is your tipple there are more than 100 to chose from in the Navyard Bar.