Top 10 Countryside Pubs In The U.K - BookitList

Top 10 Countryside Pubs In The U.K

Perhaps nothing could be more quintessentially British than a country pub outing. Wary travellers in need of some sustenance and amber liquid to warm their winter chilled fingers. Crackling fireplaces that provide some natural ASMR to relax and drown out any residual city stressors. Get your warmest fleece ready, and set your GPS to one of the U.K's top 10 countryside pubs!

1) Lord Crewe Arms, Northumberland

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Perched in a honey-stone village of Blanchland, amid a patchwork of dense green forests and idyllic heaths, stands the storybook public house otherwise known as the Lord Crew Arms. If you need somewhere to lay your head after being stuffed with a sumptuous Sunday dinner, take refuge in one of their cosy rooms overlooking the sweeping Pennine views.

Cary Arms, Torquay

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The Cary Arms has enough strings to it's bow to resemble a harp. Spa - luxury 5* star boutique hotel - flawless coastline pub. If you can get on board with any of those labels then this is a must visit. It's even dog friendly so you can let your four legged friend frolic in the waves before getting your own hydro therapy overlooking the sea!

3) The Wild Rabbit Inn, Cotswolds

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Traditional, rustic and quaint. The Wild Rabbit Inn is set in the heart of the Cotswolds and serves seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting. The owners have gone the extra length to make it feel like you're resting at home, and if home is where the heart is, then they've done an exceptional job.

4) The Old Hall Inn, Chinley

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The Old Hall In is actually comprised of Two Inns, and their award winning attention to detail is missed on neither. The local farms provide fresh produce, the bartenders pour the perfect local pint and the third generation family behind this charming getaway bring that wholesome family feel that makes it all the more pleasant.

5) The Wild Boar, Lake District

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The Lake District is in essence, named after watering holes so it makes sense that some of the countries finest pubs are here. Windermere's best offering is without doubt The Wild Boar. Nestled in the ancient Gilpin Valley, it's roaring log fires and seasonal Grill & Smokehouse kitchen could warm up Ebenezer Scrooge during a blizzard on Christmas Eve!

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6) The Devonport Inn, Cornwall

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Traffic free Cornish village and cute beach looking across the Rame peninsular, what more could you ask for? The real ales on tap could just be your tipple, and pair majestically with the hand baked Cornish pasties. There's also some fresh local seafood such as lobster or potted crab for those wanting a more substantial meal. Oh, and they're dog friendly so you can come with your pet and they'll even give you a doggie blanket to keep them warm!

7) The Star Inn, Harome

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A rustic gourmet bolthole with food as moor-ish as it's views. Picturesque is a word that does not do justice to just how aesthetically tantalising the surrounding nature of Harome is. Since the arrival of Andrew Pern in 1996 it's been rated as one of Britains best eateries year on year.

8) The Gunton Arms, Norfolk

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From countryside house to traditional pub, the transition now seems like an inspired stroke of genius. Seafood, mussels and Cromer crab are caught by local fishermen make for remarkably fresh dishes. The brains behind the cuisine once worked in some of London's finest restaurants and it tells in every bite.

The pub reflects its owners passion for art and has works by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Lucian Freud and many others. The history runs deep too, as the en-suite bathrooms for those staying, have marble sourced from the derelict mansions of Alexandria and there are still photos from the 1890's of Lillie Langtry and her lover who lived there previously!

9) The Fife Arms, Fife

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"As the landscape turns gold and the evenings draw in, escape your everyday to the comfort of the Fife Arms." Few slices of nature take quite as many awards and accolades as the Scottish highlands this pub and luxury hotel provides the icing on that slice of award winning cake. Beautiful boutique rooms, a rustic spa, and bespoke events from weddings to team building exercises. There's also fishing and golf options right on your doorstep!

10) The Royal Oak, Shropshire

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Built around it's vintage wood beams, crackling winter log fire, cauldron, black kettle and pewter jugs. It's the kind of charming countryside pub that wouldn't look out of place in a Dickens novel. The welcome is as warm as the log embers and the red and green tapestry capped in elm feel like the definition of pub familiarity and charm.


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