With its old school charm and local beers on tap, there’s nothing like a trip to the pub, and where better to lay your head after a pint or two than in the inn upstairs.

Whether you’re after a countryside weekend away from the hustle and bustle or a classic London pub with refined interiors, we’ve scoured the UK to find the best pubs with cosy rooms for a summer staycation.

The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire

Home to stunning interiors, countryside dining and local beers, The Bradley Hare is set within the historic grounds of the Duke of Somerset’s estate, and boasts several rooms for locals and tourists alike to bed in for the night. 

Downstairs you’ll find the pub, complete with sage green interiors, antique stools and quirky artwork lining the walls. Pull up a pew at the bar and try one of the local beers before heading to the cosy Snug area for traditional pub classics, made with local seasonal ingredients. 

Make your way up to your room and look forward to a comfy night with stunning surroundings. The rooms have been designed by James Thurstan Waterworth, ex-European Design Director for Soho House, so you know you’re in good hands. Think freestanding baths, quaint touches and linen fit for a duke or duchess.

Church Street, Maiden Vradley, BA12 7HW 

www.thebradleyhare.co.uk

The Loch & The Tyne, Windsor

From the chef Adam Handling comes The Loch & The Tyne, a British restaurant and pub with rooms situated in Old Windsor. 

With Adam known for his prowess and flare, you can expect big things from the restaurant here that serves up simple British classic pub grub with a more refined focus. 

While upstairs you’ll find the restaurant’s two rooms, offering a luxury countryside escape with access to the gardens and a breakfast feast come the morning.

10 Crimp Hill, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2QY 

www.lochandtyne.com

The Bear Inn, Shropshire

For a quaint countryside village experience, look to The Bear Inn. Located in the petit village of Hodnet, the pub-turned-inn is bundled with charm and character, from the old beams lining the ceilings to the wooden accents noted throughout. 

The rooms are simply splendid, complete with countryside chic and quirky details in every corner, from the patterned headboards to the chintzy lamps, armchairs and curtains. With 12 rooms, there’s an option to choose from a suite, super king or twin beds. 

The Bear serves up incredible British fare, championing the best of local and seasonal produce. Expect dishes such as mackerel in a spiced batter with chips, pea salsa and tartare sauce; onion gnocchi with wild mushroom, pickled walnut, parmesan and chestnut; and pork loin with new potatoes, cauliflower and mustard. All washed down with a local ale – lovely.

Drayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire, TF9 2NH 

www.thebearinnhodnet.com

The Double Red Duke, Oxfordshire

Endlessly charming and picturesque, The Double Red Duke can be found in Oxfordshire serving up some of the finest hospitality in the area. Whether you’re after a weekend retreat with your partner or something for the whole family, there’s a room in mind for you, complete with chintzy interiors and fun accents like the dial home phones. 

On the food front, there’s plenty to be enjoyed from Sunday lunch to breakfast and traditional pub grub. Menu highlights include small plates of devilled kidneys on toast; and duck liver parfait with onion marmalade, while large plates include marinated spiced lamb rump with courgettes and anchovy; fish and chips; and monkfish with collard greens, Sandefjord sauce and trout roe.

 

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Bourton Road, Clanfield, Bampton, OX18 2RB 

www.countrycreatures.com

The Pheasant Inn, Berkshire

Overlooking the Valley of the Racecourse, The Pheasant Inn is a countryside inn that’s steeped in history. It stretches back over 450 years, and to this day, can be found serving up simple, yet quality hospitality. 

On the dining front, expect traditional British ingredients playing the leading role here, from ham hock terrine with burnt apple puree, confit apple, kohlrabi and dill to hearty lamb shepherd’s pie with spring greens and a succulent sharing chateaubriand. 

The rooms are filled with rich textures and striking patterns, and if you have a pooch in tow, they can stay in luxury alongside you.

Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7AA 

www.thepheasant-inn.co.uk 

The Princess Royal, London

Returning to its former glory, The Princess Royal opens its doors after a major renovation. The pub, from the Cubitt House group, features a stunning restaurant and bars, as well as two private feasting rooms and four bedrooms. 

The restaurant, spearheaded by chef director Ben Tish, is influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean, offering a wide selection of sharing plates designed with feasting in mind. Tuck into the likes of whipped n’duja with fennel biscuits; three cheese pizzette fritta with spring truffle; red prawn crudo with rosemary and orange; and larger plates of Dorset coast monkfish with borlotti beans, chilli and salsa verde.

The interiors too are beautiful. Designed by director Georgie Pearman, they encompass the pub’s Victorian heritage, home to Victorian doors and stained glass panels.

47 HEREFORD ROAD, London, W2 5AH

www.cubitthouse.co.uk

The Wild Rabbit, Cotswolds

The Wild Rabbit, located in Chipping Norton, offers the best of both worlds. Want a pint at the bar? Head to the pub. Looking for a relaxing dining experience? Make your way to the dining room. Want to rest your head? Book in for a night in one of their rooms or cottages. 

The pub rooms are home to pared back interiors, from exposed brick walls and wooden beams to neutral colours and fine linen sheets. They invoke a sense of calm thanks to their laid back charm. 

Over at the dining room and you’ll find them serving up dishes that celebrate the local products and seasonal offerings. Not to mention their Sunday roast is worth trying.

Church Street, Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6YA

www.thewildrabbit.co.uk

The Ginger Pig, Brighton

Head to Hove where you’ll find The Ginger Pig serving up fine food, luxury accommodation and seaside vibes. 

The Ginger Pig is very much about the restaurant, serving up traditional, refined dishes sourced from Sussex’s top suppliers. All of the menus are inspired by the season and the surrounding areas. Expect dishes such as Game pie with smashed swede and carrot and brussel tops; Roast cod fillet with pressed potato, roast chicory, radish and green olives, and saffron steamed mussels; and Dark chocolate ganache with beetroot sorbet, redcurrant, Italian meringue and wood sorrel.

The rooms, spread over two floors, follow the Ginger philosophy. The interiors are simple, modern and understated, but deliver on the comfort front by the hordes.

3 Hove Street, Hove, BN3 2TR 

www.thegingerpigpub.com

The Gunton Arms, Norfolk

Over in Norfolk, you’ll find The Gunton Arms serving up the best of countryside living, from cosy interiors to British fare. 

Set on the one thousand acre deer park, the building was traditionally a country house hotel until Ivor Braka bought the building in 2009 and converted it into the loving traditional pub we know today. 

Book in for a countryside escape packed with charm.

Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norfolk, NR11 8TZ 

www.theguntonarms.co.uk


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