The UK’s best gastro pubs-with-rooms

2019 Editor's Choice Pubs-with-Rooms

The UK’s best gastro pubs-with-rooms

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Beech House & Olive Branch

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Clipsham

‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. Everyone was so cheerful, I assumed something humorous had taken place.’
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Colonsay

On an island of white-sand beaches and rocky inlets (human population 135; seals, otters and eagles unnumbered), Jane and Alex Howard’s 18th-century inn sits at the centre of village life, with quiz nights and live music.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • wi-fi
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The Bildeston Crown

The Bildeston Crown

Bildeston

‘In a peaceful village near Lavenham’, this 15th-century former coaching inn is ‘full of character warm, casual, intimate, relaxed’.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • walking
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The Punch Bowl Inn

The Punch Bowl Inn

Crosthwaite

‘Always a favourite’ of Guide friends in the north, Richard Rose’s 300-year-old pub-with-rooms is in ‘one of the prettiest villages in south Lakeland’. It is promoted to a full entry this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Old Coastguard

The Old Coastguard

Mousehole

This ‘youthful, buzzy’ spot, say returning guests this year, is liked for its ‘good rooms, helpful, friendly staff, excellent food – and no flashy bits’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
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The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

‘A delight not only for art lovers but for all who visit,’ say Guide inspectors this year of Ivor Braka’s unique pub-with-rooms that upgrades to a full entry.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • historic
  • view
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn

West Hoathly

Popular with locals, ramblers and foodies, this comfortably modernised Victorian freehouse-with-rooms welcomes visitors with ‘big smiles’ and a ‘warm-hearted atmosphere’.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • golf
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The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound Inn

Letcombe Regis

‘A truly wonderful place to stay,’ writes an approving guest, who savoured the 18th-century red brick pub as much as Greyhound regulars do their pints of Titanic Plum Porter.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Glenelg Inn

The Glenelg Inn

Glenelg

Amid ‘some of the most remote and beautiful scenery one can find anywhere in the world’, Sheila Condie’s traditional Highland inn stands close to the ferry, overlooking the Sound of Sleat.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • walking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • garden
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The Pipe and Glass Inn

The Pipe and Glass Inn

South Dalton

St Mary’s ‘stunning spire’ rises like Jack’s beanstalk – a heavenly marker of the approach to James and Kate Mackenzie’s ‘sublime’ pub-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
  • walking

2018 Editor's Choice Pubs-with-Rooms

The UK’s best gastro pubs-with-rooms

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The Rose and Crown

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Romaldkirk

In a ‘beautiful setting’, beside the Saxon church in a ‘picturesque’ North Pennines village, Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century inn is ‘an absolute gem’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • activities
  • disabled
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Beech House & Olive Branch

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Clipsham

‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. Everyone was so cheerful, I assumed something humorous had taken place.’
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Star Inn

The Star Inn

Harome

‘Wow, what a wonderful place this is!’ A regular reader lauded Andrew Pern’s restaurant-with-rooms on the edge of the North York Moors, which has a Michelin star and ambience on tap.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
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The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach

‘Our puppy absolutely loved the place!’ writes a reader, of this dining pub in a hamlet between the Brecon Beacons and the Black mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Beckford Arms

The Beckford Arms

Tisbury

At an ancient crossroads on the edge of the Fonthill Estate, Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s Georgian pub-with-rooms is a ‘popular, good-value’ spot.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote

Far-reaching views across sheep-spotted countryside spool away from this ‘splendid’ 300-year-old malthouse-turned-restaurant-with-rooms above the Evenlode valley.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • child_friendly
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The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Hough-on-the-hill

‘A homely village pub within easy reach of the A1 and well worth the detour,’ writes a trusted Guide reader after a three-night stay at Paul and Lorraine Willoughby’s traditional inn.
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • wi-fi
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The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Babcary

With its rough-cut stone exterior and thatch, the Red Lion is outwardly the archetypal olde worlde pub – ‘but’, say trusted readers, ‘in our granddaughter’s terminology, the place rocks.’
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn

Newton Abbot

The tramway that once carried Dartmoor granite from the Stover Canal is no more, but this granite inn, built in 1820 along with quarry workers’ cottages, still thrives.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • wi-fi
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The King’s Head Inn

The King’s Head Inn

Bledington

Ducks glide on a brook that bisects a village green, overlooked by a Cotswold stone pub, owned by Nicola and Archie Orr-Ewing, who also manage The Swan Inn at Swinbrook (see entry).
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi

2017 Editor's Choice Gastropubs

The UK’s best gastro pubs-with-rooms

1
Special offer
Beech House & Olive Branch

Beech House & Olive Branch - Winter in Rutland Gourmet Dinner, Wine, B&B Special Offer

Clipsham

‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. Everyone was so cheerful, I assumed something humorous had taken place.’
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Bell at Skenfrith

The Bell at Skenfrith

Skenfrith

‘A great base for exploring,’ Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson’s ‘pleasing, white-painted coaching inn’ stands overlooking an old stone bridge across the River Monmow, while ‘behind it, green hills gently rise’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gastropub
  • view
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn

Titley

‘We were made so welcome and were well looked after,’ writes a reader, of a stay at this pub-with-rooms at the meeting point of two old drovers’ roads.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Gurnard’s Head

The Gurnard’s Head

Zennor

‘We cannot praise it too highly,’ says a report this year on brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub with rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

In one of those atmospheric London entities – a street that feels like a village in the heart of the capital – this hip pub-with-rooms assumes the role of community hub, yet has ‘a great location’, within minutes of frenetic Oxford Street.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote

Far-reaching views across sheep-spotted countryside spool away from this ‘splendid’ 300-year-old malthouse-turned-restaurant-with-rooms above the Evenlode valley.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • child_friendly
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The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn

Mells

'A rustic gem in an unspoilt village’, this ancient coaching inn, built around a cobbled yard, is a sister to The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry).
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • cooking_school
  • wi-fi
  • fishing
  • golf
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The Red Lion Freehouse

The Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury

Readers this year ‘ran out of superlatives’ after a ‘rather splendid visit’ to this thatched gastropub in ‘a delightful village’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • gourmet
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Flanked by the 18th-century stone bridge after which it’s named, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s ‘characterful’ restaurant-with-rooms on the water has much to like.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms

Long Sutton

An air of a country gentleman’s private study filters through this rural 19th-century hunting lodge, with appealing nods to the rural pursuits that might occupy him.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • b&b
  • wi-fi

2016 Editor's Choice Gastropubs

The UK’s best gastro pubs-with-rooms

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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Dedham

‘A convivial local gathering spot’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century, timber-framed inn stands ‘in a prime situation’ in ‘this endearing village of variously coloured houses’ in Constable Country.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • historic
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn

West Hoathly

Popular with locals, ramblers and foodies, this comfortably modernised Victorian freehouse-with-rooms welcomes visitors with ‘big smiles’ and a ‘warm-hearted atmosphere’.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • golf
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The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Hough-on-the-hill

‘A homely village pub within easy reach of the A1 and well worth the detour,’ writes a trusted Guide reader after a three-night stay at Paul and Lorraine Willoughby’s traditional inn.
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • wi-fi
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The Victoria

The Victoria

London

‘Convenient for Heathrow,’ wrote readers flying from Australia. They so ‘loved the feel’ of this gastropub with rooms half a mile from Richmond Park that they were planning a return visit.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi