Best gastro pubs with rooms in Midlands

From inns that Shakespeare would have walked past to vibrant pubs with rooms, hospitality in the Midlands knows no bounds, but always knows how to make sure guests have a good time. Equipped with all of the modern luxuries you could ask for as well as good old fashioned warm welcomes at every turn.
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Lion and Pheasant

Lion and Pheasant

Shrewsbury

Modern style and characterful original features merge at this centrally located 16th-century coaching inn with ‘easy access to all parts of the city’.
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The Bull and Swan at Burghley

The Bull and Swan at Burghley

Stamford

In the late 17th century, the Honourable Order of Little Bedlam (an aristocratic drinking club) rampaged through this coaching inn – today an altogether more upstanding crowd come for the modern pub grub, cinema nights and the garden’s ‘pizza potting shed’ (open on warm-weather weekends). Characterful bedrooms mix vintage furnishings and modern conveniences. Some have exposed stones or feature wallpaper, perhaps an original fireplace, mullioned window.
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The Crafty Dog

The Crafty Dog

Chesterfield

Relaxed and welcoming, this revamped pub on the edge of town offers a vast selection of craft beers and real ales. To accompany them, there is an extensive range of home-made pizzas and burgers with some unusual twists. Upstairs, bedrooms are neat and modern,
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Peacock Inn

Peacock Inn

Bakewell

A 200-year-old coaching inn in the centre, with beamed ceilings, exposed stonework and cosy nooks and crannies where, to the accompaniment of an original Wurlitzer juke box. ale aficionados can savour local brews. Homemade classic pub grub and Sunday roasts are served in a stone-flagged conservatory, or on warm days, outside in the courtyard. Bedrooms are in the converted stables; one has a four-poster bed and a free-standing bath; another would suit a family.
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The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Ashbourne

In a hamlet close to Ashbourne, this welcoming country pub is an ideal base for expeditions to the Peak District National Park or the thrilling rides of Alton Towers. After the day’s excitement, unwind over a drink and comforting food in the brick and wood bar, warmed by a log burner in winter, spreading out onto a terrace on warmer days. Modern rustic bedrooms, named after local families, have gentle floral fabrics and sturdy pine furniture.
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Stay at an elegant 17th century coaching inn on the banks of the River Coln or in a city-centre pub in Shrewsbury enjoying popular local ales. Visit an inspiring inn at Stratford-Upon-Avon that serves pub classics and also provides spa toiletries in your room. Or head to Clipsham for a retreat within former farm labourers’ cottages dating back to the 1890s tucking into home-grown or foraged ingredients at dinner time and with the dog in tow.

Go to Tetbury for a quirky escape enjoying time with friends over an Art Deco piano and a vintage jukebox, or tuck into food and drink at a village pub in the Peak District that dates back to the 1850s. From Ashbourne to Armscote, Barnsley to Moreton-In-Marsh, the Midlands offers entertainment and a warm welcome at a delicious array of gastro pubs with rooms.

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Last updated: September 21, 2021