Elevated bedroom design, open fires and gourmet menus, the roster of British pubs with rooms continues to go from strength to strength. So pack your weekend bag, it's time to check in...
The Talbot Inn, Mells, Somerset
Just twenty minutes from Bath, this rural retreat is a former coaching inn, with simple, Scandi interiors. Pull into the cobbled courtyard and book dinner in the main restaurant, and don’t miss the Sunday roast. Bathrooms are kitted out with Bramley products.
The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds
Steeped in its own history, the Lygon Arms serves local produce with dishes inspired by its local surroundings and season. With high ceilings and ornate windows, there’s much to admire here. Choose from rooms in the main house, courtyard, annex or cottage.
The Crown, Amersham
Designed by Ilse Crawford, bedrooms here are beautifully pared back, Scandi-chic. A self-proclaimed modern coaching inn, it's been brought beautifully up to date. And of course you'll want to know that Hugh Grant and Andi MacDowell spent a night in one of the Courtyard suites in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The Beckford Arms, Tisbury, Wiltshire
In the same stable as The Talbot Inn, The Beckford Arms is firmly established as one of the best pubs with rooms you’ll find. Established in 1740, it sits on the edge of the Fonthill Estate in Wiltshire, just twenty minutes from Salisbury. The bar won’t disappoint with world-class wines and locally brewed ales, whilst the menu changes with the season.
The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Its name dates back to the use of greyhounds for hunting, whilst the inn itself was established in the 1800s. The restaurant serves British cuisine with a seasonal twist, and if you're a fly fishing fan, this is the place to be — the town is famed for being the centre of English fly fishing.
The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire
Craft beer, fine wine and a menu specialising in burgers, from the Big Shack to the Shrooom & Boom, alongside appetisers of tempura courgette flower and pork taco with avocado crema. Rooms are elegantly designed — grown up neutrals that are comfortable yet calming.
The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire
This pub boasts blazing fires and a spacious garden, with beautiful countryside views. There are plenty of accommodation options here that are just steps away from the pub itself, from the self-catering Garden Cottage in the grounds of the Wootton Hall Estate to the private rooms in Walnut House, adjacent to the pub.