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Pubs plan to reopen on the 4th of July – but how are they feeling about it?

We’ve now been in an official, countrywide lockdown for 14 weeks. For months, pubs have faced uncertainty around their rent, what social distancing would look like for pubs, and when they would be able to reopen their doors. Finally, it looks like there might be a glimmer of hope. On the 4th of July, pubs… View Article

Best gastro pubs with rooms in Norfolk

Combining the exquisite Norfolk coast and countryside with an illustrious history of hospitality going back hundreds of years, Norfolk’s pubs with rooms offer something that’s completely unique to this part of the world. From exceptional food to sympathetic renovations that honour the history of each building and location, here the Good Hotel Guide shares some… View Article

Olly Smith: Know your grapes

I love the pub. A pint of local beer always hits the spot and my personal favourite is Harveys Best Bitter, the magnificent brew that flows like rivers of good cheer through my home county of East Sussex. But just like well-kept beer, when a wine list and its bottles are carefully looked after, a… View Article

Which Wine When – Wine recommendations for everyday meals

Everyone is eating and drinking exclusively at home now, but without the help of a knowlegeable waiter or sommelier, choosing the right wine for your meal can be a bit overwhelming. In their new book, Which Wine When, Bert Blaize & Claire Strickett share the best wines to drink with the foods you love and… View Article

Changing a pub’s business model, with Trevor Bandey of the Amberley Inn

When we put out a call at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, asking people how they could support their local pub at this time, Trevor Bandey of the Amberley Inn came back to tell us a bit about how he was shifting the business model for one of his two pubs. Nearly two months… View Article

9 of the best pubs with rooms in Somerset

Somerset is renowned for its natural beauty as well as its historic villages and Cotswold charm. From cosy pubs with rooms to luxury inns, village retreats to remote escapes, as we continue our daydreaming of the travel opportunities to come, The Good Hotel Guide shares nine of their top pubs with rooms in Somerset that… View Article

Adam Henson: The magic of the Cotswolds

There’s nowhere quite like home and for me that means the Cotswolds. This beautiful, unique region of England, which straddles the southern Midlands and the top end of the West Country, is my birthplace, my workplace and my playground, where I can relax and unwind. I live on the farm my mum and dad moved… View Article

The really tricky Good Pub Guide quiz

If, like us, you’ve been missing a good pub quiz, we’ve got the next best thing: A really tricky Good Pub Guide quiz. Using our very own guide, as well as Christopher Winn’s fascinating books I Never Knew That About Coastal England and Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London, we’ve pulled together 28 mind-bogglingly tricky… View Article

3 ways you can suppport your local pub

It’s an incredibly challenging time out there right now for so many businesses. Pubs across the country (and the world!) have had to shut their doors, and although there has been government suppport for businesses announced, it won’t kick in properly for some time to come. In the meantime, we asked the landlords and pub… View Article

Great gastro pubs with rooms in Suffolk

From historic tales to coastal retreats, a seafood paradise to city style by the sea and a former brewery. Suffolk’s pubs with rooms take the traditional concept to a whole new level with style, sophistication and award-winning dining alongside the traditional hallmarks of cosy hospitality and warm welcomes. Here the Good Hotel Guide shares their… View Article

A perfect storm: The modern history of gin

The story of modern gin starts with its demise. After its last hurrah in the fifties, what followed were decades of neglect and falling fortunes. The swinging sixties ushered in flower power, men on the moon, microwave dinners and pre-mixed cocktails. Gin, along with the bartender’s craft of classic cocktail making, declined in favour of… View Article

The Good Hotel Guide’s Favourite Gastro Pubs with Rooms in the Lake District

From dreamy coastal locations to hearty local fare, hospitality in the Lake District brings together charm, style, history and natural beauty. With each location offering something unique and different, here the Good Hotel Guide shares their top gastro pubs with rooms in the Lake District… Cuckoo Brow Inn, Far Sawrey In a pretty village between… View Article

From bar to boardroom: a career in the pub industry

Working in a pub is not something that features in any school’s careers advice programme; many people assume that jobs in the sector are mainly for students and part-time workers, or something that people do as a temporary stopgap while in between ‘proper’ jobs. Those of us who work in pubs and bars know that… View Article

Be More Brewdog: Read an extract

BrewDog has never done business the way other companies do. Now, co-founder James Watt has written a ‘staff manual’ to share how they think, work and create craft beers. Want to get a taster? We’ve got a short extract of their story so far, below: 2006: THE BEGINNING Armed with a cobbled together 50L brew… View Article

Six of the best pubs with rooms in Devon

Beautiful locations and lengthy walks along the coast and moors are all part of a hearty Devon escape, and nothing is a better tonic at the end of the day than a cosy pub with a log fire, warm welcome and plentiful food. Snuggle up with winter socks, wellies, scarves and a good winter coat,… View Article

Our Top Ten 2020 Pubs

If you’re looking for a great pub to visit on your travels this year, look no further. These pubs are at the top of their game. Here are our 2020 Top Ten 2020 Pubs, in county order. Cock in Hemingford Grey (Cambridgeshire) Imaginative food in pretty pub with extensive wine list, four interesting beers, a… View Article

Six of the best pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds

A pub in the Cotswolds is always an experience that takes the best parts of traditional and contemporary hospitality and brings them together with Gloucestershire’s own particular brand of magic. Here, the Good Hotel Guide shares six of the most stylish and beautiful pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds… The Swan, Bibury A 17th century… View Article