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5 of our favourite waterside pubs

We seem to be enjoying a late Summer! With mild weather forecast for the week ahead, here’s a reminder of some of our favourite waterside pubs to escape to. Anchor, Dorset What really distinguishes this thoughtfully refurbished old pub is its splendid position, almost straddling the South West Coast Path and nestling beneath the 617-ft… View Article

10 excellent pubs for a pint

Each of the pubs on this list has a range of fantastic beers, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you’re looking for a pint (or a bottle) of delicious, well-kept beer, you won’t go wrong visiting one of these pubs, who were all on our Top 10 Beer Pub of the Year shortlist… Want to… View Article

The best gastro-pubs with rooms in Oxfordshire

Surrounded by classically beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, the region’s gastro pubs bring refinement and style underpinned by a sense of history. Of course, superb food and carefully chosen drink is always a key part of the experience. Here the Good Hotel Guide shares some of the best gastro pubs with rooms in Oxfordshire… The Feathered Nest,… View Article

7 wonderful pubs with gardens

Whether you’re hoping to enjoy a socially distant drink outside, or just want to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, these pubs with gardens are perfectly set up for enjoying your pint outdoors. King’s Head, Laxfield Our unspoilt pub of 2020, the King’s Head in Laxfield has a neatly kept garden with colourful herbaceous borders. You… View Article

A Breed Apart – Read an extract of Adam Henson’s new book

The protection and promotion of the UK’s native rare breeds is something that’s in Adam Henson’s blood. His father, Joe, established the Rare Breeds Trust in 1973,and they have been a core attraction at their Cotswold Farm Park, and a part of the Henson family story ever since.  In A Breed Apart, he takes readers on a… View Article

10 dog-friendly pubs with rooms

With armchairs by the fire, countryside surroundings for excellent long walks, cosy accommodation and penchant for serving up a sizzling sausage or two, an escape to one of the UK’s inns and pubs is not just for humans – those four-legged friends are partial to a getaway as well. Now that the nation’s hospitality industry… View Article

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