As the leaves turn, the weather cools and the days draw in, we at The Good Pub Guide are thinking about that refreshing pint after an Autumnal forest walk or when we may spend a cosy evening with (no more than 6) friends at our favourite watering hole. Here’s a pick of our 2020 award winners to help you plan your own trip!
A quaint little country pub with a neatly kept snug bar that has genuine character, dark ply panelling, low ceilings, red furnishings, a dark red carpet and two welcoming open fires.
A first class all-rounder and we get nothing but glowing reports on it from our readers. It’s been run by the same friendly family for more than 80 years, and they treat it and their customers with great care and respect.
Fantastic views and enjoyable food at this clever conversion of an old heavily beamed inn. The attractive low-beamed interior is airy and modern-feeling in parts, and the various separate areas have nice old chairs spread spaciously on wooden floors and a log fire in a huge see-through fireplace.
Largely unaltered 500-year-old inn behind the church in a charming rural village. This is a lovely, unspoilt thatched pub (known locally as the Low House) owned for the community by a small group of residents.
Friendly, hands-on licensees run this charming old hilltop pub, set in perfect walking country and overlooking the heights of Radnor Forest.
This 18th century former tobacco merchant’s house remains very much a Glasgow institution with a thoroughly convivial atmosphere and a good mix of customers. The simply decorated, light-filled interior has fine tall windows, plush stools and cushioned ladder-back chairs around a mix of dark tables on bare boards, open fires and attractive plant prints on light paintwork.
A 16th century inn with atmospheric furnishings, super wines by the glass, real ales and delicious food in an attractive setting opposite the green of a tranquil village.
Carefully renovated village pub with attractive open-plan rooms, a thoughtful choice of drinks and food served by well-trained staff and seats on large terrace.
A grand old house with smartly pubby atmosphere, top quality food, exceptional wine list, real ales and professional, friendly service. Reports on this elegant manor house remain as warm and enthusiastic as ever; it’s a very special place.