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National Park and a Pint

What’s better after a long day in nature than putting your feet up with good food, a good pint and beautiful scenery? Check out our list below for the best walks in a national park followed by a drink from one of our recommended pubs.   Dartmoor – Horse This pub has received the good… View Article

What’s better after a long day in nature than putting your feet up with good food, a good pint and beautiful scenery? Check out our list below for the best walks in a national park followed by a drink from one of our recommended pubs.

 

Dartmoor – Horse

This pub has received the good pub guide food award. Situated at the upper end of Dartmoor national park, ‘Horse’ is perfect for a dinner time visit after exploring the waterfalls, gorges and stone tors of the park. With a wide range of European dishes on the menu, from Italian to French, it is a great place to have a foodie adventure. Horse has friendly owners and frequent live entertainment this rustic establishment is one to visit.

Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Devon

 

South Downs – Old Drum

Holder of Good Pub Guide Beer, food and wine awards, this sweet pub, with seasonal food and local ales, is located fairly centrally in the park in a bustling but undemanding market town. After visiting the chalky landscapes of Greensand Ridge and the fresh water springs of the park, this is the place to unwind and discover the delight of peaceful countryside living.

Petersfield, Hampshire

 

Peak District – Yorkshire Bridge

Another holder of the Good Pub Guide Beer award. After exploring the White or Dark limestone peaks of the park with its meadows, dales and moorlands, give this pub a visit. Situated in the midst of the striking green slopes of the Peak District, near to the Lady Bower Reservoir dam, with a calm, cosy, genteel atmosphere and good pub grub, is perfect as a stop off treat after or in the middle of a long walk.

Ladybower Reservoir, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

 

Pembrokeshire Coast – Swan

A recipient of the beer and wine award, enjoy a glass or a pint in this friendly little pub, looking out onto a nationally renowned stretch of beautiful coastline. Right along the Pembrokeshire Coast path it is easy to pop into on a long walk to see the stunning views of the limestone cliffs and golden sands of Britain’s only coastal national park.

Little Haven, Haverfordwest, Wales

 

North York Moors – Lion

A holder of both the Good Pub Guide beer and stay award, this first class pub is situated at the highest point of the park so it is a very popular spot. With gorgeous valley views and hearty food the historic pub is a great addition to a day out in the national park exploring the beautiful pine forests, heather moorland and coastal paths of Yorkshire.

Blakey Ridge, York, Yorkshire

 

Cairngorms- Old Bridge Inn

This hidden gem of a pub, at the edge of the national park, near Aviemore train station, with views of the nearby river, is perfect for a stop off before or after a wild adventure among the mountains and forests of the Highlands. This dog friendly pub has good local food and lovely staff, and is the perfect antidote for tired feet.

Aviemore, Scotland

 

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