Best Camping Sites Near Our Award Winning Country Pubs

A genuinely warm welcome and great food are the mainstays of our Top Country Pubs for 2021. And now we’ve teamed up with pitchup.com to recommend the best sites near our Award Winners so that you’re only a hop, skip or a quick drive away from our favourite pubs to quench your thirst. This convivial…

A genuinely warm welcome and great food are the mainstays of our Top Country Pubs for 2021. And now we’ve teamed up with pitchup.com to recommend the best sites near our Award Winners so that you’re only a hop, skip or a quick drive away from our favourite pubs to quench your thirst.

This convivial country gem is many people’s idea of an unspoilt English pub and it’s hard to believe that it’s so close to suburbia as it feels a world away. The fine range of real ales might include Rebellion IPA and up to seven daily changing guests, sourced from all over the country. Also, craft ales in kegs or bottles, three farm ciders, a dozen wines by the glass, a similar number of malt whiskies and winter mulled wine. There are good walks nearby and the pub is handy for the Church Wood RSPB reserve.

Nearby camping

Stoke Poges

From its vantage point in the Peckforton Hills, the Pheasant offers sweeping views of the Cheshire plain and across to North Wales, along with top-end hospitality to both locals and walkers. Friendly, helpful staff serve real ales such as Cheshire Brew Brothers Gold and Weetwoods Best, Cheshire Cat and Eastgate on handpump, around 20 wines by the glass, ten malt whiskies and local farm cider. And from picnic-sets on the terrace, you can enjoy one of the county’s most magnificent views.

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Manor Farm

Larkhill Cottage

This appealing, wisteria-clad stone building has a picturesque setting, tucked away in a Dartmoor village beside a stream. The unspoilt bar has just four tables, a few window and wall seats, a one-person pew built into the corner beside a nice old stone fireplace (with a woodburner) and a good mix of customers. The rudimentary bar counter dispenses Moor beer (brewed just for them from Teignworthy), Dartmoor Legend and regional guests tapped from the cask; also, local farm cider and a decent small wine list.

Nearby camping

Dartmoor Shepherd’s Huts

Widecombe Valley

A highly recommended old thatched cottage tucked away down narrow, country lanes, with perfect walking country all around. Cerne Abbas Ale and a guest such as Flack Manor Double Drop are tapped from the cask alongside a fine choice of wines with 20 by the glass, and two proper farm ciders. A decent-sized garden includes a terrace and a lawn sloping up towards a rockery.

Nearby camping

The Gaggle of Geese

Redlands Coppice

The Chutes are a cluster of surprisingly remote villages just north of Andover, but plenty of customers manage to find their way to this long thatched pub. The convivial landlord serves Timothy Taylors Landlord and a couple of guests such as Hatchet (named for the pub from Greene King) and Otter Bitter on handpump, eight wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies, 40 different gins and several farm ciders including a rhubarb variety. There are seats out on a terrace and the side grass, and a safe play area for children.

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Suddene Park

Our readers continue to heap praise on this charming hilltop inn with its friendly licensees and bags of ancient character. An old stone longhouse overlooking the heights of the Radnor Forest, it boasts slate floors, oak beams and antique settles. There are two well kept beers on handpump ‘ regulars include Ludlow Gold, Salopian Darwins Origin and Oracle, Skinners Betty Stogs, Three Tuns XXX and Wye Valley HPA ‘ as well as six wines and prosecco by the glass, local cider, local gins, vodkas and whiskies. Do visit the impressive village church and look for its early organ case (Britain’s oldest), fine rood screen and ancient font.

Nearby camping

Oatcroft

Valley Yurts