Looking for an indulgent escape at an inn or country hotel that's a little bit special, with a real WOW factor? Are you seeking a little glamour, glitz and style? Are you ready for a little indulgent pampering perhaps? Browse our selection of some of the best boutique inns in England.
Here you will find inns like the Crab at Chieveley with private hot tubs for romancing under the stars. Or hotels with award-winning restaurants for fine dining, like The Maynard in the Peak District. Perhaps you are looking for something a little unconventional, quirky even, in its styling? If so, check out the Bell Inn in Ticehurst, East Sussex or The Archangel in Frome, Somerset.
Whether you're looking to be pampered in the Cotswolds, spoilt in Surrey or indulged in the Lake District, you will find a boutique hotel or inn here to suit.
Crab at Chieveley, nr Newbury
This boutique hotel with an award-winning seafood restaurant enjoys an outstanding naturally beautiful location. The Inn boasts sumptuous rooms, all individually designed after famous hotels around the world, many with private hot tub gardens.
Ye Olde Bell, Hurley
This historic 5 star coaching inn provides restful rooms with a rustic elegance and simple, tasty local food. In the summer, enjoy local ales and food from the ‘summer kitchen’ in our meadow garden. In winter, open fires create an inviting cosiness.
The Broad Leys, Aylesbury
Welcome to The Broad Leys, a beautifully restored coaching inn with award-winning pub and restaurant and two boutique-style bedrooms, with king sized double beds and designer en-suite bathrooms. From short stay business trips to indulgent getaways, our elegant rooms are perfect for a short stay in exquisite surroundings
The Mole and Chicken, Easington, Aylesbury
A warm reception awaits at the Mole and Chicken, a wonderful country pub and restaurant with five en-suite guest rooms. Offering outstanding views across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the Mole and Chicken boasts an open log fire for those chilly days and a lovely terrace for drinks al fresco in the summer. The restaurant offers a blend of classic British and Mediterranean dishes; a well chosen wine list accompanies the light lunch and a la carte menus. There is also a finer wine and drinks list for the connoisseur.
The Greyhound Inn, Chalfont St Peter
This Grade II listed, 14th century Inn boasts an atmospheric bar with cosy log fires, flagstone floor and real ales, and is ideal for meeting friends, pre-dinner drinks or watching sporting events. Our restaurant specializes in fresh English and Continental dishes offering an innovative menu. Many of the rooms have exposed beams or fireplaces. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV and luxury private bathroom. 5 minutes from the M40 Junction 1 and 30 mins from London by train.
The Nags Head, Great Missenden
This 4 Star AA rated Inn is situated in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. A traditional 15th Century pub and inn, it is situated in the pretty valley of the River Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills. Awarded UK's top six winners for "Accommodation of the Year 2011" & "Food Pub of the Year 2011" by The Publican Magazine.
Cheshire & Welsh Borders
Oddfellows in Chester has rightly earned a reputation as a venue that exudes style, design and some may even say opulence. Having undergone a £3.5million pound refurbishment, the hotel now oozes cutting edge style and inimitable sophistication. Our 18 bedrooms, Lounge Bar, Secret Garden and The Garden by Simon Radley restaurant will guarantee you an experience in the cosmopolitan, the unpredictable and the flamboyant.
Pen-Y-Dyffryn Country Hotel, near Oswestry
Perched almost a thousand feet up, this beautiful silver-stone Georgian rectory is situated in the Shropshire/Welsh hills, an area of unspoilt natural beauty. Set in five acres of grounds, the Hotel prides itself on its unobtrusive hospitality, first-class fresh and healthy cooking and an easy-going atmosphere that guarantees that "away-from-it-all" feeling. The Superior Bedroom has a double spa/whirlpool bath. Good Hotel Guide "Country Hotel of the Year" and Johansen's Best Value Hotel Award 2011.
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The Old Quay House, Fowey
The Old Quay House enjoys an idyllic waterfront location, an architect designed interior and individually styled rooms, seven of which benefit from balconies with estuary views. There is also a great restaurant with a waterside terrace. Come and marvel at the view, eat good food in relaxed surroundings and unwind.
Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill
Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bourton on the Hill, the Horse and Groom strives for the highest standards in all aspects of inn keeping. The bright and airy bar offers a selection of well kept real ales and local lagers. Our award winning food is served in the beautifully restored dining room and ranges from traditional favourites through to culinary innovations. All five sumptuous bedrooms are en-suite, individually styled and decorated with flair and taste. Good Hotel Guide 2012.
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The Kings Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden
A stunning 17th and 18th century townhouse packed with character and sympathetically renovated, The Kings Hotel combines traditional character with contemporary style. We have a cosy restaurant serving AA rosette commended, locally sourced modern British food. Our friendly and informal bar offers afternoon teas, light lunches, snacks, local beers and great wines and wireless internet. Our stylish en-suite bedrooms are located in the main hotel or in our renovated cottage at the rear of the property.
The New Inn, Coln
Coln St. Aldwyns in the Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful villages in England, minutes from Burford and Cirencester. The New Inn offers stunning bedrooms, exquisite food in the 2 rosette restaurant and exceptional service. Beautiful handcrafted furniture, delicate fabrics - bedrooms individual in style but identical in attention to detail. Come to escape, do business, relax with friends or unwind in style. Feet up or eyes down, you set the pace.
The Halford Bridge, Halford
This historic 16th Century Coaching Inn is set in a pretty rural Warwickshire village on the fringes of The Cotswolds. The Halford Bridge combines a countryside pub, contemporary restaurant dining, secluded courtyard garden and individually styled en-suite bedrooms. Perfect for both business users and for a well earned country break. Free Wi-Fi, onsite parking.
The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter
Situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, this lovely hotel sits right on the river bank. The 30 bedrooms are contemporary in style, dining is relaxed and informal in Scholars bar. Enjoy roaring log fires in the winter months and dining al fresco on the riverside terrace in the summer. Washbourne is perfectly positioned for exploring the Cotswolds.
The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge
This newly refurbished former 17th century coaching inn overlooks Lake Windermere. The hotel boasts luxuriously equipped bedrooms, choice of a fantastic Italian restaurant or traditional Lakeland pub meals, and a spa with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The Swan enjoys a stunning lakeside location from which to explore the Lake District.
The Eltermere Inn, Elterwater
In the heart of theLangland Valley, this lovely inn enjoys superb views over Eltmere. In the winter, relax by the log fire in the bar or in the summer, why not indulge in an afternoon tea on the terrace. The chic, contemporary guest rooms boast elegant bathrooms, and many have scenic views over the fells. Free local leisure passes for Langdale Spa.
The Maynard, Nether Padley, Grindleford
Set in glorious countryside in the Derbyshire Peaks National Park, the hotel provides the perfect base for sightseeing and walking holidays. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, the restaurant at the Maynard offers a wide selection of excellent menus, together with a beautiful panoramic view. Tasty bar meals at lunchtimes and evenings can also be enjoyed on the sun deck. The 10 en-suite bedrooms have been uniquely created by a leading local interior designer and are furnished in a modern contemporary style.
The Three Crowns, Chagford
Dating back to the 13th century, this beautiful and historic coaching inn is situated on the edge of Dartmoor and was originally built as a manor house. Currently undergoing refurbishment by St Austell Brewery, the inn reopened in June 2012, providing high quality accommodation and excellent food and drink.
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Churston Court Inn, Churston Ferrers, near Brixham
The Grade I listed Churston Court Inn has been skillfully restored to blend historic charm with contemporary comfort. An historic gem nestled next to the ancient village church, the Inn boasts large Inglenook fires and walls covered in original portraits, tapestries, armour and mirrors. There are 19 en-suite rooms, all finished to the highest standard, many with four-poster beds, roll top baths and walk-in showers.
The Sea Trout, Staverton, Totnes
This 15th century Devon Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Dart Valley near Totnes. There are two bar areas serving freshly prepared, homemade, traditional pub food to a very high standard. Or for more formal dining we have our conservatory restaurant. There are also ten luxury en-suite rooms. Superbly located in the South Hams for exploring The English Riviera with Torquay being only a 15 minute drive away.
Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth
“The Best Hotel in Bournemouth” – The Guardian. Welcome to Langtry Manor, the country house hotel in Bournemouth. Run by the Howard family for over 25 years, this warm and inviting former home of King Edward VII and his lover Lillie Langtry is not only steeped in history and romance, but offers the highest standards of award wining food and personal service. All the bedrooms are individually designed, many of which feature four-poster beds and Jacuzzi baths.
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Gadd's Town House, Durham
This 18th century town house, formerly known as the Fallen Angel, offers opulent bedrooms, three in the garden with private hot tubs and seven in the main house. Individually designed, the bedrooms are most indulgent and romantic. In addition to the dramatic bedrooms there is a restaurant, Gadz Grill and cocktail bar. Gadd's Town House is located on Old Elvet with the Cathedral, Castle and shops within walking distance.
The Bell Inn, Ticehurst
Eccentric and eclectic. Seven silver birch trees with bedrooms. Welcome to the Bell in Ticehurst, a delightfully quirky hotel with a rustic ambiance, traditional restaurant, free Wi-Fi and parking. The cuisine mirrors the character of the hotel, offering traditional English meals with a unique twist.
The Griffin Inn, Fletching, near Uckfield
The Griffin Inn has been at Fletching, a beautiful unspoilt village with a fine Norman church, for over 400 years. The Griffin has two acres of superb gardens and boasts one of the best views in Sussex, looking towards Sheffield Park. The terrace is ideal for eating outside in fine weather. The menu, which combines the best of modern British and Mediterranean influences, changes daily and wherever possible the food is locally sourced.
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The Ship Inn, Rye
Ideally situated in the heart of this exquisite medieval town, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English inn - a cosy pub, rich in original character, with simple, quirky, comfortable en-suite rooms. Originally built in 1592, the Ship Inn is full of beautiful, historic features, including ancient wood beams and original wooden floors
Linden House Hotel, Stansted
The perfect place, whether you're thinking of booking a table in the restaurant, a romantic weekend away ormeeting friends for drinks. Business or pleasure, you can expect a luxurious yet relaxed ambience and warm welcome.
Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell
Situated in the historic village of Clearwell on the fringe of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, deep in the heart of the countryside, this charming 13th century stone-built hotel offers comfortable, attractive accommodation with modern facilities seamlessly integrated alongside stunning original features. Each of the 20 en-suite rooms offers sensitively incorporated contemporary comforts and facilities including wireless internet access.
The Anchor Inn, Lower Froyle, near Farnham
The Anchor Inn enjoys a glorious waterside setting just 2 miles from
the beautiful South Downs. And with luxurious rooms, decadent fine
dining and the unique Miller's touch, where better to relax and recharge
the batteries than at this cosy country pub? Free WiFi..
The Pandy Inn, Dorstone, Hereford
Dating from around 1185 and reputed to be the oldest pub in England, the Pandy Inn is situated in the sleepy village of Dorstone, just 4 miles from Hay-on-Wye. Whilst the inn retains much historic character, the five spacious en-suite bedrooms are located in an ECO friendly timber house. The rooms are decorated with luxury and comfort foremost in mind and boast large patio doors and spectacular views across the Golden Valley.
The Wellington at Welwyn, Welwyn
The 700 year old Wellington at Welwyn is steeped in history and even had the diariest Samuel Peeps stay here in the 1600's! Six unique bedrooms have been added to the Wellington’s award winning food and service. Each of the bedrooms is different with its own unique character and décor.
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The Marquis at Alkham, near Dover
Boutique chic in the heart of the English countryside? You've found it. You've arrived. Welcome to the Marquis, a strikingly contemporary restaurant and hotel. The product of a major renovation in 2008, what was once the village's pub The Marquis of Granby, has been utterly transformed. The restaurant is a revelation, offering seasonally inspired and locally sourced menus as fresh as they are imaginative, and the elegant 21st century styling is exceptional.
The George Hotel, Cranbrook
Set in the heart of the Weald of Kent, The George Hotel dates back to 1300 and has earned a reputation for being one of Kent’s foremost boutique hotels with a highly-rated restaurant and brasserie. Flanked by two full suits of armour, the magnificent staircase leads up to 12 individually-designed rooms which combine period features with striking contemporary décor. The hotel is listed in both The Good Food Guide and Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.
The Sun Hotel, Lancashire
Situated in the heart of Lancaster, this 17th century hotel features sixteen 4-star rated bedrooms offering the best in boutique, luxury accommodation. All rooms are subtly understated with Italian en-suite bathrooms. Situated below the hotel is an award winning bar with cask ales, malt whiskies and over twenty wines all available by the glass.
The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Poulton-le-Fylde
This 17th century coaching inn nestles on the banks of the River Wyre on Lancashire’s Fylde Coast. An open wood fire welcomes guests in the bar lounge area with its cosy corners where guests can enjoy a quiet drink. Food is served throughout the bar lounge, alcoves and for a more formal experience, there is the ‘River Lounge’ overlooking the River Wyre, with Beacon Fell and the Trough of Bowland as a backdrop.
The Bull and Swan, Burghley, Stamford
Once upon a time there was a drinking club at Burghley House, founded by the 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and called The Honourable Order of Little Bedlam. We are not sure that the club dined at this historic Stamford inn....but it is highly likely they did. Like them, visit us and drink locally brewed ales and feast on Burghley Estate and other local produce.
The William Cecil, Stamford
Stamford is ideally located, just a 2 minute drive from the A1 and with quick rail links to London and the North. This luxury hotel lies within the magnificent Burghley Estate and boasts its own unique charm and character, offering bedrooms with comfy beds and Egyptian cotton linen, complimentary organic vodkas by your bed and wonderfully aromatic bathroom products.
The King's Head Hotel, Great Bircham, Kings Lynn
The Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham is perfectly situated for exploring North Norfolk's wonderful coastline. Boasting a contemporary yet cosy style the hotel is set on the Sandringham Estate and offers twelve individually decorated en-suite bedrooms, a stylish restaurant serving excellent foodand a friendly bar with open fireplace and comfy chairs.
The Talbot Hotel, Oundle
The ghost of Mary Queen of Scots is said to haunt the Elizabethan Talbot Hotel. The oak staircase, and other parts of the building, were brought from the ruins of Fotheringhay Castle. It was down these steps that she walked to her execution.But don't worry, Queen Mary hasn't been sighted for over a week now! The hotel boasts oak beams, open fires, anintimate restaurant and cosy bar offer traditional British cuisine, fine wines and real ales.
The Old Parsonage Hotel, Oxford
Situated between Keble and Somerville Colleges and just a 5-minute walk from Oxford city centre, The Old Parsonage Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a building dating back to 1660. The hotel boasts three terraces, a restaurant and a bar, and all bedrooms are en-suite. The restaurant/bar is a modern place with a relaxing atmosphere and serves British classics with a modern twist.
The Feathers Hotel, Woodstock
Located in the heart of picturesque Woodstock by the gates of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this 17th century town hotel was newly refurbished in 2010 and offers the ideal base from which to explore the dreaming spires of Oxford and the beautiful Cotswolds - yet it is only 1 1/2 hours from London! The hotel has 21 individually designed rooms and 5 suites, all furnished with antiques, books and interesting pictures
The Kings Arms Inn, Wing
Resident since 2004, the family Goss have been your hosts at the Kings Arms in Wing. AA 4 Star, free-of-tie, 17th Century Coaching Inn with 8 comfortably furnished letting rooms, free wi-fi, flat screen T.V’s and large beds. Since 2009 a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, own smokehouse and champions of local produce. Villagers and visitors will be found side by side at the Kings Arms creating that wonderful British country pub community feel.
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The Lion and Pheasant, Shrewsbury
Situated on Wyle Cop in the centre of medieval Shrewsbury, this AA 3 Star historic inn re-opened in 2010 after major renovations. With beautiful period features and luxury décor, the individual rooms at the Lion and Pheasant have modern bathrooms with Gilcrest and Soames toiletries. The hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its seasonal à la carte menu and there are 3 uniquely designed bars offering local ales, modern cocktails and fine wines.
The Old Orleton Inn, Wellington, Telford
A Visit Britain 5 Star Inn, the Old Orleton Inn is a 17th century historic coaching inn with 10 boutique-style bedrooms, each unique in design and character and featuring wireless broadband. The inn boasts a stylish Brasserie Bar with modern interiors where you can enjoy a comprehensive selection of carefully prepared vegetarian, fish and meat dishes using fresh, quality, local produce.
The Archangel, Frome
This quirky, Grade II listed building has managed to retain many of the original features including the squeaky floorboards! The Archangel epitomises the phrase "gastro pub", serving high quality, locally sourced food. We also have six rooms which offer a contemporary feel complemented by modern amenities. They have been described as "boutique in style with a touch of chic".
The Great House, Lavenham
This authentic small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of medieval Lavenham offers some of the best accommodation in the county with outstanding food.
'One of the best places to eat in Britain' - The Sunday Times. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms.
3 AA Rosettes for Food.
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The Crown at Woodbridge, Woodbridge
This stylish inn boasts contemporary, boutique-style en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi, a lavish bar and a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Behind its beautiful original 17th-century town-house façade, the Crown is a thoroughly 21st-century inn. The restaurant offers superb, award-winning cuisine, made with the finest, freshest seasonal produce available locally.
The Crown Inn, Chiddingfold, Guildford
Awarded 'Great Britain’s Most Excellent Inn 2010' by Condé Nast Johansens and 5 Stars Highly Commended by the AA, The Crown Inn is a stunning 600 year old coaching Inn, positioned in one of Surrey’s most beautiful villages, yet less than an hour from London. All fresh seasonal à la carte and bar menu served at lunchtime and dinner. An extensive wine list accompanies a fine selection of beers and spirits.
The George Hotel, Shipston on Stour
This luxury boutique hotel reopened in February 2007 following a programme of comprehensive refurbishment. The relaxed atmosphere combined with the gorgeous décor, great food and fabulous staff has proven a recipe for success. So, whether you are just popping in for a pie and a pint, or staying with us, we look forward to meeting you!
The White Swan Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon
This historic hotel, housed in a Grade II listed building, has undergone a £3 million restoration project, yet still retains its original features, open fires and wonderful antiques. The elegant bedrooms each have a private bathroom, some with exposed beams and picturesque views of the town. The restaurant serves classic British cuisine featuring locally sourced produce.
The Lazy Cow, Warwick
The luxurious Lazy Cow features a steak house, real ale bar and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and is located just 10 minutes’ walk from Warwick Castle and the Racecourse. With sumptuous decor and designer fittings, the individual rooms at The Lazy Cow have 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and luxury bathrooms. The Lazy Cow Steakhouse serves award-winning meats and fresh seafood in cosy surroundings.
The Swan Hotel, Arundel
This Grade II listed Victorian building was completely refurbished in May 2012 to combine traditional comforts with the facilities of a modern 4-star hotel. The hotel's bar offers a large range of real ales and the restaurant serves freshly prepared food daily, complimented by a wide range of quality wines from the 200 year old wine cellar. Arundel is famous for its 12th century castle which was once the historic seat of the Duke of Norfolk.
The Castle Inn, Bradford on Avon, near Bath
Just 7 miles from Bath, the Castle Inn is a beautiful freehouse pub with boutique bedrooms and stunning views over Bradford on Avon to Salisbury Plain and the Westbury White Horse. Lovingly, sympathetically and imaginatively restored in 2007, The Castle has a playful eccentricity that is Cluedo country house meets traditional country pub. Our 4 guest bedrooms, with their wonky doorframes, undulating walls and period fireplaces, are more luxury boutique hotel than traditional bed and breakfast.
The Bath Arms, Longleat, Warminster
The Bath Arms at Longleat offers its visitors a choice of fifteen bedrooms. Hillbrooke Hotels commissioned Miv Watts, the noted interior designer, to create colourful and unusual rooms with distinctly individual looks. This stylish boutique hotel also boasts a two AA Rosette awarded Restaurant. With stunning individually designed rooms, simple but perfectly cooked modern British cusine and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, The Bath Arms is the perfect place for guests looking for a relaxing break in the country.
The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley
Nestling on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, The Feversham Arms is a hideaway hotel, offering a haven of laid-back luxury. It is a comfortable, eclectic, place. The heart of The Feversham Arms is its people. You’ll find our staff naturally welcoming and ready to get to know you. In addition to thirty-three bedrooms and suites, the hotel has spacious and welcoming lounges, a snug restaurant, pool garden, heated outdoor pool (open all year).
The Black Horse Inn, Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton
Situated in the pretty village of Kirkby Fleetham, The Black Horse offers everything you could want from a village pub – a warm welcome, a gorgeous building with bags of character, top quality food and drink, lovely en-suite rooms for an overnight stay. Both at our bar and in our restaurant, our food showcases the abundance of great ingredients available almost on our doorstep
The Timble Inn, Timble
The Timble Inn is a Grade II-listed 18th Century Inn, recently re-opened after five years of extensive renovation and restoration. The inn features six luxury letting rooms, as well as a restaurant serving fresh, quality, and local food. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, walkers can either walk directly from the hotel, taking in the glorious Lower Wharfe and Washburn Valleys as well as the guided routes around the Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs.
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