From cosy corners, open fires and wooden floors to individually decorated bedrooms in a modern English country house style, The Highway Inn situated in the town of Burford, also known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, is the perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside with your four-legged friend. Dogs are allowed in the main bar and courtyard and when booking one of the dog-friendly rooms, they will enjoy their own treat bowls in their room.
Formerly a 18th century farmhouse, Old Downton Lodge combines modern comfort with the charm of the old building including exposed beams, alcoves and malt shoots to create beautiful accommodation. Alongside these stunning bedrooms, Old Downton Lodge offers 4 AA Rosette awarded food in their restaurant.
This luxurious country estate hotel has its roots in a 17th century coaching inn. The hotel simply offers exquisite food, a stunning wine list and warm hospitality. There is a choice of dining; the Burlington for fine dining, with its antique polished tables, china, crystal and silver, and the more informal Devonshire Brasserie and Bar. A luxurious base for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.
Stocks Hotel is situated at the heart of the unique island of Sark and dates from 1741. Relax with a drink in the 16th century Smugglers Bar before indulging in some gourmet food in the award-winning restaurant. Guests can take lunch or enjoy a Sark cream tea in the garden or beside the pool if the weather is kind. Stocks and Sark together offer the perfect combination for complete rest and relaxation.
Looking for an elegant and luxurious country house retreat in the heart of the Lake District? Rothay Manor could be just what you are looking for. A period property dating back to 1823 and converted to a hotel in 1936. Each bedroom is beautifully designed with some fantastic features such as private hot tubs and large balconies. The restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes and boasts seasonal dishes that ooze passion and creativity.
This former 17th century rectory in the quintessential Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter is the height of luxury sounded by rolling countryside and bubbling rivers. Elegant bedrooms and outstanding service for both you and your four-legged friend is just scratching the surface of what the Lords of the Manor has to offer. Boasting 3 Rosettes and 4 Red Stars from the AA.
Oozing history and charm, The Methuen Arms offers boutique accommodation within the market town of Corsham. Using the best local ingredients, great food combination and a varied menu, The Methuen Arms has developed a great reputation for food and has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes.
Dating from the 15th century and featuring an intriguing mix of architectural styles, this charming inn is situated in the heart of one of the prettiest market towns in the North Yorkshire Moors. The hotel's 2 AA Rosette restaurant prides itself on sourcing local seasonal ingredients wherever possible to create its award winning cuisine. AA 4 Star Hotel.
Right by the water's edge you will find the Fowey Hotel. Many of the rooms here offer superb views over the river, so you can relax and watch the local fishing boats and elegant yachts as they travel past. The hotel's restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for its cuisine and service, and prides itself on the quality of its local, seasonal ingredients. Fowey is a popular and picturesque town on the Fowey Estuary and is a delight to wander around, with its cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants.
The 17th Century Sun Inn is set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Perfect for walkers, the inn is within easy walking distance of Devils Bridge, Ruskins View (painted by Turner), and the stunning Lune Valley. Enjoy a drink by the roaring log fires in winter, or relax in the lounge and wine library. The Sun Inn offers an AA Rosette restaurant dining experience with high quality food created from fresh local ingredients.
The Black Swan Hotel is an award-winning inn set in the conservation village of Ravenstonedale, perfect for walking the Howgill fells or touring the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. The hotel boasts an excellent seasonal menu, as well as gorgeous home-made cakes and scones. Relax in our lovely riverside garden in the summer, or indoors in the bars and lounge. Featured in Sawdays 'Special Places to Stay', Michelin 'Eating out in Pubs' and 'The Good Hotel Guide'. AA Pub of the Year - England 2012/13. AA 4 Star Inn.
A traditional country inn serving great pub food, The Chequers Inn sits directly underneath Froggatt Edge, one of the area's greatest climbing and walking regions. It is a perfect base for visiting Chatsworth House, Eyam Hall, Bakewell, Castleton and the Peak District. The bar serves hand-pulled ales and there is also a pretty garden terrace. AA Rosette for food. AA 4 Star Inn. Michelin Guide 2018 listed.
The Two Bridges overlooks the River Dart - and yes, there are two bridges! - and enjoys a glorious setting in Dartmoor National Park. Sample AA Rosette quality food in the Tors Restaurant, enjoy afternoon tea in the the lounge with its comfy leather sofas, or grab a light lunch and a drink in the bar. A perfect destination for a break in the country.
Situated in rural Essex in the attractive village of Great Yeldham on the banks of the River Colne, the 500 year old White Hart serves great food in a relaxed and historic atmosphere. Winner of the 'Best Hotel Restaurant' award at the Essex Food and Drink Awards 2011, the inn also features in Hardens Guide, The Good Food Guide, The Good Pub Guide and The CAMRA Good Food and Real Ale Guide. We are rated AA 4 Star Restaurant with Rooms and have been awarded 4 Stars (Gold Award) by VisitBritain.
The 13th century Tudor Farmhouse Hotel is an idyllic haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, just 5 minutes walk from Clearwell Castle. The hotel boasts stunning original features, as well as 23 en-suite bedrooms, some with four poster beds and jacuzzis. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers fine dining with a seasonal menu based on the fantastic local produce available in the region.
The Manor House Hotel has the warmth, charm and atmosphere of an elegant country house, luxuriously furnished yet perfectly relaxed. Enjoy an imaginative menu in the award-winning, 2 AA Rosette Mulberry Restaurant, prepared using only the freshest local produce. Or for a more informal dining experience, a brasserie menu is available in the contemporary bar.
Dining guests may enjoy the 2 AA Rosette cuisine for lunch and dinner served either in the historic Wilton bar with log fire in winter or the Mulberry Restaurant. The restaurant's stylish conservatory opens onto the patio and walled gardens where meals can also be enjoyed in the summer months. Wilton Court is located 15 minutes walk into Ross on Wye and has been recommended by Johansens, Alistair Sawday and the Good Hotel Guide. Children and dogs are always welcome. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms.
Overlooking Ventnor Bay and close to the famous Botanical Gardens, the 4 Star Royal Hotel offers friendly service and outstanding food in the award winning, 2 AA Rosette Restaurant. This beautifully refurbished hotel is set in tranquil subtropical gardens and boasts an outdoor swimming pool.
This funky Restaurant with Rooms is famous for its champagne and oyster bar, as well as for its AA Rosette restaurant serving a delicious modern menu. The contemporary boutique style rooms boast round hot tub spas and leather beds, whilst the more traditional rooms are furnished with romantic four poster beds.
The 16th century Lamb Inn at Burford is the epitome of an ancient English Inn, oozing charm and character. With its flagstone floors, antiques, gleaming brasses and flickering log fires, it is like stepping back in time. Don't be fooled though - the inn boasts all modern comforts! The award-winning food is much more contemporary than the setting would suggest. Winner of Conde Nast Johnson's 'Most Excellent Inn' 2012.
Picturesque Woodstock is home to one of England’s oldest hotels. Built as a coaching inn in the 13th century, the Bear has played host to royalty, politicians and film stars, including Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. With its ivy façade and many original features, the atmosphere is one of warmth and cosiness. The hotel's award winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant serves modern British cuisine, using fresh local produce wherever possible, and light lunches and snacks are available in the cosy bar.
The family Goss have been your hosts at the Kings Arms in Wing since 2004. This 17th century coaching inn is full of original features, with eight comfortable en-suite guest rooms - and its own smokehouse! As well as homemade bread, jams and chutneys, the inn is proud to showcase local produce on its menus. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Kings Arms serves real ales, ciders and fine wines to accompany the award winning food. AA 4 Star Inn, 2 AA Rosettes.
High up in the Shropshire/ Welsh hills, this beautiful silver-stone Georgian rectory is set in five acres of glorious grounds. The Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel prides itself on its unobtrusive hospitality, first-class cooking and an easy-going atmosphere that guarantees that "away-from-it-all" feeling. Enjoy stunning views from both the award-winning restaurant and the terrace, perfect on a warm summer's evening for a pre-dinner aperitif. Sawday’s Special Places 'Favourite Hotel Award' 2016, The Good Hotel Guide's 'Best Walking Hotel 2016' and 'Rooms with a View 2016', AA Silver Star Award for superior guest service.
What a superb location! The 15th century Swan Hotel faces the west front of Wells Cathedral, allowing guests the opportunity to sit in the pretty garden and take in the stunning views. This ancient inn manages to perfectly blend a wealth of original features with contemporary facilities. The oak-panelled restaurant offers a combination of traditional and contemporary cuisine which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its quality.
The Moat House enjoys a spectacular canalside setting in the heart of rural Staffordshire, yet is close to Junction 13 of the M6. This Grade II listed, 15th century moated manor house boasts a 2 AA Rosette restaurant for fine dining as well as a bar serving snacks. Watch the narrowboats pass by on the canal as you sample the award winning cuisine in the restaurant. The hotel is conveniently placed for Alton Towers, the N.E.C. and Birmingham International Airport. AA 4 Star Hotel.
Welcome to the Three Horseshose Inn and Country Hotel, situated just 2 miles north of Leek on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Dining options here include a brasserie, a pub and a carvery. On barmy summer days diners can eat al fresco in the pretty gardens. Bedrooms here are boutique style, some with four poster beds and whirlpool baths. 2 AA Rosettes for food...
The iconic Swan Hotel is all you would imagine a 15th century timber-framed inn to be - and more. Ancient brick floors, old oak beams, wood panelling and inglenook fireplaces evoke centuries gone by. Located in the heart of one of the best preserved medieval villages in England, the hotel boasts cosy lounges and bars serving pub classics, as well as a 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant complete with minstrel's gallery.
This idyllic Suffolk retreat is set on the edge of town opposite the village green, with the local antique and craft shops just a stroll away. Sensational food is served in the restaurant, recently voted the best in Suffolk. Or diners can choose to eat in the cosy bar with its log fire, or on warm days, al fresco in the walled Victorian garden. Wherever you choose to eat, the menu is the same. 2 AA rosettes for food.
Welcome to the Westleton Crown, a traditional village inn with origins going back as far as the 12th century. As soon as you enter you can sense the history in the old beams and ancient fireplaces. Local real ales, cosy rooms and an award-winning AA 2 rosette restaurant complete the picture. The varied, innovative dishes are created with passion and complemented by a comprehensive wine list. Voted ' Suffolk County Dining Pub of the Year' in the 2008 Good Pub Guide, the Westleton Crown is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Suffolk Heritage coast.
This Grade II listed, 18th century coaching inn has recently been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its restaurant that uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients with a professional yet friendly front of house team. The Timble Inn, which also boasts a 5 star silver award from the AA, is located in the village of Timble in the Washburn Valley and is surrounded by stunning walks.
Originally built as a coaching inn towards the end of the 18th century, the renovated General Tarleton is now regarded as one of Yorkshire’s best country inns. The inn successfully combines all its wonderful original features with contemporary comforts. The food here is simply delicious and has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for its quality. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms.
Steeped in history and sympathetically renovated, the Shibden Mill Inn offers a cosy, friendly bar and an intimate candlelit restaurant. With its original oak beams and rafters, the Mill Room is a popular location for diners. The 11 stylish en-suite bedrooms have the warmth and quality you would expect from a country inn. 2 AA Rosettes for food. UK Food Pub of the Year. Les Routiers Inn of the Year. Sunday Lunch Pub of the Year.
Steeped in history and overlooked by Windsor Castle, this hotel boasts an award winning restaurant overlooking the River Thames. In summer the restaurant is extended outside onto the terrace so guests can dine and soak up the unique atmosphere.
Arranged around the original cobbled courtyard, this former coaching inn offers an elegant air-conditioned restaurant which has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its exceptional food, accompanied by an extensive wine list. Choose from an a la carte menu or a fixed price market menu. For something a little less formal, the historic Villiers Bar serves real ales from traditional oak casks.
A 17th century former priory set close to one of Guernsey's most beautiful beaches, La Barbarie Hotel overlooks Saints Bay and offers guests a heated swimming pool, award-winning restaurant and stylish rooms. The AA Rosette restaurant serves excellent cuisine prepared where possible from the island's own produce, including fresh local seafood.
A secret Cornish hideaway, the Grade II listed Trehellas House Hotel is tucked away in the heart of the countryside, offering eleven comfortably appointed en-suite bedrooms. Dine by candlelight in the award-winning, beamed restaurant with its unusual slate floor. The emphasis here is on locally sourced ingredients, including meat, fish, vegetables and local Cornish cheeses. AA Rosette for Food.
Stay at one of the oldest inns in England in the centre of a medieval village and enjoy AA Rosette awarded food with stunning views of Dartmoor. Choose from four dining locations including a 536-year-old bar with a roaring fire. In the warmer months, alfresco dining is available on the patio or within the gardens.
The Millstone at Mellor is set in a small Lancashire village just 3 miles from Blackburn and 4 miles from Junction 21 of the M6. This cosy country inn boasts a 2 AA Rosette restaurant where you can enjoy creative menus, homemade puddings and hearty breakfasts. The traditional bar serves local ales and fine wines. There are 22 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and suites, all with free Wi-Fi. The bright lights of Blackpool are just 30 minutes drive away.
You approach the 16th century Albright Hussey across a moat! In this beautiful, historic manor house hotel you will find romantic four poster rooms, spa baths and award winning food. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant simply oozes character with its oak panels, huge fireplaces and ancient beams. The hotel also has a cocktail bar and lounge for guests to enjoy. Albright Hussey is ideally situated just on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Welcome to the Clive Restaurant with Rooms! For those seeking affordable luxury, the Clive Restaurant serves beautifully presented, elegant and expertly cooked dishes. The more informal Cookhouse also enjoys an excellent reputation for superb, high quality British food. This elegant Georgian house is set in the beautiful south Shropshire countryside, just 2 miles north of Ludlow. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms.
A spacious, cosy but contemporary country pub with fires and comfy sofas indoors, and a sunny garden outdoors. The seasonal menus use the best local produce and feature organic or free range food wherever possible. The bar serves local ciders and real ales from local microbreweries, as well as a wide range of beers and wines. The Oakhill Inn is situated in the pretty village of Oakhill on the A367 between Radstock and Shepton Mallet. AA 4 Star Inn, AA Rosette for food.
Enjoy stunning seaviews from The White Lion Hotel, situated opposite the shingle beach where fresh fish is sold from traditional wooden huts lining the shore. This seaside hideaway boasts log fires, good food and elegant bedrooms. Dine on fresh local meat, fish and seafood in either the hotels new bar and brasserie overlooking the sea, or in the oak-panelled AA Rosette restaurant.
Reputed to be England's oldest hotel and dating from 1220, the Old Bell is set next to the famous Abbey of Malmesbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds. The building simply oozes history with log fires, oil paintings, stone walls and period furniture. It is even reputed to be haunted! Dine in Edwardian splendour in the award winning restaurant. Malmesbury is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway and is a perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds.
A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits at the White Swan at Pickering. Sink into big comfy sofas whilst you decide what to eat for dinner. The stone flagged floors and roaring fire in winter create a wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant, which is lit by candles at night for extra romance. The bar is a proper pub bar and serves a choice of real ale from Yorkshire. And if you are staying over, the en-suite rooms offer all the comforts you need. 2 AA Rosettes for food.
Welcome to the 500-year-old George Hotel, a former coaching inn mentioned by Charlotte Brontë in her novel 'Jane Eyre' . Steeped in history and full of original features, the George retains its charm and character whilst offering contemporary styling and modern facilities. Sheffield is just 20 minutes away. Michelin Guide 2018 listed.
The 400 year old Griffin Inn is situated in Fletching, a beautiful unspoilt village with a fine Norman church. A great place to enjoy a warm summer's day, The Griffin has two acres of superb gardens and boasts one of the best views in Sussex. The menu, which combines the best of modern British and Mediterranean influences, changes daily and wherever possible the food is locally sourced. The Good Pub Guide, Sussex Pub of the Year 2009. Michelin Guide 2018 listed.
This charming and stylish 14th century English inn offers freshly prepared and seasonal dishes made with quality produce. The White Hart also has a wild side, with influences from many different cuisines from around the world including from its South African roots.