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The ‘walk to a pub’ edit.

When I go away, I love to be able to walk to a pub. Whether it’s a quick 5-minute stroll away, or one you need to weave into a long walk doesn’t matter; I just love having a relaxed afternoon pint, and a glimpse into the local fabric of wherever we are. Even better if you can get a slap-up meal! If this chimes with you, you’ll be happy to know that over half of our Hideaways are within walking distance of a pub or restaurant. Here are a few examples, to whet your whistle.

The Ostrich Inn

A beautiful riverside walk runs between the Ostrich Inn in Castle Acre (above) and this gorgeous little Norfolk house (below). A 16thC coaching inn, it’s all wooden beams and cosy corners, roaring fires in ancient fireplaces. Their award-winning menus are great value and sound delicious. Wood-roasted seabass and artichoke with edamame beans and sunblush tomatoes; rhubarb and strawberry cheesecake. Yes, please.

Cosy Norfolk Hideaway - living room
Cosy Norfolk Hideaway – living room

Also award-winning is The George pub in the pretty village of Alstonefield in the Peak District. With temptations like pink Derbyshire lamb and market vegetables, followed by white-chocolate mousse with a peach compote, you’d be forgiven for eating out every night of your stay. It’s a stroll from this chic little cottage or this contemporary barn conversion.

The George at Alstonefield
Peak District Barn - sitting room
Peak District Barn – Sitting room

This romantic Somerset shepherd’s hut (below) is hard to tear yourself away from, as its setting on a countryside pub is idyllic; views stretch for miles. But the Candelight Inn is worth the effort; a 20-minute stroll down country lanes. We had an amazing meal there, including a sublime sticky toffee pudding with salted popcorn and hazelnut ice cream, then wandered home to the hut by moonlight.

Blackdown Glamping - sleeping area
Blackdown Glamping – sleeping area
The Candlight Inn

And finally, we love this charming Suffolk shepherd’s hut, from which you can walk to 2 brilliant village pubs or borrow bikes to cycle there. The Queen at Brandeston is a classic English country pub, with locally reared meat and veg from their kitchen garden, while The Bell has a rose-filled garden, Adnams on draft and enormous Sunday roasts.

Suffolk Shepherd Hut - private orchard
Suffolk Shepherd Hut – private orchard setting
The Queen at Brandeston

Want to see more? Just go to our Hideaways page and use the filter under ‘Essentials’. Cheers!

Liz x