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The Best Pubs of England…

We’ve selected a few of our favourite pubs in England. Each one visited, photographed & selected by a member of the Best of England team.

Farmer Butcher Chef, Goodwood

Goodwood, New Barn Hill, Chichester PO18 0QB

Situated on the magnificent and historic Goodwood Estate, just outside of Chichester, Farmer Butcher Chef is renowned for its exceptional menu and creative approach to sustainability, with its produce sourced from the estate’s very own Home Farm.

The Brisley Bell, Norfolk

The Green, Brisley NR20 5DW
The Brisley Bell Inn is a 17th-century pub which has been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to become a stunning destination pub. In addition to the bar area, there is a quiet dining room and a cosy snug kitted out with books and an open fire.

The Mash Inn

Horseshoe Rd, Bennett End, Radnage, High Wycombe HP14 4EB

The Mash Inn is a boutique Inn in Buckinghamshire with a prestigious reputation. Described as a restaurant with rooms, the open kitchen cooks the best seasonal ingredients on a bespoke wood-fired grill and many of the ingredients are sourced from the Inn’s kitchen garden. The founder Nick Mash believes in the authentic country dining experience and in supporting local craftsmen and producers.

The Gurnard’s Head

Nr Zennor, St. Ives, Penzance TR26 3DE

A landmark pub almost at the edge of England, the Gurnard’s Head is your last stop for a pint and an open fire before the Atlantic Ocean. Between St Just and Zennor, this is genuine Cornwall. Wild, mysterious and beautiful, the Gurnard’s Head is an inn that transports you back to when travel was that little bit slower.

The Kings Head

Holt Road, Letheringsett NR25 7AR

The Kings Head in Letheringsett is nestled just outside the bustling Norfolk town of Holt. Housed within a handsome Georgian Manor from 1808 that has no less than three fires to create the bona fide country pub atmosphere. Ceilings are vaulted, shelves are adorned with books and grandfather clocks chime in the background.

The Ramsholt Arms

Dock Road, Ramsholt IP12 3AB

A popular riverside pub, situated on the scenic banks of the river Deben. The pub is located down a country lane and is a relaxing spot if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. Dishes include favourites such as fish pie and slow cooked beef stew.

The Stag Inn

Kirdford Road, Balls Cross GU28 9JP

A traditional country pub and boozer, The Stag Inn in Balls Cross welcomes visitors with its warm lighting, cosy interior and a roaring fire. Beams line the ceiling and walls are a mass of carriage brasses and picture frames – it’s a nostalgic, friendly setting.

The Seagrave Arms

Friday Street, Weston Subedge, GL55 6QH

The Cotswolds are at the heart of what Chipping Campden’s The Seagrave Arms offers. Local gin, local ales, local ingredients, grown, cooked and eaten in the same Cotswolds countryside – it’s an appealing proposition made even greater by the pub’s curb appeal. Boasting Georgian proportions clad with Cotswolds’ stone, it seems the pub’s present-day ethos was woven into the building centuries ago.

The Drunken Duck

Barngates, Ambleside LA22 0NG

The Drunken Duck is located near Ambleside. Offering mesmerising views towards Windermere from its garden and terrace, the interior offers rustic country style with soft greens contrasting against chocolate leather armchairs, stripped oak floors and vintage artwork. With their own micro-brewery, the local ales and beers have a major appeal with locals and visitors.

Lorde Crewe Arms

Barngates, Ambleside LA22 0NG

A quintessential country retreat, one visit to the Lorde Crewe Arms and you will never wish to leave. The golden stone inn sits at the heart of sleepy, manicured Blanchland – a surreal contrast to the untamed beauty of the North Pennine Moors that cocoon it. Explore the wild Northumbrian surroundings and stay the night in one of the inn’s quietly charming rooms.

The Best of England Pub Guide

200 of the Best Country Pubs

“Beautiful photography and great write ups on some gorgeous looking pubs”

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