7 Countryside Pubs with Rooms for Luxury Summer Stays

Are you dreaming of a country escape? Long leisurely walks surrounded by stunning rural landscapes, or a day hiking through lush green forests followed by a meal outside at the pub? Why not book a minibreak off the grid this summer – enjoying some quality time away from home with your loved ones.

Perfectly paired with the great outdoors is the great British pub. You can combine the two to create a countryside summer staycation in one of our luxury pubs with boutique rooms…

Countryside Stays in Yorkshire

The Castle Inn, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Castle Inn has 12 individually designed, en-suite bedrooms for a stunning overnight stay. Each one is uniquely styled and inspired by a different castle, with three accommodation types available: Premium, Funky and Classic. All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and come with flat screen TVs and free WiFi as standard, while the Premium rooms include the added luxury of indulgent bathtubs to truly relax and unwind. The Castle Inn can be found in the centre of Spofforth, a historic and picturesque Yorkshire village. The inn is a short drive from the A1 and the bustling town of Harrogate. Rudding Park Golf Club and Pannal Golf Club are both within three miles of the pub. Find out more and book – The Castle Inn, Harrogate

Grantham Arms, Boroughbridge

The Grantham Arms is a historic dog friendly pub with a contemporary bar offering local real ales, a restaurant which serves delicious pub food to suit all tastes, and seven, four star rated bedrooms. They are situated just over three miles from Staveley Nature Reserve and Newby Hall & Gardens. All seven of their bedrooms have been stylishly decorated and come with a whole host of luxuries, dogs are also most welcome to stay. The Grantham Arms is the ideal base for exploring the towns of Harrogate, Ripon and York or for those that want to enjoy the stunning scenery in the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Find out more and book  – Grantham Arms, Boroughbridge

Countryside Stays in the East of England

The Sun Inn, Dedham, Essex

The Sun Inn is a proper coaching inn with seven beautiful en-suite bedrooms, an open beamed dining room and a snug oak panelled lounge with open fires and exposed timbers. Graze in the bar, feast in the dining room or take a picnic while you discover nature, history and the landscape along the banks of the Stour and through Dedham’s vale. There are Seven beautiful en-suite bedrooms to choose from, all individually decorated with sumptuous beds and linen, free WiFi, Roberts DAB radios, a TV and other treats. Whether it’s because of the Brinkhaus pillows and duvets on Vi Sprung mattresses, large showers with Abahna toiletries or the chiming of the church bells, your batteries will be truly recharged whichever room you stay in.

Hire cycles, go boating on the Stour, and enjoy the beautiful local landscape when visiting this gorgeous pub. They can make you a picnic for the numerous walks nearby or just amble back for afternoon tea. Further afield there is Lavenham and Long Melford for antiques or the beaches and sea at Frinton and Mersea. Find out more and book  – The Sun Inn, Dedham

Countryside Stays in the South East

The White Hart Inn, Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire

Set in the heart of the North Wessex Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the White Hart Inn is a contemporary country inn with plenty to explore nearby. Offering dog friendly bedrooms within the pub’s self contained accommodation, guests are close to Highclere Castle and Newbury Racecourse. The White Hart Inn is surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire countryside. There are a variety of local attractions within easy reach, from Highclere Castle, better known as the real Downton Abbey, to Newbury’s iconic racecourse. Kintbury Railway Station is just over two miles away and offers links into London, with direct trains taking only an hour to reach the capital. Find out more and book  – The White Hart Inn

The Cat Inn, West Hoathly

The Cat Inn is a 16th century, dog friendly free house with four bedrooms, set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly, a hilltop village in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Sitting high on a spur of the Sussex Weald, the village is a haven for walkers and they are also just 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Their four bedrooms are situated on the first floor and offer a winning combination of period charm with contemporary mod cons. The surrounding area is blessed with a plethora of attractions and places to visit, including Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill Gardens, Nymans, The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Lingfield Race Course, Standen, Pooh Bridge and the Priest House and Museum in the village. Find out more and book – The Cat Inn, Hoathly

Countryside Stays in the West Country

The Cridford Inn, Devon

The Cridford Inn is the oldest pub in Devon dating back to 825AD. With cob walls, a thatched roof and inglenook fireplaces, this traditional Devon Longhouse is the perfect country retreat. They have 4 en-suite bedrooms which are all beautifully decorated and individually designed with their own unique style. Whether you are heading off on any one of the notable walks through the Teign Valley or cycling on the incredible Haldon Forest Park mountain bike routes, The Cridford Inn is the perfect place for some rest and relaxation. Bring your family, bring your dogs, everyone is welcome. Trusham is located on the western side of the Haldon Hills, above the River Teign, which forms the Dartmoor National Park boundary just over half a mile away. Five Blue Flag beaches are also within half an hours drive away. Find out more and book – The Cridford Inn, Devon

Countryside Stays in Wales

Tefi Netpool Inn, Cardigan 

Surrounded by glorious Pembrokeshire countryside, the Tefi Netpool is a beautifully restored 16th century inn, taking pride of place on the village green. Their guesthouse has seven tastefully decorated bedrooms all less than a mile away from a beautiful sandy beach. Within their charming guest house, the bedrooms are all tastefully decorated offering private en suite facilities,  individually controlled heating, satellite TV, WiFi and most importantly, comfortable beds.

The Teifi Netpool Inn is located in St Dogmaels right on the village green, beside a lovely children’s play area. St Dogmaels Abbey is nearby, with the beautiful Poppit Sands beach less than a mile away.  With ample parking onsite The Tefi makes a great base to explore Pembrookeshire. Find out more and book  – Teifi Netpool Inn, Cardigan

Written by Issy Joslin

Digital Content Editor at Stay in a Pub