Business Travel in the UK – Places to Stay near the M4

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When considering your choice of accommodation for a business trip away, the pub may not be the first place that comes to mind. We’re here to change that though. Staying in a pub is the ideal choice for business travellers needing a place to rest their head for the night. If you’re looking for overnight accommodation close to one of the UK’s main arterial routes or motorways, we have plenty of brilliant pubs to choose from.

Pubs are normally filled with all the essential amenities; free Wifi, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, complimentary toiletries, event spaces and of course, a bar! Alongside the fact you can enjoy some homecooked food and the distinctive character and charm provided by each individual pub, there’s also the matter of location. Pubs are spread far and wide across the country, some in even the most remote of areas! So wherever your business takes you, we’re sure to have a pub nearby.

With that being said, we’re looking at pubs near some of the most well-driven routes; helping you to plan your journey by recommending some top quality inns where you can rest up for the night.

This time, we look at pubs near the M4 running from West London to South West Wales, passing Reading, Bristol and Cardiff. Here are some of our top places to stay near the M4….or for even more choice search using our interactive map.

Pubs Near the M4

The Crab and Boar, Newbury – RG20 8UE

Nearest junction: 13

Distance from junction: 3 miles

About the pub: A traditional country inn, The Crab and Boar offers a cosy country sanctuary to best enjoy sampling the highlights and joys of country living.  Step inside the spacious bar with leather sofas or cosy booths, a great spot to sample the vast array of award winning local ales or carefully selected British spirits and wines after a hard day’s work.

The opulent accommodation matches the high quality hospitality running throughout the inn. The bedrooms are bright and spacious, crammed with decadent interiors befitting a plush hotel. There’s four poster beds, feature baths, private hot tubs and home made treats, all waiting for you in your bedroom. There’s ground floor and dog friendly bedrooms available and there’s even Tesla super charging points on site.

See inside the pub: The Crab and Boar, Newbury

The Pheasant, Hungerford – RG17 7AA

Nearest junction: 14

Distance from junction: 0.8 miles

About the pub: Nestled amongst rolling fields, yet only a mile from the M4, The Pheasant have 14 gorgeous bedrooms, each designed with hints of the heritage of the surrounding area.

The Pheasant’s 14 inviting bedrooms are smart, stylish and full of character and charm. There are five room types to choose from; tiny doubles (which are the perfect choice for solo travellers), snug doubles, classic doubles, classic twins and superior doubles (which are ideal for adding additional sleeping arrangements if you are travelling with colleagues).

Each bedroom comes with a luxurious en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries, fluffy towels, the comfiest beds, the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen, a TV, WiFi access, bottled water and tea & coffee making facilities.

See inside the pub: The Pheasant, Hungerford

The Sun Inn, Coate – SN3 6AA

Nearest junction: 15

Distance from junction: 2 miles

About the pub: The Sun Inn is a charming country pub near Swindon that offers delicious pub food and a very friendly welcome. There are ten spacious bedrooms, all individually styled in a separate pretty annex alongside the pub. All the en-suite accommodation comes with comfortable beds, Freeview TV, Wi-Fi access and includes a delicious hearty breakfast. They also have the option of adjoining rooms and also feature a bedroom that is accessible for wheelchair users.

The Sun is just five minutes drive from junction 15 of the M4, and is perfectly located for business trips in the Thames Valley or for exploring Wiltshire and the Cotswolds.

See inside the pub: The Sun Inn, Coate

The Churchill, Royal Wootton Bassett – SN4 8ET

Nearest junction: 16

Distance from junction: 0.5 miles

About the pub: Located near the small market town of Royal Wootton Bassett, as well as within easy reach of the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs, The Churchill is an excellent choice for exploring this corner of the U.K. The pub has a brand new lodge that holds its 28 modern bedrooms, all including luxurious Hypnos beds, enabling guests to enjoy a supremely comfortable sleep.

There’s free on-site parking and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property. The lodge is the first Greene King property to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points and also benefits from energy generated by solar panels, which help provide the building’s energy.

Situated just off the M4, The Churchill is within easy access to Swindon and its surrounding areas.

See inside the pub: The Churchill, Royal Wootton Bassett

The Bowl Inn, Almondsbury – BS32 4DT

Nearest junction: 20

Distance from junction: 2 miles

About the pub: The Bowl Inn is tucked away in the picturesque village of Almondsbury, near Bristol and has a history dating back from the 12th century. This award winning country gem, has recently been refurbished and has 12 luxurious bedrooms which come with bundles of rustic charm.

Their beautiful, newly refurbished double and twin bedrooms each have their own personality and come with en-suite bathrooms, organic Bramley toiletries, minibars stocked with local goodies, digital safes, a Smart TV and WiFi access.

Almondsbury is a picturesque market town on the northern outskirts of Bristol, just over ten miles from the city centre.

The Bowl is served well by the M4 and the M5, whilst the Prince of Wales bridge provides easy access to and from Wales.

See inside the pub: The Bowl Inn, Almondsbury

The Fountain Inn, Swansea – SA4 8JP

Nearest junction: 47

Distance from junction: 2 miles

About the pub: Nestled in the village of Pontarddulais, you can find a warm and friendly welcome waiting for you at The Fountain Inn. The pub has been renovated with stylish décor throughout, including a spacious restaurant, a cosy snug and a multi-level beer garden.

Each bedroom has been thoughtfully decorated and includes freeview TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. There is also one wheelchair accessible room on the ground floor, but it is advised to contact the pub before booking to ensure its availability.

Located close to the M4, the pub provides a convenient location to access all on offer in the South West of Wales. The bustling hub of Swansea is a 20-minute drive, with The Liberty Stadium, Swansea Metropolitan University and Swansea Beach all within seven miles of the pub.

See inside the pub: The Fountain, Swansea

We have 1000s of pubs on our website, not just pubs near the M4 of course! You can use our interactive map to find the perfect pub for your stay, whether that be for business or for leisure. Book your next stay on Stay in a Pub today!

Written by Connor Davies, Head of Content at Stay in a Pub

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