Country Retreats

Escaping to the countryside for a few days is the perfect antidote for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We have put together a selection of our favourite country retreats and pubs with rooms which are the perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, break with friends or family staycation.

A long walk through the beautiful and varied British landscape, followed by a freshly prepared meal and crisp ale or glass of vino at the pub is a great way to recharge your batteries. See our selection of pubs with rooms that make wonderful country retreats.

The Tempest Arms – Skipton, North Yorkshire

The Tempest Arms is the idea country retreat. Situated in the quaint village of Elslack, this pretty village pub is surrounded by rolling countryside close to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and is a popular spot for ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts. It has 21 individually styled en-suite bedrooms, including three rooms with hot tubs.

The Ivy House – Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Situated in the heart of the Chiltern Vale, The Ivy House is an old style flint and brick English inn. The country pub has a wonderful garden which is ideal on a hot summer’s day. Renowned for their excellent food, real ales, extensive wine list and beautiful bedrooms, The Ivy House makes for a perfect weekend away.

The George III – Dolgellau, Gynedd

Set on the banks of the magnificent Mawddach Estuary on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, The George III is a newly refurbished, dog friendly pub. This idyllic country pub has 10 en-suite bedrooms, a large breakfast and dining area, 2 bars and a cosy snug. The surrounding area is a haven for visitors who wish to explore the fantastic countryside and its many walks, climbs and lakes.

The Lamb – Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Lamb

Situated in the charming village of Hindon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Lamb is a stunning pub with boutique bedrooms. The traditional country pub is complete with low beam ceilings, beautiful interiors, and open log fires. The Lamb offers 18, individually styled bedrooms which include 4 poster beds and roll top baths.

The Peat Spade Inn – Stockbridge, Hampshire

The Peat Spade Inn

The Peat Spade Inn sits in a picture postcard setting in the beautiful village of Longstock in the heart of Hampshire. The country pub is located in the Test Valley, less than a mile from Stockbridge – a popular spot for fly fishing. Complete with rustic wooden interiors and log fires, the Peat Spade Inn is elegantly styled throughout and has 8 characterful and cosy bedrooms. The idyllic pub provides the perfect country escape for those looking to ramble through the New Forest or go fishing at Stockbridge.

The Frogmill – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Country Pub Retreat in the Cotswolds

Nestled in the sweeping Gloucestershire countryside and close to Cheltenham, The Frogmill is a Grade 2 listed pub with rooms, which have all been individually styled. The Frogmill is a perfect place to stay for those seeking a peaceful country retreat from which to explore the Cotswolds’ beautiful towns and villages.

The Hoste – Burnham Market, Norfolk

The Hoste is a luxurious boutique pub, hotel and spa where guests can choose to stay in one of six diverse properties all located in the picturesque village of Burnham Market including; The Hoste, Vine House hotel, Railway House hotel and the luxury Holiday Cottages. The quaint village of Burnham Market is a stone’s throw away from the glorious North Norfolk coastline with its picturesque beaches and wide-open spaces.

The Castle Inn Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Castle Inn Spofforth

Set in the quaint village of Spofforth, this modern pub is the ideal getaway for those planning a weekend exploring Yorkshire towns, Harrogate and Wetherby. Each of their 12 bedrooms have been individually styled and named after different castles. Spofforth Castle is very close to the pub and the centre of Harrogate is a very short drive or bus ride away.

The Wheatsheaf Inn – Kendal, Cumbria

Country pub retreat

Situated in the idyllic village of Brigsteer, The Wheatsheaf Inn has stunning views on the edge of the damson growing Lyth Valley. The pub is recently refurbished and consists of 6 individually styled en-suite bedrooms. The Wheatsheaf is a perfect place to stay for those wanting to explore the surrounding countryside and medieval market town of Kendal.

To see our full range of country pub retreats, use the Country Escapes filter when searching for pubs.


Written by Melanie Phipps

PR & Marketing Manager at Stay in a Pub