Dreaming of a Spring Staycation

If, like me, you are feeling somewhat restless at the moment and have a little extra time on your hands, why not plan ahead and have something to look forward to.

Use this time to do some research and plan a break away. To help you, I have put together a list of some of our most charming pubs with rooms perfectly situated for a springtime staycation.


Lake District

The Swan at Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National park, The Swan at Grasmere offers luxurious accommodation against the stunning backdrop of the dramatic fells. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, The Swan is a dog friendly pub and has 38 spacious bedrooms with king size, twin, family and disabled access rooms.

Due to its location, The Swan is an ideal base to explore the Lake District National Park and nearby picturesque towns such as Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere nearby.

Peak District

Devonshire Arms at Beeley, Bakewell, Derbyshire

The Devonshire Arms is a charming 18th century village inn nestled on the stunning Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire. The pub’s location is its major selling point, with Chatsworth House being only a stone’s throw away. Set against the stunning Derbyshire countryside, guests experience mile after mile of unspoilt tranquillity. Spring is a wonderful time to visit Derbyshire, as the daffodils are blooming, and the wildlife is all the more vibrant.

New Forest

The Pilgrim Inn, Marchwood, Hampshire

Perched on the edge of the New Forest, The Pilgrim Inn is a traditional country pub with cottage-style bedrooms. The thatched roof, low beam ceilings and open fireplace make The Pilgrim feel all the more cosy. In the warmer months, visitors can sit outside in the picturesque beer garden.

Due to its superb location, The Pilgrim Inn is a great base from which to explore the National Park and nearby attractions.


Bearslake Inn, Nr Okehampton, Devon

Situated in the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Bearslake Inn is a charming thatched pub complete with spacious bedrooms, which look out to the surrounding countryside. The pub’s beer garden has its very own babbling brook, making it a peaceful place to sit with a glass of something and watch the world go by.

Bearslake Inn sits between Okehampton and Tavistock on the A386, which makes it an ideal place to stay from which to explore the delights of Dartmoor and Devon. Corn Ridge, Sourton Tor and Great Links Tor are also within easy distance.

Yorkshire Dales

Black Bull Inn, Sedbergh, Cumbria

This modern 17th century coaching inn is situated in the picturesque town of Sedbergh, part of the Yorkshire Dales and sits on the edge of the Lake District. The Yorkshire Dales covers thousands of miles of moors, valleys, rolling hills and quaint villages, making it a spectacular place to explore on foot or by bicycle.

The Black Bull have 18 boutique-style bedrooms, each with clean lines and natural tones throughout to create a peaceful ambience, in which to relax.

South Downs

The Fox Goes Free, Nr Goodward, West Sussex

Situated in the beautiful South Downs, the Fox Goes Free is a 400-year-old country pub with cottage-themed bedrooms. Not only is the pub located close to the famous Goodwood Racecourse, but it also just a 10-minute drive from the centre of the South Downs National Park.

Characterised by traditional features, such as wooden beams, log fires and exposed brickwork, The Fox is a quintessential English pub and a perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside. On a warm day, visitors can sit back and relax in the pub’s beer garden, which looks over the National Trust site of Levin Down.


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