Father’s Day Staycation Ideas – 7 Pubs With Rooms Near Attractions Perfect For Dad

If you’re looking to break the mould this Father’s Day and give an unforgettable gift, then take a look at our top choices of pub stays near a range of attractions perfect for a day out with Dad.

From stepping out onto Old Trafford, to treating a Dad that’s always dreamed of being Top Gear’s next presenter, or for those that like to take things slightly slower in one of the world’s finest fishing spots, we have a a variety of pub stays for them to book in summer 2021.

Whatever type of Dad you’re looking to treat this Father’s Day, here’s our top seven pubs with rooms located near Father’s Day gift experience ideas…

Pubs with Rooms Near Track Days

The Three Hills, Bartlow

Set in the tiny village of Bartlow, The Three Hills is a charming country pub with six luxury en-suite bedrooms, an award winning restaurant and a beautifully landscaped garden.

The pub is nine miles from Carver Barracks, a 1.5 mile race track set out on runway to provide a fast, fun, yet un-intimidating driving circuit. Blessed with a range of thrilling driving options, there’s experiences to suit all budgets and if you’re not sure when you want to go, open vouchers are available, giving them the ultimate flexibility when booking this exhilarating driving experience. Find out more right here.

Close to Cambridge and only an hour from London, it’s easy to make a long weekend out of a trip to Carver Barracks, with a stay at The Three Hills.

Find out more and book – The Three Hills, Bartlow 


The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold

The Swan Inn is a traditional village pub situated in Chiddingfold, on the edge of Surrey. Offering luxurious accommodation and award-winning food, the pub boasts a close proximity to perhaps one of the most instantly iconic circuits in the world.

Fans of Top Gear might consider Dunsfold Aerodrome, seven miles away from The Swan, as sacred ground. Playing host to The Stig’s incredible lap times, your dad can try and match the standards set with plenty of supercar options available to take round the famous Top Gear track. For more information and bookings, have a look here.

The pub has beautiful bedrooms and also finds itself nearby to the championship golf courses of Wentworth and Sunningdale, so there’s plenty of other gift ideas in the picturesque Surrey countryside.

Find out more and book  – The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold 

The Royal Oak, Chichester

The Royal Oak is a glorious country hideaway situated at the foot of the South Downs, where it has sat proudly for over 200 years. With luxurious accommodation, it’s the perfect spot for a rural staycation and the pub is just over a mile away from the legendary Goodwood Circuit.

Book for a weekend to watch the amazing races and events unfold at the Festival of Speed or Goodwood Revival. If you’d like to really get the blood pumping however, give the gift of a performance car track day or even push your own car to the limit by testing it out on the legendary circuit.

All of The Royal Oak’s accommodation boasts scenic country views and you’ll find everything you need for a peaceful and restful stay after enjoying the pure excitement of Goodwood.   

Find out more and book  – The Royal Oak, Chichester 

Father’s Day Fishing Gift Idea

The Peat Spade, Stockbridge

With a number of the elegant bedrooms tucked away in their charming peat house, The Peat Spade is classically decorated to reflect the pub’s rich fly-fishing heritage. Popular with anglers, a stay nearby in one of the top fly-fishing spots in the world is a superb gift idea for Father’s Day.

Located near Stockbridge, in the Test Valley, guests of The Peat Spade are well placed to try their hand at catching the bountiful numbers of brown trout and salmon along the river. The museum of Fly-Fishing is only ten minutes away, while The Peat Spade chefs will gladly prepare your freshly caught fish for a deliciously rewarding dinner.

Find out more and book  – The Peat Spade, Stockbridge 

For more location ideas on where to stay for a fishing break, check out our guide here: Fishing Breaks in the UK I Game Fishing I Coarse Fishing I Sea Fishing (stayinapub.co.uk).

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for History Enthusiasts

The Belmore, Sale

Located close to Manchester, The Belmore is brilliantly positioned for a stay away in the North, offering quality dining and palatial accommodation. Guests are also perfectly placed to enjoy footballing history at Old Trafford, while the city itself has an abundance of museums and galleries.

Make the most of your trip with a stay in the pub’s individually designed bedrooms, thoughtfully furnished with a mixture of doubles, family rooms and twins. All bedrooms come with WiFi, Freeview TV and luxury toiletries, and conveniently for electric car users, they have Tesla charging points on site.

Find out more and book –The Belmore, Sale

 The Red Lion, Hinxton

Ideal for a weekend away or gift idea, The Red Lion has eight wonderful bedrooms to choose from, each named after a local beer/cyder and its producer. The pub also features a gorgeous walled garden designed by a Chelsea Flower Show winner, providing a peaceful spot to unwind.

Location wise, The Red Lion is a short distance from Duxford Imperial War Museum, full of years of aviation history and incredible military experiences. Close to the Cambridgeshire/Essex border, the pub is also near to Newmarket Racecourse, adding even more options for a brilliant staycation with Dad.

Find out more and book – The Red Lion, Hinxton


Something a Little Bit Different…

The Star & Garter, Chichester

The Star & Garter is a gorgeous country pub nestled in the South Downs National Park and this 18th century, flint and brick country pub is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fabulous food and wine on offer.

For a unique and unforgettable trip, the pub is a short distance from Cowdray Park Polo Club. With a long and illustrious history, Cowdray Park is recognised worldwide as the Home of British Polo. Showcasing plenty of matches, the club is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within Viscount Cowdray’s 16,500 acre estate in West Sussex. Why not try something new and make a stay out of a trip to watch the fascinating sport of polo.

Find out more and book –The Star & Garter


With so many pubs to choose from you don’t need to decide now – our gift vouchers make a thoughtful gift for fathers day too. They can then take their time choosing from our range of over 150 voucher eligible pubs to stay in.
Written by Connor Davies
Stay in a Pub Content Team