Head to the Pub This Christmas

With relaxing open fires, home cooked food and warm cosy bedrooms, Christmas is a great time to visit the pub. Whether meeting friends for a festive drink, dining with family ahead of the big day, or staying the night with a loved one – there’s a pub stay to suit everyone this festive period. Below are some of our recommended pubs this month.

Ebrington Arms – Gloucestershire

One of the Cotswolds most celebrated pubs, eateries and B&Bs. This stunning pub is situated in one of Gloucestershire’s most gorgeous villages and is ideally located for Chipping Campden, Broadway National Trust and Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Ebrington Arms was recently voted the UK’s number 1 village pub 2017 by The Times.

The Grosvenor Arms – Dorset

This pub is the heartbeat of the famous Dorset hilltop market town of Shaftesbury and has been an inn since Medieval times. It is well positioned on the edge of the historic Cranborne Chase, the most beautiful of English Countryside, and comes with 16 stylish bedrooms. The famous Gold Hill is but 100m away, and within striking distance are many historic houses, gardens, museums and even Stonehenge.

The Waterman – Cambridge

The Waterman is a modern-day meeting place and contemporary inn. It is open all day and is just a short stroll across the beautiful Midsummer Common from central Cambridge. This fantastic pub has it all covered from craft beer, an eclectic range of wines & spirits, fresh flavour driven food and even a bed for the night should the stumble home feel too adventurous! Not only that, you can sample their wares in the sun-kissed courtyard, ‘Potting Shed’, pub or at their next door neighbour’s place, no. 30 coffee shop!

The Partridge – Cheshire

The Partridge opened its doors in May 2017 following an extensive refurbishment to develop an authentic country pub, complete with 10 beautiful en-suite bedrooms. It is is the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting one of Cheshire’s many beauty spots, attractions or events. So, whether you are new to the area or just passing through, you will find a host of activities to suit all, from the countryside, walks to days out for the family.

The Killingworth Caste – Oxfordshire 

This 17th-century inn offers the best of all worlds: a rural Cotswold village setting; a cosy-contemporary interior with a much-loved bar; highly rated food and relaxing stylish bedrooms. The owners have focused their love of quality ale and local production to craft their own range of fine beers. The Yubberton Brewing Co. was born of their frustration at pubs stocking beers that could also be found in supermarkets.

The Game Bird – Yorkshire

The Game Bird is a fantastic pub with five en-suite bedrooms situated in the quaint market town of Beverley, renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster. Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is also one of Yorkshire’s best-kept secrets. The town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, excellent flat racing and a medieval skyline that remains refreshingly unspoilt. The Game Bird offers a delicious menu of seasonal dishes boasting everyone’s favourite pub classics from beer battered fish & chips to meats fresh from the grill.

The Rose & Crown – Chesire

The Rose and Crown is a great British pub where you can enjoy a cask ale and a sandwich, a G&T and pie or a glass of wine and a steak. The team offer high quality, great British food (focusing on locally sourced ingredients), combined with an excellent service, and a cosy and relaxing atmosphere with a fire-lit bar/restaurant. The restaurant has the perfect surroundings, whether it be an intimate table for two to party gatherings.

The Finchingfield Lion – Essex

The Finchingfield Lion is a fabulous 15th Century village pub serving good food, using the freshest local ingredients, prepared simply and with flair. The bar is small and perfectly formed, the restaurant is stunning, the beer garden is huge, the bedrooms are cosy and (most importantly) the welcome will be warm! They are proud to offer a superb range of cask and keg beers, an excellent selection of wines and premium spirits, and a regularly-changing, locally-sourced menu.

The Woolly Sheep – North Yorkshire

Set in the bustling market town of Skipton, The Woolly Sheep is an award-winning inn and the perfect choice for drinking, dining and staying the night. It boasts an excellent selection of award-winning Timothy Taylor cask ales as well as a mouth-watering menu of home-cooked favourites with a modern twist. A range of shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is just a mile away, and Skipton Castle, which dates back to the 11th century, is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.