New Year Getaways
Attractions | Pub | Pub Accommodation | Uk Pubs | Posted 2017.11.27
There’s still time to book a cosy New Year break in the UK and see in 2018 in style, with The Guardian’s pick of charming pubs from Cornwall to Loch Lomond you can start the New Year waking up to beautiful views with your loved ones.
The Rashleigh Arms, a 150-year-old pub in the coastal village of Charlestown, has 18 airy bedrooms upstairs and in an adjacent Georgian townhouse. The inn is owned by St Austell brewery, so there is a good selection of beers and a gin menu, and pub classics with a nod to local suppliers. Charlestown has a Grade II-listed harbour and a shipwreck centre, was a filming location for Poldark, and is close to the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, so there’s lots to do in the area. On New Year’s Eve there’s a special three-course menu – options include confit duck leg, and prawn, cod and crab bouillabaisse with samphire.
The Inn – North Yorkshire
The Inn at South Stainley reopened this summer after a £1.5m renovation by the Seafood Pub Company. The restaurant, between Harrogate and Ripon, has 12 contemporary rooms in shades of grey. The regular menu is unsurprisingly seafood-heavy – tikka-spiced monkfish, crab pizza – and the cocktail list imaginative. Its inaugural New Year’s Eve party features a “fruits de mer spectacle” and “roast meat stations”, and entertainment including magicians and DJs.
In the historic village of Hursley, just 10 minutes south of Winchester, the King’s Head is a Georgian coaching inn, surrounded by the pretty Hampshire Downs and not far from the New Forest. It’s cosy and comfy, with original fireplaces and antique furniture in the cottage-style rooms. The food here, locally sourced and seasonal, is a key draw, and the on-site skittles alley adds to the fun. New Year’s Eve promises to be a relaxed celebration, with a festive a la carte menu. After 9.30pm, the Jukebox Party kicks off – pack your dancing shoes.
A traditional thatched inn just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the Masons Arms has rooms above the pub and in cottages behind. Dating back to 1350, it’s cosy inside, with an open fire, low, beamed ceilings and pine cladding – and there’s a separate restaurant as well as lively bar. The menu is pub classics and more refined fare, from River Exe mussels to Devon rump streak. On New Year’s Eve there’s a special menu jam-packed with delicious dishes.