Plan Your Summer Getaway to the Seaside

Whilst everyone is cooped up inside and in some cases climbing the walls from boredom, now is an ideal opportunity to do some armchair research on a seaside getaway from when the lockdown is well and truly over! During these times of uncertainty, it is nice to have something to look forward to, which is why we have taken a look at some of our favourite holiday locations around Britain. From hidden gems on the North Norfolk coast to beach side retreats in Cornwall, we take a look at some of our favourite spots for mini getaways.

The Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth, Northumberland

Located on the Blyth Quayside, The Commissioners Quay has terrific views of the River Blyth and is just 30 minutes from the bustling city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The vibrant and welcoming pub has 40 contemporary en-suite bedrooms, including Premium rooms, which look over the Port of Blyth and towards the North Sea. This vibrant and welcoming inn offers all day; every day relaxed dining from breakfast until evening, delicious drinks including local real ales, wines and cocktails.

The Lodge Inn, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Nestled in the heart of the old village of Old Hunstanton and just a 30-minute walk from the sandy beach of Hunstanton, the quaint pub is surrounded by beautiful country estates such as Sandringham Hall, Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall so there is plenty of exploring to do. The Lodge houses 16 rooms offering a choice of stylish, comfy accommodation for a Norfolk break.

The Hoste, Burnham Market, Norfolk

Located in the pretty village of Burnham Market, The Hoste is a beautifully decorated boutique pub and spa, which is just a stone’s throw away from the stunning North Norfolk coast. In addition to 62 bedrooms, all uniquely styled, The Hoste’s historic bar, The Hoste Arms, dates back 400 years. There are also restaurants, a sheltered walled garden, fitness centre, beauty spa and luxury 20-seat cinema.

The Anchor, Walberswick, Suffolk

The Anchor is an award-winning inn and restaurant-with-rooms, located on the Suffolk coast. The quaint village local is a welcome retreat, perfect for families and those looking to escape to the beach for a few days. The Anchor has 10 en-suite bedrooms and 6 spacious eco-clad cedar garden chalets, which come with outdoor seating. Whether you’re staying or passing by, the Anchor serves a hearty cooked breakfast using local produce such as Blythburgh pork sausages or Lowestoft smoked kippers. 

The Pilot Inn, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Nestled at the foot of the picturesque South Downs National Park, The Pilot Inn is just a 2-minute walk from the sea. This friendly pub prides itself on sourcing local, fresh ingredients with their seafood supplied from Beachy Head and their beef locally reared. Equipped with two dining areas, a dog friendly bar area and beer garden, the pub is a social hub for both locals and visitors alike. The Pilot Inn has 4 beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms, for those wanting to stay and explore the local area!

The Pickwick Inn & Oliver’s Restaurant, Polzeath, Cornwall

Nestled in 7 acres of rolling Cornish countryside and overlooking the Camel Estuary, Padstow and Rock, The Pickwick is one of North Cornwall’s hidden gems. Nestled in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, relax and experience the ultimate in style, comfort and luxury when staying the night at The Pickwick Inn. They have six boutique double bedrooms and three superior suites to choose from and your stay includes a delicious breakfast – choose from a full Cornish breakfast, St Ives smoked haddock, a selection of omelettes, fresh juice, cereals and fruit salad.

The Oystercatcher, Padstow, Cornwall

The Oystercatcher is a great place to stay for those wanting to be close to the beach and try out surfing! Situated in a renowned surfing destination, the pub is close to some of the most stunning spots in the county, including Rock, Daymer Bay and St Minver. They have 8 stunning dog-friendly apartments, which are available to book for weekly lets and low season short breaks. Only 5 minutes from the beach, they are perfectly placed for a seaside getaway, walking break or to simply relax.

Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Situated on one of the finest stretches of sandy coastline in Cornwall lies the Old Success Inn. This beautiful 17th Century fisherman’s inn combines the contemporary with the characterful, providing somewhere to eat, drink or stay with magnificent views. Hire a boat and explore the coast, enjoy a surf lesson or chill out with a glass of something cold on the decking, this pub is the perfect beachside retreat for a seaside getaway. The Old Success has 14 beautifully styled bedrooms, many of which have views over Sennen Cove.

The George III, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

The George III is a wonderful newly refurbished dog friendly pub situated on the banks of picturesque Mawddach Estuary on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The surrounding area is a haven for visitors who wish to explore the fantastic countryside and its many walks, climbs and lakes. Newly refurbished, The George III has 10 en-suite bedrooms, a large breakfast and dining area along with 2 bar areas and a cosy snug.

The Royal, Heysham, Lancashire

Located in the coastal town of Heysham, The Royal is a charming pub with 11 bedrooms, with some overlooking the picturesque Morecambe Bay. The traditional inn prides itself on its delicious home cooked hearty meals and welcoming atmosphere. For those wanting to explore the area during their seaside getaway, The Royal is just a hop away from Heysham Ferry Port with direct journeys to the Isle of Man.

Written by Melanie Phipps

PR & Marketing Manager at Stay in a Pub