Pubs with Pools: More than just Bed & Breakfast

When planning a holiday or relaxing getaway, many holidaymakers often turn to hotels when looking for swimming pool and spa facilities, particularly the big names like Hilton and Mariott. It is not often that people would consider pubs for these sorts of facilities.

However, there is a growing trend where some pubs are reinventing themselves to cater to the evolving preferences of holidaymakers. They are recognising the demand for more diverse experiences and are finding innovative ways to provide unique and appealing amenities to their guests. By incorporating pool and spa facilities into their offerings, these pubs are tapping into a previously untapped market and differentiating themselves from the standard pub experience.

One of the major advantages of staying in a pub with spa facilities over a hotel is the intimate and relaxed atmosphere they provide. You can unwind and enjoy your leisure time without feeling lost in a sea of tourists.

Discover our Pubs with Pools

Below we have picked out some of our favourite pubs with unique spa and swimming pool facilities:

The Pedn Olva, St Ives, Cornwall

Not only is this Cornish gem surrounded by beautiful beaches and views of St Ives Harbour and Bay, The Pedn Olva comes with its own heated outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a dip in the pub’s pool whilst taking in the ocean views, before enjoying delicious food from the restaurant.

The Royal Lion, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Located just moments from the sea, The Royal Lion has a swimming pool and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. The pub is a great place to stay for those looking to explore the Jurassic Coast. The Royal Lion has 30 individually designed, family-friendly bedrooms.

The Hoste, Burnham Market, Norfolk


Situated in the pretty village of Burnham Market, The Hoste is a pub, restaurant & hotel and boasts a Spa Cabin which is situated in the hotel. There is also a spa garden where you can enjoy alfresco dining after enjoying a relaxing massage or facial.

The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria

Nestled in the picturesque Grasmere village, the historic Wordsworth is a majestic country mansion surrounded by two acres of breathtaking gardens. Among its many offerings, the Wordsworth features a pool, inviting guests to relax and unwind while enjoying the tranquil ambiance.

The Gamekeeper’s Inn, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire

Formely a gamekeeper’s cottage, The Gamekeeper’s Inn sits in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has 11 stylish bedrooms, luxury lodges, woodland pods and onsite leisure and relaxation facilities, such as a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.

As the travel landscape evolves and travellers seek more unique and memorable experiences, pubs with swimming pool and spa facilities are carving out their niche in the hospitality industry. By offering a blend of comfort, relaxation, and social interaction, they are redefining the perception of what a pub can be, providing a refreshing and appealing alternative for holidaymakers seeking a different kind of vacation. So next time you plan your holiday, consider looking beyond the traditional hotel options, and you might just stumble upon an unforgettable experience at a pub with swimming pool and spa facilities.

For a full list of pubs with pools and spa facilities, click here.

Written by Melanie Phipps

PR & Marketing Manager