The Guardian’s 20 Best Pubs with Rooms

With autumn in the air, what could be nicer than dinner at a country pub and a bed above? Here are some of The Guardians top pubs with rooms.

The King’s Arms: Didmarton, near Badminton, Gloucestershire

A 17th-century coaching inn meets slick slate chic at the King’s Arms, in the heart of the Cotswolds. Sink into a leather armchair after a country walk under the beamed pitched roof of the former stables, now three elegant rustic cottages. The pub’s embedded location, roaring fireplace and fine menu offer the perfect respite for the weariest of travellers.

The White Horse: Chilgrove, West Sussex

The “forest to fork” menu and country-chic aesthetic is the draw in this award-winning gastro-pub at the foot of the South Downs. This coaching inn has been transformed into a luxe destination pub with a mirrored dining room, statement art and fur-lined booths. Expect Egyptian cotton sheets in the 15 highly styled rooms, sheepskin rugs and, in some, a four-poster and even a hot tub.

The Timble Inn: Otley, North Yorkshire

The Timble Inn, in the thimble-sized village of Timble, is more gastro than trad, more wine than ale. But what it does it does very well, boasting two AA rosettes for its ambitious Sunday roasts. Cloaked in glorious quiet, its nine rooms are smartly styled for the perfect getaway in the stunning Washburn Valley.

The Dundas Arms: Kintbury, Berkshire

On an island between the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon canal, this 18th-century gastro-pub works a contemporary but comfy look: think antlers, wooden floors and wingback chairs. Dishes are local and real ales are served from the bar, the surface of which is decorated with shiny pennies to mark decimalisation in 1971. The contemporary riverside rooms have private terraces.

Article written by Genevieve Fox and taken from The Guardian.