What Have you Missed More – Pints at the Pub or a Holiday? Why Not Combine the Two

The great British pub is back. With pubs opening their doors once more, breweries are back to work and all the fabulous craft beers and lagers produced in the UK are being enjoyed in beer gardens across the nation. Now more than ever, we want to support these homegrown British breweries so the industry is encouraging everyone to choose craft when they are picking their first drinks of the summer outside.

In support of the cask is back campaign we are sharing five pub hotels to book whose focus is serving the best of British craft beer alongside beautiful bedrooms.

Enjoy a little bit of luxury in stunning surroundings, all while supporting your local breweries

The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Devon

The Royal Seven Stars provides guests with a plethora of dining and drinking options in its sensitively restored 17th century building. For dining, there’s TQ9, a stylish, yet relaxed restaurant full of vibrancy and quirky design touches. When enjoying a tipple there’s the contemporary Bar 7, or the more traditional Saloon Bar with a real log fire. To round it all off, the pub also has an outdoor terrace perfect for a meal under the stars.

All 21 of the bedrooms are individually styled and finished with high quality furnishings, combining period style with contemporary touches. This pub is part of the St Austell Brewery group, whose pubs, inns and hotels across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset are situated in some of the most stunning and character filled locations. Find out more and book – The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Devon

The Chequers, Marlow

Nestled in the heart of Marlow and set a few hundred yards from a meandering stretch of the River Thames, The Chequers has been a quintessential part of this Buckinghamshire town for centuries. As well as the  main bar, The Chequers has its very own craft beer bar that showcases beers from quality brewery’s throughout the UK and further afield as well as regular take-over events and constantly updated beer menus.

The restaurant food is excellent and they are renowned locally for their superb steaks. This delightful pub hotel has eight gorgeous bedrooms and is close to Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor.

This pub is owned by Brakspear, a family-run brewery and award-winning pub group. Operating for over 200 years, they have a wonderful catalogue of authentic British pubs located throughout the south of England.  Find out more and book  – The Chequers, Marlow

The Lansdowne Strand Hotel, Wiltshire

A beautiful Grade 2 listed building, The Lansdowne Strand Hotel has been transformed by Arkells brewery into a modern British pub full of character and style. Visit the bar and enjoy a relaxing drink in their panelled snug, with period sash windows and a roaring open fire. The lounge is a comfortable spot to sink into the sofa, perfect for a morning coffee, a light lunch, or an evening G&T.

This pub is part of Arkell’s Brewery, family brewers since 1843 with over 90 inns throughout England. Find out more and Book – The Lansdowne Strand Hotel, Wiltshire

Broad Street Townhouse, Bath

Set in a four-storey town house dating back to the 1800’s, The Broad Street Townhouse has been beautifully restored by the Butcombe Brewery to offer stunning accommodation in the centre of Bath. The bar’s elegant interiors with wood panelling and cosy booths are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a drink after a day exploring the Roman city.

They have 11 spacious and stylish bedrooms crammed with decadent details for a relaxing stay, including luxurious king size beds, coffee pod machines, rain showers and local organic toiletries by Bramley. Located in the heart of Bath’s centre, they have established themselves as a perfect base for a city break. Find out more and book – Broad Street Townhouse, Bath  

Castle Inn, Dorset

Steeped in history, The Castle Inn’s stunning interiors cleverly celebrate the building’s heritage combined with modern chic design. This fabulous country retreat owned by the Butcombe Brewery has a welcoming bar to enjoy a real ale or an expertly made cocktail, followed by a meal in their spacious dining room. Enjoy a night away in one of their 12 stylish boutique style bedrooms including family and dog friendly accommodation.  Find out more and book – Castle Inn, Dorset 

Written by Issy Joslin

Digital Content Editor at Stay in a Pub

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