Five minute walk from Fox Hall
Down the road from Fox Hall the Fox Goes Free, a beautifully kept old country pub with oak beams and rustic benches. Over its 400 years, the pub has hosted everyone from William III to the English Women’s Institute, who held their very first meeting here in November 1915. On tap are Langham Hip Hop, Saison and Listers Best Bitter, as well as 15 wines.
Five minute drive from our Landmarks at Lower Porthmeor
The Gurnards Head stands between St. Ives and St. Just, with breath-taking views of the South West coast. Three hand-pulled Cornish ales are always available, and their Skreach dry cider is produced nearby in St. Buryan. The Gurnards Head is just a five minute drive from our Landmarks at Lower Porthmeor but for the more adventurous, you can reach it by walking part of the South West Coast Path. The perfect place to wind down after a long walk breathing in the sea air.
We have three Landmarks at Lower Porthmeor:
The Captain's House
Fifteen minute drive from Cowside
A trip to God’s own county isn’t complete without a visit to a proper country pub. Nestled beneath Buckden Pike, the White Lion is set in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with wooden beams and an open log fire. There are a range of local beers on tap, including Black Sheep Best, Hop Studio Pale and Wharfedale Blonde. Their locally sourced menu incorporates the very best of the Yorkshire Dales.
At the gateway to the Black Mountains and Clytha Castle, the Crown sits in the hamlet of Pantygelli. In a land of myth, battles and castles, the Crown was built in the 15th century as a stopover on the road that ran from Abergavenny to Hereford. Today, you can revel in its spectacular views while enjoying one of its regular brews or a guest beer supplied by a local brewery.
Twenty minute drive or one hour walk from Howthwaite
Put on your walking boots and make the trek from Grasmere to Elterwater to find the Britannia Inn, a beautiful 500 year old building in the heart of the Lakes. The bar boasts a range of beers, including Britannia Gold, Bluebird Bitter and Neddy Boggle Bitter. They even host an annual Beer Festival every November to satisfy the beer connoisseurs amongst you.
Do as the pirates did and go and have a drink at the Turks Head, the oldest pub in Penzance and practically next door to the Egyptian House. The first inn to be named as such in England, it is reputed to have been founded in 1233 when the Turks invaded Penzance from Jerusalem. After being burnt down in the 16th century during the Spanish invasion, the building was used by naval officers. Look out for the smugglers tunnel which leads from the right of the building straight to the harbour. Steeped in history, the Turks Head serves modern and creative food, with a wide range of beers in stock (including Doom Bar and Skinners Betty Stogs).
An award winning pub, the Harp was shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine’s rural pub of the year award. Visit it from the comfort of Stockwell Farm and enjoy the welcome of the dedicated landlords, the locally brewed beer, the traditional fresh food, the cosy atmosphere and the peaceful surroundings on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Radnor Valley.
On the other side of Gatcombe Park from Field House is the Weighbridge Inn. A quintessential English pub, it stands on what used to be the packhorse trail to Bristol, now a footpath and bridleway. The Weighbridge Inn is home to the famous (and trademarked) ‘2 in 1 pie’, a complete meal in one bowl made from a secret recipe. Wash it down with a pint of Gloucestershire Old Spot.
20 minute walk from Margells
If you’re on your way down to the beach from Margells, make sure to stop off at the Masons Arms. It has stunning views from the garden and a cosy old world feel from the restaurant and bar. Walk off your meal on the nearby country hikes along the Jurassic Coast, or reward yourself with a pint of St Austell Proper Job and Tribute or guest beers such as Otter Bitter. Be sure to check out the Branscombe Vale Brewery and the Fountain’s Head (next door to Margells) too.
Pub lovers are spoiled for choice when staying at Rosslyn Castle or Collegehill House as Edinburgh is teeming with historic drinking holes. In the heart of the old city, look out for the Bow Bar, where you can sample several of their 310 single malts, 8 cask condition ales, 6 keg beers or 50 international bottled beers. You might need one of their haggis cheese and chilli pies to get you back on the sightseeing trail.