Pubs & Cocktail Bars
Descend down wrought-iron steps to sip a martini in a cool, dark basement bar; meet friends for the weekly quiz and a packet of crisps in a cosy rural pub with a roaring fire and a pleasing line in local ales, or try out a vintage speakeasy, where the décor is as appealing as the cocktail list. Pubs are the places to get to know the locals and to spend long nights 'putting the world to rights'! Cocktail bars give a thrill, for a sweeping view of a city, and for a strawberry margarita.
Located in the charming Georgian town of Marlow, the Michelin starred Hand and Flowers is all about great food in luxurious surroundings.
Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire
The intimate setting of Maiyango is perfect for re-igniting or kindling a romance. Learn how to make your own cocktails with a resident mixologist.
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
The city’s largest brewery operates six characterful pubs full of charm. Each one serves locally brewed ale in a unique setting.
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
If you’ve got a head for heights and a taste for good cocktails, go to Manchester’s highest bar with a view.
Location: Deansgate, Manchester
Pop in for a drink by the fire or a locally-sourced meal, and then stay over at this charming inn in the idyllic Cotswold village of Kingham.
Location: Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
The kind of place you dream of but seldom find – an old stone inn, full of charm and history, in the beautiful Cotswold village of Burford.
Location: Burford, Oxfordshire
It’s the simple things that matter when you’re out winter walking – like a pint, a traditional Sunday roast, a roaring fire and stunning views.
Location: Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire
Enjoy five cask ales and a menu of pub classics whilst soaking up the traditional Georgian décor of this former gatehouse in Hull.
Location: Hull, Yorkshire
Get a real taste of NewcastleGateshead on a local ale trail to buzzing pubs, then head on to catch a live gig in the coolest neighbourhoods.
Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear
Come, see, taste and buy outstanding natural spirits at the Cotswolds Distillery and stay at a renowned inn nearby for more foodie delights.
Location: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Experience a meal at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, ‘England’s oldest pub’ according to Guinness World Records, where Oliver Cromwell dined in the 1600s.
Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire