20 of the UK’s finest inns, pubs and B&Bs – for underneath £150 an evening | Motels

Greatest for meals lovers

Brockencote Corridor, Chaddesley Corbett, WorcestershireYou would possibly assume you’ve rolled up at a luxurious Loire valley chateau while you arrive at this Victorian manor in landscaped parkland. There’s nothing too luxe in regards to the value, although, with B&B from £138. Spend what you save on a nine-course tasting extravaganza within the restaurant, maybe matching it with a flight of wine. A standard two- or three-course dinner would possibly function native produce akin to Worcestershire duck breast with confit duck hash and artisanal cheeses. There’s a lot to do through the day – fishing, tennis, or a stroll across the 29 hectares. The 21 bedrooms vary from modern classics to function suites.
Doubles from £138 B&B, nine-course dinner £85, brockencotehall.com

The White Hart Inn, Mersea, Essex

{Photograph}: Oliver Suckling

Derelict for nearly a decade, this weatherboarded pub reopened final summer time within the succesful fingers of Piers Baker, proprietor of Dedham’s Solar Inn. It’s price crossing Mersea’s causeway (verify the tides first) for the seafood alone, though carnivores and vegetarians are equally nicely catered for on this gastropub, the place nibbles are much less salted peanuts and extra asparagus fritter with pea aioli. The lengthy wine record affords a lot by the glass and affordable costs. The bar kinds a part of an expansive eating room with vibrant banquettes and parquet flooring. Six vibrant modern bedrooms have trendy bogs and artwork (on the market) on the partitions.
Doubles from £150 B&B, whitehartinnmersea.co.uk

Parador 44, Cardiff

Cádiz involves Cardiff on this boutique bolthole, whose 9 rooms had been added final yr above acclaimed Spanish restaurant Asador 44. Mains vary from Pyrenean milk-fed lamb to grilled carabinero prawns. The (soundproofed) bedrooms evoke Andalucía at each flip, with their tiles, shutters and headboards. They share a visitor lounge whose honesty bar is stocked with Spanish wine and beer. Breakfast is a pleasant mixture of Welsh and Spanish produce, with Spanish cheeses and tarta de Santiago (almond sponge) alongside Welshcakes on the buffet; cooked dishes embody “flamenco eggs” or a “full parador”.
Doubles from £131 B&B, grupo44.co.uk

The Crown and Anchor, Ham, Wiltshire

The Crown and Anchor hotel

Run as a curry home earlier than two native {couples} stepped in to renovate it, this village inn serves meals a number of notches above the common hen madras and pub grub. Uncommon choices would possibly embody torched salmon with hispi cabbage and tiger prawn spring roll, or celeriac schnitzel with truffle dressing. Eating canines are served snacks from the open kitchen, whereas homeowners can attempt the Ham 1840 beer, made for the pub, or glowing Winding Wooden from a close-by winery. Interiors embody a log burner and flagstone flooring with fascinating additions akin to Martin Parr photographs within the loos. The bedrooms don’t disappoint, both, with vintage furnishings, outsized cloth headboards and botanical prints.
Doubles from £130 B&B, crownandanchorham.co.uk

Westmorland Resort, Penrith, Cumbria

Westmorland hotel, Cumbria

These uninterested in motorway providers sarnies can break the journey between Scotland and the south at Tebay Providers, the place the enterprising Dunning household created a novel roadside providing with a store and lodge after the M6 carved by means of their hill farm. Native specialities within the restaurant embody lamb from the farm and Cumbrian beef, in addition to home-made bread and ice-cream. Stripped again Scandi-chic rooms have views of the fells, and regardless of the motorway there’s no site visitors noise. Within the morning, there are walks from the door, and provides of cheese and extra within the farm store.
Doubles from £93 room solely, westmorlandhotel.com

Greatest for walkers

The Barnsdale, Oakham, Rutland

Barnsdale hotel

The footpath circumnavigating Rutland Water is 23 miles lengthy, taking within the picturesque waterside Normanton church. Or there’s a seven-mile path across the reservoir’s central promontory. 5 minutes’ drive away is the newly opened Barnsdale, which makes an amazing place to relaxation weary legs and cargo up on energy within the wonderful restaurant. The fascinating menu would possibly embody a starter of lobster and squid with orange and fennel, adopted by steak, or maybe gnocchi with wild area mushroom and spinach. There’s vary of wines, plus complimentary ginger citrus liqueur within the vibrant rooms, which encompass a courtyard and have assertion cloth headboards.
Doubles from £126 B&B, barnsdalerutland.com

Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

Black Bull hotel

There are hikes within the Howgill Fells from the door of this market-town pub on the sting of the Yorkshire Dales nationwide park. Walkers can climb all the best way to the very best level, the Calf, at 676 metres (2,217 toes), or take a shorter stroll to the decrease hilltop of Winder, with its views of the Dales and the Lakes – Windermere is simply over half an hour away. Again at base, uncluttered wood-panelled bedrooms are in a soothing palette, with Cumbrian wool blankets. Co-owner Nina Matsunaga attracts on her Japanese/German heritage to create dishes akin to Herdwick lamb and kimchi tartare. A shot of wasabi vodka will assist with aching limbs.
Doubles from £134 room solely, theblackbullsedbergh.co.uk

Forss Home, Thurso

Forss House, Thurso

In winter, when costs drop, visitors at this Georgian mansion can stay the lifetime of a Scottish laird for much less; reserving 30 days upfront affords one of the best charges. Wrapped in woodland and a curve of the River Forss close to the north-east tip of the Scottish mainland, it makes an amazing base for exploring the hills and coast. Guided walks are organised by the Countryside Ranger service. There are different outside actions too, akin to salmon fishing. After a day within the countryside, the panelled lounge is a good place to loosen up earlier than a dinner of native specialities akin to scallops or Scottish beef fillet. There’s the choice of a whisky flight earlier than snuggling down in one of many 14 elegant bedrooms.
Doubles from £125 B&B, forsshousehotel.co.uk

The Citadel Resort, Bishop’s Citadel, Shropshire

The Castle Hotel

The Shropshire Approach, a 200-mile strolling route masking the Shropshire Hills and historic cities, runs previous the entrance door of this market city inn, the place canines keep freed from cost. Offa’s Dyke Path, alongside the Welsh borderlands, is only a few miles away. The lodge is on the hilltop website of a medieval citadel a mile from the Welsh border. Among the modern and cozy bedrooms have far-reaching views of the encircling hills. After their rambles, visitors can eat within the oak-panelled restaurant or in any of the three bars, the place pub classics are accompanied by an outstanding collection of Shropshire actual ales.
Doubles from £104 B&B, thecastlehotelbishopscastle.co.uk

Burleigh Court docket, Brimscombe, Gloucestershire

Burleigh Court

Cotswolds allure on a budget is on supply at this lovely Georgian constructing remodelled by Clough Williams-Ellis. There’s a handful of round walks straight from the door, some with pubs to go to en route, and different footpaths a brief drive away. Again on the lodge, there’s a meals choice to go well with everybody, together with afternoon tea, all-day grazing, wine tastings, and a extra formal dinner within the panelled eating room. The 18 rooms are break up between the manor home and coach home (the place the dog-friendly rooms are); there’s additionally a cottage with its personal scorching tub.
Doubles from £149 B&B, burleighcourtcotswolds.co.uk


Burnside Cottage, Canisbay, Caithness

Burnside Cottage

Kacey and Stephen George say their former croft home affords “superior B&B”. About half a mile from the North Coast 500 route, the cottage has two spacious ground-floor suites with views to Stroma and the Orkneys. Artist Stephen’s carvings and images might be seen in all places. Night meals are served room service-style by trolley, and would possibly embody smoked salmon pasta, ribeye steak or teriyaki tofu. Canines are welcome and may bag a bacon deal with for breakfast, additionally delivered to the rooms by trolley.
Doubles from £150 B&B, burnside-cottage.co.uk

Arthur’s, Royal Hillsborough, County Down

Arthur’s room panel

In Royal Hillsborough’s Georgian excessive avenue, this new B&B comes with its personal espresso home, serving espresso and truffles day by day till 3pm. The dozen rooms are plush affairs – proprietor Lynne McCabe studied inside design whereas renovating it along with her husband Jonathan. (The couple additionally supply B&B at their household dwelling, Lisnacurran, and at Ralph’s visitor home in Moira.) Rooms have centrepiece headboards in cloth by Mulberry, Osborne & Little and Sanderson, vibrant partitions from the Zoffany design home, vintage honest finds and velvet curtains. A Lord Downshire’s Ulster fry breakfast might be walked off with a stroll across the lake, fort and chateau – the king’s official Northern Irish residence.
Doubles from £140 B&B, arthurshillsborough.com

Brooks Guesthouse, Bristol

Brooks  guest house

For sheer enjoyable issue, the rooftop caravans atop this central Bristol B&B are fairly cool. What was a three-storey Nineteen Fifties workplace block was transformed by Carla and Andrew Brooks into a contemporary, frills-free guesthouse, with Airstream-style caravans within the rooftop backyard. The most important can take a household with two babies. Bedrooms are extra conventional, with tongue-and-groove panelling, pale-wood bedsteads and vibrant throws. Loos are compact and there are wall hooks fairly than wardrobes. Breakfast contains dishes akin to home made fruit compote, eggs benedict and a full English.
Bedrooms from £99 B&B, caravans from £108, brooksguesthousebristol.com

Hollamoor Farm, Barnstaple, Devon


They don’t stand on ceremony at this farmhouse B&B, despite the fact that it’s run by Sir Bourchier (George) and Girl Caroline Wrey. The place has been within the household since 1740, when Sir Bourchier’s ancestor married the Earl of Tub’s solely daughter. Now, they welcome households, canines and horses to the property, the place chickens and geese potter across the backyard. Human visitors are invited to tea and truffles within the homeowners’ sitting room. Rooms are cottage-chic; a hayloft suite has its personal seating space. Breakfast is a homely affair across the desk, with free-range eggs from the farm earlier than visitors head off to discover the property on foot or horseback.
Doubles from £125 B&B, devonhorsebedbreakfast.co.uk

Newbegin Home, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Newbegin House

Walter and Nuala Sweeney’s Georgian townhouse is minutes from Beverley city centre. They don’t stint on extras within the three traditional-style rooms, which include sherry, contemporary milk and flowers. Neither is the breakfast your commonplace fare – providing omelettes, smoked salmon, pancakes and a full Yorkshire. The home is stuffed with authentic options, antiques, books and heirlooms, with shuttered home windows, polished wood flooring and marble fireplaces. There’s a nicely upholstered really feel all through, with plump chairs and Victorian rugs; one bed room has a rocking horse; one other overlooks the beautiful walled backyard.
Doubles from £110 B&B, newbeginhousebbbeverley.co.uk

Pubs with rooms

The George in Rye

The George in Rye, East Sussex
A fireplace raged by means of this Sixteenth-century teaching inn in 2019, and restoration took till final summer time. It’s trying good, although, with a way of drama given to its stylish interiors by co-owner Katie Clarke, who used to work on movie units. A former church altar is the reception desk, there’s an vintage sailcloth on the restaurant partitions and a girls’ lavatory that appears like a shell grotto. The bedrooms have cloth headboards, brightly patterned wallpaper, Frette linens and REN toiletries. The pub makes an amazing base to discover Rye, in addition to Camber Sands and Romney Marsh.
Doubles from £95 B&B, thegeorgeinrye.com

The Meikleour Arms, Perth and Kinross

Meikleour Arms

The Franco-Scottish union holds sturdy at this Georgian teaching inn on the Lansdowne property, owned by Sam Mercer Nairne, a descendant of the Marquesses of Lansdowne, and his Bordeaux-born spouse, Claire. Parts from each nations might be seen in all places: bedrooms might need French antiques and a toile-draped cover mattress alongside Arran Aromatics toiletries. Property-to-plate menus function native specialities with a French twist, akin to Meikleour black pudding scotch egg with celeriac remoulade or property venison with dauphinoise potatoes. In the course of the day, visitors can go salmon fishing on their very own stretch of the River Tay, or play a spherical at Blairgowrie Golf Membership.
Doubles from £90 B&B, meikleourarms.co.uk

The Rose and Crown, Romaldkirk, Durham

The Rose and Crown

Standing beside a Saxon church in a reasonably Teesdale village, this 18th-century inn is owned by the Robinson household, who additionally run Headlam Corridor. They take delight in working a “correct Dales bar” with flagstone flooring, wooden beams, fires blazing and canines lolling underneath tables. The 14 bedrooms are filled with character, significantly in the primary inn, the place uncovered stone and beamed ceilings rub shoulders with domestically made furnishings. Rooms within the courtyard are extra modern, however all have contemporary milk, home made biscuits and Molton Brown toiletries. The pub may be very canine pleasant, with treats and a hose-down space to be used after one of many walks from the door.
Doubles from £100 B&B, rose-and-crown.co.uk

The Inn at Whitewell, Lancashire

The Inn at Whitewell

The riverside location is essential to this previous manor home, with bedrooms overlooking the River Hodder, walks alongside its banks (and over its stepping stones) and visitor fishing for trout and salmon alongside seven miles of water. Run by the Bowman household, it’s deeply conventional, with oodles of environment. Native ales are served within the flagstone bar, and diners can sit up for spectacular meals underneath long-serving chef Jamie Cadman, whose Whitewell fish pie is famous. There’s additionally an onsite wine store. Bedrooms overflow with allure and eccentricities, with antiques, deep sofas, books and artwork. All are canine pleasant, many have working fires, whereas some have four-poster beds and Victorian cupboard baths.
Doubles from £145 B&B, innatwhitewell.com

The Three Daggers, Edington, Wiltshire

The Three Daggers

A lot greater than a pub with rooms, this 250-year-old village inn additionally has a farm store, onsite brewery and spa barn with outside scorching tub and sauna. Three lovely bedrooms above the pub are in farmhouse stylish model with a muted palette. The most important has a beamed ceiling and a rest room with standalone tub and bathe. They share an open-plan farmhouse-style kitchen and lounge with squishy sofas; visitors who e-book all three rooms can have the highest flooring to themselves. Downstairs, farm-to-fork menus are served within the buzzy pub, stuffed with settles, beams and wooden burners.
Doubles from £111 B&B, threedaggers.co.uk

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