The Inn at Whitewell, LancashireIn the center of the Forest of Bowland, the Inn at Whitewell has a correct middle-of-nowhere really feel, although truly it’s proper in the course of the nation (the closest village, Dunsop Bridge, has a cellphone field which formally marks the geographic centre of the UK). In addition to 15 bedrooms the inn has a self-catering cottage, the Piggeries, with three double bedrooms (one en suite), a big kitchen-diner and a spacious sitting room with views over the river – plus a big backyard. With loads of walks from the door and healthful, hearty meals to return again to, it is a excellent, dog-friendly retreat any time of the 12 months. The Piggeries sleeps six, in excessive season it prices £1,740 for 3 nights or £2,080-£2,740 for seven nightsThe Boathouse, NorfolkThis outdated pub on the banks of Ormesby Little Broad was remodeled a couple of years in the past and in addition to being a pub/restaurant with rooms and a marriage venue it has lodges within the backyard. Waking up by the water is a deal with: the three lodges have two or three bedrooms with verandas to benefit from the views. It is a good base for exploring the remainder of the Broads nationwide park and the close by coast, which has a few of Norfolk’s finest seashores at Winterton, Waxham and Horsey, dwelling to one of many nation’s largest gray seal colonies. The Boathouse lodges sleep 4 to eight from £135-£150 an evening, breakfast from £11.95ppThe Black Horse Beamish, County DurhamWithin strolling distance of the world’s oldest single arch railway bridge, Causey Arch, and the Beamish Museum, this spacious nation inn on the Crimson Row nation property is a well-liked eating spot, with produce sourced from native farms (steaks and masterful sticky toffee pudding are menu highlights). The pub has a dozen rooms in addition to 4 self-catering suites and rooms in a separate constructing, the Crimson Row Retreat (which could be rented collectively). A brief stroll away, there’s additionally two-bedroom Huckleberry Cottage, with kitchen, front room with wood-fired range, conservatory eating room and terrace. Huckleberry Cottage sleeps 5, from £85-£130 an evening (two-night minimal); Black Horse doubles from £89-£200 an evening B&BThe Boat Inn, MonmouthshireOn the banks of the River Wye, a stone’s skim from England, the Boat Inn in Penallt is in an Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence. The inside is small and cosy, with a timber-framed bar and a wood-burning range, however the enchantment is the tranquil river-facing terraced backyard, which leads as much as a waterfall. There’s a two-room condo above the pub: a totally outfitted kitchen provides visitors loads of self-sufficiency, and, though it doesn’t do breakfast, the pub serves respectable meals and regionally brewed ales and cider. The Boat Inn’s condo sleeps 4, from £100-£120 The Crown Inn Woolhope, HerefordshireCrown Woolhope kitchenThe Crown’s seven-bedroom vacation let is related to its pub by a secret door. Refurbished in a recent type, it has a video games room, enormous kitchen/diner, 5 bogs and personal backyard. The pub itself is a correct, down-to-earth native that honours its West Nation location by stocking shares 26 ciders and perries, together with the inn’s personal King’s cider. Meals is unpretentious and scrumptious (with pizzas from a wood-fired oven). The Crown Inn Woolhope’s vacation let sleeps 14, from £40pp an evening, breakfast is out there at additional costThe Black Swan, CumbriaOn the border between Cumbria and the Lake District and Yorkshire and its Dales, this pub is in a wonderful rural location, shut sufficient to each nationwide parks and but very straightforward to achieve (10 minutes off the M6). Together with 16 rooms it has three self-catering yurts in its riverside backyard. With logburners, king-size beds, towels, robes and slippers, it’s solely the compost loos and open-air woodland showers that make staying in a yurt really feel wilder than the comforts of the pub. The Black Swan has two yurts sleeping two from £135-£145 an evening and one sleeping 4 from £145-£155 (year-round costs) The Gin Lure Inn, NorfolkIn Ringstead, a mile from Hunstanton and the north Norfolk coast, this historical village inn is effectively positioned for visiting the character reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell, Holkham seaside and very good nation walks. There are 13 comfy bedrooms in addition to a few two-bedroom cottages within the grounds, with loads of dwelling area, modern fitted kitchens and Good TVs. The pub serves wonderful meals (entire seabass or crispy lamb ribs might characteristic on the menu), breakfast is included in room and cottage charges – and canine are welcome. There’s a brand new outside seating area and kids’s space, too. The Gin Lure Inn has two-bedroom cottages sleeping 4 from £240-£390 an evening B&BThe Greenman, HerefordshireWhen house owners Sean and Sarah Mason took over and renovated this pub in Fownhope, seven miles south-east of Hereford, they made certain locals had a chosen “drinkers’ desk”, with no meals allowed. Beer aficionados began coming from miles round to sup Greenman bitter, specifically brewed by Wye Valley Ales. However it’s a disgrace to return right here and never strive the tempting meals, too; and when accomplished, there are 17 boutique-style rooms unfold over the property to retire to, together with 5 rooms within the Previous Cottage throughout the forecourt that may accommodate self-caterers. One is a double room with a kitchen hooked up; the others are two doubles which share a kitchen and sitting room (so good for a household or pals). The Greeman has doubles (with shared kitchen) from £80-£100 an evening B&BThe Haughmond, ShropshireIn the sleepy Shropshire village of Upton Magna, the Haughmond is a contemporary teaching inn, owned and run by husband-and-wife crew Mel and Martin Board. Canine- and cycle-friendly, it’s a splendid place for meals (the restaurant has a three-AA-rosette) and the backyard has views over the encompassing countryside. It has seven modern en suite rooms and a self-catering barn conversion too, with a beamed open-plan kitchen-diner and front room, two double rooms and a household toilet. The Barn is £360-£1,100 per week and sleeps six; doubles from £95-£130 an evening B&BThe Powis Arms, ShropshireIn the peaceable Shropshire village of Lydbury North, this outdated Georgian teaching inn not solely has a handful of upstairs rooms, it opens a summer time campsite, with areas for caravans, campervans, and tents. Additionally it is a part of the Walcot Corridor Property, instantly behind the pub, which has plenty of self-catering and glamping choices too, from shepherds huts and Gypsy caravans to cottages and residences. The placement is ideal for exploring the Shropshire Hills. Powis Arms glamping pitches from £7.50-£14 for 2 adults. Double rooms from £80 an evening B&BThe Tiger Inn, East Sussex {Photograph}: Carolyn Clarke/AlamyOn East Dean’s picture-perfect village inexperienced, lined by flint-walled cottages, the Tiger Inn’s setting is as idyllic it will get. At simply half a mile from Birling Hole and the Seven Sisters cliffs it’s a preferred cease for walkers tramping the South Downs Manner. It has 5 bedrooms upstairs, and eight self-catering cottages in 18th-century listed farm buildings. Every sleeps between two and 6, and they’re set round a pleasant walled backyard. The inn and the cottages are run by Beachy Head Property. Beachy Head Property cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms, from £750-£2,000 per week. One bed room cottages sleeps two, from £575-£900 The Waveney Inn, NorfolkWaveney Glamping Pod Cool Pubs & InnsThis pretty pub is a part of the Waveney River Centre, which has a low-key tenting and glamping website, in addition to lodges and penthouse residences in a less-visited nook of the Norfolk Broads. It’s an amazing household possibility with all kinds of outside actions: there are bikes, canoes and day boats for rent, and the footpaths by way of the marshes on the far facet of the river lead finally to the expanse of Oulton Broad. Charges embody use of the centre’s indoor pool and the foot ferry throughout the river. Waveney Inn residences for 4 from £465-£800 per week; additionally doubles from £85-£115 an evening B&BThe Royal Oak, West SussexThere are plenty of Royal Oaks across the UK – it’s formally the nation’s hottest pub title – however this is among the finest, a Georgian nation inn with 5 en suite rooms, a household room in a transformed barn and a few very comfy, dog-friendly, two-bedroom self-catering cottages throughout the highway – every with a kitchen, cosy sitting room and personal terrace. To the north are the rolling downs; to the south, the estuaries and inlets of Chichester harbour and West Wittering’s fabulous seaside. The inn is a good possibility for meals too, with a deal with Sussex components – native venison, fish and seafood, Southdown lamb, native ice-cream and cheese – and its personal beer. Royal Oak cottages for 4 from £200 an evening, and doubles from £125-£190 B&BThe Clachaig InnFollowing a well-known bloodbath in 1692, you’re not welcome on the Clachaig Inn in case your title is Campbell. If it’s not then you definitely’re in luck, as a result of this historic inn is a really comfy base for exploring the encompassing Glencoe mountains, with 23 visitor bedrooms (some dog-friendly). There are additionally a dozen self-catering chalets, cottages and lodges (additionally dog-friendly) on the inn itself and in and across the village. The pub can get riotous, particularly within the Boots Bar, the place there may be dwell music and over 400 whiskies to pattern – the inn has its personal whisky and gin, and runs its personal tasting occasions now and again. As for meals, like all good walkers’ pubs they serve all day – the whole lot from fish and chips to haggis, neeps and tatties. Clachaig Inn lodges sleep 4, from £425-£915, or £450-£950 sleeping 5 Chosen from Cool Pubs & Inns – Britain’s Finest Pubs with Rooms, accessible from Cool Locations or Punk Publishing (£18.99)