A beautiful treasure tucked away in 100 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside between Consett and Lanchester. There's a light and airy conservatory restaurant with gorgeous views of the countryside and wildlife, and a neighbouring bar with log beams and a roaring fire.
Situated right on the river Frome with uninterrupted views of the Purbeck Hills, The Old Granary is the perfect place to start exploring the stunning Dorset town of Wareham, the Isle of Purbeck and Corfe Castle.
There are hundreds of great pubs in this neck of the woods but this is one of the best. Home cooked food, Fuller's ales and a cracking little beer garden out the back.
This place has been serving up food and ale to locals since at least 1799. It was refurbished a few years ago, and it's full of wood fires, flagstone floors and oak beams: it's a classic English country pub, with the bar at the heart of the building.
Deep in beautiful Cheshire countryside adjacent to Cholmondeley Castle, the Cholmondeley Arms sits inside a former Victorian village schoolhouse on Lord Cholmondeley’s estate. It has many things to recommend it, but above all it's Asparagus Week this month!
Only a few miles out of Birmingham, this is a bit of a beer drinker's paradise. Head here and try their very own Weatheroak Hill brewery ales: Dark Horse, Indian Summer, Best, IPA, Gold and King of the Hill. They run beer festivals and – here it comes – have HOG ROASTS.