27 August 2017

Fed up with spending hours in tailbacks on the motorway this summer, then let the train take the strain and travel at speed and comfort to one of these excellent town and country inns for a short break away, all located within walking distance or a 3-mile taxi ride from the railway station. With much to see and do on the doorstep, from shopping and exploring fascinating museums, to enjoying relaxing country walks and cycle rides, you’ll not miss having the car with you.  For more pubs with rooms with easy access to a train station click here.

Assheton Arms, Downham, Lancashire

A 3-mile taxi ride from Clitheroe Station, the handsome Assheton Arms is set in a gorgeous conservation village and offers luxurious rooms, a rustic-chic feel and a fish-centric menu. Explore timeless Downham on the doorstep, or don your boots and stride up nearby Pendle Hill, returning to roaring log fires.
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The Bell Inn, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex

Legendary 600-year-old Essex hostelry offering first-class hospitality, a cracking traditional bar, delicious modern food and timbered rooms to contemporary suites with Thames views. Escape the city for the night – the Bell’s just a few minutes by taxi from Stanford-le-Hope station (48 minutes from Liverpool Street).
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The Pear Tree, Whitley, Wiltshire

Alight at Melksham Station and a 3-mile taxi trip will bring you to sleepy Whitley and this refurbished wisteria-clad stone inn. Filled with rustic-chic charm and offering quirky, comfortable rooms, great food and gorgeous summer gardens, it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind for a night or two. Beautiful Lacock is close by.
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The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Stunning rooms ooze style at this impressive yet informal Townhouse conversion a short stroll from the Abbey and some great independent shops. Expect to find a cool cocktail list, an imaginative all-day menu and an amazing terrace – the perfect urban bolthole within walking distance of the railway station.
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Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

A picture-perfect thatched village pub hidden away in rolling downland on the edge of Salisbury Plain, yet just three miles from Pewsey Station. A culinary oasis, awarded a Michelin Star in 2012, with stunning rooms, this rural hideaway is the place to hunker down – eat well and wake up to serene views across the crystal-clear River Avon and lush water meadows. Special indeed.
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The White Hart Royal, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Revitalised former coaching inn with a bustling bar, warming log fires, classic British food and a mix of traditional and smart boutique rooms, all recently refurbished. Strolling distance from the railway station, Moreton is heaven for antique buffs as it’s chock-full of antique shops; Chastleton House is nearby.
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The Kings Head, Wye, Kent

A lovely village setting below the North Downs for this vibrant pub with rooms, noted for its laid-back atmosphere, inventive food and drink menus (artisan producers), and simple, comfortable rooms. Wye is just over an hour from London (walk from Wye station) and the surrounding downland landscape is perfect for cycling (bring your bikes) and walking.
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Judges Lodging, York, North Yorkshire

The stunning Grade I-listed townhouse dates from around 1730 and retains many original features despite being refurbished from top to toe. The entire building is shot through with period charm, so expect a quirky interior and stylish bedrooms. So kick back and take your time, before striking out to explore the magnificent city. Walking distance from York railway station.
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