No need for a car!

27 February 2018

Don’t let the absence of a car hold you back – jump on a train and travel at speed and comfort to one of these excellent town and country inns, all located within walking distance or short taxi or bus 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 a car.  Here are a few ideas but for many more pubs with rooms with easy access to a train station click here.

Roebuck Inn, Mobberley, Cheshire

Just a five minute taxi ride from Mobberley station, the Roebuck Inn is a totally relaxed country inn with an informal atmosphere and a huge dose of quirk. Expect menus brimming with Mediterranean-inspired dishes, an amazing drinks list, and super accommodation in the form of six very special bedrooms.
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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, 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. Kick back and take your time, before striking out to explore the magnificent city. Walking distance from York railway station.
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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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Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

A handsome riverside property, lovingly transformed into a very stylish inn where good modern food is served all day, and comfortable rooms are quirky and fun – the best have river views. The railway station is a stroll away, so spend time exploring the ancient alleyways in the fascinating town or walk or cycle the canal towpath to Georgian Bath and return by train.
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Swan Inn, Ascott under Wychwood, Oxfordshire

This 16th-century Cotswold stone inn, is located in affluent Ascott under Wychwood and is the stylish sibling to the stunning Bull at Charlbury. Expect a cool and quirky interior, fabulous individually designed rooms, and inventive monthly menus. The train station is just around the corner so bring your bike or pack your walking boots for a wonderful countryside break.
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