90 minutes from london
Make the most of a weekend break at one of these pubs with rooms within an easy drive of London.
Make the most of a weekend break at one of these pubs with rooms within an easy drive of London.
In a Nutshell: Sleepy village setting for the Artist Residence rural outpost – a thatched gem with gorgeous rooms, informal quirky style, and sublime modern British food
In a Nutshell: Grand Georgian rectory transformed into an elegant and stylish destination venue; quirky rooms, great cocktails and crowd-pleasing menu. Family and dog friendly too
In a Nutshell: Restored country inn set deep in the wooded Surrey Hills offering contemporary rooms, an eclectic modern European menu, a relaxed vibe and a fabulous summer garden. Great walking from the front door.
In a Nutshell: Period charm, eclectic modern menu, stylish contemporary rooms and a fabulous secret terrace at this ancient timbered inn close to the Thames
In a Nutshell: Beamed village inn revamped in country-chic style, popular with walkers and the racing set for the relaxed vibe, eclectic modern pub food and contemporary-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Beams and timbers abound at this historic former coaching inn but expect modern menus and stylish contemporary rooms; comfortable M3 stopover
In a Nutshell: Cool urban bolthole with country-chic rooms, modern menus, a terrific terrace and a trendy bar; all set in a converted canal-side factory in the heart of Reading
In a Nutshell: Glorious rural setting below Inkpen Beacon for this rustic-chic inn with stylish courtyard rooms, simple, modern British food, views from the garden, and a super little cafe
In a Nutshell: Remote, country-rustic downland pub owned by a local organic farmer, renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, delicious organic food, and now for its smart new rooms
In a Nutshell: Iconic pub rescued from closure and smartly revamped by Fullers with a cracking bar, modern pub food, and cosy rooms in a mews house across the road
In a Nutshell: Traditional back-street town pub rescued with passion and style – expect a timeless bar, tip-top local ale, fish and seafood landed at Quay, and quirky, comfortable bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Seek out this spruced up 16th-century pub for the beautiful hilltop village setting, the eclectic, crowd-pleasing menus and three cosy rooms; great walking too
In a Nutshell: Legendary 600-year-old Essex hostelry offering first-class hospitality; traditional bar, delicious modern food, timbered rooms to contemporary smart suites with Thames views
In a Nutshell: Be wowed by the eclectic décor, the quirky bedrooms and the hearty seasonal food at this 16th-century bolthole in a thriving Sussex village – book one of the amazing garden lodges.
In a Nutshell: Ponies wander past this classic New Forest inn, refurbished in country-chic style and perfect for long walks, off-road cycling and a cracking round of golf next door
In a Nutshell: Real food, craft ales, candlelit bars and boutique-style rooms await at this cracking inn beneath the South Downs Way.
In a Nutshell: Sympathetic upgrade by Fullers at this tucked away 16th-century timbered pub, just a stroll from the Thames Path – beamed bars ooze traditional charm and cosy, contemporary rooms await upstairs
In a Nutshell: Beautiful village setting for this rejuvenated inn with smart rooms, an informal atmosphere and innovative menus.
In a Nutshell: Contemporary-smart rooms and a steak-focused menu are the draw for this vibrant town-centre pub with rooms close to the Thames
In a Nutshell: 16th-century pub with sleek, ultra-modern makeover - be wowed by the glitzy Riva Bar (drinks galore), the vibrant artwork and the rather swish and funky rooms
In a Nutshell: Estate owned treasure deep in the Ashdown Forest, worth finding for traditional charm, menus brimming with estate produce, and gorgeous rooms in the refurbished old school house
In a Nutshell: Vibrant waterside watering hole offering great beer and fresh seasonal food, best enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the River Ouse. Comfortable rooms are the icing on the cake
In a Nutshell: Informal hotel set in peaceful countryside close to A1M (J8) offering modern British food and comfortable rooms split between the old farmhouse and a magnificent restored barn, where you'll find the vibrant Cowshed Bar. It’s a cracking wedding venue too
In a Nutshell: Peach Pubs successful formula (chilled vibe; good food all day) in a Georgian building overlooking pretty Church Green; revamped rooms and great alfresco drinking too
In a Nutshell: Cool, contemporary dining pub with rooms in sleepy village minutes from A1; worth the detour or stopover for modern British dishes on upbeat menus, and country-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Stylish bolthole in the heart of Rye with a classic bar, an informal Grill serving local seasonal food and fab rooms that ooze detail touches
In a Nutshell: Sleepy downland village setting for this revamped pub, popular with walkers and foodies for local beers and modern British pub food; super cosy rooms too
In a Nutshell: Rejuvenated Test Valley inn, with riverside garden, fishing rights, great food, gorgeous rooms and a hands-on owner
In a Nutshell: Legendary village inn - renowned for its inventive menus, stylish bedrooms and stunning views from the gorgeous garden
In a Nutshell: Iconic London pub rescued from closure by Fullers in 2017 and worth seeking out for cracking beers, the authentic bar, classic pub food, a fab terrace and very cool bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Honest seasonal menus, well-kept ales, rambling old bars and peaceful, tucked away rooms, close to the Sussex Downs
In a Nutshell: Sleepy thatched village setting for this smartened up pub just minutes from the A303 – it’s the perfect pit stop for great pub food and summer sipping in the riverside garden. Comfortable rooms too for weary travellers
In a Nutshell: Former warehouse in an idyllic Thames-side spot beside Folly Bridge, stylishly spruced up with beautifully refurbished rooms; good food and a fabulous riverside terrace
In a Nutshell: Quirky country chic, fabulous food and ales, simple cottagey rooms, and gorgeous summer garden; close to Petworth
In a Nutshell: Shun the M3 Services for delicious food, good wine and impressive stable rooms at this unassuming inn. Handy base for Wisley Gardens, Windsor and Ascot too
In a Nutshell: Grand old coaching inn worth seeking out for its ales, cocktails, freshly cooked food, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, and stylish bedrooms
In a Nutshell: 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
In a Nutshell: Classic and modern British food, a gorgeous terrace with views, and comfortable rooms draw a discerning crowd to this restored village inn
In a Nutshell: Fabulous new rooms, good pub food and a traditional feel at this refurbished 18th-century Cotswold stone inn, just a mile from M40 (J9) and minutes from Bicester Shopping Village
In a Nutshell: Be wowed by wood-fired pizzas, classy menus that brim with local goodies, and the laid-back vibe at this stylish inn close to Sissinghurst Garden.
In a Nutshell: Expect sublime cooking and funky rooms with the wow factor at Nick and Mary Galer’s informal modern-day inn just a stroll from the River Thames
In a Nutshell: Cool country inn, worth the detour from the A14 for innovative cooking, gorgeous interiors and chic bedrooms
In a Nutshell: Stunning Test Valley village location for this fabulous fishing and shooting inn, just yards from the famous chalk stream and worth finding for classic British food and country smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Shun the M4 Services and seek out this stylishly refurbished old drovers’ inn for the relaxed vibe, modern British cooking and beautiful bedrooms
In a Nutshell: A reminder of Greenwich’s amazing seafaring history offering great beers, delicious pub food and fabulous rooms that promise dreams of the high seas. You’ll be glad you washed up here.
In a Nutshell: Fabulous foodie bolthole in dreamy hilltop village within easy reach of M40 and London – worth finding for innovative food, country-chic rooms and pub’s superb butcher’s shop
In a Nutshell: Village inn rescued and revamped with style and panache with funky bedrooms, and imaginative daily menus
In a Nutshell: Former apothecary’s shop with great beers, an extensive gin collection, cosy corners, luxurious bedrooms to flop into, and a fresh, seasonal menu. The perfect remedy for weary locals and travellers alike
In a Nutshell: Great for walking, this rustic-chic pub in a feudal South Downs village has smart rooms, daily menus and a cool vibe
In a Nutshell: Attractive high street location for this historic inn, well placed for the M3 and worth the detour for the buzzy vibe in the bar, good modern pub food and contemporary-smart rooms
In a Nutshell: Sleepy village setting south of Cambridge for this timbered 16th-century inn offering a traditional feel, good pub food and simple, comfortable and peaceful garden rooms
In a Nutshell: Money has been lavished on this roadside pub, transforming it into a big contemporary dining pub with open kitchen, crowd-pleasing modern menus, and smart new-build rooms
In a Nutshell: Gorgeous village setting for Rob McGill’s historic inn that draws a discerning crowd for good food and wine, classic country-chic rooms and it’s walled garden – alfresco heaven
In a Nutshell: Seek out this North Downs treasure for the timeless, traditional feel, hearty food, top-notch Brakspear ales, cosy bedrooms, and wonderful walking from the front door
In a Nutshell: The best A3 pit-stop for miles stands in a peaceful spot beside the River Wey – contemporary rooms, locally sourced food, ales and gin, and a cracking riverside terrace await
In a Nutshell: Former station pub transformed by Upham Pubs into a stylish boutique inn with a distinct retro Victorian railway buffet feel, inventive food and comfortable contemporary rooms
In a Nutshell: Picture-book setting for this historic inn noted for delicious Italian-inspired food, decent wines, and charming period rooms
In a Nutshell: Spruced up 16th century Thames-side gem; hunker down by fires in winter, spill out onto glorious riverside terraces in summer. Great rooms and pub food too
In a Nutshell: Flagship Upham Pub within easy reach of Petworth and Guildford; noted for innovative pub food, cool and contemporary rooms, and a secret terrace garden for summer alfresco imbibing
In a Nutshell: Rustic, authentic village gem close to South Downs Way – fabulous stop-over for cracking pub food, cool cabin rooms, and great pizzas in the stunning summer garden
In a Nutshell: Village local rescued and restored in 2018 and transformed into a cool rural bolthole with stylish interiors, inventive food and six cosy rooms.
In a Nutshell: Hidden foodie haven worth finding for chef Jason’s delicious modern British food prepared from local and homegrown ingredients. Four fabulous rooms too
In a Nutshell: Informal inn within a grand house deep in the New Forest; haven for country lovers looking for good pub food, a relaxed vibe and stylish country-chic bedrooms. Wonderful walking from the front door.
In a Nutshell: Wonderful old coaching inn offering a big welcome to all; come for good ales, cocktail menu, Mediterranean dishes and Neapolitan pizzas, and comfy, elegant rooms. Super summer courtyard too
In a Nutshell: 500-year-old village inn rescued, restored and reinvented with style by Upham Pubs; country-chic feel, good modern pub food, super comfortable rooms above the bar and in converted stables
In a Nutshell: Timeless and cosy 16th-century inn set below the South Downs and offering a big welcome to walkers, dogs and families. Expect great pub food, decent Upham beers and smart contemporary rooms.
In a Nutshell: Spruced up coaching inn set below the South Downs offering great pub food, stunning wines and quirky, individual rooms, popular with walkers and the shooting fraternity.
In a Nutshell: Vibrant foodie tavern with smart rooms, the hub the city’s trendy Oxford Street and close to good shopping and the cruise ship terminals