While most big UK cities now offer a vast choice of hotels and rooms from almost all of the worlds significant chains, most small towns and villages continue to provide reasonably sparse accommodation options. In many respects, this is part of their undeniable charm, and you’ll be able to enjoy their tranquil setting and atmosphere without feeling like hoards of tourists are following you around absolutely everywhere you go. On the other hand, this does tend to mean that choosing accommodation requires a little bit more planning than it otherwise would. In this article, we’ll explain the steps which you should take before you set out on your trip, how to ensure that things go smoothly when you are there and how to get the most out of every night that you spend there. We are going to focus in particular on why bars and taverns that offer accommodation, (often known as pubs with rooms), may make the best option for couples travelling the UK countryside together.
The first thing to be undoubtedly aware of is that many of the pubs book up in advance. Fortunately, there are many specialist rural accommodation websites which will help you to find good quality and great value places to stay during your trip. However, many of them only have a few rooms, and may not even bother to set them up if they believe that demand is going to be low. It’s straightforward to book online these days, so there is no reason to miss out. Don’t leave things to chance if you’re travelling somewhere with limited options in terms of places to stay. You do not want to end up with a big problem on your hands.
Secondly, while you’re there, be sure to remember that you are not staying in a major chain hotel and therefore won’t have access to all of the perks which you would expect. While you will generally find that your hosts want to go above and beyond to make your stay an enjoyable one, you may have to settle for slightly simpler accommodation than you would find in a major city. We would recommend that you see this as a part of the experience!