Pubs in the UK are well known as places for people to spend the evening, but were you aware that an ever-growing number of them also give you the option to stay overnight after you’ve enjoyed a few pints or a tasty meal? Pubs with rooms are not a new thing; inns in the UK have been offering places for weary travellers to lay their heads since the Middle Ages. What has changed over recent years, is the range and quality of accommodation which is on offer. As it happens, there are now so many choices, that it can be challenging to narrow down your options and come to a decision. In this article, we’ll give you some advice that will help you to do precisely that.
First of all, try and find some reviews of the place where you’re considering staying at. Almost every place to stay on Earth now has a Trip Advisor page, and there are also many specialist websites which only review pubs with rooms. Try not to be put off if you find one or two bad reviews of the place that you’re considering. Everyone can have a bad day; what matters more is the general consensus of the reviews that you find.
Next, take a look at what the area around your chosen pub is like. This is especially important if you are considering spending more than one night there. An idyllic countryside location may be ideal for a one-night getaway, but it’s likely to seem just a little bit duller if you wake up the next day to discover it’s raining and there’s nothing to do in the local area. Doing a little bit of planning before you depart can help you to set your expectations, and ensures that you have a fabulous time.
The next thing to consider is whether the pub you will be staying at offers food. If it does, take a good look at the menu and make sure that there are at least a few things there which you like. If there aren’t, take a look at the local area and ensure that there are a few good eateries within walking distance. Not every pub is going to be able to offer you gourmet quality dishes, but it’s worth ensuring that the food is to a good standard and that you’ll enjoy it. You don’t want to spend an evening wandering around looking for food.
Do all of this before you set off, and you can be sure of a good time in your slice of the English countryside. Your visit to a pub with rooms could well be the first of many!