It’s all too easy to stay in large and generic hotels in cities around the UK. Most major booking websites will point you towards them when you do a search for accommodation in almost any location around the world. However, it’s worth doing a little of your own research, and digging deeper into the available options to see what you can find. Many pubs with rooms offer an excellent way to get your head around an exciting part of UK culture, have some excellent food and enjoy a comfy bed for the night, all at a price which may well turn out to be far lower than the local hotel. To find establishments like this, take a look at websites such as the Good Hotel Guide which specialise in small and independent places to stay.
One thing to be aware of when you are searching is the exact location of the accommodation option which you are choosing. Some of the pubs will be a little bit further from the centre of the town that they claim to be in than you might be expecting. It’s also worth keeping in mind that this may mean that you need to take your own car or pay for a taxi from the nearest train stations. In many cases, public transport options to the quiet rural locations where these pubs are located are either erratic or non-existent. Still, we think it’s more than worth the effort to find somewhere special to stay.