At the end of a country walk
Enjoy an energising walk through beautiful countryside first, and you’ll enjoy a meal in one of these brilliant pubs and restaurants all the more!
From gloriously quintessential English villages to rolling farmland, dark forests to hazy riverside meadows, the British countryside has bags of character. So if the winter months have left you feeling sluggish, dust down your boots and shake off the cobwebs with a brilliant walk through stunning scenery followed by a well-earned meal in one of the following rural hideaways.
The Nut Tree Inn, Murcott, Oxfordshire
This ‘picture perfect’ thatched pub is the ideal place to end a relaxing stroll through the heart of Oxfordshire’s gentle walking country. Enjoy home-smoked salmon, rare breed meats reared nearby and outstanding homemade bread, then stock up on pies, sausages and the like to take home!
The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, Yorkshire
Situated in Yorkshire’s tranquil Nidderdale Valley visit this ivy-covered former hunting lodge and dine surrounded by some of the country’s most arresting scenery. Frances Atkins stellar talents are showcased with a regularly changing menu, with many ingredients sourced from its own kitchen garden. Outstanding.
The Trinity, at The Crown and Castle, Suffolk
Readers of The Good Food Guide often applaud the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at this gorgeous Suffolk retreat. Enjoy the big seasonal flavours on offer in the restaurant and why not stay a few nights to take in the delights of Orford and surrounding area to the full.
Red Lion, Chelwood Gate, West Sussex
This inviting pub with find food is situated in Ashdown Forest, popular with walkers and ramblers. Stop at this proper Sussex hostelry for crackling fires in the winter and barbecues in the garden in the summer. There’s also a battalion of ales to sup!
Felin Fach Griffin, Wales
Walking maps, guidebooks and recommendations based on personal experience are all available at this heart-warming country inn – a true beacon of Brecon hospitality! It is also closely connected to the Brecon countryside on the food front, tapping in to some great local suppliers to deliver outstanding seasonal menus.
Killiecrankie House, Scotland
This personable country house overlooks the breathtaking Pass of Killiecrankie so is the perfect end point after a walk along the gorge enjoying the flora and fauna each season brings. Reward yourself with great Scottish produce served with flair.
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