10 of the best country pubs
From bustling bars to sunset views, here's a great selection of the best pubs for food and drink in the countryside
Pot Kiln, Frilsham, Berkshire
Country dining pub with bustling little bar, local beers, and imaginative bar and restaurant dishes; suntrap garden, lovely views and nearby walks.
(01635) 201366, wwwww.potkiln.org
White Horse, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire
Old-fashioned drinkers’ pub with lots of beers tapped straight from the cask, regular beer festivals, home-made lunchtime food and a cheery mix of customers.
Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, Cumbria
Well run, popular inn in lovely spot with busy bar, own-brewed beers, good food and friendly welcome; bedrooms.
(01900) 85219, www.kirkstile.com
Brace of Pheasants, Plush, Dorset
16th-century thatched pub with friendly service, three real ales, lots of wines by the glass, well liked food and decent garden; good nearby walks; comfortable bedrooms.
(01300) 348357, www.braceofpheasants.co.uk
Sun Inn, Bentworth, Hampshire
Smashing choice of real ales and welcoming landlady in popular country. pub; nearby walks.
(01420) 562338. thesuninnbentworth.co.uk
Royal Oak, Fritham, Hampshire
Rural New Forest spot and part of a working farm; traditional rooms, log fires, seven real ales and simple lunchtime food.
(023) 8081 2606.
Chase, Upper Colwall, Herefordshire
Gorgeous sunset views from cheerful country tavern's garden, good drinks and cost-conscious food.
(01684) 540276. www.thechaseinnuppercolwall.co.uk
Golden Cross, Ardens Grafton, Warwickshire
Friendly relaxed beamed bar and attractive dining room in good country dining pub.
(01789) 772420. wwwww.thegoldencross.net
Malet Arms, Newton Tony, Wiltshire
Smashing village pub with no pretensions, a good choice of local beers and highly-thought-of food.
(01980) 629279. www.maletarms.com
Harp, Old Radnor, Wales
Delightfully placed with cottagey bar, tasty food and comfortable bedrooms.
(01544) 350655. www.harpinnradnor.co.uk
These pubs have been specially selected from The Good Pub Guide 2013 - buy it here for £15.99