10 of the best country pubs

A country pub in Devon

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.
(01753) 643225

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

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