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Pubs, Inns and Restaurants with Rooms to Book for a Perfect Weekend Away

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May 2023
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Fabulous foodie getaways to book now

Everyone knows the best bit of a holiday is the food, so make sure you're in for a feast at these perfect foodie destinations.
Allium at The Vices | The Rose and Crown Allium at The Vices | The Rose and Crown

In brief: A traditional inn with a passion for local produce and Lake District hospitality.
Our highlight: There’s space for everyone, including dog-friendly accommodation, cosy corners for a pint by the roaring fires and a beer garden for when the weather allows.
Insider guide: Less than a mile away from Beatrix Potter’s home, this Lake District inn sits at the top of the hill between Lake Windermere and Hawkshead Village and is a popular location for cyclists and walkers. With 14 beautiful ensuite bedrooms, each with their own power showers and amenities for a cosy night’s stay, there’s plenty of room here. The food is also top notch and local produce is used as much as possible – whether it’s the real ales served in the relaxing bar, the game used in the steak and Flakebridge cheese pie, or the Cumbrian sausages served at breakfast.
Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LQ
01539 443425

In brief: A private house hotel with just three design-led suites and a fabulous (and tiny) restaurant.
Our highlight: The six-course tasting menu served in the hotel’s restaurant, Allium.
Insider guide: The Vices is a truly unique destination. The restaurant here seats just 14 people across two rooms (the Dining Room, which looks onto the open kitchen, and the intimate Wine Library), and serves a tasting menu packed with intricate flavours and unique ideas. Make sure you take time for a cocktail in the bar before dinner. The building was once a Victorian police station, and has been converted with one eye on its gorgeous original features and the other on cool, contemporary design. The three suites are packed with extra special features (think blown Murano glass side tables, amber baths and iPads which control the lighting, music and temperature), and the art throughout the hotel is worth taking note of.
15 Alma Terrace, York YO10 4DQ
01904 373137

In brief: A friendly village pub with eight ensuite rooms as well as self-catering properties.
Our highlight: Just outside Scarborough, The Plough is in the perfect location to enjoy the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors National Park.
Insider guide: In the pretty village of Scalby, The Plough invites guests to stay in one their eight ensuite bedrooms, or for those travelling with dogs, there are self-catering pet-friendly holiday cottages with comfy beds and plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy their stay. In the AA Rosette restaurant and bar, delicious pub grub using fresh, seasonal, Yorkshire produce is served, alongside local craft ales and a fine selection of spirits and wines.
21–23 High Street, Scalby YO13 0PT
01723 362622

In brief:
An 18th century coaching inn in the picturesque village of Romaldkirk near Barnard Castle.
Our highlight: The dog hall of fame for all the paws which have made their mark here.
Insider guide: The Rose and Crown can be found amidst the stunning countryside of Teesdale, where Durham and the Yorkshire Dales meet. The 14 rooms here are comfortable, relaxing and full of charm – and the perfect place to rest your head after filling up on traditional pub grub in the bar and restaurant. From sandwiches and light bites to main meals from the à la carte menu, as well as traditional roasts on Sundays, there’s plenty to love. If a cosy pint by the fire with your four-legged friend is more your style, head to the bar where you’ll have your pick of local ales and wines from around the world.
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9EB
01833 650213

In brief:
A traditional Yorkshire five-star country inn with modern flair and delicious food.
Our highlight: It’s all about local here – from the fantastic North Yorkshire produce used in the kitchen to the organic local toiletries you’ll find in your bedroom.
Insider guide: Grounded in tradition yet brimming with modern flair, The GT is one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. Taking their dining offering seriously (having recently been awarded an AA Rosette), each dish is created with the finest local and seasonal produce North Yorkshire has to offer – and if you’re staying over the weekend we highly recommend their Sunday lunch. The well-stocked cosy bar serves local real ales, artisan gins and expertly crafted cocktails – plus small, well-behaved dogs are welcome here. The beautifully renovated bedrooms are perfect to cosy up in once your day is over. With ensuite bathrooms, organic toiletries and exclusive access to The GT’s residents’ lounge and Honesty Bar, you won’t want to check out before your time is up.
Boroughbridge Road, Ferrensby, North Yorkshire HG5 0PZ
01423 340284

In brief:
A multi-award winning pub, restaurant and boutique hotel in the heart of rural Lancashire.
Our highlight: The vast choice of where to rest your head, including a penthouse and two riverside cabins.
Insider guide: Originally a 17th century coaching inn located at the historic crossing of the River Wyre, The Cartford Inn boasts enviable views of the surrounding Fylde countryside, looking across to the quietly beautiful Bowland fells. The accommodation here is what sets The Cartford Inn apart from the rest – choose one of the four beautifully decorated cosy attic bedrooms, the luxurious ground floor or executive rooms, or the spacious penthouse which has its own private rooftop terrace, perfect to sit and watch the sunrise over the fells. Guests can also choose to stay in either of the the cabins located at the end of the property which have amazing views of the serpentine river. If you can (eventually) pull yourself away from your bedroom, the restaurant – led by chef Chris Bury – offers seafood from Fleetwood docks, meat from nearby farms and seasonal, locally shot game, alongside innovative flavours which bring some of Britain’s favourite dishes to life. You can also expect to find a discernible French influence in some of the dishes here as Chris and his team showcase some of the region’s best produce.
Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Lancashire PR3 0YP
01995 670166

The Bonnie Badger | The Cartford Inn The Bonnie Badger | The Cartford Inn

In brief: A boutique hotel of four rooms located just a stone’s throw away from Sheffield’s Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant, JÖRO.
Our highlight: The 10-seater chef’s table which plays host to private dining events and a high-profile guest chef series.
Insider guide: Just a stone’s throw away from the flagship restaurant, House of JÖRO provides visitors with a beautiful space to spend a foodie staycation in the heart of the city. The highlight here is of course the food. Choose between a five-, eight-, or 10-course tasting menu which combines modern British, new Nordic and Asian cuisines. The drinks menu has also been built around flavour, and the optional pairing menu complements the dishes perfectly. After a memorable evening meal, often breakfast can be too much, but at House of JÖRO you’ll welcome the delicious continental breakfast hamper which is delivered straight to your door.
1–3 Palatine Gardens, 40 Malinda Street, Sheffield S3 7EJ
0114 299 1539

In brief:
A homely pub with delicious food and 10 cosy bedrooms.
Our highlight: The little luxuries in your room – think White Company toiletries, snug bathrobes and Nespresso coffee machines.
Insider guide: The King’s Head offers home-from-home hospitality, alongside delicious food including everything from baked camembert to duck liver pâté, pan-roasted sea bass and black truffle rigatoni. In the bar, you’ll also be able to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, boutique spirits and a range of world beers before heading back to your bedroom, which has been designed for maximum comfort.
37–38 Saturday Market Place, Beverley HU17 9AH
01482 868103

In brief:
An award-winning gastro pub with 12 individually-designed bedrooms.
Our highlight: Tom Kitchin in the Kitchen and a beach just 10 minutes’ walk away.
Insider guide: In the heart of East Lothian’s enchanting coastal village of Gullane, Scandi-style meets Scottish hospitality at The Bonnie Badger. Start your stay with a seasonal ‘nature to plate’ afternoon tea served in The Garden Room, before checking into one of the sophisticated yet homely rooms which are in the main house, or one of the two cottages adjacent to the carefully-landscaped courtyard and garden. The food, as you would imagine, is cleverly comforting. Choose from à la carte dining at The Stables restaurant or exceptional pub classics at the Broc Bar. When the weather allows, enjoy laid-back lunches in the garden or cosy up with drinks around the fireplace.
Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AB
01620 621111

In brief:
An award-winning coaching inn on the English and Scottish border serving fantastic seasonal food.
Our highlight: The extra touches making your arrival even better – think fresh flowers in your room from nearby Netherby Hall gardens and a welcome treat from the kitchen team.
Insider guide: The Pentonbridge Inn has nine cosy and stylish bedrooms, each taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Four of the rooms have large baths as well as walk-in showers, and for those with four-legged family members, the barn rooms with dog beds, bowls and treats are ideal. Back downstairs in the restaurant, head chef Chris and his team utilise the best of local and seasonal ingredients, as well as having access to Netherby Hall and its walled garden for the freshest produce all year round. Offering a five-course lunch menu and an eight-course dinner tasting menu allows Chris and his team to showcase their unique style of modern British cuisine, and if you’re making a night of it, we recommend adding the optional wine flight which complements each dish.
Penton, Carlisle CA6 5QB
01228 586636

In brief:
A medieval city centre inn with four-star bedrooms and an AA Rosette restaurant.
Our highlight: See and hear the historic sights of York with the inn’s free guided tour offered to guests who are staying.
Insider guide: Standing in the shadow of York Minster, this historic inn is the birthplace of the notorious Guy Fawkes, and although many years have passed, the well preserved history gives you a true sense of those times. Each of the 13 bedrooms reflects the inn’s history, and from some of the suites, unrivalled views of the Minster can be enjoyed. Head down to the candle- and gas-lit restaurant where fresh local produce is used to create a blend of classic and modern British food. We highly recommend the Sunday lunch served with all the trimmings.
25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP
01904 623716

In brief:
A Michelin-starred gastropub with 15 ensuite bedrooms.
Our highlight: Michael Wignall’s wow-factor food. Not only does he hold a Michelin star, but he was also crowned 2022 Chef of the Year.
Insider guide: Dating back to the 15th century, this casual and contemporary inn offers individually designed and decorated bedrooms, many with magnificent views over Rylstone Fell and beyond. Fourth in 2022’s Top 50 Gastropubs, The Angel at Hetton offers dishes which have been carefully prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re wanting to experience a tasting menu that will have your tastebuds tingling, or just looking for a freshly prepared, delicious meal after exploring the surrounding Dales, this historic inn has everything you need.
Back Lane, Hetton, Skipton BD23 6LT
01756 730263

Pentonbridge Inn | The Lord Crewe Pentonbridge Inn | The Lord Crewe

In brief:
A 16th century coaching inn in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
Our highlight: Their dog-friendly Hideaway bedrooms are designed with four-legged family members in mind – think underfloor heating, a porchway ideal for your wellies, walking boots and the dog’s lead, coat and wet towels.
Insider guide: With a passion for simple yet seasonal and fresh produce, head chef Darren Clemmit and his team create delicious homemade dishes with an emphasis on flavour. Enjoy the likes of roast Yorkshire duck breast and beer-battered Whitby haddock alongside real ales and fine wines in the AA Rosette restaurant, or take a seat in the bar and snug where Yorkshire ales and local gins are served by the fire. The 21 cosy and chic bedrooms are decorated with rich fabrics and antique furniture, and some of the bathrooms have their own roll-top baths and wet-room style showers.
Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA
01751 472288

In brief:
A historic maritime pub sitting above Seahouses harbour, with 12 bedrooms and a bungalow and cottage to stay in.
Our highlight: The location. Sitting half way between Bamburgh and Beadnell, you’ll be spoilt for choice for where to explore.
Insider guide: With strong local maritime connections, The Olde Ship continues to maintain high traditional standards and welcomes guests looking to escape to the coast for a couple of nights. With plenty of choice of where to rest your head, book one of the inn’s 12 ensuite bedrooms, or for families and those travelling with their dog, the Britannia bungalow has beautiful harbour views. After a day at the beach, exploring Seahouses or a round of mini golf, head to the bar where everything from light bites to three-course meals, including their locally-caught catch of the day, can be enjoyed alongside a refreshing pint.
Main Street, Seahouses NE68 7RD
01665 720200

In brief:
A charming country inn and restaurant which has been owned by the Truelove family for more than 50 years.
Our highlight: The cottage garden views from many of the bedrooms.
Insider guide: Set in beautiful Pennine countryside, The Three Acres Inn offers a warm welcome alongside proper Yorkshire hospitality. After a delicious home-cooked meal where dishes follow the seasons and are made with fresh ingredients, head back to your bedroom for a comfortable night’s sleep in this traditional inn. Each of the individually decorated bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and complimentary toiletries, making The Three Acres Inn the perfect base for a Yorkshire breakaway.
Roydhouse, Shelley, near Huddersfield HD8 8LR
01484 602606

In brief:
A popular Bamburgh bolthole with luxurious bedrooms and delicious food.
Our highlight: Being just a stone’s throw away from Bamburgh’s award-winning beach and historic castle.
Insider guide: With a strong focus on high-quality, local produce, as well as specialising in seafood dishes, the menu at The Lord Crewe is guaranteed to tempt. With an extensive wine list, handcrafted cocktails and plenty of real ales you’ll be welcomed into the bar after a day of exploring. Rest your head in one of the seven individually-designed boutique bedrooms, each with home comforts and special touches, before you pull yourself out of your cosy bed to tuck into a delicious Northumbrian breakfast.
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BL
01668 214243

In brief:
Simon Rogan’s flagship three Michelin-starred restaurant, with 16 beautiful bedrooms.
Our highlight: Although the bedrooms are lovely, the food here is what draws you in.
Insider guide: Known for its sustainable approach and use of hyper-seasonal produce, the food here is hugely innovative and made even more impressive by the restaurant’s iconic riverside location. Enjoy the tasting menu made with mostly homegrown ingredients – or for an extra special treat, dine at Aluis Cartmel, L’Enclume’s interactive chef’s table adjacent to the restaurant. You’ll need the wander back to your individually-designed room in the village to recover.
Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 6QA
01539 536362

In brief:
A traditional countryside pub bordering both County Durham and Northumberland, with six cosy bedrooms and a separate apartment.
Our highlight: The traditional Northumbrian food focusing on local and seasonal produce.
Insider guide: The Derwent Arms in Edmundbyers is the perfect location from which to discover everything the historic counties of Northumberland and County Durham have to offer. After a day spent exploring or making the most of the first class grouse and pheasant shooting in the neighbouring area, kick off your walking books and recharge with a delicious meal in the pub. Their traditional menus focus on seasonal and local produce, and there are plenty of local ales to wash it all down with. The separate apartment with its own kitchen and living space sleeps up to six people.
Edmundbyers, Consett DH8 9NL
01207 255545

L’Enclume | The Fauconberg Arms L’Enclume | The Fauconberg Arms

In brief:
Tommy Banks’ Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms.
Our highlight: The food. The award-winning team here are renowned for using own-grown and foraged ingredients, as well as Yorkshire’s finest produce.
Insider guide: People flock from far and wide to sample the creative cooking here, and with a Michelin-starred and four AA-Rosette restaurant, The Black Swan at Oldstead needs little introduction. Grounded in tradition and culture, yet oozing creativity, the tasting menu reflects the character of Oldstead and the team behind the restaurant. However, The Black Swan is more than its food – it’s also home to nine individually-designed bedrooms, full of character and luxurious touches, and along with their delicious Yorkshire breakfast, The Black Swan makes for the perfect gourmet getaway.
Oldstead, York, North Yorkshire YO61 4BL

In brief:
An award-winning friendly, Yorkshire inn with comfy bedrooms and great homemade food.
Our highlight: The roaring fires ready to welcome you back inside after a day of exploring the Moors.
Insider guide: The Fauconberg Arms is a 17th century country inn which is known for its relaxing atmosphere and delicious home-cooked pub grub. After a day of exploring the picturesque village of Coxwold and the rolling green countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors and National Park, cosy up by the fire and enjoy a variety of fine wines and local ales. Rest your head in one of the eight bedrooms, each dog-friendly, full of character and unique touches, before starting your day the right way – with the Fauconberg Yorkshire breakfast.
Coxwold, North Yorkshire YO61 4AD
01347 868214

In brief:
A traditional yet modern Northumbrian pub with five bedrooms.
Our highlight: Dogs can stay too – just make sure to ring ahead so a dog bed and treats can be waiting on your arrival.
Insider guide: In the heart of rural Northumberland, The Percy Arms is a traditional pub hotel offering delicious locally-sourced food and handcrafted drinks. Taking inspiration from their surroundings, the homemade dishes are well worth travelling for, and if you’re staying over the weekend, we recommend booking a table for Sunday lunch where roasts are served with giant Yorkshire puddings, lashings of gravy and plenty of seasonal vegetables. Each of the ensuite bedrooms reflects a country cottage style, little luxuries like bottles of prosecco or a local gin and tonic board with garnishes can be added to your room.
Main Road, Chatton NE66 5PS
01668 215244

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