20 British country pubs you must visit revealed in Glories of Secret Britain
Glories of secret Britain: Enjoy a pint while watching the cricket or sit in a beer garden overlooking the ocean in the 20 blissful country pubs you must visit
01:48, 15 August 2015
11:02, 15 August 2015
All this week, weÃ¢Â?Â?ve been revealing the Glories of Secret Britain: the wonderful sights across the country that too few of us know about or visit. Today, inÃ?Â the last of our brilliant pullouts for you to collect, Alastair Sawday, the doyen of travel guides and expert in special places to visit, reveals his favouriteÃ?Â 20 pubs off the beaten track thatÃ¢Â?Â?ll make for an idyllic day out.
THE NOAH'S ARK
LURGASHALL, PETWORTH, SUSSEX GU28 9ET
In an idyllic setting Ã¢Â?Â? beside a village pond, overlooking a cricket green Ã¢Â?Â? the ArkÃ?Â restores faith in the future of the English country pub.Ã?Â
In the present ownersÃ¢Â?Â? hands, the old village boozer has become a place of charm, from bar to cosy dining areas, with beams, open fires, traditional country furniture and a sprinkling of modern leather.
The Noah's ARK has become a place of charm, from bar to cosy dining areas, with beams, open fires and traditional country furniture
In an idyllic setting Ã¢Â?Â? beside a village pond, overlooking a cricket green Ã¢Â?Â? the Ark restores faith in the future of the English country pub
The kitchenÃ¢Â?Â?s insistence on good-quality (local, seasonal) produce results in a roll-call of British dishes. A cottagey garden and picnic tables complete the pleasing package. No meals on Sunday evenings (01428 707 346, noahsarkinn.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Roundhurst is a 17th-century threshing barn on a small farm, a stunning B&B lost in deep country. From Ã?Â£120 per night for a double room (01428 642 535, thebarnatroundhurst.com).
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THE GOODMANHAM ARMS
GOODMANHAM, MARKET WEIGHTON, YORKSHIRE YO43 3JA
In the middle of a village of whitewashed cottages, in yet-to-be-discovered Ã¢Â?Â?HockneyshireÃ¢Â?Â?, is a simple red brick pub. Built in the 1800s, itÃ¢Â?Â?s handsome enough, with a pantile roof and a beer garden at the back.
Inside is another story. Enter a wood-clad wonder of old settles and wheel-back chairs, ticking clocks, roaring fires and All Hallows ales behind the bar.
The Goodmanham Arms is in the middle of a village of whitewashed cottages and is a simple red brick pub, but inside is another story
Inside The Goodmanham Arms in Market Weighton, Yorkshire
Owners Abbie and Vito Loggozi have a craft brewery out the back and guest beers that rotate weekly.
In one of three linking rooms is a magnificent range on which they do the cooking. Old-fashioned and timeless, their welcome is second to none (01430 873 849, goodmanhamarms.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Estate Escapes self-catering cottages close by in Hotham. From Ã?Â£350 for a two-night stay, sleeping four people (07770 793 370, estateescapes.co.uk).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Take a day trip to York to see the dungeons (01904 632 599, thedungeons.com) or walk the Yorkshire Wolds.
THE JOLLY SAILORS
BRANCASTER STAITHE, KINGÃ¢Â?Â?S LYNN, NORFOLK PE31 8BJ
Owners Cliff and James Nye have revived a 200-year-old coastal treasure. Ã¢Â?Â?Eat, Drink and be JollyÃ¢Â?Â? says it all: not only is this a community boozer geared to locals and families, it also attracts those who flock to BrancasterÃ¢Â?Â?s beach.
In the classic bar, replete with beams, tiled floor, settles and a wood-burner that pumps out the heat when itÃ¢Â?Â?s chilly outside, adults can enjoy pints of Brancaster ales, while children can watch pizzas being baked in the open-to-view oven.
Hearty traditional dishes using fresh local produce include mussels cooked in wine, onion, garlic and cream; lamb and mint pie; and good olÃ¢Â?Â? fish and chips (01485 210 314, jollysailorsbrancaster.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: The White Horse, sister pub to The Jolly Sailors, is a smart little inn down the road, with views to Scolt Head Island. Doubles from Ã?Â£100 per night (01485 210262, whitehorse brancaster.co.uk).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Chill out on Brancaster beach or walk a stretch of the 47-mile Norfolk Coast Footpath.
TREGARON, CEREDIGION SY25 6JL
In the centre of tiny Tregaron, the crisply Georgian frontage of Y Talbot makes a big impression, part modern-rustic droversÃ¢Â?Â? inn and part old-fashioned hotel.
Inside the inn is an enormous inglenook with bread oven, slate floors and thick walls gleaming with hanging brass and copper. You dine in what was once the stable, with oak furniture and soapstone sculptures.
In the centre of Tregaron, the crisply Georgian frontage of Y Talbot makes a big impression, part modern-rustic droversÃ¢Â?Â? inn and part old-fashioned hotel
Friendly owners Mick and Nia will point you towards the best rambles, while head chef Dafydd Watkin cooks a mean Cambrian lamb shoulder and works wonders with fresh fish. All this and local tipples such as Purple Moose and Mantle from the latest micro brewery on the block (01974 298 208, ytalbot.com).
WHERE TO STAY: The hotel at Y Talbot is all white corridors and glass doors with comfortable rooms and big smart bathrooms. From Ã?Â£90 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Visit the Cambrian Mountains for biking and hiking or drive to CeredigionÃ¢Â?Â?s stunning coastline.
THE RAT INN
ANICK, HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND NE46 4LN
Tucked into the hillside, overlooking the Tyne Valley, this hard-to-find old droversÃ¢Â?Â? inn has an irresistible appeal.
The bar is cosy, with gleaming dark oak, flagged floor and roaring fire. Sup a pint of something local while you decide what to eat. Those who have yomped heartily to get here may be hungry: roast Northumberland rib of beef with watercress and golden chips for two is delicious.
Tucked into the hillside, overlooking the Tyne Valley, this hard-to-find old droversÃ¢Â?Â? inn with a cosy bar has an irresistible appeal
The sun room has grand views of the spectacular valley, and on warm days you can spill out into the pretty little garden (01434 602 814, theratinn.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Peartree Cottage, a 200-year-old cottage in the ownerÃ¢Â?Â?s garden in Sandhoe. From Ã?Â£575 per week, sleeps six. (01434 608 072, peartreecottage.com).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? For days out, Hexham Abbey, Corbridge and HadrianÃ¢Â?Â?s Wall.
THE LAMB INN
SANDFORD, CREDITON, DEVON EX17 4LW
Animal paintings brighten the bar, the chef is passionate about provenance and the resident dogs, Bob and Tiny, wag their tails in delight.Ã?Â
The old posting inn is the hub of the village. There are three open fires in chilly weather, tankards filled with roses and, upstairs, a window seat that looks out onto the village.
There are three open fires, tankards filled with roses and, upstairs, a window seat that looks out onto the village in The Lamb Inn
A menu of award-winning dishes ranges from a platter of West Country cheeses to poached salmon with pea puree or haunch of venison with roasted celeriac. Round it all off with spiced poached pear and salted caramel mousse (01363 773 676, lambinnsandford.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Upstairs, seven rooms have a chic country style. Two have baths in the room and the suite has a private terrace. Doubles from Ã?Â£69 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Head to Dartmoor National Park or visit Exeter with its shops and cathedral.
THE SHEPPEY INN
LOWER GODNEY, GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET BA5 1RZ
A funky country pub, one of the best in the west and winner of a SawdayÃ¢Â?Â?s Pub Award for its community mindedness.
Its exterior gives no hint of the wonders within. Low-beamed ceilings in the bar, high white walls in the barn; there are cute booths, David Hockney prints, Fifties retro furniture, the odd guitar waiting to be played. Music matters here: fantastic jazz, blues and funk bubbles away nicely, while a small stage hosts the odd travelling band.
Local ales, ciders and lovely wines all wait, as does super food. In summer, life decants onto a small terrace above a tiny river, with fields stretching out beyond. Note that the inn is closed from 3-5pm, Monday-Friday (01458 831594, thesheppey.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Upper Crannel Farm Barn B&B, with views across the Somerset Levels. Doubles from Ã?Â£120 (01458 831 758).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels are on your doorstep.
THE BLACK LION INN
LLANFAETHLU, HOLYHEAD, ANGLESEY LL65 4NL
The lion roars again thanks to the hard work of owners Mari and Leigh, who have transformed this once derelict late 18th-century country inn into an award-winning local champion.
Contemporary slate tiles wrap round a modern bar; lime rendered walls host modern pictures Ã¢Â?Â? one, a fabulous collage of the menuÃ¢Â?Â?s provenance.
The owners of The Black Lion InnÃ?Â have transformed this once derelict late 18th-century country inn into an award-winning local champion
French windows open to a paved patio with views across the car park to fields, one of which will soon grow vegetables and herbs for the kitchen.
Ales from local Welsh breweries and interesting wines set you up for modern British dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Check ahead for opening hours (01407 730 718, blacklionanglesey.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Upstairs are two hugely comfortable rooms with open rafters, thick carpets and handmade oak furniture. The mattresses are top-of-the-range and the bathrooms gleam. Double rooms from Ã?Â£115 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Head to Snowdonia National Park for walking and white knuckle activities.
GEORGE AND DRAGON
CLIFTON, PENRITH, CUMBRIA CA10 2ER
Charles Lowther has found a chef who does perfect justice to the slow-grow breeds of beef, pork and lamb produced on the Lowther Estate Ã¢Â?Â? and youÃ¢Â?Â?ll find lovely wines to match, 16 by the glass.
Ales and cheeses are local, berries and mushrooms are foraged, vegetables are home-grown. As for the long, low coaching inn, itÃ¢Â?Â?s been beautifully restored by craftsmen using wood, slate and stone, and painted in colours in tune with the period.
The long, low coaching inn has been beautifully restored by craftsmen using wood, slate and stone, and painted in colours in tune with the period
Bare wooden tables, comfy sofas, intimate alcoves and crackling fires make this a delightful place to dine and unwind. Outside is plenty of seating and a lawned play area beneath fruit trees (01768 865 381, georgeanddragonclifton.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Upstairs are ten bedrooms of varying sizes, perfectly decorated in classic country style. Double rooms from Ã?Â£95 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? YouÃ¢Â?Â?re on the edge of the Lake District and just a few miles from Ullswater or take advantage of the private fishing on the River Eden.
THE BRIDGE INN
MICHAELCHURCH ESCLEY, HEREFORDSHIRE HR2 0JW
In a pretty spot down by the river, beneath the Black Hill of Bruce Chatwin fame, the 16th-century Bridge started life as a riverside house.
ItÃ¢Â?Â?s achingly lovely, with willows weeping down the footbridge. Walkers descend for a reviving break; so do dogs, families and shooting parties. And Glyn is the nicest host.
Walkers descend on The Bridge Inn, described as achingly lovely, for a reviving break; so do dogs, families and shooting parties
Inside, hops hang from dark beams, on cold days the wood-burner belts out heat, and there are solid wooden pews and scrubbed pine tables.
ItÃ¢Â?Â?s all properly pubby. Pints of Butty Bach slip down nicely and food is very, very good. (01981 510 646, thebridgeinnmichaelchurch.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: The pubÃ¢Â?Â?s farmhouse B&B a minute away has four super country bedrooms. Rooms from Ã?Â£95 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Hike through the Brecon Beacons National park, and pop into Hay-on-Wye for a mooch round the bookshops.
THE SHIPWRIGHTS ARMS
HELFORD, HELSTON, CORNWALL TR12 6JX
Drop off the car, then enjoy the walk through Helford village to this 17th-century thatched pubÃ?Â in one of the best waterside spots in Cornwall.Ã?Â
The main bar is a narrow space where youÃ¢Â?Â?ll get chatting to the locals as you queue for a pint of Harbour ale or Ã¢Â?Â? as befits a sailorsÃ¢Â?Â? hangout Ã¢Â?Â? a choice of rums (there are many).
The Shipwrights Arms' terraces in Helston, Cornwall, tumble down to the shoreline, where you might see the dayÃ¢Â?Â?s catch being unloaded
ThereÃ¢Â?Â?s a snug wood-panelled banquette at one end, a marine-themed dining area with estuary views, and a part-covered eating space presided over by two magnificent shipÃ¢Â?Â?s figureheads.Ã?Â
Terraces tumble down to the shoreline, where you might see the dayÃ¢Â?Â?s catch being unloaded. (01326 231 235, shipwrightshelford.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Glendurgan (01326 250 326), a beautiful B&B above the Helford Rover with a stunning garden. Double rooms from Ã?Â£110 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY: The vibrant town of Falmouth is worth a visit; walks along the Helford River and CornwallÃ¢Â?Â?s plentiful beaches.
THE ANCHOR INN
SEATOWN, CHIDEOCK, BRIDPORT, DORSET, DT6 6JUÃ?Â
YouÃ¢Â?Â?re in a perfect spot here, smack-bang on the coastal path below Golden Cap.
The Anchor is a thriving, lively inn that knows exactly how to make the most of its location. The big sun terrace and gardens overlook the pebbly beach; interiors evoke driftwood and nautical cosiness.Ã?Â
The Anchor is a thriving inn that knows exactly how to make the most of its location. The sun terrace and gardens overlook the beach
Sit and enjoy a pint of Palmers and a fresh crab sandwich, or a bowl of super-fresh shellfish washed down with an excellent wine. If youÃ¢Â?Â?ve built up an appetite, head chef Samuel Hill, who grew up in Dorset and has travelled widely, will tempt you with hearty menus.
Fish and lobster direct from the beach make for the freshest of fresh dishes (01297 489215, theanchorinnseatown.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: The inn has three chic bedrooms with deeply comfortable king-size beds and captivating sea views. Double rooms from Ã?Â£90 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Walks from the door along the coastal path or head to Bridport or Lyme Regis.
THE PUNCH BOWL INN
CROSTHWAITE, KENDAL, CUMBRIA LA8 8HR
In the hills near Lake Windermere is this pretty village encircled by lanes. ItÃ¢Â?Â?s a lovely spot, deeply rural, with ten-mile views down the valley.Ã?Â
Renovated in great style, The Punch BowlÃ?Â sparkles with an elegant mix of old and new, with rugs on wood floors and sofas in front of the wood-burner.Ã?Â
In the hills near Lake Windermere is this pretty village encircled by lanes. ItÃ¢Â?Â?s a lovely spot with ten-mile views down the valley
The Punch Bowl sparkles with an elegant mix of old and new, with rugs on wood floors and sofas in front of the wood-burner
There are chic bedrooms with beautiful linen, Roberts radios, double-ended baths and separate showers. Scott FairweatherÃ¢Â?Â?s ambrosial food is a big draw Ã¢Â?Â? perhaps Lancashire cheese souffle, loin of rabbit with crayfish mousse, pear souffle and pecan ice-cream.
WHERE TO STAY: From Ã?Â£105 for a double based on two sharing, including breakfast (01539 568237, the-punchbowl.co.uk).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Watersports, hiking or cycling in the Lake District, or shops and museums in Kendal.
THE FEATHERED NEST COUNTRY INNÃ?Â
NETHER WESTCOTE, CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE OX7 6SD
This 300-year-old malthouse sits in 55 acres of green and pleasant land and is utterly gorgeous inside and out. The view from the garden is the best in the Cotswolds Ã¢Â?Â? a five-mile sweep across quilted fields to a distant ridge.Ã?Â
Interiors are just as good: a warm, rustic style mixes beautifully with original timbers and old stone walls.
The Feathered Nest Country Inn is a 300-year-old malthouse which sits in 55 acres of green and pleasant land and is utterly gorgeous
Cask ales await in the lovely bar, doors in the restaurant open onto the terrace, the garden room has the white wine cellar on display.Ã?Â
There are beds of lavender, swathes of lawn, a vegetable garden that serves the kitchen, and sublime food: Old Spot terrine, Fairford chicken, rhubarb and champagne. Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays (01993 833 030, thefeatherednestinn.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Bedrooms at the Feathered Nest delight. One is enormous, two have the view, beds are dressed in crisp linen, and you get coffee machines and iPod docks, too. Double rooms from Ã?Â£190 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Shoppers can head to Bicester Village, golfers have five courses close by to choose from, including Wychwood and Burford.
THE SHIBDEN MILL INN
SHIBDEN, HALIFAX, YORKSHIRE HX3 7UL
The rambling and beautifully renovated old corn mill is hidden in a tranquil wooded valley overlooking Red Beck, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Halifax. At night, the peaceful stream-side terrace is floodlit and heated, for idyllic summer drinking.
An unstuffy integrity lies at the heart of Simon HeatonÃ¢Â?Â?s welcoming inn, from the front-of-house warmth to the pubby bar where locals gather for a natter over a pint of Shibden Bitter.
An unstuffy integrity lies at the heart of the welcoming inn, from the front-of-house warmth to the pubby barÃ?Â where locals gather
From the modern British kitchen, innovative dishes flow. There are beams and timbers, stone-flagged floors, deep sofas and soothing colours in the cosy bar and dining rooms (01422 365 840, shibdenmillinn.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Refurbished bedrooms are comfortable and stylish, with big beds and bold colours. From Ã?Â£95 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? ThereÃ¢Â?Â?s Bronte Country, the Dales and Calderdale Way to explore.
THE SHIP INN
LOW NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA, ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND NE66 3EL
Film nights, folk nights, beer thatÃ¢Â?Â?s brewed ten paces from the front door, lovely staff, tasty food, and a beautiful position on the Northumbrian coast.
The Ship is tiny Ã¢Â?Â? two wonderfully authentic rooms with stripped floors, stone walls, old settles and a wood-burner for winter. There are maps, the odd nautical touch, but mostly the happy chatter of hungry souls digging into a good lunch.
The Ship Inn is tiny Ã¢Â?Â? two wonderfully authentic rooms with stripped floors, stone walls, old settles and a wood-burner for winter
Owner Christine came north with no intention of running a pub, but as befalls most who visit, she fell under its spell; now itÃ¢Â?Â?s a place of pilgrimage for many. In summer, life spills onto the cobbles outside (01665 576 262, shipinnnewton.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Tuggal Hall B&B, once owned by Lord Beveridge, is a lovely stone hall surrounded by fields of horses. Double rooms from Ã?Â£90 per night (01665 589229).
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Howick Hall Tea Room & Gardens is worth a visit, or head to the beach to spot seals.
LORD CREWE ARMS
BLANCHLAND, CONSETT, DURHAM DH8 9SP
Originally the AbbotÃ¢Â?Â?s lodge and kitchens, the Lord Crewe Arms has become a Grade II-listed inn. The village, in a sheep-clad valley on the moorÃ¢Â?Â?s edge, was built with stone from the abbeyÃ¢Â?Â?s ruins.
Inside are ancient flags, inglenook fireplaces, fortress walls and a classy country decor. Public areas range from lofty to intimate, and the atmospheric bar is in the vaulted crypt.
Originally the AbbotÃ¢Â?Â?s lodge and kitchens, the Lord Crewe Arms has become a Grade II-listed inn.Ã?Â Inside are ancient flags, inglenook fireplaces, fortress walls and a classy country decor
With a head chef from Mark HixÃ¢Â?Â?s Ã¢Â?Â?stableÃ¢Â?Â?, the robust modern British menu includes steaks, chops and spit-roasted meats, fresh crab salad and ruby beets.
Wines include great burgundies and clarets, ales range from AllendaleÃ¢Â?Â?s Golden Plover to NelÃ¢Â?Â?s Best from High House Farm (01434 675 469, lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk).
WHERE TO STAY: Lovely rooms are divided between The Angel, a simple, beautiful, listed ex-inn across the way, and in the former tied cottages. Doubles from Ã?Â£150 a night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Perched in the peaks on the North Pennine moors, walking, fishing and cycling trips are a must.
THE QUEENS ARMS
CORTON DENHAM, SHERBORNE, SOMERSET DT9 4LR
Stride across rolling fields, feast on Corton Denham lamb, retire to a perfect room. Buried down several lanes, Gordon and Jeanette ReidÃ¢Â?Â?s 18th-century stone pub has an elegant exterior Ã¢Â?Â? more country gentlemanÃ¢Â?Â?s house than pub.
The bar, with its rug-strewn flagstones and bare boards, pew benches, deep sofas and crackling fire, is charming. In the light, bright dining room that doubles up as a cinema on week nights, and on the terrace in summer, robust British dishes are distinguished by fresh ingredients from local suppliers.
Buried down several lanes, Gordon and Jeanette ReidÃ¢Â?Â?s 18th-century stone pub has an elegant exterior Ã¢Â?Â? more country gentlemanÃ¢Â?Â?s house than pub
Try pheasant, pigeon and black pudding terrine, follow with monkfish with chive veloute, and make room for a filling crumble (01963 220 317, thequeensarms.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Bedrooms are beautifully designed in soothing colours, and all have lovely views over the village and surrounding hills. New coach house rooms are super, too. Doubles from Ã?Â£110 per night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Walks from the door, or head to historic Sherborne Town with its castles and Abbey.Ã?Â
THE BRIDGE INN
RATHO, EDINBURGH, EH28 8RAÃ?Â
This lovely inn sits in a small village directly above the Union Canal.
Footpaths head west into the country, you can hire bikes and follow the towpath into Edinburgh, or jump on the pubÃ¢Â?Â?s canal boat for a Sunday lunch cruise.
Footpaths head west into the country, you can hire bikes and follow the towpath into Edinburgh, or jump on the pubÃ¢Â?Â?s canal boat
Rooms at The Bridge Inn in Edinburgh are cosy, stylish and comfortable, with smart beds and crisp linen. All but one room has the view
If all that sounds too strenuous, then plonk yourself down on the terrace and watch the odd boat chug past while sipping a pint of good ale.
Inside, the view is weather-proofed by big windows in the dining room. In summer, there are barbecues on Friday nights and an ice-cream shed in the garden (0131 333 1320, bridgeinn.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Rooms at The Bridge Inn are cosy, stylish and comfortable, with smart beds and crisp linen. All but one room has the view. Double rooms from Ã?Â£80 a night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? The nearby sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, is a wonderland of beautiful things (01506 889 900, jupiter artland.org).
BRADFORD ON AVON, WILTSHIRE BA15 1DE
Those lovely people at the Draco Pub Co. have been doing what they do so well Ã¢Â?Â? opening another of their small-scale pleasure domes.
Their latest innÃ?Â stands close to the bridge in Bradford-on-Avon, with beautiful views across the river to the churchyard.Ã?Â
Outside, a terrace at the front catches the sun, with this 18th-century listed building standing grandly behind. ItÃ¢Â?Â?s a lovely spot Ã¢Â?Â? good enough for 19th-century artist Samuel Spode to paint.
A copy of his work hangs in the restaurant, the real thing is the townÃ¢Â?Â?s museum.
Inside, is a winning combination of stylish rooms, lovely food and well-kept ales, with cakes and coffee available all day (01225 869 492, timbrellsyard.com).
WHERE TO STAY: Bedrooms here at TimbrellÃ¢Â?Â?s Yard are lovely. Eleven have river views; two have baths in the room. Doubles from Ã?Â£95 a night.
WHATÃ¢Â?Â?S NEARBY? Explore Bradford on Avon, walk along the river or head into Bath and visit the spa.Ã?Â
- SawdayÃ¢Â?Â?s Special Places: Pubs & Inns of England & Wales is on sale now from all good bookshops, priced Ã?Â£15.99, or from sawdays.co.uk/pubs for Ã?Â£11.99. The app, SawdayÃ¢Â?Â?s Pubs Ã¢Â?Â? Special Places to Eat And Drink, is available on iTunes, priced Ã?Â£4.99.
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