What is that makes a great pub? Hearty food, good ale, a friendly atmosphere and maybe a stylish room in which to lay your head for the night. But what is it that makes a pub truly outstanding? Browse through our collection of award winning pubs with rooms to see for yourself…
Pubs at the top of their game strive for excellence. With the rise of the gastro pub came owners pushing boundaries with their creative menus. Sourcing the very best British ingredients from rare breed farmers, they forage sustainably, sell biodynamic wines and buy in ports from local family estates – meaning dining out at a pub becomes an exceptional experience, elevating gastro dining to a whole new level – some even becoming Michelin Star pubs.
5 Star Pubs
And the beverage menu is just as eclectic, and just as fantastic. At some 5 Star pubs, drinks made in house using foraged ingredients are served alongside specialist craft beers and local bitters. It’s not unusual to find bar staff shaking an espresso martini or whipping up an inventive champagne cocktail. Many have worked hard to be named Whiskey, Spirits, Beer and Wine Pubs of the Year making them much sought after ‘destinations.’
Hospitality AA awards, county, regional and country Pub of the Year are all accolades many pubs aim for, and in their bid for recognition they have become some of the most talked about establishments in the UK. Whether it’s for reaching the finals of the casual dining restaurant awards, being commended for high-end accommodation or showing a clear commitment to sustainability – these are pubs on a mission!
Building on their success, some of the best pubs with rooms in the UK have upped the ante. No longer just a bed, a bedside table and a bath; state-of-the-art bedrooms see Farrow and Ball palettes, roll top baths, and Roberts radios mingling with the overhead wooden beams.
Take a look at our collection of award winning pubs with rooms. Whether it’s a cracking cider pub, a traditional inn that’s renowned for its live entertainment or a Michelin Star pub that’s also family friendly, we think you’ll have as much fun choosing one to visit, as you will on arrival…well, maybe!