With food, shelter, the warmth of an open fire and, of course, beer, rural pubs have long been chosen by lovers of the outdoors as bases for their active adventures. Finding the best pubs with rooms as well as all these benefits has long been a challenge. Which is where New listings website Innplaces.co.uk comes in.
Recognising the rising standard and growing popularity of country inns and pubs with rooms, ex-Editor of Sawday Pubs & Inns David Hancock identified a gap in the market for an accommodation website focused only on the absolute best that the country has to offer.
All of the inns and pubs with rooms on the site have been inspected by a team of industry experts, and as well as an online booking system, each inn has a detailed description, unique Food Trails and extensive Out & About information.
If you can't decide where to go, an 'Innspire Me' tab will take you to recommendations such as 'Good For Walking'. '90 Minutes from London ' or 'Muddy Paws ' for example.
Three of the best Inns for the outdoors
Best for coastal walks
The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
Beach hut themed rooms with hauntingly views across the saltmarshes to the coast and locally caught fish on the menu.
Best for the woods
The Master Builders, Buckler's Hard, Hampshire
The New Forest's huge network of woodland trails and walking paths is on tap at this 18th century inn next to the Beaulieu estuary.
Best for hilly trails
The Lister Arms, Malham, North Yorkshire
With muddy boots, dogs and bikes all welcome at the 17th Century coaching inn, this is the perfect base for exploring the stunning Yorkshire Dales.