The best British restaurants and pubs with rooms

There’s nothing better than cosying up by a roaring fire in a quaint country pub and dining on hearty, comforting classics, all before heading to your room just upstairs. From an award-winning Cotswolds inn to Michelin-starred dining in Wales, here are some of our favourite gastro pubs and restaurants with rooms, perfect for a food-fuelled weekend away in style.

Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms, Powys, Wales. Image courtesy of Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms

Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms, Wales

On the edge of spectacular Snowdonia National Park sits this destination Michelin-star restaurant with rooms. A unique culinary experience, the restaurant is a revelation and serves up British tasting menus with a Japanese twist, celebrating local ingredients – a real journey of flavours through the seasons. The six five-star guestrooms are individually styled and bursting with character. There’s also a 14-acre garden, perfect for exploring on a crisp day.

Timbrell’s Yard, Wiltshire

Securing a prime riverside spot in the heart of Bradford-on-Avon, this award-winning pub with rooms is a true idyll for a traditional English stay. It’s all about fresh flavours in the restaurant, where Executive Chef Tom Blake uses the best West Country suppliers for authentic ‘food that makes you smile’ – think stuffed gnocchi and wild mushrooms with artichoke, fondant squash and basil oil. Rooms feature elegant hues and natural textures, and some boast beamed ceilings and freestanding tubs.

Moat Cottage at The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire. Image courtesy of The Wild Rabbit

The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire

For gourmet food, beautiful pared-back style and a warm atmosphere, head to honey-stone Kingham in the heart of the Cotswolds. This modern British inn has award-winning chefs at the helm of its restaurant, who not only support British farmers, but use ingredients grown in their own garden for the seasonal menu – which features everything from Roast Daylesford leek to South Devon beef rib-eye. When it comes to the rooms, expect stripped-back stone, exposed beams and a chic colour palette of neutrals.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Cheltenham

The coolest coaching inn in the Cotswolds, this honey-hued, creeper-clad gem has become one of the most sought-after countryside stays, with guests like Kate Moss gracing its nooks and crannies. Bed down in a beautifully-styled room after dining on rustic, unpretentious pub staples – with an emphasis on steaks and seafood – prepared using the finest local produce. Accenting the quintessential flagstone floors and woodburners are sumptuous designer furnishings, fresh flowers in every room and calming muted hues.

Smoked cauliflower with caviar at L’Enclume, Cumbria. Image courtesy of L’Enclume

L’Enclume, Cumbria

In the pretty Cumbrian village of Cartmel sits Simon Rogan’s iconic riverside, two Michelin-star restaurant with a handful of rooms. Home-grown ingredients take centre stage on the ever-changing seasonal menu, where creative, exquisitely presented dishes abound; how does native lobster with broad beans and elderflower sound? Providing the perfect end to a perfect meal are the individually designed guestrooms, bursting with classic charm and modern elegance.

The Bower House, Warwickshire

The historic market town of Shipston-on-Stour is home to this lovingly-resorted Georgian property, where culinary flair and high style go hand-in-hand. The restaurant serves up locally-sourced bistro classics – think Gloucestershire slow-braised pork belly, Cornish plaice and pumpkin risotto – in a laid-back, stylish setting. And the guestrooms, you ask? They’re delightfully striking, with vintage furniture, bold wall prints and marble-topped baths.

The Talbot Inn, Somerset. Image courtesy of The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn, Somerset

This gorgeous coaching inn – sister to the Beckford Arms in Tisbury – sits in the desirable village of Mells. Each room is so thoughtfully decorated, you may never want to leave, from the Farrow & Ball hues and Berber-style rugs to the luxe Bramley toiletries. On the dining front, enjoy hearty breakfasts and down-to-earth dinners in an intimate, candlelit setting. The dishes on the menu change with the seasons, whether to feature well-aged steaks or Brixham hake, and are perfectly complemented by tempting puddings.

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Wales

Seize a chance to escape to rural North Wales without leaving plush comforts and fine food behind, with a stay at Tyddyn Llan. Dining is the main event here and a daily-changing Michelin-starred affair, where the meat comes from a local butcher and the fish straight from the coast. Overlooking the surrounding hills, the rooms at this Georgian treasure are perfect for relaxing in cosy, quality style once you’ve filled up on award-winning fare.

The Rose & Crown, Durham. Image courtesy of The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown, Durham

The ivy-covered Rose & Crown is a village pub turned foodie destination that completes the picturesque scene of Romaldkirk. Luxurious character-filled bedrooms live in harmony alongside a bar and restaurant that are passionate about keeping things local. Savour goats’ cheese mousse with red wine poached pear, or try Simpsons outdoor reared lamb and rosemary sausage, all in a warm, rustic-chic atmosphere. Eat well, drink well, sleep well.

Artist Residence, Oxfordshire

At this 16th-century farmhouse-turned-pub-and-boutique, expect bucketloads of rural charm and modern rustic style alongside inventive dining. The seriously on-trend décor perfectly complements the gorgeous countryside surrounds, while seasonal and local produce (including fruit and veg grown on site) are high on the menu at The Mason Arms – a cosy, fun and friendly all-day spot with a roaring fire, where you’ll yearn to unwind and while the hours away.

The Farmhouse suite at Artist Residence Oxfordshire. Image courtesy of Artist Residence Oxfordshire

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