Join the Inn crowd
Discover Inn Places, a handpicked collection of the best pubs with rooms in England and Wales curated by industry expert DAVID HANCOCK
NOT SO long ago the thought of staying overnight in a pub would conjure up vivid images of cheaply furnished bedrooms, the smell of stale beer and bathrooms that had seen better days. How things have changed – now you can stay in luxurious rooms, full of home-from-home comforts, where children and dogs are welcomed too.
Recognising this growing trend of pubs with smart rooms and high quality food and drink, has inspired industry expert, David Hancock to create InnPlaces. co.uk, a niche website that showcases a carefully curated collection of England and Wales’s most stylish pubs with rooms. David (who previously edited Sawday
Pubs & Inns and AA Room At The Inn) says: “I handpicked my personal favourites to launch www.InnPlaces.co.uk, to ensure customers can find the best inns and pubs with rooms that England and Wales has to offer. Some are posh with boutiquestyle rooms while others ooze tradition and rustic country house charm.
“We look for rooms with a ‘wow’ factor that will draw guests back time and again, but mostly for a winning combination of wonderful food, real ales and wine, comfortable bedrooms, and a genuine welcome from hands-on owners. Also important are inventive menus that brim with local produce, enthusiastic staff and excellent housekeeping.”
However, Inn Places is so much more than just a collection of fabulous inns. Delve deeper into the website and alongside information on places to visit, local walks and independent shopping, you’ll find fascinating food trails that will give you a real flavour of the area you are visiting.
Each food trail showcases local artisan producers, micro-breweries and vineyards offering tours, quality farm shops and delis plus other good pubs and eateries within a 20-mile radius of the inn – everything you need to know to help you craft the perfect break away.
To find out more about Inn Places, visit www.InnPlaces.co.uk or to buy the Inn Places Guide to Pubs with Rooms (Discover the Best Inns of England and Wales, handpicked by David Hancock), £8.99.
Above left: The White Horse
Below left: The Gunton Arms Right and below: Norfolk sees nine of its best inns featured including The Crown at Wells-next-the-Sea (right) and the Ship at Brancaster (below), owned by Kiwi master chef, Chris Coubrough.
Above: The Kings Head