The Daily Telegraph - Saturday

WEST MIDLANDS

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THE GREYHOUND INN Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshir­e

This 18th-century red-brick pub is set on a quiet road in the heart of a small village close to the Uffington White Horse. The pretty, sunny garden is awash with flowers. Dine or drink from pub benches or glass topped tables with comfy chairs. Parasols provide shade. Families and dogs are welcome too. Open daily.

[ THE BRIDGE INN Michaelchu­rch Escley, Herefordsh­ire

Getting to this idyllic country pub is half the fun, winding through the small roads of wild Herefordsh­ire. Once you arrive, you realise it is totally worth it. The riverside setting is simply beautiful, and a new marquee and outdoor kitchen has been setup in the garden. The pub has even been busy making its own hand sanitiser, which you’ll find in the sanitisati­on stations dotted throughout. Open daily.

[ THE BOATHOUSE Shrewsbury, Shropshire

This historic pub stands on the banks of the Severn. The decked terrace and garden allow plenty of space to showcase cool drinks, pretty views and topnotch bar food featuring the best of Shropshire ingredient­s. Open daily.

[ THE HOLFORD ARMS, Gloucester­shire

Set among seven acres with space for everyone, pigs to meet and plenty for kids to explore, plus a cider orchard, this pub is ideal for sunny days and enjoying the taste of freedom. Food and drink will be flowing from the outdoor bar and pizza oven. Westonbirt Arboretum is close by for walks and adventures. Open daily.

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