A whistle-stop tour of the cosiest country pubs
Country pubs really come into their own in these Autumn-y, wintry months. Picture the beckoning glow through the windows, the hug of warmth as you step across the threshold, and the happy hum of punters inside. Imagine flickering log fires in the grate, steaming plates of hearty goodness coming from the kitchen, and foaming fresh ale (we’ll have a pint of deliciously malty Young’s Winter Warmer, please). When the weather’s bleak and blustery, there really is no better place to be.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate winter country pub experience, we’ve really do have it nailed. Here are seven heavenly historic pubs with rooms in rural southern England, from Gloucestershire down to Wiltshire, into Sussex and beyond.