Pints with dreamy views in England
1) The Trout Inn
This 17th-century Oxford watering hole, perched right on the edge of the River Thames as it flows through Port Meadow, has the kind of outdoor space beer garden dreams are made of. Tables run alongside the water, with ace views of grand Godstow Bridge, the flowing river and any passing wildlife.
2) The Drunken Duck Inn
To nab the best table at The Drunken Duck Inn, a charming boozer on a rural crossroads in the Lake District, you need to head out of the pub, cross the road and settle down at one of the handful of benches on the grassy verge. From here a view of fields tumbling down into a valley with purple peaks as the backdrop will accompany your pint of Barngates Brewery Cat Nap, which is brewed behind the pub. The food here is stellar too. When the light fades, head inside for a hearty feast.
More hidden England?
The Hidden England guide takes you to hundreds of places worth exploring, from amazing coastlines to foodie heavens.
3) The Old Neptune
The Old Neptune, or ‘The Neppy’ as it’s also known, is right on the stones of Whitstable Beach. It’s beyond the sea wall with nothing between it and the breaking waves (a fact which resulted in it being almost completely washed away by a bad storm in the 19th century). On a mild day, drinkers can sit on picnic benches on the beach, while chillier days call for pints sipped inside beside the window, with incredible views of the sea just the other side of the glass.
Already a member? Log in.
New here? Sign up.