The best traditional country pubs for food and drink in the UK

Although the UK is a relatively small country, it makes up for it with plenty of space. One of the favourite pastimes of Brits is to seek out a country pub where they can eat and drink. You have plenty of choice and these traditional pubs are some of the best in the British countryside.

Featherbrain – Somerset

What could be more idyllic than a walk on one of the UK’s most famous farms? Somerset is renowned for the local drinks it produces and Plume of Feathers has plenty of them. Inside, you’ll be served delicious food that perfectly complements the pub’s decor.

The floors are stone and there’s a fire to keep you warm after a long walk in the rain. You want a country pub atmosphere, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Plume of Feathers in Somerset.

The Goose and the Cuckoo – Monmouthshire

On a hill in Monmouthshire is The Goose and Cuckoo, a traditional pub. It is a family run business serving hearty food and warmly welcomes walkers, cyclists and the lost. The pub is notable for its views of the surrounding countryside.

Cawdor Tavern – North Yorkshire

Scotland is renowned for its natural beauty and this Highland pub is one of the pubs to look out for on a trip to the northern region of the UK. The Cawdor Tavern is popular with walkers as it is located along the River Nairn.

The pub itself was founded in the 15th century and is even associated with Shakespeare’s classic play, Macbeth. You can enjoy traditional Scottish dishes, including haggis, and award-winning drinks to accompany all your meals.

Pig’s Nose Inn – Devon

The UK is full of pubs with funny names, and the Pig’s Nose Inn is one of them. But don’t let the name fool you – a real treat awaits you at Pig’s Nose Inn.

With plenty of walking trails nearby, people often stop at this traditional pub to recharge their batteries. Dating back to the 16th century, it is lit by warm lighting and everyone who enters is invited to sing.

The Ship Inn – Northumberland

The Ship Inn is located on the coast of Northumberland and will welcome you as a beacon on your journey. The cosy atmosphere is complemented by the sumptuous meals you will enjoy while sitting in the Ship Inn. Here the chef prepares local lobster and herring, and once you’ve tasted them you’ll want to stay forever.

There’s no shortage of traditional inns, but we think these options are a little more special. Once you try them in person, you’ll feel the urge to stay for one more drink.

Written by Kevin Noah