Our Top 5 Country Pubs for the Bank Holiday Weekend

The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is lucky to have one of those rare locations on the Chatsworth Estate where the beauty of the area is quite simply stunning. Their gorgeous traditional country Inn with eighteen hotel bedrooms owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is only a short picturesque walk from Chatsworth House itself and blends its idyllic village setting with contemporary comfort.

Chatsworth Estate, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, DE4 2NR, www.devonshirebeeley.co.uk

The Star Inn

Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved, Michelin-starred Inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century. The Star's unique nine-bedroomed hotel is literally across the road from the Pub. All nine rooms are highly individual, many with quirky features.

Harome, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE, www.thestaratharome.co.uk

The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms is a building synonymous with history and with the advantage of age-old hospitality oozing from its very foundations. The home built for pious Canons in the eleven hundreds has over time hosted monks, miners, and merry-makers, alike. Today, there are a range of rooms available to rent and a superb restaurant, offering in-house smoked salmon and locally brewed beers that are not to miss!

The Square, Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8 9SP, www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk

The Trout Inn

Steeped in history yet with a thoroughly contemporary twist, The Trout Inn is a 17th century pub that provides a truly special setting to dine, drink and catch up with family and friends.

Positioned on the banks of the River Thames in Lower Wolvercote, North of Oxford, The Trout Inn is a unique British pub that provides the ultimate destination to escape the demands that come hand in hand with everyday life.

With its stylish interiors, distinctive features, and links to literary and historic greats such as Lewis Carroll, Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse, Rosamund the Fair, and King Henry II, this pub will open your eyes to a world of fascinating history and culture.

Tadpole Bridge, Buckland Marsh, Farringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8RF, www.thetroutoxford.co.uk

The Kirkstile Inn

The famous Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater is situated in a magical place, nestling amongst the stunning fells in the heart of the North West Lake District just a short distance from the Lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water.

Providing food and shelter since Tudor times, Kirkstile offers 11 quality rooms including a family suite, log fires, oak beams and a wealth of history. A classic Lake District pub!

Loweswater, The Lake District, Cumbria, CA13 0RU, www.kirkstile.com