11 of the Best Pubs with Rooms in the Midlands

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The Midlands is where you’ll find the great English landscapes of fiction come to life, there are sweeping green valleys, rugged moorlands, neat fields full of content sheep and cattle and postcard-perfect villages with timber-framed Tudor houses or thatched-roofed cottages. There are also stately piles, graceful towns, big, vibrant cities and the relics of the industrial revolution. So there’s a lot to see. And if you’re not in a hurry, our Guru’s recommend you take it in while staying in the best pubs with rooms in the Midlands.

The Bull and Swan

Our Guru’s recommendations for the best pubs with rooms in the Midlands, which also includes old coaching inns, is a fantastic collection of pockets of old Britishness. There are charming stone locals in the Peak District, Michelin starred offerings in sleepy Rutland villages and a couple of super comfortable options close to the Chatsworth Estate. What they all have in common is a friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and great food and drink. Which is what travellers on the roads in these parts have always needed.

The Talbot Inn

For Walkers

The Royal Forester Inn

  • The Royal Forester Inn is a well-refurbished old coaching inn, this time located just outside Worcestershire's Wyre Forest. There are seven modern rooms with comfy beds and pop art, plus a traditional British restaurant and bar and big open fireplaces. Quaint, and great for families and dogs!
  • On the lovely Burghley Estate near the charming market town of Stamford, The Bull & Swan is an ancient coaching inn with seven elegant bedrooms and a reputation for great food.
  • Like The Bull & Swan, The William Cecil is on the Burghley House Estate - close to Stamford, which has got to be one of the most beautiful, and best, places to stay in the East Midlands.

The William Cecil

For Foodies

The Olive Branch

  • The Brownlow Arms is a charming 17th century country inn with seven elegant, comfortable rooms in the picturesque village of Hough-on-the-Hill. The surrounding Lincolnshire countryside is beautiful, and there are plenty of historic sights to see, plus the food alone is worth a visit.
  • The Olive Branch is a Michelin recommended pub/restaurant with six, smartly refurbished rooms. The small village atmosphere of Clipsham, Rutland, is relaxing, friendly and peaceful. They also run cooking courses.

For Couples

The Devonshire Arms Beeley

  • The Devonshire Arms, Beeley has 14 boutique-y bedrooms and a good, contemporary style brasserie. You’re right in the heart of the Peak District National Park and close to the Chatsworth Estate.
  • The Fuzzy Duck in Armscote, close to Stratford-upon-Avon, is a quintessential English pub turned boutique, with shabby chic decor in grey tones and two bedrooms with large bathrooms and roll top baths. The restaurant is quite gourmet, but masquerading as a gastro-pub.
  • The Fox and Hounds is a beautiful 17th century coaching inn with just four rooms, in the pretty village of Exton. The interiors are elegant and sophisticated and there's an excellent modern British restaurant. Ideal for a cosy getaway!

For great value

The Manor House at Quorn

  • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a seven room country pub with decor designs by the Duchess of Devonshire, who has favoured great bathrooms and some nice antiques. Much of the local produce featured on the menu comes from the Chatsworth Estate, and the rooms start from around £80 a night.
  • The Talbot Inn in Newnham Bridge is a beautifully restored 19th century coaching inn in the picturesque Teme Valley. The decor in the seven rooms, and in the pub and restaurant, is rustic chic, you’re surrounded by potential walking trails and the room rate is very affordable.
  • For around £100 per night you can get a rooms at The Manor House at Quorn, which, despite the name is a chic rural pub offering luxurious accommodation and exemplary pub food. A handful of individually styled rooms perfectly mix contemporary and traditional styles with exposed brick and beams, simple modern furniture and crisp white linen.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best pubs with rooms in the Midlands on our Guru’s list you could:

  • You could refine your search to just the 5 Best Pubs with Rooms in the Peak District?
  • Or browse through our list of all the best pubs with rooms in Derbyshire? or Lincolnshire’s best pubs with rooms? or the 10 Best Hotels in the Peak District?
  • Or you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
    • The Olive Branch Rutland 6 rooms from £115

      Cooking classes  -  Kitchen masterclasses where you can work alongside the kitchen team and learn butchery and finish preparation skills
      Restaurant  -  Michelin recommended and County Dining Pub of the Year. Closed Sunday night to Wednesday
      Restaurant with rooms
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled access
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

      Michelin recommended gourmet pub/restaurant of just six smartly refurbished rooms with a charming atmosphere in the middle of a small village in Rutland. See More

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    • The Fuzzy Duck Armscote, Warwickshire 4 rooms from £120

      Sights nearby  -  Catch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or visit one of Shakespeare's family homes.
      Great walks  -  The miles and miles of scenic Cotswolds walking paths are worth exploring.
      Sailing  -  Take a canal boat ride down the River Avon.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A high-style gastro pub with rooms freshly refurbished by private owners. Very pleasant garden attached, with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a weekend away, for passing by, or as a base for a Cotswold holiday. See More

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    • The Bull & Swan Stamford 7 rooms from £100

      Sights nearby  -  Burghley House within a cross country walk
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantGardenPet friendly
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

      Ancient coaching inn of just seven rooms on the Burghley Estate in a charming market town. Good food and elegant bedrooms. See More

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    • The Brownlow Arms Lincolnshire 5 rooms from £130

      Sights nearby  -  Lincoln Cathedral & Bailgate is a grand Gothic Cathedral, nestled in the cobbled bailgate area overlooking the city of Lincoln
      Great walks  -  Take a walk in the National Trust's Belton House grounds
      Full of character
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantGardenDisabled accessParking
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

      A destination foodie inn with smart cooking and atmospheric bar and dining-rooms in a traditional, family-owned village pub. Bedrooms are homely and comfortable, and the welcome warm and genuine. See More

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    • The William Cecil Stamford 27 rooms from £130

      Sights nearby  -  Burghley House close by
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A 2011 refurbishment of a small country house hotel on the Burghley House Estate, close to the A1. Shabby chic grafted onto good food and new, young staff. Cosy and quirky. See More

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    • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley Pilsley, Derbyshire 7 rooms from £79

      Great walks  -  Extensive walks around the estate.
      Sights nearby  -  Close to Chatsworth.
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantPet friendly
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Stylish country pub with occasional antiques and great bathrooms, interior designed by the Duchess of Devonshire. Good food from the Chatsworth Estate, and walks from the door. See More

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    • Fox and Hounds Hotel EXTON, Rutland 4 rooms from £126

      Country Escape  -  A traditional country inn surrounded by glorious countryside.
      Great walks  -  Explore the miles of scenic walking trails starting straight from the property.
      Full of character
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking

      A small country hotel, a former 17th Century coaching inn, boasting a picturesque spot on the large green in the pretty village of Exton. Elegant rooms are warm and atmospheric with rich hues, antique pieces and open fireplaces. There's an excellent modern British restaurant too. See More

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    • The Devonshire Arms Beeley Beeley, Derbyshire 18 rooms from £100

      Boutique  -  Stylish bedrooms designed by the Duchess
      Sights nearby  -  Chatsworth on the doorstep.
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
      RestaurantPet friendly

      Stylish country pub with boutique bedrooms and good food close to Chatsworth. Excellent for local sightseeing and walking. Good, contemporary style brasserie. See More

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    • Royal Forester Inn Nr Bewdley, Worcestershire 7 rooms from £87

      Families  -  Ideal for a family holiday with your pooch- with family suites, great food, and extensive activities such as biking and hiking.
      Great walks  -  Enjoy long walks with your dog through the picturesque Wyre Forest.
      Full of character
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantPet friendlyParking

      A refurbished historic coaching inn facing the Wyre Forest. Modern rooms feature brightly painted walls, comfy beds and pop art. A traditionally British restaurant and bar boasts open fireplaces, wooden floors and exposed red brick walls. A quaint country escape. See More

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    • The Manor House at Quorn Quorn, Leicestershire 7 rooms from £100

      Country Escape  -  A country pub complete with cosy interiors, hearty food and beautiful surrounding countryside.
      Great walks  -  Take long walks through the picturesque Beacon Hill Country Park.
      Full of character
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      RestaurantGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

      A chic rural pub offering luxurious accommodation and exemplary pub restaurant. A handful of individually styled rooms perfectly mix contemporary and traditional styles with exposed brick and beams, simple modern furniture and crisp white linen. A delightful rural escape. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 1st February 2023