Whatever the weather, there’s surely no better feeling than a beachside stroll or cliff-top walk that leads to a cosy welcoming inn. We’ve rounded up three of our favourite pubs for a rest with a view by the seashore…
The Anchor Inn, Dorset
Set in the perfect spot, smack-bang on the coastal path below Golden Cap, the Anchor is a thriving, lively inn near Bridport. A sun terrace and gardens overlook the pebbly beach, while interiors evoke driftwood and nautical cosiness. If you’ve built up an appetite, head chef Jean-Paul De Ronne offers hearty menus featuring locally sourced produce. Tuck in to crab sandwiches or a feast of seafood washed down with wine or a pint of Palmers. The setting is hard to leave so you may wish to stay overnight, there are three bedrooms with king-size beds and rustic chic style, plus nautical touches from rope buoys and trunk-style tables to vintage taps for coat hooks. Bathrooms feature roll-top baths, walk-in showers, fluffy white towels and beautiful bath products.
The White Horse Inn, Norfolk
Spectacular views of Norfolk’s coast provide a breathtaking accompaniment to the award-winning food this pub has to offer. Seasonal ingredients celebrate local producers, from fresh fish including crab, lobster and oysters to delicious locally grown asparagus. It’s the perfect place for foodies! Dine indoors or head for the terrace where a roofed area and sheltered canopy give a nod to the British weather, and there’s heating for cooler evenings to create a relaxed, social environment. The interiors offer contemporary chic elegance throughout the stylish bedrooms and welcoming dining areas.
The Mayflower, Hampshire
Newly refurbished, this picturesque pub offers spectacular coastal views, elegant rooms and an exciting contemporary menu. Located in the Georgian town of Lymington, famed for its sailing, The Mayflower Pub acts as a great place for both locals and tourists to return to after an exploration of the beautiful surroundings of the town and the New Forest on its doorstep. Enjoy a wide variety of activities from idyllic country walks to sailing activities, before relaxing in one of the stylish pub rooms overlooking the coast. There are six bedrooms with a sailing theme, while the bar and dining area offer contemporary style and exciting menus featuring locally-sourced ingredients in classic dishes with a contemporary twist. Try a taste of summer with lobster macaroni or paprika smoked chicken escalope, and finish with tangy lemon and cinnamon panna cotta.
These are some of our favourite inns, where is your favourite coastal pub? We would love to hear more…
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