There are lots of great country pubs within walking distance of The Cottage Beyond. Get your walking boots on and work up an appetite!
At any time of year a nice country walk which ends at a pub - preferably serving great food and drinks - is a good day out. And on a crisp day, with glorious views and the virtuous feeling of having got out of the house and into the great outdoors, there's little to beat it. Fair enough, a few pints and a big meal will pile back in all those calories you just burned, but you'll feel that you've earned them.
The Cottage Beyond is packed with information on all our local pubs and eateries along with plenty of maps so there is no excuse.
Our closest pub is The Globe at Appley, just 2 miles by road from here, half-way round a circular road walk - out of the drive, turn left, keep turning right and it's on your right, or turn right out of the drive, keep turning left and it's on your left! However, there is also a cross-country route, using local footpaths and avoiding the steep hills. The Globe is looking gorgeous at the moment, having recently changed ownership and undergone a major refurbishment and facelift. It always gives a warm welcome, serves a perfect pint and the food is delicious. But do check opening times before setting off.
Just a little further away (2.5miles) is The Martlet in Langford Budville. The Martlet has a great family friendly atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Perfect for a Sunday roast, evening meal or bar snacks. But a warning to 'pensioners', their 'pensioner lunches' served Tuesday - Friday might get you hooked! It's a lovely walk up to Langford Budville whichever route you take and you get great views back across the valley to TCB and our farm.
Langford Budville also boasts the fantastic Cafe at White Post along with a small plant nursery, both well worth a visit.
If you would like to walk a little further then The Holywell at Holywell Lake and The Rock Inn, Waterrow both come in at just under 3 miles - both serve great food and have lovely atmospheres. The Holywell has been closed for the past 6 months whilst it undergoes major re-furbishment, so we're super excited to see the transformations as it re-opens at the end of September. The Rock Inn describes itself as 'a 450 year old gastro pub in an area of outstanding natural beauty, that combines laid-back country chic with succulent drining experiences'.
With all these pubs we would highly recommend checking their websites and facebook pages and phoning ahead to book a table, particularly if you are going as a large group. If you would like help planning your walk then please do talk to one of us and we'll run through the various options with you.