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Our favorite pub walks part 1

Guest - Wednesday June 07, 2017 9:31

We own over 35 characterful and historic pubs and inns including the Sticklebarn Tavern in Great Langdale, Cumbria, which we run ourselves. As well as offering a refreshing welcome, lip-smacking ales and delicious local food, many of the pubs in our care have great walking opportunities nearby. Here are a few of our favorites.

Crown Bar, Belfast/ National Trust Image/Rod Edwards

Crown Bar, Belfast/ National Trust Image/Rod Edwards

The Crown Bar, Belfast 

The Crown Bar is a gem, hidden in the streets of Belfast. Its wonderfully atmospheric setting, with period gas lighting and cosy snugs is a perfect restorative after some urban exploration or a roam around the meadows and woodlands of Minnowburn.

 

Pop in for a pint/ National Trust

Pop in for a pint/ National Trust

The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcestershire 

The Fleece Inn at Bretforton was first licensed in 1848 but was originally built as a farmhouse. It’s just a stone’s throw from the walking wonders of the Cotswold Way National Trail at Chipping Camden, or take a trip to Hidcote for a peaceful garden stroll.

The George Inn, Lacock, is the perfect place to begin or end a walk around the village National Trust Images/ Rupert Truman

The George Inn, Lacock, is the perfect place to begin or end a walk around the village National Trust Images/ Rupert Truman

The George Inn, Lacock, Wiltshire 

Dating back to 1361 and featuring a huge open fireplace, the George Inn encapsulates the spirit of old England. We look after much of the historic village of Lacock and there’s lots to explore on foot from the grounds of Lacock Abbey to village and riverside walks. We also own the Red Lion pub in Lacock.

Pop into the George for one as you walk the Thames Path National Trail The National Trust/ Michael Caldwell

Pop into the George for one as you walk the Thames Path National Trail The National Trust/ Michael Caldwell

The George Inn, Southwark, London 

The capital’s last remaining galleried inn, The George Inn in Southwark could be a welcome refreshment stop on a walk along the Thames Path National Trail. The site has connections with Charles Dickens, who visited it when it was a coffee shop and mentioned it in Little Dorrit.

Visitors in the pub garden at Gibside/ National Trust Images/John Millar

Visitors in the pub garden at Gibside/ National Trust Images/John Millar

Gibside Pub, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear 

There’s not many pubs that are tucked away on an 18th-century estate and surrounded by over 600 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens and historical buildings. At Gibside you can enjoy a walk and discover the history as you go. Then relax in the peaceful surroundings at Gibside Pub, and on Friday and Saturday evenings the bar is open until 9pm when there’s made-to-order stone-baked pizza on offer.

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