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Our favorite pub walks part 2

Guest - Friday June 09, 2017 9:02

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.

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Kings's Head, Aylesbury National Trust Images/Andy Williams

Kings’s Head, Aylesbury National Trust Images/Andy Williams

The King’s Head, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 

Set in the heart of this historic market town, the 15th century King’s Head is one of England’s best preserved coaching inns. Dating back to 1455, the building has many fascinating architectural features, including rare stained-glass windows, exposed wattle and daub and the original stabling for the inn. Take a walk in the nearby Chilterns countryside, and afterwards visit the pub for a refreshing drink.

The Red Lion Pub in the High Street in Lacock/ The National Trust Rupert Truman

The Red Lion Pub in the High Street in Lacock/ The National Trust Rupert Truman

The Red Lion, Lacock, Wiltshire 

The Red Lion, Lacock is steeped in over 200 years of history. With its large open fireplace, candlelit tables, flagstone floors and Georgian interior it’s the perfect place to experience a friendly, traditional atmosphere.

The Sticklebarn Tavern is the perfect spot for a post-walk pint National Trust Images/Paul Harris

The Sticklebarn Tavern is the perfect spot for a post-walk pint National Trust Images/Paul Harris

The Sticklebarn Tavern, Great Langdale, Cumbria

Nestled on the valley floor, the Sticklebarn Tavern is the ideal gateway to walking in Great Langdale, home to the lofty Langdale Pikes. You’ll find plenty of low-level walking in the valley, with views as refreshing as Sticklebarn’s tasty local tipples.

Enjoy a leisurely walk to the Tiger Inn in East Dean National Trust/Natasha Sharma

Enjoy a leisurely walk to the Tiger Inn in East Dean National Trust/Natasha Sharma

The Tiger Inn, East Dean, East Sussex 

Although the Tiger Inn in East Dean isn’t one of the pubs we care for it is the starting point for our circular South Downs walk to Birling Gap, part of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. You can pick up a beermat with the route on it from the pub and stop for a refreshing drink when you get back.

Tower Banks Arms next door to Beatrix Potter's home in Cumbria National Trust

Tower Banks Arms next door to Beatrix Potter’s home in Cumbria National Trust

Tower Bank Arms, near Sawrey, Cumbria 

Right next door to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse, the Tower Bank Arms in Near Sawrey offers a cosy retreat after a good stomp in the Lakes. Go on a lakeside amble along Windermere, climb up Latterbarrow or take a romantic stroll up to Moss Eccles Tarn, much loved by Potter herself.

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