The Epicurean

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The Epicurean Collection

In today's well travelled world it's often easy to forget the beauty that lies just on your doorstep. That's why we’ve scoured the south of Britain and handpicked our favourite inns that provide not only high quality service but also celebrate the beauty and bounty of the British countryside.

The Epicurean Collection encompasses true destination properties offering classic British comfort with farm-fresh British cuisine, all set within some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes. Hook yourself a prize winning trout in the Test Valley's great chalkstreams, dine on exquisite Chilgrove venison and game fresh from the woods and sip on London's best ales and artisan gins in some of our capital's most renowned addresses. With The Epicurean Collection, you can immerse yourself the the best traditions and experiences that our great British countryside can offer.

Lymington, Hampshire

With views over the historic Lymington harbour and the verdant New Forest on its doorstep, The Mayflower is the perfect spot for those craving a relaxing coastal retreat. This beautiful coastal pub is rooted in all things nautical. It’s recently undergone […]

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

A welcoming yet stylish take on the cotswold-pub-with-rooms formula, The Lion Inn  some pampering mod cons into its 500-year-old heritage-renovation package, including a relaxed Modern British restaurant, rustic private dining and a gorgeous lavender-filled garden. Clad in the Cotswolds’ hallmark honey-stone […]

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire

The Trout at Tadpole Bridge is a fabulous riverside property located in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. Offering seasonal ingredients, cosy rooms and a delightful riverside position, it is ideal for an authentic Cotswolds stay. In keeping with the […]

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Lower Froyle, Hampshire

Flavoursome British fare awaits at this super-stylish traditional inn secreted away in the depths of Hampshire.

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Chieveley, Berkshire

The Crab and Boar only opened in April this year but is already a firm Epicurean favourite. Newly renovated throughout, it’s the ideal rustic pub-meets-boutique bolthole with stylish decor, impeccable food and luxury mod cons minus any stuffiness. The mix […]

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Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire

Get ready for some classic English comfort – sat snug within the Cotswolds countryside for over 400 years now, The Seagrave Arms is a honey-hued country house turned cosy inn brimming with English charm. Warm and welcoming is the name […]

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Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

A favourite weekend hangout for Londoners looking for a breath of fresh country air, this beautiful Victorian inn strikes the ideal balance between luxurious country hideaway and relaxing village pub. Surrounded by the thatched cottages and flower gardens of Wiltshire’s […]

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