The Epicurean

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british countryside

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.

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire

A firm favourite of the residents of this small village, the Horse and Groom sits atop a hill looking out onto rolling Cotswolds countryside and rows of honey-hued 17th and 18th century buildings. Embrace the offbeat charm and award-winning cuisine of this beloved pub with rooms.

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Lymington, Hampshire

With views over the historic Lymington harbour and the verdant New Forest on its doorstep, The Mayflower is the perfect Hampshire inn 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 is a Cotswolds inn that packs some pampering mod cons into its 500-year-old heritage-renovation, including a relaxed Modern British restaurant, rustic private dining and a gorgeous lavender-filled garden. Clad […]

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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

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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 Berkshire inn 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 Gloucestershire countryside for over 400 years now, The Seagrave Arms is a honey-hued country house turned cosy Cotswold inn brimming with English charm. Warm and welcoming is the name […]

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