12 inns with brilliant bathtubs

What better way to relax than with a warm bath in an over-sized tub? Our Collection boasts a fantastic selection of free-standing baths to unwind, admire a leafy view and enjoy a glass of bubbles with your bubbles.

Here we've picked twelve Collection inns with spectacular bathtubs to soak in after a day out exploring the local area.

 

Serving the community for over 300 years since first opening its doors as an ale house, The Swan Inn is part of a small regional group of pubs which boasts a winning combination of boutique swagger with a real sense of heritage and period charm. Two of the bigger rooms have stand-alone claw-foot baths in the bedrooms.

 

As you drive along the A49 just north of Ludlow The Clive Arms is impossible to miss. It is a striking building, a farmhouse in the 18th century and once occupied by Clive of India - his original coat of arms hangs above the fire in the vaulted and beamed lounge bar.

 

Step inside the rustic bar and you are transported back to 1645, to a world of wooden floors, simple benches and a log fire blazing in the impressive stone fireplace. The George & Dragon has been famous for beautifully cooked fresh fish and seafood for many years, and the three quirky bedrooms upstairs provide perfect comfort.

 

Hidden away in rolling downland on the edge of Salisbury Plain in the sleepy village of East Chisenbury is this charming 18th-century thatched freehouse. Despite its rustic exterior and rural setting, the Red Lion Freehouse is much more than just a local pub.

 

Renovated by Brakspear in 2018, this rambling 16th-century inn is now a stylish Cotswolds bolthole, close to Cheltenham and some of the Cotswold's most sought-after spots. With added wow factor and amazing attention to detail, The Frogmill boasts traditional beams and flagstones which complement more contemporary features and warm heritage hues.

 

Situated in the market town of Northleach, Lucky Onion's creeper-covered and country-smart Wheatsheaf Inn boasts a fabulous dining room, characterful bar and 14 glamorous bedrooms. With well-chosen artworks, leather armchairs and open fireplaces, it is the kind of place you can squirrel yourself away for a day or two, and there's even a treatment room if you need some pampering.

 

Offering rustic boutique bedrooms and an intimate neighbourhood bistro, the 18th century Roebuck Inn boasts a stylish interior with a big dose of quirk. Menus brim with Mediterranean inspired dishes and there's excellent accommodation in the form of six very special bedrooms.

 

The High Field Town House is an elegant Victorian villa in the leafy village of Edgbaston offering beautiful boutique rooms with roll-top baths, big bay windows and hand-picked antiques. Find the gastropub just next door, the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two.

 

Located in the highlands of Hampshire, the historic, dog-friendly Jack Russell offers unpretentious luxury in a tranquil countryside setting. The contemporary bedrooms are perfectly designed retreats for the ultimate rest and relaxation, and the menu focuses on local produce, grown on the surrounding Faccombe Estate.

 

A cracking community pub and dining destination, The Bell is a fabulous and offbeat place to stay. There's plenty to delight and inspire: original sagging beams ooze historic charm, modern art beckons from the walls, and books are stacked from floor-to-ceiling. Add to this an array of 1930s suitcases, stuffed taxidermy and vintage typewriters, and you have a quirky aesthetic that's bound to amuse.

 

The Packhorse Inn is a marvellous country inn with a stylish interior and bedrooms full of charm. With a big drinking trade, buzzing bar and gastropub-feel, this is a popular choice with the locals, bolstered by its prime location in horse racing country.

 

Whilst Le Petit Chateau focuses on weddings with a uniquely styled celebratory chapel, opulent rooms and an exotic Mediterranean garden, the William de Percy has been reinvented as a chic, boutique inn offering good food, eight fun and very indulgent bedrooms, and a French-boudoir vibe throughout. In typical French style, the bar entrance is signed 'The Crêperie'.

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