6 pubs with stunning sunset views

Few things beat watching the sun go down in a pretty pub garden with your favourite tipple in hand, especially during the long, warm evenings of summer, after a day out exploring the wonders of the British countryside.

Here are six pubs with rooms within our Collection that are perfectly positioned to catch the glorious evening sunset. From rural hideaways to seaside gems, each offers a fabulous selection of drinks, plus delicious dishes championing local British produce. Cheers!

 

The British countryside is at the heart of The Welldiggers Arms, a 300-year-old rural gem perched just outside the pretty, historic town of Petworth.

It's spacious inside dining area features large picture windows that overlook both a beautiful coppice and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, and there's an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs work their cooking magic.

Enjoy the sunset inside the restaurant or in the pretty pub garden nestled under the trees. We assure you the views and food here won't disappoint!

 

Perched on the rocks beside the sea in beautiful Babbacombe, the Cary Arms and Spa is a soul-soothing hideaway offering luxurious accommodation and exquisite sea food for its guests.

For those staying, every room boasts stunning views across Babbacombe Bay to the Dorset coast beyond. For the ultimate relaxation, relax in the state-of-the-art boutique Cary Spa, replete with sea-facing hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, sauna, steam room and gym.

The conservatory or the large outdoor terrace are perfect for making the most of the fabulous coastal views and pink sunset skies.

 

Escape to this fabulous spot for some seaside rest and recuperation along this gorgeous coastline. The White Horse is a superb coastal bolthole from which to explore the wild saltmarshes and endless sandy beaches that surround it.

Catch the sunset from the conservatory restaurant which serves a sophisticated menu with impeccably sourced fish and game, and plenty of locally caught mussels and oysters. Or perhaps you'd like to sit on the sun deck behind the inn or down beside the marsh with a lobster supper cooked over coals in the garden kitchen.

Another wonderful spot to relax is on the landscaped terrace with potted marsh grass, fleece blankets and heaters to keep you warm on colder night.

 

Former Hotel du Vin chef and much loved pub operator Lucy Townsend has transformed this 15th-century building in Stockbridge, England's fly-fishing capital, into a stunning riverside inn.

The Greyhound on the Test is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, and with local fishing rights, fisherman hampers and a fisherman's hut, it's also the perfect pitstop for fishing first-timers and enthusiasts too.

Follow the pergola-edged path and find yourself in an idyllic flower-filled garden overlooking the picturesque landscape of the River Test, with a garden bar, teak tables and fairy lights hanging from the trees. The sunsets from here are spectacular!

 

Standing above the charming fishing village of Port Isaac in Cornwall, Stargazy Inn enjoys stunning views north along the coast to Tintagel, best enjoyed from the sun-trap front terrace and the bedrooms with balconies.

Originally being the Victorian villa, known as Wenn House in the TV series Doc Martin, it reopened as an inn in April 2019 following a top-to-toe refurbishment and now boasts a wonderful bar, a fine dining restaurant and nine stylish bedrooms.⁣⁣⁣

In the evening, sit on the outside terrace with a tipple in hand and watch the sun set over the sea.

 

Run with charm and dedication by James Pullan, the 16th-century Griffin Inn at Fletching is the real deal - a proper Sussex bolthole with a traditional interior, packed with wooden beams, oak panels and real log fires - four in total - and nary a straight line in sight.

The garden is the jewel in The Griffin's crown. The grassy green space looks out over glorious Sussex countryside, and there are plenty of tables on which to nurse a pint or tuck into something tasty from the bar menu while you soak up the view across the 'Sussex Serengeti'.

When the barbeque season arrives, the garden fills up with enthusiastic punters at weekends for chargrilled meats, pizzas from the wood-fired oven, high-day hog roasts, live jazz, and to watch the sun set over the trees.

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Last updated: 25.06.21