Few things beat watching the sun go down in a pretty pub garden with your favourite tipple in hand, especially during the long evenings of summer after a day out exploring the wonders of the countryside.
Here are five pubs-with-rooms in our Collection which are perfectly positioned for watching the sunset. From rural retreats to seaside hideaways, each offers a fabulous selection of drinks and delicious dishes which champion the best of local produce.
The Welldiggers Arms has sweeping views across the South Downs National Park and sits two miles east of historic Petworth. Whilst watching the sunset from either the inside dining room or pub garden, tuck into plates of local artichoke and truffle ravioli or pan-fried sea bass with wild mushroom and spinach.
Perched atop the rocks by beautiful Babbacombe Bay is the Cary Arms: a soul-soothing hideaway with stunning sea views, a fully equipped gym and spa, and plenty of the freshest seafood - the catch of the day comes from Brixham, just 12 miles south of the inn. The conservatory and large outdoor terrace are perfect for admiring the pink evening skies.
The White Horse is a brilliant bolthole for exploring the glorious North Norfolk Coast. Catch the sunset from the conservatory restaurant where you might find locally caught mussels or oysters on the menu, or beside the marsh with a lobster supper cooked over coals.
Follow the pretty pergola path at the Greyhound on the Test and discover a vibrant coloured garden overlooking the spellbinding landscape of the River Test - think trees adorned with lights and a funky garden bar swathed in flowers.
The garden at the Griffin Inn overlooks the glorious Sussex countryside. At weekends when barbeque season arrives, hungry diners make a beeline for chargrilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, hog roasts and live jazz.
Last updated: 25.06.21