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A Country Pub Road Trip Through the West Country

Explore the West Country, one pub at a time, in your hire car from Gatwick Airport

The best pubs do much better than warm pints of lager and packets of dry-roasted peanuts. They’re more likely to have taps with local craft beer and cider, and menus with seasonal, farm-to-table fare. They are chic yet cosy, stylish yet unpretentious, full of local character yet welcoming to road-weary travellers.


And the very best pubs also offer comfy accommodation, so all you have to do after an evening of G&Ts is saunter along to your room to sleep it off. And these are the pubs that make ideal stops on a road trip.


Encompassing Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, England’s beautiful West Country has some of the most idyllic inns around, with plenty of glorious scenery to take in between stops.


Here’s our guide to a pub-by-pub road trip through the south west.

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