As Covid restrictions lift and drinking establishments fully open up for business, make sure you visit these 10 country pubs around Worcestershire.
Don’t forget: some pubs may still have some restrictions in place. Always call ahead before you travel so you know they’re open and serving.
The Fish and Anchor, Offenham
Sitting on the River Avon, The Fish and Anchor is a gorgeous pub, serving up pub grub as well as having separate restaurant and Sunday lunch menus.
There’s a huge range of popular lagers on tap, as well as some locally brewed ales.
It also has plenty of outdoor seating out front, as well as a beer garden for soaking up the summer sun while grabbing a pint.
Bear and Ragged Staff, Bransford
The Bear and Ragged Staff is a member of the AA’s Good Pub Guide and is a former winner of the Worcestershire Dining Pub of the Year.
The pub is only open Thursday to Sunday, but it’s well worth a visit. There’s plenty of beer on tap, as well as different dining menus every day.
The management do have some specific Covid precautions in place, including mandatory table booking and social distancing inside. Make sure you call ahead to check they’re open and to book your table.
The Nightingale Inn, Spetchley
A member of the Vintage Inns chain, The Nightingale Inn is a beautiful and spacious country pub located in Spetchley, just outside Worcester.
The pub offers up hearty meals, good wine, and cask ales from a rustic yet modern and comfortable building.
There’s plenty of outdoor seating in the front, as well as a stunning pub garden to make the most of the summer warmth.
The Fleece Inn, Bretforton
The Fleece Inn is a proper old-fashioned country pub, serving up locally sourced ales, fresh food, and great music and entertainment.
The building itself was built in the 15th century and is now owned by the National Trust. Remarkably, up until 1977, it was actually owned by the same family that built it.
After a relaxing hike amongst the bracken and ferns of the Cotswolds, this is an absolutely must-visit for something to eat and drink.
The Anchor Inn, Wyre Piddle
The Anchor Inn is a fantastic country pub in the village of Wyre Piddle, just north of Pershore.
From a quiet afternoon for coffee and cake, to their fantastic Sunday roasts, The Anchor Inn is ideal for any kind of day out.
Perhaps the biggest attraction to the inn is the riverside pub garden, situated right on the edge of the River Avon. It’s a perfect, relaxing spot for an afternoon pint.
The Manor Arms, Abberley
A proper country pub out in the Worcestershire countryside, The Manor Arms promises stunning views and top-quality food.
The building dates back to the 17th century, yet the inside has been fully renovated and refurbished.
There are also six rooms you could book if you fancied a staycation in the heart of rural Worcestershire.
The Manor Arms is often closed on a Monday. Make sure you call and check they’re open before you travel.
The Holt Fleet, Holt Heath
The Holt Fleet is another riverside pub, sat on the bank of the River Severn just four miles outside of Worcester.
Family-owned since 1983, the pub has a separate bar, bistro, and conservatory, as well as river “pods” for drinking and dining right on the water in all weather.
Thanks to the picturesque surroundings, the pub has become a popular hotspot for weddings and civil ceremonies.
The Star Inn, Pershore
Housed in an incredibly well-maintained 15th-century building, The Star Inn is a wonderful country pub for dinner or just drinks.
The food is of a remarkably high standard, combining local and seasonal ingredients into innovative and delicious meals. They also have a Sunday lunch menu that caters to all tastes.
The inn has a glorious pub garden on the River Avon, perfect for enjoying a local ale from the tap.
The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green
The Admiral Rodney is one of the most photogenic country pubs you’ll ever see, with a beautiful white façade and manicured lawn out front.
Regularly changing menus mean you’ll always get to experience something new at this pub, and it’s definitely one worth revisiting.
It’s located just a 15-minute drive from Worcester, making it a perfect location for an afternoon drink or an evening meal.
Or, if you’re looking for an ideal place to stay between the town and the Cotswolds, they also have rooms you can book.
The Fountain Inn, Tenbury Wells
The Fountain Inn has the full appearance of an old country pub, complete with the gold and black signage on the front.
A varied food menu filled with pub classics is well complemented by the number of delicious beers on tap.
The Inn also has a huge pub garden, complete with a climbing frame for children, so you can enjoy a drink while your little ones run around.