The best pubs for short breaks


There’s nothing quite like a stay in a pub – good food, a proper pint and somewhere cosy to rest your head for the night.

Pub accommodation has come a long way in recent years – there are some high-quality breaks on offer in pubs with rooms, pub hotels and gastro pubs across the country.

We’ve handpicked a selection of the best pubs with accommodation. Here’s our pick of the best  hotel pubs, romantic pubs and short stays where you can enjoy a rest and a pint of Skinner’s too.

Cadgwith Cove Inn – Nr. Helston

Nestled in a picture-perfect fishing village on the Lizard peninsula, you’ll find the Cadgwith Cove Inn which has great pub accommodation. It’s a charming white-washed pub with rooms facing the fishing boats which roll back into the bay. It’s a picturesque place to enjoy fresh fish, listen to singers belt out impromptu shanties and take in sea views with a proper pint. It’s one to book if you want an atmospheric and memorable break in one of the most beautiful chocolate-box villages in the country!
Cadgwith, Helston TR12 7JX

The Greenbank Hotel – Falmouth

The Greenbank Hotel is a pub hotel which offers luxurious short breaks on Falmouth’s historic waterfront. Base yourself here and you can enjoy a stroll around the city’s cobbled streets, take in views of the ancient harbour or take advantage of the private pontoons and explore the River Fal by boat. The Greenbank Hotel is a contemporary but elegant affair – the ideal spot for a spa break, romantic retreat and one of the best places to enjoy a pint of Skinner’s in the town.
Harbourside, Falmouth TR11 2SR

The Lion Inn – Chelmsford

The Lion Inn is a stylish gastro-pub with rooms where you can enjoy a stylish stay, good food and a lovely brew. Stay here and you can expect crisp white linen, beautiful ensuites and a room equipped with all the mod cons. It’s a modern gastro-pub with rooms and a few retro twists, where you’ll be given a warm welcome, premium lagers, locally brewed ales and craft beers alongside your favourite pint of Skinner’s. If you’re heading to Essex, we thoroughly recommend a pitstop!
Main Rd, Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3JA

Hotel Tresanton – St Mawes, Nr Truro

If you’re looking for a romantic break with a loved-one you can’t go far wrong by booking a stay at Hotel Tresanton in the port town of St Mawes. This pub hotel is best described as the Cornish equivalent to a mediterranean villa – its white-washed, palm-lined exterior looks directly over the bay and reflects the posh and stylish decor inside. You’ll find yourselves enjoying genteel rooms with marine-inspired interior design, indulging in a Thai massage or lounging on your balcony. It’s a place to enjoy a pleasurable pint on the sundeck while holidaying alongside A-listers.
St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DR

The Star & Garter – Falmouth

The Star & Garter is a pub with accommodation that offers stylish stays in the heart of Falmouth. Eat there and you can expect well-cooked cuts of meat from the farm, world-class whiskey, rums and plentiful pints of Skinner’s. The Star & Garter is not just a pub with rooms, it offers three beautiful self-catering apartments! Each has huge bay windows with sweeping views of the harbour and open-plan kitchens. Either whip up a feast of your own in your apartment or nip downstairs to enjoy a well-cooked meal, cheeseboard and proper pint.
2 High St, Falmouth TR11 2AF

Housel Bay Hotel – Lizard

This is a spectacular pub hotel anchored above a private Cove on the tip of the Lizard Peninsula. where the rooms offer breathtaking views from mainland Britain’s most southerly point. With a 124-year heritage, this Victorian cliff-top building has now been converted into light and airy rooms with uninterrupted, wall-to-wall views of the sea and rugged Cornish countryside. We’d recommend afternoon tea on The Terrace, dinner in the Fallowfields Restaurant followed by a pint of Skinner’s in Marconi’s Bar.
Lizard, Helston TR12 7PG

The Budock Vean – Falmouth

Set in 65 acres of gardens and woodlands, The Budock Vean is a riverside resort on the banks of the Helston which offers hotel rooms, luxury self-catering accommodation and holiday homes. There’s something for everyone – whether it’s a day in the spa, playing a round of golf or relaxing on a boat ride down the river. We think it’s one of the most peaceful places to enjoy a pint in – a pub hotel where everyone can escape from the hustle and bustle of life!
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG

These places aren’t just pubs with accommodation, they’re the finest pub hotels, gastro pubs with rooms and boutique bars on offer in the south west and beyond. A stay in any one of these and you’ll come back feeling rested, relaxed and ready to face the world again!

If you’re looking for more places to enjoy a pint of Skinner’s then take a look at our local stockists.