One of the best things about a day out in Britain is that you are never far from a traditional country pub. These are great places to relax and unwind after a long walk or a few hours exploring the nearest village. They offer comfortable chairs, homecooked traditional meals and good company. Country pub staff are a great source of information on local tourist attractions too.
They have a very different atmosphere than modern pubs. They are far more laid back and while they welcome new customers, they tend to have a regular, local clientele. Customers that have been going there for years may find it harder to cope with the new smoking regulations, but the pubs will have a smoking area outside that you can use. Alternatively, try nicotine pouches to take the craving away.
A large number of country pubs are also much older buildings than you might find in the city. For this reason there are plenty of ghost stories connected with them. Some of them even do specialist ghost hunting evenings. Events like this are interesting and something different to try to make your next trip to a country pub a bit special.
Arguably, the best time to visit a country pub is during the summer months. Most have good beer gardens filled with fragrant plants and good views of the surrounding area. A leisurely lunch outdoors is a good way to spend a few hours while you are exploring the local area.