Ideas for short weekend breaks away

  • Devon is a county of extremes, from the rugged dramatic coastline to the North to the rolling green fields further inland. It is perfect for romantic breaks and offers many opportunities for exploring, with historic towns full of antique shops and tea rooms, to peaceful walks and cycle rides through the unspoilt countryside. Read More

    Cullompton houses the Waterloo Cross and offers a relaxed unspoilt town base close to the more lively coastal resorts and other large tourist towns. Or stay at the Half Moon in the medieval town of Sherborne, worth a visit in itself with two castles and the superb Abbey Church. If you are looking for something more remote, the Fisherman's Cot offers beautiful surroundings on the river Exe and is the perfect retreat if you are looking to escape into the Devonshire countryside.

  • Whether you are looking to explore the many famous landmarks, attractions museums and art galleries, take in a show, or enjoy the nightlife and restaurants of the capital, we can provide you with the comforts of a Marston's Inn. Read More

    The Wellington is situated next to Waterloo Station, which, given its excellent rail and tube links makes it the ideal base for exploring London. It's also just a few minutes walk from the London Eye and County Hall galleries. The pub itself is a traditional London pub with beautiful painted ceilings depicting the battle of Waterloo. It provides a wide range of cask ales and wines from around the world, it also offers an extensive food menu all day. The Hand and Flower offers spacious pub accommodation in Hammersmith, just a few minutes by bus or tube from the heart of London and offering a quieter experience for guests who wish to enjoy London but escape from the hustle and bustle and be assured of a quiet evening.

  • The county of Somerset offers beautiful rolling green countryside, historic towns and coastal resorts. The landscape ranges from the dramatic limestone ravine of Cheddar Gorge to the rolling Mendip Hills and Exmoor National Park. Read More

    For food and drink, Somerset is famed for the production of cider and Cheddar Cheese. Stay at the Old Colonial on the Weston Super Mare beachfront and experience a traditional British seaside trip, complete with sandcastles, fish and chips and donkey rides. Away from the sea but with canals and waterways to explore, the Admiral's Table in Bridgewater is a good base for exploring the surrounding countryside. The Bear Inn at Street is situated just one mile from the famous town of Glastonbury and deep in the heart of the county. You can take a break from exploring the countryside with a few hours shopping at the Clark's Outlet Village just 2 minutes walk from the pub.

  • If you're looking for a short break in England, there are few activities more quintessentially English than a day at the races. The "Sport of Kings" is a perfect day out for a birthday celebration, stag or hen party or simply an excuse to get dressed up. Read More

    We can help with your accommodation needs at various racecourses around the country.
    Newbury: We have 3 hotels within easy reach of Newbury, home of the famous Hennessey Cognac Gold Cup, the Queen’s Hotel and Bacon Arms right in the centre of the town and the Swan, just outside in the village of Thatcham.
    Beverley: Westwood Pasture, near Beverley, is a stunning racecourse situated near the historic market town of Beverley. Stay in the contemporary King’s Head, conveniently located in the centre of the town close to the amenities and a short walk from the racecourse.
    Newmarket: Or you can enjoy the ‘Sport of Kings’ at the home of horseracing, Newmarket. Stay in one of the 18 rooms at the White Hart, a 15 minute walk from the course and located on the end of the high street in the town centre.
    Chepstow:The Two Rivers is just 5 minutes drive away from this famous racecourse. Located in the heart of Historic Piercefield Park with breathtaking views of the stunning Wye Valley, Chepstow Racecourse hosts 30 national hunt and flat racing fixtures. Steeped in history we've been home to the prestigious welsh national since 1949 and host meetings all year round.

  • The South Coast offers some of the most beautiful coastline in England, from the stunning white cliffs of Dover to the peaceful coves of Cornwall. For your South Coast break we can offer the Shah of Persia, located on the edges of the town centre of Poole. Read More

    With its stunning harbour and 3 miles of Blue Flag awarded beaches including the world famous Sandbanks, Poole is one of the most desirable seaside resorts in the UK. A few miles inland towards the New Forest, we have accommodation at The Junction in Dorchester. Stay in our comfortable bedrooms, and enjoy the sites of the historic town, from the Roman Amphitheatre at Maumbury Rings to the birthplace of Thomas Hardy. Close to the New Forest and the Dorset countryside, you are perfectly placed to get away from it all without compromising on convenience. The New Forest is a designated national park, and the countryside has changed little since William the Conqueror protected the land over 900 years ago! The forest is home to local wildlife, including the indigenous New Forest Ponies and it is not unusual to have to stop the car to allow a herd of deer across the road. On the outskirts of the New Forest is the market town of Ringwood, offering accommodation in the town centre at the Original White Hart. The town itself dates back to 1226 and is suitably located for access to all the activities and events in the New Forest. Further into the area, the Rose and Crown at the entrance to Brockenhurst has 14 rooms and a large outdoor area, ideal for exploring the wildlife and nature of the Forest.

Inns in Devon:

  • White Hart

    Welcome to the White Hart Hotel. Join us for great value food and drink

    66 South Street
    EX1 1EE
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  • Fisherman's Cot

    The Fisherman's Cot Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RW. Rooms available from £83.95. Contact us now on 01884 855237.

    EX16 8RW
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  • Waterloo Cross

    The Waterloo Cross Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3ES. Rooms available from £62.95. Contact us now on 01884 840328.


    EX15 3ES
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