Qualities that a good country pub should have
Before we get into a specific list of country pubs that are worth visiting in the UK, let’s look at some basic qualities that the best pub would possess.
An appealing interior
When you first walk into a country pub, you want to be somewhere that looks nice. Of course, it doesn’t have to be the Ritz but a generally clean environment that isn’t overly cluttered is a good start. While the interior in terms of decor doesn’t matter too much, a pub which has something that makes it stand out is always appealing and offers a strong talking point for the customers.
A good country pub should have staff that are friendly and make you feel welcome as soon as you step foot through the door. Some pubs have certain clicks and the people are not super nice to people who are new to the pub. This is not the type of atmosphere you should be looking for and if you do experience this when you walk into a pub, look for somewhere different to give your custom to.
If you are spending a lot of time in your new favourite country pub, you want to ensure it has good prices. £2.00-£3.00 a pint is a very good price and what most small establishments actually offer, even these days. Getting good deals is important when choosing your local.
Food and drink
A good country pub would serve both alcohol and food. Drinks are important of course but the UK is well known for its delicious pub classics. The only way to know if the food is good is to actually order it and taste it for yourself. A strong British menu is usually an indicator of a good country pub.