Your guide to some of the best countryside pub walks in the UK

It’s not a walk without a pub. There’s no better way to round off a nice stroll than filling up on pub food as you sip an ice-cold beer. It’s always been the same. As every great hike has a pub at the end of it, here we showcase five lovely countryside pub walks and point out a pub to match. Walk on.


Pub walks in the countryside

Bring your family and friends. Bring your dog. Bring anyone you like. Walks and pubs are a part of our culture and always will be. From rolling hills to canals that stretch into the horizon, cliffs that take your breath away to crashing beaches, there’s all sorts of walks to take on in the UK. 

And once you’re done, with tired legs and a dire need of rest, a country pub is the perfect place to pull up a chair. Reward yourself with our pub food – we’ve got plenty of delicious classic British dishes to match the landscapes you’ve just trekked across, like fish and chips, pie and mash, and more. Not to mention a refreshing pint or glass of wine to quench your thirst.


Five of the best pub walks in the UK

While you explore what pub walks the UK has to offer, bear in mind that variety is the spice of life. There are countless trails and paths etched across the country and sometimes you need something a little different before you round off the day in a cosy pub.

So, let’s take a look at some of the best walks in the UK and the pubs that accompany them. All of the ones we’ve picked out are dog friendly pubs, so be sure to bring your pet along with you. 

The Alderley Edge Circular

For a delightful walk that takes you through one of the loveliest towns in Cheshire, the Alderley Edge Circular takes you up to landmarks like the Armada Beacon and Castle Rock. Once you’ve completed this two-hour hike that serves up some truly special views, head to the De Trafford Arms in the town centre where they serve delicious beers, wines and spirits to go along with the food. 


Milton to Carvers Rocks

If you’re up to the challenge, the Milton to Carvers Rocks walk in Burton upon Trent loops around the picturesque Foremark Reservoir and through the Carvers Rock nature reserve. On your way home, be sure to stop off in the neighbouring village of Tutbury and drop by the Riverside pub and hotel for a cold beer, comforting meal or soft bed.


Hackfall Explorer

When you’re feeling adventurous, head out on the Hackfall Explorer trail in Masham, North Yorkshire. Trekking through the dense woodland, this is the epitome of action-packed countryside walks. Depending on the season you take on the Hackfall Explorer, cool off or warm up in the Kings Head, just down the road in Masham.


Portishead Circular

As you explore the coastal town of Portishead, there’s no better way to see the sights than taking on the Portishead Circular. This path takes you around the town and encounters landmarks like the Marina, Merlin Park and Weston Big Wood. And once you’ve completed your loop, finish off the day with beautiful maritime views and a comforting meal at the Royal Inn. Here, you can trek from walk to walk, take in the natural world and then bed down for the night at the end of a long day.


Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

For a different kind of walk, explore the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens in Anglesey, Wales. Though a short walk, this stroll reveals the stunning natural beauty hidden in this Welsh garden. After taking in the allure of petals and plantlife in the warmth of the sun, enjoy an ice cold drink as you overlook the picturesque Menai Strait at the nearby Victoria pub and hotel. It’s also based in a great central location for further exploration of Anglesey.

Visit us on your next pub walk

So there you have it. Five pubs with five picturesque walks to try. A match made in heaven, pubs and walks go hand in hand. So find a Chef & Brewer pub near you and experience the best pub food, drink and walks the UK has to offer.