It’s time for the big hotel chains to move over – there’s a hot new mini-break taking the country by storm, although it’s by no means a new idea. But the current trend for the ‘staycation’ is leading holidaymakers to seek out new holiday experiences, and they don’t come much better than the good old-fashioned country pub.
Stepping Back in Time
Country pubs have been part of the landscape for hundreds of years with a huge network of coaching inns across the length and breadth of Britain. Before the days of motorised transport, these coaching inns were the equivalent of our motorway service stations, offering the weary traveller a place to stop, partake of some much-needed refreshment and gain a few hours’ sleep before continuing their journey. Meanwhile, the coachman would either rest his horses or collect a new team for the next part of the route.
Nowadays, the horses …