Eight Great Places For A Weekend Getaway

Want a night away bed without having to hop on a plane? These are eight great restaurants with rooms in the UK where you can wine, dine, and stay the night.
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Coombeshead Farm is a great place for a weekend getaway. Photograph: Artur Tixiliski.

Everyone needs a break now and then. The unrelentingly capitalist world we all inhabit is enough to wear down even the hardiest soul. Having a holiday has been clinically proven as being something that's good for you and taking a long weekend to rest and recuperate is always a good idea, no matter what time of the year it is. Looking to find a place to have a great weekend getaway and get back in touch with nature? Want to eat excellent food while you do that? You've clicked on the right article.

Most of the places in this list of the best places for a weekend getaway are incredibly romantic. But don't let that make you think you can't go for a solo trip to any of these either. These are eight excellent restaurants in the UK where you can wine, dine, and stay the night afterwards. They're some of the very best restaurants in rooms you'll find in the UK. A lovely weekend getaway awaits.

Coombeshead Farm


A joint venture from ex-Pitt Cue head honcho Tom Adams and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, Coombeshead Farm is a bucolic farmhouse located in the heart of Cornwall’s rural countryside. Don’t let the Beatrix Potter-y surroundings fool you – they do some serious cooking here. It’s a working farm, so expect the menu to be peppered with produce picked just a few hundred yards away. Even most of the meat on offer is sustainably reared at the farm. As a result of that focus on freshness, the lunch and dinner offering changes regularly depending on what’s in season and what the farm is producing. Rooms-wise, you can stay in the original farmhouse or in Coombeshead’s converted grain store bedrooms. Both are lovely.

Lewannick, Launceston, PL15 7QQ


If I only had one word to describe Inver to someone, it’d have to be: “stunning”. Perched on the shores of Loch Fyne, this little restaurant uses the very best local wild and farmed ingredients to produce a deliciously clever interpretation of modern Scottish cuisine. Yes, its location is fairly remote but a boon of that distance from the rest of society is that each room comes with a gorgeous sea view. Plus, who doesn’t want to have a weekend in a place where you can switch your phone off and forget that memes exist?

Cairndow, PA27 8BU


OSIP 9215

Osip is a bijou farm-to-table restaurant in Bruton located in an old ironmonger’s shop. If that sounds like it runs the risk of being a bit twee, just trust me that it’s not. Chef-owner Merlin Labron-Johnson is a man who is extremely good at his job. The team at Osip work alongside a ragtag group of local farmers, growers, hunters, and gatherers to put together lunch and dinner menus that reflect all of that local produce in the best way possible. If you do make the trip down to Osip then a stay at Number One Bruton (the building to which the restaurant is attached) is highly recommended. The property has been in use for over 500 years and there’s a real sense of history still palpable in its stylish rooms.

1 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AB

The Hardwick

An Abergavenny institution, The Hardwick is a remote restaurant with rooms run by owner and chef, Stephen Terry. The best thing about The Hardwick is that, despite how pristine the quality of the food is, the environment it’s served in is super relaxed and you’ll never feel like you’re being rushed out of the door. Especially if you’re staying the night in one of the cushty double rooms. The Hardwick is ideal for a weekend getaway where your main priorities are feeling comfortable and getting full.

Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny, NP7 9AA


Tillingham July22 High Re

A vineyard with a restaurant, rooms, bar, and… a pizza barn, Tillingham has got its fingers in a lot of pies. But it’s thankfully not a case of jack of all trades, master of none at this East Sussex escape. Tillingham offers you a great opportunity to sample some tasty English wine while soaking up some gorgeous views of rolling hills and verdant vineyards. At the heart of the farm, there are eleven rooms where you can spend the night dreaming about the punchy small plates you’ve just consumed. It’s probably a wise decision knowing how much wine you’re likely going to get through during dinner.

Dew Farm Dew Lane Peasmarsh, Rye, TN31 6XD

The Black Swan at Oldstead

Black Swan Oldstead

The Black Swan is, as its website will tell you, a “Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms on the edge of the North York Moors”. That’s obviously the main selling point – and you probably don’t need to know much more than that to book yourself the next train to Yorkshire – but it’s also a statement that doesn’t do the subtleties of The Black Swan justice. Chef Tommy Banks has made it a proper destination restaurant where simple food and excellent service are par for the course. It’s deceptive how good the restaurant is and it won’t be until roughly halfway through your meal that you’ll be hit by the realisation of just how delicious it is. The lush rooms mirror the warmth and hospitality of the dining room. Just as you’d hope.

Oldstead, York, YO61 4BL

The Hand & Flowers

Look: The Hand & Flowers is not cheap. It is, in fact, the opposite of cheap. By which I mean it’s extremely expensive. It’s got two Michelin stars, though, so you can’t exactly expect them to be charging anything vaguely budget-friendly. The sourcing is all top-notch at Tom Kerridge’s iconic Marlow pub with rooms and it’s the skill involved in the preparation that means that they can just about get away with charging £68.50 for a chicken pie. No, really. If you’re not prepared for those eye-watering prices, this isn’t one for you. But if you’re up for a blowout at one of the country’s most fêted restaurants then it’s worth a visit. Probably.

126 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BP

Ballintaggart Farm

Overlooking the Tay Valley, Ballintaggart Farm is a wonderful rural destination for getting intimate with some high-quality cooking before spending the night in a bed that’s been expertly designed to conk you out. You can’t stay at the actual farm but the Grandtully Hotel nearby is run by the same people and they’ll make sure you are well looked after. A little slice of Scottish paradise.

Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully, Pitlochry, PH9 0PX

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