Best country walks & the gourmet society pubs to end up in

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As the crisp autumn days slowly overtake the warm, sun-scattered ones, we’re craving a country walk and pub lunch more and more. At gourmet society, there are 140 Chef & Brewer pubs176 Vintage Inns pubs and a selection of independents to end up in after an autumn walk. And you can enjoy 25% off the total bill, including drinks, at every last one of them. Discover some of our favourite strolls and gourmet society pubs for those blue, bright and brisk days below.

West Sussex walk at Buchan Country Park

The perfect spot for dog-walking, stroll through 170 acres of lush countryside at Buchan Country Park in Crawley. With a small manmade beach, serene boating lake and a multitude of wildlife, spend hour after hour discovering every corner.

End up in…

Only 15 minutes from Buchan Country Park, The Hillside Inn from Vintage Inns is a quintessentially British pub, with a rustic beam and exposed brick interior.

Eat the…

Rich Banoffee Pie or Classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée with butter biscuits. Or both in fact.

Offer: 25% off the total bill, including drink. Valid Monday – Thursday.

Hampshire walk at New Forest District

There’s a myriad of lovely verdant corners to discover in Lyndhurst. But we recommend venturing up to Bolton’s Bench, taking a seat and soaking up 360 degree views of the surrounding greenery. Part of New Forest, spot donkeys, horses and other wildlife whilst making your way up the hill.

End up in…

Approximately a 12 minute walk from Bolton’s Bench, The White Rabbit is a Chef & Brewer pub with an inviting patio and attractive whitewash exterior.

Eat the…

Pan-Fried Hake with Mussel Chowder, featuring crushed parsley potatoes, cabbage, smoked bacon, pan-friend king prawns and samphire in a mussel and roasted sweetcorn broth.

Offer: 25% off the total bill, including drinks. Valid Monday – Friday.

West Yorkshire walk in Ilkley

Perched high in Ilkley Moor, the Cow and Calf Rocks are the perfect starting point for an autumn walk through the West Yorkshire moors. Formed of millstone grit & sandstone and the host of charming views, veer off into carpets of heather or take it easy and simply soak in the delightful, country views.

End up in…

Aptly named, just a stone’s throw from the landmark and the ideal Wharfedale viewpoint, The Cow & Calf is a cosy Vintage Inns pub.

Eat the…

Roast Carrot & Apricot Chutney Tart, topped with goats’ cheese, a watercress & apple salad and Omega seeds. Served alongside baby potatoes.

Offer: 25% off the total bill including drinks. Valid Monday – Thursday.

Cheshire walk at Dunham Massey

Equipped with everything an English countryside walk needs, Dunham Massey has masses of green, regal deer and a charming ice-cream shop for that much-needed mid-walk mint chocolate chip fix. A National Trust property, don’t skip the Georgian house and plush, floral-decked gardens.

End up in…

Around about a 15 minute picturesque walk from Dunham Massey, Axe & Cleaver is a Chef & Brewer pub with a quaint beer-garden overlooking buttercup-decked fields.

Eat the…

Slow-cooked Lamb gourmet pie. Lamb and vegetables cooked for eight hours in a rich gravy, topped with a rosemary & garlic puff pastry lid.

Offer: 25% off the total bill, including drinks. Valid Monday – Friday.

Peak District walk at Chatsworth House

Found 3.5 miles from Bakewell and 9 miles from Chesterfield, Chatsworth House has all the charm of a period drama setting. Amble through a Victorian rock garden and maze, discover beautiful water features and ogle over the majestic structure of the house, passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

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Just a 15 minute drive from the stately home, The Peacock is another traditional Chef & Brewer pub in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District.

Eat the…

Hand-Battered Atlantic Cod and Chips, served with garden or mushy peas and lashings of tartare sauce.

Offer: 25% off the total bill, including drinks. Valid Monday – Friday.

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