Old English Inns are a collection of some of England’s historic pubs inns and hotels, steeped in history and loved for their warmth and hospitality. Whether taking time out in a pub or getting away to a hotel, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with our cosy bars, crooked walls and low beams. Enjoy time to relax with a glass of wine or real ale and join us for an Old English pub meal in our restaurants, where if you choose to stay with us, we offer a range of delicious breakfasts cooked to order.
Your experience with Old English Inns will be different every time: choose from over 100 pubs, inns and hotels in some of the most beautiful parts of the country across 24 counties. Discover old coaching inns, attractive town houses, thatched and timbered buildings, all individual in style, packed full of history, warm and welcoming – in market towns, countryside and seaside locations.
200 Years Looking After You
At Old English Inns enjoy history and character with all the modern home comforts you’d expect when you stay away. We’re proud of our heritage so we’ve invested a great deal of time and effort restoring many of our buildings to their former glory, while ensuring our facilities are firmly based in the 21st century. All of the charm of the past with the convenience of the present – a unique combination ensuring that every stay with us is different! They're still the same Old English Inns – with friendly staff, delicious food and a great night’s sleep. The only thing that's changed is you can now book your stay through Greene King Inns.
Old English Inn hotels
Nestled above beautiful Beer Bay, with stunning views of the sea and the limestone cliffs, The Anchor Inn is one of our much-loved properties.
Said to be the oldest hotel in Poole, this characterful coach house has been welcoming weary travellers for over 500 years. Now it’s your turn!
Historically frequented by Royalty, Queen Victoria has stayed, Prime Ministers and even presidents, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoyed accommodation in the Second World War.
Dating back to the 13th century, The Bear Hotel is one of the oldest inns in England. The charming market town of Hungerford is set in the heart of the North Wessex Downs.
Close to the banks of both the River Avon and River Severn. Set right in the heart of the historic market town of Tewkesbury.
Right in the heart of the historic market town of Thetford, and retaining many of its original 16th century features, it makes a great base to explore the beautiful county of Norfolk.
For the time being, The Bell Inn, Woburn, is closed. Click "more info" to find out more about cancellations up to 31st December. We hope to be open again soon!
This wonderful inn has been welcoming visitors since 1570. Now it’s your turn. Enjoy friendly staff, great food and drink, and a thoroughly relaxing stay.
Standing in the centre of the picturesque Essex village of Halstead for over 500 years, The Bull Hotel is one of our highly popular properties.
Dating from the 15th century, the Castle & Ball Hotel is an authentic addition to a historic market town. Situated on Britain’s widest high-street, this hotel offers you incredible views complemented by distinctive, individual features.
A quaint 16th-century inn nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, close to the Chatsworth Estate, The Castle Inn is one of our much-loved properties.
Set in three acres of lovely landscaped gardens, and close to the beautiful, rugged North Devon coast, it’s a great base for exploring this beautiful part of England.
Tucked away in the heart of Sussex Weald, this striking 18th-century coaching inn is renowned for its excellent food, friendly service, and Georgian grandeur.
Standing on the famous Roman road, Watling Street, in the charming market town of Stony Stratford, this traditional coaching inn has been welcoming visitors since the 15th century.
This classic old coaching inn offers a warm welcome, friendly staff and a cosy retreat from bustling Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Overlooking the Isle of Purbeck, the hotel commands great sea views from the cliff tops and looks out on some of Dorset’s best beaches.
Set in the heart of the bustling market town of Banbury, this striking 17th Century building makes a great base for exploring the delights of the nearby Cotswolds.
This charming 14th-century posting house lies in the tranquil village of Old Sodbury, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds.
Friendly, full of character, and perfectly blending the old with the new, The Dartbridge makes a great base for exploring this fabulous part of Dartmoor and the country.
Believe or not, this striking red-brick and ivy-covered hotel was built with the proceeds of a bet! In 1865, a racehorse called Ely won the prestigious Ascot Gold Cup. The hotel was then named in their honour by the delighted racegoer.
Located in the Hertfordshire countryside, in the hamlet of Wadesmill, The Feathers is a beautifully refurbished 17th century coaching inn.
Originally built as a farmhouse in 1672, The Fieldhead Hotel sits on the edge of the Charnwood Forest in the leafy Leicestershire countryside.
The striking Georgian façade of The Fountain Inn has been a well-known landmark in the sailing mecca of Cowes since 1793. Brimming with tradition, history and character, this is a great place to enjoy this uniquely English sea port town.
Bury St Edmunds
Recently lovingly refurbished, this 15th-century inn is brimming with character and charm. You’ll find a warm welcome, relaxing atmosphere, fabulous food and drink, and truly fabulous bedrooms.
Dating from the 15th century, this traditional coaching inn has an intriguing past. Originally home to Oliver Cromwell’s grandfather, and once the headquarters of Charles I, it sits right in the heart of the quaint medieval market town of Huntingdon.
Nestled in the lovely Gloucestershire countryside, near to the Cotswolds, you’ll find a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and cosy rooms.
Set in the heart of the charming Kent market town of Westerham, this elegant Georgian coaching inn has been welcoming guests since 1700.
Set in the charming little Dorset town of Wimborne Minster, the Kings Head has been looking out over the market square for over 200 years.
Dating back to the time of King Richard II, Lamb Hotel is surrounded by old streets and medieval gateways. This hotel is an excellent base to explore the historic town of Ely.
Set on the edge of the traditional market town of Yeovil, this Georgian manor house would be perfect for a Jane Austen adaptation. Built in 1727, it’s full of charm and character.
The Millers Hotel sits in the Leicestershire village of Sibson. Thoughtfully converted from the old village bakery, this hotel is brimming with character and original features.
This thatched, white-stone inn is said to be the oldest in England. Right on the banks of the River Great Ouse, this rustic retreat is a charming spot to use as a base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The Old Manse Hotel is a Cotswold-stone country inn that dates from 1748. Brimming with character and charm, it’s set in the picture-postcard village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
A well-known landmark in Stratford Upon Avon since the days of its most famous resident, William Shakespeare. This 17th Century inn beautifully blends traditional features with the latest décor.
For the time being, The Queens Head is closed. Click "more info" to find out more about cancellations up to 31st December. We hope to be open again soon!
Originally built as a striking manor house, in 1901, The Raven then became a tastefully converted hotel with guests including Edward VIII and Enid Blyton.
Set in quaint Adderbury, this old coaching inn was built in 1605, you can feel this wonderful building’s history in every nook, cranny and oak beam.
This converted farmhouse was originally built in the 19th Century. Now it’s a lovely country inn filled with charm, character, complete with oak beams, flagstones floors and open fires.
Originally a coaching inn, the Red Lion has been offering weary travellers a cosy place to stay since 1736. Grade II listed and recently refurbished.
Perched on top of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds, The Rising Sun is a lovely Cotswold stone building in a fabulous location - ideal for leisure and business guests alike.
Ivy-covered walls, Cotswold-stone, weeping willows and right on the banks of the Thames, the 16th century Rose Revived is one of our outstanding properties.
Stately, refined and steeped in history, the impressive Rothley Court Hotel welcomes you with a sweeping driveway.
With spectacular views of the glorious Gloucestershire countryside, The Royal George Hotel makes a great base to explore the Cotswolds.
Boasting some of the best views of the surrounding countryside and built on the foundations of a 13th century Bishop's Palace, the 42 bedroom hotel is the perfect retreat.
Originally built by Henry VIII to defend against Spanish invasion, stately Ryde Castle sits on Ryde Esplanade. Character, history, and fantastic sea views.
Sitting on the ancient road of Watling Street in the old Roman town of Towcester. Brimming with character, it features in Charles Dickens’ novel ‘The Pickwick Papers’.
This fabulous, affordable Dorset hotel is steeped in history with pillars in the bar inscribed with names of World War II pilots who flew in nearby airfields.
This impressive traditional 16th-century coaching inn sits in the heart of the charming market town of Hitchin. It makes a great base to explore surrounding Hertfordshire, and a lovely spot to eat, meet and celebrate.
The charming Swan Hotel became a coaching inn in 1777. Set in the old market town of Alton, it’s well known for visits from famous visitors, including author Jane Austen and naturalist Gilbert White.
This historic coaching inn sits opposite the historic church of the picturesque Essex village of Thaxted and surrounded by the scenic, beautiful Essex countryside.
Perfect for a peaceful break or overnight stay, it’s the ideal spot to stride out into beautiful Ashdown Forest or across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Parts of The White Hart date from the 15th century, and it was originally an important coaching inn. Located in the old market town of Coggeshall, and newly refurbished, it’s a place full of charm and character.
The pretty villages of Thaxted, Finchingfield, and Coggleshall are a short drive away or if you're after a shopping spree, visit the popular Braintree shopping village!
Built in the 1930s, The White Horse Hotel is perched on the white Sussex cliffs in the beautiful village of Rottingdean. A wonderful coastal retreat with spectacular sea views.
Built in 1581, this traditional stone coaching inn is rich in both history and character. Sitting in the charming Somerset village of Beckington, it’s a lovely base to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Right opposite majestic Worcester Cathedral, traditional 13th-century coaching inn Ye Olde Talbot offers a handy location, a warm welcome, and bags of character.