Buckinghamshire is where foodies head for the weekend, and this gastropub is one of the local highlights. Husband and wife team, Tom and Beth Kerridge, have earned two Michelin stars for their pub fare, yet the feel at the dark, woodsy restaurant is refreshingly informal. Next door and dotted throughout town, the hotel’s 8 guest cottages are sparsely decorated, but boast big, luxurious tubs and in some cases, jacuzzis. It’s located in the ridiculously quaint and charming town of Marlow, where the walks through town and down the Thames are stunning. Plus, there are plenty of other pubs to check out including The Coach (a new offering from the Kerridge’s), and a couple of Heston Blumenthal destinations in nearby Bray.

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