Short Break Hotels
Explore the best Britain has to offer in our short break inns and hotels across the South West, South East and beyond.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend in the city or a few days of relaxation in the countryside, we’ve got the perfect location for you, with short break hotels in Bath, the Cotswolds, Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Mendips, Gloucestershire, New Forest, Bournemouth, Oxfordshire, and Hampshire.
Grab a proper pint of Butcombe beer in our cosy bars and pubs, enjoy locally sourced seasonal food in our restaurants, and rest your head in our stylish, comfortable rooms.
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Places To Stay for a Short Break
Our range of hotels are the ideal place to stay whilst on your short break, with cosy beds, excellent breakfasts, and stylish rooms.
The Methuen Arms in Corsham
Steeped in history and character, The Methuen Arms hotel in Corsham started life as a nunnery before being converted into a brewery and coaching inn in 1608. The inn offers 19 newly-renovated bedrooms, a mouth-watering food menu created with ingredients sourced from its kitchen garden, and a cosy bar area and spacious beer garden perfect for enjoying the inn’s range of hand-pulled ales.
The Castle Inn in West Lulworth
Situated mere minutes’ walk from unmissable Dorset attractions like Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, Tyneham Village, Bindon Hill, and Durdle Door, The Castle Inn is the perfect place for a staycation on the Jurassic Coast. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, with your family or your four-legged friend, you’ll find the perfect accommodation for you at The Castle Inn. Sleep sound in the 16th century thatched inn, and indulge in the on-site gastropub, serving an array of pub favourites and local, fresh seafood.
The Swan Inn in Rowberrow
In the ex-mining village of Rowberrow, Somerset, on the edge of the Mendip Hills and close to popular attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ashton Gate Stadium, and Somerset Speedway, The Swan Inn is a 17th century Grade II-listed pub and inn, brimming with history and a warm welcome.
The Swan makes the perfect place to stay for exploring Somerset’s cities and countryside, just 7 miles from Bristol airport and 15 miles from Bristol Temple Meads train station, with walking, cycling and dog-walking opportunities in and around the Mendips – plus, you can make your stay even more memorable with pub lunch and a brewery tour of the nearby Butcombe Brewery.
Cosy, comfortable and stylish, The Swan Inn’s nine boutique rooms have everything you need for the perfect staycation, family break, or romantic getaway, with complimentary breakfasts, an on-site restaurant, and family-friendly, accessible and dog-friendly room options available.
The Avon Causeway in Christchurch
You can be sure of a warm welcome at the Avon Causeway hotel, a cosy 18th-century coaching inn, with 12 spacious country-chic rooms and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced dishes. Whether you’re after a relaxing stay near the New Forest National Park and Dorset countryside, or an overnight visit close to Bournemouth International Airport before you go jet-setting abroad, you’ll find everything you need (and more) at the Avon Causeway. Plus, you can benefit from free parking for up to two weeks, saving you a small fortune on airport parking charges.
The Beckford Inn in Beckford
Stay somewhere with history, character, and a cracking selection of award-winning beers and real ales behind the bar – The Beckford Inn. With 12 charming ensuite rooms, an on-site restaurant serving delicious locally sourced pub classics, and within easy distance of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham, and Stratford-upon-Avon, you can be sure of a relaxing stay at The Beckford Inn. Guests love the comfortable beds, friendly staff, and unbeatable breakfast, so book your stay to find out what all the fuss is about!
Bird in Hand in Reading
Expect luxurious décor, stylish accommodation, excellent food, and plenty of friendly smiles at the Bird in Hand hotel. Kick back in the lounge for guests, and enjoy a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer while playing from a selection of fun board games. Kids and dogs are welcome as guests, too, with family- and dog-friendly rooms available to suit everyone. Don’t forget to try one of their famous steaks, lovingly cooked to perfection in the Josper charcoal oven. The Bird in Hand is close to Reading, Legoland, and Windsor Castle, 30 minutes from London, and just 10 miles from Heathrow Airport making it a perfect stay before your holiday and to experience nearby attractions.
The Bower Inn in Bridgwater
For a relaxing and luxurious stay in the Somerset Levels, you can’t do much better than The Bower Inn in Bridgwater. With history dating back to the 1700s, the refurbished 18th-century cottage and gardens offer comfortable lodgings with individually-styled en-suite rooms for a truly restorative staycation in the South West. Indulge with a delicious, home-style pub meal in the on-site gastropub, serving British classics like beer-battered fish and chips and hearty roast dinners, enjoyed with your choice of Butcombe beer behind the bar.
Broad Street Townhouse in Bath
See all that the beautiful city of Bath has to offer with a stay at Broad Street Townhouse hotel, a Grade II-listed building based in the heart of the Roman city. Relax in style in one of 11 luxurious boutique rooms, each with sumptuous king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. Take a break from exploring the city in the ground floor café/bar, or enjoy a more hearty meal at their sister venue next door, The Pig & Fiddle pub. Find out why The Sunday Times voted Broad Street Townhouse one of the Best Hotels in the South West, and book your stay today.
The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay near Bristol, visit The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury – perfect for a city break or to explore the surrounding countryside of the South West. Each of its comfortable ensuite rooms is furnished with modern features, complete with organic Bramley toiletries, minibars stocked with local treats, digital safes, smart televisions and free WiFi, with family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, and dog-friendly rooms available. Enjoy classic pub fayre in the on-site restaurant, and a wide range of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar.
The Prince Of Burford in Burford
The Prince Of Burford hotel truly is the entrance to the Cotswolds, perched right on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 18th-century majestic inn, overlooking the spectacular countryside is ideal for those keen to explore the rolling hills of the Cotswolds who want to retreat to comfortable, stylish accommodation after their trek. Enjoy a pub classic in the on-site restaurant, perfectly paired with a selection of award-winning Butcombe beers.
The Crown in Dyrham
Just a stone’s throw from Dyrham Park and within easy reach of Bath, The Crown inn has 9 welcoming ensuite rooms, perfect for a sound night’s sleep after exploring the wild Wiltshire countryside. On the menu at the on-site restaurant, you’ll find a cracking selection of hearty pub classics, perfectly paired with a variety of Butcombe beers behind the bar.
Fleet Inn in Twyning
Nestled between the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find a warm welcome at The Fleet Inn. Sleep well in the 3 rooms, eat well in the on-site restaurant, serving locally-sourced pub classics, and drink well with an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers behind the bar.
The George Inn in Norton St Philip
There’s nowhere like The George Inn in Norton St. Philip. As a Grade II-listed building, with history dating back to 1397, a stay at The George Inn will surely be an unforgettable experience. Close to Bath and the surrounding Somerset countryside, The George also makes an ideal base for a staycation, business trip, or weekend getaway. Stay in one of the 9 ensuite rooms at one of Britain’s oldest taverns, and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced pub classic with an award-winning pint of Butcombe beer.
The Hadley Bowling Green in Hadley Heath
For a charming and characterful place to stay close to Droitwich, Worcester, Birmingham, and the Malvern Hills, the historic, Elizabethan Hadley Bowling Green hotel makes the perfect base. Rest easy in the 12 modern ensuite bedrooms, enjoy delicious, seasonal food in the on-site gastropub restaurant, and, of course, sample the selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, with your family, solo, or even with your four-legged friend, you can guarantee a lovely stay at The Hadley Bowling Green.
The High Corner Inn in Linwood
Nestled in the beautiful New Forest National Park, and close to Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the High Corner Inn is a classic country inn – perfect for a peaceful and restorative staycation. With seven immaculately-styled, comfortable bedrooms, an on-site restaurant serving scrumptious locally-sourced pub classics, and, of course, a fantastic selection of award-winning Butcombe beers for you to sample, you can be sure of a relaxing stay at the High Corner Inn.
The Horse And Groom in Charlton
The Horse & Groom hotel is a grade II-listed inn nestled in the pretty village of Charlton. Featuring five charming, boutique bedrooms, a gastropub restaurant serving seasonal dishes and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beers, the Horse & Groom has everything you need for a relaxing home-from-home stay away.
The King’s Arms in Melksham
The King’s Arms hotel is a charming 18th-century inn set in the heart of Melksham. Featuring 13 modern, comfy bedrooms, a pub restaurant offering exciting takes on pub classics and an array of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar, The King’s Arms is the perfect option for a boutique stay away.
The Langford Inn in Lower Langford
The Langford Inn is a historic 17th-century inn located on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB. Featuring 7 newly-refurbished boutique bedrooms, an on-site restaurant offering dishes created from the best ingredients Somerset has to offer, and award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar, the Langford Inn is the perfect option for those seeking some rural relaxation, an indulgent weekend away, or a place to stay near Bristol Airport.
The Pavilion Arms in Bournemouth
For a staycation in Bournemouth mere minutes from the town centre and beautiful beaches, book a room at The Pavilion Arms hotel. With 12 ensuite rooms, snuggly beds, an on-site restaurant, and just 10 minutes from the central train and bus station, you won’t find a better place for your Bournemouth holiday. Enjoy hearty, classic pub dishes and award-winning Butcombe beer at The Pavilion Arms.
The Quarrymans Arms in Box Hill
Located in picturesque Box Hill, The Quarrymans Arms hotel is a gorgeous country inn boasting sweeping views of the Box Valley. The inn offers the perfect boutique getaway with four flawlessly decorated bedrooms, a delightful restaurant serving the finest, locally sourced seasonal produce, and a fantastic selection of ales, craft beers, local ciders and fine wines to get stuck into.
The Ring O’ Bells in Compton Martin
With two dog-friendly ensuite rooms in the heart of the Mendips and Chew Valley, if you’re looking for somewhere peaceful and relaxing for a Somerset staycation, you can’t do much better than the Ring o’ Bells in Compton Martin. Settle down in Somerset fashion, with inglenook fireplaces, rustic beamed ceilings, and restored oak floorboards – the Ring o’ Bells rally is the quintessential country inn experience! Enjoy home-cooked pub favourites at the on-site restaurant, live music and live sports, and, of course, award-winning proper Butcombe beers and real ales in the bar.
The White Hart Inn in Wroughton
Situated in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, The White Hart hotel is a beautiful thatched pub and inn. With 10 beautifully decorated bedrooms, an extensive food menu of locally sourced, seasonal classic pub dishes, and a stunning range of Butcombe beers to sample, this characterful inn has everything you need for a restorative break away.
The Cross Keys in Rode
A stay at The Cross Keys hotel in Rode, a 17th-century country inn, is certainly a stay you’ll remember. Based in the Somerset countryside, The Cross Keys is perfectly placed between the Cotswolds and Cranborne Chase Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each of the three bedrooms has ensuite bathrooms, views over the beautiful courtyard garden, and private access. Sample the seasonal menu, and try a new dish, delicious roast on a Sunday, or your favourite pub classic any day of the week – with a proper pint of Butcombe beer, of course!
The Rose And Crown in Hinton Charterhouse
Close to the medieval ruins of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and just 6 miles from the Roman city of Bath, the classic Somerset stone-clad, 18th century Rose & Crown gastropub and guesthouse in Hinton Charterhouse makes the perfect place for a countryside retreat. Stay in one of the six en-suite rooms, complete with flat-screen TVs, with family- and dog-friendly options available, and treat yourself to a delicious, locally-sourced meal from the menu of classic pub favourites with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer at the on-site restaurant with a wood-burning stove and heated patio area.
The Beambridge Inn in Wellington
For a perfect place to stay for your Somerset or Devon holiday, look no further than The Beambridge Inn in Wellington. Just 3 miles from both J26 and J27 of the M5, nearby, you’ll find breathtaking panoramic views, long and short walks, and spectacular cycling routes. Explore the popular sights at Blackdown, Quantock Hills, Dartmoor and Exmoor, or, if you’re looking for something more relaxing, take a break on the Jurassic Coast. The eight ensuite rooms are stylishly decorated, paying homage to the inn’s 200-year history, and make the perfect place to rest your head after a long day exploring the Somerset countryside. Book a table at the on-site restaurant, serving classic pub meals made with ingredients from local suppliers.
The Old Station Inn in Hallatrow
Between Bath, Bristol, and Wells, and the Mendip Hills and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find The Old Station Inn in Hallatrow. Dating back to the 1920s, The Old Station is a nostalgic treasure trove of eclectic historic memorabilia, with five ensuite rooms, an array of award-winning beers, wines, and spirits behind the bar, and two on-site restaurants, a stay at The Old Station Inn is certainly one you won’t forget.