Walker-Friendly Pubs

Thirsty Ramblers often welcome the opportunity for a stop at a public house at some point during the walk. Some pubs are not suitable for an unannounced visit from muddy-booted ramblers, whereas others are more accommodating.

The pubs listed on this page allowed us to consume our own food in their garden provided we purchased a drink from the bar. You may find this list useful when considering your own walk - click on a pub to go to their website.


The following pubs were visited between October 2015 & July 2016

The Fox Inn, Hallaton

Kings Head, Bledington

Middlemore Farm Pub, Daventry

Pailton Club, Pailton

The Peacock, Oxhill

Queens Head, Meriden

Red Lion, Milton Bryan

Rose & Crown, Wolston

Royal Oak, Walgrave

Sea Lion Inn, Ipstones

Shoulder of Mutton, Grandborough

The Unicorn, Henley-on-Thames


The following pubs were visited between September 2014 & August 2015

Aston Cantlow - Aston Cantlow Social Club
(allowed us to eat sandwiches inside or out)

Edge Hill - The Castle

Combe, Nr. Woodstock - The Cock

Farnborough - The Inn
(sandwiches could be eaten in the garden upon purchase of a drink)

Flecknoe - The Old Olive Bush
(opened especially for our group)

Fossebridge (Northleach) - The Inn at Fossebridge

Fringford - Butchers Arms
(sandwiches could be eaten on the adjacent village green benches)

Grandborough - The Shoulder of Mutton

Harborough Magna - The Old Lion
(invited to use car park and return after evening walk)

Harbury - Shakespeare Inn

Hunningham - The Red Lion

Little Brington - The Saracen's Head

Little Washbourne - The Hobnails Inn

Meriden - The Queen's Head

Offchurch - The Stag

Newtown Linford - The Linford

Parwich - The Sycamore Arms

Swithland - The Griffin Inn

Wellesbourne - The Stag's Head

Willoughby - The Rose Inn
(sandwiches could be eaten in the garden in the winter only)


The following pubs were visited between September 2013 & August 2014

Barby - The Arnold Arms

Blakesley - The Bartholemew Arms

Cubbington - The Queens Head
(exceptional, as they allowed us to eat inside the pub)

Ebrington - The Ebrington Arms
(we could take our beer on to The Green opposite)

Litchborough - The Old Red Lion

Little Washbourne - Ye Old Hobnails Inn

Ratlinghope - The Bridges

Sulgrave - The Star Inn

Welford - The Wharf Inn

Wooten Warwen - The Navigation Inn


Please note that 6 months in the pub trade is a long time, and licensees change rapidly, and so it is always advisable to ask permission first.

If you are a licencee of a pub on the list and wish to be removed please contact us.