Accommodation near to Pubs : Hostels and bunkhouses within walking distance of a pub

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
Bunkhouse close to the Pub, the Royal Oak

The hostels and bunkhouses on this map are all near to pubs or country hotels. What’s better after a day in the fresh air and a hot shower in the bunkhouse, than an evening spent at the pub near by? Self catering kitchens in the accommodation make budgeting on your trip easy and the occasional hearty meal in the local pub a real treat. Click on the red icons to find out more about each place.

Bunkhouses and hostels near to pubs
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Accommodation near to pubs.

When you are choosing a hostel or bunkhouse there will naturally be many things that will influence your choice.  For many people choosing  hostels which are near to pubs is very important.

Indeed those hostels in the Independent Hostel network that are situated close to pubs prove very popular and booking is always advisable, especially in high season.

Fortunately in many areas hostels and country pubs go hand in hand and there are over 100 bunkhouses and hostels in the network which are within a short walk of a pub and these are shown on the map.  Enlarge it as you wish for more detail and click on the red icons to find out more about each hostel or bunkhouse, then follow the link to their own website.

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Barrington Bunkhouse, in the North Penines, is very near to the pub and on the C2C cycle route and the Pennine Journey

Why are Hostels near to pubs so popular?

There are many reasons why people choose to stay in hostels or bunkhouses close to pubs.

All hostels and bunkhouses are self-catering with kitchen and dining facilities. For the most part guests enjoy the flexibility and economy self catering brings. However there are occasions when a quick walk to the pub nearby is just what is needed.

After a busy day out in the countryside, walking, cycling, climbing or whatever your passion you may not feel like cooking your own meal for once, so what could be easier than taking a very short walk to the nearby pub and treating yourself to a hearty home cooked meal.

Alternatively you may decide after cooking for yourself at your accommodation to pop over to the local pub for a pint or two of the local real ale.  There isn’t a better way to meet the locals, learn more about the area and get a feel for the community you are visiting than sitting and chatting to the regulars in the pub.

Often guests find that on their first evening they are tired after a long journey and rather than cooking for themselves they will start their holiday off with a visit to the pub nearby for some pub grub and a pint while they plan the next few days.

Others like to finish their stay on a high, with a hearty meal at the pub down the road.

Then there is always that awful situation when you discover, after an exhausting day out in the countryside, that you haven’t got enough food for the evening meal.  What an enormous relief to know that you are staying in a hostel near to a pub!!

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The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool has a bunkhouse very near to it’s pub

Hostels or Bunkhouses close to pubs are vital for people on a walking holiday.

If you and your group are on a walking holiday, perhaps doing one of the long distance paths and are walking from hostel to hostel, then choosing accommodation that is near to a pub is very important.

How many people really want to have to walk miles to and from the pub in the evening for their supper after having walked many miles during the day? The alternative, if your hostel is not close to a pub, is having to carry your provisions for your evening meal as well as your breakfast with you as you walk, something not everyone is happy to do.  Alternatively, with no pub close to your accommodation you will be forced to go to the expense of taking a taxi  to the nearest pub and back again.  I am sure you will agree it is much more prudent to book hostels or bunkhouses situated close to pubs!A bunkhouse right next to the pub

The Royal Oak Bunkbarn in Derbyshire is very close to the pub.

Hostels near to pubs are great for groups of friends or families

Many groups of families and friends favour hostels and bunkhouses close to pubs as their proximity gives more choice as to what people do and where they go.  With larger groups, people don’t always want to do the same things all of the time, so the opportunity for some of the group to slip next door for a pint or two is welcomed.

Self catering for a large group saves lots of money, but again as a treat, a rest for the ‘cooks’ and for a celebration, a quick walk to the pub close by for a tasty meal, a couple of drinks and a stroll home is a real perk.

Hostels near to pubs or country hotels
The Kinlochewe Hotel provides meals for guests staying at their Bunkhouse

Camping Barns near to pubs are also very popular.

Camping barns are much more basic than hostels or bunkhouses.  Facilities will vary from camping barn to camping barn but generally guests are expected to bring their own cooking equipment, utensils and food.  So the chance to book a camping barn close to a pub is not to be turned down.  Once again having the choice to give self-catering a miss and pop down the road for a plateful of home cooked food, a roaring fire and some local beer is really valued by the camping barn guests.

Stay at a Hostel near to a pub and you can invite other friends to join you for the evening.

Often groups staying at a hostel or bunkhouse seize the chance to invite other more local friends to join them in the evening for a meal and a catch up.  This may not always be possible in the hostel itself.  But if the accommodation is close to a pub, the problem is solved and everyone can meet up in the pub and enjoy a jovial evening together.