Walker-Friendly Public Houses

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

The public houses 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 public houses were visited between April 2016 & July 2017

Kings Arms Inn, Mickleton

Crown Inn, Blockley

The White Lion, Radford Semele

The Railway Inn, Balsall Common

The Raven, Brinklow

Aston Cantlow Working Mens Club, Aston Cantlow

The Olde Coach House Inn, Ashby St Ledgers
(allowed us to eat inside the pub)

Pailton Ex Servicemen’s Club, Pailton

The Wharf Inn, Welford

The Hollybush Inn, Priors Marston
(allowed us to eat inside the pub)

Butchers Arms, Balscote

The White Lion, Hampton-In-Arden

Plough Inn, Upper Boddington

Royal Oak, Eydon

Hare & Hounds Inn, Wardington


The following public houses were visited between October 2015 & July 2016

Unless indicated to the contrary, the public houses below all allowed us to eat our packed lunches in their garden provided we purchased drinks from them.

The Fox Inn, Hallaton

Kings Head, Bledington

Middlemore Farm Pub, Daventry

>Pailton Ex Servicemen’s 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 public houses 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)


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.