Great Country Pubs
Do you have a Great Country Pub?
If you offer customers more than just a great pint, your pub could be exactly what we’re looking for!
A Great Country Pub must be worth an outing in its own right. It will be in a memorable rural, coastal, village or market town location, and be a building of charm and character, individuality and comfort. The host and their team will show a positive and welcoming attitude to guests. Other attributes will be great local ales and wine, with an emphasis on good food produced using local produce. High standards of cleanliness and maintenance will be paramount in all areas, and bedrooms, and their bathrooms, will reflect the same high standards.
TSE is a lead partner in a campaign that is designed to help pub owners get their rural pubs noticed with the help of the Great Country Pubs initiative. Visit the Great Country Pubs website to see pubs that are already benefitting.
Interested in Joining Us?
If you are fortunate enough to consider you do have a Great Country Pub and are interested in appearing on the website contact us at TSE. We will then contact you to discuss the campaign in further detail, and where appropriate make an appointment for an assessor to visit your pub. Should you qualify as a Great Country Pub; the next stage will be to complete the campaign paperwork, supply up to six quality images, and any YouTube footage to enhance your entry on the website. Please note that a fee applies. Click here to download the flyer.
Rural pubs can play a big part in helping people enjoy the local area by encouraging them to spend more time and money throughout the South East while discovering alternative accommodation that demonstrates rural England at its very best. It is in all our interests to widen awareness about what this great British institution can offer as well as a great pint, so please come and join us!
Who’s behind the initiative?
TSE in collaboration with Pub is the Hub (PITH) has set up Great Country Pubs with funding secured from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), an initiative funded by both DEFRA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and as such participation is at a significantly reduced rate.