There is something about stopping in for a drink in a charming countryside pub after a busy week. Sure, a drink anywhere after a hectic week would be nice, but it’s about more than that, isn’t it? There is the bustling atmosphere and clinking of glasses, the snippets of conversation and the polite hellos to those you’ve seen there before, there’s the wood floors and beams and tufted leather banquettes, and if you’re really lucky, there’ll be a roaring fire by your usual table.

We love pubs for all the British history that they offer, but also for their forward-looking ways to be innovative and sustainable with their menus, and for the fact that we can always count on them to give us a few moments of cosy, calm relaxation in the company of strangers and friends.