5 Best Pubs In Worcestershire You Can Visit



As a country, we love pubs. They’re an integral part of our culture and a place to go to when we want to socialise, relax and generally have a good time. And eat good food. And maybe have a drink. Or two. 

When it comes to finding the best pubs in Worcestershire, the competition is certainly stiff. Which is good news if you’re visiting, as it means there are plenty of brilliant options for you to choose from. Whether you’re after some food in a characterful country tavern or a pint in a buzzing city centre joint, there’s a place to suit every occasion.

No one likes the thought of trudging a long way home on a very full stomach or after a few drinks, so check out our list of campsites in Worcestershire and turn your visit into a short break.

Now, make yourself comfy and take a look at our selection of the 5 best pubs in Worcestershire you can visit on your next trip

Order a pint or two of real ale from one of the best pubs in Worcestershire (Amie Johnson on Unsplash)

Fountain Inn, Tenbury Wells

Before you even step foot into the Fountain Inn, you just know it’s going to be a splendid classic pub experience. It’s a 17th-century black and white timber-framed pub in the outskirts of Tenbury Wells, with pretty flower-filled pots adding to the colour and character of the place.

If you’re here on a chilly day, head indoors to stay cosy and warm by one of the open fires while you devour a delicious meal – perhaps a homemade pie, some local sausages or something from the ever-changing specials boardAnd of course, there's a good range of drinks to wash it all down with.

On sunnier days, head out to the large beer garden out the back, which has lovely views over surrounding farmland, plus a play area to entertain children while they wait to eat something from the kids' menu.

All in all, this traditional pub is a lovely spot for some great food and stunning scenery what more could you ask for?

Need to work up an appetite? Go for a stroll on one of our favourite walks In Worcestershire before heading to the pub.

Say cheers to family and friends (Scott Warman on Unsplash)

The Holt Fleet, Worcester

In a gorgeous spot right on the banks of the River Severn, this family-run pub dates back to the late 18th century. It has an excellent reputation and is well loved by locals, which is always a good sign, right?

The food and drink here is particularly moreish – the fish and chips are a firm favourite, but there’s also the pizzas, burgers, rice bowls and vegetarian options to choose from. Their sharing boards are a good idea if you’re not completely ravenous, and if you’re feeling a bit fancy, then try their afternoon tea (with bubbles, naturally).

Also, the gardens here span 14 acres of land, so there’s plenty of room for a stroll when you no longer have much room left for food. 

Browse our list of 8 things to do in Worcestershire and find an attraction to explore between meals.

The Fish and Anchor Inn, Offenham

The Fish and Anchor is on the banks of the river Avon, so as you can imagine, the surrounding views from the beer garden are pretty pleasant. If it’s cold and wet (we are in England, remember), then have no fear, as they are well-prepared indoors with a large fireplace and ambient lighting.

Their ‘pub grub’ menu is available during the day along with lots of tasty brunch options, deli food, cakes and pies. There’s also a children’s menu, plus a three-course fixed price option on Sundays.

It’s a marvellous pub to come to with friends and family, as there’s often live music, comedy gigs and bingo nights hosted here. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming events and evenings of entertainment.

 Sip your drinks by a roaring log fire when it’s cold outside (Rick Barrett on Unsplash)

King Charles, Worcester

If you like your craft beers with a side of history, you’ll be a fan of the King Charles and its oak-clad walls, roaring log fires and (wait for it) dungeon. 

This city centre pub happens to be in the same building that the future King Charles II escaped through after losing the final battle of the English Civil War. Surely that deserves a pint of real ale and there are eight different types to try out here

The site has previously been a judge’s house, a furniture maker’s studio and an antiques shop. Now it serves up award-winning pies and an excellent selection of cider. Yum.

Take a look at some campsites near Worcester city centre if you want to be closer to the action.

The Fleece Inn, Evesham

The Fleece Inn is a dog-friendly pub that’s owned by the National Trust. It’s a really popular place, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. If the weather is dry, dine outside in their orchard, which was voted the best beer garden in the Cotswolds in 2020

Their award-winning team provides impeccable service and only the finest ingredients are used in their dishes. They focus on seasonal and locally-sourced produce – in springtime, the asparagus is particularly tasty. Their winter menu includes traditional Engish favourites like faggots and mash, and their burgers are legendary in the local area. Is your tummy rumbling yet?

As well as top food, the inn also sells a book called ‘A Workingman’s Castle’ by Chris Mowbray. It tells the full story of The Fleece Inn over the last 600 years and is available to buy from the bar or their online shop.

There’s nothing like a classic pub burger to satisfy your hunger (Louis Hansel on Unsplash)

Feeling full? Check out these 7 parks in Worcestershire where you can feast your eyes on the views instead.