InnPlaces.co.uk was founded by ex-editor of Saw day’s Pubs & Inns Guide David Hancock and is aimed at customers on the lookout for an alternative to traditional travel inns.
Hancock said: “Britain’s top pubs with rooms now offer an increasingly discerning public a stylish alternative to a faceless, budget travel inn, a faded town centre hotel or a large, impersonal and often expensive country-house hotel.”
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73 pubs have been invited to join the site so far, including Great British Menu 2014 winner Emily Watkins’ pub the Kingham Plough in Kingham, Oxfordshire, Michelin-starred pubs the Pipe & Glass in East Beverley, Yorkshire and the Red Lion at East Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Michelin’s Pub of the Year 2014 the Greyhound on the Test, Hampshire and the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub of the Year 2015 the Shibden Mill Inn, near Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Inspections are currently taking place by a team of travel and food writers.
Hancock added: “My team of experiences food writers and travel journalists create a wealth of rich, up-to-date and compelling content that genuinely inspires guests to book their stay at your pub.”
Customers who book via the site will receive a range of ‘Inn Places perks’ from pub owners, including room upgrades (if available), afternoon tea on arrival, pre-dinner cocktails, a gin flight or a bottle of prosecco.
InnPlaces will also offer ‘food trails’ from each pub, recommending a range of other pubs, restaurants, cafés, delis, farm shops and local producers within a 30-mile radius.
Pubs that sign up to be featured on the site pay an annual membership fee and a commission to InnPlaces for each booking.