The Malverns is home to many fantastic pubs, and listed here are some of the best nestled in amongst the paths across the Malvern Hills and through the picturesque Teme Valley. Perfect for a breather, some food and a pint before, during and after your hike .
Discover incredible walking routes and trails with the WOW factor, and then stop for a bite to eat at one of the many pubs serving a variety of pub grub, country fayre and Sunday roasts.
If you don’t fancy eating a roast, then there’s plenty of other menu options to satisfy your hunger after a long walk or morning stroll.
We’ve picked a selection of pubs just to wet your appetite but you can view plenty of other options here.
The Nags Head
Entering the Nag’s Head is like stepping back in time in the best way possible. A slightly eccentric country pub feel with varying selections of cask ales depending on the month and impeccable food. Nestled in the foot of the hills and only a short walk from both Great Malvern and Malvern Link train stations, this pub is the perfect start or finish to your walk.
The Chase Inn
The Chase Inn is one of the most popular pubs with walkers on the Malverns; and it comes as no surprise. With a first-rate roast next to roaring open fires, a beautiful beer garden and sublime views of the Black Mountains, this is another pitstop you won’t want to miss.
The Marlbank Inn
A favourite for hill-walkers due to the on-site camping and bed & breakfast arrangement. A wide selection of drinks, excellent food and even dog friendly, this is the perfect spot for a break in the midst of walking.
The Manor Arms at Abberley
Just a little farther afield, The Manor Arms Inn is nestled in the gorgeous Worcestershire countryside and still only a stone’s throw away from the Malverns. A rather refined rendition of a country pub, you’ll find an excellent array of traditional and local beers and ciders and their boutique restaurant offers gorgeous dishes made with only locally sourced ingredients of the finest calibre. Also featured are modern, comfortable en-suite bedrooms to ensure a perfect night’s sleep before your hike.
The Royal Oak Inn
For a walk through the Teme Valley, you simply cannot miss the Royal Oak Inn. Featuring a delicious carvery that only receives raving reviews, alongside an a la carte menu and fine selection of beverages, there is no question as to why this is the number one restaurant in Broadwas.
The Talbot at Knightwick
On the bank of the river Teme and overlooking the Malverns, the Talbot Inn has stood since the 1400’s. Their incredible menu is made up of homegrown and locally sourced ingredients and even produce their own beer right in the Teme Valley. They also offer cosy and traditional-style rooms for a great night’s sleep.
The Fountain Inn
For a nice ramble around the stunning area of Tenbury, the Fountain Inn is an absolute must for a pit stop. A striking black and white timbered building with a gorgeous beer garden surrounded with stunning views, this country style pub also boasts an open fire and excellent selection of drinks and pub food. For staying over before or after your walk, accommodation can also be found on site.
The Bluebell Inn
Just a short walk from Great Malvern train station and at the base of the hills (so a perfect end to your hike) lies the Bluebell Inn. Their Sunday roasts are critically acclaimed, perfectly paired with a pint from their fine selection. Not to mention the beer garden to enjoy when the sun is shining.
Duke of York Inn, Berrow
The Duke of York Inn is a perfect base from which to explore the more wild southern end of the Malvern Hills. Take a walk round Hollybush, Midsummer Hill and the charming hamlet of Whiteleaved Oak, once famed for an ancient, magical tree. Eastnor Castle and its deer park are also about a 1.15 hr walk from the pub, doable if you want to make a day of it. The pub itself is quintessential county; with old beams, hops hanging across the bar and an open hearth. Food wise they have plenty roast options including fish of the day and vegan and veggies catered for, all served with roasties, Yorkshire pud, cauliflower cheese & veg.