Notes on... The Rose & Crown

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By and large we’re all about long haul hols. But sometimes you just want to feel like you’re on vacay without the jet-laggery, travel slog and hassle of sorting out your liquids from your hand luggage. At 40 mins from B'ham, Warwick might just have the answer.  Run by the same people behind The High Field, The Rose & Crown is more than your average pub with bedrooms. Our apartment was separate from the main building, overlooking the square. Tasteful greys in the rooms, teal blues in the hallway and soft wool throws in abundance, this is English townhouse style done well. Originally built in the 17th Century, sash windows and creaky floorboards add to the history, but it still feels fresh and modern. 

Driving anywhere should be the last of your concerns during a 48-hour getaway, so luckily you're right where you need to be — literally town's centre. Warwick is hardly short of an independent restaurant or two, but if you're really not wanting to move much and your schedule permits, grab a table for dinner in the main pub area. Set back from the square just enough to feel like a cosy refuge, especially on the stormy weekend we visited, luxey deep reds and candlelight transform The Rose & Crown from traditional to quick weekend break fodder. 

Double rooms start from £85 including breakfast.