Historic Pubs, Mining & Dining

What we do is much more than a tour. What we do is unique. We create personalised, immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with the past and discover authentic England.

Join our 'Historic Pubs, Mining & Dining' tour and allow us to collect you from your Bath accommodation and, in a small group of no more than eight, lead you a journey of discovery into the local countryside to experience the best and breadth of English pub culture, cuisine and history.

Learn of the men and women who once sat and drank in the exact spot where you'll hear their stories as you do the same. Uncover the lives of Victorian engineers, tough miners and even tougher land-ladies as you sample local beer in a working man's pub that is indelibly connected to Bath and the stone it is built from.

Learn of mines and tunnels and of Cold War paranoia: Of incredible government secrets that most locals still are unaware of.

Visit a 17th-century coaching inn that today quietly enjoys a slower life in a bypassed town, but was once a bustling stop for coaches dashing along the Bristol/London highway and stabled 40 horses. Enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner, and hear the fascinating story of the local family who still reside in the nearby grand house and whose Coat of Arms adorn the Inn's walls.

If time allows, enjoy a night-cap at one more watering hole before being returned back to your door in Bath for a good night's sleep!

Enjoy incredible British food, real ale, local stories, and more.

Discover authentic, hidden England...

Book 2, 3 or 4 tours and enjoy a 5%, 7.5% or 10% discount!

- We'll collect you from your Bath accommodation and travel in a small group of eight or fewer in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

- We'll begin at an old miner's pub to sample the local beer and discover its story and the people who once frequented the bar.

- We'll enjoy a stunning 3-course dinner at a local coaching inn that is highly regarded for its atmosphere, service and amazing food!

- We'll finish the evening with a nightcap, if time, at a third local ale house before returning you to your door in Bath.

Our guarantee:

We promise you one of the best travel experiences you'll ever have or half your tour cost back!

- 3-course dinner at a 1700s coaching inn.

- Complimentary drink of your choice at our first stop.

- Beguiling stories of past inhabitants and hidden history, including the British government's greatest secret of the last 100 years.

- A visit to three local pubs of contrasting character.

-- Discover the history and characters of the area and enjoy some of the most beguiling local stories.

- Accompanied by a knowledgeable, friendly, local tour-guide

- 9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.

- A unique and personal experience of quintessential England

We aim to collect you from your Bath accommodation.

If a collection is not possible, the pick-up and drop-off point is outside the VisitBath Visitor Centre on Terrace Walk in central Bath.

Please note that due to scheduling issues we are unable to wait for late arrivals.

Tours typically return to Bath between 10pm and 10.30pm.

Things to consider...

As this tour is conducted in English, fluency in English is recommended. Other languages can be accommodated but attract a sur-charge. Contact us for details.

Due to the focus on story-telling, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 and sadly, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users.

Guests are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness as some limited walking is required (no more than 500m at a time).

Please note that tours require a minimum of two guests in order to run.

What our guests say about us...

One of the best travel experiences you'll ever have.

Book now and discover authentic, hidden England for yourself...

Experience authentic, quintessential England.