The Great Inns of Britain Summer Events


The Castle Hotel

Conwy River Festival: 19 – 26 August

The annual Conwy River Festival is back for 2017. Taking place between 19 – 26 August, visitors can expect to enjoy a grand celebration of racing, competitions and live music. Extend your thrilling trip and indulge in a night of luxury at Castle Hotel, located the walled town of Conwy, Castle Hotel boasts twenty-seven beautiful bedrooms to choose from.

The Bull 

Anglesey Show: 15 – 16 August

Book a stay at The Bull in Beaumaris this upcoming 15 & 16 August to catch the annual Anglesey Agricultural Show, a two-day event held at the Mona Showground. This informative event will appeal to all with its wide array of offerings, including craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions and equestrian events.

Y Talbot

Ceredigion Art Trail: 12 – 28 August

Enjoy the opportunity to explore fantastic art on display at Ceredigion Art Trail, as highly talented local artists open their studios to the public between 12 – 28 August. The event, which is in its 6th year looks to showcase the unique art work of local people. Make a weekend of it and stay at the quaint and charming Y Talbot Inn, located in Tregaron, central to the art trail, making it a highly convenient place to rest after an enlightening day.

Wolfscastle Country Inn

Pembrokeshire County Show: 15 – 17 August

Enjoy a jam packed weekend at Pembrokeshire County Show, 15 – 17 August; this renowned event includes a Shetland Pony Grand National, free family play zone and craft and horticulture halls meaning there’s something to appeal to everyone. Extend your visit by booking a stay at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel in Haverfordwest. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this high quality hotel has a warm and welcoming feeling.

The Bear 

Pereseid Meteor Shower: 11 August

Visit one of nature’s finest shows; live from the dark skies above the Brecon Beacons National Park at the Pereseid Meteor Show on 11 August. Join experts from Dark Sky Wales as they help you explore the heavens in their portable planetarium. Warm up after an evening under the stars at The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, this welcoming Hotel is bursting with character, comfort and style.

Conwy River Festival, Conwy
Conwy River Festival, Conwy
York Racecourse

England – North

Rose and Crown 

Hardwick Live: 18 – 19 August

Enjoy a weekend of music at Hardwick Live, the biggest music festival in the North East UK. Take in the picturesque views of Hardwick Park Lake whilst watching headliners Madness, Ocean Colour Scene and Peter Doherty perform in the grounds of Hardwick Hall on 18 & 19 August. Be sure to experience the full weekend by staying at The Rose and Crown in Romaldkirk, the perfect place to escape to after a jam-packed day of music and dancing.

The Pheasant

Stone Skimming Championship: 19 August

Spectate or take part in the annual stone skimming championship at Fell Foot on 19 August. The event is officially recognised within the sporting world, where individuals or teams can enter to compete. After a competitive day, reward yourself with a stay at The Pheasant in Bassenthwaite; one of the few remaining traditional Cumbrian hostelries.

The White Horse & Griffin 

Whitby Regatta: 18-21 August

Enjoy a weekend of yacht racing, rowing and traditional seaside entertainment at Whitby Regatta which takes places between 18 – 21 August. It has been around for 176 years making it probably one of the oldest sea Regattas on the northeast coast. Book a stay at the highly charismatic and iconic White Horse and Griffin, ideally situated in the heart of Whitby’s old town to ensure you don’t miss out on this renowned event.  

The Wild Boar Inn

Lowther Show: 12 & 13 August

The Lowther Show takes place on 12 & 13 August, in the scenic grounds of Lowther Castle. This event brilliantly showcases countryside living; bringing together world-class sporting championships and hundreds of quality driven exhibition stands for visitors to experience. Relax at The Wild Boar Inn, in Windermere, with a local ale from their microbrewery after a thrilling day out at the Lowther Show. 

The Blue Lion 

Ebor Festival: 23 – 26 August

Get your betting hat on and enjoy a weekend at York Racecourse this summer for Ebor Festival, 23 – 26 August. Absorb the heritage of one of the oldest, richest, fastest and most famous of races. Then take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the grand Ebor Races and stay at The Blue Lion Inn, located in Wensleydale. This welcoming and friendly Inn is the perfect place to relax and rewind.

The Boar’s Head

Harlow Carr: events throughout summer

Explore the picturesque scenes at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr, boasting 27.5 hectares of woodland and wildflower meadows. See the garden in its full beauty throughout the summer months as nature blooms. Complete your trip with a stay at The Boar’s Head, ideally situated a short distance outside of Harrogate.

Inn at Whitewell 

Clitheroe Food Festival: 12 August

Take a trip to Clitheroe Food Festival on 12 August to experience one of the most successful food festivals in the North West. This annual event has over 100 food and drink exhibitors from across Lancashire, meaning there should be something appetising for everyone to enjoy. Cosy up at the Inn at Whitewell in the Forest of Bowland after a lively day out; this charming Inn is brimming with character, making it a home from home.

Shibden Mill Inn 

Saltaire Festival: 8-17 September

Visit Saltaire Festival from 8 – 17 September for a 10 day celebration of the arts, community and Saltaire village’s unique history. The first weekend includes an open garden trail where the village’s gardens will host works by local sculptors, the event will conclude on the second weekend with a food and drink market including free live music and entertainment. Join in the celebrations by staying at Shibden Mill Inn, conveniently located close to the event, this Inn is highly indulgent yet extremely comfortable.

Matlock Bath Illuminations
Shrewsbury folk festival

England – Midlands and East Anglia

The Peacock 

Matlock Bath Illuminations: 9 September – 28 October

Enjoy a fun packed day out at Matlock Bath Illuminations, where every Saturday and Sunday between 9 September and 28th October Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders’ Association will decorate themed models to light up Matlock in an array of colours. Extend your experience and make a weekend of it by staying at The Peacock in Rowsley, a comfortable yet stylish inn ideally located at the centre of the Peak District.

The Victoria Inn

Great British Proms: 12 August

Indulge in a night of culture at Blickling Hall for the Great British Proms on 12 August. Listen as the National Symphony Orchestra performs classic Proms favourites including “Rule Britannia” and “Jerusalem”.  The Great British Proms concludes with fireworks over the lake, however, you can extend your stay at The Victoria Inn in Holkham. This luxurious Inn places emphasis on comfort, style and quality.

The Castle Hotel 

Shrewsbury Folk Festival: 25 – 28 August

Enjoy fun, music and a fabulous vibe at Shrewsbury Folk Festival from 25 – 28 August. This event celebrates folk traditions and has a reputation for bringing the finest acts from the UK and around the world. After a busy day out, relax at The Castle Hotel in Bishop’s Castle for an overnight stay, where you can expect a warm and friendly welcome in picturesque surroundings.

The Hundred House Hotel

Shrewsbury Flower Show: 11 – 12 August

Join celebrity chefs, celebrity gardeners and TV personalities at Shrewsbury Flower Show this 11 & 12 August. The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. Book a stay at the charming Hundred House Hotel to extend your visit, making sure you catch the Flower Shows concluding firework display to end this exciting weekend.

Castle House Hotel

A Night on Broadway: 26 August

Revel in a night of Broadway and Hollywood on 26 August as a handpicked orchestra and selected soloists take you on a journey from the Golden Age of musicals to the present day. Extend your trip by staying at the indulgent Castle House Hotel, ideally situated in the heart of historic Hereford.  

England – South

The Kings Head Inn

Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport: 27 -28 August

Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport returns on 27 – 28 August for another year. This is an unmissable event for petrol heads which showcases classic cars, motorcycles, customs, kit cars and sports cars.  After an exciting day out, unwind at The King’s Head Inn, located in Bledington. This comfortable and cosy Inn, which boasts glorious views of the village green, is the perfect place to relax.

The Bell Inn  

Hedingham Castle Classic and Vintage car Festival: 20 August

Why not enjoy a peaceful and welcoming stay at The Bell Inn in Horndon-on-the-Hill after you experience Hedingham Castle’s Classic and Vintage Car Show on 20 August. Marvel at an array of interesting, beautiful and quirky vehicles as well as a selection of fantastic and famous vehicles from Motions Picture Motors.

The Lamb Inn 

Eastbourne International Air show: 17 – 20 August

Enjoy a thrilling day out at Eastbourne International Air Show this summer, 17 – 20 August, voted the UK’s Best Free Air Show.  The renowned event boasts a two mile flying display line along Eastbourne Seafront showcasing some of the very best RAF and International flying display teams. Unwind at the friendly and welcoming Lamb Inn, located in Wartling, after an exciting day of aeronautics.


Blenheim Palace
Eastborune Airshow, East Sussex
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