After an indulgent Christmas spent eating, drinking and making merry memories with family and friends, here’s our guide to help you make (or break!) your new year resolutions from the Great Inns of Britain and kick start your 2020.

Make:  A new year for a new you

Our hand-picked collection of 20 traditional coaching inns and small luxury independent hotels are situated in some of the UKs most beautiful coastal and countryside locations, from The West Arms in the beautiful Wrexham County, to the White Horse and Griffin, located on the glorious Whitby coast, and The Lamb Inn, set above the Pevensey Levels of East Sussex. You’re never far away from an invigorating walk, a joyous stroll or a hill climb with your four-legged friend, as you explore the great outdoors and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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You can make some super savings with the Great Inns of Britain. Why not explore the beautiful South Shropshire Hills on a midweek bed and breakfast break at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle? Save up to 50% off on midweek stays when booked between January and February. Winter on the north Norfolk coast is always a magical time of year, cosy up at The Victoria Inn, Holkham with a two-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Or, explore the picturesque south west coast of Scotland with the 123-rate during January and February at The Selkirk Arms, Kirkcudbright. Venture to The Rose and Crown, Romaldkirk for a two night, three-course dinner, bed and breakfast break between January and February. Or, treat yourself to a relaxing one or two-night, dinner bed and breakfast winter break at Y Talbot, Ceredigion.

Break:  When you’re bored of being good

Did you know that the best day for starting a new diet is tomorrow!  Dieting, losing weight and getting fit is top of the list of the list for new year resolutions.  It’s usually the first to be broken too so if calorie counting and cutting down the carbs is too much like hard work, here’s our sinful Great Inns of Britain solution when you’re tired of being good!

Dry January has gained momentum over the last few years but if staying sober is simply out of the questions, here’s our top tipples from the Great Inns of Britain to whet your whistle until February.

Gin lovers will be happy to know Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax take their gin very seriously. Why not try their Jack the Lass gin, a delicious black treacle toffee gin? The Inn at Whitwell, Clitheroe wasn’t crowned the Good Pub Guide’s Pub of the Year 2020 for nothing, with an in-house vintner they are able to offer an extensive range of wines. Inn keeper Paul Klein personal selects each of the fine wines on offer at The Blue Lion, East Witton. Their bar offers a wide selection of drinks including gins, local Yorkshire real ale, sherry and port. Or, join The Wild Boar Inn, Windermere on Thursday 6th February for an evening of whisky tasting, suitable for those new to tastings and looking to be introduced to the world of fine whisky or a loyal whisky lover looking to meet others who share your passion.

The Great Inns of Britain are your ideal escape to leap into the New Year full of positivity and optimism. Whether you’re visiting for a hearty meal, an outdoor adventure or looking to spend more quality time with loved ones, there is a Great Inn for everybody.