David Hancock, who with his team of inspectors visited hundreds of country pubs across England and Wales looking for the finest food, best beer and most stylish bedrooms, has picked out 20 of the best for The Observer. Ranked number one is the Spread Eagle Inn at Stourton, Wiltshire, followed by the Pear Tree Inn, at Whitley, Wiltshire, the Westcote Inn at Nether Westcote in Oxfordshire, and the Queens Arms in Corton Denham, Somerset. The Observer 13/07/08 (Escape) pages 8&9

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