With the rising visibility of environmental issues and the hassle of appointing a designated driver, many pub goers are getting creative with how to reach their local watering hole. Pub operator, Brakspear, is making it easy for equestrian enthusiasts to arrive at their pubs via horseback by highlighting which of their venues are horse friendly on their website.
As we reach the peak of summer, people are looking to spend as much time as possible outside soaking up the long-awaited sun, as Brakspear Marketing Manager, Emma Sweet, comments;
“In these eco-conscious times we wanted to remind people that some of our pubs can cater for those arriving on horseback. A lot of our pubs were originally built as coach and horse inns, so it’s a great way to incorporate a pub’s history with its modern offering. Horse-riding is a great way to get some fresh air and arrive in style.”
Sean Arnett, landlord at the Blackwood Arms in Littleworth Common near Burnham, has welcomed horses to his pub for over a decade, as he explains;
“We’ve welcomed horses ever since we took over the pub 11 years ago, and I’m sure the Blackwood was welcoming them long before that! Living in the countryside, lots of people ride horses, and we’re lucky to have several great routes in the local area, so stopping for a pint and a bite to eat on your horse is easy. We have a tree opposite our front door which is perfect for tethering horses to, and we make sure that both rider and horse are well looked after.”
For guests looking to arrive by car or foot, but still looking for an excuse to enjoy the gorgeous weather and local scenery, Brakspear’s new app features GPS routing for over 200 circular walks from over 70 pubs across England. Customers can also use the app to filter based on preferences and facilities, including pet and child friendly venues, a place to watch the latest sports game, or a lush outdoor space to continue soaking in the summer weather. So, whether you walk, ride, or drive, Brakspear has a pub to suit everyone.
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