6 Great Pub Pit Stops In and Around the Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills | © muffinn / Flickr
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer3 August 2018

There’s nothing better than a cosy country pub, and thankfully, Malvern has plenty. If you’re looking for a pit stop during your walk or simply something a little different, here are some great pubs in and around the Malvern Hills.

The Brewers Arms

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Great views at Brewers Arms, West Malvern
Great views at Brewers Arms, West Malvern | © Brewers Arms

If West Malvern isn’t on your walking route, you might want to change your plans. The Brewers Arms is a lovely, village pub that offers homely pub grub, a great selection of drinks, free WiFi and unmissable views across the Malvern Hills. When planning your walk in Malvern, it’s important to include a couple of pit stops, with The Brewers Arms’ welcoming atmosphere and unbeatable hillside location ensuring you won’t regret a drink with that backdrop.

The Nags Head

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The Nags Head, Malvern
The Nags Head, Malvern | © The Nags Head

Situated just a short walk from both Malvern Link and Great Malvern train stations is The Nags Head, a cosy country pub with original quirks and a roaring open fire for those colder days. Real ale fans will enjoy a regularly rotating selection of cask ales, while fantastic lunch and dinner offerings are served in its quintessentially British seating area. The Nags Head sits at the foot of Malvern Hills’ north-east side, making it a wonderful place to kick off or end your trek.

The Chase Inn

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Views from The Chase Inn, Malvern
Views from The Chase Inn, Malvern | © The Chase Inn

A self-proclaimed ‘little piece of Old England’, The Chase Inn is one of the most popular pubs with walkers within the Malvern Hills. Armed with fantastic views of the Black Mountains from its beer garden, open fires and hearty pub grub, including their renowned roasts, The Chase Inn is a cosy retreat come rain or shine. Make sure you give it a try on your next Malvern walk.

The Marlbank Inn

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Braised lamb shank
Braised lamb shank | © The Marlbank Inn

Situated in the small town of Welland and nestled in the hills is The Marlbank Inn, a cosy country pub which is dog-friendly too! Perfect for families and explorers, The Marlbank boasts fantastic food and an impressive selection of drinks alongside its bed & breakfast offering. What sets The Marlbank apart from most other pubs in the area is that they also cater for ramblers and hikers with on-site camping!

Bluebell Inn

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Sunday roasts at The Bluebell
Sunday roasts at The Bluebell | © The Bluebell Inn
The Bluebell Inn can be found in the quaint Worcestershire town of Barnard’s Green, at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Just a short walk from Great Malvern train station, The Bluebell is a perfect place to start or finish your walk. Whether you’re after a light lunch, a few pints or one of their locally famous Sunday roasts, you’re in good hands here. We’ll meet you in the beer garden.

Wellington Inn

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The Wellington Inn, Malvern
The Wellington Inn, Malvern | © Barry Holloway

Last but not least is the Wellington Inn, which provides one of the most impressive backdrops to any pub in the Worcestershire region! Located on the western face of the Malvern Hills, in Colwall, this real ale specialist pub offers modern gastronomic delights at affordable prices alongside their fine wine list and armoury of rotating real ales. Where possible, the Wellington uses local produce, including Aberdeen Angus beef from nearby farms, as well as fruit and vegetables.

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