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Michelin stars, celebrity chefs, chic bedrooms – enjoy a night at the pub. By Sophie Lam

The Star Inn at Harome, Yorkshire

The Star Inn is stellar in more ways than its name suggests, with a Michelin star and a host of awards including Inn of the Year and Gastropub of the Year. Run by Andrew and Jacquie Pern, it has a cosy restaurant and bar, a private dining room, herb garden and country deli. The 14th-century inn also offers stylish rooms in an adjoining farm building and two self-contained thatched cottages.

The Star Inn at Harome, Harome, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5JE (01439 770 397; www.thestarat Doubles start at £130, including breakfast.

The Ragged Cot, Gloucestershire

This centuries-old coaching inn is pure Cotswolds with its pale stone exterior and bucolic views. Updated with 10 luxurious bedrooms named after Penguin classic paperbacks, it also features a pared-back dining room with wood-burning stove, daily specials chalked on a board and comfy armchairs. The menu is fresh, seasonal and local, with cheeses made in a dairy two fields away.

The Ragged Cot, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton, Glos GL6 8PE (01453 884 643; Doubles start at £100, including breakfast.

The Yew Tree Inn, Berkshire

This inn strikes just the right balance between cosiness and formality. The menu features sardines on toast, plus comfort food such as fish pie and rib-eye steak. The six bedrooms have quirky artwork, flat-screen TVs and Molton Brown-stocked wet rooms.

Marco Pierre White's Yew Tree Inn, Hollington Cross, nr Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9SE (01635 253 360; Doubles start at £100, including breakfast.

York & Albany, London

Opening on Monday, the York and Albany will be the fourth of Gordon Ramsay's London "pubs", but the first to offer accommodation. Upstairs, eight luxurious bedrooms are complemented by two suites overlooking Regent's Park. An adjoining delicatessen will sell some of the seasonal produce.

York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, London NW1 7PS (rooms 020-7387 5700; Doubles start at £155, room only.

Barley Bree, Perthshire

Run by a French chef and his Scottish wife, the Barley Bree is an 18th-century inn-turned-restaurant with rooms. The dining room serves local fare such as seared organic salmon with lemon and chive gnocchi or slow-braised Scottish lamb shank. Upstairs, the six bedrooms are handsomely decorated with sleigh beds, roll-top baths and sash windows.

Barley Bree, 6 Willoughby Street, Muthill, Perthshire PH5 2AB (01764 681 451; Doubles start at £75, including breakfast.

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