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Gastro Pub

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Life is too short. Why not stay in a place worth remembering.

Since 1999 HIP Hotels has specialised in finding the world’s most interesting and individual hotels. We feel travel should be memorable, and we think that where you stay is as important as where you go. From cutting edge urban hangouts in the world’s biggest cities to rustic retreats in the middle of nowhere, HIP Hotels offers an exotic global variety of choice.

It all started with a globe-trotting photographer writing about his favourite places to stay. Herbert Ypma still travels to, photographs, and writes about all the hotels featured in the HIP Hotels books and on Now there is also an expansive programme of Apps to allow the iPhone user to access all sorts of unique hotels.

Gastro Pub combines the great British tradition of the pub with the engaging beauty of the English countryside and the unexpected pleasure of gourmet food.

From the sweeping views of a charming pub overlooking Lake Windermere in the picturesque Lake District, to the eccentric razzle-dazzle of the Crazy Bear Hotel in Oxfordshire, to the extraordinary Norfolk beaches adjacent to the Victoria at Holkham, to the rolling hills and dales of southern Wales that envelop a historic tavern, to the intact, medieval, thatched-roof inn nestled into a remote corner of Yorkshire, it is hard to imagine a more inspired collection of spectacular settings for memorable food.

Travel is all about adventure and experiences, and the HIP Hotels Applications make it easy. Each App gives you an elaborate slideshow of each property, complete with tips on where to eat, how to relax, where to explore and where you will sleep. Booking is even easier. A freephone number is featured on each App; simply highlight the number and you will be dispatched straight through to a Travel Guru at our call centre who can arrange everything, including airfares.