SPENDING time in one of Worcester's countryside pubs is wonderful whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring.

And with this weekend's forecast of thunderstorms you may want to find a pub to shelter inside and while away a few hours.

If you plan on looking out on the rolling Worcestershire fields while enjoying a good pint - these are five top countryside pubs in Worcester.

1. The Old Bush

Upton Road, Callow End


The Old Bush is just a stone's throw from the Old Hills on the edge of the idyllic village of Callow End.

If the sun is shining, there is a large patio and garden with a children’s play area.

However, when the days turn colder a log fire can be found burning away inside to warm you back up.

There's not only a farm shop with deli cafe on site but you can also camp here too.

2. The Chequers at Crowle

Crowle Green

Set in beautiful countryside just outside Worcester, The Chequers at Crowle is a favourite for people who like good food and a good pint.

One TripAdvisor reviewer called it "a countryside gem" while another added "The pub is in a nice location with pretty views across the countryside".

3. Talbot at Knightwick

Bromyard Road

Worcester News: The Talbot at Knightwick

The Talbot at Knightwick is a quintessential countryside pub on the picturesque banks of the River Teme.

A traditional coaching house, The Talbot also boasts a large riverside beer garden and a great menu made up of lots of local suppliers.

Dating back to the 15th Century, it is also home to Teme Valley Brewery and its own bakery too.

4. The Bridge at Tibberton

Plough Road

A relaxing canalside pub between Worcester and Droitwich, The Bridge at Tibberton has two large beer gardens for when the sun is shining.

Drinkers enjoy some good pub grub here as well as listening to live bands in the garden.

It is a popular countryside pub for walkers who make the most of the canalside setting.

5. The Admiral Rodney

Berrow Green

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In the heart of the Worcestershire countryside - but only 15 minutes outside of Worcester - lies The Admiral Rodney.

The 17th Century country inn can be found near the lovely village of Martley in the tiny hamlet of Berrow Green.

This is a lovely pub to stop and enjoy a pint and some food while looking over rolling Worcestershire countryside.

And if you really like it you can even stay the night in one of its six bedrooms