A picturesque countryside pub in Worcestershire has been ranked as having one of the best beer gardens in England.

Big 7 Travel, a holiday website, has released its annual list after compiling the 25 best places to grab a drink in the sun.

The team behind the decision said they used a ranking system judging aspects such as ambience, scenery, as well as food and drink selection.

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Coming in eighth place was The Fleece Inn in Bretforton.

The National Trust pub was first built in the 15th century and has remained pretty much unchanged throughout the centuries.

A description on the poll said: "This black-and-white inn dates back to the time of Chaucer, and it still looks much the same.

"It was handed over to the National Trust in 1977. While the interiors are undeniably impressive, the garden just beyond is magical, with a thatched crook barn and miniature orchard.

"There’s a dizzying calendar of events throughout the spring and summer (though check ahead in 2021), from hog roasts to morris dancers to the Vale of Evesham British Asparagus Festival.