Fancott is in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, with beautiful walks on the doorstep along with its own railway there is lots to do on a visit to the pub.
Woburn Safari park is just a 15 minute drive away The pub has a The fabulous Shuttleworth with its collection of 20th Century aircraft and beautiful gardens is right on the doorstep, as are the beautiful Rowney Woodlands with some delightful woodland walks. Slightly further afield is the county town of Bedford., just a 25 minute drive. At the pub we welcome walkers and cyclists and well behaved dogs with drinks and bar snacks served daily. There is plenty of parking and both outdoor and indoor seating.
Now 30 years old! You’ll find the fantastic Fancott railway right in the pubs garden, open most weekends and school holidays. Tickets are just £2 a ride.
Just a 15 minute drive from the pub on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern hills lies the town of Dunstable.
Dunstable has a lively events calendar with events going on all year around. Many of the attractions and activities in the town are highly rated and popular with visitors.
There are lots of interesting things to see in and around Dunstable including Dunstable Downs & Whipsnade estate ZSL Whipsnade zoo
The busy Bedfordshire town of Luton is just a 20 minute drive from the pub.
Home to two museums including Stockwood discovery centre and Wardown House Museum and Gallery – housed in a grade II listed Victorian mansion in Wardown Park on the outskirts of the town centre with inspiring exhibitions throughout the year.
Quarter of an hour from the Pub is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park owned by the Zoological Society of London, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
Just 15 minutes from the Fancott, Woburn Safari park is a fantastic family day out.
With over 80 species of exotic and wild animals including lions, tigers and bears. You can explore the safari in your car plus there is a foot safari too!
Check out the Woburn Safari park website for more info.
Sharpenhoe ancient woodlands are just an 11 minute drive away with great views and fantastic walks. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk Sharpenhoe for details
Slightly further afield are the Dunstable downs and Whipsnade estate, an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular views of rolling chalk grasslands … there’s also a National Trust shop too, what’s not to love!
Check out the nationaltrust.org.uk Dunstable downs website for details.
Barton Hills are situated near the village of Barton-le-Clay in the beautiful Chilterns. The National Nature Reserve is a popular destination for families, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts with lots of walks to explore.
Just a 14 minute drive from the Fancott, check out the Woodland Trust website for more details.
A 13 minute drive from the pub,
With fantastic outdoor and indoor play areas and a chance to play with the animals too, its a fantastic family day out.
There are some great walks right on the pubs doorstep!
Check out a local footpath map here.
Just a 10 minute drive from the pub is Sundon Hills,
Check out a two hour circular walk and map at www.alltrails.com