Doncaster's 9 best out of town pubs

The Eden ArmsThe Eden Arms
The Eden Arms
We've given you the lowdown on Doncaster's best town centre pubs - now we're bringing you our guide to the nine best out of town watering holes.

If you are prepared to travel a little further in seek of refreshments, here are the pubs we think you need to seek out.

The Eden Arms, Edenthorpe

The Plough Inn at Arksey.The Plough Inn at Arksey.
The Plough Inn at Arksey.

This modern estate pub was built in the 80s - but don't let that put you off. Its cosy, charming and is renowned for its friendly welcome as well as a great range of real ales and CAMRA related activties. Lovely beer garden too.

Baxter Arms, Fenwick

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A real rural gem, this free house might need some seeking out, but it is well worth the trip. The multi-room pub boasts a snooker table, some great food and drink - and, perfect for winter, open fires to get toasty.

The Plough, Arksey

The Baxter Arms at FenwickThe Baxter Arms at Fenwick
The Baxter Arms at Fenwick

A traditional village hostelry where there's always a warm welcome and good-hearted banter. Brasses and nostalgic photos make it feel homely and olde worlde and there's a log-burning stove to ensure you'll never be chilly.

The Wheatsheaf, Armthorpe

Another sprawling village pub with a prominent roadside location, there's always cask beers on offer - so if you love real ale, its the place to be. You can also try your hand at traditional pub games.

Eagle and Child, Auckley

The Eagle and Child at Auckley.The Eagle and Child at Auckley.
The Eagle and Child at Auckley.

Well-known for miles around and for many years, many drinkers and diners have flocked to this pub to sample its charm and character. Handpulled brews are always on offer and there's a restaurant with good, honest pub grub too.

The Ship, Bawtry

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A favoured haunt by the Campaign For Real Ale fraternity, this refurbished roadside tavern with a nautical theme will leave you feeling shipshape and Bristol fashion with a range of beers and festivals throughout the year.

Hill Top Hotel, Conisbrough

The Wheatsheaf at Armthorpe.The Wheatsheaf at Armthorpe.
The Wheatsheaf at Armthorpe.

You can't miss this traditional free house on the road between Doncaster and Sheffield, perched, as its name suggests, on top of a hill. The free house serves up locally brewed beers - and the homemade pies are to die for.

Glasshouse, Kirk Sandall

Another modern pub, built on the site of the former Glassmaker, its prominent roadside location makes it a popular spot for Sunday lunch as well as a few pints. The beer garden is always popular in summer.

Concertina Band Club, Mexborough

What's better than a real ale pub? A real ale pub with a brewery attached! Locally known as The Tina, the premises were once home to a concertina band. Real ale enthusiasts flock from far and wide to sample the beers on offer.

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