A FEW things beat heading down to the pub with your mates on a sunny day.

However, renting out an entire pub with working bars and making a staycation out of it might be up there.

The pubs available to rent this spring and summer are spread across the UK.

Some locations include Devon, Norfolk and Peak District.

Here are the best pub staycations we've found:

The Old Church House, Devon

The Old Church House is located in Devon and can sleep up to 24 guests with 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

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The bar is fully stocked with ale, lager and cider, which can be poured straight from the tap. However, it's worth keeping in mind that the bar charge will be separate.

There are enough games on offer with a three-quarter size snooker table, a darts alley and a board games corner for all the family.

You'll also find plenty of off-road parking available in a private, gated car park.

  • Seven nights from £2,272 per stay

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The bar can be fully stocked before you arrive

The Boars Head Pub, Shropshire

Split into two sections, the former 16th-century pub is perfect for groups of friends and families as it can sleep up to 23.

The main pub retains its original features and offers a traditional bar which can be stocked with beers on tap upon request.

You can even request a fully-cooked breakfast or Sunday Roast from the owners.

  • Seven nights from £5,709 per stay

The Old Star Inn, Rutland

Set in the quaint village of Long Clawson, within the county of Leicestershire, is a converted former pub, The Old Star Inn.

Dating back to the 17th century, touches of the property’s history, such as the original pub features, can be found throughout.

At the same time, it has also been renovated to house a farmhouse-style kitchen and hot tub.

There are five bedrooms and an outdoor seating area for the summer months.

  • Seven nights from £2,017 per stay

Five Bells Inn, Norfolk

This former pub has not one, but two bars – one full-length and a smaller one in the living area.

The property sleeps 20, with eight bedrooms, and the pub sits next to St Peter's waterside church, making it a great spot for wedding parties.

A pool table provides fun-filled hours, whilst others can gather around the open fire for a more relaxing evening.

  • Seven nights from £4,013 per stay

Poachers Arms, Peak District

Complete with a typical bar carpet, the Poachers Arms working bar is open for guests to use.

Not only is there a fully working bar, but there is also a hot tub and enclosed play area for the kids to use.

The property sleeps up to 30 people, making it a great venue for a boozy party.

There is also a large modern kitchen, two large sitting areas which used to form the main lounge of the pub and an outdoor play area.

The owners include 25 parking spaces for people staying at the pub, so there is no need to worry about how to get there.

  • Three nights from £2,064 per stay

For more staycation deals, Hoseasons has UK breaks from £5.50pp a night this spring.

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You can also bag a second park day for free at Legoland, but the offer ends this week, so you'll have to be quick.

Alternatively, we've also found the cheapest city breaks in Europe from £149pp – including flights.

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