Nine Cosy Pubs to Warm Up in this Weekend
A pint, a hearty meal and a roaring open fire – we couldn’t think of anything better on a wet and windy weekend
High Force Hotel
The perfect rural retreat, High Force Hotel is surrounded by the beauty of Upper Teesdale and adjacent to England’s largest and most powerful waterfall, High Force. After the perfect Sunday stroll walking the dogs, take refuge in the cosy bar or wood-panelled dining room for a home-cooked meal and a pint or two by the open fires.
Alston Road, Forest-in-Teesdale DL12 0XH
The Pipe and Glass
There is no cosier place to be on a windy winter’s day than this former coaching inn. The Pipe and Glass welcome you into their traditional bar with roaring fires and serve refreshing hand-pulled ales and an award-winning wine list. Feeling peckish? Warm up with one of their delicious dishes – our favourite is the Pipe and Glass fish pie.
West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN
The Lord Crewe Arms
There’s no better way to enjoy the thrall of winter weather than through a pub window, and you can do just that at The Lord Crewe Arms. In the honey-stone village of Blanchland, this historic inn is the perfect place to cosy up. Head to The Crypt where the medieval vaulted chamber, with candle-lit ambience, will have you feeling warm in no time.
The Square, Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SP
The 3 Acres Inn
In beautiful countryside, The 3 Acres Inn oozes charm and cosy comforts. From traditional Yorkshire breakfasts to an extensive a la carte menu, the Inn has something for everyone, including a tempting range of delicious puddings and cheeses – perfect on a chilly afternoon.
Roydhouse, Shelley, Near Huddersfield HD8 8LR
The Rose and Crown
After a winter’s walk, the fire at The Rose and Crown will quickly bring the feeling back into your hands and feet. Join the other keen walkers in this County Durham pub, or make a night of it and rest your head in one of their 14 luxury country bedrooms.
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle DL12 9EB
The Percy Arms
Look out over breathtaking views of the beautiful Northumberland countryside at The Percy Arms in Chatton. This recently renovated, dog-friendly pub focuses on homemade, local and seasonal dishes which are the perfect source of fuel to not only fill you up, but warm you up too.
Main Road, Chatton, Northumberland NE66 5PS
The Lister Arms
Tuck into home-cooked food and enjoy a pint of cask beer beside the fire at The Lister Arms in Malham. This 17th century coaching inn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect location from which to exploring the area either on foot or by car.
Malham, Skipton BD23 4DB
The Whittling House
Set back from Alnmouth’s beautiful beach, The Whittling House welcomes you with comfy interiors and roaring open fires, so sit back and relax in this seaside spot. Dishes are created with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients – we recommend the chilli salt monkfish, or the lager and lemon fresh battered haddock.
24–25 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth NE66 2RA
The Blue Lion
In the heart of iconic Wensleydale, The Blue Lion is an 18th century coaching inn and pub which provides an ideal refuge from the winter weather. Make sure to grab a table by the fire to enjoy your pint in the cosiest position possible. We also suggest ordering a couple of dishes from the blackboard menu and whiling away the afternoon – there’s nowhere better.
Main Road, East Witton, near Leyburn DL8 4SN