5 Cosy Pubs With Rooms

As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, a cosy pub appeals to us all more than ever. The thought of sitting in a comfy chair by an open fire with a glass of red and some good, hearty pub grub is what the upcoming wintry days are all about. There’s simply not much better than nestling in for the evening, meeting people, telling tales, and making memories over food and a glass of something nice whilst the wind and rain blusters outside.

Whether it is a weekend away, or you are simply looking for somewhere to spend the afternoon and watch the day go by, here’s five of our favourite cosy pubs dotted around the country.

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The Bell in Ticehurst, East Sussex

Situated in the quaint village and civil parish of Ticehurst, The Bell is the perfect place to take shelter on a cold autumnal day. The charming 16th century country inn has a warm and inviting bar area and restaurant, complete with low beam ceilings, exposed brick walls and an open fire. The Bell has seven quirky bedrooms and four stunning rustic lodges. This wonderful pub is a truly unique place to stay and is the perfect base from which to explore the gems of the South East – Hastings, Tunbridge Wells and Rye.

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The Crown and Thistle, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Crown and Thistle is a beautifully restored Grade II listed pub with rooms, situated in the historic market town of Abingdon-on-Thames. Whilst this pub has maintained many of the building’s original features, The Crown and Thistle has the look and feel of a modern gastro pub, with its extensive bar area, elegant function rooms and 18 boutique-style bedrooms. On a cold and dreary day, stay in all day and enjoy a warm soak in the roll-top bath as part of your en-suite.

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Devonshire Arms at Beeley, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Situated on the majestic Chatsworth Estate, this glorious country pub is known for its cosy interiors, fine cuisine and idyllic setting. The Devonshire Arms has 18 boutique-style bedrooms that combine traditional comforts with a contemporary twist. After a day of exploring the Peak District National Park, sit back with a local craft ale, a glass of fine wine, or choose from their range of over 20 gins.

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The Frogmill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Nestled in the Gloucestershire countryside and only seven miles from Cheltenham, The Frogmill is situated in the natural serenity of the Cotswolds. As soon as you arrive at this cosy pub, you are greeted with a welcoming ambience and stylish home-from-home interiors. The Frogmill is a 16th century, Grade II listed building that has retained many of its original features, including fireplaces, exposed beams and flagstone floors. If you are looking to explore the local Gloucestershire Cotswolds’ towns and villages, The Frogmill is the perfect country retreat.

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The Pheasant, Highclere, Hampshire

The Pheasant is a traditional 17th century pub located on the Hampshire and Berkshire border. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, this dog-friendly pub features inviting wood burning fireplaces, stylish décor and eight beautifully decorated, cottage style bedrooms. The kitchen team are passionate about British produce and draw inspiration for their menus from their commitment to source top-quality local ingredients, so you can expect delicious wholesome meals when visiting the Pheasant!

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Written by Connor Davies

Head of Content & Marketing at Stay in a Pub