Wonderful Winter Escapes

Crackling open fires, delicious food and cosy dining areas make pubs the perfect place to retreat to when it’s cold and wet outside. We have rounded up a selection of some of our cosiest pubs with rooms that make wonderful winter escapes in the UK.

The White Hart, South Harting, West Sussex

The White Hart in South Harting oozes cosiness

The White Hart is a beautiful, rustic pub situated in the village of South Harting, just 15 miles away from Chichester and only a few minutes off the A3. The pub has all the traditional pub features such as log fires, beam ceilings and exposed brickwork.

Expect a welcoming and cosy ambience at The White Hart, from little corner tables with fresh flower centrepieces, to faux fur covered leather chairs by the fire.

The pub has seven, wonderfully comfy bedrooms, with a choice of contemporary styling in the pub bedrooms and rustic lodge and family suite accommodation in the converted barn at the rear.

The Coniston Inn, Coniston, Cumbria

Inside the lounge at The Coniston Inn

The Coniston Inn ticks all the boxes for a wonderful winter escape.  Surrounded by hills, fells and mountains, The Coniston Inn is located on the shores of Coniston Water and is perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District National Park.

The inn is dog friendly, which means that you can spend the day exploring the beautiful grounds and surrounding fells with your four-legged friend, before retiring to one of the pub’s elegantly styled bedrooms.

Some of the Inn’s rooms come with outstanding panoramas of Coniston Fells, Old Man of Coniston, Dow Crag, and Wetherlam. while their lake view rooms look across mature grounds towards the picturesque Coniston Water, Grizedale Forest, and Pier Cottage.

Beadnell Towers, Beadnell, Northumberland

Enjoy a warm welcome at The Beadnell Towers

Previously named by The Sunday Times as one of the “Top 100 Best Places To Stay” in Britain, Beadnell Towers is a stylish village pub. The Grade II listed pub dates back to the 18th century and has been sympathetically refurbished. The pub has 18 indvidually designed bedrooms, which include both accessible and dog-friendly rooms.

From decorative wallpaper, elegant bar stalls to velvet lamps that hang low over wooden tables, Beadnell Towers has been beautifully designed throughout. The soft furnishings and comfy armchairs create an ultra cosy feel during the winter months, making it a perfect place to escape to on a cold and wet day.

The Towers is a wonderful meeting place at the heart of the village, where you can enjoy excellent ales, bespoke spirits and fine wines all mixed with a relaxed and inviting Northumbrian welcome. After a bracing walk along the beach (only a short stroll away from the pub), you can expect to find dog washing facilities at the Beadnell Towers which are to the side of the pub. Once cleaned, enjoy a relaxing drink with your pet pooch in the Hotspur Bar.

Pollards Inn, Willaston, Cheshire

Pollards Inn is a dog-friendly pub on the Wirral

The Pollards Inn is a charming 16th century pub located in the pretty village of Willaston, which sits in the Wirral Peninsula. With lots of scenic walks on the doorstep, the pub is a great place for those looking to relax after a walk along the Wirral Way. Perfect for dog walkers, the pub welcomes your pet pooch within their bar and dining area and has dog-friendly bedrooms upstairs.

Pollards Inn has a country style to it, with its wooden interiors and warm colour palette which can be seen throughout the pub.

As far as food goes, the pub prides itself on its delicious meals. You can expect all the traditional favourites on their menu, as well as some of their very own creations, including their freshly hand-stretched pizzas and garden sharing platters.

The Falkland Arms, Great Tew, Oxfordshire


The Falkland Arms is a picturesque pub nestled in the delightful village of Great Tew. Situated on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, this pub offers a warm welcome to both you and your furry friends.

As you step through the doors, you’ll be enchanted by the rustic charm of flagstone floors, cosy corners, and oak beams adorned with hanging ceramic jugs. The inviting atmosphere is further enhanced by the presence of an inglenook fireplace, creating a cozy ambiance that beckons you to unwind and relax.


For more inspiration on winter escapes, read our blog on 5 Cosy Pubs with Rooms


Written by Melanie Phipps

Marketing and PR Manager at Stay in a Pub