Cosy winter pubs..
This wonderful local gastropub transforms effortlessly from a
summer playground, with its huge decked garden, to the perfect
hideaway for winter, with comfy sofas, board games and, yes, a
large open fire! The seasonal British menu is excellent and the
manageable but brilliantly varied wine list has something for
everyone. Perfect for a relaxed date any day of the week.
2) The Anglesea Arms,
Another upmarket gastropub, the food here is renowned for its
quality and the log fire an essential part of the 'old pub' feel.
3) The Builders
Always a favourite, this place is invariably jam packed during
winter months. Around this time of year there's mulled wine on tap
and the fire is always blazing - plus their sunday roasts are
legendary. Yum yum yum.
4) The Bulls Head,
A lovely old fashioned pub right on the river. With a log fire
and the interior largely a mixture of wood and old wine bottles,
it's a truly cosy little spot.
5) The Jerusalem
A tiny, slightly ragged looking old fashioned pub (well, made to
look old fashioned anyway!), this is a beer enthusiasts heaven. For
the romantic however, get there early in the evening (and early in
the week) and bag a table on their miniature mezzanine level - it's
cosy romance exemplified.
A seriously cute pub tucked away down a small alley on the
riverside walk from Hammersmith to Chiswick. With low beams and a
flickering fire it's perfect for a winter date. According to
the Guinness Book of Records it's got the smallest separate bar in
the UK. A good bit of pub trivia and a good excuse for getting cosy
with your date - two things which we approve of!
This is a pub with a very loyal following. Outdoor space in the
summer and a roaring fire in the winter, it prides itself on its
seasonal food with fresh home-bread baked every day! Delicious.
8) The Yorkshire
A proper old fashioned pub - just like in the olden days! You
won't find gastro food here, but you will find a charming, friendly
and cosy drinking hole, much loved by its locals. Its a Samuel
Smith pub so no 'branded' drinks here, but it's wonderfully
traditional, very good value and a favourite of many a celebrity,
so keep your eyes peeled…
9) The Princess
Lovingly refurbished and restored this pub is a Victorian
masterpiece beautifully brought up to date. The open fire is in the
dining room rather than the bar, but with award winning, high-end
gastro pub food, you won't be disappointed if you opt for dinner.
They've also got a very impressive wine list...
A stylishly rustic and fairly upmarket gastropub renowned for
its fantastic food. We've heard the wood-fired pizzas are excellent
and we rather like the little potted orange trees dotted about the