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Heading inside now the nights are getting cooler? Or just after a spot to warm up after a brisk weekend walk? There's nowhere better than a warm, cosy pub.

Crackling fires, seats you can sink into and comforting pub food – that's what a good cosy pub is all about. So grab a drink, order the pie and mash and settle in for the afternoon. With hundreds of cosy pubs across England, find a cosy pub near you with great food, drinks and service.

Visit one of these warm and welcoming pubs located in great areas across the south of England and search for cosy pubs by area using the location filters below. 

The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey

Built in 1897, The Great Northern Railway Tavern is a Grade II listed pub in Hornsey. Enjoy modern British pub food and craft inspired drinks in a stylish contemporary interior with original features.

The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey

67 High Street, Hornsey, London, N8 7QB
Telephone: 0208 127 6632
Email: [email protected]

The Grove Lock, Leighton Buzzard

This canalside pub serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water. Located beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, it's a shining example of a great English waterside pub.

The Grove Lock, Leighton Buzzard

Grove, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0QU
Telephone: 01525 380940
Email: [email protected]

The Gun, Docklands

A special dining experience awaits at The Gun, a Grade II listed pub in Docklands. With idyllic Thames views, you can relax by the water, enjoy fine fresh food, stunning wines and a secret gin garden.

The Gun, Docklands

27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS
Telephone: 0207 519 0075
Email: [email protected]

The Half Moon, Herne Hill

Built in 1896, The Half Moon is the oldest pub in Herne Hill. An iconic pub with a wonderful restaurant and some of the most beautiful bedrooms you'll ever see.

The Half Moon, Herne Hill

10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU
Telephone: 020 7616 5276
Email: [email protected]

The Hare & Hounds, Osterley

Surrounded by lush green fields, you'd never suspect that this traditional pub in Osterley is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hammersmith and Ealing.

The Hare & Hounds, Osterley

Wyke Green, Osterley, Middlesex, TW7 5PR
Telephone: 020 8560 5438
Email: [email protected]

The Harpenden Arms, Harpenden

An exceptional local in every sense, the Harpenden Arms pub in Harpenden serves the town from a prime spot right on the High Street.

The Harpenden Arms, Harpenden

188 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TR
Telephone: 01582 461113
Email: [email protected]

The Head of the River, Oxford

The Head of the River is widely acknowledged as one of the best pubs and places to stay in Oxford. With our very large outside terrace overlooking the river, and a short walk from the city centre.

The Head of the River, Oxford

Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4LB
Telephone: 01865 721600
Email: [email protected]

The Hercules, Lambeth

Named after the circus strongman Hercules, the pub brings the history surrounding the creation of the modern circus and Lambeth's entertainment rich past back into the spotlight.

The Hercules, Lambeth

2 Kennington Road, London, SE1 7BL
Telephone: 020 7920 9092
Email: [email protected]

The Hereford Arms, Kensington

The Hereford Arms has developed a reputation for delicious fresh food, fine wines, craft beer & award winning cask ales all served in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.

The Hereford Arms, Kensington

127 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4TE
Telephone: 020 7370 4988
Email: [email protected]

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

Right in the heart of historic Hampstead The Holly Bush is a traditional country pub that takes old-fashioned pub-keeping seriously.

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

22 Hollymount, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SG
Telephone: 020 7435 2892
Email: [email protected]

The Horse & Groom, Alresford

A beautiful pub in the quaint town of Alresford, offering a range of cask ales & great tasting food, using seasonal produce, delivered daily, prepared and cooked to order by our talented chef's.

The Horse & Groom, Alresford

2 Broad Street, Alresford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO24 9AQ
Telephone: 01962 734 809
Email: [email protected]

The Hung Drawn & Quartered, Tower Hill

The Hung Drawn & Quartered, Tower Hill

26-27 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 5AQ
Telephone: 020 7626 6123
Email: [email protected]

The cosiest country pubs with open fires in Hampshire

Picture this: you’re exploring the Hampshire countryside and the weather has taken a turn for the worst. It’s cold, windy and raining, and you’re in search of warmth and sustenance...

You stumble across a charming country pub by chance, and head inside to take refuge from the dark, wintery day. You’re greeted by the delicious aroma of mulled wine and hearty home-cooked food, and the warm, friendly smile of the barman.

You spot a roaring open fire at the back of the dining room, and choose a cosy, comfy spot within reach of its warm, amber glow… 

If that sounds like your ideal way to spend a cold afternoon, here's a list of the best country pubs in Hampshire for doing just that – with real fireplaces, hearty pub meals and warming drinks – perfect for taking refuge on a chilly winter’s day.

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Best Hampshire pubs with fireplaces - The Bear & Ragged Staff, Romsey