When it's cold and wet and miserable outside and all you want is somewhere warm and cosy to hunker down we have just the thing: five of the best places in Yorkshire for a fireside and a decent plate of food.

The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

The Star Inn gets all the glory, but the bar of the Pheasant across the road ticks every box for cosy: sofas, fires, cushions, piles of magazines and sausage and mash and pheasant casserole to warm your cockles.








The Blue Lion, East Witton

Flagged floors, polished brasses, country oak furniture and a fire that never goes out? Settle in for the likes of suet pud followed by treacle sponge and custard.







Craven Arms, Appletreewick

Find a spot by the Yorkshire range, tuck into some decent grub and we guarantee you’ll never want to leave. Old, traditional and full of atmosphere.

King’s Arms, Heath

Log fires and a working Yorkshire range are within a warren of gaslit rooms in this unique pub.  If you’ve never been, go now for real ales and good grub in a stunning historic village.








Ship Inn, Port Mulgrave

A pub that’s really a tea room. It’s licensed, so enjoy a beer or a pot of tea on the sofa, read the papers and tuck into soup, scones and Jane’s wonderful cakes.

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