If you want somewhere to spend a quiet evening catching up over a few drinks, but don’t fancy noisy bars, gimmicky nightclubs or crowded football hubs, then check out this round-up of some of Britain’s cosiest pubs.
The Clytha Arms, Clytha
For a great place to grab a drink in South Wales, try this award-winning family-run pub and restaurant in Clytha, just outside Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. Surrounded by greenery in the Welsh countryside, The Clytha Arms offers a range of food choices and an extensive wine list alongside its beers and ales. Enjoy your drinks at the bar with the lively and welcoming locals, or head to the dining area for a relaxed and hearty meal. If you’re really comfy, there are also rooms you can stay in overnight!
The Blackfriar, London
Located within walking distance of Blackfriars Bridge in London, this Grade II listed building is a well-established traditional pub that prides itself on its selection of real ales and fine food along with its unique historical design. Sample some of The Blackfriar’s impressive dishes for a real treat during your visit: choose between British favourites like fish and chips and fancier versions of the classics, including venison sausage and mash. The stunning interior decor includes wooden carvings of friars on the walls and an ornate ceiling, which combine with the roaring open fire to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.
The Clachaig Inn, Argyll
Set among the hills of lowland Scotland, this pub is popular with walkers looking to hang up their warm winter coats and boots to settle down for a drink in a warm and laid-back space. The Clachaig Inn offers a range of events, including quiz nights and live music and you can also check out their whisky tasting master classes, which are held throughout the year. If you feel more like an intimate chat, head to one of the quieter bars within the establishment: the rustic decor and low-key atmosphere in The Snug makes for an ideal evening out with close friends and family.