Cosy Inns Perfect for an Autumnal Fireside Retreat

15 October 2017

Don’t be fooled, the unseasonal warm October weather we are enjoying will soon be over, there’s a tail-end of a hurricane for some and autumn will kick in when the clocks go back in a couple of weeks. Make the most of glorious autumnal colours in November and retreat to one of these super-cosy pubs with rooms, all renowned for real fires, real food and real ale, and perfect for a pre-Christmas break away.  For many more choices head to

The Bull & Swan, Stamford, Lincolnshire

The handsome Bull & Swan is Georgian Stamford’s perfect hideaway, a super-cosy 17th-century inn with log fires, interesting, stylish bedrooms and a menu to please all. Magnificent Burghley House is just a stroll away, stunning Belvoir Castle is well worth the short drive, and historic Stamford and its antique shops are worth exploring.
Read more about this pub with rooms in Lincolnshire

Ram Inn, Firle, East Sussex

Firle is a timeless village set down a dead-end lane at the foot of the South Downs. At its heart stands the 500-year-old Ram Inn, a proper community pub with rustic-chic rooms, Sussex ales on tap, daily menus brimming with local produce, and roaring log fires in cosy bars. Brighton and Lewes are close by.
Read more about this pub with rooms in East Sussex

The Cat Inn, West Hoathly, West Sussex

The Cat stands opposite the parish church in a beautiful rural village setting in the glorious Ashdown Forest. Rejuvenated, without spoiling the period charm, the bar boasts two large fireplaces and there’s a contemporary feel in the main dining area. Menus champion local produce and four bedrooms offer contemporary comforts.
Read more about this pub with rooms in West Sussex

The Lister Arms, Malham, North Yorkshire

Be quick and book one of the comfortable rooms at the 17th-century inn deep in the Dales, as it’s the perfect autumn retreat for jaw-dropping views and stunning moorland and valley walking. Explore the paths around Malham Cove & Tarn, then settle down in front of the blazing fire with a pint and a plate of warming food.
Read more about this pub with rooms in North Yorkshire

The Kings Head, Bledington, Oxfordshire

The honey-coloured stone, the village green, a little brook, wandering ducks – the Kings Head is a Cotswold idyll even before you cross the threshold. Inside, the rustic bar, a cracking fire in the inglenook, local real ales, honest British food and country-chic rooms add to the quintessential charm of this 16th-century inn.
Read more about this pub with rooms in Oxfordshire

The Talbot, Mells, Somerset

Timeless village setting deep in the Somerset hills for this spruced up inn. Lace up your boots, explore fascinating feudal Mells and surrounding footpaths, or Frome’s artisan market, returning to great food and crackling fires in the cosy candlelit bar and rambling dining rooms. Retire to a super comfortable room upstairs.
Read more about this pub with rooms in Somerset

Great Christmas Gift Ideas
Head to the Inn Places website to purchase an Inn Places Gift Voucher which can be used to pay for a stay at any of the inns featured on Inn Places or take a look at our newly published Guide Book: “Discover the Best Inns of England and Wales”, which at just £8.99 (free P&P in the UK), makes the perfect stocking filler!

Share this post:

Leave a Reply

Latest News and Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog – this is where we have the latest on what our pub industry expert David Hancock has been up to including his discoveries when searching for Britain’s best pubs with rooms. We’ve also got insider tips and extra updates to share about what makes our handpicked inns such wonderful – and individual/unique places – to help you find anything from the cosiest corner, to a special room with a view or even the heartiest breakfast.