Friday, December 11, 2009

Top 10 UK winter pubs

Time for a completely random, non-politics post I think.

This month's Lonely Planet magazine (not online) has listed its top 10 "snuggest" UK pubs to visit this winter:

10. The Griffin Inn- Fletching, Sussex
9. The Harwood Arms- Fulham, London
8. Applecross Inn- Wester Ross (Scottish Highlands)
7. The Star Inn- Harome, Yorkshire
6. Kelly's Cellars- Belfast
5. The Sportsman- Whitstable, Kent
4. The Hardwick- Abergavenny
3. The Three Fishes- Mitton, Lancashire
2. The Tunnel House Inn- Circencester, Cotswolds

and the winner...

1. The Harrow Inn- Steep, Hampshire.

Kelly's could be perhaps described physically snug in the sense that you couldn't swing a kitten round it, but atmosphere-wise?

Haven't been in any of the other places so I'd certainly welcome any reviews and other places to add to the list.

2 comments:

Chekov said...

Kelly's Cellars atmosphere is super. For that genuine Republican - about to be kidnapped - feel it can't be beaten.

My advice for anyone seriously looking for a winter pub in Belfast - look no further than Whites. Or, for a curveball, try the Beaten Docket. hardly hiving, but it has usually got a roaring fire.

Bavarian Orange Order said...

Let´s face it, if you have been trudging around the city for a few hours doing Christmas shopping, anywhere that serves beer is great.