Cosy pubs in Liverpool with roaring open fires – Liverpool Echo
Take shelter from the cold this winter in one of these warm, welcoming pubs
There's just no escaping it – the cold weather is here and it's freezing.
Thankfully there's plenty of watering holes in Liverpool that offer a warm welcome from the bitter chill. These pubs are so cosy you can enjoy several hot toddies and while away the afternoon.
Whether it’s in a trendy gastropub, a theatre bar or an old Dickensian pub, there’s a great pub where you can drink away even the chilliest of winter's days. With the cold nights creeping in, we’re all looking forward to heading out for a drink in a cosy pub.
It's hard to beat the authentic glow of a roaring fire, whether it's a wood burner or a traditional open fire. So whether you're new to the city or fancy trying somewhere you haven't been before, take a look through our guide to Liverpool's cosiest pubs.
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You can tell us your favourites in the comments section. Below is out guide finding the perfect place to warm your cockles on the coldest winter days.
The Pheasant Inn in Hightown boasts a selection of real ales and a food menu "inspired by the desire for traditional pub food with a modern twist". The menu features everything from salads to hearty Sunday roasts.
The pub also has an extensive drinks selection, including wines from around the world and a number of cask ales. Whether you’re heading out for a romantic evening or just a quiet drink to unwind after a tough day – you can do so around the roaring open fire.
Pheasant Inn, Moss Lane, Hightown, L38 3RA
This neighbourhood kitchen and bar is ideally located for a pre-theatre bite to eat or evening wind down. The roaring fire towards the back of the bar is surrounded by a rectangle of comfortable sofas, providing the warm, cosy atmosphere you’re looking for on a cold winter’s evening.
Plus the menu is so extensive you can't go wrong. Whether you fancy pizza, seafood, fried chicken or a salad, there is something for everyone. Frederik's also serves a full Sunday menu, including roast dinners, stonebaked pizzas and more.
Frederik's, 32 Hope St, L1 9BX
This Wavertree tavern is the perfect destination for authentic British cooking and real ales in a genuine local pub. Food is served everyday and you can nurse your full bellies with a drink around the Richmond’s cosy fire.
The menu features a wide selection of dishes as well as buffet choices, kids menu, vegetarian and vegan menu and a special Sunday menu. The pub is also dog-friendly, so guests are encouraged to take along their four-legged friends.
Richmond Tavern, 23A Church Road, L15 9EA
This Hale pub is popular with those en route to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, but it is more than just a convenient airport stop-off. The venue has two function rooms and separate bar and restaurant area.
The menu features everything from sausage and mash and cod and chips, to "show stopping" burgers such as the The Ultimate Chicken Burger. In summer time you can watch a bowling match on the green round the back, but when the colder nights draw in, head inside to enjoy one of their cask ales around the open fire.
Town Lane, Hale, L24 4AG
This inviting Duke Street gastropub becomes even more enticing come winter, when its' huge wood fire comes roaring to life. The pub’s rustic kitchen style is cemented by farmhouse dining tables and Liverpool-themed art on the walls. This cosy restaurant prides itself on its fresh and, whenever possible, locally sourced produce.
This year, The Monro completely revamped its menu, moving away from traditional gastropub food and instead offering a full Greek menu. Dishes available include Souvlaki, loaded fries, Tiropitakia and many more.
Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AG
From the same company behind the Richmond Tavern, the Hare and Hounds brings the same authentic British pub feel – complete with open fire, of course – to Maghull. The classic pub meals are made with award-winning ingredients, which you can wash down with a pint of one of its hand-picked cask ales.
The menu features a range of dishes, including all the pub classics you’d expect as well as fixed price lunch and dinner menus, traditional Sunday roasts, children’s menu, and vegetarian and vegan menus.
Liverpool Road, Maghull, L31 2HF
This popular pub is dripping with maritime history. The original building was built after a compulsory purchase order along the dock road in the early 1850s to widen the road and develop Wapping Dock. This was called Turners Vaults and was built to a late Georgian design.
The pub was then added to circa 1856 in a Victorian design when the road widening was finished. Inside it’s stylish but cosy – particularly if you opt for a pint of traditional ale and a strategic position by the crackling woodburner.
Wapping, L1 8DQ
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