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Top 10 Best Pubs & Restaurants in London For Cosy Fires

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When London's weather is wet and windy and cold and snowy, your coat, gloves, scarf and hat can only keep you warm for so long outside. You need to take shelter in a nearby pub, bar or restaurant where you can warm your cockles against the glowing yellow, red and orange flames and embers of a roaring open log fire.

This guide to the top 10 best bars, pubs and restaurants in London for cosy open fires will help you make the right decision about whether to brave the cold outside, or stay inside with a nice quiet pint, a glass of wine, and a good book/board game.

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Canary Wharf
Bar / Restaurant

Pubs provide you with booze, sport, good food and atmosphere. All these things are welcomed by anyone, but if it?s freezing cold, it?s just miserable. Located next to the cold steel of Canary Wharf, The Gun allows its patrons to sit by the fire and warm themselves in the harsh Autumn and Winter months. Warm yourselves with a hearty British food, a strong glass of port and a good book or board game before snuggling by the fire as you look at the sights of East London. While away the gloomy days in style at this delightfully inviting riverside pub.

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Bar / Restaurant

Located in uber-chic Hampstead, the Holly Bush boasts a history all of its own. It was once an art studio for George Romney, and you can now warm your cockles by its fire. Grade II listed, the Holly Bush pub has plenty of centuries old nooks and crannies to bury yourself into as you wait for the deluge of icy rain to cease. Caught in the rain already? Warm your clothes by the fire and drink acclaimed ales alongside the locals who are happy to give you the tips on the best features on the food menu. Embrace the pub?s calm tranquillity and warmth.

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Refurbished in recent times, this pub is ready for the gloomy weather. The Candlemaker helps to bring the warmth to its customers by showing its artistic side. Pop art prettifies the walls, helping to create warm conversations amongst patrons whilst their spicy Mexican inspired food menu, is well known in the area. The Candlemaker alongside good food and art can be appreciated for its cosy fire atmosphere which will serve you well in a few weeks time. If you like being outside, read quietly and enjoy the chilled Autumn air and crisp leaves in colourful heated pods in the Candlemaker?s snug outdoor room.

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Bar / Restaurant

Sample the understated pub of all seasons. The Queens Head pub in Hammersmith heeds back to the classic, no-frills drinker days of the 1940s providing real ale. It is ideal for the summer with its extensive outdoor seating, yet warm and snug for the winter months also. The pub boasts a real log fire, traditional charming interior and a wide comforting menu full of hearty satisfying foods. This winter The Queens Head are offering traditional Plum pheasant to enjoy the warm flavours and cheer of autumn, sourced from a Hampshire family butcher. Being situated very close to Westfield?s shopping centre makes it a perfect place for drink after you've shopped.

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