With the winter chill in the air what better way to spend one day keeping warm in front of a roaring fire. We've compiled a list of five pubs that have just that, so sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities.
1. The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme - Lancaster
Welcoming people to the idyllic and historic village of Dolphinholme is the Fleece Inn, situated on the edge of Forest of Bowland an area of natural beauty. Wash down some top quality food with a wide range of craft ales. Sit in front of any of the four roaring fires in the rustic inn and enjoy the relaxing beauty of the countryside.
2. The Millstone at Mellor, Mellor - Blackburn
Cosy up by the fire at the Millstone located in the village of Mellor a few miles from Preston. Feeling hungry? Order some of their fantastic food and take a seat in the relaxed bar or the homely restaurant. If you want a light bite, how about a slow cooked roast beef and horseradish mayo sandwich and a real ale.
3. Shireburn Arms Hotel, Hurst Green - Clitheroe
Why not head out for a winters walk this weekend and then reward yourself with a delicious pub meal nestled next to a roaring fire? Step off the Tolkien Trail and into the Shireburn Arms Hotel where muddy boots and dogs are more than welcome. Boasting far reaching views over the Ribble Valley countryside, the historic 17th century inn offers great warmth and character.
4. The Assheton Arms, Downham - Clitheroe
Step out of the cold and into the glow of the Assheton Arms. This traditional 18th century inn is situated in the village of Downham with views across the Ribble Valley to the legendary Pendle Hill. Enjoy some delicious fresh seafood or high quality meat, poultry and game dishes from the best Lancashire suppliers. Take shelter from the cold near the warmth of the fire and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.
5. Barley Mow, Pendle – Burnley
Barley Mow is situated at the foot of Pendle Hill. Enjoy a nice winter walk then step inside the pub and be greeted by open fires and hunt style lodge interior. Sit in cosy corners and get lost in conversation, enjoy hearty pub food complemented with a wide range of cask ales.