Staying cosy in the city – the best pubs with log fires in Bath

7 March 2018

If you’re still suffering from the after-effects of the ‘Beast from the East’, you’ll need to find somewhere toasty and cosy to warm yourself up. Luckily, there are lots of cosy spots for food and drink in Bath where you can sit by a roaring fire and enjoy the unseasonably cold weather conditions from the comfort of a fantastic pub.

Here’s our guide to the best pubs with real log fires in Bath, so you can warm those frozen toes and enjoy a great tasting pint at the same time…

The Star Inn

A real ale pub dating back to 1759, you’ll find The Star Inn at 23 Vineyards on The Paragon. It’s close to Hedgemead Park and just up the road from our spacious Haystack apartment (perfect for large groups).

The Star isn’t a gourmet gastropub – which many locals are thankful for – but rather an unspoilt, traditional pub with first-class ale, a cracking log fire and plenty of snugs to cosy into to wait out the weather.

The Pulteney Arms

On the same street as our Daniel St Garden Apartment is The Pulteney Arms, a popular little pub where you can get great quality, no-nonsense pub food and enjoy a great atmosphere and real fires. Lots of locals visit The Pulteney Arms and it does get busy when Bath Rugby are playing though, so make sure to time your visit to avoid the crowds!

The Bell Inn

If you like your pubs with a little more culture and edge, you must visit award-winning The Bell Inn on Walcot Street. Quirky, cosy and bohemian with a fantastic open fire, The Bell Inn is also a buzzing music venue with open mic nights, live music and DJ sets – as well as incredible real ale.  You’ll find The Bell Inn just around the corner from our Old Orchard apartment and The Star Inn, perfect if you fancy a tour of some of the best pubs in Bath.  

The Garrick’s Head

Not only is The Garrick’s Head on St John’s Place one of the best pubs with log fires in Bath, but it’s also famous for its excellent pre-theatre menu. This gastropub was once an old actor’s inn, and remains a grand building with impressively stately proportions. If fabulous food and a cosy atmosphere is what you’re looking for, head to The Garrick’s Head pub and dining rooms right next to the Theatre Royal Bath.

The George Inn

This one is around a 20-minute drive from Bath in Norton St Philip, but it’s well worth a visit. One of the oldest pubs in the area, The George Inn is a wonderfully traditional old coaching inn dating back to the 14th century. It boasts roaring fires in huge fireplaces, a cosy atmosphere and rumour has it you can get an exceptional Sunday roast there. You may need to book in advance though, as this pub is enormously popular, especially on a Sunday.