As 2019 is already into February… Valentine’s Day is just days away. Expectations can be high for a Valentine’s Day date, so the Good Pub Guide is here to help. Whether you’re heading out on the 14th, drinking probably too many drinks for a Thursday evening, or waiting until the weekend to celebrate the year’s most romantic occasion, we’ve found 6 cosy and romantic pubs across the country, which should guarantee you and your partner a perfect night out together.
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green – London
Located in the heart of West London, Paradise by the Way of Kensal Green is the perfect balance between glamourous and cosy. The decadence of the manor-house style interior will leave you feeling transported to France in the height of its baroque period. Choose from either home cooked British food or European influenced dishes. Regardless of what you fancy, you will be feeling the love this valentines tucking into anything off this menu, which they promised is “prepared with love.”
St Vincent Arms – Sutton on Derwent
If you are looking for a traditional and cosy pub for valentines, the St Vincent Arms, just outside of York, might just be the pub that you have been looking for. Ran by three generations of the Hopwood family, you’re assured to receive a warm welcome on a cold February night, helped by the pub’s roaring fireplaces. Choose either from their main menu or their extensive specials menu, which boasts a stunning selection of dishes featuring only the best locally sourced produce. Choose from an array of ales from local breweries to accompany your meal.
The Foresters Arms – Stockport
Close to Weneth Low Country Park, why not take a romantic stroll with your loved one on Valentines? Then follow it up with a visit to this popular pub, just outside of Manchester. But not to worry, if it’s chilly this Valentines, you will warm up in no time, next to their cosy fireplace. Quench your thirst with one of their fine wines or beers and satisfy your hunger with a dish prepared with the finest local ingredients by one of their expert chefs. You’ll be guaranteed to have an enjoyable evening, helped by the exceptional staff, who are dedicated to making your experience of The Foresters Arms one which you will leave you booking a table again, instantly.
The Crown Inn – Weston
How about spending Valentines in a pub full of history? The Crown Inn, in Northamptonshire, started as a Hostelry back in 1592. This quaint pub with stone walls, wooden beams and fireplaces is the perfect setting to spend Valentine’s Day. Serving modern British cuisine, choose from a selection of fantastic dishes, alongside a varied wine list. And… if you are too full and content to move after a delicious dinner, why not stay in one of the inn’s beautiful, modern rooms for the night?
The Elm Tree – Elmton
Fancy an evening out with a difference? The Elm Tree in Derbyshire is a picturesque pub with stunning views of the countryside, nestled in the village of Elmton. Owner and head chef Chris Norfolk is dedicated to ensuring that his customers always have the option of trying something new – frequently changing their menu. As well as hand butchering every cut of meat on-site, the chefs at The Elm Tree make their own pastry, pies, breads, pasta, pork scratchings and much more. Their passion for serving quality, local and fresh food promises guests an exceptional meal on a special evening.
The Walrus – Brighton
If you’re looking for a romantic pub in Brighton, The Walrus offers an intimate experience in a sophisticated venue. Located just a few lanes away from Brighton’s beach, why not take a stroll along the shore, watching the sunset, before heading to one of Brighton’s most popular pubs? If you simply fancy a drink, relax by the fire in one of the cosy booths downstairs. Or if you want to treat your Valentine to an extra special contemporary meal, dine upstairs in the elegant, high ceilinged restaurant. If The Walrus has charmed too much that you do not want to leave once you have finished eating, enjoy a drink or two in the hidden two-story fairy light lit roof garden – the perfect end to a perfect evening.