A Wrexham pub has been named as one of the cosiest in the UK and the perfect spot for a lunch in winter.

The Good Food Guide has released a list of 'Britain's cosiest pubs for a perfect winter lunch' featuring 16 spots all over the UK.

The list includes pubs from locations including Devon, London, Manchester and Cumbria. 

The Good Food Guide said: "They don't just stoke the open fires and keep the logs well stacked, these pubs serve up relaxed, warm vibes, good local beers and even better cooking."

The Leader: See the Wrexham pub that has been named on the cosiest in the UK by the Good Food Guide.See the Wrexham pub that has been named on the cosiest in the UK by the Good Food Guide. (Image: Tripadvisor)

The best cosy pubs for the perfect winter lunch in the UK

The cosiest pubs for the perfect winter lunch, according to the Good Food Guide, are:

  • Edinburgh Castle, Manchester
  • Harwood Arms, Fulham
  • The Anchor, Ripley
  • The Butchers Arms, Eldersfield
  • The Clachan Inn, St John's Town of Dalry
  • The Crown, Burchett's Green
  • The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford
  • The Drunken Duck Inn, Ambleside
  • The Dun Cow, Salthouse
  • The Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath
  • The Fix & Hounds, Hunsdon
  • The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge
  • The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market
  • The Kirkstyle Inn & Sportsman'd Rest, Slaggyfird
  • The Victoria Oxshott, Oxshott
  • The West Arms, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

The Wrexham pub among the cosiest in the UK perfect for a winter lunch

The West Arms in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Wrexham was named on the Good Food Guide's list of 'Britain's cosiest pubs for a perfect winter lunch'.

The pub, located in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains, has a rating of 'good' (on the Good Food Guide website) and was described by the food experts as a great place for locally sourced food and drink.

The Good Food Guide said: "As befits a 16th-century drovers’ inn, the interior has its full quota of inglenooks and gnarled oak beams, although the place now functions as a hotel with all mod cons for business meetings and the like.

"Many of the kitchen’s suppliers live in the village or the nearby valley, and the menu is a movable feast dictated by the day’s deliveries – so expect outstanding venison sausages with mash, shepherd’s pie made with Dolwen PGI lamb, and slabs of prime Welsh Black sirloin with hand-cut chips.

"Long-serving chef Grant Williams also tosses in a few ideas and influences garnered from his travels, perhaps beetroot falafels with pear salad or baked fillet of cod with herb, lemon and olive-oil crumb.

"For afters, readers have singled out the amaretti cheesecake and the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce – a perfect fit for the inn’s cosy, cockle-warming vibe.

"Locally brewed Big Hand ales are on tap and the wine list offers ‘plenty of variety for all’.

The West Arms is dog-friendly, offers outdoor seating for the warmer months and has accommodation for those looking to stay.


Foodies on Tripadvisor seem to agree that Wrexham pub is a must visit, with The West Arms boasting a 4.5 rating from 955 reviews. 

Visitors on Tripadvisor have described the pub as "cosy", "warm and welcoming" and "amazing". 

While one reviewer described the West Arms as a "slice of heaven".