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There is nothing more comforting than a wholesome pub meal on a cold day, in a quaint pub nestled in the Great British countryside. 

With that in mind, there are plenty of reasons why Chef & Brewer should be your pub of choice during the winter season. With over 140 pubs to choose from around the UK, a varied menu and a cosy, relaxing environment, you’ll be sure to shake off those January blues in no time at all. 

Here are some of our top reasons to warm yourself up with a visit to Chef & Brewer:

- Reason 1 - 


When it’s cold, dark and grey outside, you can’t beat snuggling up in front of a real log fire. Many of our country pubs have roaring fires guaranteed to warm you up on even the chilliest of January days. Order yourself a drink or a bite to eat, and pull up an armchair in front of the fire for the ultimate cosy winter evening.



- Reason 2 - 


The gastronomic delights of the festive season might seem like a distant memory, but January can be a great time to enjoy food too. 

With the launch of our Winter Festival menu on 9 January, you can enjoy a selection of seasonal dishes complete with a Chef & Brewer twist. Try our Venison Medallions dressed in a redcurrant and ginger red wine sauce, or our Duo of Lamb, combining both a mini lamb hot pot topped with sliced potato, and a succulent Barnsley lamb chop – this dish is not to be missed! 

You can check out our seasonal menu here for some foodie inspiration.



- Reason 3 -


Pronounced hue-gah, this Danish word has become a bit of a phenomenon in recent times. Loosely translated as ‘cosiness’, it’s all about creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. Our pubs have been reflecting this Nordic mantra for some time. With intimate dining spaces and characterful décor, lit by candles and the glow of the fire, you can sit back and relax like a Scandinavian this January.



- Reason 4 - 


There is nothing better than a country walk in the great outdoors, and what better way to round off your winter stroll than popping into your local. Check out some of our favourite routes here.



- Reason 5 - 


With over 140 Chef & Brewer pubs across the UK, there’s bound to be one just a stone’s throw away from you. They’re often situated right in the heart of the community, ideal for organising meet ups with family and friends. You can find your nearest pub here.



- Reason 6 - 


Many of our pubs are steeped in history, with some even dating back to the 15th century. Whether it’s a listed building with low oak beams and flagstone floors, or one adorned with historical trinkets and artefacts, many have an interesting story to tell. 

Why not visit The Greyhound pub in Northamptonshire? It dates back to the 16th century, and was renowned for serving home-brewed ales from the ancient malting house.



- Reason 7- 


On a cold January day, a winter walk almost inevitably ends with a stop at the local pub, but if you’ve got your four-legged friend in tow, it can become a bit of a challenge. 

We have many pubs around the UK that are dog-friendly, and more than happy to accommodate your furry companions in the bar area. Call ahead to find out if your local pub is dog-friendly.



- Reason 8 - 


Another essential requirement of any pub is a great selection of real ales. We pride ourselves on our cask ales and beers from some of the biggest UK brewers, as well as more unusual flavours from regional and local suppliers. Just like wine, real ales go well with great pub food, so why not pop down this January to sample some of our favourites?