Nobody wants to suffer in the cold during feel-good February. The spell of snow that welcomed in this month was more than enough to leave us searching for a cosy spot to keep warm, so we’ve rounded up the best places for you to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire during the winter…

Gloucester Old Spot

This traditional country pub on the outskirts of Cheltenham has gorgeous roaring log fires to make sure you’re comfortable and cosy this February. The family pub, serving great meals made with fresh local ingredients is a great place to spend time with friends and relatives and escape the bitter cold outside. Your four-legged friends are more than welcome to come in and enjoy the fires, too, while you enjoy some award-winning food and a pint of Real Ale.

Queens Hotel

The luxury Queens Hotel is the ideal place to escape from the rain or snow this winter. Cosy up in comfortable armchairs and treat yourself to a Queens Hotel Tiffin Afternoon Tea in the gorgeously decorated lounge fit with fires to make sure you’re cosy and comfortable. This take on a traditional afternoon tea joins homemade sweet and savoury snacks, and the Tiny Tiffin is available for younger guests.


Based in the heart of Cheltenham Town Centre, WoodKraft is the perfect place to warm up after a day out in town. The beautiful period property offers casual dining in the company of a cosy fire, with a seasonal menu and dishes made from scratch using locally sourced products. The relaxed atmosphere in this artisan eatery is the ideal place to get cosy and experience a new venue in town.

Ellenborough Park

Dining in The Restaurant at Ellenborough park is an impressive experience on any day, but why not take the opportunity to cosy up in the elegant dining room this February. With seasonal dishes and frequent specials cooked with the very best local ingredients to eat in front of the grand fire place, you’ll leave the place feeling warm both inside and out. If you’re really looking to treat yourself this feel-good February, why not book a room at Ellenborough Park or treat yourself to a spa day?

This article was brought to you by Cheltenham Champion, Beth Howard


The Gloucester Old Spot
Award Winning
The Gloucester Old Spot

As a rural pub with plenty of character and rustic charm, The Old Spot is just how a pub should be. Specialising in rare breed pork and all things local.

Queens Hotel Cheltenham – Mgallery by Sofitel
Queens Hotel Cheltenham – Mgallery by Sofitel

Queens Hotel Cheltenham – MGallery by Sofitel is an elegant and imposing structure, described as one of the noblest buildings of its kind in Europe. You will experience superb standards of comfort and convenience in this ever fashionable Regency hotel.

WoodKraft Cheltenham
WoodKraft Cheltenham

The Menu has been developed by the team at WOOD Restaurant Group and features seasonal inspiration coupled with familiar traditional dishes and flavours...

Ellenborough Park
Country House Hotel
Ellenborough Park exterior

Caught between the Cotswolds' highest point and the lush green gallops of Cheltenham's world-famous racecourse, Ellenborough Park is an indulgent 15th Century country estate, turned 21st Century luxury hotel retreat.



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