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.

Cosy fire at Gloucester Old Spot

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.

Queens Hotel fireplace


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.

Woodkraft Fireplace

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?

Ellenborough Park Fireplace

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


The Gloucester Old Spot
The Glos Old Spot, Cheltenham

The Glos Old Spot - A traditional real pub with large beer garden (some under cover) which serves great beer and exceptional food especially Sunday lunch. One of only 25 pubs nationally in Great Britain with a Good Pub Guide Star. The focus is on serving great meals from fresh local ingredients whilst offering a variety of well-kept local ales and ciders. Family and dog friendly.

Queens Hotel Cheltenham
Exterior of Queens Hotel Cheltenham

Queens Hotel Cheltenham 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 exterior

Serving seasonal inspiration coupled with familiar traditional dishes and delicious flavours...

Ellenborough Park
Country House Hotel
Ellenborough Park from the sky

Ellenborough Park is one of the Cotswolds' most critically-acclaimed luxury hotels. Gloucestershire’s only AA Five Star-rated hotel is nestled at the base of Cleeve Hill, overlooks Cheltenham Racecourse, and embodies traditional English stately glamour. Only two hours from London, the hotel provides 62 bedrooms, suites, The Lodge, and an outdoor heated pool and on-site gym.



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