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Best Cosy Pubs & Restaurants in Dorset | Pubs with Fires

As the nights begin to draw in and the temperature drops, there's nothing better than visiting a cosy pub in Dorset so you can warm up by the fire with your favourite drink in hand. Browse Dorset's best cosy pubs to visit here!

Whether you're looking for a delicious, hearty meal to warm yourself up or just fancy a drink by the fire, these Cosy Pubs in Dorset are ideal for catching up with friends in a homey environment. Take your pick from our top picks when it comes to Dorset's cosiest pubs! 


The Oaks

The Oaks Highcliffe

Address: 189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5EA

About: With a showstopper terrace and garden, a characterful bar complete with log fire and an elegant and colourful conservatory dining area, The Oaks really is a great place to cosy up with a drink! 

The Oaks has a very cosy and inviting interior, but that's not where it ends! Step out into the garden and you will find yourself face to face with beach hut booths, kitted out with lights, pillows, blankets and a heater!

Telephone Number: 01425 283377

Cosy Rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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The Britannia Cosy Fire

The Britannia Parkstone

Address: 20 Britannia Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8BB

About: The Britannia have classic country décor with a twist, comfy banquettes, carefully curated spaces and a very comfortable Mediterranean garden, kitted out with pillows.

Their freshly cooked food will be prepared by their extremely talented chefs who really know their craft. Expect a mix of traditional pub favourites and French classics.

There are plenty of places to get nice and cosy during your time at The Britannia, with them even having a big fire in their outdoor seating area - perfect for toasting marshmallows!

Telephone Number: 01202 402212

Cosy Rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

Address: 6 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

About: The Kings Head is thought to be one of the oldest pubs around. It's a family run business that serves classic pub grub. All their dishes are home cooked so you can count on piping hot and mouth-watering food.

Alongside their delicious food menu they also have an extensive selection of top quality Dorset beers, largers and ales. 

This pub certainly has the cosy factor, with its traditional fireplace, warm lighting and exposed brick work.

Telephone Number: 01202 681150

Cosy Rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

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Bankes Arms Studland

Bankes Arms, Studland

Address: Manor Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU

About: If you're looking for a cosy pub a little further afield, then Bankes Arms at Studland should be top of your list. Just a 30 minute drive out of Poole towards the much loved Jurassic Coast, this stunning coastal pub is well worth the visit. The olde-worlde feel to the pub gives all the cosy vibes, and you'll feel right at home next to their cosy fire! Enjoy mouth-watering dishes, locally sourced food and all your favourite drinks. 

Telephone Number: 01929 450225

Cosy Rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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King Charles Pub Poole

The King Charles Pub

Address: Thames St, Poole BH15 1JN

About: The King Charles in Poole is a big favourite amongst locals and tourists. It's a traditional Olde English Pub so it's as cosy as you can get, with traditional wooden beams, stone walls and that cosy atmosphere everyone knows and loves! It's the go-to place for live sports, quiz nights and karaoke too - so it's the perfect place to be on those cold winter's nights!

Telephone Number: 01202 672518

Cosy Rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

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The Scott Arms Poole

The Scott Arms

Address: West Street, Kingston Dorset BH20 5LH

About: The Scott Arms is a real country pub with bags of history, atmosphere and most importantly - cosiness! It has arguably the best view over the Purbeck hills and is situated very close to the historic Corfe Castle. They have open fires ablaze during the winter months, so you can imagine how lovely and welcoming it is on those dark and cold evenings! It's safe to say the freshly cooked food goes down well too - an all round perfect cosy pub!

Telephone Number: 01929 480270

Cosy Rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes, multiple!

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The Bakers Arms Lytchett Minster Poole

The Baker's Arms, Lytchett Minster

Address: Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JF

About: The Baker's Arms is located on the outskirts of Poole in Lytchett Minster - away from all the hustle and bustle of the town centre. The Bakers has served the community since 1851, serving up hearty, seasonal pub favourites all with a welcoming atmosphere. This has to be one of our favourite cosy pubs during the colder months, their warming dishes certainly hit the spot! And as for the homely open fires... perfect!

Telephone Number: 01202 622900

Cosy Rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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The Old Inn Holt Poole

The Old Inn, Holt

Address: The Old Inn, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7DJ

About: The Old Inn is exactly what it says on the tin - expect an old, charming and traditional English pub with open fires, grand splendour and delicious, hearty meals. The interior itself has a super cosy feel, with cushioned seats, a warming fire and cosy cabins. They have an extensive menu so you can settle down on a cold winters night and enjoy the array of food and drink they have to offer!

Telephone Number: 01202 883 029

Cosy Rating: 4.5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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Willett Arms Wimborne Poole

The Willett Arms, Wimborne

Address: 2 Oakley Hill, Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN

About: The WIllett Arms at Wimborne is one of our furthest pubs from Poole, however it's certainly well worth the travel! It's one of the heartiest pubs in its area with a stylish but cosy atmosphere. Once they get that open fire going, you're guaranteed to want to stay there all evening long! They also offer a very relaxed dining experience, with fresh dishes being served every day. 

Telephone Number: 01202 883144

Cosy Rating: 4.5/5

Fireplace: Yes

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

About: Jenkins & Sons are one of Poole’s cosiest places to relax and enjoy great food and drink near the city centre. A bustling haven for lovers of quality food and great beer, Jenkins & Sons are the perfect cosy bar to relax at after a long day at work. Delicious food, charming atmosphere, and warming drinks make this location a must-include in our pick of Poole’s cosy pubs and bars.

Telephone Number: 01202 746604

Cosy Rating: 3/5

Fireplace: No

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Rope and Anchor Poole

The Rope and Anchor

Address: 4 Sarum Street, Poole, BH15 1JW

About: The Rope and Anchor is a popular Wadworth's Pub located in the heart of Poole's popular town centre, just a stone throw's away from Poole's iconic Quay. You can expect delicious homey food, good ales and a really cosy atmosphere in the winter months! You could also tie it in with a winter walk along the Quay - the pub will certainly be a welcome sight once you've blown out those cobwebs!

Telephone Number: 01202 675677

Cosy Rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

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