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5 of The Best Restaurants For: Roaring Open Fires

17th Oct 2016

There is a definite nip in the air now, and these gorgeous autumn days bring falling leaves and crisp darker evenings. It also brings the best of the harvest with a rich variety of seasonal offerings that has chefs zinging with creativity. With thoughts turning to warmth, sustenance and shelter these are our best picks for restaurants to retreat to this autumn for a cosy, inviting atmosphere, warm glow and of course excellent food!

1. The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst

Dating back to 1430, the Spread Eagle has greeted guests with its fireside warmth for centuries. Steeped in history with its own delightful traditions (like Christmas puddings hanging from the ceiling) the restaurant has a huge fireplace that will warm you no matter where in the room you sit. When you have finished your meal take your pick of deep squashy sofas in front of more roaring fires!

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2. The Estate Grill, Great Fosters, Egham

At Great Fosters you are totally spoilt for roaring fires. You needn’t ever leave the warmth of the firelight and can sit by the fire in the main hall for your afternoon tea or aperitif, by the fire in the Estate Grill while you eat your lunch or dinner, and then relax again by the fire in the Anne Boleyn room to have your coffee and petits four.

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3. The Restaurant, Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Sussex

With its world renowned garden, Gravetye could be seen by many as a summer choice but in the winter the garden takes on a different charm. And the best bit? When you come in from your stroll you can warm right up by a choice of roaring fires, including in the Michelin starred dining room!

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4. The Goring Hotel, London


The elegant Goring Hotel has fires in both the dining room and the bar so no need to forgo that elegant little cocktail number! Enjoy the cosiness of the bar and then enjoy the wintery light that streams through the windows of the sunny dining room, complete with open fire.

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5. The Avenue Restaurant at Lainston House, Winchester

The intimate and elegant Avenue restaurant lends itself to a winter setting with oak panels and deep leather chairs. Combine with the cosy fire in the Cedar Bar and the deep soft furnishings in the delightfully decorated drawing room, again with open fire, you may want to wait out the winter at Lainston House!

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