Winter nights can get chilly and sometimes it's hard to find the enthusiasm to cook. Despite the fact that eating takeout while you're wrapped in a blanket on the sofa is a pretty tempting way to stay warm, sometimes it's a much better idea to head out to find somewhere cosy to eat. There's nothing quite like a pub that's got your favourite beer on tap, solid pub food on the menu, and a roaring fire to keep even the coldest winters evening a warm and cosy affair. So where is the best open fire in Southampton? Do you have a favourite spot that is perfect for winter? Or have you had a memorable meal that was even better thanks to the roaring fire int he corner.
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There's the Anchor Inn in Eling. Whether you're after seafood, steak, or traditional pub fare, there's a bit of everything on their menu. There's even a few choices for vegetarians including a vegetarian burrito and a vegetarian chilli. The open log fire really helps set the atmosphere in winter, but in Summer you might be more interested in hanging out in the beer garden. If you're visiting during the day you can also pick up some crabbing lines, weather permitting during the winter.
The Humble Plumb on Commercial Street in Bitterne boast their log fires in winter and blooming flowers in the summer. Their menu covers your usual bar food and snacks, as well as pub favourites. They have a 'try before you buy' policy on their beers, so it's a great way to sample something new without the worry that it won't be to your tastes.