Well, the winter chill is gnawing at our bones right now and naturally our thoughts turni to keeping ourselves warm and cosy.
But the good news is that you don't have to stay in and do that - as there are plenty snuggly pubs around, some with a roaring fire as this cold weather really takes hold.
So, with all this in mind, we've come up with a list of favourite fireplace pubs to curl up with a pint or glass of wine and some are in Newcastle city centre while others are further afield - if you don't live nearby then they're well worth venturing out to when the weather's better - why not combine a Sunday lunch visit with a trip out to the countryside?
Once you take a seat in a deep and comfy armchair and tuck into a wholesome hearty meal, you'll have to drag yourself away. And you'll snort at the mere memory of summer.
James Place Street, Ouseburn, NE6 1LD, 0191 265 6151
The Cumberland Arms is a great traditional pub in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley. It has something for everyone – great beer, delicious food, a fantastic place for live music, comedy and theatre.
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