The nights are drawing in and the evenings getting colder.

What better way to spend a weekend than snug in a pub.

We have compiled a list of the best pubs in Essex which have a fireplace so you can keep those winter chills at bay while you enjoy a glass of something nice, or a lovely meal.

If you know of any others that we should add, get in touch using the form below.

Epping Forest

  • The Travellers Friend, Epping Green, Epping, Essex, CM16 6PU
  • Queen Victoria, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex, CM16 7ES
  • The Forresters Arms, The Street, High Ongar, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9NH
  • The Owl, Lippitts Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AL
  • The Volunteer, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3QT


  • The Horns & Horseshoes, Foster Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9HX
  • The Cock, Cock Green, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4HW


  • Horse & Groom, Horse & Groom Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8PJ
  • Blubeckers at The Old Windmill Blubeckers, Willows, South Hanningfield Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HJ
  • The Cricketers Arms, Penny Royal Road, Danbury Common, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4ED
  • The Ferry Boat Inn, Ferry Road, North Fambridge, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6LR
  • The General's Arms, The Ridge, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4SX
  • The Anchor, Danbury, Runsell Green, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4QZ
  • The Green Man, Howe Street, Great Waltham, Essex, CM3 1BG
  • The Bell, The Street, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6QJ
  • The Cricketers, Mill Green, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0JD
  • The Stag, Duck Street, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JE
  • The Bell, 55 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0AT
  • Running Mare, Running Mare Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8PN
  • The White Horse, 78 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7HH
  • The Duke of Wellington, Hatfield Peverel, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 2EA

Uttlesford and Braintree district

  • The Swan Inn, Station Road, Felsted, Essex, CM6 3DG
  • Prince of Wales, Brickend, Broxted, Essex, CM6 2BJ
  • Ducane Armss, Tiptree Road, Great Braxted, Witham, Essex, CM8 3EJ
  • The Plough, High St, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1PL
  • The Cricketers, Wicken Road, Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QT
  • The Cricketers Arms, Rickling Green, Near Stansted, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3YG

Maldon district

  • The Beckingham Bell, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8LL
  • The Queen Victoria, The Street, Woodham Walter, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6RF
  • The Hurdlemakers Arms, Post Office Rd, Woodham Mortimer, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6ST
  • The Swan, School Road, Little Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8LB
  • The Royal Oak, Fambridge Road, Hazeleigh, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PE


  • The Layer Fox, 2 Malting Green Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex, CO2 0JH
  • The Leather Bottle, Shrub End Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4RH
  • The Fox, East Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SA
  • The Old Queens Head, Ford Street, Aldham, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3PH
  • The Lion, Honey Tye, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4NX
  • The Half Butt Inn, Nayland Rd, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4ET
  • Hare & Hounds, Harrow Street, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PW
  • The Kings Arms, Main Road, Frating, Essex, CO7 7DJ
  • The Carriers Arms , Heath Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6RA
  • The Queens Head, The Row, Great Wenham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6PU
  • The Kings Head, Burnt Oak, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6TL
  • Shoulder of Mutton, Halstead Road, Aldham, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3LL
  • Royal Fusilier, The Royal Fusilier, Aingers Green Road,Aingers Green, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8NH
  • The White Hart, Nayland Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3DD
  • Whalebone, Chapel Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7BG
  • The Anchor, High Street, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7ES
  • The Kings Head, The Street, Gosfield, Essex, CO9 1TP
  • George Inn, The Street, Shalford, Essex, CM7 5HH

Halstead and Sudbury

  • The Griffin, Parsonage Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2JT
  • Whispers Wine Bar, 26 High Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2AB
  • Half Moon, Coles Green, Belchamp St. Paul, Sudbury, Essex, CO10 7DP


  • Lock & Barrel, 28-30 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9PR
  • The Haywain, Bentley Road, Little Bromley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2PL
  • Ye Olde Cherry Tree, Clacton Road, Little Oakley, Harwich, Essex, CO12 5JH
  • The Cherry Tree Inn, Crow Lane, Tendring, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO16 9AP

Southend and Castle Point

  • Parsons Barn, Frobisher Way, Shoebury, Essex, SS3 8UT
  • White Hart, Hart Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 3PF


  • Nags Head, 44 Brook Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5ND
  • Green Man, 11 Cricketers Lane, Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3PZ
  • The Thatchers Arms, Warley Road, Great Warley, Essex, CM13 3HU
  • The George & Dragon, 294 Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ

Basildon borough and Grays

  • Kings Head, Southend Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2PS
  • The Bell Inn & Hill House, High Rd, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, SS17 8LD
  • The George & Dragon, Princess Margaret Road, Linford, Essex, SS17 0QT

Best pubs with a fireplace

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