When the temperature drops, there's few better places to be than parked in front of an open fire, mulled wine or cider in hand. Here, we round up the best bars and pubs to do just that. Bring on the colder months.
There are two fireplaces at this sprawling Ascot Vale diner.
This fireplace may be small but it's got a lot of heart.
A gastro-pub serving good food, drink and music in a classy setting.
Take a road trip to Trentham General for vintage homewares and long, lazy brunches in a converted bank.
The Art-Deco pub that always delivers.
Wood in the open fire, and wood in the meat-smoker out back.
Canned seafood and wine by the fire. Hello.
In winter, the toasty side room is the place to be.
Dr Morse has the cure for your cold hands.
There are several huge braziers to huddle around.
The cosy fire-lit feel is enhanced by the original fittings.
The warmest wine bar in Fitzroy North.
A three-level pub with warming food to match.
The beer garden is killer, but did you know about the fireplace?
Candle-lit glow in an 19th-century church.
Order a porter or a stout and settle in.
Live music and a hearty meal.
Woodfired pizza by the fire.
The sort of pub it's okay to play boardgames at.
A '70s-inspired log cabin and bar with plenty of warmth.
Enjoy a glass of red by the hearth.
Keep it simple with a pot, a parma and naked flames.
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16 May 2019