Perfect Cozy Pubs to Escape the Cold

Sometimes a local craft brew in a cozy pub is all you need.

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: January 1, 2020

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Do you miss those summer nights when you could go to your local pub and relax on the patio and unwind after a long day? Why does that have to stop just because it’s winter?! Well OK, maybe the patios are closed because of a thing called frost bite, but the pubs are still open and some even have fireplaces and couches! Sometimes a local craft brew in a cozy pub is all you need.

Here’s a list of top pubs in YDH to escape the cold.

Lake Simcoe Arms

21089 Dalton Road


Lake Simcoe Arms RestaurantThe Lake Simcoe Arms Pub & Restaurant is Georgina’s premier, authentic British Pub and is located in Jackson’s Point. A warm place filled with charm that offers great food, entertainment and fun. They offer 15 different beers on tap and serve mouth watering daily specials and menu. Meet a friend and catch-up in front of the fire while you enjoy your favorite craft beer!

The Hunt Pub

12998 Keele Street
King City

the hunt pubThe Hunt Pub is located downstairs at Hogan’s Restaurant. It is truly a wonderful place to meet people, relax and enjoy a great selection of pub fare, taste local and imported beers, scotches and wines. Live Bands perform every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Come sit by the fire, listen to live bands and enjoy over 16 premium beers on tap at The Hunt Pub!

Manantler Craft Brewing Co.

182 Wellington St

ManantlerManantler is a small batch craft brewery in Bowmanville. The only thing that tops their love of drinking craft beer is their passion for making it. This intimate spot has a great vibe, if you’re into a laid-back atmosphere with delicious craft beer. It’s also a very nice spot to get a close view of some live music.

Old Flame Brewing Co.

135 Perry Street
Port Perry

Old Flame Brewery CoThe Old Flame Brewing Co. is nestled in the Historic District of Port Perry and has many rich and diverse stories to tell. Their lagers and specialty beers are brewed with time honoured, hand-crafted techniques using fresh ingredients for a signature flavour. They are dedicated to brewing authentic craft beer and creating experiences worth remembering. Visit The Old Flame and tell some of your own stories in a cozy atmosphere with even cozier couches to relax on.

Terra Nova Public House

667294 20th Sideroad

Terra Nova Public House This unique restaurant and pub are located in the old general store in the hamlet of Terra Nova. Award winning chef, Malcolm Muth, creates dishes that use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from local farmers. Their traditional pub/country style food can be enjoyed inside the renovated century old dining room. The laid-back and relaxed atmosphere makes this the perfect location to get in from the cold and enjoy a few pints with friends.

Peter Cellars Pub

367006 Mono Centre Road


Peter Cellars Pub

You don’t need Inspector Clousseau to lead you to the fun pub located downstairs in the circa-1853 Mono Cliff’s Inn. There is often live music along with a comforting atmosphere you won’t get just anywhere. A chalkboard menu that features pub fare that includes only homemade foods, breads, and desserts with three local drafts on tap and a scotch collection that can’t easily be matched in the area. The Pub is a popular spot for the locals to catch up, and inviting to all visitors.

More Foodie Fanatics Articles!

YDH Logo