However, the colder months also bring picturesque walks, snug nights in and, of course, cosy afternoons keeping warm in the local pub!
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Think open fireplaces, huge armchairs you can sink into, and hearty Sunday roasts perfect for replenishing your energy after a brisk morning walk.
Booking.com has unveiled some of the nation's cosiest pubs, whether you're after a mouthwatering lunch, or looking for a winter staycation somewhere homely.
We've picked out some of our favourites - and reveal why they should be on your radar too...
1. Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire
This family-run, 17th century inn boasts impressive features such as its award-winning restaurant serving up locally sourced food, to the traditional log fires that keep out the winter chill.
Looking to stay overnight? Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, as well as amenities including a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee - and there's an extensive DVD library you can choose from if you fancy a film!
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Sunday roast cost: £14-15 depending on whether you opt for lamb, beef, pork, or the vegetarian option; and each comes with all of the trimmings included the inn's rich homemade gravy!
Book it: Prices start from £95 per night for a small double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
2. The Trout at Tadpole bridge, the Cotswolds
One for foodies, this 17th century inn has already picked up a whole host of accolades for its grub from Oxfordshire Dining Pub of the Year, to being listed in the Good Pub Guide and the Michelin Pubs Guide.
Expect mouthwatering dishes with locally sourced food, gourmet Sunday lunches and a toasty fireplace to warm up by in the evenings.
Tucked away between Oxford and the Cotswolds in the picturesque, the hotel offers beautiful river views, while guest rooms also boast ensuite bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes and a flat-screen TV ideal for a cosy night in.
Sunday roast cost: Sunday lunch mains range from £13.95-£17.95.
Book it: Prices start from £110 per night for a double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
3. Nags Head, Great Missenden
This four-star inn has cosy interiors boasting wooden beams and traditional log fires, as well as a large, pretty garden should you want to make the most of the countryside air on a sunny afternoon.
There's an extensive menu packed with delicious British cuisine, and a separate Sunday menu with everything from hearty roasts to tasty seafood dishes.
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Taking the kids? Then make sure to head to Great Missenden just 10 minutes away, where you'll find the Roald Dahl museum!
Sunday roast cost: Sunday lunch mains range from £14.95-£17.95.
Book it: Prices start from £120 per night for a double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
4. The Orange Tree, Richmond
This Young's gastropub boasts cosy armchairs, colourful decor, not to mention some seriously delicious pub grub.
Can't decide between the beef, ham or chicken roast? Then we suggest trying 'The Trio', a hearty plate with all three AND all of the trimmings.
Those wanting to spend the night can digest in one of the 13 boutique bedrooms; lie on the comfortable bed and relax in front of the 32-inch flat screen TV, or make use of the fridge for a late-night snack...
Sunday roast cost: The Trio is £17.95, while the other roasts range from £12-£15.
Book it: Prices start from £126 per night for a double room. Click here for more booking information .
5. The Rose and Crown, Stoke Newington, London
Tucked away in the heart of the capital, the Rose and Crown offers a small haven in the heart of the city.
The pub has an extensive menu with all the pub classics you'd expect from burgers to sharing platters and, of course, hearty Sunday roasts.
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Looking for a light snack instead? Then check out the bar menu - and at the same time sample some of the pubs' delicious beers and ales on offer.
Sunday roast cost: Prices vary from £10.95-14.95.
Book it: Prices start from £132 per night for a double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information.
6. The White Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tucked away in Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare , this Grade II listed building has been restored and yet still retains its original features from open fires to quirky antiques.
Bedrooms are elegant with exposed beams and picturesque views of the town - and with the centre just a 10-minute walk away, there's plenty of opportunity to go exploring.
After a day of sightseeing, head back to the hotel restaurant where you'll find traditional pub grub alongside seasonal specials, not to mention their impressive range of cask conditioned ale...
Sunday roast cost: Approximately £14.95 for a roast with all of the trimmings.
Book it: Prices start from £98 for a classic double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
7. The Fleece, Cirencester
Whether you're after breakfast, brunch or a Sunday lunch, The Fleece offers it all.
Sitting inside a Grade II listed building, this 300-year-old pub has a wide range of classics including fish and chips, steaks, and burgers, as well as a host of international cuisines made with local ingredients.
Meanwhile, guest rooms are well-equipped with ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee-making facilities and extra amenities from hairdryers to toiletries.
Sunday roast cost: Prices vary depending on what's in season.
Book it: Prices start from £108 per night for a standard double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
8. Bearslake Inn, Dartmoor, Devon
This charming 13th-century Devon home is home to a cosy hotel and pub.
Guests stay in individually-styled rooms with ensuite bathrooms, while foodies flock to the restaurant which specialises in West country-style meals.
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If you do stay, we suggest enjoying a spot of lunch in the 16th century Dartmoor Room, for a fine dining experience in the heart of the rolling British countryside.
Sunday roast cost: Prices vary depending on what's in season.
Book it: Prices start from £117 per night for a standard king room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
9. The Crown, Stoke by Nayland, Essex
This privately owned inn offers beautiful views across the Stour and Box river valleys - and it's a stone's throw away from a whole host of quaint historic villages.
The guest rooms are cosy with double beds and everything you need for a comfortable stay - but make sure you get out and explore the scenic surrounding countryside too!
Then there's the food. The Crown has a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant which uses local produce to create homemade dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all paired with delicious wine and real ale.
Sunday roast cost: Mains range from £15-25.
Book it: Prices start from £125 per night for a standard double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
10. The Horse Guards, The Cotswolds
If you're after a countryside escape then look no further than The Horse Guards, an 18th century inn with fireplaces, cosy armchairs and exposed stone walls.
Brought man's best friend along? The pub is pet-friendly, so no need to leave your beloved dog at home!
There are plenty of scenic walking trails in the surrounding area too; indulge in a hearty breakfast before you set off, and when you return from your adventures there'll be a mouthwatering menu with seasonal offerings that awaits.
Sunday roast cost: The menu varies depending on the season but the winter sample menu offers mains ranging from £11.50-16.
Book it: Prices start from £95 per night for a superior double room with breakfast included. Click here for more booking information .
11. Crown Punchbowl, Cambridge
Head to this 17th country pub and you'll find a pub with rustic decor, and guest rooms that feel much more modern.
An overnight stay is filled with luxury extras from Egyptian cotton sheets, to a Nespesso machine and luscious Liberty & Green toiletries.
Just want to check out the pub? Choose from a la carte or the set menu, with delectable dishes ranging from steaks to leek and potato dumplings, or indulge at dessert with a sticky toffee pudding.
Oh and for those with dietary requirements, the pub offers separate gluten-free and dairy-free menus too.
Book it: Prices start from £129 per night for a superior king room. Click here for more booking information.