The bank holidays offer a great opportunity to get cosy in a warm pub after a wintry walk.

Buckinghamshire is full of picturesque village and country pubs – some with fireplaces to snuggle in front of this Christmas.

Here are five popular pubs to visit during the holidays.  

The Royal Standard of England, Forty Green

The historical pub has been made famous by Harry Potter films and recently in the dark comedy Afterlife by Ricky Gervais.

Bucks Free Press: The Royal Standard has seen many Christmases come and goThe Royal Standard has seen many Christmases come and go (Image: Google Street View)

The 900-year-old pub is popular with walkers, and its cosy booths and impressive fireplace in the main hall offer great surroundings for a Christmassy pub visit.

Perfect for impressing visitors outside of Buckinghamshire!

The Old Bell Country Inn, Wooburn Green

This 16th century country inn serves warm food and a warm welcome for families and four-legged friends alike.

Bucks Free Press: The Old Bell County Inn is an ideal resting place after a Christmas walkThe Old Bell County Inn is an ideal resting place after a Christmas walk (Image: Google Street View)

The kitchen remains open every day throughout the bank holidays.

The Old Queens Head, Penn  

The pub’s very own elf can’t wait for the festivities to kick off, the pub’s staff joked on their social media ahead of Christmas.

Bucks Free Press: The Old Queens HeadThe Old Queens Head (Image: Google Street View)

For customers without a booking looking for just a drink, the pub is open across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and food will be available for anyone on Tuesday Bank Holiday, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Bank Holiday Monday.

The pub is closed on Boxing Day and between January 2 and 13 for some “behind the scenes TLC.”

The Mayflower, Hazlemere

The family pub has lots of activities for the young ones in warmer weather. 

Bucks Free Press: The Mayflower and its large garden The Mayflower and its large garden (Image: Google Street View)

During the colder winter days, The Mayflower is a cosy place to visit with family and friends according to Bucks Free Press readers.

Jolly Sportsman, Chesham

This popular Chesham pub is ready to welcome Christmas revellers to enjoy a festive drink by the fireplace and Christmas tree.

Bucks Free Press: The Jolly SportsmanThe Jolly Sportsman (Image: Google Street View)

Jolly Sportsman welcomes customers every day through Christmas and New Year, with an early finish at 2pm on Christmas Day.

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