As the winter nights draw in four Suffolk pubs have been recognised as some of the best places to escape the cold. 

In a list compiled by Muddy Stilettos, four businesses perfect for chilly days were identified across Suffolk.

With temperatures set to drop to -4Ct this week, here are the four pubs in Suffolk to visit if you are look to cosy up and enjoy the warmth. 

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1. The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland

The Crown is well-known locally for producing "really great grub, from breakfast through to dinner and Sunday lunch, best enjoyed in winter in front of one of their two roaring log fires", Muddy Stilettos said.

The guide added: "There’s also a really cool winter tipi in the pretty garden, so you can even cosy up outside, with warming rugs and heat lamps."

2. The Brewers, Rattlesden

The "charming and cosy" pub has a roaring open first in the winter as is the perfect place to get some good "sophisticated" food. 

Ipswich Star: The Brewers in RattlesdenThe Brewers in Rattlesden (Image: Newsquest)

The pub does "one hell of a Sunday roast that'll warm you right up on a cold winter weekend", according to Muddy Stilettos.

3. The Westleton Crown, Westleton

A lovely place to visit to escape the cold is the Westleton Crown which is a few miles from the coast of Dunwich. 

The interior is "sumptuous and welcoming" and there are "lots of nooks and crannies to call your own for a few hours", Muddy Stilettos said in its guide.

4. The Fox Inn, Newbourne

Nestled in Newbourne, just a short drive from Ipswich and Woodbridge, The Fox Inn has a "huge open fireplace" that is the perfect remedy to the cold.

Dogs are welcome and as they are stretching out in front of the fire, guests can get stuck into some pub grub as they warm their bones.