Come in and warm yourself by the Chronicle & Echo's top choices for a cosy drink this festive season.

10 cosy pubs in Northampton for a festive drink this Christmas break

The holidays are the perfect chance to be with friends and family inside and away from the cold.

If you're looking for a comfortable few hours in the warm this Christmas break, here are just of 10 of Northampton's cosiest pubs to make a trip for.

There might not be space on the books for Christmas dinner this close to the big day, but every pub here can offer a cosy drink inside in the run up to the 25th. Be sure to check out their websites for opening hours leading up to New Years Eve.

We had to have at least one pub from the town centre. The Wig and Pen is a lively old tavern with a huge line-up of ales and gins.

5. The Wig and Pen - St Giles Street, Northampton Town Centre

We had to have at least one pub from the town centre. The Wig and Pen is a lively old tavern with a huge line-up of ales and gins.
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The Wig and Pen's is often bustling and the low-ceilings and traditional stools give it that community-pub buzz. The beer garden out back is heated in the winter too, so don't be afraid of the winter chill outside.

6. The Wig and Pen - Interior

The Wig and Pen's is often bustling and the low-ceilings and traditional stools give it that community-pub buzz. The beer garden out back is heated in the winter too, so don't be afraid of the winter chill outside.
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Another of Northampton's pubs that is steeped in history. The Cromwell Cottage was a hiding place for Oliver Cromwell and his pesky longhaired cavaliers in the 17th-century.

7. Cromwell Cottage, Kislingbury, NN7 4AG

Another of Northampton's pubs that is steeped in history. The Cromwell Cottage was a hiding place for Oliver Cromwell and his pesky longhaired cavaliers in the 17th-century.
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The Cromwell's owners have gone all-out to make a tavern full of character with unique decoration, bare-brick pillars and thick rustic oak beams. Take Oliver's lead and hideaway here for a while in this top-rated cosy pub.
The Cromwell's owners have gone all-out to make a tavern full of character with unique decoration, bare-brick pillars and thick rustic oak beams. Take Oliver's lead and hideaway here for a while in this top-rated cosy pub.
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