Winter is rolling in, and Christmas is nearly here, so it’s imperative that when we go out to celebrate the festivities we can also stay warm.

That’s why there are few greater pleasures in life than cosying up in a pub by a roaring fire, with gentle chatter in the background to pass the time.

Whether you’re there to have a coffee and read a book, reconnect with those you’ve not seen for a while over a pint, or celebrating something bigger, Stockport has plenty to offer.

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That’s why we’ve rounded up the 10 best pubs in the town this winter — all courtesy of TripAdvisor — in no particular order.

George and Dragon - Hazel Grove

The George and Dragon is just a very simple thing done very well: a good British pub. It’s the perfect place for celebrations, guests say, and the food also scores highly among patrons. Overall, TripAdvisor users give it four stars out of five.

The Royal Oak - Cheadle

For the feted afternoon in your own little world, The Royal Oak has it all. A wood burner in a fireplace, high quality food, and friendly staff all contribute to a welcoming atmosphere. It’s good enough to earn four and a half stars.

Romiley Arms - Romiley

The focal point of Romiley, this large pub is the perfect place for families, reviewers say. They praise the quality of service, and chef skills of Darren, and the variety of the menu. Three and a half stars.

Inside the George and Dragon

The Moor Top - Heaton Moor

Another at the heart of the area, The Moor Top has a spacious bar area, and a varied menu good enough to earn three and a half stars overall. Diners also like the value it has to offer.

Casa De Moor - Heaton Moor

Slightly pushing the boundaries of ‘pub’, Casa De Moor is popular as both a restaurant and cocktail bar. The food, mainly from a Mediterranean menu, does well among guests. It’s the best rated on TripAdvisor’s list, scoring a perfect five out of five.

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The Victorian - Bramhall

Another ‘proper pub’, according to one reviewer, The Victorian is an ideal spot for those who like a tipple. There’s a good selection of beer, TVs to watch festive fixtures, and a good menu of classics. Three and a half stars.

Ye Olde Vic has a wide selection of ales

Ye Olde Vic - Town centre

The only town centre pub on this list - Ye Olde Vic is a paradise for pub lovers. There’s a wide selection of ales, wood furnishing as far as the eye can see, and a warm welcome. A strong four out of five.

Bulls Head - Marple

Marple’s Bulls Head is another premise to get the formula right: do simple things well. It’s got a menu that diners love, with burgers being singled out for praise by one reviewer, and a warm welcome to go with a good choice of drinks. Five out of five.

O’Hares - Hazel Grove

Another entry for Hazel Grove - this time it’s O’Hares. The food menu encompasses pub classics, as well as dishes from further afield. There’s a welcome atmosphere. Five out of five.

Tap and Tipple - Romiley

A relatively new addition to Romiley, the Tap and Tipple could also be the smallest venue on the list. A warm welcome is lauded over by reviewers, as its convenient location in the heart of the village. Five out of five.

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