A pub in Scotland has been named one of the best in the UK for those looking for a refreshing pint on a chilly winter weekend.

Of the 10 pubs and bars listed only one was located in Scotland, with the rest being found in places like Wiltshire, East Sussex and North Wales.

The Guardian newspaper said: "From the wilds of Exmoor to the blustery beaches of Northumberland, these characterful pubs offer walks on the doorstep, a pint by the fire, dinner and a bed for the night."

See why this Scottish pub was named one of the best in the UK for a winter weekend

East Lothian Courier: The Creggans Inn is located on the banks of Loch Fyne.The Creggans Inn is located on the banks of Loch Fyne. (Image: Tripadvisor)

The Creggans Inn on the shores of Loch Fyne was the Scottish pub named one of the best in the UK with the reviewers praising its great food and proximity to "tranquil waters".

The Guardian said: "Spectacular winter sunsets come as standard at the Creggans on the shores of Loch Fyne, with many of the bedrooms having views out over the tranquil waters of the lake."

It added: "Food is a big part of a stay here, with MacPhunns Bar and Bistro serving Scottish classics, including cullen skink and steamed Loch Fyne mussels, with daily specials created from the best local, seasonal produce."

For those looking for a stunning walk in Scotland, the paper said: "The nearby village of Strachur has good walking trails and some of Scotland’s best castles, including Inverarary and Old Castle Lachlan, are within easy reach."

See the best pubs in the UK for a winter weekend

Here are the 'best' pubs in the UK for a chilly winter weekend.

  1. Tarr Farm Inn, Exmoor
  2. The Bath Arms, Wiltshire
  3. The Jolly Sportsman, East Sussex
  4. The Jack Russell Inn, Hampshire
  5. The West Arms, north Wales
  6. The Creggans Inn, Argyll
  7. Joiners Arms, Northumberland
  8. The Timble Inn, Otley, West Yorkshire
  9. The Duncombe Arms, Staffordshire
  10. Chequers Inn, Derbyshire

The Creggans Inn is also popular with visitors, receiving a 4 out of 5 from some 596 reviews on Tripadvisor.

One reviewer said that the "Staff are fabulous and food faultless."