A PUB in Worcestershire has been named as one of the most cosiest pubs in the UK.

With its roaring real fire, homecooked food and brewery on site, The Talbot at Knightwick is one of the most popular pubs in Worcester.

And now food critic Tom Parker Bowles has named it the Inn on the Bromyard Road as one of the most cosiest in the UK in the Mail Plus.

The criteria for a cosy pub were a 'roaring fire, comfy nooks to dwell in, ideally dogs welcome, great grub and a carefully chosen gathering of ales and wines'. 

The Talbot is the only pub in Worcestershire to get a mention - though the county isn't short of cosy places to enjoy a pint.

Tom wrote: "The Talbot has been looking after punters since the 14th century, and good cheer is soaked deep into its soul.

"It has all the usual traditional pub charms, plus its own in-house brewery and bakery. Food includes cottage pie, free-range egg and chips and respectable Ploughman’s." 

His top choices to eat while at The Talbot is the muntjac game burger, pulled pork bean stew and vegetarian sauerkraut.

Not only is it a favourite with Parker Bowles but Kit Harington called The Talbot, where he used to work, the "best pub in the world".

The traditional coaching inn has previously been awarded Worcestershire's dining pub of the year by The Good Food Guide.

Evesham Journal:

The Clift family have owned the Grade II Listed pub for more than 35 years.

Based on site is the Teme Valley Brewery as well as a bakery and kitchen garden.

There are popular monthly farmer's markets as well as rooms for those wishing to stay overnight.

Dishes are cooked using seasonal produce from the Teme Valley region and the kitchen makes and grows nearly everything that goes into its pub food.