You’ve got a long list of work to get through, but now that the days are getting colder you’re more in the mood for a fireplace and supping an ale than you are for a huge cappuccino in a bustling cafe. But which pubs are the perfect balance of comfortable and quiet enough to work in?

Here are some top locals in Bath and Bristol for you to work remotely from with the option of the reward of a pint when you’ve finally cracked the bug in your code or finished the pitch for your next tech startup idea.

Bath

Bath Brew House

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B14 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX

Comfy seats, hearty fare on the menu (rotisserie chicken, meat platters) and some great beer made on the premises make this a top location in its own right, but the bar is big enough to find a quiet corner during the day, and the varied crowd means you won’t feel out of place with your laptop in tow.

The New Inn

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23-24 Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY

A relaxed local pub where you can get your head down to some serious work for a couple of hours without being disturbed.

They also have a good selection of cask ales and a sturdy burger-centric food menu.

The Marlborough Tavern

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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LY

If you’re looking for a local with a bit more sophistication, this is the pub for you.

Airy and slightly rustic-looking, this gastropub may not have the comfy booths of some of the other pubs on this list, but it’s quiet and the food is first rate.

Graze

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9 Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SX

Located next to Bath Spa station should you have a train to dash for, this is a classy bar/restaurant which again has more than enough space for you to find a calmer spot

Hall & Woodhouse

1 Old King Street Bath Somerset BA1 2JW

If the sun is shining and you fancy doing some work whilst catching some rays, the rooftop terrace at Hall & Woodhouse is the ideal place. And with a mix n match interior, whatever your preferred seating type is you’re sure to find it here. Choose from sinking into a sofa, setting up at a picnic bench or working at a spacious wooden table.

Hare & Hounds

Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ

The Hare & Hounds has that lovely authentic feel most countryside pubs do. Its big windows create a light and airy atmosphere but without losing the cosy corners to tuck away in.

Thanks to its location, if you’re feeling restless a stroll around the beautiful grounds is sure to refresh your mind!

Bristol

Old Market Assembly

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25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF

You’ll notice the amount of people furiously typing away on their laptops the moment you walk through the door. Choose to sit downstairs near the fireplace or up on the balcony overlooking the bar.

The food is seriously tasty and good value too – sister bar The Canteen on Stokes Croft is equally good if you find yourself over that side of town.

Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf

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Units 6-8 Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol, BS1 5WE

A cool harbourside bar with some neat booths alongside their long communal tables, making it a handy place to work remotely without being disturbed, with the bonus of being able to order some of the best fish and chips in the city.

Small Bar

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31 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4DZ  

One of the centre’s most popular bars, but during the day it’s quiet enough to be able to work in relative peace – especially if you go upstairs and get snug in one of their big armchairs.

Grain Barge

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Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Rd, Bristol, BS8 4RU

If an office or regular pub aren’t exciting enough for you, what about a bar on a boat? You can sit up on the top deck in warmer weather, or get toasty downstairs on the sofas in winter.

Either way, you’ll have a fantastic view while you work.

The Greenbank

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57 Bellevue Road, Easton, BS5 6DP

Located in Easton rather than the city centre, but for locals this is a great friendly local pub if you’re a freelancer needing to get out of the house – their pizzas are the perfect fuel to keep you going too.

The Old Bookshop

North Street 65, BS3 1ES, Bristol

Recently crowned Bristol’s Best Bar at the Bristol Life Awards, The Old Bookshop is a great WiFi friendly pub. It has a cosy but quirky interior and a lovely little covered garden area with a woodburner on the go in the chilly winter months.

The Lounge

227-231 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1JJ

The easy going vibe of The Lounge appeals to the masses on North Street. It might not be the quietest place to get your head down, but the spacious wooden tables, chic playlist and delicious menu (that includes a full range of vegan and gluten free options) would make for a pretty good working day.