A PUB in Tynedale has been revealed as one of the top cosiest pubs in the UK.

The Heart of Northumberland, in Hexham, was ranked as the eighth cosiest pub, according to new research from South Western Railway.

The Royal Standard of England in Beaconsfield was ranked first and The Swan in Cheltenham ranked second.

The research analysed the sentiment of reviews from some of the cosiest establishments in the UK and scored each out of 100.

The final cosiness score was calculated by analysing and compiling review sentiment across four metrics, including atmosphere (ambience rating), business (quietness rating), cosiness (comfort rating) and Sunday dinners, which was calculated by analysing the count of 'Sunday dinner' or 'Sunday lunch' mentioned in reviews.

The Heart of Northumberland scored 18 per cent for ambience, 2 per cent for quietness, 12 per cent for comfort and a total of 72 per cent for its overall cosiness rating.

To read the research, go to https://www.southwesternrailway.com.