Beer Gardens In Bristol

It's finally happened. The clouds have cleared, the sun is out and, dare we say it, the weather is toasty. There's only one thing better than a glorious day: an afternoon drink outside on a glorious day. From tiny courtyard gems through to whopping great stretches of grass, we've rounded up the best outdoor beer gardens in Bristol so you can bag yourself a spot as soon as the blue skies are showing.

Last updated on 30th March 2020




Whilst it might be more of a patio than a garden, The Flyer's courtyard is a beauty. Who needs greenery when you've got cosy booths and lashings of character? Hit them up for a top-notch burger, tasty lunch or 2-4-1 chicken wings every Thursday.

Looking for somewhere to drink outside in Bristol? The Mall has got to be your first port of call, with its secret garden boasting three tiers of patio space. Nab yourself a table and settle in for an afternoon of artisan spirits and craft brews. Catch them on a sunny day and you'll be treated to a BBQ feast.

No.4 Clifton Village

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You might not have heard of No 4 Clifton Village's alfresco drinking options but they're well worth discovering. Not only does it tout secret walled gardens, a restaurant with an AA Rosette and an intimate wine bar, but it's also available for private hire, meaning you can have the Georgian beauty all to yourself.

A cosy pub during the winter months, The Christmas Steps comes alive when summer rolls into town. Their surprisingly large exterior drinking area plays host to a regular roster of events, including weekly DJs and day fests - or just head over for a relaxing pint in the sunshine.

Located inside a Grade II-listed building, this Clifton Village pub is a popular place to drink outside in Bristol. And it's not hard to see why. Along with a courtyard and outdoor seating at the front, The Albion also hosts regular BBQs, pub quizzes and Wimbledon screenings, attracting an eclectic crowd of drinkers.

Head to North Street where you'll find this fun boozer and beer garden in Bristol, ideal for all sun-seekers amongst you. But it's not just a great daytime spot. When night comes, The Spotted Cow's fairy lights turn the outdoor oasis into an enchanting spot whilst adding tonnes of atmosphere. 

When it comes to drinking outside in Bristol, The Apple is a firm favourite thanks to its massive terrace. With over 40 different ciders on offer, including their own home-brewed sip, the converted barge also offers riverside views and shady spots onboard their boat, making for a stunning afternoon with friends.

The Hole in the Wall doesn't disappoint as a top beer garden in Bristol. The traditional pub has several areas to choose from, kitted out with everything from picnic benches through to swish sofas; add in their selection of real ale and you've got a perfect Sunday afternoon.

Renowned as one of the best nightclubs around, Blue Mountain Club also has one hell of an outdoor terrace, ideal for a daytime fiesta. Keep an eye out for summer events that'll let you party in the sunshine with some of the city's finest DJ talent.

White Bear's outdoor terrace may be small but that doesn't stop it from being mighty, with the highly sought after benches sure to be filled on any summery day. When you're done soaking in the rays, head inside for a game of pool and quirky decor.