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 3rd March 2021

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. 

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.

Mall Clifton Bristol

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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.

Flyer Bristol

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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.

A lush sports bar just outside of Bristol, the Anchor has an extensive beer garden. Catch some game day rays during half time or spend a relaxing afternoon sinking pints and chomping on meaty burgers in the sunshine.

The White Hart Bristol

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The White Hart is a gorgeous country pub in the charming village of Littleton-upon-Severn - only 25 minutes from Bristol city centre. Escape the hustle and bustle with a trip to this 17th-century watering hole where real ales, comfort food and a stonking beer garden awaits.


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With a waterside outdoor terrace and a second-floor balcony, Riverstation is in the running for the best places to drink outside in Bristol. But it's not just the views. This beauty also cooks up delicious food for brunch, lunch and dinner and has a brilliant drinks menu.

The Bristol Stable

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Head down to Harbourside and you'll find this eating and drinking gem. A must for cider lovers, The Bristol Stable has a mega list of over 80 craft brews along with tasting boards and a load of outdoor tables for those rare spots of sunshine.

You'd never know from outside, but the White Harte houses an intimate beer garden. Located along Park Row, the sports and gaming pub also cooks up a menu of tasty American-inspired food and serves real ales, wines and spirits.

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.

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.

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.

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.