Best Beer Gardens In Cambridge

Our city isn't short of sun-soaked spots, perfect for kicking back with a crisp drink to hand. Whether you're on the lookout for a charming rural pub with a luscious garden, or a city centre hideaway screaming out for a daytime drinking session, these alfresco gems are sure to impress. So, slap on that SPF and check out our guide to Cambridge's beer gardens.

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Last updated on 6th June 2024

The Mill

With a cracking beer garden to set up your very own picnic, The Mill is ideal for alfresco drinking in Cambridge. Offering a huge range of real ales, prosecco and draught beer, the venue also has food to munch on while soaking up the sun - think wings and Korean chicken burgers.

The Tickell Arms

When it comes to pubs with beer gardens in Cambridge, The Tickell Arms always comes out on top. Easily identified thanks to its baby blue exterior, the Whittlesford boozer is home to a Victorian walled rose garden and pond; the perfect, calming oasis for a chilled-out Saturday. 

The Red Lion

The Red Lion offers a sprawling, leafy corner in which to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Pop along to this city centre hangout to chomp on all kinds of enticing eats, from burgers to fish finger butties, with an excellent array of boozy bevs to keep you refreshed.

The Portland Arms

Another corker of a Cambridge beer garden is The Portland Arms. While you may want to stay inside to catch the live music that's on throughout the week, this joint also has a suntrap of a terrace, decked out with spacious booths that are ideal for a group day out in the sunshine.

The Punter

The Punter is one of the most popular watering holes around, often topping the list of pubs with outdoor seating in Cambridge. Tucked away on Pound Hill, the gem is covered in vintage knick-knacks and is the perfect escape from the chaos of the city in peak season. 

The Anchor

The Anchor is home to one of the prettiest waterside terraces in the city. Take in the views of the Mathematical Bridge and watch the punters bob past as you enjoy an alfresco lunch, created from local, seasonal ingredients and washed down with a craft beer (or two).