Beer Gardens In Essex

This city is jam-packed with places to eat and drink outdoors, from quirky terraces to picturesque gardens. Whether you're in the mood for a country escape, waterfront gem or city centre destination, there's plenty to choose from. Top up your tan with elegant eats, refreshing drinks and scenic views as you make the most of these brilliant beer gardens in Essex.  

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Original Plough Chelmsford

Boasting an outdoor space that's great for alfresco dining all year round, Original Plough Chelmsford is a real winner when it comes down to Essex's best beer gardens. Whether you're chilling in the covered area or basking in the sunshine, this venue is sure to impress. 

The Half Crown, Benfleet

Looking for somewhere to eat and drink alfresco? Get on down to The Half Crown in Benfleet. Home to a pretty garden, complete with picnic benches, parasols and plants, it's the perfect place to while away the hours in the sunshine.

The Bull Romford

For top-notch pubs in Essex, The Bull Romford is a fabulous watering hole during the summer months. Choose from a wide array of tipples, from refreshing vino to craft beer and paired with yummy nibbles - think snack nachos, drunken mushrooms and BBQ beef tacos.


The Anchor is a restaurant and waterfront pub serving seasonal British fare from its home on the banks of the River Crouch. Overlooking green belt countryside and the surrounding nature reserve, this pub is an essential venture for those hoping to drink and dine in a stunning Essex beer garden this summer.

The Greyhound

From its blooming beer garden to its traditionally cosy interiors, The Greyhound is a firm favourite on the Essex pub scene. If you're looking for a cool place to drink and dine outside, this Brentwood spot provides the perfect space for socialising when the sun's shining. 

The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown is a staple for summertime drinking and dining on The Quay. As well as serving pub classics and a wide choice of drinks, the venue boasts an outdoor seating area that stretches into the water when the tide is high, providing a totally unique beer garden experience.