Best Beer Gardens In Nottingham

Summertime sips on the mind? Us too. That's why we've rounded up the very top spots in the city for alfresco drinking. From rooftops or canalside pubs with pretty views to magical wonderlands and venues that boast sprawling patios, you're never far from a watering hole where you can soak up the sun and sink craft beer or a cocktail at the same time. So, grab your sunglasses, slap on that SPF and join us as we line up the best beer gardens in Nottingham.

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Last updated on 26th February 2024

The Cross Keys

If it's Nottingham pubs with beer gardens you're after, look no further than The Cross Keys in Lace Market. You'll feel right at home in this warm and welcoming space that comes with streetside tables and parasols for when the sun really beats down - sipping on a selection of classic and flavoured gins or spritz cocktails. They do pretty tasty brunches here too.

Poppy and Pint

A summer spot serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Poppy and Pint is keeping you well-fed and watered in their pretty beer garden. Sink a few pints of delicious craft beer and nibble on plenty of eats from chef Vanessa McGuire and her talented team - the loaded fries are the perfect plate to share with friends.


Home to a popular Nottingham beer Garden, Embankment a stunning Grade II listed building that's the ideal place to catch a few rays while you sink a pint or real ale or craft beer and chow down on burgers, flatbreads and pizzas. There's also a cute conservatory and a dancefloor for those lively nights.

The Botanist, West Bridgford

If you're looking for the best places to drink outdoors in Nottingham, The Botanist is providing serene scenes from its gorgeous garden. Whether you fancy topping up your tan in the sun or pitching up under the covered pergola, its a great spot to knock back beers and gin-based cocktails. And if you're feeling peckish? Tuck into their signature hanging kebabs, made with chicken, halloumi, vegan meatballs and much more.

Faradays, Nottingham

Situated in the centre of all the action, Farradays on Victoria Street is offering you sun-soaked tipples from its outdoor tables. The stylish pub pours a host of beers and craft ales on tap, plus keeps you fed morning, noon and night - thanks to dishes like grilled mushroom tacos, spicy chicken pizza or bacon and cheese burgers.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Nottingham

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Located near the River Trent, Brewhouse & Kitchen is one of the best bars in Nottingham with outdoor seating and it comes complete with a vast range of gin, wine and beer brewed in their very own microbrewery. As well as keg tables and private fridges, the sprawling spot also boasts a plant-filled beer garden that's great for alfresco drinks.

Horn In Hand Nottingham

Searching for fun places during the warmer months? Horn In Hand is definitely a great shout, especially if you're a big sports lover. Kick back in the chilled beer garden, complete with a roof for that unpredictable British weather, with a pint in hand and your eyes glued to their HD screens. And if you fancy a bite to eat? These guys offer loaded doughballs, chicken or cauliflower wings and stone-baked pizzas.

The Willow Tree, Nottingham

Fronting TV screens, dartboards, pool tables and a beautiful beer garden decked out with plants and a pergola, The Willow Tree is the perfect place to grab a pint or a bite to eat alongside friends. Head here on a sunny day and you certainly won't be disappointed, with delicious dishes like loaded chilli potato skins, sticky barbecue wings and pesto linguini.


Canalhouse comes complete with a huge selection of international beers, real ales and a food menu that includes towering spicy burgers, chilli-topped jacket potatoes and scrummy buffalo mozzarella paninis. Oh, and did we mention the plush location? It's right by the canal, promising great views and plenty of room, with a roof in case of rain.

Rescue Rooms

Looking for the best beer gardens in Nottingham city centre? Whether you fancy a chilled-out date night, after-work drink or a cracking quiz night, head to Rescue Rooms. The favourite has transformed its patio into a summery garden where you can sink delish alfresco pints, which are just £3 during their daily happy hour from 4 'til 8pm.

The Sir John Borlase Warren

The Sir John Borlase Warren is home to a cracking selection of drinks (we're talking 12 hand-pulled real ales, over 100 different types of gin and 30 whiskies). But that's not all, as the Nottingham spot is also touting a gorgeous beer garden with wooden benches for all your alfresco drinking needs, as well as blue cheese burgers, chicken tenders and halloumi fries to keep you fuelled.

The Bodega Social Club

Something of an all-rounder, The Bodega Social Club features live music, sports screening and BBQ weekenders, making it one of the best outdoor cocktail bars in Nottingham. When you're not discovering the city's up-and-coming talent, relax outside with a refreshing beer - and if you swing by during their happy hour between 4 and 7pm any day, you can nab £3 pints and more.


With a wide range of craft beers on draught across 15 taps, Junkyard is the taproom that's ideal for beer lovers. Know your hops? Taste your way through Berliners, barley wines, cask ales and more as you chill out in the calming backyard area. And if you just can't get enough, you can grab takeaway cans here too.


A stylish fine dining restaurant that screams date night, Alchemilla is a Derby Road spot that features a picturesque rooftop that's filled with beautiful plants and wooden furnishings. Enjoy tasting menus of scallops, miso aubergine and much more, as well as sparkling wines and refreshing spritz cocktails.