Beer Gardens In Reading

The sun is out, the sky is blue and the weather is (dare we say it?) balmy. This means one thing: the season of alfresco drinking is here. To prepare you for those glorious days, we've gone to the trouble of searching around to find the best outdoor haunts the city has to offer. From riverside spots to tiki havens, check out our guide to beer gardens in Reading.

Last updated on 27th April 2023

Oakford Social Club

DJ sets, a terrace and a charming beer garden are all on the menu at Oakford Social Club. Feeling peckish? The Blagrave Street spot also whips up a number of American-style dishes, such as burgers, wings and fries, to keep you fuelled up while getting your vitamin D hit.

Hope and Bear

With an impressive range of local ales on tap and two terrace spaces to choose from, it's no wonder why Hope and Bear is one of the best bars in Reading with outdoor seating. Grab your pals and book an alfresco table, where you can enjoy tasty eats in the glorious sunshine.

The Crown, Caversham

Boasting a laidback outdoor space and tasty grub, The Crown is definitely one of the best pubs in Reading with a beer garden. Visit this venue in the summer months to chill in its gorgeous wooden booths, alongside tucking into a menu filled with hearty fare.

Purple Turtle

You'll probably know Purple Turtle best for its late-night raves and live music acts, but visit this party bar during the day and you'll find a cool tiki-themed beer garden, complete with a bamboo bar and totem pole. Pick your poison before settling in for a chilled afternoon under a parasol.

The Fisherman's Cottage

Seeking pubs in reading with beer gardens? The Fisherman's Cottage is dishing up idyllic views from its riverside space. This watering hole also welcomes a regular roster of musicians for those of you after an evening of live tunes, as well as comfort food favourites.