Best Beer Gardens In The UK
The UK's cobbled corners and vast green landscapes aren't its only treasures. Bringing you beaut boozers up and down the country, we're filling this list with all things special about the UK beer garden. From stunning views and secret spots to crisp cold pints in the sunshine, we're celebrating what it means to have a drink outside.
One of the best places to drink outside in the UK, The Square Club is flying the flag for Bristol. The lush members' club, restaurant and bar serves up delicious food and cocktails on its outdoor terrace, while also welcoming in live music acts to keep you entertained.
If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Liverpool in this summer, we'd recommend a trip to this fabulous UK beer garden. Along with seriously stylish outdoor decor, Ropewalks venue, The Merchant, offers regular DJ sets, hefty burgers, plenty of fauna and fun vibes.
If you're looking for great places to drink outside Cardiff, it's hard to beat Brewhouse & Kitchen for space. The venue's gorgeous beer garden boasts pretty tables and fire pits, which are perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the company of pals, pints and juicy burgers.
With outdoor games, a pizza oven, secret huts and fire pits, it's not hard to see why Brewhouse & Kitchen has gained a name as having one of the best beer gardens in England. If that wasn't enough, the pub has also got an on-site microbrewery, serving up some of the freshest pints around.
Key West is up there with the UK's quirkiest beer gardens, offering punters a very watery view from its sun terrace on the actual pier. Grab a table and gaze out over Bournemouth's beaches and onto the Isle of Wight while sinking some ice-cold pints.
You'd think that with a beach nearby, Brighton wouldn't need a beer garden, but one won't hurt, right? A laidback beauty just shy of the shore, Patterns bring you miami vibes mixed with bottomless brunches and a regular rotation of DJs.
When it comes to waterside beer gardens in Oxford, Head of the River is head and shoulders above the rest. Set alongside the Isis, the friendly pub is serving up British favourites alongside a roster of wine, beer and ales making it the perfect city escape.
Among the coolest places to drink outside in West London, The Hawk's Nest is the UK beer garden you should be hitting up this season. Fronting a covered and heated outdoor terrace, it's an ideal place for to sink drinks and chow down on delicious slices of pizza.
Riverside beer gardens? This Leeds beauty is on it. Get your daily dose of vitamin D while sipping on freshly-poured tipples and tucking into a sourdough pizza at Water Lane Boathouse. The extensive outdoor terrace is also perfect for watching barges steer along the canal.
If you're searching for unmissable beer gardens in Essex, The Spritz Social should be firmly on your radar. Not only is this pop-up bar serving a stunning array of signature sips and droolworthy burgers, but it's proving the perfect place for post-lockdown hangouts.
One of the best beer gardens in London, The King's Arms is a pretty Wandsworth pub with an outdoor space worthy of the name. Head down during the summer months for seasonal sips in their pergolas and one of the best Sunday roasts in the South.
A stunning building set amongst the backdrop of the city's famous canal, The Distillery's two floors bring you craft brews, a massive beer garden and of course, cocktails. With an on-site gin still too, it's a dream location for G&Ts overlooking the water this summer in Birmingham.
Arguably the best beer garden in Birmingham, the outdoor space at The Old Crown is known to pack out at even the slimmest sliver of sunshine. The sprawling venue fronts colourful decor and loads of tables, ideal for squeezing all your friends around this summer.
The Gun may be tucked away in Chiddingly, but its premium beer garden is worth the drive over. Bringing you crisp pints alongside a scattering of sheep, this elevated favourite combines British food and gorgeous landscapes to bring you the ultimate summer experience.
One of the UK's best beer gardens, Riverside on Kelham Island is a hotspot for craft pints and quality food come the summertime. The outdoor terrace which looks out over the water offers respite from Sheffield's bustling streets, as well as quirky neon lights and cute decorations.
If you're pottering about Glasgow looking for a beer garden, let Inn Deep show you how it's done. Set alongside the river, this unique bar has an enviable craft beer selection and serves as a charming spot to hunker down in the summer with sound of gentle waters in the background.
In a city like Edinburgh, you know to expect fascinating history and pretty cobbled streets, but how do its beer gardens live up? If Cold Town House is anything to go by, incredibly well. With a rooftop looking out over Grassmarket and up to the castle, it's an idyllic spot to snuggle up with cocktails and steaming slices of pizza.
One of the most popular beer gardens in Belfast, Filthy McNasty's offers a neat combo of courtyard and alleyway beer garden. You'll have to fight to grab a spot here when the sun's out but it's well worth the effort as the space fronts quirky ornaments, tasty pizzas and craft beers from the bar.