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.

Last updated on 17th May 2021




Chenies: The Red Lion

87 user reviews 5

If you're on the lookout for a pretty country pub with the beer garden to match, Red Lion Chenies is a winning choice. Get your fix of classic British grub, craft beer and refreshing gin all while soaking up the sun from the spacious outdoor area. 

Liverpool: The Merchant

19 user reviews 5

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.

Bournemouth: Key West

332 user reviews 4

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.

Cambridge: Pint Shop

450 user reviews 4

Home to one of the coolest beer gardens in Cambridge, Pint Shop is the Peas Hill bar and restaurant to get your sun fix this summer. Alongside a pretty outdoor space, the venue offers a huge range of craft beers as well as a delicious selection of pizzas.

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.

Surrey: The Wiremill

987 user reviews 4

Home to one of the UK's best beer gardens, this stunning pub in the heart of Surrey is offering much more than a few picnic benches and plants. Snuggle up on their lakeside terrace and tuck into sensational plates of food, fresh pints and fine wines.

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.

Chiddingly: The Gun

1155 user reviews 4

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.

Glasgow: Inn Deep

3 user reviews 3

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.