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.
If you're hunting for great places to drink outside in Cardiff, Sutton Coldfield or Worthing, 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.
Situated in Manchester, Dive Bar & Grill is fronting an excellent array of drink options, from French martinis to negronis and strawberry daiquiries. It also doesn't hurt that it's got a beautiful outdoor garden so you can soak up the sun.
Hands down one of the best beer gardens in Scotland, Ark is supreme spot to check out during the warmer months. Whether you're there to catch the latest games or looking to settle into one of their comfy chairs outside, it's got you covered for the summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not hard to see why Manchester's The Lawn Club is a popular choice come the warmer months. Located in the heart of all the action, this bar is taking you on a summer retreat, with comfy beanbag chairs, private pods and potent drinks.
Among the coolest places to drink outside in West London, The Hawk's Nest is the outdoor garden you should be hitting up this season. Fronting a covered and heated terrace, it's an ideal place for to sink drinks and chow down on delicious slices of pizza.
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.
Feeling like a VIP? Get yourself booked into this exclusive NY-inspired drinking and dining destination. The POD also offers an unparalleled private dining experience for you and your group, complete with cocktails, bites to eat and pretty surroundings.
Perched on Queen Street in Bingley, Market Square Tavern is the quirky small town boozer offering you the very best craft pours, cocktails and hand-stretched pizza. Head out to their gorgeous beer garden too, soaking in the sun in summer and cosying up in the colder months.
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 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.
One of the most popular beer gardens in Belfast, Filthy McNasty's offers a neat combo of courtyard and alleyway. 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.
In a city like Edinburgh, you can 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, it's an idyllic spot to snuggle up with cocktails and steaming slices of pizza.