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.

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Last updated on 4th July 2024

Harby: The Bottle & Glass

When it comes to refreshing drinks in the summer months, The Bottle & Glass in Harby have got you covered. Think world-class wines, local ales, cocktails and much more, alongside an outdoor bar serving wood-fired pizzas, to be enjoyed in the spacious garden area.

St Albans: The Blacksmith Arms

From beach hut-style booths to swing seats under pergolas and outdoor TV screens for watching live sports, The Blacksmith Arms in St Albans is a prime example of the best beer gardens in this area. There are plenty of cask ales and traditional ciders, alongside spirits or wine, plus affordable breakfast butties and a main menu that includes a triple beef, bacon, cheese and onion ring burger called The Triple Threat.

Manchester: The Lawn Club

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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 spot is taking you on a summer retreat, with comfy beanbag chairs, private pods and refreshing summer spritzes served from their outdoor bar, with two for £12 cocktails available from Sunday to Thursday. Be sure to grab a seat on their pretty terrace or the spacious lawn area to really make the most of that rare Northern sun as well.

Frankby: Farmers Arms

Home to one of the most beautiful beer gardens in the North of England, this gorgeous country pub is must if you're looking for a rural escape. A short drive from Liverpool, Farmers Arms sits on the corner of Royden Park and promises a sunshine setting and plenty of great food.

Hebden Bridge: Stubbing Wharf

Thanks to outdoor spaces snaking around the build, Stubbing Wharf at Hebden Bridge is a top choice of canalside country pub. Not only can you expect to sip drinks by the water, but there are wings, burgers, British favourites and more on the food menu.

Surrey: The White Horse

If you're looking for a pub with outdoor seating in Surrey, The White Horse is a fantastic choice. Not only does it boast a sun-soaked alfresco area with rattan furniture out front, but also a snazzy beer garden with foliage and parasols to boot.

Bradford: Market Square Tavern

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.

Windsor: The Royal Windsor

What once was the Royal Oak Hotel from the 19th century until the 1930s is now The Royal Windsor, a gorgeous traditional pub with a beer garden that boasts views of Windsor Castle. The building made an appearance in 1963 film Carry On Cabby, so there's plenty of history to soak up, all while you bask in the sun across an expansive outdoor space - complete with pub grub meals like award-winning steak and venison pie, hand-battered fish and chips, and more.

Essex: Anchor

With pretty views and an awesome location right on the waterfront of the River Crouch, Anchor is the ideal place for a few pints. Enjoy a refreshing lager while chowing down on brunch options - think eggs benedict, BLTs, and sweet potato hash.

New Waltham: The Farmhouse

A dog-lovers' haven, The Farmhouse is welcoming pub in New Waltham on the outskirts of Grimsby - a top destination for the whole family (including furry friends) to sit outside across an expansive beer garden. Expect a special dog menu for your four-legged companions, plus plenty for us humans too. Think award-winning chicken, ale and pancetta pie alongside lamb shanks, burgers and more for humans across gourmet menus.

Canvey Island: Lobster Smack

Canvey Island on the Thames estuary, near Southend-on-Sea, has the Lobster Smack ready and waiting when you're after great beer gardens at historic pubs (this one's over 600 years old). They've got a small sun trap of a patio out the front and a grassy section to the side - making it a perfect stop off for basking in the rays after a walk along the river.

Loanhead: Stewart Brewing

For alfresco sipping, Stewart Brewing in Loanhead is the ultimate spot. Not only do they boast a sprawling beer garden, but the venue also features 18 taps of rotating classic and craft pints and freshly baked pizza served right from the oven.

Lyndhurst: The Swan

Boasting a gorgeous beer garden surrounded by trees and plenty of bursts of green, The Swan, Lyndhurst, is a welcoming, local pub that is an absolute stunner when the sun comes out (and super cosy when it doesn't). Red parasols grace the grounds and on the inside, you'll find rustic wooden beams and plenty of corners to tuck yourself away in to enjoy a hearty Sunday roast. On the everyday menu, expect the likes of burgers, cheesy truffle tiger fries and more.