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 7th September 2022

Newcastle: Brandling Arms

479 user reviews 4

A superb beer garden in Newcastle, Brandling Arms is an excellent watering hole for birthday celebrations, summer nights out with friends and plenty more. While tipping back a pint, you'll get to munch on a scrumptious lunch or dinner.

Wetherby: The Crown Hotel

66 user reviews 4

Looking for the best beer gardens around Leeds? Tucked away in Wetherby, The Crown Hotel is a great choice, serving cask ales and fine wines in an impressive setting. The Grade II-listed pub also cooks up delicious British bites for you to tuck into.

Farnborough: The Squirrel

74 user reviews 5

Fronting a sprawling beer garden and a quaint patio area, The Squirrel Farnborough is one of the best places to drink outdoors in the UK. Better yet, it's fully heated in the cooler months and the venue is dog-friendly, mean no members of the crew are left behind.

Loanhead: Stewart Brewing

352 user reviews 5

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.

Surrey: The Wiremill

3274 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.

Boasting branches across the UK, it comes as no surprise that some of Côte's restaurants are home to pretty outdoor terraces. Take the Bath outpost for example, this lovely spot is home to a lovely alfresco area where you can tuck into French classics and vino aplenty.

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.

Birmingham: The Red Lion

48 user reviews 5

Ideal if you're looking to watch all the latest sports action, The Red Lion fronts a fantastic outdoor garden. Grab your friends and a couple of pints and catch every single second of the game all while relaxing outside in this Jewellery Quarter spot.

Essex: Anchor

1248 user reviews 4

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.

Liverpool: The Albert

21 user reviews 4

Boasting pretty string lights and cosy outdoor benches, The Albert is a cosy pub with a quaint beer garden. Along with being dog-friendly, the venue promises top-notch eats and drinks - we're talking sumptuous pies and freshly pulled pints.

Essex: The Spritz Social

116 user reviews 4

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 hangouts.

If you're looking for fabulous outdoor watering holes, The Case is Altered is a brilliant choice. Fronting a menu filled with buttermilk chicken, vegan burgers and crispy squid, the venue's garden is perfect for alfresco eating and drinking.

Frankby: Farmers Arms

5 user reviews 5

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.

Chenies: The Red Lion

536 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. 

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.

While its pretty blue interiors make this venue stand out, it's Willow Tree's beer garden that makes it so special, especially during the warmer months. Plus, it fronts everything from pork belly burgers to messy nachos and chicken wings.

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.