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 8th October 2021

Essex: The Spritz Social

53 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 post-lockdown hangouts.

Loanhead: Stewart Brewing

59 user reviews 5

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

Surrey: The Wiremill

2112 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.

Chenies: The Red Lion

272 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

21 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.

Wetherby: The Crown Hotel

65 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.

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.

Newport: The Pod

110 user reviews 4

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Bournemouth: Key West

604 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.