On the hunt for pubs with beer gardens near you? We’ve done the hard work – so you don’t have to.
There are many things that the UK, as a whole, doesn’t do particularly well. Talking about our feelings is one. Dealing with extreme weather conditions is another. Negotiating our way out of a 45-year political and economic confederation in a way that doesn’t threaten national stability for decades to come… Yeah, we’re really bad at that.
But there are other things that the UK is damn good at – like creating brilliant pubs with beer gardens. Beer gardens might have originated in Munich in Germany in the 19th century, but they’re also a crucial part of British socialising. Whether you’re huddling bravely under heaters in the colder months or fighting for a table during the height of summer, good outdoor seating is a crucial ingredient of any boozer worth its salt.
And the UK has plenty of pubs and bars with good beer gardens in cities including London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol. Don’t waste your evenings sitting on a bench in a dingy carpark: these beer gardens run the gamut from leafy nooks bedecked with twinkling lights to sprawling grassy spaces dotted with pub benches and elegant roof gardens kitted out with heaters and cashmere blankets. So whatever your tastes, you’ll be able to find one you love near you.
From seafront seating in Brighton to trendy terraces in Leeds and secret courtyards in Soho, we’ve got some of the UK’s best right here.
Headrow House, Leeds
The Faltering Fullback, North London
The Ship, South London
The Albion, North London
Pub on the Park, East London
Atlas Bar, Manchester
The Yard, Central London
Brel Bar, Glasgow
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, East London
The Farm, Bristol
Frank's, South London
Fortune of War, Brighton
Kazimier Garden, Liverpool
The Windsor Castle, West London
People's Park Tavern, East London
The Botanist, Newcastle
The Ostrich Inn, Bristol
The Blackbird, Edinburgh
The Eagle, West London
Grand Union, South London
The Wharf, Manchester
The Trout Inn, Oxford
Pear Tree House, Edinburgh
Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
This article was first published on 23 August, 2017 and has been updated throughout.
Words: Moya Crockett. Main image: Unsplash