Get ready to fill up your Instagram feed, as we seek out the most camera-ready pubs with beer gardens.
Whether it’s a ‘secret garden’ tucked away in a city pub, a coastal tavern with unhindered sea views or a village pub nestled in the midst of lush countryside – each has its own character, and a charm that makes relaxing with a drink in hand, simply blissful. And garden pubs are certainly making the most of all this wonderful expansive space. Village pubs are hoiking up outside heaters, BBQ areas and serving up Pimms and Sloe Gin, while urban pubs are hanging out fairy lights and putting on live music for the afternoon. Some even put on gourmet food and ale festivals – a real treat.
If you’re wanting to spend time with the kids whilst enjoying great food, why not take a drive out to a family friendly pub where you may also find an outdoor play area. So while you relax in the beer garden the children can burn off some excess energy.
Fancy a spot of bird watching? You could feasibly find yourself surrounded by ducks, hens and birds on the edge of a riverbank, or spot seals from a secluded terrace above a seaside tavern, while basking in the sun. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing like simply perching yourself on a pub bench with a cool, refreshing drink and a view! Although, it’s not all about the summer. Winter beer gardens set up marquees to keep the autumn chill out, lay out pretty throws to wrap up in, and lovingly decorate their outdoor enclosures with winter-flowering plants and tea lights.
Once you’ve had your fill of gazing out over photogenic landscapes, laughing with friends and slowly making your way through the pub’s ever-changing ale selection, why not tuck into some good hearty grub. Whether it’s a posh Ploughman’s, locally-sourced bangers and mash or even restaurant-style honey-baked figs and lobster brioche rolls – it will taste great either al fresco or in one of the garden pub’s impressive dining areas.
So, why not make a weekend of it, and stay at one of these wonderful pubs with beer gardens. You’ll find inside just as magical. Chic rooms decorated with stylish up-cycled furniture, soft, delicate bedlinen, plush shower rooms and standalone baths are surely balm for the soul after an afternoon or evening spent unwinding in such sublime surroundings. Ready for a traditional full English breakfast in the morning? Seriously, does it get any better than this. Bottoms up!