Great British Beer Gardens around the UK

Now that we can finally enjoy a cold pint of bitter or a glass of something in pub gardens, we couldn’t help revisit some of our favourite pubs that have glorious outdoor spaces – perfect for al fresco dining and catching up with friends.

The Frogmill – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Nestled in the sweeping Gloucestershire countryside, The Frogmill sits between vibrant Cotswold villages and provides a picture perfect escape. This fabulous pub has an amazing garden terrace which is a social hub during the warmer months and a great place to meet up with friends over a drink or delicious pub food.

The Mill at Gordleton – Hordle, Hampshire

The Mill is located in the hamlet of Gordleton, just minutes from the New Forest and the South Coast. Surrounded by picturesque grounds and gardens, The Mill is the perfect place to relax with family and friends and enjoy delicious homemade food. The terrace overlooks the river, which makes it a peaceful haven on a warm summer’s day.

Queens Head Hotel – Windermere, Cumbria

Located in the beautiful location of the Troutbeck Valley, the Queen’s Head Hotel is a 17th century Elizabethan inn. The pub is nestled on the side of the fells which overlook the Troutbeck Valley and is just 1.5 miles from the former home of Beatrix Potter. During the warmer months, visitors can enjoy the peaceful surroundings from the terrace.

The Cockhaven Arms – Bishopsteignton, Devon

With spectacular views overlooking the picturesque Teign Estuary, The Cockhaven Arms is a wonderful place to sit back and watch the day go by. Whether you’re meeting friends or simply looking for somewhere to spend the afternoon on a warm sunny day, The Cockhaven Arms is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining.

The Maytime Inn – Burford, Oxfordshire

This wonderful pub with rooms is situated in the quaint village of Asthall in the Cotswolds. The award-winning beer garden features an outdoor gin bar and boules pitch as well as picturesque views over the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. The garden is the perfect spot to relax whilst enjoying fabulous food, live music and great company.

The Pontcanna Inn – Cardiff, Glamorgan

Situated in Cardiff, The Pontcanna Inn makes for a fabulous city-break pub. It’s garden terrace has a cool city vibe with lined up benches and colourful tables and chairs.  Whether you’re staying for the weekend or simply planning on meeting friends for the evening, The Pontcanna Inn has a sociable and relaxed atmosphere.

The Coach & Horses – Clitheroe, Lancashire

Situated in the middle of Bolton by Bowland in the Ribble Valley, The Coach & Horses is a beautiful Grade 2 listed pub with boutique bedrooms. The traditional coaching inn has a picturesque courtyard surrounded by greenery, making it an ideal spot to relax with friends and family on a warm summer’s day.

The Crown – Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Named the “County Dining Pub of the Year 2020” by the Good Pub Guide, the Crown is a charming inn nestled in the village of Stoke by Nayland. The pub has a garden terrace, which overlooks the rolling meadows of Dedham Vale – a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy a meal with the whole family.

The Lion at Wendlebury – Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Lion’s garden terrace is a lovely place to be on a warm summer’s day. Acting as a wind shield, the pub’s attractive stone walls surround the terrace – a perfect place to catch some rays whilst enjoying a nice cold Brakspear bitter or a glass of bubbly!


Written by Melanie Phipps

PR & Marketing Manager at Stay in a Pub