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We are rapidly heading towards a beautiful summer, and as a nation who loves Sunday walks and pub lunches, so begins the search for the best beer gardens! We have saved you some time and rounded up our favourite spots to soak up some sun in an urban oasis. Take a look at the Jurys Inn’s Guide to… Summer Beer Garden Pubs.
London is overflowing with plenty of pubs and beer gardens, but if you are visiting the city on a weekend getaway, The Albion in Islington offers an incredible beer garden accompanied by mouth-watering food! Although a little on the pricier side, the menu offers a range of delicious dishes that are well worth exploring, especially as you enjoy an afternoon relaxing in one of the most beautiful beer gardens in the city.
The Spaniards Inn
Situated close to Hampstead Heath, The Spaniards Inn is the perfect stop for those looking for an afternoon in beer garden bliss. The al Fresco dining area is large with plenty of tables and chairs, shade and beautiful greenery, making it the ideal urban oasis cut off from the busy city outside! The menu’s pub classics are succulent and delicious, and there is an extensive collection drinks to choose from.
The Bell Inn
A beautiful Grade II listed public house located in the heart of Nottingham, The Bell Inn offers a hearty and warm pub with a fantastic beer terrace to enjoy al fresco dining, or a refreshing beer or cider!
The Orange Tree
A pub bursting at the seams with live music, arts, fantastic food and cocktails, The Orange Tree in Nottingham is the ideal pub for a sunny afternoon. The beer garden offers a nice terrace style space with greenery and wooden benches and tables, ideal for those wanting a little sunshine and shade to enjoy a drink or meal. The buzzing and friendly atmosphere at The Orange Tree creates the perfect pub ambience.
Hope and Anchor
Located in Liverpool city centre, the Hope and Anchor offers the perfect pub for lunch and a drink in the sun. From extensive brunch options to traditional pub grub, the Hope and Anchor has a varied menu as well as a fantastic beer garden to soak up the rays, and a friendly atmosphere to boot.
A famous John Lennon haunt from back in the day, Ye Cracke offers a traditional ‘honest’ pub overflowing with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a fantastic beer garden out the back, and with a nice selection of ales and cider on draught, it is the perfect spot for enjoying a beverage away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool’s city centre.
Located in a historic Grade II listed building, The Greyhound is a fantastic Derby hidden gem! After an extensive renovation, this pub is the number one spot for traditional pub features with a modern twist, as well as an incredible walled garden and roof terrace. With plenty of seating, summer BBQ, covered smoking barn, and the picturesque roof terrace, The Greyhound is our top pick for a summer beer garden in Derby.
The Great Northern
A popular and highly recommended pub a little outside Derby city centre, The Great Northern offers fantastic live music, quiz nights, and a great beer garden with lots of space, eating area, and a terrace with tables, wicker seating, and heaters.
A Stew & Oyster venue, Calls Landing offers one of Leeds’ prime outdoor spaces. Situated along the River Aire, Calls Landing not only oozes charm with exposed brickwork and steel beamed ceilings, but has one of the best views in Leeds. There is plenty of seating in the beer garden overlooking the river, as well as beautiful balcony views from the main building.
Situated in one of Leeds’ fantastic side alleys, Whitelocks is a quaint historic pub full of charm and bursting with atmosphere, home-cooked food, real ales and craft beers. Found in the heart of the city, this pub offers a famous beer ‘garden’ (Turk’s Head Yard) with plenty of seating for those looking for something a little different in Leeds city centre.