Where to find the best summer beer gardens

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Spring is here and the weather is warming up! If you’re looking to socialise in the sunshine with a cold pint or spritz cocktail in hand, we’ve picked out some of the best outdoor spaces in London and Hampshire for you to visit.

Are you looking for a pub with a great garden to visit on a warm weekend? You can browse hundreds of pubs with outdoor bars, sun-soaked courtyards and stunning outdoor terraces for drinking and dining alfresco style.

We know that British weather can be unpredictable but luckily we also have plenty of pubs with shelters, tee-pees and huts, so whether it's sunshine or rain, you can still enjoy socialising outdoors.

Below are just a few of our many great pub gardens. If you can’t find one near you, visit our pub garden finder to see the full list here.

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Best beer gardens in and around London

The Drayton Court, Ealing

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Perched elegantly in one of Ealing’s leafiest suburbs, The Drayton Court is just two miles from the River Thames. The pub has one of the biggest beer gardens in West London as well as fantastic food and drinks, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing drink with friends during the warmer months.

The pub also has a busy events calendar, so keep an eye on their socials and what's on page.

Visit The Drayton Court's website

The Banker, London Bridge

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Serving up special views of the Thames between London Bridge and Southwark Bridge The Banker is one of the city’s best spots for riverside dinner and drinks. A perfect balance of modern style with rustic charm, it is a stunning London pub.

Visit The Banker's website

The Duke of Kent, Ealing

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Fresh food, fine wines and one of the best gardens in Ealing - that's the winning formula at The Duke of Kent. Nestled in leafy Pitshanger, it’s the perfect place to soak up summer sun, with an outdoor bar, bbq, private glasshouse among the outdoor highlights.

Visit The Duke of Kent's website

The Barrel & Horn, Bromley

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A place to come together over craft beers, cask ales and cocktails, The Barrel & Horn is at the heart of the Bromley community with its lively garden and busy events calendar. 

Visit The Barrel & Horn's website

The Gun, Docklands

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A special dining experience awaits at The Gun - a Grade II listed pub in the Docklands, boasting exquisite views across the Thames. Away from the capital’s crowds, it’s the perfect place to relax by the water, with fine fresh food, stunning wines and a secret gin garden to discover.

Visit The Gun's website

The Pilot, Chiswick

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The Pilot is a small but perfectly formed pub, serving up good food, beers and ales in a friendly, relaxed environment. It's recently refurbished garden is the perfect place to celebrate the first signs of summer. There is also a secret garden area around the back near the Wellesley room for you to discover.

Visit The Pilot's website

The Plough, Ealing

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An award-winning pub, The Plough in Ealing is a real country charmer. Offering a fresh take on the traditional English pub, it pairs chic décor with the finest seasonal food. The pub boasts a great outdoor area with lots and seating. It's a must-visit if you're in the West London area.

Visit The Plough's website

The Turk's Head, Twickenham

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The Turk's Head in Twickenham has a brand new beer garden. I'ts predicted to be a busy one this summer so they've opened up bookings for the next three months, including private hire with or without a BBQ or hog-roast.

Visit The Turk's Head website

The White Horse, Wembley

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Described as 'the beating heart of Wembley', The White Horse, has ample outdoor spaces for alfresco dining, complete with a quaint external garden on the ground floor and breath-taking views of the stadium and surrounding area. With the lots of sports events confirmed throughout the year, The White Horse will be the go-to venue for people to eat, drink and revel in the atmosphere.

Visit The White Horse's website

The Blue Boat, Hammersmith

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Perched right on the Thames Path in Hammersmith, The Blue Boat is all about life on the river. Enjoy fabulous food and a premium collection of drinks. If you're lucky, you can catch stunning sunsets from the pub's spacious patio next to the river.

Visit The Blue Boat's website

The Fence, Farringdon

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The Fence boasts one of the largest and coolest beer gardens in the city. The pub's vibrant and spacious garden is the perfect spot to celebrate alfresco style. Come and see it for yourself.

Visit The Fence's website

The Anglers, Teddington

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Situated on the Thames, The Anglers is Teddington’s top destination for dinner and drinks all year round. The glorious riverside garden is perfect for soaking up the summer sun while enjoying a cold beer and delicious fresh food.

Visit The Anglers' website

The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

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The Prince Blucher is a family-friendly pub with a beautiful beer garden that is ideal for outdoor dining all year round. They have a pop-up garden bar that hosts takeovers with different drinks brands throughout the summer.

Visit The Prince Blucher's website

The Rose & Crown, Ealing

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The Rose & Crown always screams English charm, community spirit, superb pub food and real ales. The pub is a warm friendly place for a bite to eat and a pint and the popular beer garden has plenty of covered and open outdoor seating for the locals to enjoy all year round.

Visit The Rose & Crown's website

The Prince Albert, Twickenham

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Soak in the sunshine in one of The Prince Albert's many outdoor areas. Another newly refurbished garden, The Prince Albert offers both open and covered areas, making it the perfect spot for socialising all year round.

Visit The Prince Albert's website

Best beer gardens in and around Hampshire

The Bear of Burton, Christchurch

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Opened in March 2020, The Bear of Burton offers a wonderfully charming country retreat in Burton, Christchurch. Formerly known as The Manor, The Bear of Burton’s name is a tribute to the original author of the famous fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with the theme carried throughout. The pub's spacious courtyard and outdoor areas are the perfect spots for relaxing in the sun after a day of exploring the local countryside.

Visit The Bear of Burton's website

The Mayfly, Stockbridge

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The Mayfly is an iconic riverside pub that's sure to lure you in with its picturesque location, delicious pub meals and nearby fly-fishing spots and cycling routes. The riverside garden has enough room for 250 guests and overlooks the trout and swan-filled waters of the River Test. Dine alfresco or enjoy a drink or two by the water while you take in the view.

Visit The Mayfly's website

The White Buck, Burley

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Lying in the heart of the New Forest National Park, The White Buck Inn is a charming country house with a huge garden. Surrounded by woodland, there are a number of trails for dog walkers, horse riders and cyclists. The pub's new garden tee-pee is the perfect place to drink, dine and relax with family and friends after a day of exploring.

Visit The White Buck's website

The Bishop on the Bridge, Winchester 

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Perfectly placed to explore beautiful Winchester, The Bishop on the Bridge is elegantly situated on the bank of the River Itchen. Try a craft beer from a seat in the pub's garden and enjoy freshly prepared seasonal food while dining in the sunshine.

Visit The Bishop on the Bridge's website

The Pilgrim Inn, Marchwood

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The Pilgrim Inn is a traditional thatched pub and hotel in Marchwood. On the edge of the New Forest the pub's spacious and picturesque garden makes it the perfect venue to visit throughout the spring and summer.

Visit The Pilgrim Inn's website

The Old Customs House, Portsmouth

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One of Portsmouth’s original naval buildings, The Old Customs House comes to live when the sun comes out. Located in Portsmouth's hotspot with plenty of outdoor seat and  great waterside views.

Visit The Old Customs House website

The Links Tavern, Liphook

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The Links Tavern is the quintessential country pub with lots of outdoor space to bask in the sunshine. Settle down to fabulous food and an array of real ales, served up in the welcoming surroundings of Liphook’s best pub.

Visit The Links Tavern's website

FIND A PUB

This list highlights only a few of our wonderful pub gardens. If you're planning a visit during the bank holiday to peak times over the summer, we recommend booking a table beforehand. Here's a reminder of the full list of pubs with gardens. 

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