London’s best beer gardens
Here are a few of our favourite beer gardens and garden bars in London.
The Duke of Kent, Ealing
Fresh food, plenty to drink and the best beer garden in Ealing – that’s the winning formula at the recently-refurbished Duke of Kent pub. Nestled in leafy Pitshanger, it’s the perfect place to soak-up summer, with a bar, BBQ, private glasshouse, and table-tennis tables among the outdoor pub highlights.
The Duke of Kent is located at Scotch Common in Ealing, London, W13 8DL, and is the place to be this summer. Visit The Duke of Kent in Ealing for more information and to book a table.
The Fence, Farringdon
The Fence is a secret London oasis known for its craft beer and cocktails. Its impressive beer garden is equipped for rain or shine – with floor cushions, blankets, and garden sheds that have been converted into sheltered private booths.
Just in case you are on the fence about visiting – the pub’s talented chefs serve British plates of deliciousness, and the pub gets lively with DJs every Thursday and Friday night.
The Fence is located at 67-69 Cowcross Street in Farringdon, London, EC1M 6BP. Visit The Fence Farringdon for more information and to book a table.
The Black Horse, Greenford
The Black Horse in Greenford is a dark horse when it comes to the best summertime garden bars – it’s a canal-side pub with vintage wooden interior and a massive beer garden.
A spacious, traditional pub split over two levels, The Black Horse occupies a picturesque spot on the Grand Union Canal. The beer garden is perfect for passing a lazy summer's day and is a magnet on sunny days. Sports fans are also catered to here with live sport on the big screen. It’s easy to access too – just a five-minute walk from the Central Line.
The Black Horse is located at 425 Oldfield Lane, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 0AS. Visit The Black Horse Greenford for more information and to book a table.
The Ship, Southwark
The Ship in Southwark is known for its cask ales, regular live sport and classic pub menu. It has a secluded garden for alfresco dining and drinking, which is characterful and has a great vibe on sunny days.
Located at 68 Borough Road, Southwark, London, SE1 1DX, visit The Ship Southwark for more information and to make a booking.
The Drayton Court, Ealing
The Drayton Court is a pub, restaurant, venue and hotel in Ealing and has one of the biggest beer gardens in London. With a kid’s play area, table tennis and giant garden games, there’s plenty to do there when the sun’s out, and their garden bar is always fully stocked with all the best summer drinks. There’s also live music every Friday, in case you needed another reason to visit.
Located at 2 The Avenue in Ealing, London, W13 8PH, visit The Drayton Court Hotel for more information and to make a booking.
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
The Cabbage Patch is a famous rugby pub near Twickenham Stadium in London that has a great beer garden, which is popular during all seasons.
A pub held dear in the hearts of locals and rugby fans, The Cabbage Patch has a lively atmosphere – especially during match days. Whether it’s to watch sports on-screen, grab a pre or post-match pint, or to find a spot in the sunny beer garden on a nice day with a pint or two, The Cabbage Patch is always a sure bet.
Located at 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SZ, visit The Cabbage Patch for more information or to book a table.
The Red Lion, Barnes
One of the best pubs in Barnes, The Red Lion attracts a good crowd all year round, but its huge beer garden always proves to be a popular spot in summer. Outside you'll find sheds with sheltered seating and plenty of tables in the sun - it's truly an outdoor oasis.
The pub is set on the South side of the River Thames, at the crossroads of Church Road, Rocks Lane and Queen Elizabeth Walk. Easily accessed by rail links, the Red Lion can also be reached via a picturesque walk along the towpath from Putney.
The Red Lion is located at 2 Castelnau in Barnes, London SW13 9RU. Visit The Red Lion’s website for more information and to book a table.
The Rose & Crown, South Ealing
The Rose and Crown is a traditional pub in South Ealing full of English charm and a sense of community. It's a family friendly pub with an excellent local reputation, perfect for a quick pint or leisurely meal with friends or family.
The pub's beautiful lush garden bar was the first location for the famous Shakespeare in the Garden performances, which now tour 50 pubs across England.
The Rose & Crown, Church Place, St. Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 4HN. Visit The Rose & Crown’s website for more information and to book a table.
The Half Moon, Herne Hill
A Grade II-listed hotel restored to its former glory, the classic charm and sophistication of The Half Moon pub continues out into its sunny courtyard garden bar – which is a stylish spot for socialising underneath the sunlight, or the moonlight, whichever you prefer.
Located at 10 Half Moon Lane in Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU, visit The Half Moon’s website for more information or to make a booking.
The Prince Blucher, Twickenham
The Prince Blucher is a popular pub with rugby fans due to its location near Twickenham Stadium, but it’s also a popular spot for beer garden lovers and families – especially during the warmer months. Once inside you’ll quickly find the pub’s huge garden bar and courtyard. It has a playground for children, and dogs are also well looked after at this friendly pub.
The Prince Blucher is located at 124 The Green, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5AG, just opposite the north-west corner of the Green. Visit The Prince Blucher for more information and to make a booking.
The Plough Inn, Ealing
The Plough is a family-friendly pub with a chic retro interior and a large beer garden with a children's playground. It's a twist on the traditional English pub, and serves premium pub classics, an endless drinks list, and has one of the best outdoor scenes in London.
Located at 297 Northfield Avenue in Ealing, London, W5 4XB, visit The Plough Inn for more information and to make a booking.
The Queen’s Head, Hammersmith
The Queen’s Head has the largest beer garden in West London and a drink selection to match. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to have a quiet drink in the sunshine or making a night of it with friends, its great pub menu and regular specials make The Queen’s Head a top choice for summer socialising.
Located at 13 Brook Green in Hammersmith, London W6 7BL, visit The Queen’s Head for more information and to book a table.
The Anglers, Teddington
The Anglers is a big riverside pub with an impressive beer garden. It has recently undergone a massive refurbishment in and is set to reopen in May (the photo below is from pre-refurbishment), so it’s even better than ever before.
A family-friendly pub right by the Thames with great food and selection of beers – what more could you want in a beer garden when the sun is shining.
Located at 3 Broom Road in Teddington, London, TW11 9NR, visit The Anglers Teddington for more information and to make a booking.
The Turk’s Head, Twickenham
The Turk’s Head is a popular pub all year round, but summer is one of its greatest seasons. The pub’s busy beer garden gets all-day sun and is the perfect spot for alfresco ales and meals – so whether you’re looking for a place to catch the game or meet-up with family or friends, this relaxed pub is always bustling.
The Turk's Head is located at 28 Winchester Road in Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1LF. Visit The Turk’s Head for more information and to make a booking.
The Pilot, Greenwich
The Pilot is a stylish pub, restaurant and hotel in Greenwich with two outdoor areas for catching the sun – a big garden bar out the back and more sun-soaked seating out the front.
Accessible by both boat and cable car, The Pilot is one of the closest hotels to the O2 Arena and has stunning views of Canary Wharf. Located at 68 River Way, East Greenwich, London SE10 0BE, visit The Pilot Greenwich to find out more.
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