Where to find the best pub gardens for the Winter
Whilst we can’t catch up with friends inside a warm, cosy pub, we can meet up with five other people as long as we stay outside.
So if you’re looking for a nicely-lit pub garden with heaters, shelter, igloos or huts, there are plenty of Fuller’s pubs equipped to keep you warm and dry so you can socialise safely during the colder months.
Here are some suggestions. They all serve ‘substantial meals’ too!
Where can you find the best pub gardens for the Winter?
The Hare & Hounds, Osterley
The Hare & Hounds has ‘Winterised’ their cosy outdoor space with sheltered tables in heated areas that fit up to six people. You can also book a table that’s right next to the outdoor log burner, otherwise, there are plenty of blankets and hot water bottles available to keep you extra warm. It’s the perfect pub to spend the festive season in, with Christmas lights and decorations adding to the atmosphere.
Visit The Hare & Hounds website
The Mayfly, Stockbridge
Even in the colder months, The Mayfly is sure to lure you in with its picturesque location, delicious pub meals and nearby fly-fishing spots and cycling routes. Wrap up warm and watch the sun set by the river in the pub’s beautiful heated marquee.
Visit The Mayfly's website
The Red Lion, Barnes
With roaring fires and a heated decking area outside, you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome at The Red Lion in Barnes. The pub’s spacious beer garden is a big hit all year round and it’s been upgraded with a marquee, awning and extra patio heaters to keep you safe and sheltered.
Visit The Red Lion's website
The Chineham Arms, Basingstoke
A family pub in the village of Chineham has no shortage of charm or character. The pub’s popular outdoor area is now fully equipped with outdoor heaters so you can still feel at home and enjoy the fresh food and fine ales that the pub has to offer both inside and out.
Visit The Chineham Arm's website
The Blue Boat, Hammersmith
The Blue Boat has had one of the biggest transformations with the addition of new outdoor igloos and they are a must-try this season. What better way to catch up with family and friends than by heading to The Blue Boat and dine in some of the coolest snow globes overlooking the Thames.
Visit The Blue Boat's website
The Anglers, Teddington
Situated on the Thames, The Anglers is Teddington’s top destination for dinner and drinks all year round. The pub’s glorious riverside garden is a big hit in summer, it’s now fully covered to keep everyone feeling warm and merry during the Winter months.
Visit The Anglers' website
The Prince Blucher, Twickenham
Serving some of the best Thai food in Twickenham, The Prince Blucher’s weatherproofed beer garden is ideal for alfresco dining all year round. Now with the addition of heaters and extra cover you can stay warm both inside the pub and out in the garden.
Visit The Prince Blucher's website
The Hampshire Hog, Clanfield
The Hampshire Hog was a big hit throughout Summer and now with extra heating outdoors, there’s no reason why you can’t wrap up warm and enjoy the glorious views of the Hampshire countryside with your friends in December.
Visit The Hampshire Hog's website
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
Since reopening in December, The Cabbage Patch now has more covered outdoor seating with extra heaters and another outdoor TV. The pub’s kitted out beer garden is the perfect setting for watching the game or tucking into a tasty sharing platter with friends. New Winter tipples include mulled wine, mulled sloe gin and orange and cacao gin hot chocolate which all pair perfectly with this season’s menus.
Visit The Cabbage Patch's website
The Princess Royal, Farnham
The beautifully lit garden at The Princess Royal is an ideal spot for seeing friends and loved-ones. With the addition of new outdoor heaters, customers can bring their own blankets and hot water bottles which the staff will happily refill, so you can stay warm throughout your visit.
Visit The Princess Royal's website
The Rose & Crown, Ealing
The Rose & Crown is still bursting with 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 seating for the locals to enjoy all year round.
Visit The Rose & Crown's website
The White Buck, Burley
The patio at The White Buck has plenty of outdoor heaters and umbrellas to keep you warm and sheltered. The pub is beautifully decorated from top to bottom and is guaranteed to bring lots of festive cheer to your visit, whether you’re dining in or staying the night.
Visit The White Buck's website
The Bishop on the Bridge, Winchester
Perfectly placed to explore beautiful Winchester this Winter, The Bishop on the Bridge has a new, cosy outside seating area which is fully covered and heated. It’s a great spot for lunch or dinner while you trek along the festive trail. Look out for the giant nutcracker on your visit!
Visit The Bishop on the Bridge's website
The Plough, Ealing
The garden at The Plough is a must-visit this Winter with it's beautiful outdoor marquees, socially distanced seating, heating and fairy lights - the perfect setting to enjoy your substantial meals and winter drinks with friends.
Visit The Plough's website
FIND A PUB
This list highlights only a few of the wonderful outdoor spaces our pubs have to offer. Even during the Winter, there's no reason why you can't wrap up warm and catch up with family and friends in the surroundings of a beautifully lit pub garden. We recommend contacting the pub before your visit to check availability. Find a Fuller’s pub near you.