Where to find the best pub gardens for the Winter
A winterised garden seems like a contradiction but since the summer, a number of Fuller’s pub gardens have been undergoing major makeovers to ensure their outdoor spaces will see customers through the winter with weatherproof rooftops, heated terraces and blankets aplenty…
So if you’re looking for a nicely-lit pub garden with heaters, shelter or huts, there are plenty of Fuller’s pubs equipped to keep you warm and dry so you can comfortably socialise outside during the colder months.
Here are some of the best Fuller’s pub gardens to visit this winter
The Frog & Wicket, Eversley
The Frog & Wicket has winterised their cosy outdoor space with sheltered tables in heated areas. It’s the perfect pub to spend the festive season in, with fairy lights and decorations adding to the atmosphere.
Visit the Frog & Wicket's website
The Lord Nelson, Brentford
Brentford's hidden gem; tucked away on the back streets it’s a haven away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Shipyard is the pub's stunning fully covered and heated garden and is very popular all year round so we do recommend booking if you would like to sit outside.
Visit The Lord Nelson's website
The Ship Inn, Langstone
The Ship Inn's garden seats up to 80 customers, with a fully covered area supported by gas and electric heaters and of course plenty of blankets.
Visit The Ship Inn's website
The Chineham Arms, Basingstoke
This 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 and extra shelter 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 Ship Inn, Wokingham
Even in the colder months, The Ship Inn is sure to lure you in with its brand new outdoor area.
Visit The Ship Inn'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 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 Links Tavern, Liphook
Now known as "The Bunker", in keeping with the apt golf theme, the newly refurbed indoor/outdoor area at The Links Tavern is complete with a log burner, electric heaters, a total no smoking area and kitted out with lots of blankets and cushions.
Visit The Links Tavern's website
The Queen's Head, Dorking
The Queen's Head in Dorking won this year's Griffin Trophy Pub of the Year award for many reasons, but one of the reasons is for their magical garden with two giant teepees designed with comfort and social distancing in mind. The pub has decorated its teepees to remind you of Provence - imagine fields of lavender, blooming flowers, wicker lanterns and a giant hanging wreath. They have also spruced up the terrace, which now includes a garden kitchen.
Visit The Queen's Head website
The best winter gardens in and around London
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 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 and it’s now fully covered to keep everyone feeling warm and merry during the Winter months.
Visit The Anglers' website
The Prince Blucher, 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 Plough Inn, Ealing
The Plough Inn 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 new and improved beer garden has plenty of covered seating for the locals to enjoy all year round.
Visit The Plough Inn's website
The Great Northern Railway, Hornsey
The Great Northern Railway Tavern has a fully winterised garden, complete with a fire pit and heaters so you can still enjoy a fresh pint outside all year round.
Visit The Great Northern Railway's website
The Half Moon, Herne Hill
The Half Moon's winter garden is now complete with a whole area of the beer garden under cover and lots of socialising space around the fire pit.
Visit The Half Moon's website
The Drayton Court, Ealing
The Drayton Court's already amazing beer garden has now been given a winter upgrade. The pub hasn't given much away in the lead up to the big reveal on 15 December but be sure to check it out for yourself if you can.
Visit The Drayton Court'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.