The Best Beer Gardens in the UK

The Best Beer Gardens in the UK

The UK is known for many amazing things, and their beer gardens are definitely one of them.

Everywhere you look in every city you will be able to find some beautiful, quirky and unique beer gardens to enjoy in the sun. But sometimes it can be overwhelming exploring the pubs and bars to try and find the perfect beer garden for your group. Below you will be able to have a read through the 25 best beer gardens in the UK that we have put together. See which one is near you and suits your group the best!

To spice things up, why not throw in a group activity of ours whilst you visit these epic beer gardens! We have heaps of group locations all across the UK, so you will for sure be able to find activities near these venues!

1. Atlas Bar

Manchester | Website

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Located in the railway arches of Deansgate in Manchester you will find Atlas Bar. It is known for specialising in gins from all over and they have around 520 different ones for you to choose from. Along with there amazing gin list they also have a modern terrace where you can sit outside during the warmer months. With sofas, comfy chairs, and plenty of tables to fit a number of different groups out there.

2. Brel Bar

Glasgow | Website

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Brel Bar has a number of different things that make it the ultimate beer garden experience. You will find a covered garden, a premium garden patio and you can even hire a cosy firepit outside for your group. It is a multi-level garden area full of lights, greenery, and an unbeatable vibe that everyone in your group will love. Brel calls themselves the most magical venue in Glasgow.

3. Frank’s

South London | Website

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If you are looking for a beer garden that is unique and a gem in London then Frank’s will be just the place for you. Located on the roof of a multi-storey car park you will be able to enjoy some drinks with friends whilst admiring the views across London. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset too on a summer’s night. This place is always busy so you will want to make sure you get your table early on.

4. Kazimier Garden

Liverpool | Website

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The Kazimier Garden is a secret space that not many people know about. The space has an outside bar, mezzanine, roof terrace, and a stage that sometimes has acts on. The secluded ecosystem prides themselves on making use of up-cycled materials and unique beverages that will entice everyone.

5. The Secret Garden at The Townhouse

Chester | Website

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Fairly new to the beer garden scene is The Secret Garden that is located inside of The Townhouse. With grass seats, picnic tables, deck chairs and more, it is a quirky space in the centre of the city that is perfect for a catch up with friends of a big celebration. If you are looking for an instagrammable venue in the heart of Chester this could be the place to go.

6. The Wharf

Manchester | Website

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The Wharf is owned by Brunning and Price and is a lovely canal side pub. This venue is a large building that gives you plenty of space both downstairs and upstairs for groups of all sizes. The most popular part of this venue is the large terrace that over looks the canal and provides you with stunning views.

7. The Trout Inn

Oxford | Website

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The Trout Inn is known for being premium pub, bar, and restaurant that is in the heart of the town Wolvercote, Oxford. The location of the pub is on the banks of the River Thames and is the perfect place to enjoy some food and drinks in the summer months. It is extremely popular as it has a huge, beautiful beer garden with tables and umbrellas. And you may see some peacocks roaming around on the terrace.

8. Belgrave Musical Hall & Canteen

Leeds | Website

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If you are looking for a place that is modern, vibrant, and always extremely popular in the amazing Northern Quarter of Leeds then look no further. Belgrave Musical Hall & Canteen is an old nursery school that has been completely transformed into THE place to go on a summer’s day. With benches, deckchairs, and an outdoor bar you will easily forget that you are in Leeds.

9. The Eagle

West London | Website

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Enjoy the summer months in West London and make your way over to The Eagle. They have a stunning covered garden that has an abundance of outside tables that you can book. Under the canopy you can expect to see plenty large heaters and fairy lights making it a cosy setting and one that is perfect in the sun or rain!

10. The Merchant

Liverpool | Website

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Located in the Ropewalks area is The Merchant. An amazing beer garden that would be perfect during your time in the city. There are plenty of seats and tables at the front of the venue as well as a beer garden style courtyard with booth seating and picnic tables. The venues also have regular DJ sets throughout the week.

11. The Wiremill

Surrey | Website

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The Wiremill is a beautiful Surrey pub that can provide you with everything you need for a stunning experienced filled with good food, drinks, and atmosphere. This year they have created a complete fully retractable roof that has 3 different sections. Along with heaters to make sure the whole terrace can be fully heated and padded seating to keep everyone comfy.

12. The Distillery

Birmingham | Website

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Situated on the canal, The Distillery is Birmingham’s newest Gin Distillery just a short distance away from the Brindley Palace area and Barclay card arena. As well as the two floors inside there is also a huge beer garden where you can sit, enjoy the sun, and overlook the water on the canal. They also have their own on-site gin to try as well!

13. The Old Crown

Birmingham | Website

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The Old Crown is the place to go no matter what the weather is like. Inside you can enjoy the cosy traditional pub setting with a delicious menu and amazing drinks on offer. And then in the summer months when the sun is shining you can make your way outside onto their beautiful beer garden. The garden itself is extremely colourful with plenty of seats to accommodate for a large number of groups.

14. Patterns

Brighton | Website

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Right by the beautiful beach front is where you will find Patterns. A popular, laidback, beautiful venue that will give you everything you need for a fun outdoor drinking experience. It will give you Miami vibes with fairy lights, colourful walls and plenty of tables and chairs for everyone. There are also plenty of events and DJ sets throughout the week too.

15. The Hawk’s Nest

West London | Website

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The Hawk’s Nest is one of the coolest places in the West London area if you are looking for a beer garden style area. There are plenty of tables available in this covered and heated outdoor terrace. With plenty of delicious drinks and cocktails on the menu along with slices of pizza that you can buy during your time here too.

16. The Spritz Social

Essex | Website

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The Spritz Social is an amazing pop-up bar that has quickly become a beer garden in Essex that shouldn’t be missed. There are some delicious drinks available as well as some tasty burgers that you can all enjoy during your time here. And when the sun is shining it will be hard for you to believe that you are sitting in Essex.

17. The Square Club

Bristol | Website

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The Square Club has recently opened their new Secret Garden and it has quickly become the most exclusive premium outdoor venue in Bristol! You can enjoy this space for some al fresco dining and some drinks in the covered, heated areas.

18. The Boathouse

Chester | Website

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The Boathouse in Chester is located right on the picturesque river and is an extremely unique beer garden that you should definitely try out. There are wooden huts that fit small groups inside, as well as the only floating beer garden in the city! Hence the name, there is a boat style beer garden that is connected to the pub with fairy lights and plenty of seating.

19. The King’s Arms

South London | Website

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Feel like you have transported to a beautiful beach get away and head to The King’s Arms. With various sized beach huts that are private for your group along with some amazing views over the river Wandle. It’s the perfect place to head if you want to enjoy the outdoors whilst enjoying a drink and a bite to eat! There are also heaters that will keep you warm in the evening.

20. The Lawn Club

Manchester | Website

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In the heart of the Spinningfields area is where you can find The Lawn Club. There are a mix of bespoke Lawn Houses and Pods along with wooden roof covered areas and normal open air areas! Plenty of space for a range of different group sizes. Each area is beautifully decorated and makes a great spot for some classy drinks.

21. Cold Town House

Edinburgh | Website

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Awe at the sight of the historic Edinburgh castle as you sip on your favourite alcoholic beverage at the Cold Town House. Their rooftop terrace can offer you the best views of the castle along with gondola seats, fluffy blankets, and a vintage Nissan van where you order your drinks from! It is definitely one of the must visit spots on the Grassmarket.

22. Riverside Kelham

Sheffield | Website

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Riverside Kelham is a hotspot for all things craft pints and quality food. And in the summertime it becomes one of the most popular places to go in Sheffield. The outdoor terrace overlooks the waters and has quirky neon lights and amazing decorations like fairy lights and more to give that cosy vibe.

23. Filthy McNasty’s

Belfast | Website

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Inside Filthy McNasty’s you will find The Secret Garden and The Roof Terrace that will take you from all the hustle and bustle of the Belfast city to a magical area. Here you will find fairy lights, open fires, water features and a beautifully decorated band stand where live acts usually are. It’s the perfect place to go for a catch up with friends.

24. Pandora Inn

Cornwall | Website

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Right in the bottom of South England you will find the Pandora Inn. A beautiful pub with a thatched cottage but what it is most known for is its pontoon that comes out in the summer. You will find many tables and seats lining the whole pontoon making it a unique and memorable experience if you want to enjoy some drinks in the sun with friends.

25. Key West

Bournemouth | Website

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One of the quirkiest beer gardens in the UK is Key West. It is a sun terrace on an actual pier where you can sit on the tables, enjoy some drinks and take in the amazing views of Bournemouth on the water. You will have views of the beautiful beaches and the Isle of White whilst catching up with friends.

Did you know?

We also offer 100s of amazing group activities that will be perfect for any occasion like birthdays or get togethers with friends. These are all available in plenty of locations in the UK.

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