Get ready to bask in glorious sunshine with a pint in hand at Young’s Pubs with its extensive collection of expansive outdoor spaces across London and beyond. Come rain or shine, Young’s have you covered for alfresco dining, from beer gardens, covered huts and riverside terraces to the best Burger Shacks for chin-dribblin’ patties.
54 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9HF
Soak up the sun at The Castle on its impressive roof terrace, overlooking the streets of Islington. Open throughout the day, from brunch to Sunday lunch or opt for an outdoor barbecue with friends at the weekend. There’s also live sport shown on screens above the terrace.
Grand Junction Arms
Acton Lane, Canal Bridge, Park Royal, NW10 7AD
Situated on the Grand Union Canal, go alfresco at the Grand Junction Arms in its refurbished garden and canal-side terrace. With an expansive beer garden, its own Burger Shack and private lodges where guests can play their own music, there’s no better spot to meet with friends this summer.
The Windmill, Clapham
Clapham Common South Side, SW4 9DE
Overlooking Clapham Common, The Windmill’s garden is a welcome oasis for thirsty passers-by. Be tempted by the sizzle of its Burger Shack grill, serving up a new menu of drool-worthy buns and eat to the beat as its live music sessions, the Sound of the Shack, are back for the summer.
Rose & Crown, Wimbledon
55 High Street, SW19 5BA
Taking centre court when it comes to pub gardens is the Rose & Crown. A suntrap in the heart of Wimbledon, guests can start the day off early with an alfresco breakfast, dine on burgers from the outdoor Burger Shack and party into the night with live music and parties throughout summer.
Spitalfields Market, Crispin Place, E1 6DW
Located in the heart of Spitalfields Market, The Grocer’s extensive terrace is decked out with cosy sofas and stylish seating, all covered by the market roof and adorned with beautiful foliage. New for the summer, the pub has transformed its outdoor hut space into a beachside escape for groups to book – think Hawaiian shirts, beach balls, and rubber rings!
Bunch of Grapes, Borough
2 St Thomas St, SE1 9RS
Just a short walk from London Bridge, discover the hidden garden at Bunch of Grapes. A secret haven at the back of the pub, meet with friends with a pint in hand on its own mezzanine level garden, with festoon lighting and heaters for chilly nights.
The Eagle, Shepherd’s Bush
215 Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 9AZ
Blessed with one of the most glorious pub gardens in London, The Eagle is decked with its own outdoor bar and Burger Shack. What’s more, its super stylish huts make for a chic gathering and picture-perfect moments with friends and family.
Coach & Horses, Kew
8 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 3BH
Set opposite verdant Kew Green is the idyllic terrace and garden at The Coach & Horses, with elegant wooden seating immersed in the green. Top up on some vitamin D in a botanical paradise, matched with a glass of Nyetimber or a summer tipple inspired by nearby Kew Gardens.
OUT OF LONDON
Ship Inn, East Grinstead
Ship Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4EG
Dine alfresco in the beer garden, complete with a Burger Shack, or for groups, look to the beautiful, covered boat cabins for quirky outdoor gatherings, perfect for groups of 6-20 people.
The Canford, Poole
53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Dorset, BH13 7JF
Located in the heart of Canford Cliffs, unwind in a garden oasis complete with beach huts at The Canford. Welcoming friends, family and four-legged friends, dine on seasonal fish and seafood delights from the Boat Shack, perfectly paired with wines and creative cocktails.
The Crown & Anchor, Chichester
Dell Quay Road, Apuldram, Chichester, PO20 7EE
Overlooking the harbour, enjoy a seat with a view at the stunning Crown & Anchor, a 16th century pub boasting a large, waterside terrace with views across the marina. Soak up the sunshine with a drink from the terrace bar and dine on seafood delights from shellfish platters of local lobster, Maldon oysters and Devon dressed crab, to dishes straight off the grill at the new Waterfront BBQ.
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