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As pubs reopen, here’s a sample of some of our nation’s great beer gardens. Nothing beats a pint of real ale or cider in a pub garden with a convivial atmosphere or a stunning view.

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Dorset

1. The Crown Inn

Church Street, Puncknowle, Dorset DT2 9BN
01308 897711
WhatPub.com for The Crown Inn
crowninndorset.co.uk/index

An attractive thatched inn with a spacious beer garden that offers spectacular views over The Bride Valley. Situated in the beautiful village of Puncknowle, close to Chesil beach and five miles from Bridport, the pub has been voted best pub garden in Dorset by CAMRA locals in recent years.

Norfolk

2. The King’s Arms*

The Green, Shouldham, Norfolk PE33 0BY
01366 347410
kingsarmsshouldham.co.uk/
WhatPub.com for The King’s Arms

An historic pub, set on Shouldham’s village green, with a family-friendly atmosphere. This community-run pub serves excellent cask ale and Norfolk produce, and has added seating undercover for rainy days.

* Featured in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide 2021

Cornwall

3. The Golden Lion Inn

Menherion, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6NW
01209 860332
WhatPub.com for The Golden Lion
www.golden-lion-inn.co.uk/

Located at a pretty reservoir in central Cornwall between Truro, Falmouth, Redruth and Helston, this hidden gem has a splendid waterside location next to Stithians Reservoir and award-winning gardens. It also has the added bonus of a heated garden shelter for colder days or nights!

Devon

4. The Oxenham Arms

South Zeal, Dartmoor, Devon, EX20 2JT
01837 840244
WhatPub.com for Oxenham Arms
theoxenhamarms.com

Originally built as a 12th-century monastery, the Oxenham is an old country inn with low beams and flagstone floors. It was the former home of the Elizabethan pirate mariner Captain John Oxenham (1530-1580). The pub is the oldest CAMRA Real Heritage Inn in Devon and Cornwall. Set in five acres of beautiful grounds with stunning views of Dartmoor National Park.

Northumberland

5. The Rose and Crown

Main Street, Slaley, Northumberland NE47 0AA
01434 673996
WhatPub.com for Rose and Crown
http://www.roseandcrownslaley.co.uk/

A community-owned pub in the heart of the village of Slaley, five miles south of Hexham. The Grade II listed pub has a garden with great views of the surrounding countryside and it is less than an hour from Hadrian’s Wall.

Gloucestershire 

6. The Red Hart Inn*

Blaisdon, Gloucestershire, GL17 0AH
01452 831717
WhatPub.com for Red Hart Inn
redhartinn.co.uk/

This CAMRA award-winning 16th-century inn oozes character with its flagstone floors, low oak beams and log fire, and there is a large family friendly well-tended beer garden and quieter patio area. A frequently changing menu is on offer, showcasing local seasonal produce.

* Featured in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide 2021

Cumbria

7. The Sun*

Sun Hill, Coniston, Cumbria, Lake District LA21 8HQ
015394 41248
WhatPub.com for The Sun at Coniston
www.thesunconiston.com/

Take the Walna Scar road up from Coniston village, or down from Coniston Old Man, to enjoy a visit to this 16th-century pub. The conservatory and terrace garden offer delightful views of Coniston and surrounding areas.

 * Featured in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide 2021

Kent

8. The Blacksmiths Arms

Cudham Lane South, Cudham, Sevenoaks Kent TN14 7QB
01959 572678
WhatPub.com for The Blacksmiths Arms
www.theblacksmithsarmscudham.com/

The Blacksmith’s Arms is a historic and picturesque pub with a delightful garden that has been listed in the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book. Dating from 1628, it became an alehouse in 1729, owned by a blacksmith’s family.

Suffolk

9. The Anchor (formerly Blue Anchor)

The St, Walberswick, Suffolk IP18 6UA
Bookings 01502 722112
WhatPub.com for The Anchor
www.anchoratwalberswick.com/

Situated in the idyllic coastal village of Walberswick, the pub is accessible from Southwold via footbridge or ferry. It has a large garden with heated marquees. The Anchor has been a pub since 1830.

Cornwall

10. The Bowgie Inn

West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5SE
01637 830363
https://whatpub.com/pubs/COR/87/bowgie-inn-crantock
www.bowgie.com

Situated on West Pentire Head overlooking Crantock Bay, the ‘Bowgie’, which is Cornish for ‘cowshed’, provides panoramic coastal views of the unspoiled beach of Crantock, Polly Joke, the Gannel and surrounding headlands. A pint of a local or guest ale is a joy in the beer garden of the ‘Bowgie’, one of Cornwall’s most well-known pub gardens.

Please Note: As pubs come out of lockdown, opening hours and information may have changed, so please check websites for opening hours and booking details to avoid disappointment. This list is just a sample of the pubs on our doorsteps across the UK. To find more, visit WhatPub.com and The Good Beer Guide.
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