Britain's Best Pub Gardens

It's not going to last forever – get out there and drink it in

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1 | Nation of Shopkeepers, 27 –  37 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG 

One of Leeds' best hangouts. This large pub has a decent sized courtyard, serves up good American barbecue style food all day and does a good line in local ales. Top drawer.



2 | The Landor, 70 Landor Rd, Clapham, London, SW9 9PH

This Clapham boozer's well-designed garden is a great setting for a lazy day's drinking. When you start going red, you can nip inside to watch the live sport, and the chatty staff add to the buzzy atmosphere. One of our favourites. 

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3 | The Fat Badger, Coldbath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NF

If craft beers your thing, six real ales are on offer at this Harrogate pub –  the perfect accompaniment to a few chilled-out hours spent sat in its small but atmospheric garden.



4 | The Trout, 195 Godstow Rd, Oxford OX2 8PN

A 17th century pub beer garden overlooking the River Thames can't be anything but great. Head out of Oxford's centre and plonk yourself down on a bench with a view of the water. 

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5 | The Garden Gate, 14 South End Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QE

If you're a flat-living barbecue fiend, then this is the one for you. The owners of Hampstead's 'The Garden Gate'  have had the sense to give it an outdoor bar – so no need to traipse inside to get your round in.



6 | The Water Poet9-11 Folgate St, Shoreditch, London E1 6BX

Behind this briliant East London pub lies one of the best beer gardens you'll find anywhere. Loads of wooden seating, a damn tasty barbecue and a selection of craft ales make it a winner.



7 | The Pear Tree, 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh 

An Edinburgh favourite in a city lacking in beer gardens, this is a proper sun trap to catch the city's (admittedly infrequent) sunny spells. Plus there's live music and barbecue food.



8 | The Swan, 1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 5HH

With guest ales on offer, as well as Peroni on tap, you can be sure of a decent drink in this airy garden. Food is Med-influenced, with a focus on good-quality meat, and Harden's London Restarants Guide have praised the staff and attention to detail. Not too shabby.



9| The Albion10 Thornhill Road, N1 1HW, Islington, London 

Just off Upper Street, this Georgian build is never empty when the summer comes round, plus the kitchen serves an excellent al fresco lunch. Spot on for whiling away a summer Sunday.


10 | The Jam Tree, 541 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW6 2EB 

The latest branch in The Jam Tree mini-chain, this Fulham favourite serves delicious posh pub fare, with capacity in the massive garden for up to 200 people. There's plenty covering and heating, making it a great spot to decamp for a British summer all-dayer.



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