Great beer gardens and alfresco suntraps, perfect for enjoying a cold pint or cocktail…

Beer garden at The Bath Brew House

1. The Bath Brew House

Tucked away at the back of The Bath Brew House lies an sociable, sunny spot. During the colder seasons, a large, welcoming marquee fills the space. Enjoy a pint of their own beer from their on-site microbrewery, or a bite to eat – the food is excellent too, especially if you’ve got a big appetite.

Beer garden at The Cork

2. The Cork

Although more of a terrace than a garden, The Cork’s south-facing outdoor patio is a lively spot with a great atmosphere. Perfectly located in the centre of town, and the sister pub to The Bath Brew House, just down the road, The Cork also serve up a menu of classic bar food, from burgers to nachos. 

Outdoor seating at The Grapes

3. The Grapes

The Grapes is home to another city centre terrace where you can sip pints alfresco. Grab a seat outside their historic building (it's been a public house since 1792!) on Westgate Street. It's always worth checking out what's going on inside too, with sets from live music acts and vinyl DJs most nights. 

People sitting in the beer garden at The Bell

4. The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn on Walcot Street is another much-loved live music venue as well as a cooperative pub, which has been owned by its customers, fans and workers since 2013. If hunger strikes, The Pizza Bike are on hand in the garden to provide fresh sourdough pizzas between 4pm and 9pm from Wednesday to Sunday. 

The Marlborough Tavern beer garden

5. The Marlborough Tavern

Close to the Royal Crescent and the leafy Royal Victoria Park, The Marlborough Tavern is a friendly gastropub serving great tasting, home-cooked food. Their pub garden is a walled courtyard space ideal for catching some springtime rays with a drink in hand. 

Sub 13 beer garden

6. Sub 13

If you love a cocktail in the sunshine, then Sub 13 is for you. Sipping on one of their refreshing mojitos in the beautiful back garden is a must. As the sun goes down and their twinkling string lights come on, outdoor heaters will keep the spring chill at bay. 

Hare and Hounds terrace

7. The Hare & Hounds

Boasting some outstanding countryside views of Bath, The Hare & Hounds is situated at the top of Lansdown Road, to the north of the city. Enjoy a drink or two and admire the vista out in their large garden, or if you've worked up an appetite on a walk in the surrounding countryside, their menu of delicious, seasonal fare will be just the ticket. 

The Locksbrook Inn

8. The Locksbrook Inn

Located right on the bank of the canal in Lower Weston, The Locksbrook Inn is ideal for a lazy, long spring afternoon. Sit out on their patio beside the water and you can watch cyclists and walkers pass whilst enjoying a drink from their outside bar. 

Beer garden at The Moorfields

9. The Moorfields

Gastropub The Moorfields is located in the Oldfield Park area of Bath. A welcoming, contemporary place to relax, order a pint of local ale or cider, or a cocktail, from the bar and enjoy in their outdoor seating area. 

10. The Boater

The outdoor terrace of The Boater is located by the stunning Pulteney Bridge, complete with a weir-side bar and a large selection of cask ales. A traditional rugby pub just a stone’s throw from The Rec, where Bath Rugby play, it's always an animated place on match days. 

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The Bath Brew House
Bath Brew House

Specialising in craft beers, delicious fresh food and a microbrewery.

The Cork
The Cork

Friendly city-centre pub with two bars and a terrace area.

The Grapes
The Grapes

A modern bar in an eighteenth-century pub.

The Bell Inn
The Bell Inn

Historic freehouse and music pub on the edge of Bath's city centre.



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