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Pubs With Beer Gardens in Bristol

When the sun is shining, there is nothing better or more refreshing than a few drinks outside in a pub garden with family and friends. Bristol is well known for its great social side and jam-packed with great pubs to enjoy an evening drink in. We've put together our recommendations on the best summer beer gardens in Bristol. Read on to find out more...

The White Lion

The White Lion

Location: Clifton

About: This Clifton pub has one of the best views in the city from its back terrace, overlooking the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Boasting a fantastic panorama, the popular Bridge Café and White Lion Bar, have an extensive all-weather terrace area, looking out across the Somerset and the southern areas of Bristol.

The menu at The White Lion is a mix of traditional pub favourites, and the terrace is heated for chillier evenings when you can't tear yourself away from that iconic vista!

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4LD

Telephone:  +44 117 973 8955

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Bridewell Beer Garden

Bridewell Beer Garden

Location: Broadmead

About: This stylish beer garden is newly situated in the heart of the city, occupying a beautifully decorated, spacious, open aired courtyard with weekly, independant street food retailers coming in to supply you with only the best food around! This is a brilliant beer garden for social gatherings with friends and family, while soaking up the sun and drinking endless refreshing cocktails and pints!

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: Silver Street, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 2AG England, UK

Telephone: N/A

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The Ostrich

The Ostrich

Location: Redcliffe

About: Perched on the edge of the historic Bristol Harbourside, The Ostrich sits proud with its large pub garden and stunning interior to match. Another pub which doesn't have a pub garden as such but instead a huge terrace overlooking the harbour, The Ostrich is another of our favourites for enjoying a drink in the open air, complete with some top views of Redcliffe and the passing river traffic.

Beer garden rating: 4/5

Address: Lower Guinea Street, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6TJ

Telephone: 0117 927 3774

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Arnolfini Cafe

Arnolfini Cafe

Location: Harbourside

About: Overlooking Bristol's historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location ideal for meeting up with friends, family and colleagues.

Rather than a traditional beer garden, Arnolfini's Cafe Bar opens out onto the harbour, with an ever-changing view of boats, cranes and paddleboarders. The menu is a short and sweet selection of seasonal dishes, perfectly combined with one of their Bristol Beer Factory tipples.

Beer garden rating: 4/5

Address: Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Telephone: 00117 917 2305

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Racks

Racks

Location: Clifton

About: A relaxed bar nestled between Clifton Village and the Triangle, Racks Bar & Kitchen has a pretty heated terrace to relax in on sunnier days, as well cosy alcoves inside for the winter months. Racks Bar and Kitchen, one of Clifton’s best venues, is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a restaurant with excellent table service, a delicious array of breakfast, lunch and evening meals and many fantastic drinks.

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LX

Telephone: 0117 974 1626

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Stokes Croft Beer Garden

Stokes Croft Beer Garden

Location: Backfields

About: A large, astro turf-clad garden tucked behind one of the busiest roads in Bristol, the Stokes Croft Beer Garden manages to be a bit of an oasis in the middle of the city. Take a seat at one of their benches or lounge on a big beanbag while you sip some local beers and take in the chilled atmosphere.

Stop by for a BBQ at weekends!

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: 1-3 Backfields, Bristol, United Kingdom

Telephone: 07919 808276

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The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow

Location: Bedminster

About: The Spotted Cow is one of the top pubs in the area to rest your feet.

A local favourite due to its big beer garden, you'll almost always be able to find a space on the grass or at one of the many tables. However, it still boasts an abundance of traditional charm and its large walled rear garden is a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon and a drink.

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: 139 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1EZ

Telephone: 0117 963 4433

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Beese's Riverside Bar

Beese's Riverside Bar

Location: River Avon

About: Set beside a beautiful wooded stretch of the River Avon, Beese's Riverside Bar is an escape from the usual, and the ideal place to take refuge and put the cares of the city behind you, even if only for a few hours at a time!

During the summer months you can also watch bands play here every Friday!

Beer garden rating: 4/5

Address: N/A

Telephone: 0117 977 7412

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The Farm

The Farm

Location: St Werburghs

About: Tucked away in the St Werburghs district of the city, just a short walk or cycle ride from Stokes Croft is The Farm, so-called for its close proximity to the city farm next door. 

The garden here is big and spacious, and the roasts are legendary. Well worth the trip from wherever you are in the city.

Beer garden rating: 5/5

Address: Hopetoun Road | St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9YL, England

Telephone: +44 117 944 2384

 

The Highbury Vaults

The Highbury Vaults

Location: St Michaels Hill

About: This 19th century pub is snug and cosy on the inside, but has a large garden towards the back to enjoy the sun with a pint.. It regularly appears in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and offers a range of guest ales.

Step through the pub and into the beautiful hidden walled garden where you can enjoy alfresco all year round.

Beer garden rating: 3/5

Address: 164 St Michaels Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DE

Telephone: 01179 733203

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The Old Market Assembly

The Old Market Assembly

Location: City Centre

About: Not a beer garden as such but definitely a great place for an alfresco pint nonetheless. This stylish pub a stone's throw from Cabot Circus and  has an impressive roof terrace, which is hard to beat for after-work drinks when the weather picks up.

Beer garden rating: 4/5

Address: The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0DF

Telephone: 0117 373 8199

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