Summer is fast approaching, and there’s nothing better than knocking back a cold pint of beer in the sunshine with your friends and family. To celebrate this, Let There Be Beer has brought you the ultimate guide to the best beer gardens around the capital.
South – Duke of Edinburgh – 204 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8AG
The Duke of Edinburgh combines the traditional British pub atmosphere with a quirky hipster twist. Highlights include the free pasta night and the legendary pub quiz, but best of all is the massive beer garden. It’s got everything you could ever ask for: big leafy trees, a wide screen T.V. to catch the football over the summer and sausages roasting on a BBQ.
West – Earl of Lonsdale, 277-281 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA
Situated in-between designer boutiques and organic cafes, Earl of Lonsdale refuses to conform to the pretentious Notting Hill stereotype and remains firmly planted in its traditional Victorian roots. It boasts a huge and attractive beer gardenout the back, with an intimate and lazy atmosphere. Perfect for a pint on a Sunday afternoon catching up with an old friend.
North – Edinboro Castle, 57 Mornington Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 7RU
With a beer garden big enough for over 300 people, Edinboro castle has that summer festival atmosphere which makes it the perfect place to enjoy the evening with friends. With not only a BBQ but a Hog Roast too, a penchant for craft beers and the bold claim that their draught range ‘reads like a who’s who of brewing brilliance’, it’s hard to find fault with this charming pub.
East – Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Ideally situated between trendy Shoreditch and business capital Bank, Queen of Hoxton attracts hipsters and bankers alike. The beer
garden is located on the roof above from the busy abyss below with a panoramic view of London. Here you can chug down on special homemade ginger beer whilst getting involved in antics such as origami, tie-dying or urban knitting! Better yet, if
you fancy a chilled out night with a BBQ of marinated chicken and Aberdeen Angus burgers, you can visit the open-air cinema screening a few nights every week.
Central – The Woolpack Bar, 98 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UB
With its shabby chic décor, Victorian tiles and 60’s wallpaper, The Woolpack Bar is a steady hit with the media crowd. The beer garden outside is cluttered in kitsch and quirky wall pieces, giving off a cool bohemian vibe. With a cracking assortment of beers from all around the world, including the Japanese Kirin Ichiban and the Belgian Leffe, there is also a beautiful Casque Marque beer on tap. With the great craft beers available and quirky surroundings, The Woolpack definitely receives top marks when it comes to beer and atmosphere!