Visit London Asks: Where Is London’s Best Beer Garden?

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With the beautiful weekend weather, there weren’t many better places to be than sipping a cold drink in one of London’s great beer gardens.

There are so many to choose between. From the Edinboro Castle‘s huge beer garden in Camden, to the Avalon‘s pretty outdoor space with a fountain in Clapham. Or how about taking a break from shopping in Portobello at the Sun in Splendour‘s outdoor lounge?

Tell us where is London’s best beer garden?


  1. Richmond says:

    For me it’s got to be The Marlborough on Richmond Hill. It is a secret hideaway for all-year-round eating and drinking and comes alive in winter with Narnia-like atmosphere.

  2. Andreas says:

    I’ve not tried it yet but The Edinboro Castle looks very good! Otherwise.. The Garden Gate near Hampstead Heath.

  3. Beatrice Gant says:

    It would have to be The Water Poet in Spitalfields; a huge enclosed patio garden with decked area and barn bar. Ideal for long, lazy summer lunches ….

  4. Dennis says:

    Faltering fullback, finsbury park– great rood terrace, and the garden gate, hampstead!

  5. Brian says:

    Hey, I’m not English and a bit confused.. Is there any dif between a ‘beer garden’ and a ‘garden pub?’

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Brian

      We’re not being too strict on our definition! Pubs with gardens, terraces, outdoor space – anywhere that’s nice to relax outside with a drink on a sunny day.


  6. Chrissy says:

    Yep, Water Poet garden has it all – BBQ, beer, bar…. and sunny all day long.