It’s beer garden season. Here’s our Lancashire list of the best outdoor spots to enjoy your ice cold pint, cocktail or wine! 

Inn at Whitewell
The Inn at Whitewell is a characterful traditional rural inn that's part of the Duchy of Lancaster's estate and sits high on the banks of the River Hodder in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB. The multi-award winning Inn at Whitewell offers alfresco dining with stunning views during summer and is the perfect place for a pint with friends, family and fellow walkers.

The Continental
It’s Preston’s pub by the park. The continental is situated right by Avenham Park and offers stunning views of the River Ribble. They’re renowned for their quality music and arts events that take place throughout the year, so keep your eye out for some special dates over the summer.

Eagle and Child
The multi award-winning Eagle and Child have gone above and beyond for their community over the last year, offering meals and support throughout the pandemic. Just before we went into lockdown, they were included in the Guardian’s Top 10 beer gardens in the UK! Their beer garden is so unique with fine views across the Irwell valley to Holcombe.

The Aspinall Arms
Beautifully place right on the banks of the River Ribble, The Aspinall Arms overlooks the medieval All Hallows Church and the 14th Century Great Mitton Hall. With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, it’s just the place for walkers, cyclists and anglers to relax after a day of exploring.

Coming back with a bang, one of Preston’s most unique eateries has invested into a great new outdoor area for their guests to enjoy. Plau holds one of Preston’s largest selections of craft and cask beer and their extensive meal makes it the perfect place to relax. 

Parkers Arms
You can enjoy the panoramic stunning Hodder River & fell views and dine al fresco in their beer garden. The Parkers Arms offers modern British food using the finest regional produce in their very own special way, an eclectic selected wine list as well as real ales.

Pendle Inn
The Pendle Inn is a well established country watering hole for many walkers, cyclists, groups and families who enjoy the local area and all it has to offer. Set in the beautiful Forest of Bowland at the foot of Pendle Hill, it's a perfect spot to bask in the views and enjoy some great food and drink. 

The Hind’s Head
Enjoy delightful views of Rivington and Great Hill in The Hind’s Head outdoor seating area. The team invested a lot of time and money last year into making sure their outdoor area was on the same level as their fabulous interior and it has paid off!

Calf’s Head
Bask in the beautiful views of Lancashire’s famous Pendle Hill. The Calf’s Head grassy green is a truly gorgeous place families to get together, friends to meet and for walker’s and cyclists to relax after a walk around the area.

The Shireburn Arms
It’s the Tolkien Trail pitstop. The relaxed atmosphere is a great treat after a long walk, offering you the most stunning views of the county as well as top nosh food. Their head chef has crafted a menu that pays homage to the region’s produce, as well as his talents, and features local specialities using the freshest ingredients.

Gibbon Bridge
Gibbon Bridge’s new al fresco experience is not to be missed. Their purpose-built heated huts, surrounded by beautiful award-winning gardens is the perfect location to relax with your loved ones.

Haighton Manor
Enjoy a walk around the manor before heading out to the terrace to enjoy some delicious food and a drink in the sunshine. For many years the pub was used as a hospital and the beautiful views that you can now enjoy from the garden room, helped to lift the spirits of those convalescing.

The Fence Gate
Enjoy The Fence Gate’s outdoor terrace as well as their marquee for the colder days! Their menus offer the perfect combination of traditional classics, chef specials, and eclectic mix of modern British dishes, fused with influences from around the world.

Holmes Mill
You can enjoy Bowland Beer Hall and Bowland Food Hall outside from April 12th. They have extended their outdoor seating area, invested in more outdoor furniture and created a larger pedestrianised area so there is much more space to enjoy dining al fresco safely. 




  1. BobDylan2004
    Kobe Hamilton really enjoys your beer gardens and is happy that they are gradually reopening, three words come on BREXIT!
  2. CawdellCowbell
    How do i get to beer
  3. BobDylan2004
    Kobe Hamilton really enjoys your beer gardens and is happy that they are gradually reopening, three words come on BREXIT!
  4. CawdellCowbell
    How do i get to beer

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