It’s officially beer garden season, whether the weather permits it or not, we’re heading down to the pub this spring. Discover Bristol’s most delightful pub gardens, perfect for enjoying a refreshing pint in the spring sunshine…

The White Lion

Situated in the Avon Gorge Hotel du Vin in Clifton, The White Lion boasts unrivalled views of the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge from its back terrace. 

The Cottage Inn

Enjoy iconic views of Cliftonwood’s colorful houses from this harborside gem. Watch boats, windsurfers, and paddleboarders while you relax with a drink.


Nestled between Clifton Village and the Triangle, Racks Bar & Kitchen offers a charming, heated terrace for sunny days and cosy alcoves for colder weather. Don’t miss out on their regular special offers.

Harbour House

For a more upscale experience, head to Harbour House for waterfront views and stylish ambiance. Nearby, Mud Dock offers a similar vibe with a terrace overlooking the water.

Arnolfini Café Bar

Experience full Bristolian vibes at Arnolfini’s Cafe Bar, overlooking the harbour. Enjoy seasonal dishes paired with Bristol Beer Factory brews and enjoy picturesque backdrop of boats along the waterfront.

King Street Brew House

Join the bustling al fresco scene on King Street, known affectionately as ‘The Beermuda Triangle’. With a fantastic beer selection and lively atmosphere, King Street Brew House is the ideal starting point for any pub crawl.

The Architect

Catch the evening sun on the harborside terrace at The Architect while sipping on wine, or indulging in delicious cheeseboards.

Wiper and True Taproom

Head to this spacious brewery taproom near Old Market to sample craft beers and indulge in Japanese treats from rotating pop-ups on their premises.

Channings Hotel

Located amidst the grand houses of Clifton, Channing’s Hotel offers a friendly atmosphere and a vast front garden, perfect for enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner any day of the week.

…Cheers to that! Will you try any of these pub gardens?

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Published: 08.05.24 by Phoebe Clutton