Four reasons to visit a Chef & Brewer beer garden this summer

There's something undeniably appealing about basking in the warm sunshine, cold drink in hand. Heady afternoons in the heat with family and friends, enjoying the scenery. Especially for those of us in the UK, where our unpredictable weather makes sunny days even more appreciated.

When it comes to finding the perfect spot to indulge, few places can match the charm and hospitality of Chef & Brewer pubs. Welcoming you with open arms, delicious food and refreshing drinks, our pubs are ideal for relaxing and unwinding in a lovely beer garden near you.

Countryside charm

In a busy world, countryside pubs with beer gardens offer a chance to slow down. They allow us to escape the chaos and experience the peace of rural life. 

Countryside beer gardens are far more than a place to grab a drink. Each has its own individual quirks and atmosphere. Many country pubs and beer gardens are set against breathtaking scenery, offering stunning views over lakes, rivers and rolling hills.
Here at Chef & Brewer, we pride ourselves on our broad range of inviting countryside pubs with beer gardens and outdoor areas. Nestled snugly against idyllic landscapes and steeped in natural beauty, they’re the perfect setting for those golden summer evenings. 

The Cold Harbour is a welcoming pub with a pretty beer garden in Blunsdon, Wiltshire that’s ideal if you’re seeking a country escape. This 18th-century gem boasts solid oak beams and cosy nooks and crannies. Heading outside, find a lovely outdoor seating area dotted with flowering window boxes, surrounded on all sides by stunning Wiltshire countryside

George Inn (Bathampton) Exterior

Unique character

There’s something special about countryside pubs. Beautiful architecture, nestled closely into hillsides, by rivers and lakes. With rich history and deep, solid foundations, their charm is unmatched. However, country pubs with beer gardens provide more than just a welcome respite for travellers and locals.

If a pub and beer garden steeped in history is your cup of tea, we have plenty of architecturally interesting beauties you’re sure to love. Many of our pubs are Grade II listed properties, with aspects of their intricate design protected by law.

The George Inn, Bathampton is a riverside pub with a beer garden that is a stunning example of exactly that. A Grade II listed, ivy-clad oasis resting deep in the Somerset countryside. Low ceilings, wooden beams and real log fires give this country pub lashings of character. 

From its spacious waterside beer garden, you can sit and watch the world go by. From the pub’s position on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal, catch sight of pretty canal boats and listen to the gentle ripple of the water.


Lots of reasons to settle in

When the warm rays of the sun finally break through the clouds, there's no better place to be than a countryside pub's beer garden. Crisp, cold drink in hand, tasty food. A table full of smiles, laughter and complete relaxation. 

Countryside beer gardens are truly a cut above the rest. And it’s not just the natural beauty that surrounds you that makes them so. The magic lies in the genuine warmth that greets you. The friendliness and hospitality they thrive on. Stepping out into the beer garden’s balmy summer air, you’re met with a smile. A kind welcome from staff that immediately feels like home.

When it comes to food, we take pride in our menus packed with classic British dishes. Whether you’re getting stuck into a hearty plate of fish and chips or savouring a perfectly cooked steak, there’s something for everyone.

There's a sense of contentment that lingers long after you've bid farewell. It’s moments like these that embody everything that we stand for. From the moment you step through the door until we say goodbye, it’s our goal to make your visit unforgettable.


Committed to you

At the heart of any great pub is a commitment to hospitality, where everyone is treated like family. And this doesn't stop when you head outside. It extends to the beer garden, ensuring that every moment outdoors is just as memorable as those inside. At Chef & Brewer, dedication to our guests is woven into our very fabric. Whether you're settled in a warm corner indoors or soaking up the sunshine in the beer garden.

There are lots of thoughtful amenities that countryside pubs with beer gardens often include in order to enrich the outdoor experience. Outdoor bars with beer on tap and strategically placed heaters to stay toasty warm.

Lots of our pubs have exactly this, including the Drum & Monkey in Dorridge, Warwickshire. This mid 19th-century tavern is abuzz in the summer months with ramblers taking a rest from exploring local rural villages. Head to this dog-friendly pub after a nice walk with your pet and relax in the gorgeous beer garden.

Find your nearest pubs with beer gardens

The best beer gardens are a warm blend of natural beauty, kind staff and quaint, countryside character. At Chef & Brewer, we understand how these things make our beer gardens the ideal spots for summer. From friendly service and cool outdoor bars to heaters for those chilly evenings, we want every aspect of your beer garden experience to be taken care of.

Ready to soak up the sunshine amid the charm of a countryside pub's beer garden? Find a Chef & Brewer beer garden near you now.