Friday feeling :: Best British beer gardens

August 7th, 2009 in The Best of the Rest

We do pubs and inns like no other country. What better way to spend a Friday night than in a beer garden, supping a pint and putting the world to rights, all while looking at a fanatstic view.  Visit Britain has selected their top 10 beer gardens. I’ve whittled it down to the ones with the nicest pictures!

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The King’s Head at Wadonhoe in Northamptonshire

Not to be missed this summer, this cheery stone-built 16th-century inn is in a wonderful spot with seating in a grassy paddock sloping gently towards the River Nene. Serious ale fans won’t be disappointed and fine cask-conditioned beers include their own King’s Head Bitter. Grab a seat under the shade of a willow and watch the Nene slide lazily by. If you arrive by boat you can moor up for free.

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The Inn at Whitewell in Lancashire

This former Victorian deer-keeper’s lodge has to have one of the most perfect settings in Britain. From the terrace the graceful fells of the Forest of Bowland sweep into the distance with the River Hodder streaking silver on the valley floor below. If you can tear yourself from this veritable postcard, you can fish the river or walk.

The Ship Inn

The Ship at Noss Mayo in Devon

Scrumptiously set in one of the prettiest villages in Devon, The Ship’s garden sits surveying the town quay. The view takes in bobbing boats, hungrily circling seagulls and a gentle estuary bordered by forested hilltops. If you arrive by boat you can tie up outside. The food is excellent and the beers are well kept.

Enjoy your Friday evening, from the whole team at Blinds 2go.

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