Britain’s best pub gardens

Summer is just around the corner so sit back, relax and take in spectacular views in some of the country's best pub gardens


The Mortal Man, Troutbeck Cumbria


Just outside Windemere, The Mortal Man reopened last year with new owners and boasts a large beer garden looking out over the panoramic views of the Lakeland Mountains. Perfect for a lazy evening after a long walk in the Lake District. The walk to the pub from Ambleside through Skelghyll woods is particularly pretty when the blubells are out in spring.

Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris, Cornwall

Ok so this pub doesn’t exactly have a garden but a beach is arguably better. Situated in Cornwall between the towns Par and Fowey and 3 miles from the Eden Project, The Rashleigh Inn is the perfect place to while away a sunny evening on the Cornish coast.

The Three Horseshoes, Elsted, Midhurst West Sussex

Tucked away in the village of Elsted this pub has a garden full of neatly trimmed roses and a spectacular view of the downs. It’s off the beaten track but is well worth taking the time to find and offers plenty of walks in the area.

The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset

Perching on a hill above the Seacombe Cliff The Square and Compass takes its name from the quarrying history of the area. With its own little fossil museum this pub has an eccentric little garden with a view over the village rooftops and down to the sea. For those who have taken the scenic walks there are plenty of Perbeck stone benches on which to sit and take in the view.

The Britannia Inn, Gower Peninsula, Wales


Situated in Llanmadoc on the Gower Peninsula (Britain’s first area of Designated Natural Beauty) The Britannia Inn has picturesque views across the Loughor Estuary. There is even an aviary with budgies and Parakeets to keep you company whilst you soak up the summer sun.