With the 12th of April looming, we can’t wait to be sitting in a beautiful pub garden sipping on a well-deserved tipple!
We’ve rounded up ten of the best pubs in the Cotswolds with outdoor space to soak up the sunshine.
The Angel at Burford
Situated just off the main street in Burford, The Angel offers a range of fine ales and a great walled garden with lots of seating. The Angel is the only pub in Burford that serves food all day and their menu includes delicious traditional pub classics, our favourite being the Hooky Beer Battered fish and chips!
The Maytime Inn
Asthall, Near Burford
Home to the fantastic Maytime Inn, Asthall is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. Their outdoor space has even won awards, as it features an outdoor gin bar with over 100 gins, a boules pitch and breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside – what more could you want?
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Located in the heart of Northleach, the Wheatsheaf has a beautifully designed tiered garden providing a great place to soak up the Spring sunshine. Their Sunday roasts are not to be missed!
The Hollow Bottom
One of the best pub gardens in the Cotswolds, the garden at The Hollow Bottom has an outside bar serving pints of Pimms, an outdoor BBQ and a boules pit… bring on the fun and games! This great pub is also one of the most famous horse racing pubs in the UK, providing an exciting vibe for the occasional flutter!
The King’s Head Inn
The King’s Head is perfect for a family day out, located right at the heart of Bledington village as it takes pride of place on the village green. Voted The Good Pub Guide’s Pub of the Year in 2018, The King’s Head serves a range of tasty food and drink – their succulent sirloin steak is perfectly tender! Book a Cotswold holiday home and enjoy Springtime in this quintessential village plus visit their Shepherd’s Hut for homemade ice cream.
The Red Lion
This traditional English pub provides fun for all the family as it has a large pub garden with a big playground. You can also bring a furry friend to The Red Lion, as this garden is dog friendly! With excellent food on offer, this pub is a destination not to be missed!
The Trout Inn
Not your usual Thameside drink, The Trout Inn is a great pub with outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and it’s next to the River Thames! This is one of the only pubs in the Cotswolds also accessible by boat, so you know where to come if you’ve hired a boat for the day.
The Ebrington Arms
Ebrington, Near Chipping Campden
The Ebrington Arms is the perfect place to unwind after a ramble through the stunning Cotswold countryside. The Victorian walled garden is the perfect spot for outdoor dining and drinking. Their menu is filled with organic produce and we’re a huge fan of their own-brewed organic ale!
The Swan Inn at Ascott
The Swan Inn has a beautiful courtyard garden with lots of outdoor seating including picnic benches and a snug area. Foodies from all over rave about their range of delicious seasonal dishes on offer, so cosy up in their snug area and enjoy!
The Royal Oak
This hidden gem in the heart of Leighterton is the perfect garden pub to visit after a wander around Highgrove house or Westonbirt Arboretum. With lots of vegetarian options on offer, The Royal Oaks Buddha Bowl has to be our favourite! Their south-facing patio is great for soaking up the evening sunshine over a cold glass of rosé or a freshly pulled pint.