Beer gardens are what summer was made for! And, as we head towards the warmer months, we have put together our favourite outside spaces in Salisbury to meet friends, laugh, relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Many of our hospitality venues have taken time during the coronavirus pandemic (and numerous lockdowns) to update their outdoor areas – so there are plenty of excellent spots to spend that sunny afternoon in the sun sipping your favourite tipple.
Take a seat in the newly refurbished riverside garden at the George & Dragon. It is not just the outside space that has had a make-over though, so has their menu. Make sure to sample one of their new cocktails. Or two.
Serving real ales and good English pub food using locally sourced produce, The Wig & Quill is a traditional establishment and has a pretty courtyard garden that backs onto the historic Cathedral Close.
Another one of our pubs that has improved their outside area since Covid struck is The Old Ale and Coffee House. It is blessed with a large garden and new furniture; huts and a marquee ensure customers can enjoy the garden no matter the weather.
The Anchor & Hope is a new style pub with a large garden, colourful benches and covered areas. A perfect place to try their amazing cider, cocktails and nibble plates.
Perhaps one of the most impressive gardens in Salisbury due to its views of Salisbury Cathedral. The New Inn is a perfect pit-stop for those seeking a classic pub menu to enjoy in a beautiful and charming setting.
The 18th century Bishops Mill has one of the largest pub gardens in Salisbury, and it offers fantastic views as well as a lot of space for customers. The building sits on the riverside next to Bridge Street in the Maltings shopping area.
Our next two favourites don’t really have their own beer gardens as such, but their outside space is still very special and worth a mention.
These favourites are just a teaser of the wonderful establishments we think you should try in Salisbury – there are plenty more and you can find them here.
All our hospitality venues are currently adhering to Covid rules, and there are strict restrictions on how many households/people can meet at any one time. We do advise booking in advance and ask for patience during what is a difficult time for our hospitality workers.