Best rated beer garden in every London borough according to Tripadvisor

Temperatures are on the rise, the sun is (sometimes) shining – and many Londoners are understandably keen to find a nearby beer garden to park themselves in. And if that sounds like you, well, you’re in luck.

Thanks to Tripadvisor’s handy ‘outdoor seating’ and ‘bars & pubs’ filters, it’s easier than ever to locate spots for both sun and drinks across London. But do you really want to waste your own time searching for the best ones that you and your friends can meet up at?

Probably not, which is why MyLondon has weeded through Tripadvisor to find the best-rated spots with beer gardens (read: open-air seating where you can enjoy beers, or whatever you prefer to drink) from Barnet to Croydon – and every other London borough in between. You’re welcome!

READ MORE: Every London borough’s best pub according to their TripAdvisor ratings

Barking and Dagenham



The Pipe Major has an expansive outdoor garden

Name: The Pipe Major

Address: 1 Yewtree Avenue, Dagenham RM10 7FN

Rating: Four stars from 512 reviews.

Review: “This is my third time here now and I’m yet to have a bad experience! The staff are always polite and helpful. The food tasted really good and fresh. Serves was quick which was good as we were all hungry. Only downfall was no Ales on.”

Barnet



The Barnet pub has a spacious outdoor area
The Barnet pub has a spacious outdoor area

Name:Ye Olde Cherry Tree

Address: 22 The Green Southgate, London, N14 6EN

Rating: Three and a half stars from 566 reviews.

Review: “We had a nice afternoon in the beer garden and enjoyed the pubs ye olde atmosphere. The staff were fun and helpful. Joanne knows how to pour the perfect Guinness, which is very rare for London. Thanks for having us!”

Bexley



The pub is a popular option among commuters and locals
The pub is a popular option among commuters and locals

Name: Red Barn

Address: Barnehurst Road Barnehurst, Bexleyheath DA7 6HG

Rating: Four and a half stars from 136 reviews.

Review: “It was a lovely pub, good atmosphere, would go back. Food was really nice and the beer garden was great area. It was right next to the train station so easy to find.”

Brent



The Whippet Inn has an inner garden
The Whippet Inn has an inner garden

Name:The Whippet Inn

Address: 64-66 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3JJ

Rating: Four stars from 181 reviews.

Review: “Amazing service, food and drinks; all beyond expectations.”

Bromley



The Imperial Arms has a pretty walled garden area
The Imperial Arms has a pretty walled garden area

Name: Imperial Arms

Address: 1 Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5LZ

Rating: Four and a half stars from 697 reviews.

Review: “Last minute decision to stop here for Sunday lunch after a visit to Chistlehurst Caves. The lovely owner managed to fit us in despite it being very busy. My wife and I had the nut roast and her dad had the roast beef. The food was fantastic, special mention here for the three cheese cauliflower cheese ordered between us as a share plate.”

Camden



The London Borough of Camden's Black Lion pub is loved for its food and music as well as outdoor seating
The London Borough of Camden’s Black Lion pub is loved for its food and music as well as outdoor seating

Name:The Black Lion

Address: 295 West End Lane, London NW6 1RD

Rating: Four stars from 180 reviews.

Review: “A lovely pub with some very friendly and thoughtful staff! The food was amazing, with a top notch selection of beer. They also had a very talented artist playing live music. Highly recommended.”

Croydon



The Oval Tavern has a (not so secret) 'secret' garden
The Oval Tavern has a (not so secret) ‘secret’ garden

Name:The Oval Tavern

Address: 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR

Rating: Four and a half stars from 126 reviews.

Review: “Stumbled across this place when looking for a pub close to the station. What a pleasant little place. The pub is super cute and the garden is lovely. Very impressed with the food too which was fresh & tasty. Will definitely return.”

Ealing



The New Inn in Ealing is loved for its food as much as its beer garden
The New Inn in Ealing is loved for its food as much as its beer garden

Name:The New Inn

Address: 62 St. Marys Road Ealing, London W5 5EX

Rating: Four and a half stars from 156 reviews.

Review: “A beautifully renovated pub offering an extensive range of drinks and with a great food menu. My fish and chips was the best that I have ever eaten in a traditional British pub. The service was courteous and attentive without being overbearing. Great pub garden, designed for all types of British weather.”

Enfield



The Old Wheatsheaf has a massive beer garden
The Old Wheatsheaf has a massive beer garden

Name:The Old Wheatsheaf

Address: 3 Windmill Hill, Enfield EN2 6SE

Rating: Four stars from 117 reviews.

Review: “I’ve been here a few times and the food is great, the beer selection is brilliant and the garden is lovely. However, the wait time is always extremely long. The staff are friendly but disorganised.”

Greenwich



Richard 1st in Greenwich won a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award in 2021
Richard 1st in Greenwich won a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award in 2021

Name:Richard 1st

Address: 52-54 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT

Rating: Four stars from 302 reviews.

Review: “One of the best pubs in London and definitely the best pub in the area!! Great atmosphere, a beautiful large garden, staff were very friendly and helpful with service being super fast! Food was fantastic! Would recommend it to everyone across London!”

Hackney



The Crown and Shuttle has a few tables out front - and a bigger beer garden out the back
The Crown and Shuttle has a few tables out front – and a bigger beer garden out the back

Name: The Crown and Shuttle

Address: 226 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN

Rating: Four stars from 182 reviews.

Review: “We walked past this pub, it didn’t look that inviting, how wrong we were. We went to the garden at the rear. We were served by Andy, I wanted a rose but not Zinfandel, he gave me a little sample of the 2 he had. He was a lovely friendly chatty guy. The pub had a great atmosphere and although we didn’t eat, the food looked fabulous.”

Hammersmith and Fulham



The Keep at Brook Green has a spacious, vibrantly coloured outdoor area
The Keep at Brook Green has a spacious, vibrantly coloured outdoor area

Name:The Keep of Brook Green

Address: 43 Blythe Road Brook Green, London W14 0HR

Rating: Five stars from 39 reviews.

Review: “Had my baby shower here and literally cannot express how amazing it was from start to finish. The venue was incredible, I had the outdoor area out the back and it was perfect. The staff all went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble, they were so attentive but not pushy or in the way.”

Haringey



There's lots of outdoor seating options at The Maynard Arms, which has a front patio and beer garden
There’s lots of outdoor seating options at The Maynard Arms, which has a front patio and beer garden

Name:The Maynard Arms

Address: 70 Park Road, Crouch End, Haringey N8 8SX

Rating: Four stars from 284 reviews.

Review: “We came for a nice dinner and we were amazed by this place. The garden was really cozy and the food was delicious. But most of all we want to thank Michael and Ruby who went above and beyond to make our experience memorable!! Definitely recommend.”

Harrow



The White Horse has you covered - literally - if you want outdoor tables
The White Horse has you covered – literally – if you want outdoor tables

Name:The White Horse

Address: 50 Middle Road, Harrow HA2 0HL

Rating: Four and a half stars from 290 reviews.

Review: “We popped out for dinner this evening to The White Horse, having been there twice to the garden during Lockdowns. We hadn’t booked but got a table (it was 6.30pm, so a bit early). There was a good buzzy atmosphere and staff were attentive and helpful. Our food from the Specials Menu was amazing, we had the Pork Belly and the Lamb Shoulder, both were amazing and i do love dauphinoise potatoes! A huge thumbs up, we’ll be back!”

Havering



There's a hidden beer garden out the back of The Bull
There’s a hidden beer garden out the back of The Bull

Name: The Bull

Address: 74-76 Market Place, Romford RM1 3ER

Rating: Four and a half stars from 198 reviews.

Review: “Came in with my hubby and had our small dog with us. We was allowed to sit in the lovely back garden with him. And a staff member, Roxy, brought out a bowl of water for him. Had a lovely chat with her. Lovely pub. Lovely garden. And lovely staff.”

Hillingdon



The Swan and Bottle has a spacious outdoor area perfect for sunny days
The Swan and Bottle has a spacious outdoor area perfect for sunny days

Name: Swan and Bottle

Address: 98 Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LZ

Rating: Four stars from 1,121 reviews.

Review: “Lovely atmosphere; great food, wonderful service. Plenty of parking available, didn’t have to wait long for a table. Will definitely return.”

Hounslow



Hounslow's Bloomsbury Pub won a Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award in 2021
Hounslow’s Bloomsbury Pub won a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2021

Name: The Bloomsbury Pub

Address: 209 Staines Road, Twickenham TW2 5BB

Rating: Four and a half stars from 327 reviews.

Review: “ After walking in on the off chance during the Bank Holiday Weekend we were greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, given a choice of seating indoors or in the garden. The Sunday Roast had a choice of 3 meats or a vegetarian option, the food was beautifully cooked to perfection and arrived within 20 minutes of ordering with fantastic portion sizing! The owners take a real pride in delivering excellent service and make you feel like a guest in their home, not just another customer. Which’s something of a rarity these days.”

Islington



The Camden Head is located close to Islington Green
The Camden Head is located close to Islington Green

Name:The Camden Head

Address: 2 Camden Walk, London N1 8DY

Rating: Four stars from 222 reviews.

Review: “Fantastic pub, great garden area that’s perfect for this lovey time of year, looked after great staff. Enjoyed a crisp pint and a delicious burger! Very recommended.”

Kensington and Chelsea



Ruby's Terrace is the pub's secret garden
Ruby’s Terrace is the pub’s secret garden

Name:Coopers Arms

Address: Chelsea 87 Flood Street, London SW3 5TB

Rating: Four stars from 137 reviews.

Review: “Nice local friendly pub, nice food. I really like the fact that the pies change every time I go in. My favourite is the venison one. It also catered for my fussy friends and vegetarians.”

Kingston upon Thames



Tripadvisor users also praised the food at The Wych Elm
Tripadvisor users also praised the food at The Wych Elm

Name:The Wych Elm

Address: 93 Elm Road KT2 6HT, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6HT

Rating: Four and a half stars from 243 reviews.

Review: “Another great experience at The Wych Elm, with amazing home-made herby bread with the soup, and excellent crispy chips with haddock & chips. Great choice of drinks and friendly, attentive service. Highly recommended.”

Lambeth



There's a variety of seating options here from the heated pergola to individual huts
There’s a variety of seating options here from the heated pergola to individual huts

Name:Hope and Anchor Brixton

Address: 123 Acre Lane Brixton, London SW2 5UA

Rating: Four stars from 130 reviews.

Review: “Amazing place, worth a visit just for the beer garden. Great night out always busy has a good vibe. Staff are quick and helpful. I would recommend checking out, The Hope and Anchor, especially on a weekend.”

Lewisham



The Fat Walrus has a cosy interior and great food as well as its beer garden
The Fat Walrus has a cosy interior and great food as well as its beer garden

Name:The Fat Walrus

Address: 44 Lewisham Way New Cross, London SE14 6NP

Rating: Four and a half stars from 102 reviews.

Review: “Great food, friendly staff, cold beer and friendly four legged friend to stop by your table with a welcoming tail wag. The spacious beer garden is perfect to fit enough people to still create a great pub atmosphere while feeling safe and relaxed. Did I mention the hotdog? Will definitely be back.”

Newham



The Oiler Bar is a popular spot on a sunny day
The Oiler Bar is a popular spot on a sunny day

Name:The Oiler Bar

Address: The Oiler Bar, Royal Victoria Docks, Royal Victoria Beach, London E16 1SJ

Rating: Four and a half stars from 97 reviews.

Review: “ Oiler bar is wildly popular and it’s clearly understandable! Such a great location at the end of the Victoria Dock with views across the water with views of the cable car, beach and swimmers and wakeboarders surrounding the vessel. The bar offers a great variety of craft beer and spirits at reasonable prices, the pizzas are also tasty and a great compliment to the beer on offer.”

Merton



The Charles Holden has an outdoor area with plenty of tables and umbrellas
The Charles Holden has an outdoor area with plenty of tables and umbrellas

Name: The Charles Holden

Address: 198 High Street Colliers Wood Colliers Wood, London SW19 2BH

Rating: Four and a half stars from 239 reviews.

Review: “ This is an attractive looking pub from the outside with hanging baskets of colourful plants. Inside it is a reasonable size but the jewel in the crown must be the really large outdoor seating area at the back with plenty of tables. There is a good selection of real ales served well.”

Redbridge



The Crown and Crooked Billet is a great choice on a warm day
The Crown and Crooked Billet is a great choice on a warm day

Name: Crown and Crooked Billet

Address: 13 Cross Road, Woodford IG8 8BN

Rating: Four and a half stars from 238 reviews.

Review: “This a great pub serving lovely food. It has a great atmosphere. There is ample seating outside and a large garden with plenty of seating and tables with umbrellas and a few have heaters too. There are fairy lights which make it look quite magical.”

Richmond upon Thames



Barnes' The Brown Dog has a sunny back garden
Barnes’ The Brown Dog has a sunny back garden

Name:The Brown Dog

Address: 28 Cross Street Barnes, London SW13 0AP

Rating: Four stars from 171 reviews.

Review: “Nice back garden, it was quite busy but it didn’t bother us, we really enjoy our drinks without realising that the place filled up quickly!”

Southwark



The Cherry Tree has been praised by visitors for its plentiful seating options
The Cherry Tree has been praised by visitors for its plentiful seating options

Name:The Cherry Tree

Address: 31-33 Grove Vale, London SE22 8EQ

Rating: Four stars from 173 reviews.

Review: “If you are looking for a venue with delicious food, large variety of drinks and great seating areas, you need to visit The Cherry Tree! The staff were professional, accommodating and friendly throughout. The price of food and drink is very reasonable and the outside garden area is well presented. The outdoor garden area has large umbrellas for shade and a sheltered area at the end of the garden too. Also, great on a sunny day.”

Sutton



Tripadvisor users praised O'Neills' 'secret' beer garden
Tripadvisor users praised O’Neills’ ‘secret’ beer garden

Name:O’Neills Sutton

Address: 37 High Street, Sutton SM1 1DJ

Rating: Four and a half stars from 217 reviews.

Review: “Had a great lunch at O’neills, the secret garden hit the spot today, lovely sunny day at my favourite place.”

Tower Hamlets



The Morgan Arms in Mile End has seating out the front and back
The Morgan Arms in Mile End has seating out the front and back

Name:The Morgan Arms

Address: 43 Morgan Street, London E3 5AA

Rating: Four stars from 366 reviews.

Review: “We met some friends in the nearby Victoria Park and stumbled across this gem of a pub as we tried to escape the snow shower in March! What we hoped for as a place we could escape the weather for a short while ended up being our whole evening. The staff were great making us feel right at home. And the pie was the perfect tonic for the unseasonal weather.”

Waltham Forest



The Greene Man pub has a spacious outdoor area
The Greene Man pub has a spacious outdoor area

Name:The Greene Man Hungry Horse

Address: 191 Old Church Road, London E4 6RB

Rating: Four and a half stars from 97 reviews.

Review: “We have been a regular here for years and the service has always been excellent, The staff are always helpful and friendly especially Arson the Bartender and Olivia the waitress who always knows what you want before you ask with a big smile. Highly recommended. Great app for ordering food and drinks direct to your table. Specials almost every night of the week. We really love our local. Try it out and see.”

Wandsworth



The King's Arms won a Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award in 2021
The King’s Arms won a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2021

Name: The King’s Arms

Address: 94-96 Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4LB

Rating: Four and a half stars from 193 reviews.

Review: “Can a local pub get any better than this? Great drink selection, cracking food and a wonderful beer garden.”

Westminster



The Blue Posts won a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award in 2021
The Blue Posts won a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award in 2021

Name:The Blue Posts

Address: 18 Kingly Street, Soho, London W1B 5PX

Rating: Four and a half stars from 171 reviews.

Review: “Lovely traditional pub in a busy tourist shopping area. The manager on duty Jon took time out to explain the wide variety of beers and his recommendations were excellent.”

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