National Beer Day is back on 15 June. To celebrate we've picked out some of the best beer gardens in and around the region.

The Botanist


One of Newcastle’s coolest cocktail bars also boasts an enchanting roof terrace overlooking Monument and Grey Street. Whether you want to relax with a pint on a work night with colleagues or wine and dine at the weekend with your other half, The Botanist roof terrace is perfect for any occasion.


Pitcher and Piano


This sleek and stylish spot by the Tyne stretches out onto the Quayside so you can take full advantage of sipping in the sun. With a wide range of bottled beers, draughts and ales on offer, you’d be missing out if you didn’t pay them a visit this summer.


The Bluebell


This hidden gem located in Jesmond Vale will soon become your new favourite. There’s a cosy inside bar with sofas for a winter days, and a quaint beer garden for a sunny afternoon.


Headrow House


Leeds is a great city for enjoying a tipple or two in the sunshine. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure you visit Headrow House. Level two has the ‘Redondo Beach’ cocktail bar with a massive rooftop terrace and if this isn’t enough, above this is the ‘Kennedy Meadows’ offering spectacular views of Victoria Quarter.




This family-run bar has a sizeable beer garden overlooking the River Ouse and is a perfect spot after a sunshine stroll. Not only will you love the beer, but you’ll also be interested in its history and how it is situated inside an old Victorian manor house. A quiet, peaceful location away from the hustle-and-bustle of York’s city life.


Stonegate Yard


Stonegate Yard is a picture-perfect restaurant and bar with a beautiful seated garden area festooned with fairy lights. You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a European city as you kick back with a refreshing beer in this cool and quirky garden room.


Lamb and Lion


Lamb and Lion have one of the best views of York Minister, so that in itself is a reason to go – but it also helps that they sell regional real ales worth visiting for. Whether you’re looking for somewhere warm and inviting, or an impressive outdoor space with sought-after views, you’ll soon find a cosy spot in this Victorian-style inn.


Three Wheat Heads Inn


After a long country walk there’s nothing better than stopping off at a quiet country pub for a bite to eat and some Northumbrian ale. Located in Thropton, you can relax outside overlooking the beautiful Northumberland landscape. If it’s a bit chilly outside, you can still enjoy the breathtaking views from inside, as the large windows flood light into the bar.


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