The Best Beer Gardens & Burger Shacks in London this Summer

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With the impending heatwave round the corner and Brits getting ready to bask in glorious sunshine, Young’s is ready and waiting with its extensive collection of pubs and the finest outdoor spaces across London and beyond. From beer gardens, riverside terraces, tented coverings to the best burger shacks for alfresco dining, Young’s pubs have you covered this summer.

See our guide to some of the top spots to book ahead of the May heatwave below. For a full list please visit https://www.youngs.co.uk.

North

The Canonbury Tavern

21 Canonbury Place, N1 2NS

Located just a short walk from Highbury and Islington, The Canonbury Tavern boasts an expansive and partially covered garden. Specialising in fresh, seasonal British food, and fully stocked with real ales and fine wines from around the world, there is no better place to while away an afternoon.

The Castle

54 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9HF

Soak up the sun at The Castle on its impressive roof terrace, overlooking the boutiques of Islington. Open throughout the day, from brunch to Sunday lunch, with an outdoor barbecue at the weekend. There’s also live sport shown on screens above the terrace.

Grand Junction Arms

Acton Lane, Canal Bridge, Park Royal, NW10 7AD

Newly refurbished Grand Junction Arms, a majestic Victorian pub, perfectly situated on the Grand Union Canal offers alfresco joy with private garden lodges where guests can play their own music and an expansive beer garden set beneath festoon lighting.

East

Princess of Wales

146 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, E5 9RB

With views across the river Lea, The Princess of Wales is a Clapton favourite. With a beautiful, covered beer garden, the pub offers a feel of the countryside in the heart of Hackney, with an extensive selection of craft beers and wine, paired with a menu of homegrown recipes.

The Grocer

Spitalfields Market, Crispin Place, E1 6DW

Located in the heart of Spitalfields Market, The Grocer’s extensive terrace is decked out with cosy sofas and stylish seating, all covered by the market roof. Welcoming families and shoppers alike, tables are available to book for small and large groups.

South

Hope & Anchor

123 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5UA

Situated between Brixton and Clapham, the Hope & Anchor is renowned for its dirty Burger Shack burgers and insta-worthy cocktails. The stunning fairy-lit garden comes with 12 bookable huts, all equipped with HD TVs and heaters for the evenings.

The Ship, Wandsworth

41 Jews Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1TB

The Ship is ready to welcome guests for the heatwave across its expansive terrace. Sit on deck with friends on long communal tables against the backdrop of the Thames, or for quirky alfresco dining, the riverside cabins offer a sheltered escape, complete with plasma screens and comfy benches. Classic British dishes are on offer, as well as a burger menu from the pub’s outdoor Burger Shack.

King’s Arms, Wandsworth

94-96 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4LB

The King’s Arms, in the heart of Wandsworth town, offers a covered beer garden, ideal for long meetups into the evenings. Alongside seasonal menus with all-day brunch options, the pub offers a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as juicy patties from the Burger Shack, all complemented with a selection of cocktails, wines, and draught beers.

Leather Bottle, Earlsfield

538 Garratt Ln, London SW17 0NY

Recently renovated, The Leather Bottle boasts London’s largest beer garden – fully covered with bookable spaces and complete with tented covers and private huts. Enjoy craft brews from the bar and delicious grub from the outdoor Burger Shack.

Richard I, Greenwich

52/54 Royal Hill Greenwich, SE10 8RT

Richard I offers a beautiful beer garden which is the best-hidden gem in Greenwich whilst being just a stone’s throw away from Greenwich’s DLR station. Situated at the rear of the pub, the picturesque garden is the perfect space to escape the hustle and bustle of central Greenwich. Fur-friends are welcome, making it the perfect weekend destination.

West

Duke of Cambridge, Battersea

228 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, SW11 3AA

Having undergone a huge refurbishment, the Duke of Cambridge’s front terrace is perfect for alfresco dining and drinking. A short walk from Battersea Park, the pub offers the ideal respite with a selection of local craft beers, alongside a menu of seasonal classics. Every Sunday, the pub serves its signature Sunday roast, while furry friends can tuck into a pawfect  ‘Doggie Roast’.

The Eagle, Shepherd’s Bush

215 Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 9AZ

Blessed with one of the most glorious pub gardens in London, The Eagle is decked with its own outdoor bar and Burger Shack. Super stylish huts make for a chic gathering with friends and family.

Outside of London

The Bell, Fetcham

Bell Lane, Surrey, KT22 9ND

The Bell has plenty of outdoor space to welcome all, with an all-weather stretched tent over its outdoor patio space, cocktails, craft beers and succulent burgers from the pop-up Burger Shack. The pub also offers a cosy lodge for groups to book, with stunning views of the Surrey countryside. 

The Victoria, Surbiton

28 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4JT

Standing proudly on the high street, The Victoria boasts a fabulous garden complete with wooden chalets, a fire pit for the evening, an outside bar and Young’s Burger Shack. Toast with friends in one of three private huts or gather round garden tables for larger groups. Pair this with food from the outdoor Burger Shack and a wide selection of drinks from the outside bar, The Victoria is the first place to head this May.

The Chequers, Walton on the Hill

Chequers Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, KT20 7SF

Nestled in the picturesque village of Walton-on-the-Hill stands the stunning and newly refurbished, traditional country pub The Chequers. Visitors can unwind in the oasis of the sunny pub garden and enjoy a host of tipples and treats using the best of British seasonal produce.

Ship Inn, East Grinstead

Ship Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19

This quintessentially British pub has undergone an elegant transformation with newly refurbished outside spaces including a beer garden complete with a Burger shack for alfresco dining and beautiful covered boat cabins for quirky outdoor gatherings. What’s more, for the Platinum Jubilee, the Ship Inn will be serving up a bank holiday weekend extravaganza. From street parties to love music and dishes fit for a royal, this will be a celebration to remember.

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