Us Brits love to dart to the local beer garden as soon as the first signs of sun appear! Don on the shorts, slap on the lotion and enjoy yourself a beer as the summery seasons begin. After all, who knows how long it will last?

Here are some of the most beautiful outdoor areas to enjoy a crisp, cold pint before the rain comes again:

The Button Factory

You’ll find this incredibly stylish space in the Jewellery Quarter. The roof terrace is star of the show in the heart of summer. Very well maintained, making for the perfect place for a bottle with friends. Somewhere to venture if you are in need of a little luxury. A sanctuary like this is hard to find in the city, so take advantage and watch the world go by in peace.

The Barnt Green Inn

Cheating slightly as this jem is located just a little out of Birmingham. However, all that separates you from this beautiful beer garden is a  short train ride from the city. Definitely worth the venture to soak up some sun in its lovely garden, often buzzing during summer time. We recommend a bottle of wine from their extensive list and their tasty Grazing Platter to share. Featuring Lamb & Balsamic Koftas and Sweet Chilli Chicken Skewers.

The Fighting Cocks

The Fighting Cocks is sometimes over-shadowed by popular pub The Prince of Wales, yet is an equally amazing bar to spend some time over a beer, with a quaint yet quirky garden out back. We’d particularly recommend this spot to an experimental ale fan, as the expert bar staff put on only the best tastes, straight from the taps. You’d be really hard pushed to find an environment better for a beer and a burger!

The Plough

You may already know of The Plough, as this pub has frequently appeared in the press as one of the best in the city, if not the country. Pretty on the outside and in, with a modern look and incredible detail, such as blankets laid on for when it gets chillier on the evenings. There is no doubt, the staff here know how to treat the guests. Regular street-food take-overs occur in the garden too. Events that see some of the best vendors in the region offering their greatest  grub to punters.

The Canal House

Look out over Birmingham’s famous canals from this nautical themed haven in the centre. The Canal House is picture perfect. A treat for those who fancy a bite to eat after a shopping trip or a spot of day-drinking with nearest and dearest. Their traditional menu boasts hearty food that aims to satisfy as much as the summer sun does! Another plus point? The Canal House is dog-friendly for those who don’t want to leave their furry friends at home whilst the weather is at its best!

The Lord Clifden

This place always gets a mention when talking the best gardens surrounding the city! Another based in the Jewellery Quarter. Over the years The Lord Clifden has gained iconic status for a multitude of reasons. Live sporting events are usually part of the programme. If you want to get involved yourself table tennis can be found to entertain at the very back. The food is fabulous as their many awards shout out, and their drinks list has been incredibly crafted. Yes, there really is no wonder how the Clifden gained its sparkling rep!

The Flapper

Another pub for a canal-side tipple. Although famed for its live music, The Flapper has long been the go to for drinkers fancying a little refreshment in the great outdoors. Few places in the centre award their customers, such a calm and quiet garden area so when this place closes in June we are all going to shed a tear.  Make the most of this regional treasure before it leaves us by heading down and raising a glass to one of Birmingham’s  best music venues and boozers. Shockingly so, this is a great place to order an exotic cocktail!

The Physician

Based in Edgbaston, is The Physician, which has a dainty but atmospheric garden. Nevertheless, this place is so bright and airy it feels like the outside in, wherever you choose your seats! This a definite must for any gin and whisky lovers too, the pub specialise in both spirits and no matter your preferences, enthusiastic staff are likely to find your perfect concoction. What’s more? You’ll welcome their light bites after a leisurely stroll here. May we suggest their Rump Steak Sandwich with Dijon Mustard, Tarragon Mayonnaise and Fries.


The Old Crown is one of Digbeth’s coolest haunts and that is a massive achievement, what with the thriving independent scene prevailing in the area. This pub has many talents, in many places, putting on amazing music, food, quizzes, appreciation nights, live sports and more! Definitely worth a venture when the sun is bright and beaming as you never know what you might find happening here at this dear treasure.

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