The end of summer is officially in sight, and with the change in the season comes the bitter goodbye to Britain’s beloved beer gardens. But, of course, before we do say goodbye, we’ll be milking them for all they’re worth, and spending every minute of our free time soaking up what’s left of the Yorkshire sun. So, if you fancy something different for the final stretch of summer, here’s our guide to the loveliest beer gardens with a view in Yorkshire.
1. The Feversham Arms, Church Houses
Located in the gorgeous North York Moors, the Feversham Arms boasts a quaint beer garden with some of the most picturesque views, with the hills of rural Yorkshire completely surrounding the venue. It’s a quiet, peaceful spot for a pint, conveniently located nearby to the Farndale Daffodil walk in the Spring.
In addition to great views and a selection of cold beers, guests can also enjoy proper pub grub, too, with steaks, game pies, and plenty of hearty, homemade meals on the menu. Feversham Arms Inn, Church Houses, York, YO62 7LF.
2. The Fauconberg, Coxwold
Another stunning North York Moors pub, The Fauconberg is as cosy as they come – an attribute that seeps into their beer garden, too. Offering comfy garden seating that’s perfect for catch-ups with mates, guests can take in the stunning views of the North York Moors that surround, while enjoying the tranquil sounds of the birds tweeting in the nearby trees.
Home to a welcoming bar area and a lovely restaurant, guests can simply sit out in the beer garden with a refreshing tipple, or enjoy classic country food – with the likes of beer-battered haddock, steak and ale pie and stonebaked pizza all gracing the menu. The Fauconberg, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, YO61 4AD.
3. The Star Inn The City, York
If there’s one place with a completely unbeatable view, it’s The Star Inn The City. Located right by the river in the historic city of York, the lovely restaurant boasts a stunning outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy a drink while overlooking the river.
Run by Michelin Star Chef Andrew Pern, the gorgeous restaurant harnesses the beauty of Yorkshire and all it has to offer, be it the view, the food, and even the specific ingredients they source locally to create every single dish. Visit on an evening, and you’re in for something pretty special. The Star Inn The City, Museum St, York, YO1 7DR.
4. Lamb & Lion, York
It may not be your typical panoramic countryside view, but there’s something about York Minster that has us captivated. The stunning architecture can be seen from the Lamb & Lion’s lovely beer garden, which is a great escape from the busy cobbles if you fancy a refuel after exploring the city.
The old English inn offers the old worldy charm you’d expect from the historic city, with a lovely menu of proper British pub grub to enjoy, too. Sip on a glass of vino while looking out to the Minster, chow down on beautifully presented dishes, or simply rest your legs with a beer after pottering about all day. Lamb & Lion, 2-4 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EH.
5. Angelica, Leeds
One of Leeds’ loveliest bars, the Angelica provides wonderful views of the growing city, with luxurious decor and plenty of fizz on offer to enjoy while you take it all in.
Sitting on the rooftop of the much-loved Trinity shopping centre, guests can enjoy panoramic sights, plenty of sunshine (on the days we’re lucky to have any, that is), and a vast selection of cocktails – making it one of the more special garden spaces to visit this summer.
If that wasn’t all, the Angelica also has a rather *fancy* (if we do say so ourselves) menu on offer, which includes dishes such as lobster, Hereford steaks, oysters and more. Angelica, Level 6, Trinity, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds, LS1 6HW.
6. Humber Dock Bar, Hull
Now, if you’d have read that Hull could be picturesque a decade ago, you’d probably be raising your eyebrows right now – but the city has come on leaps and bounds since being named the City of Culture back in 2017, with the marina, in particular, reaping the benefits.
Sitting right by the water with an unbeatable view of the boats docked up, the Humber Dock Bar is the perfect place to soak up the sun after a day of shopping, with plenty of seating and a front-row position on the marina.
Enjoy hanging kebabs, and tons of sides, sharers and hearty pub meals, as well as an array of draught lagers, cocktails and more. Humber Dock Bar, 9 Humber Dock St, Hull, HU1 1TB.
7. The Lexington, Hull
Overlooking the city from next door to St Stephen’s shopping centre, The Lexington is as “boujee” as it gets in Hull, with lavish decor at every turn, and a wonderful rooftop bar to enjoy on those warmer evenings.
Catch views far and wide across the former City of Culture, while enjoying their fantastic menu of cocktails (in particular, Old Fashioned’s), sparkling wines, and so much more. The Lexington, 24, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NH.
8. Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Leyburn
Just a short walk away from the famous Aysgarth Falls, the Aysgarth Falls Hotel perfectly blends in with the surrounding Yorkshire Dales landscape from its beer garden, providing lots of greenery and an elevated patio where guests can drink and dine.
Enjoy the peaceful views of the rolling hills, kick back with locally-brewed beers, or fill up on proper pub grub after an idyllic walk in the countryside. Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR.
9. Malmaison, York
A fairly new addition to York, the Malmaison’s Sora Sky Bar is the perfect escape from the cobbles. Providing views like never seen before in York, guests can enjoy the stunning skyline from up high, with the Minster framed beautifully from the rooftop.
A special place to visit for dinner, guests can enjoy cocktails, beautiful wines and more, alongside a menu of delicious Pan-Asian dishes, including sushi, Robatayaki and tapas-style small plates.
On weekends, expect a lively atmosphere, with DJs, sax players and live entertainment setting the tone. Malmaison, 2 Rougier St, York, YO90 1UU.
10. The Station Inn, Ribblehead
Overlooking the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, The Station Inn’s lovely beer garden is a great stop off after a walk in the Dales, and a great excuse to continuing admiring the famous railway bridge – even if you’ve visited already.
Ideally located for those taking part in the Three Peaks challenge, guests can take advantage of a bar stocked with proper Yorkshire Ales, as well as plenty of wines and a selection of hot drinks for those cooler days in the country.
Food-wise, there’s tons on offer, including plenty of sharing platters that are perfect for grazing on, tons of homemade dishes such as pies and burgers, and an absolute corker of a dessert menu packed full of both fruity and chocolatey treats. The Station Inn, Ribblehead, Low Sleights Rd, Carnforth, LA6 3AS.
11. The Marine Pub, Hornsea
A beer garden right by the sea, The Marine Hotel offers spectacular, panoramic views of the North Sea, sitting right next to the beach in Hornsea.
Offering homely seating in its garden, guests can soak up the sun and the quaint seaside vibes, enjoy your typical pub grub, and wind down with wines, beers, and classic cocktails. The Marine Hotel, Marine Dr, Hornsea, HU18 1NJ.
12. The Ship Inn, Sewerby
A lovely retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Bridlington’s seafront, The Ship Inn is a traditional pub with homely interiors, boasting a large beer garden at the back that overlooks the sea.
Behind the bar, guests can choose from a large selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails, spirits and gins, and fill up on tasty grub such as homemade wood-fired pizzas, proper Yorkshire pies, fish and chips and more. The Ship Inn, Cliff Rd, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EW.