With the sun showing its face for the first time, there’s one thing that springs to our minds: a nice cool pint of beer in a beautiful beer garden. Whether in one of Yorkshire’s spectacular cities, or an excellent ol’ country pub after a jaunt in the countryside there is nothing better.
And a study that looked at the number of beer gardens in British cities and compared them to the cheapest places to buy beer found that two of Yorkshire’s cities deserved to be in the top 10 best cities for beer gardens in the UK.
The study found that Norwich came out on top with 86 points out of a possible 100 because it had the highest number of been gardens compared to the population size with 4.77 for every 10,000 residents.
None of the Yorkshire cities made the top three, but York took a respectable 7th place, which we imagine is due to its population size compared to the number of pubs with beer gardens, which is a lot – we can agree with that.
And, also on the list in 7th place was Yorkshire’s cosmopolitan city of Leeds, which has some fantastic beer gardens that we regularly frequent on a sunny afternoon well into the late evening – so we can tell you they are in fact fantastic.
The research was done by Electric Radiators Direct, and its managing director Stephen Hankinson said: “As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, many are excited for the return of outdoor socialising and al fresco dining.
“Our research has identified Norwich as the best ‘beer garden hotspot’ in the country, boasting the highest number of pubs with outdoor seating in relation to population and generally favourable weather conditions.
“British weather can, of course, sometimes be unpredictable and evenings can get chilly even after a sunny day.
“It’s important to be comfortable even when temperatures drop, which is why patio heaters can be a great added value to a beer garden.”
Check out the top 10 cities for outdoor brinking below:
- Milton Keynes
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