As summertime approaches what a fantastic excuse to visit the pub. Take a look at ten Brains beer gardens in some spectacular locations across Wales.
1. Ty Mawr, Lisvane, Cardiff
With arguably one of the best beer gardens in Cardiff, the Ty Mawr can be found perched in the glorious hills to the north of Cardiff. The one time farmhouse is perfectly placed to take in views over acres of spectacular Cardiff countryside and the Severn estuary. But don’t just take our word for it. So breathtaking are the views that the Ty Mawr was named in the Observer newspaper’s list of the top 200 pubs to visit in the summer.
2. South Beach Bar Grill, Tenby
South Beach Bar Grill is a brand new development on the beautiful Tenby beachfront priding themselves on great quality grills and simple seafood. This stunning seaside restaurant welcomes you to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Tenby’s beautiful coastal surroundings with superb food and great drinks.
3. 33 Windsor Place, Cardiff
This elegant city centre bar offers a wide range of food and premium drinks, ideal for quick lunches or relaxing after work. Situated in the heart of Cardiff, the unique al fresco area is a gorgeous sun trap and remains one of the city’s best kept secrets.
4. The Ship Inn, Tresaith
The Ship Inn at Tresaith rests on a truly beautiful part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coastline and is perfect for a weekend break. Relax on the idyllic seaside terrace with amazing views of the beach or discover the wide array of fresh, local produce available on the menu.
5. The Crwys, Cathays, Cardiff
The extension of the beer garden area at the Crwys provides an oasis ideal for drinking and dining just outside of the city centre. The pub also offers great value food and drinks at a superb location in the heart of Cathays.
6. Grove, St Davids
The lovely conservatory at the Grove Hotel is located amongst serene grounds just outside the cathedral city of St. Davids. The sleepy walled gardens have been beautifully landscaped providing a charming setting to spend a summer’s day with a refreshing cold drink.
7. The Harbour Inn, Solva
The Harbour Inn is a picturesque pub in the coastal village of Solva that overlooks the lulling harbour. The patio and seating areas positioned at the front of the pub boast amazing views of the estuary, a perfect example of the awesome scenery that the area has to offer. Meals are served all day throughout the summer and they are renowned for fresh local crab, lobster in season, and other top quality local seafood.
8. The King's Arms, Pentyrch
Having recently undergone a refurbishment and the introduction of a new menu, The King's Arms remains a traditional pub that bursts with character. This late 16th century grade II listed building is a proper pub with a stylish restaurant and a warm welcome. Travel to the leafy village of Pentyrch and discover its true charm by unwinding in the gardens with a beer.
9. Plough, Whitchurch
Sit outside and bathe in the sunshine at the Plough in Whitchurch on the outskirts of Cardiff. The pub has something for everyone and is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with the family, relax over a coffee or just catch up with a friend over a pint. The perfect combination of a traditional British Inn and contemporary style, the Plough has a fresh but traditional feel as well as an excellent range of cask ales.
10. Lamb and Flag, Abergavenny
Swap water views for mountain views at the Lamb and Flag; a perfect base for exploring the bustling market town of Abergavenny. Located at the gateway to the Brecon Beacons national park, the Lamb and Flag boasts a large beer garden where you’ll enjoy glorious views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. There’s also a large play area for children at the back of the pub.