After a busy day of sightseeing or enjoying the Great Outdoors, is there anything nicer than sitting down with a long drink and relaxing in the warmth of the early evening? Beer gardens are synonymous with summer and we've got more than our fair share of secret gardens, sunny terraces and chill-out decks right here in North Wales.
With warmer weather firmly on its way, we've rounded up our favourite drinking holes with beer gardens for you to sample for yourself. Iechyd da! Cheers!
Eryri Bar & Lounge, Llanberis
Set in more than 30 acres of woodland and formal gardens, the Royal Victoria Hotel boasts an idyllic setting right next to the famous lakes of Llanberis and is just a short walk from one of the most popular routes up Snowdon. The Eryri Bar & Lounge is the vibrant heart of our hotel, frequented by guests and locals alike. Whether it's a quick pint or a hearty meal, Eryri Bar & Lounge offers the finest in Welsh food and drinks, as well as all your favourite brands.
Why we love it: every great queen wears a crown and the beautiful gardens of our hotel are most definitely her crowning glory. Grab a table, order a drink online, then have a chat to some of the friendly locals who love the beer garden as much as we do.
The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno
Tucked away in the heart of Llandudno, the Cottage Loaf combines an historic atmosphere with a delightful beer garden. This charming pub, with its traditional stone exterior, exudes character. Step into the outdoor seating area, and you'll find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and fragrant flowers. The beer garden is a hidden gem, perfect for enjoying a refreshing pint while basking in the sun. As you sip your drink, take in the views of the nearby Great Orme and appreciate the tranquility of this serene setting.
Why we love it: a hidden beer garden in the heart of a busy seaside resort, festooned with flower-filled hanging baskets... what's not to love?
The Pen-y-Bryn, Colwyn Bay
Situated high above the coastal town of Colwyn Bay, the Pen-y-Bryn boasts a fantastic beer garden overlooking the sandy bay below. With ample seating and well-manicured lawns, this outdoor oasis offers a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Whether you prefer a cold pint or a refreshing cocktail, the Pen-y-Bryn's beer garden is the ideal place to unwind and soak up the picturesque surroundings. As the sun sets, the golden hues cast a magical glow over the garden, making your visit truly unforgettable.
Why we love it: this secluded, flower-filled beer garden and terrace is a sun trap all day long. Add in some giant garden games and you'll need a really good reason to leave!
The Tavern on the Bay, Red Wharf Bay
For a beer garden experience with a seaside twist, head to the Tavern on the Bay in Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey. Nestled on the shores of this beautiful bay, the pub offers stunning views of the North Wales coast. The beer garden itself is a true delight, featuring wooden benches and tables perfectly positioned to take advantage of the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a pint of your favorite ale or sample their selection of local craft beers as you revel in the calming sound of waves crashing on the shore.
Why we love it: boasting an expansive beachside terrace with 270° views of Anglesey and the North Wales coast, the Tavern has one of the most breathtaking beer gardens in the region.
Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen
Located near the tip of the Llyn Peninsula, the Ty Coch Inn is a traditional Welsh pub boasting a beer garden with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. This hidden gem provides an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, the outdoor seating area at Ty Coch offers a tranquil space to relax and enjoy a drink. Whether you choose a spot under a shady umbrella or bask in the warm sunshine on the beach, this beer garden delivers coastal charm by the bottle.
Why we love it: widely-regarded as one of the best beach bars in the world, Ty Coch sits right on the beach... the sunsets give Ibiza a run for its money!
The Gazelle, Menai Bridge
Perched on the banks of the Menai Strait, the Gazelle is a popular pub with an outdoor seating area that offers stunning views of the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge. The beer garden, complete with wooden benches and flower-filled pots, is the perfect spot to sip your pint while watching boats pass by and enjoying the coastal breeze. The combination of excellent drinks, delicious food, and breathtaking vistas make the Gazelle a must-visit destination for beer garden enthusiasts.
Why we love it: rocking a chilled-out beach house vibe, the Gazelle delivers jaw-dropping views of Snowdonia. Oh and did we mention, you can walk straight onto the hotels' very own beach?
Whether you're seeking a cozy atmosphere, a coastal retreat, or a countryside haven, these pubs provide the perfect outdoor seating areas to unwind and take in the natural splendour of North Wales. So, grab a pint, find a seat in one of these scenic beer gardens, and let Snowdonia's beauty envelop you. Cheers to memorable moments and unforgettable views!