Whether you’re meeting friends for an early evening pint or taking the family out for Sunday lunch, summer days - and nights - at the pub become something super special when you can relax in the great outdoors ...

The Riverside at Aymestrey
The Riverside at Aymestrey - winner of Visit England ‘Best Tourism Pub 2018’ -  lies deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside just on the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, yet still close to Ludlow and Hereford.
Here, you can enjoy a drink - and/or dinner - in the garden that is, unsurprisingly, right beside the River Lugg. 
riversideaymestrey.co.uk/01568 708440

Cottage of Content
The small but delightful garden at the Cottage of Content in Carey positively invites you to linger over lunch and a long cool drink on a summer’s day, or relax as dusk falls with a pint.
“Tucked away down lanes that would be at home in a fairy tale the pub is lovely ... so nice to sit by the stream and watch the world go by,” one recent Trip Advisor review observes.
cottageofcontent.co.uk/01432 840242 

Bunch of Carrots 
A large family friendly pub in Hampton Bishop with a seven day Carvery – offering a great selection of roast meats all sourced from high quality local Herefordshire suppliers.
Here, you’ll find not just plenty of seating outside in the garden, but a children’s play area to keep the smaller members of the family entertained.
bunch-of-carrots.co.uk/01432 870237

The New Harp Inn, Hoarwithy
The New Harp Inn lies a short distance from the River Wye - it’s the perfect place for lunch if you’re canoeing and is a pick up spot if you choose not to paddle all the way to Ross
Loads of outdoor seating, much of it enjoying the natural shade of trees, in which to enjoy one of their 28-day matured steaks, or indulge in some Friday night Fish and Fizz.
The New Harp is also home to the Village Shop, open every day during pub hours.
thenewharpinn.co.uk/01432 840900

The Live and Let Live, Bromyard
The Live and Let Live is one of the oldest buildings on Bringsty common and dates from about 1700.
Its extensive beer garden offers stunning views across the Malvern Hills, dogs are welcome (they even have doggy treats for your canine pal). It’s also, since being restored and re-opening 12 years ago, the only thatched pub in the county!
The Live and Let Live, Bringsty Common/01886 821462

The Barrels
An 18th century coaching inn that is formed partly from the old city wall and is one of the last multi-roomed pubs in Hereford, not to mention one its most popular.
A down-to-earth drinking establishment, The Barrels was Wye Valley Brewery’s home for many years.
The Barrels enjoys a large, partially covered, walled and flag-stoned brewery yard, providing year-round ‘alfresco’ drinking and every August Bank Holiday weekend, the pub hosts a hugely popular beer festival in aid of local charities.
The Barrels, St Owen’s Street/01432 274968

The Cock of Tupsley
A great place for all the family - affordable food and reasonably priced drinks, including craft ales, make it a tempting choice when you want to get everyone together for a treat. With a play area and a beer garden, there’s something for everyone is a family-friendly pub with a play area to keep the kids out of mischief and a beer garden where the grown-ups can enjoy a drink and keep an eye on them.
cockoftupsleypub.co.uk/01432 274911

The Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch Escley
The Bridge Inn is an award winning 16th century riverside inn with rooms, campsite, romantic yurts idyllically located in the small village of Michaelchurch Escley.
“One of the best pubs to enjoy a summers lunch at ...” said The Guardian while The Mail declared “...It’s achingly lovely, with willows weeping down the footbridge...And Glyn is the nicest host ...” 
thebridgeinnmichaelchurch.co.uk/01981 510646

The Bridge, Kentchurch
In a picturesque riverside setting, The Bridge Inn re-opened earlier this spring under the management of Kasia and William Chambers, and has a newly landscaped beer garden right by the river.Completely refurbished, The Bridge offers roasts on Sunday, with brunch on Saturday and gourmet bar snacks as well as cocktails, G&Ts and mocktails as well as smoothies, homemade sodas and more. Open six days a week (closed Mon) from 12noon until 12midnight (11pm on Sundays).
Thebridgeinnkentchurch.com/01981 241158

De Koffie Pot, Bridge Street
The De Koffie Pot is a much-loved coffee house overlooking the riverside courtyard at The Left Bank Village. A cafe by day  - take a break here for a “damn fine cup of coffee”, courtesy of James’ Gourmet Coffee, or watch the swans go by from the riverside courtyard while enjoying a real ale or local cider. 
As night falls, it transforms into a bar where you can make merry on the hay bales around the firepits on the courtyard, often to the accompaniment of an eclectic line-up of live music.
herefordleftbank.com/de-koffie-pot/01432 357753