WHETHER you’re meeting friends for an early evening pint or taking the family out for Sunday lunch, relaxing outside at a pub on a sunny day becomes extra special.

And with the weather set to to remain glorious throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, and into the half term week, what better way to take advantage. 

Below are just some of the popular beer gardens in the county. Know any more? Comment below

The Oak Inn, Staplow

The Oak Inn is a quintessentially traditional English country pub and restaurant close to the historic market town of Ledbury and to the glorious Malvern Hills, Eastnor Castle and the cities of Hereford and Worcester. Our cosy free house serves delicious cuisine, English real ales and our very own Gin Bar.

Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop

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.


Vaga Tavern, Hereford

The Vaga Tavern in the Hunderton area of Hereford is a pub well known for being the centre of the community. With a large beer garden ideal for families, regular live music, as well as weekly skittles and darts matches, The Vaga always has plenty going on.

The Cock of Tupsley, Hereford

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.

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. The pub's gfood is created using locally sourced, quality ingredients. 

Major Arms, Halmonds Frome

This pub near Bishops Frome offers stunning views of the Herefordshire countryside from its elevated position. One reviewe recently posted on Tripadvisor: "This must be one of the best pubs anywhere! It was our first visit and we were amazed by everything it offered, including a breathtaking view from the terrace over the Hereford hills." 


White Lion, Leominster

Situated on the corner of Etnam Street, near the railway station, the White Lion serves  hearty home cooked meals, fine wines and great ales, with its beer garden having a children's playground. The pub also holds regular functions, live music and charity events.

The Riverside at Aymestrey
The Riverside at Aymestrey - named the best pub in Herefordshire in the National Pub & Bar Awards 2023 - lies deep in the countryside, 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. 

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. The pub is also home to the Village Shop, open every day during pub hours.

King Charles II, Ross-on-Wye

Whether you’re popping in for a pint, or joining us for food, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome at King Charles II. There is a well-stocked bar,  while food is served from noon. And for sport lovers, regular matches are shown regularly.  

Swan Hotel, Kington

​The Swan Hotel is a traditional steakhouse and hotel located in Church Street where the finest cuts of carefully selected beef, hung for 28 days, are sourced locally. Also served are homemade pizza's, burgers, pies and vegetarian dishes.