Quick the sun is out, and we have no time to waste, get out the old sun cream, shades, and then check out the guide to Birmingham’s best beer gardens below.
We got damn good locals and some amazing city places, the beer is great in all and the fun, well you bring that.
Barnt Green Inn
Kendal End Road, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8PZ
A lovely old-world coaching inn on the edge of the city.
This traditional pub has been stylishly refurbished and has plenty of tables and chairs on the patio and lawned area outside. If the heatwave disappears, then retreat inside to the log fires, comfy armchairs and an open bar with a dining room.
The Physician, Harborne Road
36 Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3DH
A rather grand but cosy pub with plenty of fireplaces and real ale and cider on tap. The beer garden is spacious and you will feel a million miles away from the city centre here.
22 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DP
An impressive gastro pub in the heart of Edgbaston, which has a great little space for outdoor dining. Food is served all day and there’s draught beers and ale on hand pumps.
The Blue Piano
24-26 Harborne Road B15 3AA
Blue Piano in Harborne Road offer a blend of Singaporean and Malaysian food in a great venue. And it also has a rather wonderful outdoor dining area. The perfect place to enjoy a pint or two – especially with a beef redang classic. During the summer live music events take place in the garden and the outdoor cocktail bar is open for business too!
The Bell Inn
11 Old Church Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0BB.
A tip from the favourite Birmingham beer gardens of our pals at Grapevine, this pub, tucked away in a corner of this leafy suburb of Birmingham, has a tiny bar but the real surprise – for those who aren’t already in the know – is its large outside terrace that overlooks an old bowling green.
This could be the most serene setting in the city to enjoy a pint.
The White Swan
Harborne Rd, Birmingham, B15 3TT
This relaxed and historic Birmingham pub has a great reputation for serving delicious food.It also has a large outdoor garden area.
The British Oak
1364 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2XS
One of the unsung heroes of Birmingham’s beer garden collection, this place has it all. The beer garden is huge and there’s plenty of seating. It is roomy inside and has a large conservatory dining area.
The pub has several real ales on tap and serves decent food.
The Prince of Wales
118 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8EE
This has to be a contender for the best beer garden in Birmingham. There are long Oktoberfest-style benches under shelter, little love seats for two and a hidden sand-strewn beach bar area. Winner of the best pub in our Brummies’ Choice Awards – why wouldn’t you pay a visit?
Grab a real ale from the front bar or at the weekend order wine and cheese from the wine shed, sample a Cuban cigar from the summerhouse or grab a flaming zombie from the outdoor tiki bar.
The Button Factory
25 Frederick St, Birmingham, B1 3HH. Tel: 0121 236 4653
This bar is in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and has a roof terrace where you you can sit and relax as you watch the world go by. It is gaining a reputation for its bottomless brunches too.
Gosta Green Pub
Holt St, Birmingham, B7 4BG. Tel: 0121 359 0044
This Victorian pub on the Aston University campus got a make-over in 2017 and has one of the largest beer gardens in the centre of the city.
This space is very impressive with cosy cabins and smart topary. A great place to sip the real ales and try the highly rated burgers.
The Shakespeare Inn
Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JJ. Tel: 0121 236 8702
This Nicholson’s Pub boasts one of the best beer gardens in the city centre.
Hidden round the back of this building off the busy Paradise Circus, the garden has plenty of space and is well looked after.
Park Regis 1565 terrace
160 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT
Want to drink al fresco with a fabulous view of Brum? Then make sure you head to 1565’s outdoor bar area sat the Park Regis hotel.
Named 1565 as this is the year Five Ways was ever recorded being on the map, this restaurant’s terrace is a great spot for sunshine drinking.
4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8AE
Formerly the Fiddle and Bone, this old pub has been transformed into a gin bar with its own distillery.
It’s retained the outdoor space next to the canal so what better place to enjoy a G&T in the sunshine.
The food is also really impressive, heavily influenced by Robata Grill cooking. Definitely a great place to spend a few hours.
37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN. Tel: 0121 200 3115
A green oasis in the heart of the city with a great selection of real ales. It’s minutes from both New Street and Snow Hill train stations.
The first floor has a cute garden with shelter as well as direct sun, but you’ll have to get their early on a sunny day as this specialist real ale pub fills up quickly.
It doesn’t serve food but you are welcome to take your own or get a Deliveroo.
There are 16 handpulls with regular beers being Wye Valley H.P.A., Purity Mad Goose, Oakham Citra and Black Country Ales B.F.G and Pig on the Wall. The other pumps have constantly changing guest beers from independent and micro breweries. They also have three traditional ciders on handpull which also change on a regular basis.
Marco Pierre White’s at The Cube
The Cube, 200 Wharfside St, Birmingham, B1 1PR. Tel: 0121 634 3433
Not your typical beer garden, this is a more posh setting in the form of a stylish rooftop bar and terrace on the 25th floor of The Cube, next to the Mailbox.
Recently voted as the best roof top bar in the UK. Great views across the city. Note that you need to wear smart dress.
Aricle by Sarah Probert David Bentley for the Birmingham Mail, check the whole 30 pub list here