5 of the best BEER GARDENS
Escape to Freight Island, Manchester
Beside Piccadilly Station is Freight Island, bursting with street food, craft beers and cocktails served in an old railway depot.
By the River Brew Co, Gateshead Under the Tyne Bridge sits this container settlement, with craft beer and food.
The Wellington, Birmingham
This cosy city hotspot has locally-brewed real ales, an impressive gin menu and a massive rooftop terrace.
The Vinegar Yard, London Bridge
Beside London Bridge station with views of The Shard, this outdoor venue offers alfresco street food and pop-up bars.
The Perch, Oxford
A thatched 17th-century inn two miles from the city centre with a large garden, serving classic British pub fare.