Red Lion in Pewsey beer garden

There's nothing quite like sitting outside in the summer sunshine with a pint of cold beer or a glass of Pimms. Luckily, Wiltshire is home to some gorgeous historic country inns and vibrant city pubs with beautiful green gardens. So, if you're in Wiltshire and the sun is shining, head to a local beer garden for a relaxing alfresco pint or a summery meal in the sunshine. Here are some of the very best beer gardens to visit in the area...

The Red Lion in Pewsey
It may have won a Michelin Star and a whole host of other awards, but the Red Lion near Pewsey is still at heart a laid-back and unpretentious country pub. Children and dogs are both welcome at this friendly thatched pub located in East Chisenbury on Salisbury Plain. The pretty beer garden has a lovely atmosphere and great views of the pub's picturesque exterior. This makes it the ideal summer spot to enjoy the delights on the menu, whether you want to try out their homemade Elderflower Gin, tuck into some classic pub grub or indulge yourself with something a bit fancier.

The George Inn near Warminster
The beer garden at the George Inn in Longbridge Deverill near Warminster is a lovely large space on the banks of the River Wylye. Here you will find lots of picnic benches, a pretty bridge over the river and towering trees reflected in the water. A very picturesque spot to enjoy the menu of delicious pub classics. Expect to have plenty of ducks for company!

The Three Tuns Freehouse near Marlborough
The Three Tuns Freehouse is an award-winning village pub in the pretty village of Great Bedwyn near Marlborough. This friendly pub serves local Southwest beers and delicious food, both of which you can enjoy outside in their dog-friendly beer garden. It even has a boules pitch for some gentle after-lunch fun.  

The Boat House, Bradford on Avon
Fancy a canal-side walk? Why not stop for lunch in the beer garden or on the terrace at The Boat House in Bradford on Avon while you're at it! The Boat House enjoys a truly unique setting overlooking the marina, where you can see pretty canal boats moored. A perfect location to enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine and watch the world go by.

The Old Ale and Coffee House in Salisbury
The Old Ale and Coffee House is situated in the heart of Salisbury, just moments away from the Cathedral Close. The food here is top-notch and includes modern versions of pub classics as well as an all-day brunch menu. It is always great to find a beer garden at a city pub, and the garden here is a lovely little suntrap with some quirky touches, including the option of choosing a dining table inside your own personal beach hut. 

The Lamb Inn, Hindon
With its beautiful village setting and attractive stone exterior, The Lamb Inn at Hindon is a great choice if you're looking for a traditional country pub. The lawned beer garden is found across the road from the pub and gives you a good view of the pretty pub itself. There is plenty of space for children to run around in the garden while you choose what to enjoy from the extensive menus. We think their Sunday Lunches are not to be missed!

What's your favourite Wiltshire beer garden? Let us know in the comments below. 




  1. Servalan
    Wiltshire is one of our favourite counties, so it is great to have some suggestions for town and country pubs we haven’t tried yet. Cheers!
  2. Lee Garner Jr
    Can't believe The Barge at Bradford-on-Avon hasn't been included!

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