The Best Beer Gardens in Worcestershire

Scaling from the immense city of Worcester to the quaint hamlet of Oldwood, the vibrant town of Droitwich Spa to the delightful village of Ombersley, there is a beer garden to suit everyone’s tastes. The county of Worcestershire is well known for its spectacular countryside, beautiful attractions and bustling towns, but we all know that a welcoming drinkery is the icing on the cake.

Whether it’s modern and stylish or traditional and rural, this list looks at the best places to spend those cold winter days or relax in the blazing summer heat.

The Mug House

This traditional, family-kept pub is tucked away in the countryside of Claines and has the sweet charms of a welcoming beer garden. With a nearby church and a historical backstory to the pub, it has an energetic atmosphere which attracts a diverse amount of people (and dogs).

The Fleece Inn

Deep within the quaint village of Bretforton, lies The Fleece Inn. Popular amongst ale lovers and a welcoming atmosphere for families, this place oozes English history. The beer garden has all the characteristics of a rural environment and invites everyone to experience it for themselves.

Gardeners Arms

Found on Vines Lane, Droitwich, the Gardener’s Arms is a seventeenth century styled pub with a canal-side beer garden. Patrons can bask in the beauty of the River Salwarpe while indulging on an extensive range of food and drink, from Worcestershire pie to Greek pizza.

Kings Arms

Tucked away in the charming village of Ombersley, this traditional pub welcomes all its customers with finesse and elegance. A cosy log fire takes up the centre of the pubs interior for the chilly winter days and a luxurious beer garden for the sizzling summer. The Kings Arms is the perfect place to go to enjoy some al fresco wining and dining.

The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn sits within the hamlet of Oldwood and is well known for its cosy, welcoming interior. Alongside its exquisite decor, the front and back beer garden is perfect to enjoy a refreshing drink. Living up to the pub’s name, there is a small fountain near the entrance which is a peak feature for all visiting patrons.

The Bell

Serving tasty food, refreshing drinks and great hospitality, The Bell is located in the quaint village of Lower Broodheath. At the back of the pub is an impressive beer garden to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a pint. There are also nearby attractions to enjoy such as, The Elgar Museum, Worcester Racecourse and the general town of Worcester.

The Old Beams

A beautifully designed fifteenth century pub just a short walk from the town of Stourport-on-Severn, The Old Beams is the perfect place to relax. Proud of their Mediterranean styled food, gluten free meals and vegetarian dishes, customers give positive feedback every time.

Eagle and Sun

Situated along the Worcester canal in the town of Droitwich, this small pub is a wonderful place to chill-out in the approaching summer days. Approachable by both car and commuting, the Eagle and Sun is also accessible for hikers by the canal side walkway and is the perfect stop for a quick, refreshing drink.

The Queens Head

Near the town of Bromsgrove, The Queens Head overlooks the Worcestershire canal. Boasting a gorgeous beer garden with an outdoor tepee to enjoy some al-fresco dining, this is the perfect place to bring friends and family. Join the fun with live music, barbeques and delicious wood-fired pizzas this summer.

The Vernon Arms

While you’re popping into the city of Bromsgrove, treat yourself and escape to The Vernon Arms for some home-cooked food and a refreshing drink. Located in the village of Hanbury, this place features a modern outside patio area and a large bar inside, ensuring there is plenty of room to sit and socialise with friends.

The Bowling Green

Located in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, this traditional pub has a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. With classic pub games such as, darts and pool, live music and a bowling green, there is something to entertain everyone here. Enjoy sunny days in the outdoor seating area and choose from a wide selection of drinks ranging from coffee to real ale.

The Brewers Arms

Tucked away in the hills of Malvern, this quaint pub features a cosy beer garden with astonishing views of the Worcestershire countryside. Sit back with a cold pint and watch as the sun sets against a spectacular skyline. Enjoy classic pub food and real ale with a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Diglis House

In terms of location, this place has it all. Known as ‘the country house hotel in the city’, the Diglis House is the perfect place to escape to if you need that well-earned break. Be amazed with their large beer garden and the consistent, fine dining. Situated on the bank of the River Severn, customers can marvel at fabulous views from the inside or outside.

The Queens at Belbroughton

The Queens is a stylish, smart pub located in the archaic village of Belbroughton. This sixteenth century building has a warm and inviting atmosphere and has a range of different menus to cater for everyone’s needs. To get you in the mood for summer, there are some fun, upcoming events such as, Gin Tasting Evening and Wine & Dine.

The Crown Inn

Set in the charming village of Hallow, The Crown Inn is the ideal place to spend time with family and friends. They serve locally sourced pub food and a range of diverse drinks, from summery, exotic cocktails to rich, wintery ales. Customers are promised to have a memorable and fun experience here, with a lovely beer garden to unwind in.

Browns at the Quay

Serving fresh, home-cooked food and a diverse amount of beverages, Browns at the Quay is positioned right on the bank of the River Seven. Boasting a stylish interior which serves as a great place to socialise, this place offers the ultimate bar experience. The converted river-side warehouse also has an outside terrace to relax in and enjoy some al-fresco dining.

The Chase Inn

Experience a ‘little piece of Old England’ in The Chase Inn, situated in Upper Colwall. A hiker’s paradise, this place is tucked right within the Malvern Hills and offers grandeur views of the Black Mountains. Relax with a cold, refreshing pint and some tasty pub grub in the delightful beer garden.

The Wyche Inn

Speaking of amazing views, The Wyche Inn offers its patrons incredible sights of the Worcestershire countryside, against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills. Watch as the sun sets in the serene beer garden while relishing a refreshing drink. There is also a spacious bar area inside with all the traditional pub games for guests to enjoy.

Monkey House

For all the cider-lovers out there, this is the ideal place for you. Enjoy a traditional ale, served the old-fashioned way in this black and white thatched cottage, located in the ancient village of Defford. This pub is more spacious outside than in, with a floral beer garden to relax in and a quaint bar area to grab the next drink. Opening times can vary, call (01386) 750234 for more info. tripadvisor/monkeyhouse

Camp House

A very old traditional family-run pub in a tranquil setting next to the river with peacocks strutting around. Don’t expect mod cons, a dying breed of pub and some great real ales on tap.

The Nags Head

Set in the green and vibrant hills of Malvern, this pub is the ideal place for an invigorating drink after a long hike. A traditionally designed interior with exposed beams and open fires is perfect for the cold, winter days, but for those hot ones, a seat in the heavenly beer garden will do just the trick.

The Holt Fleet

A hidden treasure within the landscape of Worcestershire, The Holt Fleet has a homely, welcoming atmosphere both inside and out. Situated on the bank of the River Severn, this family-owned drinkery is set on an astonishing 14 acres of land. Enjoy the fresh, country air of Worcestershire, while sitting in the impressive beer garden and admiring the beautiful scenery.

St John’s Wine Rooms

Recently established, St John’s Wine Rooms offers a unique wine bar experience in the heart of Bromsgrove. Offering quality service, fine wines and delicious food, this place take pride in having a large rooftop terrace where you can enjoy scenic views of the town of Bromsgrove.

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The Old Rectifying House

The city of Worcester is home to The Old Rectifying House opposite the river. It’s an easy-going drinkery and restaurant with a spacious terrace garden. Enjoy a range of delicious menus from vegan to steaks and experience their speciality, the distilled alcohol beverages. Djs often play chilled out disco, house, funk and soul until late.

The Firefly

Nestled right in the city centre of Worcester, The Firefly is a chilled-out pub with a young and chic style. With a smokehouse themed cuisine, the pub features an excellent selection of craft beer and real ale. Live music and open mic nights entertain the locals, with a charming beer garden to relax in.

Cardinal’s Hat

Built in the fourteenth century, making this Worcester’s oldest pub, the Cardinal’s Hat is packed with a historical aura as soon as you step through the door. Located within the heart of the city and just a short walk from Worcester’s biggest attractions, grabbing a drink here will make the day go a lot smoother. The exterior is in the ancient Tudor style, inside is cosy and historic with a small modern beer garden out back.

Bolero Bar & Kitchen

An independent daytime and evening premium venue, situated at 34 Foregate Street Worcester. Bolero Bar & Kitchen offers high quality casual dining and an unrivaled choice of drinks ranging from specially selected beers, wines and champagnes to cocktails and cognacs in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a small seating area both out front and also at the back of the bar which is ideal for sneaking away on a sunny summer’s evening. www.bolerobar/worcester

The Plough

Situated in the heart of Worcester, The Plough is the ideal pit stop for anyone who is exploring the historic city. A variety of drinks are served, including, real ales, local cider and up to 30 selections of malt whiskey. This pub is minutes away from the splendid Worcestershire Cathedral and carries all the features of a traditional and friendly city pub.












There you have it, whatever the weather, rain or shine, cold or hot, taking a trip to any of these beer gardens is a wonderful way to spend your day. Socialise, bring friends and family, but most of all, have fun enjoying your favourite food and drinks in some of Worcestershire’s finest drinkeries!

Article by Laura Bourne for Grapevine Worcestershire @LauraBourne96

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