To celebrate the return of the pub garden, a holiday booking site has analysed thousands of reviews in 14 of the UK’s biggest cities, to reveal the best weather-proof pubs and bars that offer protection against the elements, as Brits await for indoor service to resume on the 17th May.The research identified establishments that either offer rain cover or outdoor heat, such as marquees, umbrellas, electric heaters and fire pits, which was then built into an interactive map of the top-rated beer garden spots. Members of the public are also being asked to add their own recommendations to the map, which already features more than 70 pubs and bars.
To celebrate the return of the pub garden and outdoor hospitality, holiday booking site,LateRooms.com, has analysed thousands of TripAdvisor and Google reviews to reveal the best weather-proof pubs and bars that offer protection against the elements, now that Brits can enjoy a beverage outside.
With English pubs, bars and restaurants opening this week for outdoor service and Wales and Scotland set to follow on the 26th April, LateRooms.com identified five of the best-rated pubs in14 of the UK’s biggest cities, that either offer rain cover or outdoor heat, such as marquees, umbrellas, electric heaters and fire pits.
The data was then imported into an interactive map, showing thirsty members of the public where they can go to enjoy a tipple without the risk of getting wet and cold during the British Springtime. Members of the public are also being encouraged to add their own recommendations to the map, which can be viewed here.
Below are the best-rated ‘all-weather’ pubs in five of the UK’s biggest cities:
London - Pergola Paddington
An expansive outdoor dining and bar area just a short walk from Paddington Station with fullycovered seating areas
Manchester – Escape to Freight Island
An 80,000 square foot outdoor venue with 12 kitchens, 5 bars, and 3 brand new terraces, plentyof seating and plenty of cover
Birmingham - Hennessey’s
Contemporary bar with an expansive heated outdoor area that has a large screen
Leeds - Water Lane Boathouse
Relax beside the canal at Water Lane Boathouse with its roomy outdoor area which hascovered seating areas
Liverpool - Soho Liverpool
With one of the largest outdoor terraces in Liverpool and a mix of covered areas and sun traps,Soho is an ideal spot day or night for al fresco fun.
Under current Government restrictions, pubs, bars and restaurants have been allowed to reopen their doors in England for outdoor service from April 12th, while those in Wales andScotland will have to wait until April 26th. The guidelines for reopening include there being enough space to safely enforce social distancing between tables and any external structure shave at least half (50%) of the wall areas open at all times to allow fresh air to flow through.
Matthew Fox, CEO of LateRooms, said,
“It is great that our pubs and bars are finally allowed to re-open for outdoor service, however we know how unpredictable the British weather can be, which is why we decided to hunt down some of the best all-weather outdoor spots, so Brits can safely enjoy a pint with their friends and family without fear of being washed out, or catching a chill.
“It’s clear that the public is desperate for hospitality to return to normal. At LateRooms, we have seen increasing interest for bookings as the roadmap has advanced, especially as we get closer to May 17, the date when hotels will finally be allowed to reopen and the city break can make its long awaited return. I think we all have everything crossed that restrictions continue to ease as planned!”