WHEN the sun is shining on a hot summer’s day, not much beats a cold, refreshing drink in a beer garden.

A drink or two al fresco with family and friends is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather.

But where is the best beer garden in Warrington?

Which pub, restaurant or café is your favourite place to enjoy a pint or a glass of wine outdoors with a few bar snacks?

Last week, we asked for your beer garden nominations and you sent us your favourite places.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 12 places that are ideal for a drink al fresco in a bid to find Warrington’s Best Beer Garden.

And don’t forget that if you fill in the coupon inside this week’s Warrington Guardian and email it to us, it gives five votes to your favourite.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Beer Garden post on our Warrington Guardian Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Warrington Guardian (June 13 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsuqest.co.uk - please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different entry submitted. For full terms and conditions go to newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions).

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, June 16.

We will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


The Ferry Tavern

The Ferry Tavern

The Ferry Tavern, Penketh

This popular place has taken the Best Beer Garden title two years in a row – can they make it three?

One regular said: “Past sightings while enjoying a drink have been white ducklings, hovering owls and a seal!”

For more details go to facebook.com/theferrytavern

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Odyssey, Bold Street

One review on their Facebook page said: “Top bar, top vibes!

“Such a nice place and we can’t wait to come back.”

For more details go to facebook.com/theodysseywarrington

Warrington Sports Club

Warrington Sports Club

Warrington Sports Club, Walton Lea Road, Warrington

This popular place is always busy especially when the sun’s out.

You can even watch live sport and live music while you enjoy your drink.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100049358842115

The Woodlands

The Woodlands

The Woodlands, Great Sankey

One review on their Facebook page said: “Great family pub that’s friendly with welcoming staff.”

Another recommendation said that “the garden is clean and well-kept and there are always beautiful, colourful flowers.”

For more details go to facebook.com/TheWoodiesPub

The Hatton Arms

The Hatton Arms

The Hatton Arms, Hatton

One nomination said: “The garden a real asset to the village.

“The fact the food is amazing and the staff are so hard working is just a bonus.

“Sitting out there enjoying a drink always cheers me up.”

For more details go to hattonarms.co.uk

The Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese, Knutsford Road

One nomination said: “The amount of work that has gone into improving the pub and outdoor space had been nothing short of fantastic.”

Another praised the “beautiful plants, seating and brand new outdoor stage”.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057184040610

London Bridge

London Bridge

London Bridge Inn, London Road, Stockton Heath

One reviewer said: “I say London Bridge is the best!”

Another said: “A lovely pub with a great beer garden.”

For more details go to facebook.com/LondonBridgeinn

The Maltings

The Maltings

The Maltings, Old Hall

The food and drink all gets a huge thumbs up at The Maltings especially when it’s enjoyed in the beer garden.

Why not stop off for a quick drink on a sunny afternoon walk through Sankey Valley Park – dogs are welcome!

For more details go facebook.com/maltingswarrington

The Seven Woods

The Seven Woods

The Seven Woods, Westbrook

One nomination said: “Nothing beats The Seven Woods.

“They know how to make people feel at home.”

For more details go to facebook.com/SevenWoodsWestbrook

The Pickering Arms

The Pickering Arms

The Pickering Arms, Thelwall

The sun terrace welcomes visitors to The Pickering Arms.

Fancy drinks and a bite to eat in the sunshine?

For more details go to facebook.com/pickeringarmsthelwall

The Kings Head

The Kings Head

The Kings Head, Winwick Street

One review on their Facebook page said: “Best pub ever and it’s always full of great friendly people, great bar staff and has a great atmosphere.”

For more details go to facebook.com/kingshead123

The Rams Head

The Rams Head

The Rams Head, Church Lane, Grappenhall

One customer said there’s “a great outside area” here and another loved their alfresco terrace space.

There are sunny spots and shady retreats – perfect for the whole family.

For more details go to facebook.com/TheGrappenhallRamsHead