It’s a quintessentially English thing to flock to a beer garden as soon as there’s any sight of the sun – because it doesn’t appear that often! Whether you’re looking to kick back on a bank holiday or take advantage of the English rarity that is sun, here are some of the best beer gardens and terraces in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Not your typical beer garden as such, As You Like It’s outdoor terrace offers something unique with its private, lofty garden. The terrace is part of As You Like It’s many rooms and is available to hire with your own bar, waiting staff and secluded space.
One of Newcastle’s self-proclaimed ‘best kept secrets’, The Tyne Bar can be found beneath the redbrick arch of Glasshouse Bridge. You won’t need to worry about the elements here as part of the garden is sheltered by the bridge, making a beer in the rain a perfectly acceptable thing.
In one of the most picturesque spots in the city, Pitcher & Piano offers superb views across the Quayside. With a couple of outdoor terraces that directly face the River Tyne, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better spot for summer relaxing with a glass of wine.
Another central Newcastle venue with a recently refurbished terrace area, Bonbar is one of the city’s finest restaurants and late night bars. A favourite with celebrities including Little Mix, Bonbar’s outdoor seating area is well covered so there’s no need to worry about the rain ruining an afternoon tipple!
Newcastle is a popular location in The Botanist’s ever growing arm of bars – with one of the strings to its impressive bow being a roof terrace! Set in the top two floors of Newcastle’s bustling Monument Mall, its rooftop terrace boasts a bar, table service and stunning views of the city to boot.