The Best Beer Gardens in Birmingham, UK

The Bureau's rooftop terrace | © The Bureau/Facebook
The Bureau's rooftop terrace | © The Bureau/Facebook
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer22 February 2017

Let’s face it, we all love a good beer garden. Thankfully, Birmingham has loads of them, as well as rooftop terraces where you can pass the time away on a sunny afternoon. Here are some of the best!

The Plough, Harborne

Pub, British, Pub Grub, $$$

This country-style pub in the quaint south Birmingham village of Harborne has a cosy beer garden out back, perfect for enjoying an ice-cold beer and stone-baked pizza in the sun.

The Prince of Wales, Moseley

Pub, Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
MoTiki bar, Prince of Wales garden
MoTiki bar, Prince of Wales garden | ©

We’re not exaggerating when we say the Prince‘s beer garden has it all. Not only is the beer garden heated, meaning you can enjoy it all year round, but it has its own separate cocktail bar, cigar and wine sheds, a food hut with local trader Chillidogdogs serving up grub and it’s all rounded off by table service. Nice.

The Lord Clifden, Jewellery Quarter

This bustling Jewellery Quarter pub boasts a rather large beer garden with its own unique identities. It’s got a BBQ area, flat screen TV, cool artwork to gaze at and its own postbox!

Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B19 3DL, England, UK, +44 121 523 7515

Gosta Green, city centre

Pub, British, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub
Possibly the only beer garden with an outdoor pool table, the Gosta Green pub, with its heated beer garden sits prettily on Aston University campus. With plentiful big screens, a rather large drinks selection and a popular menu, expect to catch all of your favourite sports here.

Marco Pierre White’s at the Cube, city centre

Restaurant, Bar, Steakhouse, $$$
Marco Pierre White's restaurant
Marco Pierre White's restaurant | © MPW/Facebook

For some of the best views of the city, head to Marco Pierre White’s bar in The Cube. Its rooftop terrace offers stunning panoramic skyline views of Birmingham and the bartenders can knock up a mean mojito too.

The Duke Inn, Sutton Coldfield

Pub, British, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
The Duke Inn dates back to 1853, and is the last traditional public house left in Sutton Coldfield. This pub is a tucked away gem off the main Birmingham Road, and has a rather large, grassy beer garden out the back to get lost in during those summer months.

The Jekyll & Hyde, Jewellery Quarter

The Jekyll & Hyde is up there with the quirkiest and most unique pubs in Birmingham, and its beer garden is suitably Alice in Wonderland-themed. Here you’ll find cocktails served in mini bath tubs and drinks on draught aplenty, so grab a seat outside and let your imagination run wild.

28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ, England, UK, +44 121 236 0345

The Old Crown, Digbeth

Cafe, Pub, Contemporary, $$$
The Old Crown's beer garden
The Old Crown's beer garden | © Old Crown/Facebook

Famously known as the oldest pub in the city, and dating all the way back to 1368, The Old Crown’s cool beer garden is backed by a splendour of urban concrete. This isn’t just any old beer garden though; there are regular DJs out back and street food traders too!

The British Oak, Stirchley

Bar, Pub, British, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
Recently refurbished, this Grade II listed pub has a beer garden which can be enjoyed at all times. Its horseshoe pavilion leads out to a 300-capacity marquee, which is a great way to wish away the time, while its outdoor Tiki Bar serves up some of the best cocktails Birmingham has to offer.

The Bureau, city centre

Bar, British, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, 0
The Bureau's rooftop terrace
The Bureau's rooftop terrace | © The Bureau/Facebook
The Bureau is set in a stunning Victorian high-rise building nestled between offices and banks on Colmore Row. Climb its spiral staircase to reach the jewel in this bar’s crown, its rooftop terrace.

The Button Factory, Jewellery Quarter

Another rooftop terrace (Birmingham has quite a few of these!) awaits you at the top of The Button Factory. Grab a pint and head to the terrace for great views of a plethora of historic buildings across the Jewellery Quarter.

25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH, England, UK, +44 121 236 4653

The Bell, Harborne

Pub, British, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
The Bell's historic beer garden
The Bell's historic beer garden | © The Bell/Facebook
It’s hard to believe that a suburban south Brum village is home to a pub like this. This traditional timber boozer backs on to a fully functional bowling green, with its quaint beer garden offering great views over the green grass ahead of it.

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