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We’re sure you’ve heard the good news – from 12 April 2021, pub gardens and terraces can reopen once again for groups of six, providing it’s safe to do so.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens and alfresco dining in Shropshire, to get you in the mood for a nice cold pint in the spring sunshine. We can almost taste the cider now…


The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel – Bishops Castle

This south Shropshire hotel garden boasts incredible views of the Shropshire hills. The menu at The Castle Hotel is a mix of traditional pub favourites. Also, the garden is comfortably shaded by vine-covered arbours for those sunnier afternoons.

The Castle Hotel will open 12th April.


Fishmore Hall

Sandwiched between Ludlow and the Shropshire hills, the garden at Fishmore Hall offers a little suntrap oasis to compliment your favourite tipple. With delicious light bites and hearty burgers on the menu, the garden at Fishmore is the perfect post-lockdown outing.

The Garden at Fishmore Hall will open 12pm – 7pm daily from 12th April.


The Lion & Pheasant

Tucked away in the heart of Shrewsbury, The Lion & Pheasant’s sister bar, Ernest & Co offers a cosy garden with delightful tapas and cheeky cocktails. Not to mention, the garden is protected from the elements and heated for those chillier evenings.

Beer Garden at Lion & Pheasant

Ernest & Co opens from 12th April 12pm-9pm


The Balcony at Hencote

Rather than a traditional beer garden, The Balcony at Hencote opens out into the vineyard, with some of the best views in Shropshire. On a sunny spring day, book a table on the lower deck and soak up the sunshine. On the other hand, for cooler afternoons and evenings, try the upper deck for weatherproof and heated alfresco dining.


Alfresco Dining

The Balcony at Hencote will reopen from the 16th April


The Cross Keys – Kinnerley

Just outside of Oswestry you’ll find The Cross Keys at Kinnerley. This country pub offers stunning food from high-quality chefs cooking to a Michelin star standard with the best of local produce. In addition, if you’re a fan of Shropshire beers and ales, the brilliant hand-selected range on offer at The Cross Keys means drinkers can sup the best of real ales.

The Cross Keys at Kinnerley reopens on the 12th April


The Pheasant at Neenton 

Located just outside of Bridgnorth, The Pheasant at Neenton opened their doors for outdoor dining on the 16th of April. Choose between the Dining Terrace or Orchard Garden with an exciting new ‘small plates’ style menu on offer. Book your table here

Where have you booked for your post-lockdown outing?

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