So what better way to make the most of the warmth and sunshine than to enjoy a drink in one of our area’s great beer gardens. Here are 13 we recommend visiting:
This drinking hole boasts a selection of Fullers beers and a beer garden that can seat up to 60 people.
Nestled away on Cromwell Road, this beer garden is something of a hidden gem.
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Looking out on to The Square from the front and boasting a beer garden to the rear, this is a pleasant place to spend a sunny afternoon or evening
As landlord Chris Vaux would tell you, there is much to smile about the the Lord John Russell's beer garden in Albert Road. Picture Ian Hargreaves (171680-1)
This pub hails itself as the 'home of outstanding beer and cider, great wines, mouth-watering fresh food and exceptional service'. Combine that with a beer garden and you are surely on to a winner
Often with live music on offer, this family-run pub offers traditional beers and countryside views, testament to its location in the heart of the South Downs
This 18th century pub and beer garden offers up beautiful views of Emsworth Harbour. Sally Mahoney is the landlord here. Picture: Paul Jacobs (141408-1)
It may not look substantial from its position along Hill Head Road but this drinking hole boasts a beer garden capable of seating scores of booze-lovers - all with great views of the Solent. Picture: Steve Reid
Tucked away off the beaten track that is Albert Road, this Duncan Road establishment's beer garden is full to the brim with weird and wacky trinkets to marvel over. Picture: Google Maps
This boozer reopened last year and you wouldn't be far wrong in saying it has a beer garden the size of a small park. Picture: Malcolm Wells (180618-4614)
Another pub nestled among the South Downs, this beer garden overlooks a tranquil meadow.
Formerly known as the Victoria & Albert but has recently rebranded, this suntrap takes the drinker away from the hustle and bustle of Albert Road, but still offers up a lively atmosphere in the sunshine. Picture: Sarah Standing
It may have undergone a makeover and been transformed from The White Horse but you would be hard-pressed to think of a more recognisable beer garden than this in Southsea that this pub near the Common