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10 Best Beer Gardens In West London

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Best Beer Gardens in West London. This Top 10 guide for beer gardens covers the best of outdoor drinking and dining in and around Notting Hill, Hammersmith, Ealing, Chiswick, Shepherd’s Bush, Earl’s Court, Fulham, Maida Vale, Kensington, or Parson’s Green. Beer gardens near the river, beers gardens cooking up fresh BBQ meats, beer gardens with giant Jenga and Ibizan style sun terraces, and beer gardens which will suit the most avid of sports fans.

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Shepherds Bush
Bar / Restaurant

Expect to see Alice in Wonderland chasing after rabbits when you visit this Ravenscourt Park beer garden. This pub has one of the most original and inspiring beer gardens in all of London. A square piece of manicured lawn (much like that of a bowling green) is the centre piece, filled with deck chairs, bean bags and lined with seaside huts. There's also giant Jenga to play, picnic benches, bunting, an outdoor bar, and, more towards the pub itself, the Mediterranean sun terrace complete with soft colourful cushions and stool covered decking. You can put your full faith in the wine list because it has been expertly put together by a Master of Wine. Glass of white anyone?

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Modern British

What this pub lacks in actual garden in relation to its beer garden, it certainly makes up for in beer. Putting the beer into beer garden, this west London pub boasts one of the largest and most comprehensive ranges of draught, cask, keg and bottled beers. 8 casks, and 135 variety of bottle beers from all over the world, including some rare and vintage tipples. There's also an American beer festival in July and a European Beer festival in August, so all beer-loving CAMRA members will want to head to the small, yet sunny patio beer garden (with BBQ, benches and canopies) at what is affectionately known as The Sloaney Pony to explore the world's libations.

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Bar / Restaurant

Conveniently placed on the Kings Road, this is the perfect garden for west London lovelies to bask in the sun. When the British sun does shine, you'd better slather yourself in factor 50 because the Jam Tree's wooden decking beer garden is a veritable sun trap, boasting all day rays that are just Made In Chelsea. Even when the sun's not out, the Jam Tree have it covered with outdoor heating. Add to this an outside bar, a BBQ, regular spit roasts, and overall alfresco capacity for 200 so you won't be fighting for space. One of the best beer gardens in London for checking out hot young talent too, for those of a single disposition.

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Bar / Restaurant

Sat on west London's diminutive piece of green grass is quiet this pub, perfect for Sunday lunches with the parents or a cosy night with a loved one. The pub doesn't look this big from the front and yet inside it's a labyrinth of old school charm. During the summer, escape the hustle and bustle of London in the pub's whopper of a rear beer garden. Enclosed within a brick wall, it's large and leafy and seats about 170 sun worshippers on a hot day. We like this pub because it is oft overlooked, tucked just off the Shepherds Bush road. Chilled jazz music slides from the speakers as smoothly as the beer from the taps. Ample seating at candle lit tables is available in this deceptively large pub.

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Notting Hill

I am not a Hobbit, but if I were, this Notting Hill stop off would be the perfect pub for me due to its quirky little doorways and secret wooden panels. Being a tall chap, I prefer to sit outside in the heated beer garden, especially as it has its own beer garden bar. No need to go back inside, see! A great selection of beers and ciders to be had plus the gastropub food is clearly a big draw, hence the large Sunday crowds. The best beer garden for living or visiting the Kensington, Notting Hill, Holland Park triangle.

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Bar / Restaurant / Hotel

This large modern landscape beer garden has serried rows of picnic benches, wooden chairs, and comfortably cushioned cane seating to use whilst basking in the summer sun. it is one of west London's largest beer gardens and, as such, provides more than just ample sun-facing room. It hosts lots of BBQs and hog roasts during the summer months so alfresco dining is practically law. Or, if the mood suits, the traditional menu in the pub has a superb chef's specials selection and Sunday roasts are highly recommended. And only a couple of minutes from West Ealing station too. And inside the pub, there's always something going on: live football; quiz nights; jazz bands; salsa evenings; even comedy.

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The annual Oxford Vs Cambridge Boat Race is obviously a big draw for this pub and beer garden for one day of the year, but what of the warmer summer months? Miraculously balancing traditional English pub with metro chic, this riverside gem, perched between Hammersmith & Chiswick, scores full marks for its charming food and bonus points for the lush desserts. It also makes full use of its lavish location next to the water with weekend BBQs in the large beer garden. Picnic benches and umbrella canopies available as standard. Well behaved children and dogs are welcome to bring their parents! The pub has also reopened its Skittle Alleys. We advise booking ahead to enjoy this old pub game.

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Bar / Restaurant

This modernised Victorian pub can get a little busy when Fulham Football Club (around the corner) are playing at home, and being so close to the River Thames it gets even more crowded when the Oxford-Cambridge boat race approaches the Surrey bend, but west London and river views have been best friends for epochs, and this pub is no exception; there aren't many more perfect vistas to be found in London's beer gardens. The summer barbecue menu includes bottles of prosecco, lemon & garlic roast rotisserie chicken, and a Portobello mushroom & halloumi burger with jalapeño relish. The garden is quite fancy too, so don't expect just the classic picnic bench type affair.

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