Outdoor drinking

For an alfresco pint, these places are hard to beat.
The Spaniards Inn, London
The Spaniards Inn, established circa 1585, is a pub soaked in history. Dick Turpin's father was landlord here in the 18th century, it was referenced in Dicken's Pickwick Papers and Keats allegedly wrote his Ode to a Nightingale in the garden. Housed in a charming grade II listed building, the...
Ye Olde White Harte, Hull
Kingston-upon-Hull has had its share of bad press, but is now firmly on the up thanks to town-centre development and the success of its sports teams. Dating from the 1550s, and essentially unchanged since, this lovely...
Gloucester Arms, Bristol
Located in the Horfield area on the very northern edge of Bristol, but a stone's throw from the border with South Gloucestershire (hence, we presume, the name), the Gloucester Arms is a large, airy pub - akin to a barn - of the type which were all the rage a few years back. On our visit, however,...