LANCASHIRE RECOMMENDS - 5 great beer gardens

The Twelve Tellers, Church Street, Preston
The Twelve Tellers, Church Street, Preston
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The summer may not quite be with us yet, but that's no excuse to not search out some of the wonderful beer gardens in Lancashire.

Here are five recommended beer gardens in Lancashire - let us know if we've missed any.

The Dolphin Inn, Marsh Lane, Longton

The Dolphin Inn, Marsh Lane, Longton

The Twelve Tellers, Church Street, Preston. PR1 3BQ

Perhaps not the obvious choice for a recommended beer garden...but bear with us! This imposing grade II listed building stood empty for several years and was last occupied by the TSB, which moved into the premises in the early 1990s. Until then, it had been occupied by the Preston Savings Bank. The Baroque-style building was purpose built for the bank and opened in July 1907. Its beer garden(round the back)has a fantastic view of Preston Guild Hall in the heart of the city.

The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP

Close to Avenham Park and the Ribble Ribble, this legendary pub is just a brief walk away from the city centre and adjacent to picturesque park land.

The Grapes, Wrea Green, near Preston. PR4 2PH

Adelightful 19th century country pub in the picturesque Lancashire village of Wrea Green overlooking the village green and duck pond.

The Derby Arms, Treales. Church Road, near Kirkham, Preston, PR4 3SH,

Lovely countryside setting with far reaching views from the beer garden, but not too far off the beaten track. Food and Robinsons Ales.

The Dolphin Inn, Marsh Lane, Longton. PR4 5JY

A lovely country pub with good beer and food with fantastic views overlooking Longton Marsh.