Here are five of the best beer gardens in Lancashire

If the weather outside isn't frightful... get out and enjoy a cold beer in one of these beer gardens

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 7:00 am
If the sun is shining, why not get out and support your local pub beer garden

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Cosmopolitan, St Georges Street, Chorley The Cosmopolitan is a modern smart/casual restaurant, wine and cocktail bar situated in Chorley that serves globally inspired food. Its bookings only for food and drink at the moment, but a chance to be seated in their beautiful outdoor courtyard is a must. This is a smart paved outdoor area, with comfy sofas, rattan furniture and tropical greenery. As the cocktail bar is open for table service/takeaway bottled cocktails, you may purchase drinks from the bar and drink them outside in the courtyard. For more information visit
The Inn at Whitewell, Forest of Bowland, near Clitheroe The Inn is perfectly located for those who like to revel in the beauty of the fell or moorland. This can be more passively enjoyed with a glass of wine by the fire or in the river side garden. This beautiful area overlooks open fields, is set aside a river and with views of rolling hills in the distance, you would be hard-pressed to find a better beer garden anywhere else in Lancashire. At the moment bookings must be taken for food and drink. Visit their website for more details at or on Facebook

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The Plungington Hotel, Lytham Road, Preston Situated in the heart of Fulwood The Plungington Hotel is a vibrant and popular independent local pub. During the lockdown they have been working hard to improve the outdoor area to make it more comfortable for visitors. Reservations must be made in advance - even if you are only visiting for drinks. For tables outdoors, the maximum size can be eight people, but they must all be part of one or two different households. For a mixture of people from more than two households, you can book a table of a maximum size for six people, outdoors only. All tables are booked for three and a half hours. To book visit
The Royal at Heysham, Main Street, Heysham The Royal at Heysham began life in the 16th century as a grain store before being transformed into a pub a century later. Even better, the large beer garden features an outdoor bar. Find out more at
The Ship at Freckleton, Bunker Street, Freckleton The Ship at Freckleton, has a large beer garden which provides fantastic views across Freckleton Marsh - a great spot for bird lovers. It is also an early stop on The Coastal Walk from Freckleton to Lytham St Annes. Tables must be booked at this popular pub. Visit their website to check out the menu and book your place - or call 01772 965230.