As temperatures soar to 30 degrees in Cirencester today, many people will be looking for a nice beer garden where they can enjoy a refreshing glass of something nice.

We thought we would help you make the most of the sunshine with our pick of six of the best beer gardens in and around Cirencester. 

The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton

This 400-year-old hunting lodge on Minchinhampton Common provides a beautiful setting and is ideal for any season. But with one of the best beer gardens around, the views out onto the common are quite stunning in the summer, and the food and relaxed atmosphere at The Lodge attracts people from all over the country.

Golden Cross Inn, Cirencester

Situated on the towns Black Jack Street, The Golden Cross Inn has a sun trapped garden that is perfect for enjoying a bite to eat, a glass of Pimms or a pint of Arkell’s Brewery beer.

When walking into the venue you would be unaware this beautiful space exists and surprises many a visitor.  The garden was renovated in 2016 to allow more space and level what has become a town favourite.

The Royal Oak, Tetbury

This charming and stylish Tetbury pub comes with a spacious and relaxing courtyard and garden that really entices you in during the summer months. With a friendly local crowd and a pint of well-kept real ale, you can’t go wrong at the Royal Oak.

Twelve Bells, Cirencester

If you’re looking for colour, The Twelve Bells is your answer. Maintained and owned by Steve and Carole Mutlow the beer garden is awash with flowers. The pub specialises in real ales with an ever changing selection from breweries large and small across the country but keeping a good local presence at all times.

The Crown Inn, Cirencester

A hub for all ages, The Crown Inn, West Market Place, has a bustling courtyard garden that can also be seen and accessed via Swan Yard. Another Arkell’s Brewery owned pub you are assured of a good pint of beer.

They also have guest ales and kitchen that serves food all day so you will not go hungry or thirsty here and could be tempted to stay for more than the one pint.. 

Téatro Restaurant and Bar, Cirencester

One of the largest outdoor spaces in the town, Téatro has become popular with drinkers and diners alike. Book a table for a pint or a glass of wine or for some of chef Pierre’s excellent a la carte or bar snacks.

Téatro is linked to Ingleside House and Barn Theatre so while enjoying your evening or afternoon tipple you may be treated to some outdoor arts as throughout August, Barnfest, a celebration of outdoor theatre gets underway.   They have also recently announced that they are now open Wednesday’s from 4pm to take part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.