Depending on how much you trust the weather forecasters, we’re in for a hot summer. Roman Road’s pubs have some brilliant beer gardens and we’ve rounded up some of the best.
So pull yourself a pint, shove some fruit in a Pimms, slice a grapefruit for a G&T, put some fizz in your cordial, slap a burger in a bun, slather yourself in factor 50, and get outside.
The Morgan Arms
Find their secret garden at the back of the pub where you can catch the afternoon sun. Previously a favourite haunt of the Kray twins, this is now the perfect place for a Pimms in the summer. The kitchen now also serves brilliant brunch on the weekends.
Find The Morgan Arms at 43 Morgan St, E3 5AA
The Green Goose
The walled, south-facing beer garden gets the sunshine all day long. It can be booked for events including bottomless brunch, and viewings of the World Cup and Wimbledon, broadcasted on their mobile TVs. Watch with a G&T in hand, chosen from one of their London-based gin distillers.
Find The Green Goose at 112 Anglo Road, E3 5HD.
Right on Roman Road, this local spot has a secret south-facing beer garden. It’s packed with blooming flowers and is the perfect place to catch the evening sun.
Find the Young Price at 448 Roman Road, E3 5LU.
The Palm Tree
This might not have a formal beer garden, but the grass next to the canal does a very good job. Grab a pint from the traditional East End boozer, lie in the sun next to the water, and watch the barge boats go by. And because you’re out in the park, you can catch the sun all day.
Find the Palm Tree at 127 Grove Road, E3 5RP.
Take your pick between the balcony or the beer garden to catch the afternoon sun. Overlooking Vicky Park, this is the perfect place for a Pimms or a fizzy elderflower after a long Saturday walk. Or try them on a Sunday for a mean roast.
Find The Crown at 223 Grove Road, E3 5SN.
Watch the world go by from the picnic benches outside The Camel on Sugar Loaf Walk. Debbie, the landlady, is a local favourite, hosting great beer tasting evenings and party nights. Get there for lunchtime to catch the summer sun.
Find The Camel at 277 Globe Road, E2 OJD.
The beer garden at the Lord Tredegar gets the sunshine all day long. But if you fancy a bit of shade, sit under the canopy that extends from the restaurant or sip a cider beneath their sun umbrellas. Join them on Tuesdays for their pub quiz.
Find the Lord Tredegar at 50 Lichfield Road, E3 5AL.
The patio garden at The Coborn is south facing, so gets the sun from noon onwards. Keep an eye out for their summer BBQs once a month, but tables are hot, hot, hot so get their early to grab one. In the summer months, they recommend one of their blood orange gin and tonics, with a slice of pink grapefruit and rosemary bunch.
Find The Coborn at 8 Coborn Road, E3 2DA.
This news is hot off the press, but NOLA has just opened their secret rooftop terrace. A total suntrap, this is the perfect place to sip on cocktails and get a delicious plate of nibbles.
Find NOLA at 107 Roman Road, E2 0QN.
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