There's only a few, precious weekends left of summer. Our days of sitting in beer gardens in 2014 are well and truly numbered. To make sure you make the most of it, Let There Be Beer has brought us the ultimate guide to the best beer gardens around the UK.

Their panel of experts, made up of members of the BBPA and beer sommeliers, have chosen the 5 best British beer gardens every man should visit:


Brel – Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8JS

With its charming cobbled streets and twinkling fairy lights, Ashton Lane has always proved a popular drinking hub for the Scots, and Brel has been well-loved fixture here for quite some time.

The Belgian themed bar boasts an endless variety of beers, and has tables out the front and a beautiful beer garden out the back. The trees light up at night-time for added atmosphere - you'll want to stay right into the wee hours of the morning.


Rain Bar – 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JG

Contrary to its namesake, the multi-award winning Rain Bar proves to be the perfect place to sup a cold one in the sunshine. Come here if you want to experience 'an unashamedly Manchurian feel' or simply to admire the beautiful riverside view along the Rochdale Canal.

If you get hungry, there's some classic British pub grub such as sausages and mash or a generous-sized burger, all of which can be enjoyed with a fine selection of CASK ales.

Ohso Social – 250a King's Road, Brighton, BN1 1NB

This epic seaside beer garden is perfectly located along the famous Brighton Pier, and what better way to spend your lazy summer afternoons than with a beer on the beach? You can feast on a traditional seaside fish & chips, or if you're really feeling in holiday mode, you can chose from a wide selection of Spanish cuisine that goes perfectly with your pint.

Duke of Edinburgh - 204 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8AG

The Duke of Edinburgh combines the traditional British pub atmosphere with a quirky hipster twist. Highlights include the free pasta night and the legendary pub quiz, but best of all is the massive beer garden. Complete with big leafy trees, cosy gas heaters, a wide screen T.V. to catch the football over the summer of sporting events and sausages roasting on a BBQ, what more could you need on a warm summer night?

Buffalo – 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY

Buffalo features an eclectic mix of music, and with everything from Rock, Indie, House and Drum 'n' Bass, you're guaranteed a top quality night out here. But what makes this place extra special is the late night beer garden – with 80 seats it's big yet still intimate, and often there's a live acoustic set or a DJ playing, bringing that festival feeling to Cardiff.


As for the rest of the world, make sure you pick up this month's mag for Around The World In 12 Beers, FHM's guide to the dozen bestest, most delicious beers around right now.