WHEN the sun is shining on a hot summer’s day, not much beats a cold, refreshing drink in a beer garden.

A drink or two al fresco with family and friends is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather.

But where is the best beer garden in Wirral?

Which pub, restaurant or café is your favourite place to enjoy a pint or a glass of wine outdoors with a few bar snacks?

Last week, we asked for your beer garden nominations and you sent us your favourite places.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 12 places that are ideal for a drink al fresco in a bid to find Wirral’s Best Beer Garden.

And don’t forget that if you fill in the coupon inside this week’s Wirral Globe and email it to us, it gives five votes to your favourite.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Beer Garden post on our Wirral Globe Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Wirral Globe (June 12 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk - please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different entry coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to Newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions).

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, June 16.

We will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


The Red Fox

The Red Fox

The Red Fox, Liverpool Road, Thornton Hough

This popular place has taken the Best Beer Garden for two years in a row – can they make it three?

One nomination said: “There are some lovely beer gardens but The Red Fox is definitely the best.”

For more details go to facebook.com/redfoxpub

The Tap, Eastham

The Tap, Eastham

The Tap, Ferry Road, Eastham

Regulars love the live music at The Tap while they enjoy a drink in the sunshine.

Perfect place when the weather is warm.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086549227540



Gallaghers, Chester Street, Birkenhead

Visitors love the “sunny outdoor space” and the “warm welcome at Gallaghers”.

One nomination said: “An overlooked gem of a pub with an excellent spot outside to catch the sun.”

For more details go to facebook.com/Gallagherstraditionalpub1

The Farmers Arms, Frankby

The Farmers Arms, Frankby

The Farmers Arms, Hill Bark Road, Frankby

One nomination simply said: “It’s got to be The Farmers Arms in Frankby!”

With big screens outside so customers can enjoy live sport throughout the summer, what’s not to like?

For more details go to facebook.com/thefarmersarmspub

The White Lion

The White Lion

The White Lion, Grange Road, West Kirby

One reviewer on Facebook said: “Love it here as they have amazing beers.

“The beer garden is fab and the food is brill.

“So lucky to call this my local.”

For more details go to facebook.com/TheWhiteLionWK

Dee View Inn

Dee View Inn

Dee View Inn, Dee View Road Heswall

The new outside space is already a big hit with customers.

One happy regular said: “So great to have such a hidden little gem on our doorstep.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550043252692

Shrewsbury Arms

Shrewsbury Arms

The Shrewsbury Arms, Claughton Firs, Oxton

Customers say this beer garden is “iconic”.

It’s the perfect place when the sun in shining and you’ve an ice cold drink.

For more details go to facebook.com/ShrewsburyArmsBirkenhead

The Magazine Hotel

The Magazine Hotel

The Magazine Hotel, Magazine Brow, Wallasey

One nomination said: “This is an absolute belter of a beer garden.”

Another said: “Beautiful views from the garden.”

For more details go to facebook.com/TheMagazineHotel

The Woodcote Hotel

The Woodcote Hotel

The Woodcote Hotel, Hooton Road, Hooton

One reviewer said: “The beer garden is fabulous – so pretty and dog friendly too.

“Well worth a visit.”

For more details go to facebook.com/TheWoodcoteHotel

The Black Toad

The Black Toad

The Black Toad, Market Street, Hoylake

One happy customer said: “Great seating at the front and back.”

Another said: “It’s a local gem of a bar.”

For more details go to facebook.com/theblacktoadhoylake

The Boat House

The Boat House

The Boat House, Parkgate

One regular said: “There’s nothing better than the Boathouse on a hot summer’s day followed by an ice cream after a walk from Heswall.”

For more de go to facebook.com/TheBoatHouseParkgate

Green Lodge Hotel

Green Lodge Hotel

Green Lodge Hotel, Stanley Road, Hoylake

One review on Facebook said: “The outdoor area was a true oasis – beautifully landscaped, lush greenery, and a tranquil atmosphere that transported me to a serene escape.

“The garden seating was particularly inviting, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or a drink.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063864840358