Best Bournemouth Beer Gardens To Try Out In Summer

Picture this, you’re basking in the sunshine with your pals this summer with a cocktail in hand, celebrating the end of the academic year, the vibes are immaculate and you’re making great memories. 

Well, if you’re studying in the coastal town of Bournemouth you don’t have to only imagine, there are an abundance of beer gardens for you to try out! 

If you’re not familiar with the best venues to head to, you’ll want to check out our guide on the best Bournemouth beer gardens. 

Get ready for a summer you’ll always remember… 

Bournemouth beer gardens

1. Urban Garden 

Located in the heart of Bournemouth town centre is the cool and artful bar and restaurant, Urban Garden.

If you’re wanting to enjoy some refreshing cocktails in the sunshine we can’t think of anywhere better than here, with a beer garden overlooking the scenic Lower Gardens. 

The outdoor terrace area is kitted out with twinkling lights, candles, and funky decor making it the perfect place to indulge in some street food and your favourite tipples. 

It even features a roof and patio heaters so, no matter what the weather’s like you can count on this place for a good time! 

Open 5 days a week, this venue is for sure one to check out. 



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Address: Exeter Cres, Bournemouth BH2 5AY

2. The George Tapps 

With a lively bar, food and drink deals as well as a buzzing beer garden, The George Tapps is a must-visit. 

Situated on Old Christchurch Road, this traditional pub is the place to be for sports showings with plenty of outdoor seating and TVs so you can watch the football, rugby or boxing. 

In the mood for a sing-along after a few drinks? They often have live music performances so you can boogie with your friends!

If that’s not for you, this place is still a great spot to relax and watch the world go by, and they’re open until late every day of the week. 

This much-loved venue even offers a student discount so make sure to bring along a valid ID to save some pennies! 



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Address: 207-215 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ

3. The Bournemouth Stable 

If you’re on the hunt for a post-beach hangout to catch a few rays, The Bournemouth Stable is not one to miss out on. 

You’ll find this modern venue on the corner of Lower Gardens with plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the picturesque green space. 

Specialising in cider and signature pizzas, you can choose from 50 varieties of drinks and a mix of sourdough pizzas made with local and regional ingredients.

It’s not just cider on the menu here so don’t worry, they also have plenty of craft beers, cocktails and spritz’ for you to take your pick! 

The vibrant terrace here is open throughout the summer months until late so, we’re sure you’ll be frequenting this place! 



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 7-10 Westover Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

4. Brewhouse & Kitchen 

Are you a craft beer lover looking for a terrace that is a haven of tranquillity? Brewhouse & Kitchen is somewhere you’ll seriously want to head to! 

Located on Commercial Road, this pub and kitchen serves up the best sundowner drinks with freshly brewed, hyper local, award-winning craft beer, as well as cocktails, wines, spirits and more. 

Their quirky outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for alfresco drinks with Beach Huts which seat up to 4 people along with plenty of tables. 

Make sure to take a visit between 4pm to 7pm Sunday to Thursday where all B&K brewed beers, selected gins and wines are only £3.95! 


Address: 152-154 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LU

5. Sixty Million Postcards 

When it comes to Bournemouth beer gardens, Sixty Million Postcards is one of the most sought out venues. 

With a great decor and vibe as well as a vast selection of drinks to suit everyone, this Exeter Road venue is ideal for spending a summer’s day. 

You can enjoy pretty views from their large outdoor area with colourful huts and an Insta-grammable backdrop, they even have live bands and DJs so you can bop away to some tunes. 

If you’re hungry their menu features classic British plates like fish and chips, burgers, nachos, salads and more. 

Need we say more? Check out this watering hole yourself! 



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Address: Dorset, 19-21 Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AF

6. Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar

Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar is an independent bar and restaurant on Christchurch Road that has become legendary in its own right. 

This award winning venue has got what you need to quench your thirst with a huge selection of real ales, cocktails, wines, spirits and ciders. 

Grab a table with your friends outside in the cobbled terrace to make the most of the sunshine, or spend a summer evening relaxing under the fairy lights. 

Open 7 nights a week with live music from up-and-coming artists, this place is a top visit. 

You’ll encounter people from all walks of life so make sure to try it out! 


Address: 529 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AG

7. The Moon In The Square 

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly beer garden to get together with your friends, The Moon In The Square is a great option. 

This buzzy Wetherspoons pub is located on Exeter Road and serves all the drinks you could want. 

From real ales to craft beers to cocktail pitchers to wines to spirits, you name it, they’ll have it! 

The intimate rooftop patio area is somewhere to shout about, decked out in cosy seating with heaters and covers so you can while away the summer days. 

Spoons is infamous for its cheap drinks and dishes, so if you’re living in this coastal town this venue may just become your regular! 


Address: 4-8 Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ

8. Eden 

Finishing of our top picks of Bournemouth beer gardens is none other than Eden.

When it comes to alfresco tipples, the garden bar here is open from dawn until dusk with a retractable roof and heated booths so no matter if it’s rain or shine, you can sip on your favourite bevvies.

What’s on the menu? They have an array of refreshing cocktails to toast to the good times along with DJs spinning the best songs to get you in the mood. 

You can even book a VIP booth with an exclusive drinks package if you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to party in style! 

Once you take a visit, you’ll never want to leave… 



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Address: Bournemouth BH2 5AQ

With summer almost in full swing, you have a huge list of the best beer gardens in Bournemouth to try out with your besties!

Have we missed your favourite venue from our post? Let us know @universalstudentliving.

For the bottomless brunch lovers out there, our blog post on the best places in Bournemouth is a must-read! 

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