White Hart Barnes best pubs gardens in south west London

Best pub gardens in south west London and Surrey

Best pub gardens in south west London and Surrey

From riverside terraces to flower-filled sun traps, here’s our pick of the best pub gardens in south west London and Surrey

South west London and Surrey have a host of fantastic pubs and some amazing pub gardens to enjoy. From family friendly, gastro pubs to sunny riverside terraces for a perfect sundown cooler. Find the top top picks to choose your perfect pub garden to while away a leisurely afternoon.

Top 10 pub gardens


The White Hart, Barnes (pictured above)

Leafy Barnes is spoilt with its riverside setting and The White Hart takes advantage of the great views of the Thames from its terrace, which are particularly lovely at sunset. 


The Avalon, Clapham South 

The Avalon is blessed with an abundance of outside areas. There’s a terrace with heaters plus a garden, complete with a lounge area, booths and an al fresco bar.


The Ship, Wandsworth  

With its riverside spot and vast beer garden, The Ship is a much-loved summer hang-out. It’s been here forever, well, since 1786 and is an iconic place for a pint. The menu serves burgers and bites and a buzzing atmosphere.


The Anglers, Teddington

Another riverside gem, you’ll find the Anglers next to Teddington Lock and a fine pit stop on a walk from Kingston to Richmond: just hop over the footbridge. The garden is huge, and a popular place for families. 


The Red Lion – Shepperton 

Chill out on the riverside terrace at the Red Lion, watching the boats bob up and down on this gorgeous stretch of the Thames. We’re bagsying the sofa area and chilling with some rose and one of the top burgers. 


Red Lion Shepperton best pubs in Surrey


The Victoria, Surbiton

The fun outside space at this Surbiton gem is a fine place for a sunny evening. With funky cabins, firepits and outside bar, kick back and enjoy the holiday vibes. 

Victoria Pub best pubs in Surrey


The Albany, Thames Ditton 

Thames Ditton’s The Albany has a great courtyard and garden and has a menu to suit all with grills, low cal options, plus vegan and veggie dishes.


Wych Elm, Kingston  

The ‘secret’ garden tucked away in this residential street in North Kingston is a special place indeed. The flower-filled oasis is the place for a well-kept pint and dinner in relaxed surroundings. 

Wych Elm best pubs in Surrey


The Cock Inn, Headley, near Epsom 

With some fab walks on its doorstep, this is a great location for day-tripping Londoners and locals alike. Sit out on the terrace with a G&T and enjoy locally-sourced ingredients, from steaks to salads.


Hand in Hand, Wimbledon

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the heart of the country in this village pub on Wimbledon Common. After stretching your legs around the green, head here for a pie and a pint in the garden. Your four-legged friends will love it too with the chance to be awarded ‘dog of the day’.

Hand in Hand best pubs in south west London