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104 Leeds Beer Gardens That Have Reopened & Whether You Can Book Or Walk-in

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

These must-visit beer gardens are back open!

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Can’t wait to get back in the city’s beer gardens? Here’s everything you need to know…

After a long wait, the city’s beer gardens have reopened, allowing us to catch up with friends over a beer or two. But where will you go first? We’ve rounded up all the pubs, bars and restaurants that are now open for business and we’ve got the lowdown on whether they’re accepting bookings or walk-ins. It’s everything you need to plan your next get-together.

City Centre

Angelica French Polynesian

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Angelica. This rooftop bar above Trinity Leeds has one of the best terraces in the city. Wrapping around the building, it has panoramic views for you to take in as you enjoy creative cocktails, fine wines and delectable food. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Banyan. Whether you fancy craft beer, cocktails or G&Ts, you can have it all in Banyan’s vast outdoor area. But it’s not just drinks. If you get peckish, you can choose from a menu of global dishes. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Restaurant Bar & Grill. Home to one of the most popular outdoor areas in Leeds, Restaurant Bar & Grill is back. They have beer, wine and cocktails aplenty, which you can enjoy alongside their delectable food. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

Roland's

Roland’s. A Call Lane favourite with a gem of a beer garden? Roland’s is back in business! Whether you go for one of their incredible cocktails, a glass of vino or a craft beer, you’re onto a winner. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Parkside Tavern. There’s not one, not two, but three outdoor areas to choose from at Parkside Tavern, where you can enjoy everything from craft beers to cocktails, spirits and wine. They’ll have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar. This Deep South-inspired dive bar has reopened its outdoor area on Merrion Street. Get ready for an impressive selection of boozy iced teas and whiskey cocktails, but if that’s not your bag, try one of their many craft beers. They have table service and heat lamps. You need to book online.

Water Lane Boathouse

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Water Lane Boathouse. This riverside watering hole has one of the best beer gardens in Leeds and it’s back open! You can enjoy craft beer, artisan gins and tasty treats from the Small Victories kitchen. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Neon Cactus. A night on Call Lane is on the cards as Neon Cactus is back. Expect craft beer, heaving tacos and the most refreshing margaritas in Leeds – it’s what they do best, after all. We can’t wait! They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Archie’s Bar & Kitchen. In the dark arches of Granary Wharf, Archie’s is an all-day bar with an outdoor area overlooking the nearby canal. You can take your pick of Ossett Brewery ales, sup a couple of cocktails or fill up on burgers and pizza. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Cuckoo

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Cuckoo. A bar that lives up to its bonkers name, Cuckoo has reopened its outside area. They have loads of craft beers for you to choose from, alongside a menu of unusual cocktails. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

North Brewing Co. Taproom. Beer and bao anyone? North Brewing Co. have reopened their terrace, so you can enjoy a fresh-as-you-like Transmission or a Piñata again. Little Bao Boy will be rustling up their tasty bao buns too. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Packhorse. One of the oldest pubs in Leeds is ready to serve pints once again as The Packhorse has reopened its beer garden. Real ales and craft beer are the order of the day, but they also have wine and cocktails. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Fried chicken, Nation of Shopkeepers

Nation of Shopkeepers. Home to one of the best beer gardens in Leeds, Nation has re-opened. Craft beer, creative cocktails and that feast-worthy menu of burgers are there to enjoy in their massive courtyard. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Power, Corruption & Lies. This Call Lane bar-cum-restaurant is serving up dim sum and fizz aplenty now that its outdoor area has reopened. They’ve got a new menu of small plates you can pair with wine or craft beer. They’ll have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Midnight Bell. The picturesque courtyard of The Midnight Bell is the perfect little sun trap for a few drinks. You can sit outside this country-style city centre pub and enjoy a pint of Leeds Brewery’s finest and a menu of pub classics. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Belgrave Music Hall roof terrace

Belgrave Music Hall. That iconic rooftop beer garden is back and what a joy it is to enjoy a few craft beers, cocktails and tasty treats from Patty Smith’s and Dough Boys up on the terrace once again. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Sheaf Street. This cool cafe-bar has rolled up the shutters and spread out tables in front of its home so you can enjoy all kinds of treats. Craft beer, cocktails and burgers, just take your pick. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Howl. This good ol’ fashioned rock bar has got a brand new outdoor area. You can still expect to hear the same punk, rock and goth tunes from inside, but you can sit in the sunshine as you enjoy lagers, ales and spirits. They have table service. Walk-ins only.

Craft Asylum #1

Craft Asylum #1. Nestled at the bottom of Candle House, Craft Asylum’s beer garden wraps around the bar overlooking Granary Wharf. Get ready for their own Salt Beer Factory brews and loads of UK craft gins. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Duck and Drake. A proper old school pub in the heart of Leeds, The Duck and Drake also has a stellar beer garden at the rear. It’s the perfect sun trap for mid-afternoon real ales and craft beers. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Toast. From continental lagers to local real ales, Toast is a beer-lovers dream and it’s got a spacious outdoor area where you can enjoy your favourite. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need book ahead online.

Issho C&T

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Issho. Not just one of the city’s finest restaurants, Issho also has one of the best rooftop terraces in Leeds. It’s 700 square-foot and south-facing, complete with cosy sofas on which you can enjoy creative cocktails and Japanese small plates. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Call Lane Social. To celebrate the reopening of beer gardens, Call Lane Social has launched a new outdoor area at the front of the bar. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy their range of craft beer and creative cocktails. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Revolution Electric Press. This Millennium Square favourite has reopened its outdoor terrace – and it’s even been extended. It’s the perfect spot for beers, cocktails and tasty global eats. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Headrow House roof terrace

Headrow House. With not one, but two roof terraces at Headrow House, it’s an ideal place for a few drinks in the sunshine. You can sup craft beer and cocktails up on Kennedy Meadows or the lower terrace. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Alchemist. Both of The Alchemist’s venues in Leeds are back! Their roof terrace at Trinity Leeds and their outdoor area and Greek Street are open for drinks and smaller food menus. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Walkabout. The Aussie-inspired watering hole has reopened its city centre beer garden. You can look forward to sitting outside with a few pints or cocktails, one of their massive burgers and live sport on the outdoor screens. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Oporto

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Oporto. This Call Lane institution is famed for its party atmosphere, and although they’re keeping it low-key in their outdoor area, you can still have a ball with craft beer and spirits aplenty. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Turtle Bay. Caribbean food and tropical cocktails are the order of the day at Turtle Bay’s beachfront-themed outdoor area. How does pit-grilled jerk chicken paired with the Reggae Rum Punch sound? They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Roxy Ball Room. While you have to wait until May for pool, ping-pong and karoake, Roxy Ball Room has already reopened its Merrion Street outdoor area. Get ready for global craft beers and unusual cocktails. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Whitehall Bar & Restaurant Outdoor Area

The Whitehall. You can enjoy modern British dining at its very best at The Whitehall. From torched salmon fillet to crispy pork belly, their refined brilliance will have been worth the wait. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Mojo. The original rock & roll bar has plenty of tables outside on Merrion Street ready to welcome you back. You can expect global beers, creative cocktails and oodles of spirits. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Cross Keys. Now under new ownership, The Cross Keys has reopened its beer garden. You can enjoy craft beers alongside their menu of smash burgers and loaded fries through the week, with proper roast sandwiches, mini roasties and dipping gravy on Sundays. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Northern Monk

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Northern Monk. The Refectory at Northern Monk’s brewing HQ is once again pouring out fresh-as-fresh-can-be craft beers with the reopening of their outdoor area. Nice cold pint of Faith anyone? They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Stew & Oyster. Whether it’s at Calls Landing, in Oakwood or Boston Spa, Stew & Oyster offers a cosy pub setting where you can enjoy tipples like local craft beer and refreshing G&Ts, which go perfectly with their hearty stews and charcuterie boards. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Whitelock’s. Great local ales, proper pub grub and an iconic beer garden – Whitelock’s is back! It’s one of the oldest pubs in Leeds and will get booked up quick, so don’t hang around. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Franco Manca

Franco Manca. If you’ve been dreaming of proper Neapolitan pizza, head straight to Franco Manca and its courtyard outdoor area, where you can snaffle their sourdough creations. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only using their virtual booking system.

Manahatta. Whether its Merrion Street, Greek Street or Headingley, you can once again enjoy everything Manahatta has to offer now their outdoor areas have reopened. Indulge in creative cocktails with a menu of global eats. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

North Bar. It may only have a small beer garden, but North Bar is such a well-loved city centre institution, you don’t want to miss a chance to have a few tipples here again. It’s a craft beer haven, full of beers from near and far. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

BrewDog

BrewDog. The Crown Street home of BrewDog by the Corn Exchange has reopened with tables outside the popular craft beer haven. You can get all their own delicious brews, alongside guest beers from their favourite breweries. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Distrikt. The courtyard outside Distrikt is now peppered with tables and chairs so you can sit outside and enjoy their wares – their cocktails are absolutely sensational or you can enjoy a couple of global craft beers. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Lock. This ground-floor bar and restaurant at DoubleTree is taking reservations for its beer garden overlooking Granary Wharf. Expect global beers and classic cocktails, alongside a scrumptious food menu. They’ll have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

East 59th

East 59th. This plant-covered roof terrace is blessed with south-facing views that look out across the city. Take your pick from East 59th’s extensive cocktail offering and their menu of American classics. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Neighbourhood. Seats in the Greek Street outdoor area of this New York-inspired party bar can now be reserved. Get ready for Insta-worthy cocktails, indulgent small plates and bottles of fizz. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Botanist. This leafy Trinity Leeds watering hole has reopened its lovely sunken beer garden that looks out onto Boar Lane. Get ready for incredible creative cocktails, paired with a menu of globally-inspired eats. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Tetley

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The Tetley. This gem of a beer garden in the heart of the city centre is now open. You can look forward to all their wonderful beers, spirits and wines every weekend, while on Fridays they’ll have street food vendors. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Reliance. The extended outdoor area at The Reliance is returning – depending on the weather. There’ll be plenty of great beers, wines and home-cooked food when the sun shines. You can book ahead online, but only on a weekly basis depending on when they can open.

Verve. The outdoor space in front of Verve’s Merrion Street joint has reopened. Craft beer, global lagers and all manner of spirits, they’ve got the lot. Prefer cocktails? Go for one of their bonkers creations. They reopened on Saturday 17th April 2021. They’ll have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Lamb & Flag Outside

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Lamb & Flag. This Leeds Brewery favourite has a spacious beer garden in the shadow of Leeds Minster. You can look forward to quality local ales and hand-picked wines paired with a menu of seasonal pub classics. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

The New Conservatory. The large terrace outside The New Conservatory just got even bigger, snaking all the way down Albion Place. You can look forward to global craft beers, hand-picked wines and classic cocktails, alongside a menu of burgers and pizza. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Man’s Markets. They have a new outdoor eating area at Mans Markets so you can enjoy their delicious twists on classic Chinese cuisine. Get ready for treats like sweet and sour chicken served on a hanging skewer. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. You need to book online.

Brownhill & Co. This specialist craft beer bar now has tables out in their new terrace on Central Road. You can take your pick from a huge selection of beer from around the world, including 10 rotating keg lines and one cask. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Suburbs

The Beck & Call

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The Beck & Call. This family-friendly gastropub is blessed with a massive beer garden. You can look forward to endless craft beers, twists on classic cocktails and a menu of modern pub grub. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

The Old Ball. A cracking beer garden in the heart of Horsforth, The Old Ball has a sizeable outdoor space looking out over Brownberrie Lane. You can expect real ales, great wines and delicious pizza as the sun shines. They have table service, heat lamps and a marquee. You need to book online.

The Woods. With three outdoor spaces, including a massive roof terrace, The Woods has reopened. This Chapel Allerton favourite is the perfect place for a few drinks and their delicious wood-fired pizzas. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Chequers Inn

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Kirkstall Bridge Inn. As a Kirkstall Brewery pub, you can expect incredible beers in the sunshine at Kirkstall Bridge’s riverside beer garden. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

The Plough. One of the oldest pubs around Leeds, The Plough Inn at Burton Salmon has a great beer garden. You can sit on the decking or head out into the green space with amazing real ales and tasty pub food. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Chequers Inn. Nestled in the picturesque village of Ledsham, the beer garden at The Chequers Inn is a gem. Split across two levels, there’s loads of space to enjoy fine local beers and classic British food. They have table service, heat lamps and a marquee. You can book by calling 01977 683135.

Meatless Burger, Hyde Park Book Club

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Hyde Park Book Club. This Greenwich Village-style cafe bar’s beer garden is set in an old petrol station forecourt. There are plenty of tables and loads of room so you can rest easy as you enjoy local craft beer, classic cocktails and a menu of veggie eats. They have table service. You can book online.

The White Swan. This Yeadon watering hole has reopened its beer garden and that means great local ales, hand-picked wines and delicious pub grub. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins available or you can book online.

Dragon Hotel. Wortley’s own Dragon Hotel has re-opened its beer garden. It’s got a big, spacious outdoor area where you can soak up the rays with a few of their ales, lagers or wines. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

Calverley Arms

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The Calverley Arms. A country pub that’s home to one of the biggest beer gardens in Leeds, The Calverley Arms is perfect post-lockdown pint material. You can sup cask ales and wine, paired with proper pub grub. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

Everybody’s Social. This award-winning Guiseley bar has reopened its outdoor area, so you can look forward to craft beer, wine and creative cocktails as you enjoy their seasonal menu of pub classics. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Cow & Calf. The views from The Cow & Calf’s beer garden make a visit all the more rewarding. Now reopen, you can enjoy great beers and quality pub food with a view of the landmark that shares its name. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need book ahead online.

The Original Oak. This is one of the best-loved bars in Headingley and its ginormous beer garden really sets it apart. Oodles of benches, great beers and proper pub food, it’s a winning combo. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Salute at The White Swan. Rustic meets refined at this high-end Italian restaurant in Rothwell, which comes blessed with a great outdoor area. Expect expertly crafted plates like pollo créme, penne salmone and lasagne al forno. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Blueberry Hill Studios. The Bar Park at Blueberry Hill Studios is open at the weekends, serving tap-fresh beers to great tunes in the sunshine. Look forward to a pint of Blueberry Hill American Pale, paired with a Homeboy Pizza Co slice. They have table service and covered seating. You can book by calling 07776002995.

Buon Apps

Buon Apps. Otley favourite Buon Apps has reopened its outdoor terrace so it can do what it does best – classic Italian dishes. Tuck into authentic plates like manzo stroganoff, slow-cooked rolled pork belly and Tuscan fish stew. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Headingley Taps. This Otley Run legend has an outdoor area in front of the pub. It’s a fine spot for a few local ales, global lagers or classic cocktails, especially with their menu of pub classics. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

Fox & Grapes. With two outdoor areas and plenty of benches, the beer garden at The Fox & Grapes is a great place to spend the afternoon post-lockdown. Real ale, wine and cocktails, take your pick – and don’t forget about the menu of pub classics. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Tap & Kitchen. If you haven’t visited Black Sheep’s Chapel Allerton home yet, the reopening of their beer garden is the perfect chance. Great local ales and tasty food in the sunshine, it’s the perfect combo. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Padrino. Open for just 10 days before lockdown, Padrino will launch its new terrace with a menu of pasta, pizza and homemade burgers. After dinner, treat yourself to a medley of desserts with their delicious sharing board. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch. A classic country pub with a proper Yorkshire name, The Queen in South Milford is a local legend with a great beer garden, where you can enjoy real ales and proper pub grub. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

The Mustard Pot

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The Mustard Pot. A charming Victorian pub in the heart of Chapel Allerton, The Mustard Pot has one of the best beer gardens in Leeds. Now it’s back open, you can look forward to local ales, spirits and wine in this scenic grassy spot. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Square & Compass. This proper country pub in North Rigton has a massive beer garden for you to enjoy. Craft beers, stone-baked pizzas and incredible views, it’s a winning combo. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Boundary House. The big beer garden at The Boundary House is back open. It’s the perfect spot for local ales, wines and cocktails, paired with their delicious menu of global cuisine. They’ll have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

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Alley Cats. This cafe bar in Chapel Allerton offers local craft beers and creative cocktails in their outdoor area. Hungry? You can’t pass up on their incredibly gooey grilled cheese sarnies. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book by calling 0113 345 1820.

The Station House. There are two outdoor areas at The Station House in Garforth – choose from The Bird Box or The Secret Garden before you tuck into a menu of Southern Italian classics. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book by calling 0113 286 6322.

The Assembly. They’re back! This Crossgates bar-cum-bottle shop has a spacious outdoor area where you can sit back and enjoy your pick of local craft beer, wine and spirits. Peckish? There’s meat, cheese and pies aplenty. They have table service and blankets for colder weather. Walk-ins only.

Kirkstall Brewery Taproom

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Kirkstall Brewery Taproom. This US-style taproom has reopened its beer garden. Get ready to enjoy the freshest Kirkstall Brewery beer in Leeds from the sun trap at the front of the brewery. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Sabroso Street. The menu of Mexican eats at Sabroso Street is epic. This Farsley restaurant has opened its outdoor area so you can tuck into everything from beer-battered fish tacos to barbacoa beef burritos. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Old Peacock. This Ossett Brewery staple in the shadow of Elland Road has a vast beer garden that has now reopened. You can get local cask ales, which will go down perfectly with food from The Spiced Mango Indian Kitchen. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

North Bar

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Springwell. North Brewing Co’s brand new HQ is finally open and you can reserve your table now. Fresh-as-you-like beer, creative cocktails and Little Bao Boy’s delicious street food – what’s not to like? They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Lord Gascoigne. This Garforth local has a massive beer garden and it’s now back in use. You can get local ales, classic cocktails and all kinds of delicious pub grub. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Chevin Inn. This historic Otley pub has not one, but two outdoor areas for you to sit in. Whether you’re on the patio or in their expansive green space, you can look forward to great ales and pub grub. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Grumpy's

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Grumpy’s. This family-run pizzeria-cum-bar in Farsley has a spacious outdoor area, perfect for a bite to eat and drinks in the sun. Their Roman-style pizzas are out of this world, pairing perfectly with craft beers, wine and cocktails. They have table service and covered seating. You need to book online.

Woodie’s Ale House. One of the best beer gardens in Headingley has reopened – head to Woodie’s Ale House for quality craft beers paired with a menu of tasty pub eats. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Queens Arms. This traditional 17th-century pub in the heart of Horsforth has re-opened its sun trap of a beer garden. You can enjoy local real ales from the likes of Kirkstall and Saltaire paired with classic pub grub. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

Heaney & Mill Outside

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Heaney & Mill. Local real ales, fine wines and delicious food – that’s what you’ve got to look forward to now that Heaney & Mill has reopened their Headingley terrace. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Thornhill. This classic country pub has reopened its wonderful beer garden. You can enjoy great local ales, wonderful wines and a menu of traditional pub favourites. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Jigger and Jar. This cocktail and wine bar in Garforth has reopened its outdoor area. Get ready for classic concoctions and hand-picked bottles paired with meat, cheese and pie boards. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book via Facebook or Instagram.

Residence 74

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Residence 74. Their outdoor terrace has been spruced up and Residence 74 is back with tasty food and drink. Enjoy American-style pancakes and homemade sandwiches during the day, followed by burgers, salads and small plates at tea. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins only until 4pm when you need to book online.

The Old King’s Arms. This Horsforth favourite now has two outdoor areas for you – a space out front and an extended beer garden out back. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy pints of lager or Yorkshire ales, paired with Asian eats from Thai Quarter’s kitchen. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. You need to book online.

Canteen. The Chapel Allerton sister venue to Sela and Wax now has a little outside area where you can tuck into their impressive selection of sourdough pizza, paired with everything from local craft beer to classic cocktails. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Crooked Billet

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Crooked Billet. This incredible country pub has a spacious beer garden overlooking an old War of the Roses battlefield. Get ready for local ales, great wines and a classic pub grub menu to complement the impressive views. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Stump Cross. This Morley favourite has a sizeable beer garden – it’s split in two with a patio looking out over a grassy seating area, fantastic for an outdoor pint of local ale. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book by calling 0113 2189391.

The Royalty. Slap bang in the middle of Otley Chevin Forest Park, the massive beer garden at The Royalty comes with incredible views. It’s ideal for a few pints of local real ale, paired with classic pub grub. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Chophaus

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Chophaus. This Oakwood steakhouse and bar now has a whole new outdoor dining area for you to enjoy their wares. Pork ribs, lamb rump and British wagyu, with craft beer, wine and cocktails, it’s the stuff dreams are made of. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

Terminus Tap Room. Meanwood Brewery’s taproom now has an extended beer garden that wraps around three sides of the bar. You can work your way through their latest and greatest creations, alongside beers from other breweries. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins are welcome or you can book online.

The Bingley Arms. The oldest pub in England has reopened its picturesque beer garden. It’s all traditional architecture and seasonal blooms, a lovely spot for a couple of local ales and their classic pub food. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Myrtle Tavern

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Myrtle Tavern. This country-style pub next to Meanwood Park has a massive beer garden and it’s back open. Craft beers, hand-selected wines and classic cocktails – just take your pick. They have table service, heat lamps and covered seating. You need to book online.

The Black Horse. This Grade II-listed pub from the folks behind Brudenell Social Club and Kirkstall Brewery has a new and absolutely massive courtyard beer garden. Get ready to sup Three Swords aplenty, paired with their delicious pizza. They have table service, heaters and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

The Fleece. Nestled on the banks of the River Wharfe, few beer gardens are as impressive as The Fleece’s in Otley. It looks out over the water with rolling countryside behind it. Enjoy a few beers and their menu of pub favourites. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

Preston. It might only be a petite bar, but Preston’s outside space in the heart of Meanwood recently got even bigger. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a few of North’s finest beers, or try one of their guest brews from the likes of Kirkstall and Saltaire. They have table service and covered seating. Walk-ins only.

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