10 North Wales pub beer gardens to enjoy this weekend as the weather warms up

Snowdonia Parc Brewpub has a great beer garden
Snowdonia Parc Brewpub has a great beer garden -Credit:Snowdonia Parc Brewpub

After a mixed spring so far with mild but wet and windy weather this weekend looks set to bring some sunshine and temperatures over 20C. Luckily, we're pretty blessed here with no shortage of pubs to go and enjoy a drink and catch up with friends or family.

Everyone will have their preferred local but sometimes it's nice to try somewhere new - especially with the prospect of warmer weather meaning more will want to kick back and enjoy the rare bit of sunshine on their faces.

We've put a brief list together including spots to try in every county. It's not an exhaustive list (because we have so many good options to pick from) so we'd appreciate any of your recommendations in the comments:

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Flintshire & Wrexham:

Glasfryn, Mold:

On a warm day, Glasfryn’s large terrace in front of the pub is a beautiful picturesque setting to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the incredible views of the Clwydian Hills. Theatr Clwyd is just across the road so it's an ideal spot to pop in for a bite to eat or a cheeky drink before heading over to watch the latest play.

  • Address: Raikes Lane, Sychdyn, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6LR

  • Opening Hours: Open daily between 10.30am and 11pm

Glasfryn Pub in Mold.
Glasfryn Pub in Mold. -Credit:Google Maps

The Fat Boar, Wrexham & Mold:

With locations in both Wrexham and Mold, the Fat Boar has become a very popular venue for many across the counties (and beyond) with enough food and drink options to suit everyone's taste. They are each in the heart of their respective communities and offer some incredible outdoor seating - both covered from the elements or open to soak up the sunshine.

Addresses: Erbistock, Wrexham, LL13 0DR // Chester St, Mold, CH7 1EG Opening Hours: Open daily between 12pm - 10pm (both venues)

The Fat Boar in Wrexham installed stylish outdoor outdoor seating in 2020.
The Fat Boar in Wrexham installed stylish outdoor outdoor seating in 2020. -Credit:FAT BOAR WREXHAM / FACEBOOK

Cross Foxes, Erbistock:

A riverside gem, the open air terrace and garden is perfect for relaxing in the summer months with its prominent position overlooking the River Dee. If you’re able to grab a picnic table down the garden even closer to the river on a summer’s afternoon, you’ll no doubt have one of the best seats in the pub.

  • Address: Erbistock, Wrexham, LL13 0DR

  • Opening Hours: Open daily between 12pm and 11pm

The Cross Foxes near Wrexham.
The Cross Foxes near Wrexham. -Credit:Daily Post Wales

Conwy & Denbighshire:

The Eagle & Child Inn, Gwaenysgor:

This family run traditional inn can be found at the top of Prestatyn Mountain in the tranquil conservation village of Gwaenysgor located in the Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its location is ideal for walkers and sightseers alike, or just for relaxing and enjoying the views.

Almost 500 TripAdvisor reviews cannot be wrong, with one recent visitor proclaiming the dog-friendly venue had 'the Best Beer Garden in Wales'. Another wrote: "This little beamed black and white Inn has the most amazing beer garden and flowers of all kinds that are well kept and pretty in pots and flower beds. Someone works hard to keep the garden and outside nice and they do a great job!"

  • Address: Lon Capel, Gwaenysgor, Rhyl, LL18 6EJ

  • Opening Hours: Open daily 12pm till 11pm (brief closures between 3.30pm & 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Less beer garden, and more garden with a beer at The Eagle and Child Inn.
Less beer garden, and more garden with a beer at The Eagle and Child Inn. -Credit:The Eagle and Child Inn

Beach Hut Nova, Prestatyn:

Whilst not strictly a pub, the Beach Hut Nova venue has proven to be popular so far with its patrons this summer and would make for the perfect colourful Instagram snap! They have a great range of food to go alongside any soft drink, alcohol or cocktails you choose.

Located right on the beachfront, there are stunning sea views to soak up as you take advantage of the ample seating. They have both covered and uncovered seats.

  • Address: Beach Rd W, Prestatyn LL19 7EY

  • Opening Hours: Open daily during the summer holidays - Beach Hut between 9.30am to 9pm [with last food orders at 8pm]; Mojitos open from 3pm to 10pm

The colourful Beach Hut Nova in Prestatyn has already proved popular this summer
The colourful Beach Hut Nova in Prestatyn has already proved popular this summer -Credit:BEACH HUT NOVA / FACEBOOK

The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno:

You'll find this popular pub the centre of the seaside town of Llandudno, meaning you don't have to trek too far with your shopping to enjoy a refreshing pint in the sun. The beer garden is behind the pub, and although it's a little cosy, it has all the charm of country pub with the convenience of the town centre location - and it's got a decent bar too.

  • Address: Market St, Llandudno LL30 2SR

  • Opening Hours: Open daily from 11.30am till 10.30pm - or till 11pm on Friday and Saturday

The Cottage Loaf in Llandudno.
The Cottage Loaf in Llandudno. -Credit:Google Maps

The Mulberry, Conwy Marina:

TripAdvisor was flooded with glowing reviews from happy customers who said the view across the Conwy Marina is second to none. The stylish venue is a perfect spot to watch the boats and enjoy delicious food and drink.

Its quite close to local attractions such as the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve and Bodnant Gardens, making this an ideal way to end a day out.

  • Address: Conwy Marina Ellis Way, Conwy LL32 8GU

  • Opening Hours: Open daily between 9.30am and 11pm

The Mulberry overlooks Conwy Marina and beyond
The Mulberry overlooks Conwy Marina and beyond -Credit:@TheMulberry

Anglesey & Gwynedd:

Ty Coch Inn, Morfa Nefyn:

Probably one of the most famous beer gardens in the world, given that it is quite literally on the beach. To access the pub, you can park in either the National Trust car park or the Golf Club car park.

The pub is about a 20 minute walk across the golf course. You can then reward yourself with a drink in the beer garden overlooking the sandy beach with views of the mountains.

  • Address: Porthdinllaen, Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6DB

  • Opening Hours: Open daily from 11am; Closes at 10pm from Monday to Thursday; hours extend to 11pm on Friday and Saturday; reduced on Sunday to 4pm

-Credit:Ian Cooper/North Wales Live
-Credit:Ian Cooper/North Wales Live

Snowdonia Parc Brewpub & Campsite, Waunfawr, Caernarfon:

Not many pubs offer mountain views this close and personal. Situated close to Caernarfon, the Brewpub offers a great pit stop for those exploring the beauty of nearby Snowdonia and also offers a reasonable place to rest your head.

Four-legged friends are more than welcome at the site that offers a range of hearty food and thirst-quenching drinks to reward yourself after a day spent in the natural beauty of North Wales.

  • Address: Caernarfon LL55 4AQ

  • Opening Hours: Summer hours (as per recent social media post) are between 3pm and 10pm Tuesday to Friday; 12pm till 10pm on Saturday and Sunday; Closed Mondays. Food service stops at 8.30m every night.

Snowdonia Parc Brewpub
Snowdonia Parc Brewpub -Credit:Snowdonia Parc Brewpub