The London beer garden 'perfect' for summer that's only a 1 minute walk from the train station

Beer garden at the Bickley Arms, Chiselhurst
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With the sun finally deciding to pay us visit, London's pub gardens beckon - and the thought of an ice cold beer in the sunshine is too much to resist. Thankfully, Londoners are spoilt for choice with an array of pubs offering delightful outdoor spaces, but one gem in Bromley, South London stands out from the rest.

The Bickley Arms, nestled near the Kyd Brook River, boasts a sun-drenched outdoor seating area perfect for enjoying a pint. Located in the heart of Chislehurst, this pub is a mere stone's throw away from the train station, making it a convenient spot for a sunny day escape.

Step inside and you'll be greeted by chic decor featuring plush velvet, atmospheric floral patterns, and lush plants that complement the warmth of the fireplace. However, it's the expansive garden that truly steals the show, having earned accolades from Design My Night as one of London's top pub gardens.

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The Bickley Arms beer garden
Grab a bite to eat from The Bickley Arms' Burger Shack -Credit:Instagram

Adorned with a canopy and plenty of seating, it's an idyllic setting for basking in the summer warmth. The Bickley Arms doesn't just excel in ambiance; their menu is a hit too, serving up beloved pub fare such as fish and chips, hearty pies, and a selection of mouth-watering burgers.

Come the weekend, their burger shack becomes the talk of the town, open from Friday through Sunday. Boasting one of the largest beer gardens in Chislehurst, The Bickley Arms is a hotspot during the balmy months, often hailed as the best in the area. They offer an extensive range of local beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails to quench any thirst.

Customers consistently praise the outdoor space, with one TripAdvisor user exclaiming: "The garden is amazing, quite a gem." Another satisfied customer gave the establishment an excellent rating, stating: "We ate in the garden. Loads of space. Tables generously spaced-out. No awful music just the sound of relaxed conversation and laughter."

Another visitor chimed in with further praise: "We would highly recommend and look forward to returning, especially in the summer, as the garden area looks perfect."

The pub also offers a generous garden space for hire for parties - a potentially idyllic spot for any upcoming summer celebrations. They also offer engaging activities such as a monthly quiz on the last Tuesday of every month, or even go for a Sunday roast.

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