Scotland's best beer gardens named as temperatures set to hit 24C

Scotland's best beer gardens have been named as temperatures reach 24C this weekend.

The Sunday Mail has compiled a list of the best spots around the country with suntrap terraces, stunning views and robust selections of drinks to quench your thirst.

Here's the top 14 across the country:

Lock 27 near Anniesland Glasgow
Lock 27 near Anniesland Glasgow -Credit:Alamy Stock Photo

Lock 27, Crow Road, Anniesland, Glasgow

Head a wee bit further out the city and get to this unique canalside beer garden at Anniesland. Grab a table and watch the world go by.

Malones Irish Bar, Sauchiehall Street Lane
Malones Irish Bar, Sauchiehall Street Lane -Credit:UGC

Malones Irish Bar, Sauchiehall Street Lane, Glasgow

Head up the stairs to catch the sun at the rooftop terrace in the heart of the city. Complete with its own bar and multiple screens to watch live sports.

Chinaski's, North Street, Glasgow

The beer garden may not be the biggest and you may have to move to catch the rays between buildings but the atmosphere makes it unique.

The Bridge Inn, Ratho.
Chinaskis, North Street

The Bridge Inn, Baird Road, Ratho, Edinburgh

Venture a bit further out for this pretty pub with a beer garden and sun-soaked terrace overlooking the Union Canal. They also drop people home locally.

Nor' Loft, Edinburgh
The Bridge Inn, Ratho. -Credit:The Bridge Inn

Nor’ Loft, Market Street, Edinburgh

If you’re looking to escape the crowds but still want to see the capital then try this sumptuous rooftop bar that sits at the top of the Old Town. Pull up a seat on the glass terrace and sample the impressive cocktail and champers menu.

Teuchters Landing pub
Nor' Loft, Edinburgh -Credit:Nor' Loft

Teuchters, Dock Place, Leith

The former waiting room for the Leith to Aberdeen steamboat has been transformed into something special with a pontoon and beer garden.

The Riverside, Dunblane
Teuchters Landing pub -Credit:Alamy Stock Photo

The Riverside, Stirling Road, Dunblane

In the centre of town, this great pub has stunning riverside views from its pretty terrace. They have an extensive drinks menu and some great cocktails.

The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar, Killin
The Riverside, Dunblane -Credit:UGC

The Boathouse, Killin

This place – part of the Loch Tay Highland Lodges Holiday Park – is a real find. It boasts a stunning decked area to make the very most of loch views.

The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe.
The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar, Killin -Credit:UGC

The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

Surrounded by mountains, the inn’s beer garden is breathtaking on a sunny day. A long time favourite of climbers and you can try their own gin.

The Old Inn, Carbost,  Isle of Skye.
The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe. -Credit:The Clachaig Inn

The Old Inn, Isle of Skye

On the shores of Loch Harport, this pub’s patioed beer garden sits inches from the water with views of the isle to die for. Try their extensive range of Skye Ales or Talisker whisky from the distillery which is just down the road.

The Castle Tavern, Inverness.
The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye. -Credit:The Old Inn

Castle Tavern, Inverness

This quaint pub built in the 1700s has a life-size statue of Johnnie Walker in the beer garden. But don’t let that put you off. The view overlooking the River Ness and nearby castle makes this drinking spot perfect for a pint outside.

Loch Leven Brewery Kinross
The Castle Tavern, Inverness. -Credit:The Castle Tavern

Loch Leven Brewery, Kinross

Draft and bottled beers named after Scottish heroes, they also have some good distilled gins. Enjoy a tasting test in the sun from their small beer garden.

Ma Cameron’s, Aberdeen
Loch Leven Brewery Kinross -Credit:UGC

Ma Cameron's, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

The former coaching inn has plenty of nooks and crannies but its best kept secret is a rooftop bar which is a perfect place for a cool drink on a warm day.

Watering Hole-In-One, Rowallan Castle, Kilmarnock

Enjoy a drink outside after a delicious meal in The Glasshouse restaurant set in the heart of this 600-acre Ayrshire estate. It’s also home to a championship golf course should the fancy take you.

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