Looking for a post-lockdown, alfresco tipple?

From April 12th, lockdown restrictions are, hopefully, being eased to allow outdoor hospitality to open, so here's our list of 100 (well, 92 to be precise) great Staffordshire beer gardens and outdoor seating areas to choose from.

Thank you to everyone who got involved on social media with their recommendations.

The Dog & Doublet - beautiful views from courtyard, dog-friendly (pictured).

The Mill at Worston - family-friendly, excellent play area.

Saracen’s Head - seven pet llamas for company.

The Woolpack, Weston - two to choose from.

The Borehole - sun trap to enjoy after walk at Barlaston Downs.

The Wayfarer - terrace with lots of greenery.

The Swan, Stafford - urban oasis with regular live music.

Seven Stars - lose yourself gazing over Cannock Chase.

Junction Inn, Norbury - watch the world chug by.

The Plume of Feathers - lovely canalside setting, good for Neil Morrissey fans (pictured).

The Bird in Hand, Stafford - town centre, overlooking wonderful Church of St Mary.

The Star & Garter, Stafford - friendly, traditional local, spacious garden.

The Met Bar, Stafford - town centre location, regular entertainment for kids.

The Crown, Hyde Lea - family-friendly.

The Boar Inn, Moddershall - enjoy a pint by the pond with the ducks.

The Royal Oak, Stafford - ideal for families.

The Little George - popular terrace, often with live music.

The Anchor, High Offley - nice canalside spot.

The Sun Inn - spacious covered area with own bar, hosts beer festivals and bands (pictured).

The Shropshire, Haughton - large, manicured garden to relax in.

The Royal Oak, Eccleshall - lots of outside space, courtyard and covered coach house area.

The Star, Copmere - nice slide and swings for children.

The Fitzherbert Arms, Swynnerton - inviting terrace.

The Red Lion, Bradley - immaculate gardens, picturesque location.

The Boat Inn, Gnosall - find tranquility beside the Shropshire Union Canal.

Moat House, Acton Trussell - one of the most attractive beer gardens you could wish to find.

The Swan, Whiston - beautiful views, with play area and aviary.

The Rag at Rawnsley - an oasis on the Chase (pictured).

The Star, Penkridge - paved sun trap.

The Oakley Arms, Brewood - beautiful lake and stone terrace.

Anchor Inn, Coven - characterful pub with lovely canalside garden.

The Round Oak, Wombourne - family-friendly with play area and pretty views.

The Old Crown, Wiggington - pretty gazebo, wonderful views from field at rear.

The Pretty Pigs, Amington - breath-taking views, children's play area.

The Samuel Barlow - large, overlooking marina.

The Market Vaults - convenient town centre location, shaded terrace.

Tamworth Tap - sit in the suntrap and gaze at Tamworth Castle (pictured).

The Sir Robert Peel - atmospheric and secluded.

The Green Man, Middleton - stylish and modern.

The Queens Head, Wilnecote - large play area.

The Red Lion, Hopwas - huge canalside space with play equipment.

The Moat House - 18th Century gazebo and idyllic riverside setting.

The Gresley Arms - 17th Century coaching inn, incredible views over Cheshire Plain.

The Red Bull, Butt Lane - sit back and watch the boaters go through the lock.

The Blue Bell, Kidsgrove - spacious with slide and swings.

The Swan with Two Necks - perfect spot for whiling away a sunny afternoon (pictured).

10 Green Bottles - intimate and cosy in town centre.

The Hand & Trumpet - lovely setting with small lake.

The Grapes at Newchapel - massive garden, ideal for sunny days.

The Bush, Silverdale - loads of room and play equipment.

The Windmill, Rough Close - large garden, great for al fresco dining.

The Black Lake Inn, Meir Heath - pleasant and contemporary.

Horn & Trumpet, Sneyd Green - large, plenty to keep the kids occupied.

The Ashbank, Werrington - spacious, with excellent facilities for children.

The Talbot Inn - nestled in the valley beside the River Churnet (pictured).

Yew Tree Inn, Cauldon - rustic spot with loads of character and events all-year round.

Three Horseshoes - terrace with stunning views of The Roaches.

Charlie Bassett’s, Dilhorne - play equipment, bouncy castle and fantastic views.

The Black Lion, Consall - lovely spot beside Caldon Canal & Churnet Valley Railway.

The Lazy Trout - immerse yourself in the Peak District backdrop.

Rudyard Hotel - overlooking one of Staffordshire's most picturesque spots.

The Raddle Inn - great views!

Silk House, Leek - landscaped, town centre location. One of the best in Leek.

The Manifold Inn, Hulme End - riverside coaching inn near Manifold Trail, spacious garden.

The White Hart, Alton - cosy with play area.

The Roebuck, Leek - great atmosphere, regular live music.

The Meynell Ingram Arms - recently refurbished, beautiful with pods for private get-togethers (pictured).

The Riverside Hotel - fantastic views of the River Trent.

The Winery - idyllic setting by the river.

The Waterfront - peaceful place, beside Barton Marina.

The Barley Mow, Stapenhill - nice family atmosphere, kids play area.

The Sump, Burton - patio by the river.

The Golden Cup, Yoxall - big and well-kept garden.

The Bridge, Branston - good size, by the canal.

The Wyggestone, Horninglow - inviting, grassy area with slide and swings.

The Duncombe Arms - manicured suntrap with quality furniture (pictured).

The Oak & Ivy, Burton - floral spot in the town centre.

The Spread Eagle, Rolleston - tranquil retreat.

The Horseshoe, Tatenhill - covered areas with climbing frame.

The Albion, Shobnall - plenty of space, with play area.

The Trooper, Wall - good with countryside view, plus small swing & slide set.

The Hedgehog - lovely, with lots of space and heated seating areas.

The Whittington Arms - picturesque village, garden cosy & nice.

The Owl - one of the best in Lichfield! Gorgeous spot for summertime drinking.

The George Hotel - heart of the city, terrace with fountain (pictured).

George IV - quaint little garden, 'proper' pub.

The Kings Head - views of Lichfield's Three Spires.

The Bowling Green - kids area at the back and patio area at the front.

The Three Tuns - large with grassy and shaded areas.

Star Hotel, Burntwood - dogs welcome, traditional garden.

Bell Inn, Whittington - only one on our list with a tree house and a parrot! BBQ outside for summer.

Swan Inn, Alrewas - honey pot beside beautiful canal at Fradley Junction.

This list was compiled from suggestions made by our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and should not be considered an official endorsement from Enjoy Staffordshire, as we have not visited or inspected all the premises.


Plume of Feathers
Restaurant - Pub
The bar area

Welcome to The Plume of Feathers, a new venture in association with Neil Morrissey! A pub offering classic bar favourites from the kitchen alongside fantastic wines and ales.

The Borehole
Public House
The traditional bar at the Borehole

Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Pub of the Year 2019. A Brewery tap for Lymestone Brewery within walking distance of the brewery. Real ales, ciders and sophisticated wines and spirits on offer. It is renown for its welcoming atmosphere for dogs and owners alike!

The Little George
Beer Corner

Come and enjoy the Little George with a choice of craft beers, gin or anything else that tickles your tastebuds.

The Red Lion
Restaurant - Pub
Image shows the welcoming interior of The Red Lion

We are passionate about pubs and food and understand the importance of creating a great experience… you will receive a warm welcome from the Red Lion.

The Sun Inn
Public House
The pub bar area

Are you looking for exceptional food, friendly staff and a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Stafford? If so, then The Sun Inn should be your first port of call. Our premium range of refreshments includes 10 real Cask Ales.

The Orangery Restaurant at The Moat House
Restaurant - Fine Dining
Inside the restaurant at the Moat House Acton Trussell

Visit our 2 AA rosette, award winning conservatory restaurant, set in the tranquil canal side setting of rural Staffordshire. The Moat House provides the perfect setting for those special occasions be it business or pleasure.

Restaurant at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Three Horseshoes Country Inn

The Country Inn offers award winning food served in a relaxing atmosphere with Oak Beams, Open Fires and views over the Staffordshire Peak District.

The Roebuck
Public House
The Roebuck public house

Winner: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Public House of the Year. A Titanic Brewery pub, the Roebuck features 10 cask ales and excellently prepared home-made food, seven days a week, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. How a pub should be!

The Meynell Ingram Arms
Gastro Pub
The Meynell Ingram Arms

A traditional country pub with a menu of stunning, locally sourced food and a vast range of drinks, including local ales, an array of gins and fine wine.

The Duncombe Arms
Gastro Pub
The well stocked bar at Duncombe Arms, Staffordshire

The Duncombe Arms is a beautiful, traditional country pub restaurant and is a great place to visit providing a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food from our lunch and evening menus.

The Dog & Doublet Inn
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Image shows the front of The Dog & Doublet Inn, taken on a sunny day

Taking you back to traditional inn keeper hospitality, The Dog and Doublet Inn provides a warm and friendly ambience, making it the ideal place to truly indulge, enjoy and relax.

Moat House
Public House
Moat House – Tamworth’s Stately Home

Grade II* Stately Home, event and function space with Public Bar and large gardens. The Moat House in Tamworth is ideal for Wedding receptions, large parties and corporate events.

BEST WESTERN The George Hotel
Exterior of the George Hotel

A charming 18th century coaching inn set in the heart of Lichfield, just a five minute stroll from the Cathedral. Enjoy the comfortable air conditioned en-suite bedrooms, carvery restaurant, cosy lounge for bar snacks and free guest parking.