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Blackpool’s best beer gardens


It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were over the moon to hear about the gradual lifting of the lockdown. Part of that roadmap? Reopening the pubs. They aren’t fully reopening at first - but we are allowed back into the beer gardens.


And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The sun’s been out recently, we’ve all been itching for a refreshing cold one, and there are only a few days to go until we can get back into the swing of things! So with that in mind, we’ve collected our list of the best beer gardens Blackpool has to offer, ready for April 12th.


The Townsman

If you’re looking for something close to the action but hidden away from the noise and the crowds, you might be interested in The Townsman. This little hidden gem isn’t taking bookings so it might be tricky to find a spot, but if you can manage to snatch a seat, you’ll be in for a treat.


The Townsman is known for its sense of community, brilliant cabaret acts, and karaoke. With restrictions still in place, it’s hard to say if they’ll allow performances or not, but either way, you’re guaranteed a good time in this friendly little bar.


Beach House Bistro and Bar

On the opposite end of the scale to The Townsman, you have Beach House Bistro and Bar. This is the choice if you’re looking to splash out and treat yourself a bit. It’s big, it’s right in the centre of all the action on the Promenade, and it’s flashy. With a cocktail in one hand and a juicy steak in front of you, you can gaze out over the Irish Sea and soak up the sun and the beautiful views.


Saddle Inn

After a busy day down on the Promenade, you might be looking to get away from it all for a relaxing pint. And The Saddle Inn might just be the best place for that. With a great selection of beers - including real ales - this traditional pub is much loved by tourists and locals alike and has, arguably, the most loved beer garden. And of course, it’s home to some top pub grub. Basically, it has everything you could want!


The Velvet Coaster

We couldn’t do a “best beer gardens” list without a ‘Spoons, could we? Named after one of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new rides in the early 1900s, The Velvet Coaster had lush velvet seats and was rebuilt in 1933. After undergoing more changes and rebuilds, it’s now known as Nickelodeon Streak.


The great thing about Wetherspoons is you know what to expect. You can be certain of quality food and drink in a great location at great prices. And for those still wanting to practice as much caution as possible in regards to COVID, you can order off the Wetherspoons app to minimise contact with others.


There’s still a long way to go with easing the restrictions for lockdown. But with beer gardens open, we can’t help but get excited to get back in our local and soak up the sun with an ice-cold pint. And we’re sure you’re probably feeling the same.


Located along the Promenade, overlooking the Irish Sea, The Royal Carlton is the place to stay in Blackpool. Only fifteen minutes away from some of Blackpool’s biggest and best attractions, it’s perfect for an adventure or a romantic getaway.

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