WITH the weather looking set to be a scorcher this weekend and the Euro 2020 soccer tournament on the telly, now’s the time to think about some alfresco drinking and dining outdoors.

With some of the pandemic restrictions lifted, many of north and west Wiltshire’s pubs are providing Covid-safe facilities for families and friends to dine outdoors.

Pubs have opened up their beer gardens and some have provided marquees and stretch tents to allow their customers to enjoy the summer sunshine.

Luckily, Wiltshire is home to some lovely historic country inns and vibrant town and city pubs with beautiful green gardens.

So, why not head to your local beer garden for a relaxing alfresco pint or a summery meal.

Here are some of the best beer gardens to visit in the area:

• The White Hart, Atworth

• The Cross Guns, Avoncliff

• The Quarryman’s Arms, Box

• The Barge, Bradford on Avon

• The Boathouse, Bradford on Avon,

• The Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon

• The Lock Inn Café, Bradford on Avon

• The Three Crowns, Brinkworth

• The Bell on the Common, Broughton Gifford

• The Horse & Groom, Charlton, near Malmesbury

• Lansdown Hotel, Calne

• The Black Horse, Cherhill, Calne

• The Lansdown Arms, Derry Hill, Calne

• The Rowden Arms, Chippenham

• The White Horse, Compton Bassett

• The Methuen Arms, Corsham

• The Castle & Ball, Devizes

• The Castle Hotel, Devizes

• The Crown, Devizes

• The Hourglass, Devizes

• The Moonrakers, Devizes

• The Inn at Freshford

• The White Hart, Ford, near Chippenham

• The Three Tuns, Great Bedwyn

• The Crown & Anchor, Ham, near Marlborough

• The Duke Hotel, Hilmartin

• The Lamb, Hindon

• The Bell, Hinton

• The Tollgate, Holt

• The Barge Inn, Honeystreet

• The Bath Arms, Horningsham

• The Red Lion Inn, Kilmington, near Warminster

• The George Inn, Lacock

  • The Who’d A Thought It, Lockeridge

• The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill

• The Green Dragon, Market Lavington

• The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury

• The Oddfellows, Marlborough

• The Royal Oak, Marlborough

• The Wellington Arms, Marlborough

• The Kings Arms, Melksham

• The Dog & Inn, Netheravon

• The Red Lion, Pewsey

• The Cross Keys, Rowde

• The Five Bells, Royal Wootton Bassett

• The Barge Inn, Seend Cleeve

• The Farmhouse Inn, Southwick

• The Prince Leopold, Upton Lovell

• The Lamb Inn, Urchfont

• The Horse & Groom, Westbury

• The New Inn, Westwood

• The Poplars, Wingfield

• The Bridge Inn, Woodford Valley

• The Longs Arms, Yarnbrook

If we’ve missed your local beer garden, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.