If lockdown has taught us one thing it’s the fact that we cannot wait to get a cool refreshing drink at the pub with our loved ones.
And we’re so close to being able to go and sit in a pub garden with our mates and enjoy being served drinks again.
In his roadmap out of lockdown, Boris Johnson announced that bars and restaurants would be allowed to serve people again outside only from April 12.
The news came as a relief for many hospitality businesses across the country who have been suffering as a result of the pandemic restrictions.
Despite the eased restrictions, strict rules will still apply with only six people or two households allowed to meet up for food and drink.
Here are some of the pubs, bars and restaurants across Berkshire that you can support by visiting them from April 12.
1. Admiral Cunningham, Bracknell
The Admiral Cunningham has been voted as having the best beer garden in Bracknell, offering a lot of space for punters to enjoy in the warmer season.
Jody Carroll said: “The Admiral Cunningham the garden is amazing the hard work they have put into it definitely number one”.
Bonnie Walde also said: “It’s the best beer garden in Bracknell”.
2. The Fox and Hounds Beer House, Caversham
They’re already taking bookings for guests up to six people so be quick if you want a table.
The pub in Reading has got a good outdoor covering in case the heavens open and they’ve started preparing the kegs ready for people to order those refreshing pints.
3. Allied Arms, Reading
If you’re in town, then the Allied Arms is a must because it has a secret pub garden like no other.
From the outside you wouldn’t think it’s got a space for a garden but don’t be fooled by its size.
4. Barley Mow, Maidenhead
During lockdown, the team have been busy serving up scrumptious roast dinners.
The pubs garden is perfect with plenty of seating and car parking if you fancy meeting up with five other people.
5. The Victoria Arms, Binfield
It has one of the best pub gardens in Bracknell and the team are excited to welcome back punters next month.
There is plenty of seating on it’s lovely lawn surrounding by colourful trees in the summer.
6. TGI Fridays, Reading and Bracknell
If you’re not quite into the pub scene then you have the option of enjoying a meal at TGI Fridays.
The only two restaurants offering outdoor dining from April 12 is Bracknell and Caversham Road, Reading.
7. The King And Castle Pub, Windsor
A chain pub favourite has got to be Spoons and the King and Castle have a fantastic garden which catches the sun for most of the day.
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8. The Blackwood Arms, Burnham, Slough
Another lovely little pub ready to welcome guests next month is this cosy inn.
There’s an outdoor area with covers and heaters to keep you warm during Spring.
9. The Pineapple, Dorney, Windsor
It’s got everything you need, a gorgeous garden, pints and fully-loaded sandwiches.
The pub in Dorney has been open for takeaway during lockdown and will be opening its doors on April 12.
10. The Royal Foresters, Ascot
This place has a massive beer garden and does excellent wood-fired pizzas – what is not to love?
The News wants to celebrate the amazing pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes across Berkshire who will be reopening their doors to customers on April 12 for outdoor dining.
If you know of any Berks gems that deserve to be on the list, then get in touch and let us know.