After a year when most of our local pubs have spent more time closed than open, we’re all dreaming of an ice cold pint in a sunny beer garden.
With pubs limited to serving outdoors only until at least May 17, you’re still spoilt for choice when it comes to lovely beer gardens to visit in Lowton and Golborne.
Here’s our guide to which pubs are open locally – and what you need to know.
Which pubs are open in Lowton and Golborne – and do I need to book?
The Traveller’s Rest, Lowton
The Traveller’s Rest on Newton Road is welcoming diners and drinkers to its lovely beer garden, which has seven covered tables and 20 uncovered – all available on a first come, first served basis. At busy times you may be asked to limit your stay to two hours to give others a chance.
The pub is offering a smaller menu in the garden, which is also available to takeaway. Take a look at their website to see the menu.
The Queen Anne, Golborne
The Queen Anne has put lots of effort into improving its outdoor space over the past 12 months and its now looking really inviting! There’s no need to book but it is first come, first served, so you may be asked to wait for a table to become free. Why not pop down and enjoy a hot or cold drink and even some delicious pub grub!
The Rams Head, Lowton
The pub is currently only opening from Friday – Sunday from 12-8pm (last orders at 8pm).
There’s no food on offer at the Ram’s Head at the moment, but you can enjoy the beer garden. No booking is neccessary.
The Red Lion, Lowton
The Red Lion is looking really lovely – they’ve recently created a new addition to their lovely beer garden: The Lion’s Den, an ingenious pub outdoors! At the moment, booking is essential – you can choose your two hour timeslot and book via the Red Lion’s Facebook page – let them know if you are joining them for food or just drinks.
The Millstone, Golborne
The Millstone, on Harvey Lane, Golborne, is welcoming customers to its beer garden – no need to book but check their Facebook page for updates as the garden will have to close when it reaches full capacity. Also, with limited shelter from the elements the pub is also warning people that in bad weather the garden may have to close.
Robin Hood, Pennington
The Robin Hood is serving a delicious garden ‘finger food’ menu and you can relax in their beer garden with a cool, crisp pint. For the time being, it is opening Thursday – Sunday only. You’re advised to book a table or ring ahead before you travel to the pub so make sure you will get a seat outside. Call them on 01942 261313.
You can also order food from the Robin Hood to be collected, with a 20% discount on the menu price.
But you’ll have to wait a little longer for these pubs:
Not everywhere is opening just yet.
Hare and Hounds, Lowton
The Hare & Hounds is waiting until May 17 to reopen – at this point its hoped that you’ll be able to eat and drink indoors.
The pub is part of the Sizzling Pub & Grill chain, and you can book your table at the Hare and Hounds on their website.
The Stonecross Pub remains closed – and no firm date for its reopening is on the Table Table website yet. Updates will be posted to its Facebook page.