3 of Sheffield's Best Beer Gardens: Drinks in the summer sun

Looking for inspiration on where you can enjoy the good weather this week? Sheffield is known for its bars and pubs but also its vast array of beer gardens. Whether you’re enjoying the sunshine by Devonshire Green or heading further into the City, there’s somewhere to soak up rays to suit everyone. Use #SheffAfter5 to share your favourite places to grab a bite or drink when the heat turns up in the Steel City.

Forum - 129 Devonshire St

Nestled in the heart of the Devonshire you’ll find a bright, contemporary, split-level bar-cafe with sofas and stripped floors, serving up some of the best coffee, cocktails and a whole host of dishes, but what makes Forum different to most? It beer garden is known to attract hordes of city-goers when things start to heat up around the Steel City.

With umbrellas and orange deck chairs to boot, this space feels a lot like a seaside haven, so why not sink into one of Forum's deck chairs one afternoon and catch some rays while sipping on some of their classic cocktails, or browse their extensive drinks menu for your chosen sunshine tipple.

Looking to make the most of your time in Forum’s beer garden? Purchasing a loyalty card will give you access to exclusive discounts on food and drink so you can make your money back and start saving. You can also use your card to collect points in any True North venue to get great deals like any two of the same cocktails for £9, making your summer drinks all the more enjoyable.


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Shakespeares - 146-148 Gibraltar St

Situated on the famous Don Valley real ale trail between Kelham Island and the city centre, Shakespeares has now firmly established itself as a key contender on the real ale map of Sheffield. With an impressive section of real ales – nine on the bar at any one time – there are loads of reasons to get yourself down to Shakespeare’s when the sun comes out.

Their old-timey beer garden is scattered with old beer barrels for tables and a sheltered space for those seeking shade. A former Georgian coaching inn, Shakespeares beer garden is home to some notable and characteristic cobbles in the courtyard, Shakespeare’s is a great spot to soak up some history, heritage and hops on a Sunny Sheffield day.

Open until 12am every evening with live acts, singing and folk music, Shakespeare’s is all about hearty pub entertainment and a proper pint even after the sun goes down.

The Cavendish - 220-238 West St

Located right in the heart of West Street, you’ll find The Cavendish. A modern bar with framed pictures and screens showing live sports, The Cavendish serves up a traditional pub grub menu and a range of tipples.

Catch those rays while enjoying some great tunes at The Cavendish on West Street throughout the summer where you can get comfy on its outdoor rattan sofas and chairs, stretch out with a cool G&T or sip on one of their classic canned cocktails and enjoy July’s jubilant weather. Open until midnight every night and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, The Cavendish is the perfect place to grab a cocktail or two after soaking up the rays.