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    Default What Makes A Beer Garden A Beer Garden?

    We quite often see the term 'Beer Garden' used by reviewers and pubs, but what exactly is the difference between a beer garden and a pub garden?

    Having spent time in Germany, where a 'Biergarten' implies somewhere where beer is actually served - rather than just taken to after purchase from the bar - I think I suggest a beer garden is a garden in which you can actually buy beer, either from a bar in the garden itself or by ordering from the staff and having it brought out to you. A pub garden where you just go and drink beer you've bought inside, is, I suggest, just a pub garden where you drink beer rather than a Beergarden as such.

    Or am I overthinking this? What does everyone else think?

    (I shall now take a beer into my garden to ponder this.)

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    Hi ETA - i use three general terms when describing outside facilities:-
    Beer Garden - has tables and most of all, grass!
    Patio - as in beer garden, but guess what? No grass.
    Kid's Play Area - this could be either grassed, or not - the main feature of course being some sort of play equipment for kids that we are tempted to try out ourselves.

    I just see it in very plain terms!
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    These days any outside drinking area can be classed as a beer garden, a place where you can carry your glass of beer outside to drink it. If I have to classify the different sorts of outside areas on the pub page, it is getting a bit too much IMHO. Sorry.
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    Even without grass if its an outside space I call it a beer garden.

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    I tend to class a beer garden as any outside area to take your drink, but a couple of tables on the pavement or a tiny smoking den in the back yard is pushing my classification a bit far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Dragon View Post
    Hi ETA - i use three general terms when describing outside facilities:-
    Beer Garden - has tables and most of all, grass!
    Patio - as in beer garden, but guess what? No grass.
    Kid's Play Area - this could be either grassed, or not - the main feature of course being some sort of play equipment for kids that we are tempted to try out ourselves.

    I just see it in very plain terms!
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    I'm with Soupy on this one. There aren't many pubs with a bar in the beer garden so if I come across one I mention it in my review.
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    Best Beer Garden I know is on the Griffin at Whetstone yes it has a bar in the garden and large screen TVs for watching the footy in summer a nice big garden as well. Pubs a bit poky & and Twigs & candles poncey inside but OK. see the web site for details. The Griffin Its Got very Expensive since Strongers last visited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    I tend to class a beer garden as any outside area to take your drink, but a couple of tables on the pavement or a tiny smoking den in the back yard is pushing my classification a bit far!
    For the purposes of filling in the option on this site, I agree with this.

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    Tend to agree with Soupy, & Aqualung, chuck in few flowers maybe, and in some pubs a stream running through = garden

    Flagged courtyard with tables, mmm, bit dubious, depends on size & maybe if it has plants in tubs etc then possibly creeps under the wire for me

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