The best coastal pubs across England where you can sit on the beach with a pint


BRITS have been enjoying a pint in the pub with friends and family after they were able to reopen last weekend. 

As temperatures also begin to increase, pubs are expected to get even busier, especially during the summer holidays

Thankfully, many establishments have pub gardens which punters can make the most of.

Out of 47,000 pubs in the UK there are 27,000 with gardens, according to The British Beer & Pub Association – great news for people trying to maintain social distancing.

Even better, are pubs which have beaches for their pub gardens, with views of the sea from the bar.

Here are the best coastal pubs to make the most of this summer while sinking your feet into the sand.

The Old Neptune, Whitstable, Kent

The Old Neptune is a favourite of locals and tourists alike thanks to its seats on the pebble beach

The Old Neptune is a favourite of locals and tourists alike thanks to its seats on the pebble beach Credit: Alamy


The Victorian pub is a favourite with locals, with its ‘pub garden’ being the pebble beach.

Due to its proximity to the sea, it has been damaged a lot over the years – and in 1897 was completely washed away.

However the current pub has been restored using pieces of the previous building, and now rests further up the shore.

Thankfully, many establishments have pub gardens which punters can make the most of.

Out of 47,000 pubs in the UK there are 27,000 with gardens, according to The British Beer & Pub Association – great news for people trying to maintain social distancing.

Even better, are pubs which have beaches for their pub gardens, with views of the sea from the bar.

Here are the best coastal pubs to make the most of this summer while sinking your feet into the sand.

Zetland Arms, Kingsdown, Kent

Zetland Arms is one of the few buildings on the stretch of beach in Kent

Zetland Arms is one of the few buildings on the stretch of beach in Kent
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Also in Kent is the Zetland Arms, whose walled front garden is placed on the top of the beach.

It has unobstructed views of the sea, and is perfect for a socially distanced drink.

It might not be around forever, with Kingsdown being badly affected by flooding due to global warming. Continue reading