Beer Gardens in Wakefield

The weather might not always be guaranteed, but when the sun’s out there’s no better place to enjoy a beverage than a beer garden. From quirky city centre bars to classic country pubs, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens in the Wakefield district. Cheers!

LOT Wakefield

LOT Wakefield is a pop-up-bar and eatery in Wakefield city centre. Serving creative cocktails, lagers, beers, ciders and a rotating selection of food from some of the area’s finest restaurants and cafes – all from a converted ice cream van!

Find LOT in the Radcliffe carpark just off Cross Street at the back of one of their sister venues RBT Video.

📍 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ

Calder Vale Hotel

The Calder Vale Hotel

The Calder Vale Hotel operates as the brewery tap for Luddite Brewing Co Ltd, and is situated close to the Calder river and canal, and Horbury lagoon.

The pub is extremely dog-friendly and when the weather is set fair there is a large, sunny beer garden to the rear, perfect for you and your four-legged friend to spend a sunny afternoon in.

📍 Millfield Road, Horbury Junction, WF4 5EB

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is an Ossett Brewery pub hidden away on the outskirts of Wakefield in the picturesque village of Heath.

The stunning location, fabulous beer gardens and intimate atmosphere teams superbly with exquisite cuisine and a wide selection of real ales to create a wonderful old-fashioned watering hole that you won’t want to leave.

📍 Heath Common, Heath, WF1 5SL

The Black Horse

The Black Horse is a vibrant city centre pub located in the heart of Wakefield’s Civic Quarter and in the centre of the famous Westgate Run. Located just a stone’s throw away from Wakefield Westgate train station, it is the perfect place to meet before or after your journey; with plenty of seating space inside and out.

With plenty of live music on offer, why not enjoy the Famous Sunday Sesh in the extensive beer garden, every Sunday from 4pm with Matt Hodges and friends?

📍 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1XR

The Bradley Arms

The Bradley Arms is a charming pub in North Featherstone that goes back over 200 years.

With a large spacious beer garden out rear, with a children’s play area during the summer, the Bradley Arms is friendly and has a relaxing atmosphere.

The beer garden isn’t just for a quiet pint, though – check out the stage that frequently hosts live al fresco music, including a regular acoustic evening that’s open to everyone.

📍 Willow Lane, North Featherstone, WF7 1BG

The Hop Wakefield

The brainchild of founder Jamie Lawson, The Hop Wakefield born in 2008 was the Ossett Brewery’s first live music venue.

The building forms part of an historic conservation district in the city with its cobbled street, Victorian architecture and the Venetian Gothic façade of the neighbouring Unity Hall, as well as a grand beer garden situated in its own private courtyard.

📍 Bank Street, Wakefield, WF1 1EH

Beer Gardens in Wakefield

The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms is a 16th century coaching inn located in the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Ackworth.

They welcome all their customers, old and new, to their relaxed and friendly venue. Whether you’re after a quiet drink or want to listen to live music, the spacious and comfortable beer garden is a very popular.

📍 Bell Lane, Ackworth, WF7 7JD

The Doghouse

The Doghouse in Castleford has a fantastic range of ever-changing craft beers from some of the UK’s top craft breweries, with some world-class craft breweries making an appearance, all selected personally by principal brewer Jordan.

The covered outdoor beer garden is a the perfect spot for a pint. Plus, it couldn’t be called The Doghouse and not welcome man’s best friend – bring your pooch to sit beside you while you enjoy your drink.

📍 Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1AY

The Mad Ox

The Mad Ox is a new bar on Ropergate in Pontefract, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, good music and where everyone is welcome – even dogs! Serving coffees and cakes every morning, delicious cocktails and absolutely fantastic afternoon tea, this is a real gem to Pontefract.

When the weather’s playing ball, take a seat in the pretty suntrap beer garden out the back and enjoy a nice cool glass of something.

📍 Ropergate End, Pontefract, WF8 1JU

The Dam Inn

In the picturesque village of Newmillerdam on the outskirts of Wakefield and next to the famous Dam, The Dam Inn is a modern country pub for everyone.

The passionate and welcoming team have created the perfect venue for a relaxing drink, and you can make the most of the weekend with a pint of real ale in the garden on a sunny day overlooking the Dam.

📍 Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam, WF2 6QG

The Thorn Tree Pub & Kitchen

Gather your family and friends and head down to The Thorn Tree Pub & Kitchen, one of Ossett’s best loved pubs.

Whether you’re after a retro cocktail, a pint of ice cold Heineken, you can sit back and enjoy the sunshine on the new look sun terrace. Plus there’s no need to leave the dog at home, The Thorn Tree welcomes all canine pals – and even provides a free dog treat!

📍 Queen Street, Ossett, WF5 8AS

The New Inn, Walton

The New Inn, Walton pride themselves on being a village pub – and they’re a pretty good one too! Passionate about delivering the best experience they can to newcomers and regulars alike, The New Inn serves local ales, wines from around the world, premium spirits and a range of soft drinks.

Now with a new and improved extensive beer garden, with various areas of seating, you can enjoy a drink al fresco. Weather not quite up to it? Book one of the new heated pods to enjoy the outdoors come rain or shine!

📍 Shay Lane, Walton, WF2 6LA