Successful tip: Riverside on the Princess of Wales, Clapton, LondonThere’s no higher strategy to spend a sunny afternoon than on the decked outside space of the Princess of Wales. Narrowboats on the River Lea are nearly inside touching distance, whereas towpath joggers, cyclists and walkers present people-watching leisure. Tables spill out of the pub and there’s a cushioned bench for perching with a pint. The meals is a reduce above, with brunch sandwiches until 4pm, sharing boards, restaurant-style mains and a weekend burger shack exuding irresistible smells. The employees are younger, pleasant {and professional}, and there’s a bus cease instantly reverse. Reopening on 12 AprilHelen JacksonProper pub grub on the Horse and Jockey, Pontypool {Photograph}: PRThis lovely outdated pub and restaurant on Usk Highway has been meticulously restored to its former glory of 30 years in the past, when droves of shoppers would line the highway, hand in hand, singing Auld Lang Syne. Simply off Monmouthshire Canal on the outskirts of New Inn village, it’s quiet and peaceable, with a unbelievable beer backyard full with gazebos, a tree swing and picnic tables, surrounded by open, picturesque fields. It’s additionally the most effective locations round for correct pub grub: have a burger – you received’t remorse it. Reopening dates for pubs in Wales will probably be introduced by the Welsh authorities from 22 AprilJason PlummerProfileReaders’ ideas: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Cover & Stars stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A choice of ideas will probably be featured on-line and should seem in print. To enter the newest competitors go to the readers’ ideas homepage-Greatly surprised on the Cricketers, Redbourn, Hertfordshire {Photograph}: Peter Etteridge/AlamyThe Cricketers is your quintessential village pub: welcoming locals, foods and drinks that has received awards (with the plaques behind the bar to show it), and a stunning view – on this case of a really massive frequent. The pub additionally gives reservable “eating pods” for these of us who might must ease ourselves again in to the thought of blending with others. For those who’re a type of masochists who thinks a visit to a pub backyard must be earned, the numerous strolling and biking routes of the Nickey Line and the Ver Valley will justify your cease. Reopening on 12 AprilRoryTraversing the Thames on the Isis Farmhouse, Oxford {Photograph}: Paul Boyes/AlamyThe wonderful thing about the Isis Farmhouse is that it’s solely accessible on foot, by bicycle from the Thames path, or from the river itself. The spacious backyard has numerous picnic tables, the place you possibly can sup your pint when you watch narrowboats chugging idly previous, or the river path visitors of walkers and cyclists. It’s a welcome cease for a lot of hikers strolling the Thames Path, a brief cycle journey from Oxford metropolis centre, and just some narrowboat lengths from the gently swishing weeping willows of Iffley Lock. There’s a superb vary of drinks, the meals is imaginative, and the backyard is fenced so your kids don’t fall within the river.RobDogs and dates on the Inn Deep, GlasgowThe riverside terrace of the Inn Deep is my favorite place in Glasgow to seize a drink with a good friend, or go for a second date, or just sit along with your pup on the way in which again from a stroll. It’s an establishment, in addition to essentially the most dog-friendly enterprise I’ve ever visited. It’s in a comfortable, partially hidden spot, subsequent to a Nineteenth-century bridge and a picturesque financial institution of the River Kelvin. Inside, its arched picket ceiling, dimmed lights, nice craft beers and unpretentious environment make it a pub you would like you by no means needed to go away. Bookings from 1 June at inndeep.com. Pubs and eating places in Scotland can open outside areas from 26 AprilAnna KosBucolic magnificence on the Rising Solar, Pensford, SomersetI can’t look ahead to the Rising Solar in Pensford, on the A37 close to Bristol, to reopen. Its backyard sits by the River Chew with a disused Nineteenth-century railway viaduct rising on the opposite facet of the river. There’s additionally a centuries-old pedestrian bridge linking the pub to the riverside path that takes you on a three-mile round stroll. This takes in a transformed mill and the river, which is alive with gray wagtails and damselflies in summer season. That simply leaves the backyard to take a seat with a pint of Somerset cider on a sunny day. Reopening on 12 AprilRob McSporranCider home guidelines on the Reside and Let Reside, Bromyard, HerefordshireThe Reside and Let Reside is a Sixteenth-century cider home and Herefordshire’s solely remaining thatched pub, with a big backyard and rustic views. Sheltered out of sight of the close by A44, the pub stands on Bringsty Frequent, which centuries in the past was used as an in a single day cease by livestock drovers from mid-Wales heading to markets in England. Between the wars the frequent – and its pub – was a preferred vacation spot for cyclists coming from Birmingham. You possibly can nonetheless discover apple timber – laden with small, tart, golden fruits in autumn – scattered across the frequent, a testomony to the world’s cider-producing pedigree. The Reside and Let Reside plans to open on the finish of MayJoseph Alexander SmithBirdlife and bracing air on the Harp, WirralFrom the beer backyard of the Harp at Little Neston you possibly can look out throughout the Dee Estuary to Moel Famau and the Clwydian vary. It’s a haven for birdlife and it’s potential to concurrently drink top-quality beer and breathe a few of the freshest air you possibly can think about. On a sunny day there are few locations as uplifting, as one savours the sound of the breeze and the occasional bark of a marshland canine celebrating its retrieval of a stick thrown by its grasp. Reopening on 12 April from 12-8pm, more likely to return to regular hours from 17 MayAndyA heat welcome on the Blue Moon, CambridgeThe beer backyard of the Blue Moon isn’t typical of a Cambridge pub. Brightly colored picnic benches below awnings festooned with fairy lights and dotted with vegetation can’t disguise the truth that you’re sitting in a pub automobile park – however it’s a extra inclusive and extra nice place to be than many pubs with idyllic gardens. Sophie, Duarte and the crew have labored their arses off to create a spot that’s each Covid-secure (each desk is sanitised after use) and welcoming to everybody (be aware the pleasure flag above the entrance door). An inclusive oasis in a metropolis that struggles with big wealth disparities and a scarcity of variety. Plus nice beer and handmade pizza!KateHarbour views on the Mussel Shoal, Porthleven, CornwallAt the danger of being controversial, my advice, the Mussel Shoal in Porthleven, doesn’t fairly encapsulate what a beer backyard is within the conventional sense, but it surely’s the most effective outdoors areas to get pleasure from a drink or three. Proper by the harbour wall, hidden from view of the principle highway, the Shoal is liked by guests and locals alike. The menu is small however the meals is nice (its slogan is “enjoyable not wonderful eating”) and it gives domestically brewed ales and spirits. The seating overlooks the harbour; in the summertime, youngsters might be seen leaping from the harbour partitions, and every year the bar space is the diving board for an annual stomach flop competitors!Layla Astley