We may not be able to stay for the night, but from Monday, hotels across the country will return to serving outdoor food and drinks.
Whether it’s a chic country garden, a sunny beachfront terrace or a rooftop bar in the city, the hotels offer some great spaces to reunite with friends and family. this spring.
Jacob Lewis rounds out eight of the best outdoor offerings open from next week.
Stanbrook Monastery, Worcester
ENJOY a beer party at Stanbrook Abbey in Malvern Hills or Worcester.
Walk in the area’s Iron Age fortresses before breakfast on the terrace of the 16th century monastery that has turned into a luxury hotel.
Guests can start the day in the sun with a morning menu of smoothies, waffles, bagels and pastries before exploring the estate and the nearby countryside.
All-day menu includes platters to share, freshly baked pizza or a special Hand Picked burger.
Feversham Arms, North Yorks
Take a seat at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa in North Yorkshire.
Get friends and family for a poolside drink in this luxurious Mediterranean-inspired retreat near York.
And with a hearty heating source that includes potted sea salmon and minestrone soup, it’s a good choice even on a cloudy day.
Outdoor dining will be held at the spa and poolside terrace, weather permitting, weekly Thursday through Sunday.
For details see fevershamarmshotel.com.
Imperial, Great Yarmouth
Go secretly at the Imperial Hotel in Great Yarmouth.
With giant umbrellas and outdoor heaters in hand, beach walkers can dine on the terrace, rain or shine.
It serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily from noon to 8:30 pm and a terrace with stunning views of North Beach, Norfolk.
Before eating some, why not take a stroll along the prom, or play a round of small Pirates Cove golf, which is open seven days a week.
For details see Imperialhotel.co.uk.
The Metropole, Brighton
ENJOY the sea, sand and sunny owners at The Metropole Bar and Terrace in Brighton.
Located atop the Hilton Brighton Metropole, it offers timeless charm and stunning sea views.
Put on an eclectic menu, bursting with locally sourced ingredients, followed by a freshly shaken cocktail as the sun goes down.
From April 12 to May 31, enjoy a complimentary fizz every afternoon tea (Sunday – Thursday) or 25% discount on cocktails on Friday and Saturday.
Lord Crewe Arms, Northumberland
EXIT to the country at Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland.
With Northern Pennines right on your doorstep, this is the perfect lunch spot for weary hikers
A pub with rooms in the village of Blanchland, it has an impressive garden terrace with stunning views of the surrounding forest and forest.
Bar Bait menu is available from 12 to 3 pm daily – hearty cakes, pastries and sandwiches.
All tables have blankets and heaters and can be covered with umbrellas.
Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk
LINK with friends at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel in Leiston, Suffolk.
The hotel will serve a barbecue Sunday lunch along with a barbecue menu and a new lawn bar in the delightful garden along the tranquil Meare Lake.
Enjoy a meal before or after a round of golf or just admire your menu.
Sunday lunch (£ 13.95pp) features slow-roasted beef tenderloin with gravy, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and potatoes, followed by head chef David Margas’s favorite snack.
For details see thorpeness.co.uk.
Indulge in euphoria at The Rooftop, a stylish rooftop drinking spot at The Trafalgar St James Hotel in central London.
Enjoy Japanese and Korean-inspired dishes, such as gyoza, dumplings or wagyu beef sandwiches, all served with a great view of the capital’s skyline .
The rooftop is open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks but can give the best savings for special occasions as the minimum spend is £ 35pp.
For details see trafalgarstjames.com/the-rooftop.
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Enjoy the outdoors at Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa.
Immerse yourself in the spring sunshine on Champagne Terrace and South-facing Gin Lawn, in the heart of rural North Yorks.
Enjoy a drink overlooking the grounds of the Victorian manor and the picturesque town of Harrogate in the distance.
The new partnership with local distillery Harrogate Tipple offers refreshing gin cocktails to taste.
The new Terrace menu will offer a wide variety of dishes, from lunch boxes to picnic boxes.