Edinburgh has many beer gardens to choose from

10 of the best beer gardens in Edinburgh for drinks in the sunshine

Spring is here, and with Edinburgh set to enjoy temperatures in the 20s in the coming days, thoughts will be turning to where to find a great beer garden for a few al fresco drinks.

Scotland's capital boasts its fair share of pubs with outdoor spaces, from perennial favourites like The Pear Tree in Newington to newcomers like Cold Town on the Grassmarket. Here are 10 of the best.

Nestled in the New Town, the Cumberland offers a secluded but simple beer garden. The space includes picnic benches and a nice spot of greenery and theres a massive choice of ciders, ales and wines. 1-3 Cumberland St

5. Cumberland Bar

Nestled in the New Town, the Cumberland offers a secluded but simple beer garden. The space includes picnic benches and a nice spot of greenery and theres a massive choice of ciders, ales and wines. 1-3 Cumberland St
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Students, professionals and tourists flock to The Pear Tree on sunny days, so its lucky that this is probably the roomiest beer garden in Edinburgh. With picnic tables galore theres room for everyone. 38 West Nicolson St

6. The Pear Tree

Students, professionals and tourists flock to The Pear Tree on sunny days, so its lucky that this is probably the roomiest beer garden in Edinburgh. With picnic tables galore theres room for everyone. 38 West Nicolson St
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Tucked in off popular Broughton Street, this beer garden may not always catch the sun, but its a great pre-club option with DJs in the bar, and a good-time crowd. 12A Broughton St Ln

7. The Outhouse

Tucked in off popular Broughton Street, this beer garden may not always catch the sun, but its a great pre-club option with DJs in the bar, and a good-time crowd. 12A Broughton St Ln
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Slap bang in the West End but it doesnt feel like it. Set on a cobbled lane, this bar attracts after-work drinkers by the dozen with its cocktails, food deals and small outdoor area. 7 Charlotte Lane

8. Indigo Yard

Slap bang in the West End but it doesnt feel like it. Set on a cobbled lane, this bar attracts after-work drinkers by the dozen with its cocktails, food deals and small outdoor area. 7 Charlotte Lane
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