From 12 April (in England) we will be able to meet friends or family in a beer garden – and we’d like to hear about your favourite. The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stay
“The great surprise of the Moon Under Water is its garden. You go through a narrow passage leading out of the saloon, and find yourself in a fairly large garden with plane trees, under which there are little green tables with iron chairs round them. Up at one end of the garden there are swings and a chute for the children. On summer evenings there are family parties, and you sit under the plane trees having beer or draught cider to the tune of delighted squeals from children going down the chute.”
George Orwell was writing about his idealised pub in 1946, after emerging from the darkness of the second word war. And many of us have been dreaming about similar sunny scenarios after being in lockdown since November. But it won’t be long before dreams become realities, so we’d like you to tell us about your favourite beer gardens across the UK where you’re looking forward to meeting up with friends and family again.