The sun is finally shining down on Suffolk, which means people are heading out to enjoy a delightful pint in a pub beer garden. 

Here are five award-winning pubs with beer gardens you should visit. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The Fox is perfect for a beer gardenThe Fox is perfect for a beer garden (Image: Newsquest)

The Fox Inn, Newbourne

With spaces to sit at both the front and rear of the pub, The Newbourne Fox oozes a perfect beer garden experience. 

Its colourful baskets glisten in the warm sunshine, while its food and drink offering leaves customers feeling satisfied. 

The pub was recently voted among the best in the East of England at the National Pub and Bar Awards 2024.

East Anglian Daily Times: The Masons Arms in Bury St EdmundsThe Masons Arms in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Newsquest)

Masons Arms, Bury St Edmunds

A favourite among locals, Bury St Edmunds' Masons Arms pub is loved for its beer garden.

The courtyard space is always busy with people enjoying a pint, whether it is after work or a weekend afternoon. 

It was recognised as one of the best pubs in the UK at Greene King awards in 2023.

East Anglian Daily Times: The pub was named best in Suffolk by Muddy StilettosThe pub was named best in Suffolk by Muddy Stilettos (Image: Newsquest)

Queen's Head, Bramfield

The traditional Suffolk countryside pub has a long beer garden which is bathed in sunshine all day and is also dog-friendly. 

Overlooked by the village church, the Queen's Head recently won the best pub in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire at the Muddy Stilettos awards.

East Anglian Daily Times: The Brewers in Rattlesden's beer gardenThe Brewers in Rattlesden's beer garden (Image: Sheona Fraser)

The Brewers, Rattlesden

No stranger to national recognition and awards, The Brewers in Rattlesden offers both high-quality food and a crisp pint. 

The Times once praised its terraced beer garden, stating it was one of the best places for a drink in the summer, but its most recent successes came earlier this year. 

After being named one of the UK's top 100 gastropubs by Estrella Damm and retaining its two AA rosettes, owner Sheona Fraser said: "Retaining our AA stars and being named among the best by Estrella Damm has been completely wonderful and heartening."

The Boot, Freston

Located just a stones throw from the banks of the River Orwell, The Freston Boot offers a great opportunity for an evening pub. 

The pub has a huge garden to accommodate for people looking to enjoy the sunshine, and has won numerous awards over the years.