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Top Yorkshire pubs & restaurants open for outdoor dining

Get the latest updates on our favourite Yorkshire pubs and restaurants that re-opened from 12th April.

We’re all on the countdown for 12th April 2021, the date at which we can dine outdoors at our favourite restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars. There will be no curfew and the ‘scotch egg’ substantial meal debate will be no more – you can have a drink without food. With the ‘rule of 6’ (or two households) and table service in place, grab your seat (quickly), sit back, relax and treat yourself to that bottle of fizz.

We’ll be adding to our list of pubs and restaurants re-opening in Yorkshire from 12th April, as and when the details are announced.

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Solita Marina Hull Alfresco Dining

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The team at Solita’s Hull Marina have stayed open throughout lockdown, keeping East Yorkshire foodies fed with only the best produce from their mouthwatering menu. Their outdoor area will be covered and heated ready for you to tuck in, sip cocktails and watch the boats go by.

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J Johnson’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Hull Marina’s J.Johnsons will be serving up mouth-watering ‘deli plates’ and mouthwatering bistro dishes to compliment your glass of choice, from 15th April.

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Butler Whites

Located at Hull’s bustling Marina area, casual bistro Butler Whites offers a delicious meal from lunch to dinner. Opening from 15th April, Thursday – Sunday. Sit back and relax, and enjoy their selection of Asian seafood, Yorkshire classics such as belly pork and fillet steak, or Italian inspired baked doughs.

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Solita Beverley

This brand new opening for Beverley is already fill up fast. Serving 100% British Wagyu beef burgers, wings, cocktails and good times, from brunch through to dinner. Located in North Bar Within, one of the town’s most historic streets. Their outdoor drinking and dining area is at the ready to welcome you.

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The West Park Hotel

Welcoming you back with a delicious Spring Menu of comfort food classics, using local produce from their Mount St John kitchen garden. Enjoyed al fresco within their brand new covered backyard terrace or grab one of their covered tables at the front of the hotel, overlooking Harrogate’s stunning Stray parkland. They’re ready whatever the weather.

Solita Food Hall Harrogate

Solita Food Hall, Harrogate

Harrogate’s exciting new food hall with roof top terrace opens from 12th April on Parliament Street. Launched by award-winning Yorkshire group, Shoot The Bull UK. The large outdoor terrace seats 60 and you’ll be able to choose dishes from 6 of their kitchen traders with cocktail in hand. Expect bottomless brunch, Yorkshire Wagyu steaks, burgers, pizza, charcuterie and much more.

Threes A Crowd Terrace Harrogate

Three’s A Crowd

Harrogate’s popular gastropub overlooking the beautiful Stray with be open for drinks and dining at the front of the restaurant, and on their back heated terrace. The Terrace Menu will be a selection of Three’s A Crowd favourites. Bookings being taken for half of their tables, with other half open for walk ins. Open 12 – 11 pm (Monday – Saturday) and 12 – 9 pm (Sunday).  

The Fat Badger Harogate Outdoor Dining

The Fat Badger

Harrogate foodies will be happy to know The Fat Badger will re-open from the 12th of April. Expect brand new seasonal menus together with the launch of ‘Pod Ville’ an expansion of their alfresco dining space for an additional 72 diners. Each pod has seating for up to 6 people in a private dining area. Pods are available to book from 5th April and are expected to sell out fast!

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Ales in the Dales at The Yorkshire Hotel

The Pickled Sprout is back with new spring/summer dishes, alongside the launch of a large outdoor drinking and dining area in the shape of a fully landscaped Yorkshire Dales garden. Perfect for dining alfresco. The ‘Ales in the Dales’ garden is open for a limited time only from 12th April – 16th May.

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The Bear at Carriages, Knaresborough

Street food inspired open fire cooking, craft beers, small batch spirits, cocktails and 30 wines by the glass – our idea of heaven. Back on their glorious terrace overlooking that renowned viaduct from 12th April. Bookings are essential.

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Grantley Hall – Ripon

North Yorkshire’s luxurious country house hotel will be offering three outstanding outdoor dining options, including a brand new alfresco dining space, The Orchard. Each space will be covered and heated and will offer a different view of the hotel’s gorgeous grounds and formal gardens, set against the backdrop of the rolling countryside and Yorkshire Dales.


Feversham Arms Helmsley Poolside Dining

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa will open up its outdoor Mediterranean terrace, outdoor pool and some spa facilities from Thursday 15th April. Enjoy a well-earned pampering treat, a dip in the pool and cheeky glass of fizz on the poolside terrace, together with a spot of al fresco dining, weather permitting. Dishes include cheese, charcuterie platters, seafood, vegetarian and vegan plates, and a selection of summer salads and main course options

Star Inn at Harome Exterior

The Star Inn at Harome

This picturesque and hugely popular Michelin Starred Inn at Harome will open for alfresco dining and drinks from 12th April.


Black Horse Inn at Kirkby Fleetham Boutique Hotel

The Black Horse Inn at Kirkby Fleetham

Enjoy delicious food, real cask ales and rolling hillside views in this beautiful area of North Yorkshire. The Black Horse at Kirkby Fleetham are ready to welcome guests old and new from the 12th April.


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The Black Bull Inn Moulton – Richmond

The Black Bull Inn, famed for its seafood, has an exceptional a la carte menu of the highest quality, with innovative dishes and traditional classics, both utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients.


The Plough Scalby Outdoor Dining

The Plough Inn at Scalby

One of North Yorkshire’s favourite foodie destinations, (Good Food Guide recommended no less) The Plough in the village of Scalby, will re-open from Wednesday the 14th of April. Serving drinks from Wednesday – Thursday then food and drinks from Friday onwards.

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The Copper Horse at Seamer

Visitors to the North Yorkshire coast will be familiar with the great hospitality and seasonal dishes The Copper Horse at Seamer is renowned for. Re-open from Saturday the 17th of April to welcome guests back in their outdoor seating area.


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The Black Bull Inn –  Sedbergh

The team at The Black Bull Inn have created a festival style space in the historic pub’s beer garden. The Stables outdoor bar will be serving a selection of drinks to socially distance tables ‘bierkeller style’ in the spacious Meadow, which provides 30 tables located under pergolas, perfect for keeping diners snug and dry while they enjoy a drink, some food and a well deserved catch up. There’s a choice of food on offer, including handmade sourdough pizzas, cooked in their giant wood fired Gozney pizza oven, seafood dishes cooked over coals on their bespoke blacksmith made BBQ and griddle, including fresh langoustine with chimichurri, Lake District lobster with garlic butter, alongside spit roasted dishes, including slow cooked Howgill beef brisket, Height of Winder Farm leg of lamb, served with homemade bread and grilled seasonal vegetables. A variety of vegetarian dishes will be on offer too including cauldron cooked lentil and chickpea curry, wild garlic and rosemary wood fire cooked wedges. We cannot wait!

Tables (Wednesday – Sunday) are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. For enquiries call 015396 20264 or email [email protected]


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Keelham Farm Shop Kitchen 

Headed up by Executive Chef, Timothy Kitchen, Keelham Kitchen uses seasonal local produce that is found in their award-winning farm shop. Their brand new outdoor courtyard is ready to welcome guests from the 12th of April. Enjoy a selection of antipasti, sharing boards, wood-fired pizzas and sweet treats whilst taking in the stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales.

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The Devonshire Arms Champagne & Seafood Terrace mackerel

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

From 12th April The Dev’s hugely popular Laurent-Perrier Champagne & Seafood Terrace opens, along with the Brasserie terrace and new Secret Spa. Enjoy uninterrupted views over the magnificent Dales, where you can feast alfresco on freshly caught seafood, including shellfish from our East Yorkshire waters.

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The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate and Spa, Skipton

Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate, The Coniston Hotel is where you’ll find award-winning fine dining, a luxury spa, and beautiful accommodation that boasts stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Outdoor dining will reopen from 12th April on the View restaurant’s brand new all-year-round covered alfresco dining area, and on their Blossom Kitchen Terrace (Spa eatery). Enjoy delicious afternoon teas and modern British dishes from the View Restaurant and Asian inspired dishes from Blossom Kitchen. They’ll have a live Pianist in The View restaurant, every Wednesday from 5 pm. And, their Spa development plans are pretty special too! 


Carpenters Arms Thirsk Beer Garden

The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms will be back from the 12th April serving the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients from their neighbouring kitchen garden. Together with local craft ales, fine wines and a selection of cocktails in their picturesque beer garden. With additional marquees, heaters and view of the beautiful countryside, there’s no finer place we’d rather be.


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The Lamb & Lion Inn

With possibly the best views of Yorks’ Iconic Minster, the Lamb & Lion beer garden is one of the best places in the city for alfresco dining and drinks. With a brand-new seasonal menu launching for the reopening on the 12th of April, early booking is highly recommended for one of the best seats in town.

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Guy Fawkes Inn

One of York’s most famous Inns and birthplace of Guy Fawkes, reopens from the 12th of April. Expect real cask ales, the launch of a brand-new seasonal menu of mouth-watering dishes, plus a heated beer garden with views of the Minster. 

Solita York Outside Dining Area

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Just a 2-minute walk from the historic Shambles and the incredible Minster, Solita Bar & Grill in York supports the very best local suppliers. Enjoy bottomless brunch, lunch and dinner in their courtyard. Menus are packed with creative and mouth-watering Yorkshire wagyu burger creations, wings, steaks, cocktails and so much more.

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Star Inn the City York

The Star Inn The City

Their hugely popular riverside terrace will open for alfreso dining from 12th April. Advanced bookings advised, this place fills up fast!

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“We’ll open our gates to you lovely lot once again, and boy are we READY! We’ve been working hard to ensure we’re looking our best when we see you again, so expect spruce ups galore, new artwork and exciting new traders. Oh, and the roof is coming off. You + up to 5 pals will be able to enjoy our venue from 12PM on Tuesday 13th April.”

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The Crown & Cushion at Welburn

Their rear terrace and garden provide a fantastic space for outside eating and drinking. Welcoming you back with a delicious Spring Menu of comfort food classics, using local produce from their Mount St John kitchen garden. Stretch tents and open marquee space will be at the ready for those less sunny days.

Punch Bowl Inn Beer Garden

The Punch Bowl Inn, Marton cum Grafton

The Punch Bowl Inn will be back from the 12th April serving the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients, together with local craft ales, fine wines and a selection of cocktails in their picturesque beer garden. With additional marquees, heaters and views of the beautiful countryside, there’s no finer place we’d rather be.

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Domo Restaurant, Deli & Bar

Missing a trip to the med this year? Never fear, DOMO will be re-opening their fully covered and heated 64-seater Aperol Spritz Terrace on the 12th April. Monday – Friday 5 – 7pm sees the return of Aperitvo time too! £5 cocktails and free plates of Sardinian nibbles! Grazie mille!

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Sheffield’s friendly neighbourhood boozer and eatery is back. Barrowboy are taking bookings from the 12th April, enjoy award-winning fluffy bao buns from Deckards, together with a huge selection of craft ales and cocktails in Abbeydale Roads hippest hangout. See you there.

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Bookings are now open for Sheffield’s hugely popular rooftop bar from 12th April. There’s also talks that their multi-award-winning ground floor neighbours Joro will be firing up their green egg BBQ for some epic eats. More details to follow.

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Saw Grinders Union

This Kelham Island gem will be opening their gates from Friday 16th April at 4 pm for alfresco dining and drinking. A huge outdoor space for all your rendezvous, pancakes and smash burger needs.

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This Mexican inspired bar serves tacos, tequila and some serious summer holiday vibes. Bookings are now live for their beer garden from April 12th – 17th May.

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Peddler Street Food Market

“Peddler returns for 2021! A weekly celebration of award-winning street food, craft beer, fresh cocktails and live music in one of Sheffield’s largest outdoor drinking spaces.” Taking bookings from Friday 16th April

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This much-loved restaurant situated in Sheffield’s popular Dyson Place will be re-opening Wednesday – Saturday, from 14th April. Expect super tasty seasonal small plates and fabulous wine. Email [email protected] to book.

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Shibden Mill Inn Halifax Outdoor Dining

Shibden Mill Inn

Halifax’s foodie favourite and one of the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs are getting ready for a post lockdown re-opening to remember. From the 12th April guests can enjoy a selection of sourdough pizzas, shawarmas, nibbles and sides in one of Yorkshire’s most picture postcard beer gardens. Spiced chicken shawarma and a pint? – Yes Please! View menuNo outdoor bookings, first come first served.


Manor House Lindley Roof Terrace

The Manor House, Lindley

The Grade ll listed building in the suburbs of Huddersfield is a real destination for lovers of fine food and stunning staycations. Their terrace will be open from 12th April with no bookings required. First come, first serve basis. They’ll have the BBQ fired up, cocktails from the Clocktower Bar, plus coffee and cake from The Kitchen café.

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The Woodman Inn

The Woodman Inn will be welcoming guests back from 12 noon on Friday 16th April 2021. Returning with a fresh look to their charming Country Inn, new menu, new chef and stunning outdoor space. They’ve created a delightful garden room in Thunderbridge Gardens where you can enjoy a long-awaited catch up with friends and family. Expect a range of tasty pub plates with a quirky take on some Yorkshire classics.

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The Rusty Bull

With some of the finest views in the area, menus to rival some of the best in the region and now a fully covered and heated outdoor space, The Rusty Bull re-opening is the best news we’ve heard in a long time. Head down from Monday the 12th April for a perfect post-lockdown feast. Early bookings highly advisable.


Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Terrace

Harvey Nichols 4th Floor Brasserie & Terrace, Leeds

With spectacular views over the city’s rooftops, Harvey Nichols Leeds Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar is one of the city’s favourite dining destinations. Join them on their heated Terrace from 12th April for a stylish new menu, delicious cocktails, Champagnes and fine wines. The seasonal terrace menu brings together the very best of the Fourth Floor Brasserie with light snacks, tempting mains and sweet desserts. Look out for an exciting terrace takeover with Botanist Gin, more details to follow…

Open daily for drinks. Thursday – Sunday for dining and drinks.

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Indian Tiffin Room

If there’s one thing we’ve missed during the last 12+ months, it’s a trip to Indian Tiffin Room in Leeds. Thankfully the wait is over. Enjoy the finest Indian Street food dishes and Insta worthy cocktails, whilst catching the sunshine from outside their Greek Street restaurant.

Dakota Leeds Laurent Perrier Terrace

Dakota Bar & Grill

Leeds Boutique hotel and socialite hotspot Dakota is now taking al-fresco bookings from April 12th. The news coincides with the launch of their new Laurent Perrier Rosé Lounge, an al-fresco luxurious escape tucked away on the Salon Privé terrace. Dakota Grill was recently awarded the prestigious accolade of a Michelin plate, as well as being recommended in the 2021 Michelin Guide.

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LIVIN’Italy – Granary Wharf

This little slice of Italy will re-open fromThursday 15th April for outdoor dining. Serving probably the best Aperol Spritz in the city, fresh Italian pasta, pizza, deli treats and an incredible Italian Afternoon Tea. Their outdoor area is small but charming, and if there are no seats available, there is an expanse of a grassed area with canal side views just out the front, perfect for a little alfresco picnic with items from the deli counter.

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Water Lane Boathouse

Canal-side pub and restaurant spot for dinner with friends, a casual date, or lazy board games on a Sunday afternoon. Their Italian hand-crafted mosaic masterpiece of an oven produces super sourdough pizzas, and the burgers and salads are equally as good. Now taking bookings for outdoor tables from Monday 12th April through to Sunday 16th May.

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Beck and Call

Easily one of our favourite beer gardens and all-round top pubs, Beck & Call have announced outdoor bookings are live from the 12th April – 16th May. Expect great food, fab drinks and an outdoor space that gets every drop of sunshine. Early bookings are a must.

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As well as unveiling their brand-new heated terrace that can seat up to 80, the team behind the popular steakhouse and bar are launching their most ambitious menus to date. All curated by chef Lee Murdoch, who’s name you may recognise from Harrogate’s Three’s A Crowd and Leeds’ Crafthouse and Angelica. Open for bookings from 12th April.

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