Summer has officially started and there's never been a better time to enjoy some of the brilliant beer gardens Lewisham borough.

Here are some of the best places to relax with a cold drink in the sunshine.

Brookmill, Cranbrook Road, Deptford

This Victorian pub is next to Brookmill Park has a bright colourful back garden a serves a selection of local beers.

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Crown Tavern.

Crown Tavern, 117 Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, SE12 0AJ

The Crown is a Young’s pub with a spacious garden and plenty of seats to sit and soak up the summer sunshine.

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The Dolphin.

The Dolphin, 121 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 5HB

The Dolphin serves a selection of real ale and craft beers and has tranquil garden to spend a sunny afternoon.

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The Rose.

The Rose, 272 New Cross Road, New Cross SE14 6AA

Handily located just across the road from New Cross Gate station The Rose is a family friendly pub with a large covered beer garden.

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Catford Bridge Tavern.

Catford Bridge Tavern, Station Approach, Catford SE6 4RE

Just down the road from Catford Station this boozer has a sunny terrace and serves classic pub grub.

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Fox and Firkin

Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ

The Fox and Firkin in Lewisham High Street boasts a large back garden where they host BBQs and parties in the summer. Throughout the year they host live gigs and offer community events such as swing classes, open mike nights and free life drawing sessions.