It’s the UK’s National Beer Day, and what better place to celebrate than a pub garden in south east London.

These sunny spots offer cold beers and a chance to chat about whether IPAs are really that great.

Imagine a place where the biggest worry is running out of snacks, and where you can make friends while sipping on your favourite beverage.

So, this National Beer Day, grab a seat in a pub garden in south east London, enjoy the chilled-out vibes, and raise a glass to good company and great beer.

We've created a list of south east London's top five pub gardens, according to Squaremeal:

The Clock House in East Dulwich

This stylish pub features mismatched vintage furniture and ample outdoor seating. It offers a vibrant yet traditional atmosphere, along with an extensive menu of food and drinks.

The Ivy House in Peckham

Claiming to be London’s first co-operative pub, The Ivy House was ranked the eleventh coolest pub in London by The Times and The Sunday Times in 2021. It hosts regular events like quiz nights and live music gigs.

The Old Nun’s Head in Nunhead

Known for its safe and friendly environment, The Old Nun’s Head welcomes dogs and hosts frequent open mic nights for a lively atmosphere away from home.

The Richard I in Greenwich

Specializing in ales, craft beers, and nostalgic British food, The Richard I is conveniently located just 400m from Greenwich DLR station. It's also dog-friendly, making it a perfect spot to enjoy a pint with your pup.

Peckham Arches in Peckham

Renowned for its spacious garden terrace, two cocktail bars, and an open-fire kitchen, Peckham Arches is a hotspot in south east London. It hosts DJs every Friday and Saturday night and offers a wide selection of cocktails and sourdough pizzas.