It’s the bank holiday weekend, and should the sun make an appearance beer gardens across Gwent will be full of people enjoying the good weather and the company of friends and family.

In an effort to find some of the best spots to enjoy a drink al fresco, we asked our readers to tell us where their favourite beer gardens are.

From gardens with river views, to trendy roof terraces in the city, here are some of the Gwent’s best beer gardens, as chosen by you in no particular order.

The Lighthouse Inn in St Bride’s Wentloog

Overlooking the Severn Estuary, the Lighthouse Inn has the perfect location. The building, which is at least 300 years old, used to be a farm house and is a popular spot for sitting out in the sun and enjoying a meal.

South Wales Argus: The beer garden at The Lighthouse Inn, St Brides.

St Julian Inn, Caerleon

If it’s views you’re after then there is one place you have to visit. Set above the river Usk, on the main road from Newport to Caerleon, the St Julian Inn is a favourite among beer garden fans.

Apart from a big internal bar area, there is a balcony with outdoor tables and places to sit around their gardens and lawns.

South Wales Argus: The beer garden at the St Julians Inn

The Potters Pub, Newport City Centre

One of the most popular beer gardens in Newport is The Potters Pub. The garden might still be getting a bit of a makeover, but that won’t stop it being one of the most hopping spots this bank holiday. With music and delicious food available, it’s a beer garden that always tops the list.

South Wales Argus: The roof garden at The Potters, Newport

The Coach and Horses Inn, Caerwent

The pub has a brand new area in their beer garden that is for adults only. While other parts of the beer garden has everything to keep the kids entertained as well as seating area, this part is a kid-free zone.

Katalina Peterson, who works at the pub, said: “Not everyone has kids, so this area is just for adults to relax and have a drink as well as to have a meal.”

South Wales Argus: POPULAR: The roof top terrace at The Potters Pub in Newport

The Castell y Bwch in Henllys, Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: Castell-y-Bwch, Henllys pub has been nominated as having one of the best pub gardens in

This pub has spectacular views of the local countryside as well as Twmbarlwm. The traditional country pub has a garden with plenty of space and a good menu which always attracts the locals.

There’s also plenty of space for children to play and the £1.99 kids meal offer makes it the perfect for a family outing.

The Grofield Inn, Abergavenny

In the centre of Abergavenny you’ll find one of Gwent’s favourite beer gardens at The Grofield Inn. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town, the beer garden is fully enclosed with a grassed area, patio and covered decking, just in case it rains.

With events including barbecues and live music, it’s one of the busiest places in town.

South Wales Argus: beer garden The Grofield