Here's some of the beer gardens in Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring YOU cannot wait to socialise in when lockdown eases

We asked our readers to nominate their favourite beer garden in Dacorum

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:28 am
The pub in Potten End received the most nominations. Clare Levy said: "Most definitely the most missed is Martins Pond! They saved our summer. Ice-cream van, pizzas and the whole green became our pub garden. Counting down the days to have them back!" (C) Clare Levy

One of the things we are all looking forward to is that first drink in the sun with our family and friends when lockdown eases.

There are plenty of great beer gardens across Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhamsted that you cannot wait to visit, once lockdown restrictions start to ease.

The Gazette asked readers to tell us which beer garden they were most looking forward to returning to, after April 12, when hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors.

Large waterside pub in Apsley, with open fires, balcony and terrace serving classic British food and real ales. (C) Tony Minchin

There were plenty of votes, and the stand out winner was Martins Pond in Potten End.

Here are a few of the comments made about the pub by our readers:

Ade Festa Allistone-smith said: "Martins Pond, Potton End. Friendly, great beer, also COVID safe."

Deborah Burke said: "Martins Pond. They did such a great job over the summer in trying to lift everyone spirits with their cocktails and pizza. I will be back for sure.

Janice Carden nominated this pub in Boxmoor. She said: "They do the most incredible cocktails. Justin and team and worked so hard to make it covid safe and jumped through every hoop and they deserve our support. The food, location, atmosphere, drinks - all brilliant." (C) Google Maps

Lee Bryant said: "Martins Pond for me. They managed things so safely and well last July when we came out of lockdown. Will definitely be back there in April

Sandie Young said: "Martins Pond. Warm, friendly staff and atmosphere. Always working hard to bring new themes and events when they can. Great pub!

Karen McEwen said: Martins Pond Potten End, great traditional pub, fab food, friendly staff and wonderful landlady. They diversified last year when allowed to reopen, used the green opposite pub had pizza van and ice cream van plus cocktail tent, the best time during reopening. Cant wait for more if the same."

Jayne Robinson-Hood said: "Martins Pond, Potten End. Keeps our village alive."

Joanne Lane nominated this pub in Hemel Hempstead. She said: "Definitely the top of the world with a cocktail." (C) Joanne Lane
This pub in Hemel Hempstead serves British bar food and a selection of cask ales in a cosy setting (C) Google Maps
The original listed building has been renovated to create a warm and cosy bar with open fires. For the warmer months, this opens into a stylish outside paved area for alfresco dining. (C) Google Maps
This pub in Tring offers British fare plus ales, lagers and ciders in a cosy, laid-back tavern with a brick-walled courtyard. (C) Google Maps
Waterfront pub with large garden in Bulbourne, serving well-presented British cuisine, bar snacks and real ales.(C) Google Maps
Rustic pub in Hemel Hempstead, with an open fire, waterside terrace and banquette seating, serving British grub. (C) Google Maps
A beautiful country pub and restaurant in Piccots End, with a modern twist, and a large garden. (C) Google Maps
A Great British Carvery restaurant in Hemel Hempstead, offering excellent service and a menu of over 50 dishes
This pub in Potten End received the most nominations. Aaron Hardy said: "Martins Pond in Potten End, Pizza and Cocktails on the green in the Summer." (C) Aaron Hardy