‘Al Fresco April’: A Warwickshire Guide

Photo: The Cottage via Facebook

The Coventry and Warwickshire eateries re-opening their doors from April 12

If, like me, you are longing for the excitement of booking a table at a restaurant, having an excuse to get dressed up (or even just out of your pyjamas), sitting down with your friends/family/other half and gorging out on delicious food and drinks without the hassle of cooking and washing up, Boris’ announcement that al fresco dining will be ‘on the table’ from April 12 probably came as music to your ears. The question is, where can we go?! To help you out, I’ve compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the pubs and restaurants across Coventry and Warwickshire opening their doors and outdoor dining areas next month.

Tables are filling up fast for a lot of these places so I strongly recommend you book in advance – and get on this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


The Cottage, Earlsdon

Slug & Lettuce

Pizza Express

Las Iguanas

The Yard

Generators @ The Telegraph Hotel – opening from April 14 for rooftop tapas and cocktails

Coombe Abbey Hotel – opening from April 14 for afternoon tea on the terrace

Photo: Las Iguanas

Balsall Common, Meriden & Burton Green

Ye Olde Saracen’s Head, Balsall Common

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Burton Green

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Meriden

The Barn at Berryfield’s, Meriden


The Queen & Castle

Virgins & Castle

The Cross – opening from April 14

The Almanack

Photo: The Almanack via Facebook


The Globe

The Black Pug

Giggling Squid

The Saxon Mill

The Moorings at Myton

Leamington Spa

The Fat Pug

The Royal Pug

Fizzy Moon

Giggling Squid

Turtle Bay

The Red Lion, Hunningham

Photo: The Red Lion Hunningham via Facebook


Pizza Express

Bacco Lounge

On the Rocks

The Dun Cow, Dunchurch

The Lounge, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore


Ego at The Cedar Tree

Middlemarch Farm

The Acorn

The Griffin Inn

Photo: The Griffin Inn via Facebook

By Ashleigh Goodall (Instagram โ€“ย @covfoodie)

With thanks to Ellen Manning for the inspiration – visit her on Instagram @eatwithellen and check out her blog here!

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