Summer is on its way — and where better to soak up the sunshine than a scenic beer garden!

From cosy suntraps to blooming gardens and rooftop terraces, Huddersfield has a wealth of outdoor areas to enjoy a nice cold pint, have some lunch or share a bottle of wine.

Some also have children's play areas to keep the little ones amused!

We've picked out ten of the best beer gardens in and around town that are perfect for sunny days.

We're sure they'll be packed when the sun comes out!

Beer gardens for summer in Huddersfield:

The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas

The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas
The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas

Enjoy cask ales, wine and champagne as well as al fresco dining at The Golden Cock. The country pub also offers afternoon tea alongside traditional pub grub.

The Rising Sun, Crosland Hill

Rising Sun, Crosland Hill
Rising Sun, Crosland Hill

With a beer garden described as a 'hidden gem' by Whatpub.com, the Rising Sun in Crosland Hill offers ample outdoor space for a nice cold pint on a sunny day. The pub serves Cask Marque accredited real ales, and hosts live music, pub quizzes and screens football matches.

The Pear Tree Inn, Mirfield

The Pear Tree Inn, Mirfield
The Pear Tree Inn, Mirfield

Enjoy a pint in a pretty beer garden by the River Calder in Mirfield. The gastropub has an outside bar and stocks a range of cask ales — you don't even have to go indoors to get a round in!

Revolution, Huddersfield town centre

Revolution bar, Cross Church St, Huddersfield. the rooftop terrace with retractable roof.

What better place to soak up the sun than on a stylish roof terrace? Revolution Huddersfield's makeover included the creation of this glamorous spot, used for rooftop parties on bank holiday weekends. Enjoy cocktails, a bite to eat or a cold beer overlooking the town centre.

Bar Maroc, Huddersfield town centre

Bar Maroc's roof terrace
Bar Maroc's roof terrace

For a different beer garden experience, try the rooftop terrace at Bar Maroc in New Street. The cosy bar has colourful Moroccan furnishings and is known for its homemade pizzas.

The Roundhill Inn, Rastrick

The view from the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick
The view from the Roundhill Inn, Rastrick

If you want a beer garden with stunning views, head to the Roundhill Inn. As it's name suggests, the pub is right in front of the natural landmark between Halifax and Huddersfield, and serves ales from Yorkshire and beyond. On Sundays, cheeses, French breads, pate, black pudding and more is laid on for customers from 12pm.

Sands House, Crosland Hill

Sands House, Huddersfield
Sands House, Huddersfield

Sands House is great for families, with a children's play area alongside its scenic beer garden. The pub serves bar snacks and sandwiches as well as pub grub and handmade stone baked pizzas, and boasts an extensive wine list as well as a host of real ales.

The Grove, Huddersfield

The Grove, Huddersfield
The Grove, Huddersfield

One of Huddersfield's most popular pubs, the Grove offers live music, 'meet the brewers' events and also hosts regular BBQs from Sav's BBQ Pit. The cosy beer garden is the perfect place to try a beer from its extensive ale and lager menu — but be quick, there's only nine tables up for grabs!

Wills O'Nats, Meltham

Wills O Nats, Meltham
Wills O Nats, Meltham

This Meltham boozer had a role in series two of Happy Valley — and Examiner reader Debbie Luty said it has 'the best beer garden and view in good weather'. Situated in the foothills of the Pennines, close to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, the pub offers a scenic view on a sunny day.

The Nook, Holmfirth

The Nook Brewhouse, Holmfirth (terrace at the back)
The Nook Brewhouse, Holmfirth (terrace at the back)

The brewery tap for The Nook Brewhouse, this Holmfirth pub offers the chance to try once of its ales just yards from where it was brewed. The Nook also boasts a riverside patio and beer garden, which hosts beer festivals at Easter and over the August bank holiday weekend.

The Dusty Miller, Longwood

The Dusty Miller, Longwood
The Dusty Miller, Longwood

This real ale pub, refurbished by Milltown Brewing Co, showcases the brewery's range of beers as well as ales from across the region. The pub also hosts live music and has a dog-friendly beer garden.

Jacob's Well, Honley

Jacob's Well, Honley
Jacob's Well, Honley

Another beer garden offering superb views, Jacob's Well is nestled between Honley and Holmfirth and close to Holme Valley reservoir walks. The pub serves ales, wine and bottled beers from around the world, as well as traditional pub fayre from locally sourced ingredients.

Don't they look tempting?

Next time the sun comes out you'll be spoiled for choice for the perfect spot for an al fresco pint.

Is your favourite beer garden not on the list? Tell us which is your favourite beer garden (and include a picture if possible) by email: Samantha.Gildea@trinitymirror.com.