Few things are simpler and more pleasurable than supping a cold drink in a beer garden on a hot day.
And thankfully Huddersfield has more than its fair share of places to do that.
Whether it's a lively outdoor area in a town centre bar or a quiet country pub garden, our town delivers.
Many allow dogs and some are particularly geared towards families with large outdoor play areas.
Most of these venues serve real ale and some even brew their own tasty beers.
Plus it's not all about the drinks; many of these pubs are also renowned for their food.
And with a warm spell already underway these watering holes are looking all the more tempting.
We're sure there are plenty we haven't included. If we've missed any off let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Beer gardens for hot days in Huddersfield:
Rose and Crown, Cop Hill, Slaithwaite
This classic rural pub serves real ale and decent home cooked food. It has a large outdoor area which your kids can tear around as you take in the views across the Colne Valley.
The Riverhead, Marsden
This is quite simply one of the best pubs in Huddersfield, particularly on a hot day. Enjoy some of The Riverhead's fine home cooked food and real ale, brewed on site, while your young ones can feed the ducks in the shallows of the adjacent Colne river.
The Ship Inn, Mirfield
A popular pub for families and with good reason, the Ship has large outdoor and indoor playgrounds.
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
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
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
What better place to soak up the sun than on a stylish roof terrace? Revolution's 'secret garden' is an excellent spot to enjoy cocktails, a bite to eat or a cold beer overlooking the town centre.
Bar Maroc, Huddersfield town centre
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
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 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 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.
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 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
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
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.