What’s your idea of the perfect beer garden? Is it beside the sea or in the heart of the city or countryside? Help us find the best and you could win a VIP trip for two to Ibiza

it’s summer at last! And of course that means spending time with friends drinking beer in the open air while the sun shines. But where are Britain’s best beer gardens? Pub and beer expert Jane Peyton has taken a tour around the country in search of brilliant beer gardens. Over the next few weeks Jane will share her tips of top al-fresco spots in which to sit and cool down with a glass of San Miguel, Spain’s leading quality lager. We are on a mission to identify Britain’s ultimate outdoor drinking spaces – but we can’t do it without you. So, if you have a favourite outdoor watering hole then please add it to the San Miguel Summer Shortlist of the best beer gardens for a chance to win an unforgettable VIP trip to Ibiza for you and a friend.

Thirsty yet? Then Brighton is your destination to check out Jane’s first entry for the Summer Shortlist. The Oh So Social is situated on the seafront in a Victorian archway and boasts a terrace that’s practically on the pebbles and has an unobstructed view of the coast. If you’re here with your friends, enjoying a drink, you probably won’t want to risk losing your able, but don’t worry there is waiter service to stop that happening! Oh So Social has a friendly, laid- back atmosphere and the best vista in Brighton. Look no further for sun, sea and San Miguel.