Summer at the marina

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
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Summer is in full swing and these endless days are perfect for relaxing with friends and having a beer in the open air. Pub and beer expert Jane Peyton has reached the second stop on her tour of England, hunting for brilliant beer gardens, and over the next few weeks she will be sharing her top tips for the most enticing al fresco spots in which to sit and cool down with a glass of San Miguel, Spain’s leading quality lager.

Join the quest to find Britain’s ultimate outdoor drinking spaces by adding your favourite to the San Miguel Summer Shortlist and you will be in with a chance to win an unforgettable VIP trip to Ibiza for you and a friend.

Thirsty yet? Then head to Ipswich to test Jane’s suggestion for the Summer Shortlist. Located in a 17th century merchant’s house replete with oak beams, Isaac’s on the Quay is a social hub full of character and with four outdoor areas. Summer means barbeques as well as beer, so head to the side terrace for a grill-up when your stomach starts rumbling. Or if you are in the mood for sports then the televisions placed around the large paved courtyard mean you won’t miss a shot.

For something more tranquil, there’s a small garden adorned with plants and flowers or, if yachts are your thing, the patio overlooking the marina is a great place.

Boats, barbeque and beer. What could be better?

Isaac's on the Quay

“You feel as if you could be enjoying a drink anywhere in Europe” - Anthony Hearsum, a regular at Isaac’s.

  • 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AS
  • Tel: 01473 259952
  • Sun-Thurs 11.30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am – 12am
  • Food: Served from noon to 6pm. Summer barbeque from 6pm.
  • Some parts of the building were built in the 15th century

Win a VIP trip to Ibiza

Summer is here and to celebrate San Miguel is on a mission to find Britain’s best beer gardens. But we also want to hear from you. Simply tell us about your favourite outdoor drinking spot and you could win an unforgettable VIP trip for two to Ibiza. To get involved, join us on Facebook here and you can start dreaming about that island in the sun.