Is this the UK's most scenic beer garden? - The 'Open Arms' returns to Warwick Castle

The open-air pub garden, located in the castle’s main courtyard surrounded by towers and ramparts, serves food and drink from various businesses

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:23 pm

As pubs and restaurants reopen for outdoor hospitality across the UK, The ‘Open Arms’ at Warwick Castle has also reopened.

The area, brought to the local landmark by Digbeth Dining Club, opened within the castle grounds is available on selected evenings until May 31, with the potential for more dates to be added.

The open-air pub garden, located in the castle’s main courtyard surrounded by towers and ramparts, serves food and drink from various businesses.

The Open Arms has returned to Warwick Castle. Photo supplied by Warwick Castle

It previously opened for 12 weeks of sell-out sessions last summer and is back by popular demand.

The designated area in the Castle’s Inner Courtyard has been organised to comply with Covid-19 guidelines, including restrictions on group sizes and household mixing. All payments are contactless, and tables must be booked online in advance.

Bobby Barnes, founder of the Open Arms, said: “We’re really excited to be able to reopen the beer garden at Warwick Castle.

"We’ve got music, a range of delicious street foods and refreshing drinks at the ready.

The Open Arms has returned to Warwick Castle. Photo supplied by Warwick Castle

"It’s a great chance to sit back and relax while reuniting with friends and family for the first time in a while.

"At Digbeth Dining Club we pride ourselves on putting on excellent events, and we’re sure this one will have an incredible and unmissable atmosphere.”

Liam Bartlett, operations director at Warwick Castle, added: “The Open Arms is a fantastic evening addition to the Castle and we’re thrilled to have them back.

"We’re really excited to be reopening, and this puts the cherry on the cake - or rather the head on your beer.

The Open Arms has returned to Warwick Castle. Photo supplied by Warwick Castle

"We hope visitors to the castle will enjoy an added opportunity to relax with food, drink and music while catching up with loved ones after exploring the outdoor attractions at the Castle, including the brand new Zog and the Quest for the Golden Star trail, based on the books by Julia Donaldson.”

Warwick Castle is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and the Open Arms takes bookings from 5pm (6pm on Thursdays). April dates are currently sold out, with May dates available and potentially more to be added.

For more information go to: https://www.digbethdiningclub.com/