SEEING as it's the hottest day of the year, what better way to relax and take in some rays at a beer garden.

East Lancashire boasts some of the most stunning views so we have put together a list of some of the best places.

Some of them are dog and family friendly so you can enjoy the good weather.

Here is a list of some of the ones we have picked out across the area.

Butler Arms in Pleasington,

Overlooking the bowling green, you’ll find The Terrace. With high wooden trusses, beautifully selected foliage and comfortable seating it brings a bit of the Med to the region. There’s an outside bar, fire pit and ice bucket tables, plus festoon lighting to keep you comfortable on almost any summer evening. If you’re feeling the chill, grab a blanket and snuggle down.

Aspinall Arms in Mitton,

The Aspinall Arms is a coaching inn believed to date from the 17th century, and was originally known as the Mitton Boat. With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, and flagged floors and open fires inside, it's just the pub for walkers, cyclists and anglers to mingle and dine alongside the friendly locals.

Railway in Pleasington,

This is a wonderful British Pub, set in the idyllic English village of Pleasington caters for your every need. There are significant improvements to the bowling and spectator facilities which complement warm sunny days and a beer!

Golden Cup, Darwen,

This charming family friendly pub has a beer garden hosts local residents, sports teams and football fans attending Blackburn Rovers – both Home and Away!

Clog and Billycock in Blackburn,

This pub specialises in local produce is given thoughtful treatment at this local pub with an elegant, paved beer garden.

Rose and Crown in Clitheroe,

There is very good evidence that there has been a public house on the site of The Rose & Crown since Tudor times and the courtyard which is a great place to relax.

Sparrowhawk in Fence,

There is a garden to the front where you can sit and bask in the Lancashire sunshine.

Parker Arms in Newton in Bowland near Clitheroe,

The Parker’s offers modern classic food using the finest regional produce in our very own special way, an eclectic selected wine list, real ales and 2 ensuite rooms with great views.

Inn at Whitewell near Clitheroe,

This Inn has some royal connection as it forms part of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate. It sits high on the banks of the River Hodder, where it is hoped it will remain, with spectacular views down the valley into the heart of the Forest of Bowland.

Rising Sun Inn at Blacko 

When visitors comment on Trip Advisor about this one as having some "Excellent service and superb beer and pub food.. Friendly atmosphere and well maintained establishment" it makes you want to visit it.

Game Cock Inn, Great Harwood

It has some breath-taking views of the countryside from the beer garden at the back.

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