In a bid to ease lockdown restrictions, beer gardens in Cumbria will be able to open their doors again on Monday - but will have to follow strict rules.

From April 12, restaurants, cafes and pubs across England are expected to be allowed to serve food and drink outdoors for the first time in months.

Many restaurants and pubs are currently getting their outdoor areas ready to welcome back customers on Monday.

We've taken a look at some of the top-rated beer gardens in Cumbria, according to reviews left on Google.

The Lake Road Inn


The pub has been rated 4.2 stars on Google by more than 500 customers who have visited.

In March, they confirmed they would be opening their beer garden on April 12 in line with government guidance.

The website states: "The pub is small but perfectly formed and is all about the quirky decor. A great place to eat before you explore the delights of Keswick."

One customer said: "Nice cosy pub with patio beer garden."

Lake View Garden Bar


More than 470 customers rated the bar 4.3 stars on Google.

They confirmed in February the outdoor area would be opening again on April 12.

A post on their Facebook page reads: "From the 12 April you will be very welcome to pop in and soak up the views whilst sipping a pint or two with us. Our huge outdoor garden bar and the fab team will be there to offer you a warm welcome and pour you, your favourite pint."

One customer said: "An outside lakeside bar with lovely views. Staff were very friendly and there are patio heaters for when it's chilly."

The Old Friends Inn


From nearly 200 reviews on Google, the pub has been rated 4.6 stars on Google.

Earlier this week a post on social media read: "Well hopefully, this time next week we'll be open! Come and use our lovely beer garden! We should have a new range of coffee and cake available too!"

One customer who had visited said: "Lovely beer garden, sun trap."

Museum Inn


More than 160 reviews on Google rated the pub 3.8 stars.

They have previously confirmed that they will reopen on April 12 with lots of details posted on their Facebook page about the rules that will be in place.

One customer left the review: "Great food and staff beer garden a nice bonus"

Castle Nights


The pub has been rated 4.5 stars on Google by those who have previously visited.

Earlier in the year, they confirmed the news they'd be reopening on Monday, April 12, asking customers for suggestions of a premium larger to put on draught.

One customer left the review: "Excellent pub with great secluded beer garden, and to top it off the food is fantastic."