THIRSTY regulars will be excited to hear pub gardens in Salisbury could reopen in April under Boris Johnson's roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions.

In the four-stage plan, pub gardens could be allowed to reopen from April 12 at the earliest, along with shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries and outdoor attractions.

But, what pub gardens should you visit in the city once you're finally allowed to have a cold one with your friends?

Here are some beer gardens we're itching to visit in the spring.

The Winchester Gate 

The pub and music venue has recently splashed out on a tent worth £70,000 for their beer garden after receiving £77,692 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. 

The roof of the tent can split in two meaning customers will be able to enjoy a drink come rain or shine.

Address: 113 Rampart Road, Salisbury, SP1 1JA

Telephone: 01722 503362

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New Inn

The pub is just a three minute walk from the iconic Salisbury Cathedral and offers traditional English dishes.

Some Google reviewers said the walled beer garden was "glorious" and "lovely".

Address: 41-43 New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2PH

Telephone: 01722 326662

The New Inn, New Street

The New Inn, New Street

Old Ale And Coffee House

The independent pub boasts a pub garden with bookable huts, where you can be served anything from a quick pub lunch to a long lazy pub supper.

If you're feeling a bit chilly the gastropub has you covered with dedicated heated areas.

Address: 80 Crane Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2QD

Telephone: 01722 410541

The Old Ale and Coffee House, Crane Street

The Old Ale and Coffee House, Crane Street

The Ox Row Inn

The Grade II listed watering hole dates back to the 16th century and exudes authentic olde worlde charm.

It has plenty of outdoor seating on the Market Place, which is always busy when the sun shines.

Address: 10-11 Ox Row, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1EU

Telephone: 01722 349033

The Ox Row Inn, Ox Row

The Ox Row Inn, Ox Row

The Pheasant Inn

The traditional pub features a picture-perfect beer garden and serves an "extensive collection of cask ales", according to their website.

Pet lovers will be glad to know they can take their four-legged friends into The Pheasant.

Address: 19 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1DT

Telephone: 01722 421841

The Pheasant Inn, Salt Lane. Pictures: Tom Gregory

The Pheasant Inn, Salt Lane. Pictures: Tom Gregory

Rose and Crown

The four-star Rose & Crown Hotel is an original 13th century coaching inn with stunning views across the River Avon and Salisbury Cathedral.

Many original features date back over 600 years having lovingly been preserved to retain as much character as possible.

Address: Harnham Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8JQ

Telephone: +44 1722 328615