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Eat Outdoors in Blackpool

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, a summertime tipple or a much-needed get together with friends and family you’ve missed over lockdown, we have rounded up some great outdoor dining spots in and around Blackpool for you to enjoy. As always, we recommend booking ahead where possible to avoid disappointment.

 

The Velvet Coaster 

Located 150m away from Blackpool South Pier, The Velvet Coaster is one of the largest pubs in Blackpool with outdoor seating on all three levels. On the first floor you’ll find a beautiful balcony and, even better, on the top floor there’s an impressive rooftop terrace ideal for soaking up some vitamin D.  

Named after the 89-year-old wooden rollercoaster which is now referred to as Nickelodeon Streak at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Velvet Coaster is in an ideal location after an exhilarating day out at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool South Pier or a relaxing day catching the rays at South Beach.
Velvet Coaster JD Wetherspoons
(Photo credit: JD Wetherspoons)

Central Pier’s Terrace Bar

Looking for a scenic spot? Central Pier’s Terrace Bar has one of the largest outdoor seating areas in all of Blackpool. Situated at the northern side of the pier, the Terrace Bar looks out towards the beach, making it the perfect sun-trap to sit back, unwind and breathe in the sea air.

Admission is free for all ages and is accessible without entering the pier.  After your refreshing drink, walk above the waves on Central Pier and, only if you're feeling brave, take a ride on the iconic Big Wheel for a true Blackpool experience.

Spanish Steps - Promenade 

Ok, so this isn’t a pub, café or restaurant, but if there’s one place you’re guaranteed a seat, it’ll be our famous Promenade. If you haven’t visited the resort for a number of years, you will notice that Blackpool’s sea defences have been completely redesigned in a project totalling £80m. The result? Stunning Spanish-style steps leading down to the sea and spacious paths wide enough to stroll, skate or cycle to your heart’s desire.

Stretching for six miles with plenty of open space, the Promenade is the perfect place to enjoy all what Blackpool has to offer. Simply head to one of the takeaway options along the seafront, grab your fish and chips or ice cream, and sit on the Spanish steps to witness one of Blackpool’s breath-taking sunsets; it’s one of the best seats in town! As always, please make sure you dispose of your litter in one of the bins provided or take it home with you.
 

Beach House & Bistro

Directly in the heart of Blackpool, the Beach House is set in an iconic building on the beachfront with spectacular views of the Irish Sea. Nestled between The Blackpool Tower and Blackpool North Pier, it’s the perfect place for those instagrammable shots with your family and friends.

On clear, sunny days, the roof impressively retracts to offer additional outdoor seating, allowing you enjoy the sun and hear the waves gently lap the shore whilst you sip your favourite cocktail. This will be your new favourite summer spot from 17 May!

Stefani’s Pizzeria 

Just a stone’s throw from Houndshill Shopping Centre, home to more than 50 stores, lies a local hidden gem in Cedar Square next to the impressive St John's church and the Winter Gardens.

Ma Kelly's Showboat BlackpoolStefani’s Pizzeria is an award-winning wood-fired pizza restaurant, specialising in a signature fluffy dough, a secret recipe tomato sauce and mouth-watering toppings. They also cater for vegetarians and vegans too! With a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor, it’s more important than ever to support independent businesses, so Stefani’s ticks all the boxes for alfresco dining in the centre of Blackpool.

Ma Kelly’s Showboat

Previously Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ma Kelly’s Showboat is a lively watering hole located at North Shore. This welcoming cabaret bar has an extensive beer garden at the front of the premises, perfect for basking in the sun with a refreshing drink.

There are plenty more eateries and watering holes in and around Blackpool which are utilising their own outdoor spaces from 12 April. Take a look below:
 

Outdoor seating on Blackpool Promenade 

Name Address Contact
Best Western Carleton 282-286 Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 2EZ 01253 628966
Dutton Arms 441 Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1AR 01253 405428
Gin House Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BB 01256 623422
Ma Kellys showboat 44-46 Queen's Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9RW 07388 685053
Terrace Bar Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BB 01255 623422
The Eating Inn Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BB 01253 342910
The Gynn 341 Dickson Road, Blackpool FY1 2JR 01253 357714
The Garden  North Pier Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1NE 01254 623422
The Lounge North Pier Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1NE 01253 623422
The Soul Suite 142-144 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1RE 01253 753007
The Velvet Coaster  501-507 Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BA 01253 362180
Viva Vegas Diner, Bar & Grill 60-34 Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 4QU 01253  749749
Yates South Shore  407 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6HD 01253 406070

Outdoor seating in Cedar Square, Blackpool

Name Address Contact
Pastels 2 Cedar Square, Blackpool FY1 1BP 01253 752404
Stefani's Pizza 3 Cedar Square, Blackpool FY1 1BP 01253 297185
Number Five Cafe 5 Cedar Square, Blackpool, FY1 1BP 01253 752377


Outdoor seating in and around Blackpool 

Name Address Contact
Air Balloon Squires Gate Lane, Airport, Blackpool FY4 2QS 01253 362400
Bloomfield Brewhouse 47 Ansdell Road, Blackpool FY1 6PW 01253 693219
Boars Head 38 Preston Old Road, Blackpool FY3 9PL 01253 760279
Clarence Pub 88 Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4HG  01253 761064
Compass Cafe Bar 24 Birley St, Blackpool FY1 1DU 01253 626857
Farmers Arms 570 Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1RF 01253 407215
Half Way House St Anne's Road, Blackpool FY4 2QL 01253 370940
Highfield Pub Highfield Road, Blackpool FY4 3LA 01253 600101
Hive 80-82 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HP 01253 296686
Mere Park Preston Old Road, Blackpool FY3 9SP 01253 765038
Mi Casa Su Casa 117 Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9HZ 01253 351993
No 3 Blackpool 3 Devonshire Road, Blackpool FY3 9BW 07725 877423
Raikes Hall  Liverpool Road, Blackpool FY1 4HE 01253 290974
Rose & Crown 22 Corporation Street, Blackpool FY1 1EJ  01253 299821
Spen Dyke Lytham Road, South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1JE 01253 543297
Shickers 93 Waterloo Road, Blackpool 01253 375336
Shovels 260 Common Edge Road, Marton Moss Side, Blackpool FY4 5DH 01253 762702
The Belle Vue Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9DG 01253 394702
The New Philly Family Bar 68 - 70 Foxhall Road, Blackpool, FY1 5BL  
The Counting House 10 Talbot Square, Blackpool FY1 1NG England 01253 290979
The Layton Rakes 17-25 Market Street, Blackpool FY1 1ET 01253 743710
The Saddle 286 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool FY3 9PH 01253 767827
Mere Park Pub Preston Old Rd, Blackpool FY3 9SP 01253 765038
The Cottage Chippy 31 Newhouse Road, Blackpool, FY4 4JH 01253 764081
Number 10 Ale House 258-260 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9JW 01253 694193
Cask Micropub 9 Layton Road, Layton, FY3  8EA  
The Townsman 96 Topping Steert,  FY1 3AD 01253 300252
The Flying Handbag  44 Queen Street,  FY1 2AY 01253  207773