Al Fresco or Al Desko?

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Al Fresco or Al Desko?

Well there’s no contest really – lunch is always going to be better on a bench in whatever sunshine the British weather decides to give us.

So that you can enjoy one of our new ‘grab & go’ sandwiches and salads in the perfect place – we have asked the BTP teams to tell us about their favourite spots to have a sneaky bite & take in the view.

Here are their picks:

Edgbaston Reservoir – “It’s great on a sunny afternoon with the backdrop of the Birmingham skyline behind you and all the water sport activities going on the reservoir – there is no better way to spend an afternoon in the sun.”

Bristol – Royal Fort Gardens (just up from Browns) – “A lovely, quiet hidden spot with plenty of benches, beautiful university building architecture and an interesting art feature in the middle.”

Salisbury – QE (Queen Elizabeth) Gardens – “This is a great place to soak up the history and beauty of this Historic city, with views of the iconic cathedral and the river Avon. From here you can stroll along the tow path which leads onto the picturesque water meadows”.

Devon – Saunton Sands – “A nice place to stop before heading to Croyde Bay. If it’s wet you can stay in the car and enjoy the view of the bay below, or if the sun is shining, take a walk down to the beach to pitch up the picnic blanket!”

Bristol – The Botanical Gardens “Nestled away in Stoke Bishop is the tranquil University of Bristol botanic garden. For a small fee (unless you’re a student), you can wander around the garden and marvel at their collection of tropical and exotic plants.”

Worcester – Gheluvelt Park – A great park with something for everyone. Feed the ducks. Play in the park. A large splash pad for kids. Tennis courts. Plenty of space to have a picnic and waste several hour of your day! A really good park for families, dog walkers, sun bathers and athletes!

These are some of our favs, but do tell us where you go al fresco this summer – send us your suggestions on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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