The sun is out, the winter clothes have been put away and it's time to head to the beer gardens.

Across Ipswich, locals will be flocking to the pubs on the weekends and after work now that summer is well and truly underway.

With that in mind, here are seven great Ipswich pubs with beer gardens...

1. Isaacs

One of the Waterfront's most popular venues is undoubtedly Isaacs.

With views across the water and plenty of outdoor space, it's no wonder why this place is so busy around this time of year.

2. Fat Cat

Loved by locals, Fat Cat has established a loyal customer base.

Luckily, it is also a great place to grab a pint in the sunshine thanks to its inviting and cosy garden area.

3. The Woolpack

Ipswich Star: Outside The Woolpack in IpswichOutside The Woolpack in Ipswich (Image: Lucy Taylor)

The Woolpack is long established in Ipswich and crowds flock to it when the sun comes out.

It is a pub that also takes great pride in its food, so be sure to arrive with an empty stomach.

4. The Greyhound

Ipswich Star: Punters at The GreyhoundPunters at The Greyhound (Image: Sonya Duncan)

With plenty of recently expanded outdoor space, its no surpise that The Greyhound is the favoured pub by many.

Found in Henley Road, it is an Adnams house which serves up some tasty local brews.

5. The Steamboat Tavern

Sat alongside the River Orwell across from the Waterfront, The Steamboat Tavern has outdoor seating on the quayside as well as a sheltered garden.

This pub has a lot of soul and is an excellent place to grab a pint away from the busy town centre.

6. The Swan & Hedgehog

Ipswich Star: The Swan and Hedgehog in IpswichThe Swan and Hedgehog in Ipswich (Image: Charlotte Bond, Newsquest)

Tucked away to the side of the Buttermarket, The Swan & Hedgehog is a ideal retreat for those in need of a convenient drink.

Thanks to its central location, footfall is always high and its no surprise to see the outdoor tables snapped up on a sunny day.

7. The Cricketers

Ipswich Star: The Cricketers has a good size beer gardenThe Cricketers has a good size beer garden (Image: Newsquest)

If you're looking for value, it is tough to beat The Cricketers.

Unlike many Wetherspoons across the country, Ipswich's site has a sizeable beer garden which is a delight when the warmer weather comes round.