PUB gardens will be packed with thirsty punters today, in pursuit of ice-cold drinks and a slice of sunshine.

The question of where to while away a summer's day in Oxford can be a difficult one, with a choice of rooftop bars, pub patios and pretty restaurant terraces. 

We've put together a list of some of the city's most picturesque beer gardens below, all within the boundary of the ring road.

Let us know in the comments if we've missed out your favourite.

  • The Victoria Arms, Marston

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Pic: Jessica Mann

The expanse of grass overlooks the River Cherwell - a popular pit-stop for punters and boaters.

  • The Perch, Binsey

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Pic: Tim Hughes

A stunning garden with willow trees and plenty of seating, close to Port Meadow and the River Thames.

  • Head of the River, Folly Bridge

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Pic: Jon Lewis

Easily one of the biggest pub gardens in the city centre. There is no grass but the outdoor seating has a lovely view onto the water.

  • The Punter, Osney

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The garden itself is small with seating and pockets of shade, a short stride from Osney Lock. You can take your drink a few steps across the road to sit on the grassy riverbank and watch the boats.

  • Isis Farmhouse, near Iffley Lock

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The pub is fronted by a large grassy garden with trees and benches, right next to the River Thames. You'll be able to spot ducks swimming past as well as the Salter's Steamers tour boat.

  • The Fishes, North Hinksey

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Don't be fooled by the few benches on the front courtyard - go to the back of the pub and you will find a large garden dotted with benches and parasols. 

  • The Trout Inn, Wolvercote

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Another riverside gem on the banks of the Thames. An alternative reality version of the pub appears in Philip Pullman's book La Belle Sauvage.