We’re delighted to announce that our brand new outdoor Garden space is now open! We managed to open our doors just in time for the glorious summer, and we’re enjoying bathing in the rays.
As we start to return to normality with outdoor drinking and dining, we invite you down to our sprawling new garden to enjoy a taste of the Future Yard action before we open up fully in May. It’s going to be soooo nice to see people again!
Serving a full range of coffee, beers and cocktails, our Garden has ample space to welcome you in groups up to a maximum of six. We’ll have DJs setting the vibe from our all-new outdoor booth as we’re open Thursday-Sunday, and a great range of vegan and vegetarian food served by Hardy’s from The Big Dub Of Love food truck.
Summer time at Future Yard is mapped out for you: soaking up the sun on the bleachers, a pint of Future Yard Pilsner or a cocktail in one hand, a portion of Cauli Bombs in the other, boss tunes in the air – what’s not to love?
We can’t wait to welcome you to our Garden this summer. Never mind #thefutureisbirkenhead, it’s #thesummerisbirkenhead
Regular opening hours
See important access and Covid-19 safety info below. We don’t take any bookings or reservations; we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome (so long as they’re on leads). Check our FAQ page for any other queries.
- A superb range of local craft beers and brews, from the likes of Glen Affric, Chapter Brewing, Black Lodge, Cloudwater, Top Rope, Neptune Brewing.
- Great coffee from incredible roasteries working closely with farmers, and teas made with 100% natural ingredients.
- An extensive range of soft drinks and fruit presses.
- Refreshing summer cocktails.
We’re keeping our suppliers as close to home as possible. Partly because of our commitment to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, but also because there are so many incredible independent brewers, roasters and bakers on our doorstep!
Glen Affric are a craft brewery situated a stone’s throw from Future Yard, and have been brewing award-winning beers from their Birkenhead home for the past five years. Black Lodge are based in the Baltic Triangle and specialise in adventurous and distinctive brews; and Chapter Brewing are experts in hopcraft and storytelling, which they produce from their base in Sutton Weaver in Cheshire. We’ll be mixing up our beers regularly, so you’ll have to check back in to see what’s on offer.
Our coffee will be served fresh from a gleaming new La Marzocco machine (😍) which puts out some of the most beautifully consistent espresso you can get. Our house espresso is currently a blend of Brazilian and Guatemalan by the brilliant Axis Coffee. Chris from Axis has been working in coffee for 12 years; since starting Axis, he has a tree planted for every bag bought, and all their coffees are bought with an additional premium on on top, which is donated to social initiatives in their +20% Programme. We’ll be getting the best milk in from local dairy Peckforton Farm, while Bates Dairy will be supplying us with an oat milk alternative. Almond and coconut milk varieties are also on offer (Alpro). Filter coffee is available as batch brew, Chemex, or Aeropress. Currently we have two filters by our neighbours just through the tunnel, Neighbourhood Cofffee, and we’ll be updating our guest filters on a regular basis.
For the easy goers, drivers and people just chilling, we’re stocked up with a massive range of teas, fruit presses and soft drinks – because not everyone wants a caffeine or alcohol hit in the sun. Our range of teas comes from ZIGZAG, so you can sip on an Earl Grey, a zesty Yunnan Green or a good old fashioned English Breakfast tea. Punchy produce a range of characterful, natural punches that will still give you a little boost – and a percentage of proceeds from each sale are donated to charities through Punchy’s brilliant sustainability arm. We’ll also have kombuchas and iced teas to pick from – and for those who want a halfway house, Schöfferhofer’s 2.5% ABV grapefruit wheat beer will be served on draught.
- A great menu of vegan and vegetarian food, served from the Hardy’s Big Dub Of Love food truck.
- Platters of cakes, cookies and sweet treats, baked freshly by Ullet Road Bakesale.
We want to serve a range of food for you to eat on the go, while relaxing outside with a cuppa, or before you head inside for a gig. In keeping with our environmental sustainability pledge, all of our food offers are vegan and vegetarian, sourced from some brilliant local providers.
Hardy’s have years of experience in creating bespoke, tantalising menus, and we’re made up that they’ll be serving up all of our food offer at Future Yard. You may remember their Big Dub Of Love food truck from our Future Yard festival in 2019 – that will be back in the Garden this summer, and when we open fully we’ll be serving the full food offer indoors too. From flatbreads to burgers, fake duck and chicken to halloumi and falafel, your mouth will be given a real treat. And you’re going to adore the Cauli Bombs – we apologise in advance for your addiction!
Community micro bakery Ullet Road Bakesale will be bringing the treats for those with a sweet tooth, with brownies, sourdough cookies and vegan Bakewells that are simply heavenly! Bakesale is one-woman extravaganzaJessie, who has bags of hospo experience and a magic touch for baking, working from her kitchen in Ullet Road. Initially we won’t be offering these on Saturdays and Sundays while the Garden is open; but when we open up fully in May, we’ll have a daily selection of goodies on offer.
Kids are welcome, so long as they’re with big kids (18+)! We’re a family-friendly environment, and we have high chairs and baby-changing facilities. We’ll also be stocking some lovely child-friendly drinks and food options. You’ll have to bring your own sun cream, though!
ACCESS + IMPORTANT INFO
75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead
Future Yard Garden is open Thursday-Sunday*. On Thursday and Fridays we’ll be open from 5pm to 11pm; on Saturdays and Sundays we’ll be open midday-11pm. We will not be taking any advance bookings – tables will be allocated on arrival, first come, first served.
We know that people like to make plans in advance – and we all have one friend in the group whose organisation skills are the glue that holds it together! But with the prospect of no-shows and the fact that we’re just getting started, we just can’t take any reservations. But fear not, because we’ve got loads of room and loads of tables, so we’re sure we’ll be able to fit you in.
*Check specific bank holiday opening hours.
We are operating a fully cashless service, with orders taken through the Qbunk app – which you can download in advance or when you’re sat down at your table. Staff will also be on hand to assist with taking orders.
Once you’re used to it, you won’t want to go back to ordering at the bar! The app has the full menu for you to view, and with a few clicks you can pick what you want, and you don’t even need to move from your seat.
All service will be table service, with customers given a designated table. When you arrive, you will be taken to your table by one of the Future Yard staff – we have tables for groups up to 6 people (6 people maximum). Please arrive all together in your group.
Our staff will be on hand to make sure you’ve got everything you need, and we’ll bring everything direct to you. The current Covid-19 restrictions mean that mingling isn’t an option right now, which is the reason for designated tables. We’ll have specific spaces for groups of sizes 2, 4 and 6 – but don’t worry about that until you arrive!
At busy periods, we stagger entry times to manage the flow of people. If a queue forms, we won’t be able to jump people up to join a group already seated in the Garden – this is why we ask you to arrive all together in your group as much as possible.
All customers must check in on arrival using the NHS Covid-19 (Test and Trace) app.
All customers must wear a face covering when inside the building.
These measures are part of the safe operating procedures still in place due to Covid-19, so we ask that you follow them closely. All customers must check in on arrival, not just the lead booker. A simple paper log will be kept at the entrance for those without the app active on their phone. Customers can remove their face covering when sat at their table, but we ask that you keep an appropriate mask (not a visor) on whenever you’re inside the building, e.g. going to the toilet.
You can view and download our full risk assessment and operating procedures for the Garden here.
Rest assured that all of these measures we’re putting in place are for your safety and comfort, and for the safety of our staff. When you arrive, all of this will be explained to you by one of our friendly staff members.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation. We genuinely hope you can come along and relax and have a boss time here with is, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll feel at home as soon as you’re sat down. If you have any further questions then you can get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org – but if it’s a question about booking a table then 😡😡😡!
See you soon, and stay safe!