IT is a bold claim - but one Worcester pub is advertising that it has "the best pub garden in town".

With the spring sunshine beating down we decided there was no better time to put that to the test.

After months of anticipation, The Talbot on Barbourne Road has revealed its new beer garden to punters.  

The traditional English Pub is known for its burgers, cosy interior, pints and television that plays football highlights throughout the day. 

But it was the A-board outside that caught our eye.

Worcester has many hidden pub and cafe gardens in the city centre and its outskirts so it was quite the statement.

Reading the sign as we went in we had high hopes - after all, it said: "Place yourself in the best beer garden in town. Blooming wonderful." 

We were surprised at just how many people had been tempted into the garden to soak up the sunshine on a weekday afternoon.

Taking my lunch break and enjoying just a coke we found a seat in the contemporary beer garden that has been topped off with outdoor booths, fairy lights and picnic tables. 

Looking around, the modern and open garden gives visitors the option to sit in the sun or in the shade too.

Ideal with the weather reaching 19C.

A pool table has also been added to the furniture which would be great if you came down with a few friends in the summer.

Customers have shared their excitement towards the new beer garden and are already looking forward to paying The Talbot a visit in the summer. 

The new beer garden seems to be a hit with diners as one reviewer said: "love the new outdoor area, getting me gassed for summer, big up Talbot."

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Over the past few months, many fans of the pub have been keen to see what the new beer garden will look like once the renovation has been completed. 

One reviewer who visited the pub earlier this year said: "Came here this afternoon for a quiet drink lovely atmosphere. Terri behind the bar was friendly and helpful. 

"Can see there having work done in the garden can't wait to visit when finished."

Finishing off my drink, and with a deadline looming, I had enjoyed my visit and it was clear they had worked hard to impress new punters.

Is it the pub garden 'best in town' as the A-board suggested? Well, that's not for us to say but it is definitely well worth a visit.