The next step in the relaxation of the Covid-19 rules is expected on April 12.

After then, among other changes, pub gardens can accept guests for the first time in months.

We asked you to recommend some of the best pub gardens that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Everyone has their own personal favourite, of course, but these came up time and time again.

(All we have to do now is hope for good weather....)

The Bargeman's Rest, Newport

Isle of Wight County Press: The Bargeman's Rest, Newport

The Bargeman's Rest enjoys a lovely spot overlooking the Medina River.

Yards from Newport harbour, it offers outdoor seating, parking, drinks and food.

Find it tucked away in Little London, just behind Quay Arts, in the Isle of Wight's county town.

The Lifeboat, East Cowes

Isle of Wight County Press: The Lifeboat, East Cowes

The Lifeboat's popular outdoor area overlooks East Cowes marina, a stroll across the river (via the Floating Bridge or passenger launch) from the yachting haven of Cowes.

It offers stunning sunsets and beautiful boats.

Enjoy while savouring your food and drink.

Closed since before Christmas, its reopening on April 16 is much anticipated.

The Yarbridge Inn, near Brading

Isle of Wight County Press: The Yarbridge Inn, near Brading and Sandown

Run by the Fox family, The Yarbridge Inn is a short hop from the Downs beauty spot, between Sandown and Brading.

Its team has received heaps of praise for the way it has supported the Island's community during the Covid-19 lockdown.

You can support them right back - when their outdoor seating area reopens.

The Waterfront, Totland

Isle of Wight County Press: Waterfront, Totland

With beautiful views of Totland Bay, The Waterfront is located in the West Wight, around ten minutes from Yarmouth.

Arrive by foot, car...or even by boat.

It has been offering takeaways during lockdown, but when its outdoor area reopens, you will be able to enjoy food and drink with views of the Hampshire coast.

The White Mouse, Chale

Isle of Wight County Press: Wight Mouse, Chale

Arguably one of the best pub garden views on the Isle of Wight is to be had from The Wight Mouse in Chale.

The extensive outdoor seating area affords views along the Military Road, towards Tennyson Down.

The Woodvale, Gurnard

Isle of Wight County Press: The Woodvale, Gurnard

The Woodvale at Gurnard has pretty much everything you need.

It overlooks Gurnard beach, which is in turn flanked by beach huts, it is yards from a playpark for the kids and it boasts an extensive dining area.

The Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Isle of Wight County Press: The Sun Inn, Hulverstone

The Sun Inn is a stunning 16th century thatched freehouse pub.

It sits in countryside near Compton beach, on the Island's south west coast.

It plans to reopen on April 14, but advises customers to check its Facebook page in the event of bad weather.

The Crown Inn, Shorwell

Isle of Wight County Press: The Crown, Shorwell

This beautiful 17th-century pub boasts a garden stream, play area for children (from April 12) will reopen for drinks.

The Crown Inn is nestled in the tiny village of Shorwell, near the National Trust's Newtown wildlife reserve.

The Spyglass Ventnor

Isle of Wight County Press: The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

A perennial favourite in a usually vibrant town, The Spyglass Inn overlooks Ventnor Bay.

Its open air seating area affords some truly beautiful views.

The pub is now offering a takeaway service and plans to open fully when it's allowed - currently from May 17, under the government's roadmap out of lockdown.