Stay in a pub in Surrey
8 April 2019
Did you know that Surrey has the highest proportion of woodland in England as well as extensive protected green spaces such as the North Downs, the Greensand Ridge and the Surrey Hills AONB? And in addition to the miles of lovely countryside (ideal for walking and cycling), there are four race courses, a myriad of stunning gardens and stately homes to visit and plenty of other family-friendly attractions. Easy to overlook whilst heading south or west on a major route to or from London, check out these superb Surrey inns and consider a stop for a short break or weekend away.
An unassuming roadside inn just off the M3 with delicious food and impressive stable rooms ideal for a quick dash from London or a handy base for visiting Bisley Clay Shooting Ground, The Royal Logistics Park and Wisley Gardens. Close to Windsor and Ascot too.
Former station pub now a stylish boutique inn with a distinct retro Victorian railway buffet feel, inventive food and comfortable rooms. Travel by train and explore the historic market town of Haslemere or venture further afield for walking in the Surrey Hills AONB.
Cracking village pub with a relaxed vibe, contemporary rooms, innovative food and a secret terrace garden for summer alfresco imbibing. Within easy reach of Petworth & Guildford and the lesser known Ramster Gardens open only in the spring & autumn.
A 10 minute walk from Sandown Park racecourse, the Albert Arms is a peaceful and great value urban bolthole also within each reach of London or nearby Hampton Court Palace, or escaping to the Surrey Hills (10 miles) for invigorating walks and cycle rides.
Easily accessible from London, yet set below beautiful Box Hill opposite the church in pretty Mickleham, the 16th-century Running Horses is a great base for exploring the glorious North Downs, visiting Polesden Lacey (NT), Norbury Park & Denbies Wine Estate.
Standing in a peaceful spot beside the River Wey with contemporary rooms and a cracking riverside terrace, The Stag is an ideal base for exploring the North Downs and the Surrey Hills or for some retail therapy in pretty Godalming with its niche independent shops.
Bel & the Dragon – Churt
Set at a lonely crossroads deep in the Surrey Hills, this country inn has contemporary rooms, an eclectic modern European menu & a relaxed vibe. It’s just a short stroll to the Devil’s Punchbowl and sweeping views of Surrey’s ‘Little Switzerland’.
Not far from the centre of busy Kingston stands this grand old Victorian pub offering stylish bedrooms, a good seasonal menu and an extensive gin collection. The perfect base for visiting London, walking the Thames path or cycling around Richmond Park.
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