The diversity of this county is mesmerizing - from the heathland and valley woodlands to the high empty commons that rise to the soaring outliers of the West Sussex Downs. Historic villages nestle perfectly in stunning landscape alongside vibrant market towns, complemented at every turn by many of the South East’s best country pubs. Pubs like the Stag on the River, Eashing, where you can take lunch beside the millstream, or at the Wiremill at Lingfield overlooking a lake.
Tranquil it may be, but this beautiful county is not short on things to do either. As well as countless free museums, historic houses, gardens and outdoor pursuits, it boasts two of the country’s biggest theme parks.
Eating out at pubs in Surrey can be a great delight. Most of the excellent establishments listed here have top restaurants, with many also serving good bar food. If your in the delightful village of East Clandon, drop in for a bite at the Queen's Head and you will not be disapointed, while many many other great country pubs in Surrey also offer excellent pub accommodation for a romantic weekend in the heart of Surrey.
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Standing at the heart of one of the Test Valley’s prettiest villages near the River Anton, a tributary of the Test, The Royal Oak prides itself on a high standard of food and drink.
The first thing to admire about the Chaser is the setting on the edge of the common beside a pretty church, making the pub a good place from which to start or finish a country rambler.
A whitewashed Georgian gem’ is the best way to describe this sophisticated village pub set in the stunning Sussex countryside.
Deep in the heart of the countryside with amazing views across the Wield, this light and spacious village pub evokes all that a traditional British pub should be!
The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. Family run with great passion, a devoted crowd flock to the well-stocked bar for real ales...
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
Beacon by name, beacon by nature, this fantastic local pub just outside the spa town of Tunbridge Wells is a shining light amongst Kent’s country pubs.
Standing in the chocolate-box village of Chilham, who could resist this large 600-year-old country inn complete with exposed oak beams and inglenook fireplaces that offer a glimpse into yesteryear?