Eat out

  • Great pubs with walks

    May is national walking month, and with a long weekend and half-term holiday ahead of us we’ve selected 10 fantastic pubs with walks nearby

  • Giggling Squid

    This small restaurant chain claims to produce staggeringly good Thai food. But does Giggling Squid live up to its own hype?

  • Tapas at the top bar

    A mix of urban cool and relaxed piano bar, the new tapas bar at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is perfect for a pre-show supper

  • The Onlsow Arms

    We’re whoppingly blessed with pubs around here and here’s another corker – we’re hard-pushed to fault this place at all!

  • Two Many Cooks, Dorking

    If it’s healthy, homemade food you’re after, this small cafe is just the spot. And they do some pretty tasty cakes too

  • Cock a doodle do

    There’s plenty to crow about at the Cock Inn at Headley (hey, you at the back, no laughing)

    • A foxy revival

      I’m having a good run of beautifully-attired pubs at the mo, and The Fox Revived, at Norwood Hill, is another stunner.

    • Top 10 cosy pubs to try this weekend

      Wind and rain forecast for the weekend? Are you kidding me?! I thought spring was on her way, but winter’s definitely having one last say.

      Nothing for it, then, but to dig out the ski socks, choose one of these super-cosy pubs to take refuge in (with great food of course) and order in a bottle of your fave Cab Sauv.

      • The Retreat

        A recent makeover has given The Retreat a huge boost – and she’s lookin’ mighty fine!

      • The Running Horses

        Yup, it’s pretty chilly at the mo, but if anything can lure me outside it is a scenic stroll with the promise of a warming gourmet pub lunch with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in a while. And it was on one of those gloriously clear, yet crisp, days that I discovered this perfect combo at The Running Horses in the pretty village of Mickleham.

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