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Great pubs with gardens in Surrey

Summer is here! And here's where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand in Surrey. Cheers!

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This is a gorgeous 18th-century pub right on the river Wey with a patio and garden. What better way to enjoy a lazy afternoon than listening to the sounds of rushing waters with a rhubarb gin in hand? It’s just a five minute drive from the A3 in the village of Eashing and is well worth seeking out. The food is fresh and even locally sourced where possible. There are also seven stylish rooms if you want to make a weekend out of it.
This pub doesn’t do anything by halves – in addition to having stunning terrace dining, there’s also picnic-style tables in a lush garden setting. The food, naturally, is top notch – served up by exciting Surrey chef, Valentino Gentile. Call in for a bite in the sun, washed down with a cold Pinot Grigio, perhaps?
A pretty garden and fabulous French-inspired food. What more could you ask for? Love to text your friend as soon as you’ve spotted a famous face, perhaps? You may even get that here too as the pub is a regular haunt for some of the Chelsea footballers.
Just outside Reigate town centre, The Black Horse has a huge garden that is part terraced and leads to a large grassy area with picnic tables. The attention to detail is lovely; gorgeous woollen throw rugs draped over the backs of the chairs and large plaid cushions angled on the benches. Just outside the door is a large basket of blankets, which is the perfect way to extend the life of this garden when the cooler evenings draw in.
A popular stop-off point for cyclists doing the London to Brighton or Eastbourne routes, The Bull Inn’s decked garden is heated in preparation for the typical British summer! Order the fish and chips, one of the neverending beers on tap and head out back for some sun and smiles.
With a beautiful garden terrace looking out on the River Thames, what’s not to like? Idle the weekend away watching nature swan pass and take advantage of the bar that’s rolled out for the season, complete with beer on tap, gin and nibbles. Cheers!
The Cock Inn is the perfect retreat for a sunny evening with its ample seating across a large decked area and even more seating on the grass. Head on over on Wednesdays, the pub’s designated gin night, when you can grab the spirit and a Fever Tree tonic for just £5.
Like your pubs twee and traditional? Look no further than The Running Horses. Nestled in the picturesque village of Mickleham, conclude an afternoon of wandering around the local sites with a glass of something sweet in the garden, which has ample seating. Fun fact: opposite the pub is the ancient church of St Michael, which is mentioned in the Domesday book.
Located on the edge of the beautiful Windsor Park is The Fox and Hounds. Grab one of the outdoor blankets draped on the back of every chair and get comfortable in the large patio-style garden, or perhaps dining in the heated terrace is more your style. Options galore!
This garden is truly one for the whole family – round tables and parasols, a play area and even llamas lurk nearby ready to be taken for a walk! The eclectic garden creates a cosy environment that will keep you until the light goes. You will be tempted to extend your stay overnight with a bed in one of the cute shepherd huts!
This 17th century country inn has a picket-fenced paved garden with ample seating to enjoy a sunset meal with your friends and family. The kitchen offers delicious home-cooked food, using ingredients sourced from suppliers in the local area including the pub’s very own game from Leith Hill and fresh produce from the pub’s vegetable garden.
Rally around your friends with families and head to The Percy Arms. The giant garden has picnic style seating for all and a playground that will keep the little ones entertained for hours. While you tuck into the South Africa-inspired menu, oversee the children clambering the pirate ship and doing laps on the slide. Ready or not!
With patio-style seating aplenty against the backdrop of the white The Cricketers pub and a view of the sweeping green, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re basking in the sun overseas. Sample the new Moroccan mezze platter, ideal for sharing, or perhaps a juicy Aubrey Allen steak is most your thing. Yum!
What The March Hare’s courtyard lacks in size is made up for with the breathtaking views of Guildford Castle. Dig into the exclusive summer menu and toast to the most sociable season of the year.
It’s hard to beat the gorgeous riverside setting of The Runnymede and there’s something here to suit every occasion. Take drinks or afternoon tea on the lounge terrace, dine on the terrace of the a la carte Lock Bar and Kitchen – named for its position next to the pretty Bell Weir Lock – or take a table outside at the family-friendly brasserie named the Leftbank Restaurant. If you want to really make the most of your stay, book a treatment in the spa and make a weekend of it by staying overnight.
Watts Gallery Tea room, Compton Surrey
Known for its Welsh rarebit, sumptuous homemade cakes, and tea served in traditional mismatched cups and saucers, the Tea Shop at Watts Gallery Artists Village is worth a visit in its own right. Of course, you’ll also make time to want to wander around the village to take in the art by GF and Mary Watts.
This eatery is home to a large courtyard dining space overlooking a pretty canal. With a plenty of choices from healthy light bites to more substantial mains, and a great selection of home baked cakes and slices, it’s well worth a visit.
Debate whether it’s cream then jam or vice versa as you gaze upon the landscaped gardens at the idyllic Warren House restaurant. The perfect eating and drinking spot for any nature lover, don’t miss out on the fine dining menu that changes every season.
Positioned where the city meets the country, Number 97’s terrace is the perfect place to wind down on an evening after work. Weeknight drinks not your thing? Not to worry, the killer brunch menu will have to running to the restaurant this weekend.

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6 comments on “Great pubs with gardens in Surrey”

  • Chris Beauchamp July 24, 2019

    What about the Retreat in Staines?

    • amberevans July 25, 2019

      We love The Retreat too!

  • Matt August 2, 2019

    Inn on the lake, godalming & King William 4th, west Horsley which is great for kids.

  • Marie August 2, 2019

    The dog and duck Outwood lovely food and lovely gardens

  • Kate August 2, 2019

    Inn on the Lake Godalming. Best by a country mile .

  • Caroline McGrail May 19, 2020

    The White Horse ,Hascombe….A delightul dining experience, imaginative food, and wines extraordinaire, among the hest we have ever experienced…..


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