The Merry Harriers

“Friendly village pub close to Guildford” - AA Inspector



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In the heart of the Surrey Hills, this 16th-century pub is only 12 miles from Guildford but it makes the most of its rural position down to the herd of llamas in the adjacent field. Handpumps of locally brewed ales like Shere Drop and Loxhill Biscuit take pride of place in the bar and the kitchen keeps things simple whether it’s the lunchtime sandwiches and platters or the main menu. A typical meal might include the likes of Thai green chicken curry; sausage and mash with peas and red onion gravy; and a 1970s-inspired scampi in the basket.

The Merry Harriers
Hambledon Road, HAMBLEDON, SURREY, GU8 4DR
Phone : 01428 682883


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Surrey

Surrey may be better known for its suburbia than its scenery, but the image is unjust. Over a quarter of the county’s landscapes are official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and along the downs and the greensand ridge you can gaze to distant horizons with hardly a building in sight. This is one of England’s most wooded counties, and has more village greens than any other shire. You’ll find sandy tracks and cottage gardens, folded hillsides and welcoming village inns. There’s variety, too, as the fields and meadows of the east give way to the wooded downs and valleys west of the River Mole.

Of course there are also large built-up areas, mainly within and around the M25; but even here you can still find appealing visits and days out. On the fringe of Greater London you can picnic in Chaldon’s hay meadows, explore the wide open downs at Epsom, or drift idly beside the broad reaches of the stately River Thames. Deep in the Surrey countryside you’ll discover the Romans at Farley Heath, and mingle with the monks at England’s first Cistercian monastery. You’ll see buildings by great architects like Edwin Lutyens and Sir George Gilbert Scott, and meet authors too, from John Donne to Agatha Christie. 

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