Escape to the country with a San Miguel in hand!
Don’t get us wrong – we love London – but every now and again, we all need to get out of the city, breathe in the fresh air and kick back in a quaint local pub with a pint! This summer, why not swap the racket of the tube for some melodious birdsong and take a delightful day trip just outside the capital? You could visit one of these lovely pubs and enjoy a refreshing San Miguel out in the sun while you’re there!
Castle Inn, Farnham
This family-friendly pub is located on Castle Street in the heart of Farnham town centre, and offers delicious seasonal food locally-sourced from nearby farmers, grocers and bakeries. Their sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to catch up with your friends over a San Miguel after a long walk in nearby Farnham Park or around Waverley Abbey.
Cock Inn, Headley
Nestled against the Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that you really should pay a visit to), you’ll find the Cock Inn. This traditional English pub is a picturesque spot to enjoy a lunch and an ice-cold San Miguel. And since it’s just a stone’s throw from Epsom, you might want to have a little wander around the racecourse while you’re out there.
Duke of Cambridge, Tilford
This relaxed pub and garden is tucked away in Tilford, just a few miles from Farnham. There, you can soak up the sunshine out in the beer garden with a San Miguel in hand. Oh, and if you visit on the August Bank Holiday Weekend you can even catch a movie screening at their pop-up outdoor cinema!
The Exchequer in Crookham Village near Fleet, showcases the best of Hampshire in their seasonal British menus, spacious outdoor area and welcoming country pub decor. Take a long stroll around Fleet Pond, the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire, and then head on over for a glass of San Miguel and some good grub.
Queen’s Head, Guildford
In the picturesque village of East Clandon, just a hop, skip and a jump away from Guildford town centre, you’ll find the Queen’s Head. This village pub serves up no nonsense, hearty English fare and San Miguel beers. While you’re in the area you should visit Hatchlands Park – it’s a National Trust country house surrounded by beautiful parkland, and in the summer months you can catch some fantastic outdoor theatre on the lawn!
Red Lion, Odiham, Hook
The Red Lion stands proudly on Odiham High Street, with a welcoming atmosphere somewhere between rustic and relaxed modern vibes. Stop by for seasonal Hampshire fare and a San Miguel after an afternoon wandering the gorgeous high street that is so picturesque it belongs on a postcard.
Rose and Crown, Upper Farringdon
This pub is not only a great place to sip a San Miguel this summer – it also boasts an impressive history… It’s believed that it was originally built as an ale house in 1810 by Edward Knight, brother of Jane Austen. And, if you’re an Austen fan (who doesn’t love a bit of Pride & Prejudice, eh?) you can actually visit the writer’s family home in the nearby village of Chawton.
Royal Exchange, Bordon
This beautifully restored village pub in Lindford, near Bordon in Hampshire, has a large bar, terrace and dining area. It’s a relaxed spot to tuck into some seasonal, locally sourced food, washed down with an ice-cold San Miguel.
Stag on the River, Eashing
The Stag on the River sits along the banks of the winding River Wey and makes a picturesque spot for a San Miguel with a view! The historic inn, located in the small village of Lower Eashing, dates back to the 17th century and has got character and charm in abundance. While away a sunny summer’s day exploring the peaceful Surrey countryside, and if you fancy an overnight stay, book yourself into one of the seven beautiful hotel rooms in the B&B.
Temple Inn, Liss
The Temple Inn, located in the teeny tiny hamlet of Liss Forest, also has historic roots. The traditional pub dates all the way back to 1870 and is a friendly spot to enjoy a hearty English meal and a San Miguel this summer. You could stop off here amidst your adventures in the South Downs National Park.
Wellington Arms, Hook
The Wellington Arms is a beautiful pub and hotel, located within the stunning Wellington Estate in Hampshire. After you’ve enjoyed a refreshing beer and a delicious pub lunch there, check out Stratfield Saye House at the centre of the Estate. This elegant building has been the historic home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817, and you can have a gander around the house and gardens for an intriguing insight into the life of the Great Duke of Wellington.
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