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Overview

Hidden away down lanes in a sleepy village deep in the scenic Surrey Hills, this tiled-hung gem oozes character and traditional 16th-century charm. Step into the classic Village Bar to find a crackling fire in the huge inglenook, bare boards, beams and timbered walls, and scrubbed tables topped with church candles and fresh flowers. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly, so expect to see dogs dozing by the fire and locals chatting over pints of Hogs Back at the bar.

Lana and Peter de Savary bought the pub in 2017, sprucing up the rooms, adding four above the bar and five bespoke and stylish shepherd's huts in the meadow across the lane in 2019. In keeping with the look and feel of the pub, food is equally traditional, both the menu and chalkboard specials feature well-cooked pub classics.

There's a flower-filled garden to the rear, popular in summer with walkers and cyclists, and children will enjoy meeting the 9 llamas in the paddock beyond. Book one of the Llama Picnic Treks and explore the Surrey Hills.

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All major credit cards accepted

Parking available

Garden; alfresco dining

Dog stay

Quiet romance

Book one of the cosy, super-smart Shepherd's Huts set around a pretty pond - all have firepits, log-burning stoves and a wine fridge

Dog-friendly

Your canine friend is welcome in the pub and overnight in the Garden Rooms; great local walks too

Walking

There's fabulous walking from the front door so bring your boots and explore the beautiful wooded Surrey Hills

Rooms

The 15 rooms are split between the rooms above the inn, the Garden Rooms in converted stables, and five, luxury shepherd's huts set in paddock across the lane. The rooms above the bar combine ancient oak beam, wonky walls and floors and classic furnishings, with super-comfortable mattresses and crisp linen and down on great beds, soothing pastel colours and smart tiled bathrooms. Simple, compact Garden rooms are well presented with oak and painted wooden furniture; one has a private terrace overlooking the field of llamas.

Splash out and book one of the bespoke shepherd's huts for a romantic getaway - all overlook a large pond and are kitted out in boutique style with colourful chic fabrics, a neat en suite shower room, bathrobes, a cool little kitchen area, and a wood-burning stove. Loungers and log fire pits for summer evening sipping.

Restaurant & bar

David Totterdall's seasonal menus deliver heart-warming traditional pub favourites alongside lazy Sunday roast lunches, sharing platters and more creative daily specials on the chalkboard.

Typically tuck into the likes of chicken, leek and ham pie, minted pea and wild mushroom risotto, and baked hake with sweetcorn and crab chowder. Ingredients are sourced within 15 miles of the pub and the chefs forage for seasonal fruit and wild garlic. The local theme continues at the bar with real ales from Surrey brewers (Hogs Back; Surrey Hills; Pilgrim), wines from Surrey vineyards and home-pressed cider from village apples.

Things to do

For something a little different, perhaps a little eccentric and a truly original lifetime experience, why not one of the Llama Picnic Treks from the inn, perhaps a summer evening or a winter morning trek along the Greensand Way into the beautiful Surrey Hills.

Petworth's magnificent late 17th-century country house, set in a 700-acre deer park, is home to The National Trust's finest collection of pictures with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake. The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens and outside, the grounds, which can be enjoyed by walkers, were landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.

North of Guildford and close to the A3 and M25 is a tranquil world of unusual plants and beautiful flowers. In the care of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley's mission is to share with its many visitors the best in gardening. Wisley may be a peaceful oasis but there's always plenty going on - from world-class flower shows to ground breaking, green-roof research.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Milford

Taxi from station: 10min

Drive: Godalming 12min; Guildford 20min

Address

Hambledon Road, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4DR

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm.

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