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The epitome of the luxury 'glamping experience' is the best way to describe these luxurious and colourful Shepherd's Huts set in a private paddock opposite the Merry Harriers pub.

Hidden away down lanes in a sleepy village deep in the scenic Surrey Hills, the tiled-hung pub is a rural gem, oozing character and traditional 16th-century charm. The five shepherds huts are cosy, stylish and packed with luxuries reminiscent of a hotel suite. They are peacefully set beside a sparkling pond overlooking horse-dotted fields.

Amble across the lane and 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 at the bar.

There's a flower-filled garden and llamas in a paddock behind the pub - book one of the Llama Picnic Treks and explore the Surrey Hills.

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Good to know

All major credit cards accepted

Alfresco dining

Llama trekking

Parking available

Dogs welcome overnight

Quiet romance

All cosy, super-smart Shepherd's Huts are set around a pretty pond with firepits, log-burning stoves and a wine fridge


Your canine friend is welcome in all shepherds huts; great local walks too.

Scenic & serene

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


The five shepherd's huts accommodates two adults and are very dog-friendly - each comes with a downy double bed, underfloor heating, log burner and a cosy seating area with games.

You'll also find a handy kitchen corner - don't forget to open the fridge door to find your complimentary bottle a local wine, fresh milk and tasty nibbles to enjoy on arrival.

The bathroom includes a luxurious walk in rain shower with toiletries and soft towelling bathrobes. Plus there's a Netflix enabled Smart TV and thoughtful little extras including a hair dryer, a hot water bottle… so you can pack perfectly light!

Step outside and discover a firepit that's ideal for marshmallow toasting under the stars, and teak sun loungers primed for curling up with a good book on a sunny afternoon.

Restaurant & bar

Across the lane at the pub, 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 ham, egg and chips, steak, leek, stilton and red wine pie, seafood linguine, and 45-day aged sirloin steak with all the trimmings. 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 book 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.

Bring your bike or your walking boots as there are miles of country lanes and footpaths to explore from the inn's front door. Pick up (or download) the excellent walking/cycle route guide from the inn and enjoy the peaceful lanes. bridleways and footpaths that criss-cross the Surrey Hills landscape. The Merry Harriers has also teamed up with Surrey Hills Cycles in Hambledon where you can hire bikes and arrange guided cycling experiences.

Next door to the inn is Coal Yard Creatives, a community of artisan producers/makers in a series of small workshops - gin distillery (tours & tastings), plus a pottery and bespoke joinery, upholstery, bakery and jewellery businesses.

North of Guildford 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


Nearest train station: Milford

Taxi from station: 10min

Drive: Godalming 12min; Guildford 20min


Hambledon Road, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4DR

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To make a booking enquiry, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am - 3pm.

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