With the craziness that is 2020 slowly coming to an end, what better way to celebrate than with a pint, some grub and a socially distanced catch up at the best pubs in Surrey? If you are really feeling festive, you can even make an event of it and try to visit all 12 – you just might have to double down a couple of days!
Many of our favourite Surrey pubs are also serving lunch and dinner on Christmas day, so if you want to give the oven a break, head to your local Surrey pub and support local.
Without further adieu, in no particular order, here is the inaugural Go Surrey 12 Best Surrey Pubs of Christmas for 2020:
1. The Abinger Hatch
This independent British country pub in the Surrey Hills can be found opposite the beautiful St James Church and lush Abinger Common. Alongside classic pub fare, burgers and pizza, this pub also offers a Gluten Free and a Dairy Free menu. Currently running under tier 2 guidelines, take your bubble out for one of the many stunning walks nearby and finish it with a pint and some lunch at this beautiful spot.
Address: Abinger Lane, Abinger Common RH5 6HZ
2. The White Hart
With a menu based around the modern British barbeque, charred meat is definitely the name of the game here and with two custom built 2000 gallon offset smoker, the White Hart is a meat lovers dream destination.
Address: Petworth Rd, Witley, Godalming GU8 5PH
3. Queens Head
A historic Dorking pub perfect for those winter days whether you want to be inside by the roaring fireplace or in the winter garden with their very own festive tipis – there’s a cosy spot for everyone. This is a truly magical spot for a catch up with your nearest and dearest!
Address: Horsham Rd, Dorking, RH4 2JS
4. The Merry Harriers
With options for delicious food and drink, cosy accommodation and Llama trekking (yes, you heard us right!) The Merry Harriers definitely lives up to it’s merry name!
The menu is filled with pub favourites and the space feels like a home away from home – well worth a visit for an afternoon or evening.
Address: Hambledon Road, Hambledon, Surrey GU8 4DR
5. The Anchor
A pub with a view, The anchor can be found hiding on the banks of the Wey Navigation. It has everything you need for a winter tipple including roaring log fires and an oak beamed conservatory. Over the festive season, you’ll even find Christmas classics like traditional roast turkey and Christmas pudding on their menu.
Address: Pyrford Lock, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QW
6. The Weyside
The Weyside is a stunning British riverside pub on the banks of River Wey in the heart of Guildford. It boasts both indoor AND outdoor fireplaces to cosy up next to with a glass of their house made mulled wine and hearty roast this winter. Is there anything more appealing right now?
Address: The Weyside, Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3XJ
7. The Bear
This 16th century pub is your quintessential country pub that sees itself as a home away from home for the Cobham, Oxshott and Leatherhead community. The Bear has a tipple for every taste – from hand pulled ales to an extensive cocktail list that can be matched by it’s seasonal, locally inspired menus.
Address: Riverhill, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DX
8. The King Billy (King William IV)
With a wonderful terraced garden and panoramic views of the Mole Valley, The King Billy is an idyllic spot to relax and take in the stunning Surrey surroundings. If you aren’t a fan of a terrace in winter, you can also head inside to the cosy bar or enjoy their award winning fresh home cooked food near the crackling log fire.
Address: Byttom Hill, Mickleham, Surrey RH5 6EL
9. The Beehive
A welcoming family run village pub and Surrey Life Magazine Finalist in 2018 & 2019, The Beehive is full of charm and renowned in Egham for great beer and classic pub food. Wrap up warm this festive season and join your bubble outside under the Beehive’s heated garden stretch tent!
Address: 34 Middle Hill, Englefield Green, Egham,TW20 0JQ
10. The Alfred
Winners of the ‘Surrey and Hants Borders CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2020’, The Alfred is a local’s local pub, with real ale and burgers as their speciality. They have five hand pumps, four of which change after each barrel ensuring there is always something different to try.
Address: 9 Bishops Road, Farnham, GU9 0J
11. The Penny Black
With a festoon-lit stretch tent outside, and a warm and inviting atmosphere inside, the Penny Black Pub is the perfect spot to end a busy day in Leatherhead. Famous for their epic burgers, the team have created a Christmas inspired turkey burger to get you in the festive spirit that we highly recommend alongside a red from their extensive wine list.
Address: 5 North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AX
12. The Weir Hotel
Another winner in our books for its waterside location, The Weir is a classic victorian pub that sits on the banks of the river Thames.
Want to pop out but can’t leave the pooch? The Weir Hotel have you covered with dog loving staff, healthy dog biscuits behind the bar and a beautiful stroll down the towpath to stretch the legs sees you to the magnificent gates of Hampton Court Palace.
Address: Waterside Drive, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2JB