The Merry Harriers

UK England South East England Surrey Godalming

  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
This is the kind of country pub that no one wants to leave, and it's definitely best enjoyed with a real ale in hand, so being able to stay over is a huge bonus.

Attached to this unique and charismatic 16th-century pub set in the beautiful Surrey village of Hambledon, are various accommodation options, which will come as a great relief to those who want to visit one of the best pubs in Surrey and properly enjoy all the great real ales on offer. Your choice is between a campsite across the road and three fully equipped en-suite (albeit quite compact) B&B rooms located in a converted barn in the pub garden. For those taking the B&B option, breakfast is served in the pub or garden, or you can have it delivered it to your room in a hamper if you prefer - allowing for an early start if you want to go exploring (on one of the llama treks that the pub offers, for example). 

Details

Facilities

Each shepherd’s hut has an en suite shower room, a double bed with bedding, a wood-burning stove, seating area and underfloor heating. There’s also a wine fridge and a coffee machine with tea and coffee provided along with a bottle of rosé wine, a basket of nibbles and toiletries. Outside there are sun loungers and a fire pit. Fires are allowed in the provided fire pits and logs are available to buy.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs welcome.

Nearby

There’s Llama Trekking on site at The Merry Harriers – ask in the pub for details. The site is within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and not far from the South Downs National Park so there are great walking and cycling routes nearby – including the Greensand Way. You can hire bikes from Surrey Hill Cycle Hire in Hambledown 1½ miles away. Also within the village is the National Trust’s Oakhurst Cottage (01483 208936) which can only be visited on guided tours on selected days. The National Trust also look after Winkworth Arboretum (01483 208477) and there’s a 2½-mile cross-country walk between the two properties. You can learn to fish with We Fly Fish (07927 057847) or to ride Western-style at Southern Schoolmasters (07876 350257), just 3 miles up the road. Head for Farncombe Boat House (01483 421306) 5 miles away on the River Wey to hire a narrow boat for the day or a canoe or rowing boat by the hour. The nearby Ramster Gardens (01428 654167) and RHS Wisley, 18 miles away, will be of interest to gardeners. Watch a polo match at Cowdray Park Polo Club (01730 813257 – 13 miles away) or motor racing at The Goodwood Estate, just over 25 miles away. Historic Guildford is within 10 miles of site with the Georgian streets of Farnham just over 10 miles away.

Food & Drink

You won’t be stuck for food as you can dine at the inn at The Merry Harriers (every day except Sunday dinner time and Monday lunch). Also recommended is The Refectory in Milford (01483 413820). For picnic supplies and light lunches, head for Hambledon Village Shop, a not-for-profit, village-owned grocery store and café opposite the cricket pitch.

Open

All year.

Pricing

Huts from £195 per night.

Accommodation

Five shepherds’ huts, each sleeping two.

Location

The Merry Harriers, Merry Harriers, Hambledon Road, Hambledon, Surrey GU8 4DR

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Getting There

Leave the M25 at junction 10 and take the A3 towards Guildford and Portsmouth. Leave the A3 at the Milford/Haslemere turn off and follow the A283 towards Petworth. After you pass King Edward's School in Witley, turn left towards Hambledon. Continue for 1 mile through the village. The Merry Harriers will be on your left.

The campsite is 2 miles from Milford station which is direct from London Waterloo (40 minutes away). There is also bus stop right outside the pub, from which the Stagecoach Hants and Surrey 503 route connect Hambledon with Milford (15 minutes) and Guildford (45 minutes).

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