5 things to do in Surrey this weekend - Beer gardens and al fresco dining

PUBLISHED: 17:43 20 July 2020

Barnett Hill (c) David Martin via Geograph

Barnett Hill (c) David Martin via Geograph


Now that lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease slightly, allowing residents to explore Surrey a little more, each week we will be featuring a selection of walks, things to do or places to visit in Surrey - all of which will adhere to social distancing guidelines of course!

This week we are featuring… A selection of Surrey’s top outdoor drinking and dining spots - please check all local information before heading out through the links below.

The Anchor

Ideally located on the banks of the river Wey, The Anchor offers the perfect vantage point for watching the colourful canal boats of Pyrford Lock pass by. The beautiful beer garden runs directly alongside the river where visitors can enjoy a menu of traditional pub favourites and libation or two in the open air.

Here are more of Surrey’s top riverside pubs.


Barnett Hill

With wrap-around terraces, gorgeous gardens and divine delights from the kitchen (and the bar!) Barnet Hill is a fantastic spot to pitch up at for a post lock-down treat.

They have recently partnered with Silent Pool Gin - one of Surrey’s many great gin producers - to launch a new gin garden.

Barnett Hill - Surrey

Botley Hill Farmhouse

Situated on the Titsey Estate in the Surrey Hills, Botley Hill Farmhouse is known for the breathtaking views to be had from its enviable position at the highest point of the North Downs Way.

Click here for our virtual tour of the Surrey stretch of the North Downs Way.

Botley Hill Farmhouse, Surrey

Kinghams, Shere

Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Shere, the gardens at Surrey Life’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year winner, Kinghams, are a great spot for an al fresco meal- the charming 17th century building providing a stunning backdrop.

Read more about Shere and Surrey’s other stunning villages.


The Donkey

The two resident donkeys, Pip and Dusty, are an integral part of the character and history of this old pub, and in the summer months they enjoy being close to the clientele enjoying the pub’s garden and terrace.

The Donkey is not the only Surrey pub with animal-themed attractions - click here to read more about the llamas at the Merry Harriers in Hambledon.

Donkey Encounter

Click here to see our full list of beer gardens in Surrey

And read more about Surrey’s other al fresco dining options


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