Bank holiday things to do
The Abinger Hatch not only has oodles of outdoor seating, but also boasts an outside bar and kitchen, with wood-burning oven and barbecue. Saturday is also Croquet day at the 17th century coaching inn, for those who want to have a go on the pub’s groomed lower lawn.
It also has a boules pitch.
A gastro pub with a view. This riverside establishment has deckchairs for the summer months, for guests to enjoy it’s Thames-side location.
The Anglers dates back to 1864, and remains a mainstay for locals who are attracted by both its location, menu and drinks.
The long pub garden stretches along the waterway at Pyford Lock.
A picture perfect setting for a spring day. Inside the pub features old furniture, blackboards and books, flagstones and fires.
Although the original buildings date back further, to the 15th century, The White Hart is known to have been a pub for at least 150 years. The pub has a peaceful beer garden, which is enjoyed by villagers but it is the quality of the food that has established its reputation.
The White Hart, Wood Street Village, Guildford
If you’re looking for the opportunity for some al fresco dining, then The Black Swan is a good bet.
It has a large green outdoor area as well as seating on decking ideal for a drink in the sunshine.
This charming historic inn has long been a resting point for weary travellers and hunters and we aim to continue this welcoming, relaxing atmosphere with the help of a professional and friendly team and decor that truly compliments our beautiful riverside setting.
Stag on the River, Godalming
The community-focused pub in Burpham, is a good spot. The ‘wet-led pup’ serves pull pump ales including Bombardier, Doom Bar, London Pride and Shere Drop.
The pub garden at The Bull’s Head is a well maintained garden, which overlooks the green. There is also separate children’s activity play area
Situated on the edge of Windsor Great Park, The Bailiwick serves good honest pints and fresh food.
For those wanting to stretch their legs a bit further than the bar, a circular walk from the pub around the park has been designed and can be downloaded.
The only pub on our list that offers punters the chance of petting a donkey while enjoying the tipple of your choice. Pip and Dusty have been living in the garden of the Donkey Inn since year 2000 and now have their own paddock and a purpose built stable.
The family friendly pub boasts outside bar huts, selling chilled bottle beers and wine. You can also order snacks and food from there for outside dining, and weather permitting the bar will be open this weekend.
It’s family friendly too, with a kids menu and play area in the rear garden.
Deputy manager Lucie Lomberska said: “We have about 80 table outside and are family friendly with a playground that the children can enjoy while their parents are watching.”
The traditional pub is located in Horsell Birch
Situated on the edge of the oldest, continually played on cricket pitch in the world, The Cricketers has a prime location. Apparently visited by Johnny Depp and Prince Harry. Well if it’s good enough for them…
The Frog and Wicket, is just over the boundary rope from the oldest cricket pitch in England.
The traditional village pub in Eversley Cross, offers an cask ales and food plus the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon s cricket.
The Frog and Wicket pub in Eversley Cross.
Following a recent refurbishment, the Hand & Spear has taken on a stylish new look and a new layout, with a large outdoor area at the back of the pub. As well as loads of seating there’s an outdoor bar, and a conservatory, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.
The Hampshire Arms in the picturesque village of Crondall is home to a large garden which will surely lure in the crowds on sunny summer days.
A waterside retreat for people wanting a drink with a view. Visitors will be surrounded by lit oil-drum fires, yacht paint pots and antique tools.
Heron on the Lake pub, Fleet
A well manicured patio terrace and children’s playground are two popular feature of the Half Moon.
The pub also serves Fuller s, London Pride from the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick as well as extensive cask beers, T.E.A. (Traditional English Ale) from the Hoggs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey and Doom Bar from Sharps Brewery in Cornwall and other independent family brewers such as Theakstons, along with cask scrumpy cider, Old Rosie.
During the summer months The Magpie is an excellent spot to spend an afternoon in the sunshine. The garden terrace is so close to the river you can moor your boat up.
The original mill burned down in 1647 the same year it had been occupied by Oliver Cromwell s roundheads. The new mill was built a year later and still stands today.
A place of real history, the Mill was used as a hospital during World War II.
Visit the mezzanine level and you can see for yourself the graffiti scribblings left by recovering soldiers.
The Aldershot News & Mail’s pub of the year winner The Old Wheatsheaf, boasts an outdoor patio for drinkers and diners to spend a sunny afternoon on.
The Greene King partnered pub serves six draught ales, three of which are on rotation, and four draught ciders including the latest from the nearby Hogs Back brewery Hazy Hog.
The Refectory was originally a cattle barn belonging to Milford House, and features open fires and ancient wooden beams. But outside the extensive grounds and terrace garden are great for enjoying the sunshine.
The popular pub serves up stone baked pizzas, regular dance classes. live music and quiz, comedy and poker night.
Blessed with a sizeable pub garden on the side, it’s great for a cheeky pint.
The Stoke, Guildford
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, The Swan is the ideal spot for some bank holiday leisure time with a number of outdoor tables on the water’s edge.
This characterful pub is a fully fledged freehouse, and we have four different cask ales on tap at any one time. The children’s playground area, complete with it’s own tractor, will keep the kids entertained too.
Overlooking the Thames, the pub is a former ambassador’s residence. The pub gardens face onto the river and so make a perfect spot to while away the afternoon, or a great stop off for passing walkers.
Records show that there has been an ale house on this site for over 300 years.
The pub used to be known as ‘Worlds End’.
Another waterside venue, The Waterwitch backs on to the picturesque Basingstoke Canal.
Perfect for those who want to take a trundle there to work up and appetite.
- ^ Pub gardens perfect for sunny weather (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
- ^ beer gardens (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
- ^ email@example.com (trinitymirror.com)
- ^ The Abinger Hatch (theabingerhatch.com)
- ^ The Anglers (www.anglerswalton.com)
- ^ The Anchor (anchorpyrford.co.uk)
- ^ White Hart (www.thewhitehartpub.com)
- ^ The Black Swan (www.blackswanockham.com)
- ^ The Stag on the River (www.stagontherivereashing.co.uk)
- ^ The Anchor & Horseshoes (www.johnbarras.com)
- ^ The Bull’s Head (www.thebullsheadhotel.com)
- ^ The Bailiwick (www.homecountiespubs.co.uk)
- ^ The Donkey (www.donkeytilford.co.uk)
- ^ The Cricketers (www.baronspubs.com)
- ^ The Cricketers (thecricketers-hartleywintney.co.uk)
- ^ Frog and Wicket (www.thefrogandwicket.co.uk)
- ^ Hand & Spear (www.handandspear.co.uk)
- ^ Hampshire Arms (www.thehampshirearmscrondall.co.uk)
- ^ Heron on the Lake (mcmullens.co.uk)
- ^ The Half Moon (thehalfmoonwindlesham.com)
- ^ The Magpie (www.metropolitanpubcompany.com)
- ^ The Mill (www.millelstead.co.uk)
- ^ The Old Wheatsheaf (www.theoldwheatsheaf.co.uk)
- ^ The Refectory (www.brunningandprice.co.uk)
- ^ The Stoke (www.thestoke.co.uk)
- ^ The Swan Hotel (swanstaines.co.uk)
- ^ The Tally Ho (www.homecountiespubs.co.uk)
- ^ The Thames Court (www.vintageinn.co.uk)
- ^ The Three Lions (www.thethreelionsfarncombe.co.uk)
- ^ The Waterwitch (www.chefandbrewer.com)
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