About The Merry Harriers - Godalming

The Merry Harriers is about as classic a British pub and restaurant as it’s possible to find. Rooted in history and set right amongst the countryside of Surrey in the picturesque village of Hambledon, real ales are served alongside classic British dishes and regularly changing specials. Produce used in the kitchen is sourced as locally as possible, with most of it coming from nearby Godalming. You’ll find The Merry Harriers on Hambledon Road, right on the pristine edge of Hydon’s Ball and Heath and absolutely worth a reservation if you’re after a typically British dining experience.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Merry Harriers - Godalming
Hambledon Road, Hambledon
Hambledon GU8 4DR

Menu Highlights


Small Plates

Roast Parsnip Soup with a hint of chilli

with Crusty Bread

Vegetarian Sharing Platter

with Artichoke Hearts, Sun Blush Tomatoes, Roast Peppers, Olives, Houmous and Bread

Meat Lover’s Sharing Platter

with Home Cooked Ham, Chorizo, Salami, Serrano Ham, Olives, Capers, and Bread


Home Cooked Hand Carved Ham

served with two Free Range Eggs & Chips

6oz Godalming Burger

served on a Bun with Chunky Chips (add cheese 50p)

Merry Ploughman’s

Cheddar, Stilton, Ham, Homemade Sausage Roll, Salad Pickled Onion and Homemade Chutney with Bread from Bread of Heaven Bakery


Apple Crumble

and Custard

Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie from The Crumby Bakery

served warm with Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

New Forest Ice Cream

Vanilla Pod, Chocolate Chunk, Strawberry, Raspberry Ripple Meringue, Salted Caramel, Mint Choc Chip.

More about The Merry Harriers - Godalming, Hambledon

The Merry Harriers dates way, way back to the 16th century and once you’re inside this charming village freehouse you’ll see the name of every ex-landlord along the walls. A nice touch, we’re sure you’ll agree, and one that makes it clear you’re onto a winner. As you wind along Hambledon Road – south towards Hambledon itself or north towards Godalming – The Merry Harriers invites with a charming, cottage-like exterior, then once you’re inside the warmth of the atmosphere will put you immediately at ease. It’s a fantastic countryside location fit for plenty of occasions, whether that be a large party or spot of private dining in The Merry Harriers’ private rooms.

The food at The Merry Harriers is truly for everyone. As well as being locally-sourced and extremely fresh, most dishes can be adapted to suit dietary requirements. Not just that, the Sunday roast and gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan version are both to die for. In terms of what you can expect from the menu, as we said, it rotates often depending on what local produce is available – most is from Godalming, remember – but at the time of writing our favourite dishes involved a creamy fish pie with cod and prawns, the Goldalming sausages served with mash, peas and gravy, then, of course, the beer-battered cod and chips. The Merry Harriers is truly a gem of Hambledon – a damn good freehouse, pub and restaurant.

22 The Merry Harriers - Godalming Reviews

22 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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Margaret K.2 months ago · 1 review

Good food, friendly staff, lovely old building with lots of character.The bedroom and bathroom were spotless, fluffy white towels and plenty toiletries. It is somewhere to visit in the winter for the log fire or in the summer to sit in the garden.

Richard h.2 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic family day out - as the only four on the trek, we had a Llama each, which made for an interesting and rewarding trek - the llamas love to eat, so the pace wasn't too much for the kids to cope with, and the Llamas we took, Diesel, Mungo, Sarji and Louis, were ideally suited to their humans ( including a 10 and 11 yr old ) no moaning about walking either ( the kids that is ) as they really had to concentrate on getting to know their Llama and making sure they went the right way - Many thanks to John, our guide for the interesting walk, the advice and encouragement along the way. Back at the pub the sunday roasts were really good - we'll back for those for sure, and made for a very restful afternoon, when we got home - would highly recommend the whole experience

Sean S.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Great Service, excellent food from this lovely old English pub. Nice local pint selection as well. Try get the seat close to the fire place, brilliant!!

Duncan S.4 months ago · 1 review

Lovely food and excellent helpful barman. The pub is cosy with a great ambiance. We will definitely go back another day. Plus plenty of parking opposite.

Helen H.8 months ago · 1 review

We had a great time at The Merry Harriers - the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted, traditional old pub. They have a great selection of real ales and beer and a good selection of wine. We had a lovely meal and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Alison M.3 months ago · 1 review

Food was good although the steak was a little over cooked, requested medium rare & was medium to well, but did enjoy what we had. Small menus but good selection & perfect for casual night out. Desserts were lovely & staff very welcoming. Felt it lacked atmosphere, a bit bright & no background music in restaurant area. We did have a good night & would return.

Nick S.4 months ago · 1 review

The Merry Harriers was a welcome, cosy stop after a massive walk. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was delicious and really nicely presented. We felt much refreshed and ready to set off again for the rest of the walk.

Penny H.6 months ago · 2 reviews

Welcoming and inviting. I had bangers and mash, mash a bit watery and gravy a bit insipid. Lovely sausages, a warm and filling meal perfect for a winter's day. Other diner had the mushroom and nettle risotto, good feedback from that. Both had hot chocolate after - delicious!

Kevin P.8 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food, great beers and great hosts. We stayed in the adjoining campsite and they were extremely accomodating. We had a great time at both the pub and campsite.

Sandra E.6 months ago · 1 review

Food was delicious and the service brilliant. We will definitely be back possibly for the Jazz afternoon. Interior of the pub was very well thought out and nicely presented.