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.
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.
Excellent and welcoming service, a lovely relaxing environment, and unusual, delicious and beautifully presented meals. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back.
Fantastic local food beautifully presented. Great beers and ales. I enjoyed the home made lemonade. Lovely staff, good service and a fab location. Visit the llamas too!
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.