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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Village pub on the edge of Hambledon. Open fire, excellent food. Recommend the sausages and mash, followed by sticky toffee pudding. Good menu. Polite and helpful staff. Dogs welcome.
Lovely pub with a very friendly atmosphere... busy bar - could have done with a few more people eating in the restaurant area, but it was Thursday night. Food lovely - wine selection could be a little more varied. Overall pretty good though.
It was freezing in the restaurant so we sat in the bar by the radiator. Proseco was pricey considering the state of the label on the bottle and label. Food was smallish portions but nice, only one other table of two in there, not much atmosphere.
Fab service and food - thank you. We really enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend the Merry Harriers to others. Make sure you book ahead.