The White Horse, Shere
Famous for providing bucolic cosy backdrops for Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones (The Edge of Reason) and, of course, The Holiday, this beautiful half-timbered pub has seen many members of Hollywood royalty in its time. Cosy nooks and a roaring log fire are perfect for romantic dining and outside there is a comfortable shady courtyard for warmer days; the epitome of comfortable British relaxation.
The Weyside, Guildford
Situated a few minutes out of Guildford’s town centre, The Weyside looks right out over the River Wey and the water-meadows, the castle behind it. This is an indisputably great place to watch all aspects of river life over a cold beer – watch out for swans, ducks and rowers (Guildford’s own rowing clubhouse is a stone’s throw from the pub).
The Mill, Elstead
This pub can be found in an old converted mill, dating back to 1647. Like The Weyside, it has beautiful views of the river next to it, and also boasts a garden bar. Experience a slice of real history when visiting this gem, and be sure to take a look at the mezzanine level where you will be able to see some World War Two graffiti, left over from when the mill served as a military hospital.
The Abinger Hatch, Abinger Common
This charming pub is only reachable through a network of leafy lanes, close to beauty spots such as Holmbury St Mary and Friday Street, and is therefore a perfect pit-stop for the cyclist or walker. It is perfectly situated in the middle of its little village, opposite the ancient church and beside the village hall. Its food and drink is top-notch honest pub food, and it has recently participated as a finalist in The Muddy Stilettos Awards for Best Destination Pub.
The Wiremill, East Grinstead
The Wiremill, another converted mill, is something rather special: sitting on its own stunning 26-acre lake and with lovely waterside terraces. The Wiremill also owns its own chickens, goats, ducks, turkeys and a pig called Lily. The location is handy; just fifteen minutes’ drive from Gatwick and the M25 and less than hour away from London Victoria. The Wiremill is very enthusiastic about supporting the local community and its dishes typically comprise local products from local businesses.