Best Bars And Pubs In Surrey

Sometimes nothing beats winding down at a top-notch boozer over a few pints of the good stuff, and luckily, this county has got plenty of 'em. Whether you're looking for a countryside watering hole that offers scenic waterside views or a gastro hotspot touting locally-sourced produce, we have rounded up the very best Surrey pubs and bars.

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Last updated on 8th July 2024

The Sun Carshalton

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The Sun Carshalton is an independent free house that's only moments from the ponds and was restored in 2009 to its former glory since its opening in 1866. It features a gorgeous secret garden complete with a pergola, fairy lights and mosaic patio chairs, as well as eclectic interiors inside. Head chef Gary Marshall leads the kitchen where seasonal British dishes are created, like mushroom and red pepper burgers, or beer-battered halloumi. There's always something going on at this cool haunt too, such as quiz nights on Tuesdays and £5 gins on Fridays. 

King & Queen

If you fancy playing a few rounds of poker, the King & Queen in Surrey is a drinking den with a difference. Make your way to Caterham and bluff your way to victory in the games room, all before checking out the mouthwatering food options.


Boasting rustic charm and plenty of National Trust walks nearby, Bell is one of the best country pubs in Surrey for a reason. Take in the stunning landscapes, all before exploring the seasonal menu, made up of tasty plates like moules mariniere and arancini balls.


Perched by the water, Mill has made quite the name as one of the finest gastro pubs in Surrey. Book a private event across the gorgeous space adorned with idyllic exposed beams, or pop inside for a few elevated mains. Think charcuterie boards and passionfruit creme brulees.

The Plough Effingham

Touting alfresco jazz nights, crackin' Sunday lunches and a range of fresh ales, The Plough Effingham is a real triple threat. Come rain or shine, this gorgeous haunt has plenty of space to bask in the sunshine or get all cosy inside with a fresh pint of the good stuff in hand.

Megan's by the Wey (Weybridge)

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You can count on Megan's by the Wey to be your cosy nest away from home. Their menu, taking cues from the Eastern Mediterranean, is as bright as a sunny day, whisking you off to warm destinations all day long. From brunch to dinner, they're serving up treats like spicy chicken shakshouka and roasted padron peppers that are sure to make your tastebuds dance.

Fox & Pelican

Chow down on traditional British plates at the Fox & Pelican in Guildford. From avocado and red chilli salsa bruschetta topped with spring onions to beer-battered haddock complemented by crushed minted peas, this foodie venue has plenty up for grabs.

The Hare and Hounds Claygate

The Hare and Hounds in Claygate is a traditional English pub bursting with character. Overlooking the quaint village, the boozer is at the heart of the local community, providing a crackling log fire, delicious ales and beer, plus some seriously good grub. On the menu, you'll find the likes of 10z ribeye steak, served with bearnaise sauce and chips, chicken burgers plus tasty sandwiches like croque monsieurs and madames. 

The White Horse, Surrey

When it comes down to the best pub food in Surrey Hills, The White Horse is a real winner. This award-winning country destination flaunts a beautiful terrace, alongside a cosy indoor space that's perfect for those lazy Sunday lunches with loved ones.

Ye Olde Red Lion Sutton

Head to Ye Old Red Lion Sutton to enjoy a tipple or two in a charming traditional pub. While surrounded by wood-panelled walls, quirky artwork and cosy seating, get stuck into refreshing brews and hearty grub. Or if you pop by in the warmer months? This joint also has a sprawling beer garden.

The Home Cottage

The Home Cottage is located in Redhill town centre, boasting an excellent choice of real cask ales, craft beers and wines. As for the menu? You can munch on pub classics including Sunday roasts and pies, with a menu that changes every season.

Foxes Of Farnham

Foxes Of Farnham's gorgeous Art Deco setup will make you feel like you've stepped into the glamorous era of speakeasies, encouraging you to fully indulge in a time of class and charm. But that's not all; they also serve mind-blowing cocktails meticulously mixed by in-house mixology wizards using fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.