The Merry Harriers

Hambledon, Surrey
+44 (0)1428 682883
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Come away to the lovely countryside for good food, real ale, fine wine and a lot of fun and games. Walkers can explore for miles


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Exhausted urban dwellers will unwind in this good old-fashioned pub. Remote it may be and surrounded by miles of green fields but there’s lots going on. Llamas to visit, jazz in the garden, a pub quiz once a month and a lively, bustling atmosphere. Staff are friendly and chatty, head chef Nick Ash turns out heart-warming pub favourites sourced from no further than 15 miles, is growing his own veg and herbs and does a bit of foraging to spice things up – nettles, wild garlic and blackberries.

Meat is from Wakelings Butchers, ale is local, wine comes from Surrey vineyards and their own cider is home-pressed from Hambledon apples. Muddy booted walkers rub shoulders with locals of all ages while the big fire crackles merrily and the volume increases.

In summer the fun spills out onto the terrace and the large rear garden – children will love tearing about and grown-ups will feel relaxed. Order a picnic and one of the llamas will carry the hamper along trails to a perfect spot along The Greensand Way. You can fall upstairs into bed too – bedrooms are not huge but they are fresh and pretty, some beamed, some panelled, all with rural views.

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We think you'll love

  • The lively atmosphere
  • The great food
  • The fact it is so dog-friendly
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You should know

  • Bedrooms and bathrooms are snug
  • It's not for people who don't like animals and children


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Treats, bed and dinner available. Drinking bowls throughout property. Excellent local walks through Surrey Hills with on/off lead routes.

£15 per night.

Dogs welcome, max. 2 per room. £15 per night.

Starters from £6.50. Lunch from £5.95. Mains from £13.


Nightly price
from £130
5 Shepherd's huts for 2
From £225
6 Annexes for 2
From £130
4 Doubles
From £150



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The neighbourhood

This detached red-brick pub sits on its own in the village of Hambledon. Not much has changed here in a couple of hundred years and hikes along the magnificent Greensand Ridge are bracing. It runs for a hundred challenging miles with a clear scarp slope at the western end and a very high hill for this part of the world. The nearest town is Godalming where you'll find very handsome and expensive houses and some good independent shops and restaurants. Visit the famous Winkworth Arboretum or take a boat trip or a wander beside the river Wey.

Local points of interest from Martine Mason

  • First up we’d have to recommend our own llama treks which you can join just a few short steps from your accommodation! Our herd of twelve merry llamas will guide you along the stunning local trails for picnicking and trekking with a definite difference!
  • In the heart of The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we are surrounded by some of the best walking, running and cycling routes in the South of England. Grab a map at the bar and choose your route!
  • For those who prefer pavement to trails the market towns of Haslemere, Farnham, Guildford and Petworth each offer their own charm, character and history with quaint streets, historic buildings and plenty of interesting shops and antiques to browse.
  • If you like your flora and fauna you’ll love a visit to both Ramster Gardens and The Winkworth Arboretum, famous for their rare and unusual trees and shrubs. A little further afield is RHS Garden Wisley, the flagship garden of the RHS.
  • For a glimpse into England’s rural past step back in time at Oakhurst Cottage, a restored 16th century labourers dwelling just a mile away. Rather more palatial is Petworth House home to the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.
  • And there’s plenty of nearby entertainment with motoring and horse-racing at Goodwood, polo at Cowdray Park, spectacular flying displays at The Farnborough Airshow, The Guildford Book Festival and open-air summer concerts at Petworth.