A lovely English county adjacent to Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, Surrey makes for a perfect weekend break in the south of England. A mix of town and country offers something for everyone, including some lovely pub stays.
Where to go
Experience centuries of English history at the iconic Hampton Court Palace. Enjoy a family day out at Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventure. Hike the North Downs. Marvel at the RHS or Savill Gardens. Visit the Silent Pool distillery for amazing gins. Enjoy a cool drink in a pub beer garden. Love the natural beauty of it all.
Food & Drink
Being close to London, Surrey still retains a cosmopolitan flair and a range of available cuisines. For a romantic dinner experience with lashings of atmosphere, Stovell’s (Windsor Road, Chobham) is a fine dining experience in a restored Tudor farmhouse. Elsewhere, India Dining (The Green, Warlingham} is a AA-rosette awarded Indian restaurant that uses only the freshest local produce where available.
For lush cocktails in the sunshine, try The Botanist (Unit 4-5 Townhall Buildings, Farnham), a secret garden that is becoming immensely popular. For a classic British gastropub experience, head to The Winterton Arms (Petworth Road Chiddingfold) - they also have a spectacular gin menu.
Where to stay
Our picks for Surrey are two wonderful gastropubs
from the Upham Group. The Station House
in Haslemere is housed in a restored station building and has an eclectic selection of beer, wine, champagne and spirits to choose from. The Swan
in Chiddingfold is a fantastic, cosy
retreat where Chef Aarron
Foster presides over a talented team, serving up the best of British. How to get there
Surrey is less than half an hour from London by car or train.