In keeping with the traditional country inn style, the rooms offer attractive and comfortable accommodation with exceptional views, and compliment the existing three ensuite bedrooms in a converted barn in the gardens.
Full of character and life, the dog-friendly traditional inn offers excellent food, award-winning local ales and wines, a lovely garden, first-rate accommodation with seven ensuite bedrooms, and an element of the unexpected with their remarkable, “Surrey Hills Llama Treks”.
Owned by Peter de Savary (www.desavary.com) since May 2017 and run by husband and wife team, Sam and Danielle Montgomery-Page, the welcoming Free house is steeped in history, with the landlords’ names through the ages written on the pub walls. Sam brings his wealth of experience and talent to the kitchen, taking pride in using the freshest and best ingredients – foraged where possible (nettles, blackberries, wild garlic) - and sourced within a 15-mile radius. The menu has been designed to offer heart-warming freshly cooked traditional pub staples and Chef’s Specials, including exceptional Sunday Roasts and lighter bites, such as sharing platters, Smoked Salmon, Prawn & Gazpacho Platter and Ham Hock Terrine. Seasonal specialities are a highlight, with Wild Mushroom and Hambledon Nettle Risotto a current favourite. The emphasis on local suppliers continues at the bar where at least two of the four Real Ales on offer are from Surrey Brewers and the Merry Harriers Garden Cider is firm favourite, made using Hambledon apples, donated by residents to the cider press. Local wines contribute to an impressive wine list and freshly mixed cocktails are on offer beside spirits and superior soft drinks.
The attractively equipped en-suite rooms are furnished to a high standard, with modern shower rooms, Egyptian cotton bed linen, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs. Deep in rural England, with no streetlights or traffic noise to disturb your sleep, sunsets are spectacular. Sit out on a clear night and see the magnificent starlit sky, enjoy the night sounds of the resident owls, if you are lucky a badger might come snuffling by. Breakfast is served in the pub or garden and can be delivered to your room in hampers if you have a very early start, or prefer to take it with you.
Less than an hour from London (five minutes from Milford Station), the Merry Harriers is situated in the picturesque village of Hambledon, just seven miles from the charming market town of Haslemere in a remarkable pocket of England - in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on the edge of the South Downs National Park. A haven for walkers and cyclists, the Merry Harries offers guests to experience the landscape a little differently, with their fabulous llama treks and picnics on the Greensand Way.
THE ONLY INN IN ENGLAND WITH PICNIC LLAMA TREKS
Surrey Hills Llamas has been offering trekking since 2003 and has now teamed up with the Merry Harriers to offer a once in a lifetime experience. The herd of lovely llamas now numbers nine, each with their own individual character and personality. They have an incredibly calming and therapeutic influence and make the ideal companion for trekking the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills, with its unique flora, fauna and history. The gentle and friendly llamas will carry your picnic as you lead them through the spectacular Surrey Hills from the high points of which you can see as far as the South Downs. Llamas are affectionate, intelligent and alert and will draw your attention to things you would never normally notice. Highlights include an English Picnic Trek, Winter Morning Trek – to include lunch back at the Merry Harriers, Luxury Champagne Picnic Trek, Corporate team-building events or even a Children’s Party Trek.
Doubles from £125 per night B&B, Singles from £100 per night B&B
Llama Trekking from £55.20 per adult, £27.60 per child (min. age 8)
B&B Trek Package from £384 per couple – includes a half-day trek with lunch, three course dinner and B&B
For further information please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01428 682883.