The sun is shining, and at last our local pubs can open with their gardens and welcome us back! We’ve listed some of our customers’ favourites, plus some of our own, which are now open and (mostly) serving food.
If you’re planning a visit, do ring and check with the pub first. You’ll usually need to book a table in advance. Also ask what days they are open too – some are not open 7 days a week yet.
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PETER’S FAVOURITE PUBS
Your Local Car Owner Peter shares his personal favourites:
Prince of Wales Farnborough
A popular place for a tasty pint, with outside table bookings available online. Bar snacks only at the moment, but they hope to reopen the kitchen for food by July.
184 Rectory Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 8AL
The Old Wheatsheaf Frimley Green
Sadly shut at the moment as their patio is tiny, but no doubt they will re-open as soon as they can.
205 Frimley Green Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6LA
The Donkey Tilford
With a pretty back garden this special gastropub is serving “an abbreviated menu”. Resident donkey Pip should be available in his secure paddock for nose strokes and back scratches over the summer months.
Charles Hill, Tilford GU10 2AU
PUBS WITH OUTSIDE SPACE IN THE FLEET AREA
Fox and Hounds, Fleet
In our informal poll of Fleet pub-goers, this one was voted their favourite! They praise the excellent traditional-style food, friendly service and great location with tables literally next to the Basingstoke Canal towpath.
71 Crookham Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU51 5NP
The Exchequer Church Crookham
Smart paved patio areas at front and to rear. The Basingstoke canal towpath is just across the road. Excellent food and great gin selection!
Crondall Rd, Crookham Village, Fleet GU51 5SU
The Tweseldown, Church Crookham
Very popular local pub, with a small side garden. Locals rate the food and friendly atmosphere. Easy access to local playing fields and large expanse of MoD land for long walks.
Beacon Hill Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8DY
The Foresters, Church Crookham
Lovely garden beside Velmead woods, with gated access from this open space so you can walk the dog and pop in for a pint! Good food, friendly service.
Aldershot Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 9EP
PUBS WITH OUTSIDE SPACE IN THE EVERSLEY AREA
The Chequers, Eversley Cross
Pretty pub in the village of Eversley Cross. Outside patio area with awnings. New Spring menu looks tasty!
Eversley Cross, Hants, RG27 0NS
The Greyhound, Finchampstead
Sadly, this is now an ex-pub, another victim of the pandemic like so many others. So, please, support your local pubs, show them your love, and take a local taxi from Your Local Car to the pub of your choice to enjoy your visit to the max!
PUBS WITH GARDENS IN THE WOKING AREA
The Anchor, Pyrford Lock
This is a real destination pub, with tables right alongside the towpath of the Wey Navigation Canal. Just a short distance from the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley. Exceptional pub, and well worth the journey.
Pyrford Lock, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QW
PUBS WITH GARDENS IN THE FARNHAM AREA
Bel & The Dragon, Churt
One of a small chain of pubs in the area, but the only one locally with a garden. Serves a British menu with twists, making the most of local and sustainable ingredients.
Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LD
The Hampshire Arms, Crondall
A country pub between Farnham and Fleet with a large garden. A great reputation for fine food, especially their Sunday roasts. Proudly dog friendly too.
Pankridge Street, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5QU
PUBS WITH GARDENS IN FARNBOROUGH, MYTCHETT AND YATELEY
Heron on the Lake, Fleet
Lovely location literally on one of the lakes at Fleet Pond, a local beauty spot. Decking stretches over the water, with tables, sofas, heaters, and resident wildfowl swimming around underneath!
14 Old Cove Rd, Fleet GU51 2RY
Kingfisher Quay, Mytchett
Lakeside terraces overlooking the large freshwater lake – you can even book a waterskiing lesson if you want! (Check availability.)
Coleford Bridge Rd, Mytchett, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6DS
Dog and Partridge, Yateley
Sitting proudly in the middle of Yateley, right next to the church, this popular pub is now under new ownership. The two landladies offer good home cooked food, a range of wines and beers, and a tasty Sunday roast.
Reading Road, Yateley, GU46 7LR
PUBS WITH GARDENS IN HOOK AND HARTLEY WINTNEY
The Mill House, North Warnborough
This Grade II listed converted water mill has tables set in a large garden around one side of the mill pond. Terrific food including an outside BBQ kitchen. Lots of space outside, and an easy walk to the local ford and down to King John’s Castle. One of our favourites. Book early!
North Warnborough, Hook RG29 1ET
The Phoenix Inn, Hartney Wintney
A well-known gastro pub with excellent food and popular Fizz Fridays. A large garden with outdoor tables and new plastic bubble tents, for all-weather dining!
Phoenix Green, London Rd, Hartley Wintney, Hook RG27 8RT
Crooked Billet, Hook
A pretty little pub with a large waterside garden and children’s play area.
London Rd, Hook RG27 9EH
Queens Head Dogmersfield
This 17th century pub commemorates the visit of Catherine of Aragon, later Henry VIII’s first wife. This cosy pub has tables on green space behind, but note it’s not secure and there’s unfenced access to the (admittedly narrow and quiet) roads that run either side.
Pilcot Lane, Dogmersfield, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8SY
01252 613 531
The Leather Bottle Mattingley
Lovely setting for a true country pub, complete with sit-on tractor in the garden for the kids! Extremely dog friendly, and with online table booking until 17th May, when it becomes first come first served. The Garden menu features all your pub favourites done with style, such as ribeye steaks, steak burgers, fish, pies and lighter snacks too.
Reading Road, Mattingley, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JU
01189 326 371
PUBS WITH GARDEN IN ASH AND AREA
Hogs Back Brewery Tap
The area’s own independent brewery Tap Garden is now open again! Enjoy exceptionally tasty beer brewed from the hops you can see growing nearby. You can also tuck into piping hot pizzas cooked in their new pizza oven. You’ll need to book a table on opening days (Thurs-Sun inclusive) and, quote, “Pre-booking a table with advance payment covers the cost of a 3.5 pint flagon of beer or cider which you choose on arrival.” How lovely is that!
Manor Farm, The Street, Tongham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1DE
The Brewery also recommends the following pubs (serving their beer, natch!) in their own blog “Lovely pub gardens to visit this month”
The Withies Inn, Compton
The Bat and Ball, Wrecclesham
The Cricketers on the Green, Pirbright
The Stag on the River, Lower Eashing
The Drumming Snipe, Woking
AND FINALLY… BEER AND THE BARD
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
A converted mill with swans and ducks swimming past on the River Wey in the riverside garden, and the water rushing through the race under the pub itself. Great food, and if you’re in need of a culture fix (aren’t we all), there’s Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” staged in the garden. Visit https://www.fullers.co.uk/event-finder/shakespeare-in-the-garden to see full list of dates and venues
Farnham Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LE
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