Patterned carpets, Horse Brasses and warmth - we have all missed the luxuries of sitting inside our favourite pubs! Whilst many have opened up outside in their lovely Pub Gardens, many town centre pubs have had to look on, waiting until now to open and it is time we show them a little love. We have picked out 6 fantastic pubs where you can enjoy a pint of ours this May.
The Three Pigeons is a traditional English Pub situated on the top of Guildford's cobbled High Street, just in front of the Holy Trinity church.
It has a stellar selection of real ales and craft beers and a great food offering. It also has a rather impressive curved staircase and huge ancient chandelier which makes it feel like you've stepped into The Leaky Cauldron just off Diagon Alley!
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Surrey village of Ripley just under 5 minutes drive from RHS Gardens Wisley, The Talbot stands as one of the most storied and historic coaching inns boasting many period features from its 500 year history.
It is a perfect stop off for an afternoon TEA (served either in a cup or a pint glass!) after visiting the gardens or popping into the village's award-winning monthly farmer's market. The gorgeous pub garden is a lovely sun-trap too for enjoying a drink in the sun.
It's not just pubs opening next week; Cinemas finally get to throw open their doors too! If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious Big Screen experience after a year watching the telly, the Light Cinema is a fantastic cinema. With big comfy, reclining seats and top notch pre-screening pizzas with a great selection of beers it certainly is an upgrade from your usual cinema experience.
A beautifully renovated pub and hotel in Hampshire, located in the heart of the historic village of Odiham, between Hook and Basingstoke. Part of the excellent Red Mist Leisure pub collection, The Red Lion offers stunning B&B accommodation and fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food and drink, 7 days a week.
The former Station House in Haslemere has had a lick of paint, a fabulous renovation job inside and has become a brilliant new Steakhouse. From an everyday treat to a place to celebrate your special occasions, the new steakhouse menu will create an experience that is worthy of the fabulous ambience that this unique building creates.
At the heart of the new menu is a focus on melt in the mouth premium steaks, with a supporting menu of dishes brimming with flavours and some top-notch local ales.
The Hole in the Wall, Waterloo
The famous, perhaps legendary, free house under the railway arches at Waterloo Station. With more people perhaps starting to commute into town again or heading back to the West End, The Hole is the best place to wait for your train home. In through the front door of the Hole in the Wall and to the left is the cosy front bar. The domed ceiling vibrates and roars with every train that passes overhead on its way into or out of Charing Cross.
If you are lucky you might be treated to an Irish music session on a Sunday which will make you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside rather than in the hussle and bussle of London!
Our characterful Hangar re-opens to the public on Thursday 20th May with a sold-out music night with Grizzly Rhys Morgan. As well as live events each Thursday this summer, the Hangar enables us to open up more covered, heated space in this rather inclement early summer. You can either book online to guarantee a table or we have plenty of space now to welcome walk-ups too!