The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate
Our second pick on this list comes from the surreal region of Surrey. Once upon a time, the Royal Navy got the timber for its vessels from the surrounding woodlands, and some certainly went into the construction of this pub, back in the 16th century. As soon as you enter, you will undoubtedly notice the ceiling beams hanging so low that at one point there’s a piece of leather attached to stop you from hitting your head. Apart from the very authentic and cosy feel, the pub has a very human and pleasant attraction: Ken the landlord. This cheery host, whose fame is known in the whole region, offers a chance to win a free pint by answering his three questions of the day (we assure you, they are quite a challenge)!
We recommend sitting by the fire while trying to decide what pint to go for. Resident beers are those from nearby Surrey Hills Brewery – gentle gold Ranmore Ale and the stronger Shere Drop. On top of the great selection of craft beers, the pub also prides itself on its 9oz Grass-Fed, 28 day matured Surrey Farms Sirloin Steak and Game Suet Pudding. The prices range between £13 and £22.