34 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey 2022

Wherever you go as a family, you want to make sure that the children will be entertained. So I can appreciate the joy of finding a pub with not just a beer garden but a play area in it too. A pub that knows that parents want to enjoy a drink and relax whilst their children play happily.

Growing up in the 90s, some of my fondest memories are of sitting in pub beer gardens with a glass bottle of Coke, drinking it through a straw whilst enjoying a packet of crisps in the sunshine. Back then, we talked or read a book as, aside from the treat of a bottle of Coca Cola, there wasn’t anything for kids to do in pubs. How times have changed!

Now, the majority of pubs cater to families. Whether they do a lovely children’s menu, have activity sheets to do whilst the children wait for their meal or simply offer highchairs and baby change facilities. Pubs know that families are great clientele and will do all they can to make a family visit a great one, ensuring the pub is as child friendly as possible.

31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

Play areas go that one step further. Not just creating family friendly pubs but actively wanting families to visit. And so here are some pubs with play areas across Surrey to keep your little ones entertained. I hope it gives you inspiration when you’re next looking for somewhere to relax for an afternoon. Thanks to a reader suggestion, I’ve also created the below map so you can see easily where each pub is.

Family Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

1 – The Three Horseshoes – Dyehouse Road, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6QD

The Three Horseshoes is a beautiful free house country pub with a cosy dining room and a great garden with a play area for children. Owned by the villagers of Thursley in the heart of the Surrey Hills, it’s popular walkers and cyclists but lovely for families too.

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2 – The Jovial Sailor – Portsmouth Road, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6EZ

The Jovial Sailor pride themselves on delivering fantastic food with great friendly service and their delicious menu offers a selection of fantastic pub favourites. With a Children’s Menu, Sunday roasts, outdoor dining huts plus a large patio, outdoor bar, extensive garden seating and a play area, making a great pub for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Jovial Sailor  Ripley

3 – The Tree on Box Hill – Boxhill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7PS

This spacious rural inn and gastro pub based on Box Hill, in the heart of the beautiful Surrey hills, is the closest pub to the Box Hill View Point. They offer friendly and personable service, catering for families, dogs, cyclists and explorers! With a vast garden, outdoor play area, pool table, jukebox, bar and cosy sofas, it’s perfect for all visitors from far and wide and a perfect location for Londoners meeting with Surrey friends and family.

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4 – Worplesdon Place – Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3RY

This stunning Surrey pub stands proudly among two-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking its very own swan lake. It has outdoor pods, a seasonal British menu, a children’s menu and fantastic kids play area too. Plus, if you want to extend your stay, Worplesdon Place even has 29 en suite bedrooms and family packages available.

Things to do nearby:

  • Dapdune Wharf National Trust
  • Guildford Museum
  • Stoke Park
  • Wild Wood Adventure

5 – The Fox & Pelican – Hindhead, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6LG

Serving gorgeous food and drink to match the beauty of its surroundings, The Fox & Pelican is a Grayshott gem. You can sit in the restaurant, by the fire, or in the garden after a day enjoying the Surrey countryside. Let the children enjoy the play area whilst you relax and unwind.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

6 – Blue Anchor – 155 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7RL

This traditional pub, located in the heart of Byfleet and close to Byfleet Village green, local shops and restaurants, provides real ales, beers and wine as well as delicious food and coffee. It has a fantastic secluded garden with a large play area. It’s a pub steeped in history that is not to be missed.

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7 – The Duke of Cambridge – Tilford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DD

A family-friendly village pub in Tilford with a passion for local food and drink. The Duke is the perfect spot for all seasons, with a lovely log burner, heated barn, large patio, garden and kids playground making it great to visit with the whole family.

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8 – Bel & The Dragon – Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LD

In the picturesque Surrey Hills, between the historic town of Farnham and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Bel & The Dragon Churt is a beautifully restored Country Inn. The large garden, with children’s play area, is open all year round and offers a lovely place to relax on warmer days.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

9 – The Mulberry – Station Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8AD

The Mulberry is a gastro style pub in a historical 18th century coach house, serving craft beers and ales, fine wine and a fantastic range of food. It really offers something for everyone. With a large beer garden the largest beer garden in Farnham, it has an outside kitchen, DJ booth, large covered heated seating area plus a kids play area.

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10 – The Star Inn – Church Road, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AH

The Star Inn is a country pub set in the glorious Surrey countryside, with great food and a huge garden It’s just a few minutes from Gatwick Airport yet has that classic country pub setting in the heart of the village of Lingfield, opposite an historic church.

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11 – The Cricketers – Horsell Birch, Horsell, Woking, Surrey GU21 4XB

The Cricketers deliver fantastic food with great friendly service. They have exciting outdoor seating with tables under a tent and in gorgeous new Garden Pods too! With a play area and beautiful pub garden, dogs are welcome making it somewhere all members of the family can enjoy.

Things to do nearby:

  • The Lightbox Gallery
  • Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf Woking
  • Woking Park – Read our review here
  • Horsell Common
31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

12 – The Black Horse – Reigate Road, Hookwood Nr Gatwick, Surrey RH6 0HU

At the heart of the Hookwood community, The Black Horse is a friendly, traditional, English country pub. Renowned locally for its great food and award-winning Badger beers, the pub has plenty of parking and a large garden with children’s play area, making it a great place to spend time in the summer but lovely all year round.

Things to do nearby:

  • National Trust Harewoods
  • Reigate Caves
  • Tilgate Park

13 – The Percy Arms – 75 Dorking Road, Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8NP

The Percy Arms is an elegant country pub with luxurious rooms and modern menus with a South African twist. Full of authentic Africana artifacts, the pub has a great atmosphere. Plus, there are children’s menus and a lovely children’s play area too.

Things to do nearby:

  • Guildford Spectrum
  • Craggy Island
  • Hatchlands Park National trust – Read our review here
  • Mizens Railway
The Percy Arms Chilworth

14 – The Star – Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0DP

This dog friendly pub delivers fantastic food with great friendly and they have exciting new covered outdoor seating Under the Tent or in one of the new Garden Pods too. With a fantastic children’s menu and a lovely play area, it’s a real hub for the whole family.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

15 – The Royal Oak – 59 The Street, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4QS

The Royal Oak is a family pub that offers delicious homemade food, a wide range of refreshments, a large garden, with a handmade play area for the kids and table tennis for the more sporting visitors. It’s fantastic in the summer and has a beautiful, roaring log fire to warm up to in the winter.

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16 – The Half Moon – Church Road, Windlesham, Surrey, GU20 6BN

The Half Moon is a traditional country pub in the heart of the village of Windlesham. It offers a friendly service, a great selection of real ales, lagers, ciders and wine plus delicious home made freshly cooked food and a play area for the kids.

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17 – The Bletchingley Arms – 2 High Street, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4PE

At the heart of the Bletchingley community, The Bletchingley Arms offers freshly prepared food every day to suit all ages which includes a great children’s menu. With the main pub plus dining huts, tables under the tent and heated Garden Pods, they have seating options indoors and out to give you the perfect experience at any time of the year – that’s before we’ve even mentioned the play area!

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

18 – The Cricketers – Downside Common, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3NX

Overlooking the delightful Downside Common, The Cricketers is a beautiful pub full of cosy nooks and crannies for a quiet pint or leisurely  lunch. With a delicious new menu, great kids menu and garden, it’s the perfect place for families – and dogs are welcome too.

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19 – The Red Lion Thorpe – Village Road, Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8UE

With a new menu, extended covered terrace, heaters, music, pool table, and rebuilt childrens’ play area, The Red Lion is a fantastic place to visit throughout the year as a family.

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20 – Beefeater Bridge Barn – Bridge Barn Lane, Horsell, Woking GU21 6NL

Sometimes you can’t beat a pub chain and we love a Beefeater. Enjoy fantastic food in the garden with a range of great dishes including steaks, grills and tasty puds plus a kids menu full of favourites the kids will love. You can relax whilst the kids are entertained blowing off some steam in the outdoor play area.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

21 – The Cyder House Inn – Peper Harow Lane, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AN

The Cyder House is a beautiful country pub at the heart of the village. Serving delicious home cooked food made to order, they are both family and dog friendly. Plus, they have the village outdoor playground attached to their beer garden and plenty of toys for younger guests to enjoy inside.

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22 – The Crown Inn – 53 High Street, Old Oxted, Oxted RH8 9LN

The Crown Inn a 16th Century pub on the borders of Surrey, Kent and Sussex. With two bars, a restaurant and a lovely family beer garden with a children’s play area and picturesque views of the north downs, it’s a perfect place to spend time as a family.  

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23 – The Prince of Wales – Hammer Lane, Hammervale, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1QH

Nestled in the rolling hills of Haslemere, The Prince of Wales is a beautiful country pub that with award-winning ales, home-cooked food and a place of respite for weary ramblers. It’s the perfect place to linger and unwind after a long country walk and great for families.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

24 – The Queen’s Head – 2 High Road, Byfleet, West Byfleet KT14 7QG

The Queens Head is a busy, traditional village pub serving traditional pub food with an extensive garden to explore with a play area for children. Family run, it knows exactly how to cater to families, making it a great place to visit with the kids.

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25 – The Cricketers – 32 Row Town, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1EY

The Cricketers is the pride of Rowtown. It’s a beautiful structure with a dominant position, making it perfect for both locals and passersby. With a warm, friendly, cosy atmosphere, they offer tasty gastro style food, a wide range of entertainment and a large garden with lots of seating with umbrellas, an enclosed heated area for the colder months and a fantastic playground to keep children entertained.

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26 – Prince of Wales – Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3QE

One of the best pubs in Dorking for summer, The Prince of Wales has a large decked terrace and a lovely sunken garden with plenty of mature greenery, including a children’s play area so the kids can amuse themselves while you relax with a drink.

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27 – Woodman – Woodmansterne Street, Banstead, SM7 3NL

The Woodman is a picturesque place to visit, with the village cricket pitch opposite, a large garden and children’s playground to the rear. They serve great food all day, plus a great selection of cask ales, lagers and wines. It’s a family and dog friendly pub, with menus for both children and the dogs! With live music throughout the year, you will always find a warm welcome at The Woodman.

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28 – The Scarlett Arms – Horsham Road, Walliswood, Dorking RH5 5RD

The 17th century Scarlett Arms boasts a large garden with children’s play area, ideal in the summer. During the winter months there are cosy fires inside and always a great selection of food and drink. Dogs are welcome too, making it somewhere the whole family can relax.

Things to do nearby:

  • Winkworth Arboretum National Trust – Read our review here
  • The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
  • Abinger Roughs and Netley Park National Trust
31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

29 – King William IV – 83 The Street, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6BG

The King William IV has been a traditional ale house since 1830, located in a small village in the beautiful Surrey Hills. It offers a fine selection of food and beverages and is a great pub for the whole family to enjoy.

Things to do nearby:

  • Hatchlands Park National Trust – Read our review here
  • Clandon Wood Nature Reserve
  • Abinger Roughs and Netley Park National Trust
  • Denbies Wine Estate

30 – The Surrey Oaks – Parkgate Road, Parkgate, Newdigate, Dorking, Surrey RH5 5DZ

This beautiful country pub offers traditional pub dishes as well as wood-fired pizza and more. They create authentic food at reasonable prices and have a fantastic selection of craft cask and keg ales, over twenty different ciders and an extensive gin menu.

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31 – The Compasses Inn – Station Road, Gomshall, Surrey GU5 9LA

The Compasses Inn is a riverside pub offering excellent beer and great food. The traditional Free House bar serves a selection of cask ales and carefully chosen wines whilst the restaurant offers an extensive menu ranging from bar snacks to a full meals and a nice children’s menu.

Things to do nearby:

  • Hatchlands Park National Trust – Read our review here
  • Stoke Park
  • Wild Wood Adventure
  • Guildford Spectrum
31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

32 – Limping Fox – 15 Rushett Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0UX

The Limping Fox is the perfect environment to enjoy a delicious meal, have drinks with friends or spend an afternoon with the whole family in the south-facing garden. They serve high quality wines, a vast range of premium spirits, craft beers and local ales at affordable prices and the menu revolves around the best ingredients they can find.

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33 – Hare and Hounds – The Green, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0JL

Overlooking the green in the tranquil village of Claygate, The Hare & Hounds is a traditional English pub. A hub of the local community, they welcoming visitors with a roaring log fire, locally brewed real ales and fine food.

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34 – Rose and Crown – Green Road, Thorpe, Egham, Surrey TW20 8QL

This beautiful pub is set in the lush, green countryside and offers fantastic food with great friendly service and a range of dining options to choose from – indoors, the dining huts, a table under the tent and their new Garden Pods too. With a delicious menu, great wine list and lovely play area, it’s somewhere the whole family will love to spend time.

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31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

So there you have thirty one child friendly pubs with outdoor play areas, climbing frames and play frames across Surrey. I’ll add more as I come across them and please let me know if you have a favourite that I’ve missed too. It’s so nice to enjoy the outdoor space that many pubs offer, especially over the warmer months, and it’s lovely that so many have dedicated an outdoor area to family fun to help keep the kids entertained!

You can also see pubs with play areas in Hampshire here:

31 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey

7 thoughts on “34 Pubs with Play Areas in Surrey 2022”

  1. We definitely fall within your intended audience Donna as we are always on the hunt for a pub with a playground wherever we go! That is incidentally why I stumbled upon this article of yours today. 2 others that I can think of for your useful list straight away is Worplesdon Place and The Percy Arms in Chilworth, both good pubs as well.

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  2. This is really handy, thank you! Would be amazing if you were able to plot them onto Google Maps, as it’s hard to know how far away they all are without looking them up one by one… Not sure how easy that is for you to do?

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