Top 5: Best Pubs along the River Thames
Surrey is a beautiful spot, located in a stunning corner of the UK. While it is surrounded by miles of breath-taking countryside, it is also conveniently just under an hour’s train ride to London. Running through the county is the River Thames – a perfect place for a leisurely stroll on a weekend, or in our case, the perfect place to take a breather at one of the pubs that line it!
The Swan – 50 Manor Road, Thames Ditton KT12 2PF
Located in an enviable location beside the River Thames, The Swan is a community-centred pub that sits in the heart of Thames Ditton. Popular among locals and visitors alike, it serves carefully crafted dishes made with the finest British ingredients and offers a selection of fine ales. The Swan recently underwent an exciting transformation and while retaining all the characteristics of a traditional village pub, it has become a beautifully modern riverside haunt.
The Albany – Queen’s Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0QY
The Albany is a stylish riverside pub boasting an interior that is simultaneously traditional and modern. There are cosy corners fitted with comfy armchairs and logwood fires to keep you snuggled and warm in winter, and a stunning outdoor garden overlooking the Thames to be enjoyed in the summer. With delicious freshly prepared food as well as a carefully selected wine, ale and larger list, The Albany is the perfect pub to escape the bustle of life in the Capital.
The Bell Inn – Eastbourne Road, Godstone Surrey, RH9 8DX
Voted as one of the top 50 Gastro Pubs in the UK, The Bell Inn is perfectly situated overlooking the River Thames which can be admired from the large outdoor seating and dining area. A local independent pub company whose focus is on quality food, drink and customer service owns the pub and they certainly deliver on all counts! Their carefully sourced ingredients make for exquisite British cooking, which can be enjoyed alongside a wide selection of delicious drinks in an unprecedented setting.
The Minnow – 104 Thames St, Weybridge KT13 8NG
Situated along the River Thames, The Minnow is the perfect place to wind down and escape the bustle of every day life. It boats a delicious menu of British cuisine with European influence, a crackling fire and comfy armchairs as well as an impressive sun-soaked patio (if the British weather holds out!). It is frequented by its many regulars so you’ll be sure to see a number of friendly faces! The Minnow’s treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants means their cellar is stacked with a number of fine wines to be enjoyed.
The Mute Swan – Palace Rd, East Molesey KT8 9BN
The Mute Swan can be found on Palace Road, directly opposite the gates of Hampton Court Palace – a spot fit, quite literally, for a king (or queen!) Set within a beautifully characterful building that dates back hundreds of years, the pub has been respectfully refurbished to an impeccable standard. You’ll find a curved bar at the heart of the pub serving an impressive selection of 50 delicious wines and a collection of gins, malts and ales. While downstairs boasts a more pubby vibe, upstairs has a more food-led ambience serving a selection of seasonal cuisine.