Set in the picturesque Surrey Hills, The Red Lion is one for food-lovers and fans of proper pubs. This 16th-century building has retained features like open fi res and flagstones, and overlooks the village’s cricket green – as such it conjures images of summer afternoons spent happily drinking fine wine and good beer. The menu combines pub favourites, unique specials and fine dining in one perfect package. Starters of pan-fried crispy duck salad with oranges, watercress and hoisin dressing lead to mains of salmon cooked in white wine, topped with caramelised scallops and served with new potatoes and salad, or classics like honey-roast ham topped with double egg and chips. Private events can be catered for, there’s a stunning garden, dogs are welcome and families are made to feel at home – no wonder locals sing the praises of The Red Lion so freely.