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The Merry Harriers (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hoptimists - Stress BusterExcellent1
Pilgrim - Progress Best BitterExcellent2
Langham - Hip HopExcellent1
Tillingbourne - Falls GoldGood1
Surrey Hills - Shere DropGood3
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal LancerGood1
Palmers - ColmersAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Summer AleNot Tried0
Andwell - Gold MuddlerNot Tried0
Palmers - 200 Premium AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Aug 2015 (Wittenden)
Busy on a Friday night with a large party of campers,diners and drinkers.We came to meet Lucy, and discussed the afflictions of age.
Hoptimists - Stress Buster4.50ExcellentA new brewery for me.Ruby, bitter sweet.Charcoal.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20GoodSelling well, but seemed a bit muted.
Palmers - Colmers4.00AcceptableI don't often see Palmer's beers,but expect them to be traditionally styled:this was heavy on the new world hops, but thin bodied for the ABV.
14 Dec 2013 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunch pre Christmas:quiet. We met an old friend to reminisce.A couple of lady brewers were doing questionable things with Fuller's London Porter.Great pub.
Pilgrim - Progress Best Bitter4.00ExcellentTawny , fruity best bitter. Toffee malt.Bittersweet.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20ExcellentVerging on 5 stars.Hop forward ,with some luscious malts . A Surrey stalwart.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bengal Lancer5.00GoodNot as hoppy as the bottled version.Amber, lasting head. Well balanced.Peppery.
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20GoodAnother not very assertive golden from a brewery new to me. Some hops in there.
Palmers - 200 Premium Ale5.00Not Tried
11 Jul 2012 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a wet July Wednesday.Busy at the bar: a good local trade. We sat by the window and pondered the sexual possibilities of working at Holland and Barrett's.
Pilgrim - Progress Best Bitter4.00ExcellentA comforting best bitter,ruby brown.Sweet malt,some earthy hops,hint of bonfires. I really liked this.
Langham - Hip Hop4.00ExcellentBlonde and dry.Some malt,beguiling hops.Held its own with my richly sourced venison supper.Impressive.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20GoodPale and hoppy.Some dislocation of flavour-metallic perhaps.Citrus.Selling well.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Summer Ale3.90Not Tried
Andwell - Gold Muddler3.90Not Tried

About The Merry Harriers

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hambledon, Surrey, GU8 4DR.

Pleasant tile-hung old pub set off the lane in a quiet village. Inside, an inglenook fire, bare boards, an airy feel. The only pub I know with reproductions of paintings by Miro and Myles Burdett-Foster.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GU8 4DR