The South of England Show

Surrey Summer Events

There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite Surrey Chef & Brewer.

The South of England Show

Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th June

Come and have summer fun at The South of England Show from 9th to 11th June.

This year’s show coincides with the Queen’s Birthday Weekend and promises to be one of the best ever. Not only will there be plenty of celebrations to mark the Monarch’s 90th year, but visitors can also expect an outstanding range of activities and events to celebrate England’s wonderful agricultural heritage too.

From equestrian and livestock to country sports, classic farm machinery, innovative agricultural equipment and the impressive Heavy Horse Village, there are dozens of fascinating displays across the 150-acre showground. The superb standard of arts and crafts, live music, food, drink and traditional countryside shopping will delight both newcomers and regulars to the event. And children can look forward to a bumper three days of games, competitions and endless activities designed to entertain, educate and excite in equal measure.  

Why not reserve a table at The Shipley Bridge in Burstow?

After a day of yelling and cheering on the banks of Brindleyplace, why not swing into our 19th century Garden House in Edgbaston for a delicious bite to eat and a drink in the pretty tree-lined beer garden.

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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

Tuesday 14th - 18th June 2016

Join the international racing elite at Royal Ascot from 14th to 18th June.

With more than £6.5 million in prize money and the prestige of competing with the world’s finest jockeys and horses, Royal Ascot is Britain’s premier race meeting. It’s also a celebrated event in the country’s annual social calendar, and is always attended by the Queen. The entire event is broadcast globally, but nothing compares to being there, experiencing the high tension, admiring the fashion and, if you’re lucky, going home a little richer.

Each day is unique, and there are events to suit newcomers and seasoned race-goers alike. You can be thrilled by legends like the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and historic Gold Cup, or relax with fine dining and champagne. Tradition is as pivotal part of Ascot, and from the Royal Procession at the start of each race day to outrageous hats and elegant enclosures, sheer spectacle is promised in every moment.

Why not reserve a table at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Virginia Water?

Race times vary, but car parks open at 1pm every day. A meal or drink in our historic Georgian pub, Wheatsheaf Hotel, is perfect after a day at the races. You’ll find us in Great Windsor Park, less than 10 minutes from Ascot Racecourse.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Sunday 5th - Friday 10th July

Be inspired and enchanted at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show from 5th to 10th July.

A delight for gardeners of all ages, this is the world’s largest flower show and a highlight of the RHS annual calendar. And 2016’s event is abundant with seasoned favourites from Talk Theatres to the spectacular Flower Marquee. There will be more show gardens on display than ever, including the new Capability Brown Gardens, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the legendary landscape architect’s birth. Butterfly Dome allows visitors to stroll through thousands of free-flying butterflies. And rocket science is the theme planned for this year’s Family Saturday, with plenty of fun activities lined up for adventurous young gardeners.

Shopping, picking up advice and tips, chatting to celebrity gardeners and discovering new garden trends are all part of the experience too, and visitors can look forward to all that and more at this wonderful event.

Why not reserve a table at The Prince of Wales in Esher?

The show opens at 10am every day. To round off your visit perfectly, why not join us for a meal or a drink at our country pub, The Prince of Wales. Set in the peaceful West End village. We’re less than 15 minutes from Hampton Court.

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The Surrey Game and Country Fair

The Surrey Game and Country Fair

25th September 2016

Enjoy a unique family day out at The Surrey Game and Country Fair on 25th September.

Set in the grounds of historic and lovely Loseley Park, this early autumn fair is a wonderful opportunity to experience Surrey country life at its very best. Visitors will delight in the spectacle of gun dog demonstrations, the graceful art of fly fishing and falconry’s stunning drama. An excellent Farmer’s Market showcasing the finest local specialities is always a highlight. And children are sure to be excited and amazed by everything from the intriguing life of bees to traditional donkey rides, boisterous Punch and Judy shows and the charming miniature railway.

Test your abilities with have-a-go-shooting, admire celebrity chefs showing off at the delectable Food Theatre and enjoy the antics of talented horses, dogs and even pigeons. It’s all the fun of the fair this autumn.

Why not reserve a table at the White Horse in Shere?

Gates open at 9am and events begin at 10am. For a perfect end to your day in the country, join us for a meal or a drink at The White Horse, our welcoming pub in the famously pretty village of Shere, just 15 minutes from Loseley Park.

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