Pub walks in the South East

Winding woodland wanders or bracing hillside rambles, there’s only so much walking you can do before you need to stop and think about where to refuel. We’ve put together a few of our top trails where you’ll also be able to find the perfect pub pit-stop. Begin and end your coastal walk at Birling Gap with a visit to The Tiger Inn or stop for a well-earned beer by the fire at The Running Horses after galloping around Box Hill.

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This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. There may be restrictions in place on some of these walks. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting

walkers in the distance at Box Hill
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Box Hill 

This glorious woodland walk with magnificent views is lovely in every season and features a stop, conveniently located half way round, at The Running Horses pub. Once you’ve refuelled at this 16th century coaching inn, head back up the hill past the gallops that gave the pub its name.

The historic Tiger Inn, East Sussex
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Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters 

This circular walk begins and ends at the Tiger Inn in East Dean. This South Downs walk to Birling Gap allows you great views over the downs and East Sussex coast. You can pick up a beermat with the route on it from the pub and stop for a refreshing pint as a reward for crossing the finish line.

People walking in winter
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Abinger Roughs and Netley Park 

This challenging 6 mile walk leads you through woodland, farmland, open countryside and grassland. Admire the mighty 300 year old oaks en route to the pretty Surrey hamlets of Gomshall and Abinger Hammer, both well served by charming village pubs and tea rooms.

Walking in the spring woodland at Margery Wood, Surrey
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Reigate Hill and Gatton Park 

Margery Wood in Surrey is a great place to start exploring the North Downs from. The lush chalk downland boasts some magnificent flora and fauna and you can stop for a beer or bite to eat the Yew Tree pub on Reigate Hill at point 6 on the trail map.

View from Denbies Hillside
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Denbies Hillside 

Denbies Hillside and neighbouring Ranmore Common are some of the richest chalk grasslands in south east England. With beautiful views in all directions, the downs tumble towards to the pretty village of Westcott where you can seek sustenance at the cosy Wotton Hatch pub.

View through the Devils Dyke valley towards Saddlescombe Farm
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Devil's Dyke 

This moderate circular walk comprises ancient landscapes and breathtaking views. Start and finish with a pit stop at the archetypal Sussex country pub, you’ll find the Shepherd and Dog tucked away at the foot of the Devil’s Dyke.