The Merry Harriers, south west of London, claims to be the only inn in England offering llama picnic treks.
The Merry Harriers might look like a regular, if particularly charming, English pub, complete with an open fireplace, award-winning local ales and dog-friendly credentials.
But the 16th-century pub — in the village of Hambledon in Surrey Hills — has a point of difference that goes well beyond its recently refurbished interiors and prominent owner (the entrepreneur Peter de Savary).
Indeed, it lays claims to being England's only inn offering llama picnic treks.
Among its range of experiences with Surrey Hill Llamas' herd of nine llamas are a picnic trek, a winter morning trek including lunch at the Merry Harriers, a luxury champagne picnic trek and even a children's party trek.
The Merry Harriers also has seven guest rooms, including four new ensuite rooms and three ensuite rooms in a converted barn in the garden.
Each has a modern shower room, Egyptian-cotton bed linen, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen TV, and comes with breakfast served in the pub, garden or your room.
If you'd prefer to just stop in for a meal, the menu includes pub staples such as Sunday roasts along with seasonal specialities such as wild mushroom and Hambledon nettle risotto.
- Bed and breakfast double rooms are from £125 ($220) per night, singles are from £100 per night.
- Llama trekking is from £70 per adult and £40 per child (minimum age eight).
- A Bed and Breakfast Trek Package, including a half-day trek with lunch and a three-course dinner, is from £320 per couple.
- For more, go to merryharriers.com and surrey-hills-llamas.co.uk.
You may also like
Our World: Europe 2019: The big deals for next summer
Planning a holiday to Europe next year? You might just be tempted by free flights, discounts, cruise cabin upgrades and more.
Travel Story: Single Traveller Guide: There are many options for those who want to go it alone
Travelling solo has never been more popular. And though some solo travellers will prefer to take the independent route, being part of a group on an organised tour or a cruise can offer companionship, convenience and a sense of security.
Our World: London Travel Guide: Offbeat museums, Harry Potter and more
Beyond the big-name sights that make the British capital a perennial favourite, we find intriguing attractions both new and old.