Customers across Surrey are being advised to ditch the car and visit their local boozer by arriving on a horse.

Neigh problem for equestrian lovers.

With the rising visibility of environmental issues and the hassle of appointing a designated driver, many pub goers are getting creative with how to reach their local pub.

The White Bear in Warlingham, The Bell in Tadworth, and Fox and Hounds in Egham all support travelling on a horseback, with designated areas dedicated to the horse so they are well looked after, as well as their owners.

Pub operator, Brakspear, is making it easy for equestrian enthusiasts to arrive at their pubs via horseback by highlighting which of their venues are horse friendly on their website.

Brakspear Marketing Manager, Emma Sweet said: “As we reach the peak of summer, people are looking to spend as much time as possible outside soaking up the long-awaited sun.

“In these eco-conscious times we wanted to remind people that some of our pubs can cater for those arriving on horseback. A lot of our pubs were originally built as coach and horse inns, so it’s a great way to incorporate a pub’s history with its modern offering.

“Horse-riding is a great way to get some fresh air and arrive in style.”

Gordon Pool, landlord at the Bell in Tadworth, Surrey has welcomed horses to his pub since taking over 20 years ago, he said: “We’ve welcomed horses ever since we took over the two decades ago, and I’m sure the Bell was welcoming them long before that! Living in the countryside, lots of people ride horses, and we’re lucky to have several great routes in the local area, so stopping for a pint and a bite to eat on your horse is easy.

“We make sure that both rider and horse are well looked after.”