A deservedly-popular local inn, built on a site so-occupied since the 14th century. The present building, based on one built in the 17th century, has been completely renovated after serious fire damage in 2003.
Although still operating as a pub offering real ales, their food and comfortable bedrooms are the raison d'être for a visit by many.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar, or more formal restaurant, the kitchen trys to balance British comfort food with French influences.
Starters such as 'Chicken Liver Paté with Grape Chutney & Toasted Brioche'; 'Smoked Salmon Fishcake with Mint Crème Fraiche Dressing' and 'Grilled Goats' Cheese with Cherry Tomato Salad & Salsa Verde' set the style for starters.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Mediterranean Pasta with Rocket Salad'; 'Chicken Madras with Turmeric Rice'; Herb & Parma-Ham-Crusted Pork with Boulangère Potatoes & Garlic Sauce'; 'Cumberland Sausage, Mash & Onion Gravy' and 'Fillet of Salmon with Spinach & New Potatoes with a Pesto Dressing' among the mains.
To finish, the sweet toothed might be tempted by 'Vanilla Pannacotta'; 'Chocolate Truffle Torte with Mixed Berry Sorbet' or 'Crème Brulée'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £20 (3 courses; set L Sun from £14; mains from around £12 to £20
- Dinner: all week 18.30-22.00; set D £35 (3 courses) mains from around £12 to £20
- Seats: 90 plus around 60 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups, kicking off at around the £16 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Guildford Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available