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The Stag on the River

Lower Eashing Road, Godalming GU7 2QG, England
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The Stag on the River
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Godalming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

What a wonderful experience. Fantastic hospitality, excellent room to sleep in with very comfy bed and very clean. wish I could have stayed longer. The atmosphere around in the evening when I arrived was very relaxed and people were really enjoying their food. Unfortunately I didn't get to sample the food from this Pub, but I did enjoy dinner at... More

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Sam M, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Stag on the River. It's really great to hear such positive feedback and this is always shared with all the team who work hard to make it happen. I'm also really glad to hear you visited one of our sister pubs and enjoyed your experience there. I look... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Great find in lovely part of the world, contemporary, clean and well presented rooms in a building full of character and style. Service and food top knotch, amazing job by the chef with a wealth of locally sourced produce. The kind of place that can be enjoyed year round......will be returning soon and will be telling all about.

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Sam M, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Stag on the River and thank you for taking the time to write about your time with us. We've tried really hard to offer all the amenities of a large hotel (with a little extra!) whilst maintaining the character of the building and providing a warm and friendly environment.... More

London,UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family and I love country pubs which do good food and there are loads of these in the Guildford and Surrey Hills area. Chose this one on basis of other reviews and ease of access from A3 and we weren't disappointed. I had taken the precaution of booking a table for lunch as the weather was expected to be... More

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Sam M, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Stag on the River. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We're really proud of our outside area (we just need a few more sunny days to enjoy it !!) and I'm really glad you found it a nice setting to enjoy our fresh and... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Hadn't visited for a while but enjoyed a lovely mid week lunch at this beautiful pub. Better quality seating now in the garden since my last visit with the sounds of the river making for a very tranquil setting on a beautiful afternoon. Very friendly staff and good service, with a very varied menu to suit all pockets made for... More

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Sam M, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your recent visit to The Stag on the River. We redesigned our patio area a couple of years ago and we're very pleased with the results. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Stag on the River soon. Sam Mitchell General Manager More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Walked over from Godalming and met some friends for dinner. I've been here several times and it's always met my expectations. Great location, friendly & helpful staff and lovely food. Can't ask for more

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Sam M, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to The Stag on the River. It's great to hear you had a nice evening and we always very much appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you at The Stag on the River again soon! Sam Mitchell General Manager More

glasgow
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

ive been meaning to write a review for sometime, we went for lunch and it was (IMHO) awful from start to finish. we were greated by a scruffy looking man who was grasping a sheet of paper, clearly quite stressed. he seated us at our table, the seats were coverd in what i can only assume was plasterboard as there... More

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Sam M, Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Stag on the River. I'm very sorry that, on this occasion, you left disappointed. As the time you visited was a little while ago, it's very hard for me to relate it to an exact date, however I would like to reassure you that a service as... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Had previously stopped at The Stag for meal and was so impressed that we decided to stay the night. We were en route to Heathrow and The Stag is conveniently located just off the A3 and is less than 45 minutes drive to Heathrow. Booked room through their website and was also able to book table for diner online. On... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Have often wondered what this pub was like as I passed its sign on the A3. So we decided to give it a try. The beer was very good. The food was OK. The whole place was very busy and the service was fine. It was very plush. Overall, there was a lack of charm about the place. The roar... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

.. you get £11.50 worth of mostly lettice, 5-6 anchovy fillets, a piece of toast and an egg sprinkled with a few favings of Parmisan, fried Pancetta and a few greasy croutons - and this was the mains portion! We went to The Stag for lunch - my friends who ordered the Sunday lunch and burgers were satisfied while those... More

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Hampshire, England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Wow, 2 minutes off the A3 and it's like you are in the depth of the country, even had to cross a narrow bridge to get here.Pretty location, would be great on a balmy summer's evening, (can anyone around here remember what that is?!) Food was good, service prompt and efficient, lovely friendly buzzing atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Additional Information about The Stag on the River

Address: Lower Eashing Road, Godalming GU7 2QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Godalming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Stag On The River Hotel Godalming
The Stag On The River Godalming, Surrey

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Stag on the River is an authentic and charming riverside pub set in the beautiful Surrey country side just outside of the town of Godalming. It has seven letting bedrooms all with their own ensuite facilities, unique character and tasteful decoration. Inspiring, rustic and hearty food and drink made from the best ingredients our local land has to offer awaits those who stay for dinner and a drink. You will always receive the warmest of welcomes at the Stag ....... ... more   less 
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