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The Withies Inn

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Withies Lane, Guildford GU3 1JA, England
01483 421158
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really really old fashioned

This is a classic village pub with old beams etc. but it is really old fashioned. The décor is frozen in the 1970s and so is the food: all classic dishes is a menu that is seldom seen nowadays: steak diane flambee, lots of boiled vegetables, knickerbocker glory etc. It can be popular at weekends... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Ed N N
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Think twice before going here. Picture the scene, a lovely spring lunchtime, most people eating outside in the garden. You can choose from either a restaurant or a bar snack menu. Choose very carefully which route you go down. If you choose the restaurant menu you get a beautiful tablecloth, cutlery and place settings. We didn't have long so we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a classic village pub with old beams etc. but it is really old fashioned. The décor is frozen in the 1970s and so is the food: all classic dishes is a menu that is seldom seen nowadays: steak diane flambee, lots of boiled vegetables, knickerbocker glory etc. It can be popular at weekends especially in the summer but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Withies Inn boasts an amazing 'old English structure, the property is in a quaint oak beam dinning room with beautiful garden, the menu is delightful with fish, crab, mussels and a good selection of meats. The food was amazing and complimented with a very good personable service, we will return!

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

4 of us stopped off at this lovely little pub during a circular walk around Guildford. You instantly feel welcome when you walk through the door and the roaring fire was enticing. We never ate on this occasion and just had some drinks, crisps, and nuts. It's a place I could easily spend all Sunday afternoon lazing in. The food... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is stuck in the 80s, with its crocheted doilies, steak Diane and over-cooked veg. Its prices are the one thing that are right up-to-date, though. It does have some charm (the building is pretty), but I found the service overbearing and was disappointed to see it's taken the route of adding a 'discretionary' service charge to the bill.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I genuinely cannot fathom why this pub receives positive reviews. Other than the fact that the unpleasant pub landlord/manager treats the customers as if they've invaded his hobbit hole and stolen all his cheese, the screamingly overpriced food is below average. The menu, all English fare, but written in French for poshness, seems to do the job of attracting some... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

very quaint English pub. Low beams and open fires. Lots of character. There was 10 of us for lunch. Age range of 7years to 75 years. We all had the roast. I had beef. There was 3 slices of medium cooked beef. It was served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower cheese. It was silver service. Old... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Met old friends for Sunday lunch. Great value, very tasty house red, humorous service with old fashioned professionalism rarely seen nowadays, just fab all round!

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited the Withies after Christmas after a gap of nearly a year, and although I was sad to see some of the staff, including Pepe (who had been there for ever) have retired. The food is still as good as ever, the best crab salad anywhere, selection of fish (I like the sole) tender, well hung steaks, game in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came back to The Withies after almost ten years. It had gone down hill from the time we visited regularly in the 8o's and 90's. The service was terrible ; we had to ask for napkins, we had to ask for a wine list when our main course arrived. The starters were very good (Scallops for me and crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Withies Lane, Guildford GU3 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: 01483 421158

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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