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The Withies Inn

Withies Lane, Guildford GU3 1JA, England
01483 421158
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Ranked #55 of 220 Restaurants in Guildford
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Godalming, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Went for the first time this year having been many times over the years. You know what you're getting as the menu does not change but it felt very much like an expensive pub dinner. £120 for 1 starter - Prawns PIL PIL with no chillies, mains were good but £23+ for a beef wellington? All in all a bit... More

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Morden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Lunch at the Withies is a real treat. Excellent service and food. The Pimms drink is second to none. Would recommend for a special celebratory lunch. Never been disappointed, first visit was back in the 1980's and it is still just as good

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We arrived on a lovely sunny day and thought the garden was charming, we were seated at one of their charming leafy tables.And eventually the food arrived, it was dreadful, over cooked scallops for me, over cooked duck for my husband, we did not even bother to finish it! And to add insult to injury a £10.00 service charge automatically... More

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I am always reluctant to give good reviews, for fear of encouraging others to visit restaurants I really like , in case I can't get a table myself. We used to visit the Withies inn several times a year until we retired to France. Our visits are regrettably less frequent now, but we still go back when we can because... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been looking for a special place for a family meal and have been looking everywhere, trying out restaurants in the area. A client of mine suggested the withies which was a pub we went to over 20 years ago! It has a good reputation so we dropped in for a meal. The restaurant was booked solid and judging... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have been going to the Withies for years. The food is always good, the surrounding beautiful and the service normally impeccable, and we have always recommended the Withies to others. We visited the Withies on this occasion to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday, but unfortunately left disappointed. The food was lovely, as always. The service pretty poor. Our bottle of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This experience was like an unpublished scene from Alice in Wonderland. Strange and virtually incomprehensible yet endearing waiters, ivy-clad arbours buzzing with insects, jumble- sale crockery on ancient gingham cloths and a menu printed in a long-forgotten font and offering classics from a bygone era. Outdoors is good, indoors squished. The food is fine but really just good home-cooking. It's... More

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If the ever-so naicely spoken famous five grew up, got awfully spiffing jobs in the city and then retired to the Surrey Hills, the Withies Inn is where they would go for fairly expensive dindins to reminisce about their adventures amongst working class people, most of whom turned out to be dastardly spies. The menu is a delightful timewarp of... More

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witley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited again on 17/7 with a friend as a last meal as a single man before he flew off to get married. What I like about the 'Withies' is that it appears timeless; it hasn't changed much in many years! We both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner which we took in the garden as it was a beautiful evening. We have... More

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Penarth - Vale of Glamorgan - Wales
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: My wife and I have frequented ‘The Withies’ for since were married and had a small reception there. Every chose their own meal and we were all served at the same time. For 13 different meals to arrive at the same time is quite an accomplishment. Since then (1995) and have never had a poor or even mediocre... More

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