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The Withies Inn

Withies Lane, Guildford GU3 1JA, England
01483 421158
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Ranked #51 of 217 restaurants in Guildford
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
witley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had lunch in this pub/restaurant today. Nice setting, pleasant garden. We are in our 50's but may have been the youngest of the clientele by at least 10 years. It was like something from the 1970's except for the prices. Prawn cocktails, pate, melon with ham. I had pate which was mediocre. He had prawn cocktail where sauce arrived in... More

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Guildford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is the second time we have been to The Withies Inn and both times have been excellent. It is off the beaten track somewhat, in Compton near Guildford but is reasonably easy to find. The building is a wonderful old place with dark wood and beams all over it. This time however, we sat outside in one of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Want a big log fire and the smell of wood burning as you walk in? Low beams and good food especially the steaks from Scotland? then The Withies Inn (Meaning willow tree) in Compton Surrey near Godalming (First town in the World to be lit by power from a water wheel) and Guildford (Outstanding Cathedral- the newest in the UK)is... More

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Guildford Surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Came here on the spur of the moment for a lateish lunch today, and we were really impressed. Love the outdoor booths, and those smart waiters! Delicious crab sandwiches, plus plenty if other goodies on offer . Definitely worth a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was treated to an evening meal with friends and what a treat. The Withies Inn is truly enchanting - it had such a cosy warm atmosphere. The waiters were polite and attentive. The food was very good although I've had better fillet steaks. The reviews are mixed. As it was only my first experience at The Withies Inn I... More

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Guildford, Surrey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely pub but food rather pricey and very busy, parking difficult. Good idea to get there early to avoid parking problems. Don't think we will go back

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I cannot understand all the rave reviews this place has, and I certainly can't understand why someone would go back twice let alone loyally eat here for years! We went for a casual work lunch and were served by a sour faced Italian who was well past retirement, as were most of the clientele. Our drinks were slammed down on... More

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Wiltshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I returned to the Withies after a gap of several years for what was supposed to be a birthday treat, and wish I hadn't. I was met by a waiter whose knowledge of English was virtually zero and when given my name and time of booking simply turned on his heel and walked off, in fact a lack of understanding... More

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