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The Drummond

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British, Pub, Gastropub, Eclectic
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55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
+44 1483 579395
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The cream of Guildford pubs.You'll find The Drummond just outside...
The cream of Guildford pubs.You'll find The Drummond just outside Guildford Cricket Club, but you won't find another like it. There's always something good on, even if it's just in the culinary sense, so park yourself on one of our old-school bar stools and indulge in a plate of superb seasonal pub food, which you can see being freshly prepared in our open kitchen. Plus we've got more wines, spirits and speciality beers than you can shake a wicket keeper at. Put it this way, we know our Pilsner from our Peroni. Thank you to everyone that takes the time to review us! We appreciate all feedback and look forwards to seeing you again soon or meeting you for the first time.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were badly in need of a Sunday roast and decided to try The Drummond. Pleasant surprise the place was very quiet. Good welcome, good service, good atmosphere with lots of eccentrics. Now, about the roast. Good, medium rare etc., very Cheffy! Somehow, I missed the traditional one. Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Ssulliman
via mobile
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We were badly in need of a Sunday roast and decided to try The Drummond. Pleasant surprise the place was very quiet. Good welcome, good service, good atmosphere with lots of eccentrics. Now, about the roast. Good, medium rare etc., very Cheffy! Somehow, I missed the traditional one. Nice place with beer garden

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My OH and I have eaten here twice, both times without a prior booking on a Sunday at lunchtime. We were fitted in no problem, though on the second time with a request to be out in 2 hours - perfectly reasonable. The food was great - not utterly outstanding but a fine Sunday lunch. My OH had the veggie... More 

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guildford
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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Called in for something to eat on the way to the theatre so did not have unlimited time. The service was friendly and efficient from the barperson who took our order and Katherine our waitress who was totally on the ball. The main courses arrived promptly and she noticed immediately when we were ready for our desert. The food, macaroni... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Having given this pub plenty of prior business through work bookings and visits with friends and family, I was shocked by how rude the staff were during two large bookings recently. Please be aware this was is all feedback I gave directly to the staff at the time of the bookings. They didn't seem fussed at our disappointment. Please know... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I would have given these guy 4-5 stars had it not been for the wait! First the place was nice and clean and tidy when we walked in and the staff were pleasant enough even thigh it was lunch time (1pm) there were only 5-6 other tables so not rammed by any means. We both ordered Burgers with pulled pork... More 

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Southern England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been here a few times and it's great for drinks and has a lovely atmosphere. However I have had a few problems on a numbers of of visits. One night they had no vegetarean option. I was told by a member of staff behind the bar that the best thing she could offer was a Caesar salad without... More 

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Guildford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you want a great night out, with a good selection of well kept beers and some very interesting bar snack options, this place has it all. It isn't the cheapest for beer, but the food is well priced and wholesome - not fancy. It is best when very busy and the whole place hums with atmosphere. A bit of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is tradition every year to go to the Drummond for our christmas party. On many previous years the pub has offered a great venue, welcoming, relaxed and friendly place Not this year, many of the party commented on the rudness of the bar staff before and during our meal. You could potentially understand this at this time of year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We booked a table for ten last night. We all enjoyed the food, it was tasty and the atmosphere very vibrant. People should not complain afterwards if they are not happy. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited The Drummond with my missus for an afternoon Sunday lunch. There is no dedicated parking, which resulted in a few minutes extra work before out meal - but a local cricket club almost opposite offered a small area for parking. The pub itself looks like a standard traditional country pub. They accept dogs (of which I saw a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 579395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 24
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub, Eclectic

Description

The cream of Guildford pubs.You'll find The Drummond just outside Guildford Cricket Club, but you won't find another like it. There's always something good on, even if it's just in the culinary sense, so park yourself on one of our old-school bar stools and indulge in a plate of superb seasonal pub food, which you can see being freshly prepared in our open kitchen. Plus we've got more wines, spirits and speciality beers than you can shake a wicket keeper at. Put it this way, we know our Pilsner from our Peroni. Thank you to everyone that takes the time to review us! We appreciate all feedback and look forwards to seeing you again soon or meeting you for the first time.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?