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The Keep

International, Pub
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29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
01483 450600
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere

Went here for Saturday lunch with family & friends prior to afternoon theatre, everything was very good the food, the service and very friendly atmosphere, with reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
theouzotwo2013
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is my favorite pub in Guildford. Fantastic atmosphere, great and personal service, good collection of ales. A lovely small beer garden or more like an open topped room that opens up from the main pub.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went here for Saturday lunch with family & friends prior to afternoon theatre, everything was very good the food, the service and very friendly atmosphere, with reasonable prices.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love this place - friendly staff, there are always seats available (even on Friday and Saturday nights!) and the atmosphere and decor is beautiful. Excellent choice of drinks - they have a huge range of whiskies, vodkas and gins - and the little walled courtyard garden is beautiful and sheltered from the wind. In the summer months, they open... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Came here for a post dinner drink on a Saturday night and had a really pleasant time. This pub has a great choice of gin and whiskey, comfy seating and a relaxed feel. So nice to be able to sit and have a nice drink without shouting. Probably more suited to a mature age group who enjoy a relaxed and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This pub is one of the best located pubs in Guildford, in my mind. Sadly, don't even try taking children, even the best behaved. They are so unaccomadating to the point of rudeness. They will ignore you to the point you walk out. They need to be honest at the door that they don't want families there and people like... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great Old English Pub, great welcome, great service, fantastic food and great choices of food and beers/whiskies. Well worth a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Brilliant drink choice, cosy bar area and the staff are so friendly, really lovely pub that's away from the usual hustle and bustle of general Guildford nightlife.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Mrs and I visited recently and we're regular visitors however I've noticed a bit of a change. The moment you walk in you can smell the toilets. And I'm afraid to say the condition of the gents leaves much to be desired. I know I shouldn't review a pub based on the loos but they really are quite bad!... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had a dinner here last night and the food was delicious. Fresh and home made, plenty to eat and good value for money. A lovely cosy little pub, very relaxed and very friendly and welcoming. Give it a try !

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Only stopped by on a quiet a Friday, we didn't eat but the beer was top notch. Well worth a visit. Why does it have to be a hundred words?????

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: 01483 450600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Pub

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