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All 4 Shere Restaurants

The William Bray

Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
(0) 1483 202044
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Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Shere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lovely dog-friendly pub with wonderful open fires & cosy atmosphere. Visited for Sunday lunch - the food was good but nothing spectacular- what really made the trip was the warm and genuinely friendly welcome we received & how nice the service was.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Arrived for a late Sunday lunch. Food was lovely but staff crashing around us cleaning tables, dragging chairs around and sorting cutlery but without any consideration for the fact they had customers. We did complain but got a load of attitude back from the staff. When you're paying £7 a starter and £17 for a main course, I expect much... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

had drinks here in october been coming to shere for 4 years always like to visit, only down fall was the strong fish smell in the bar area put us off staying long this time

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Benton, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the William Bray in Shere while sight-seeing. We had a nice relaxing lunch in the pub gardens (and discovered that baseball was actually invented in Shere per a display in the pub!).

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visited this restaurant with my family on boxing day. Prior to coming as we were such a big table they said we would have to order off a pre order menu which happened to be quite limiting (the 20 of us go out every single boxing day to a different place each year and have never been asked to preorder... More 

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Friendly and warm experience with lovely atmosphere with helpful staff. Nice comfy decor. Looking forward to seeing it covered in snow again this year :-)

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Guildford
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The most delicious risotto I've ever tasted and my husband said the roast pork was very good too. I don't know if there are different staff on a Sunday but we had excellent service. Nice to see a couple of veggie options that are not the usual pasta dishes. Bit pricey for a pub lunch but worth it. Atmosphere was... More 

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We've been going to this place since it was completely refurbished a few years ago and this is something of an overview. The food is generally pretty good, and often very good indeed. The problems seem to us to all be about the staff and (it follows) the management. Problems have included reservations being taken but then no room in... More 

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Surrey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had lunch in the William Bray, and the food was excellent. The barmaid, too, worked very hard, but her male companion was definitely slow to serve. The biggest problem, though, was the high ceiling and the large open room, so there was no atmosphere. I noticed that the owners had suspended lights and other decorations, perhaps to soften the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went to the William Bray with a couple of friends ona a Saturday night. We agreed to meet in the bar first. Unfortunately the barman did not acknowledge our presence and carried on with what he was doing - not a good start. The tables in the restaurant are really sticky, not just our table but the one next... More 

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Additional Information about The William Bray

Address: Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
Phone Number: (0) 1483 202044
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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