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The William Bray

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Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
(0) 1483 202044
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 33
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Nice place if a tad expensive. Surrey, I suppose. However, good food served in nice surroundings by pleasant staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Mike E
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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English first
Surrey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What can I say but just fantastic,food to die for,the staff looked after us and I just fell in love with Shere. The William bray is what I would call understated and classy. Well worth the visit. Maybe some of the pub owners in surrey should have dinner at the Bray to see why it is surrey pub of the... More 

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Purley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I decided to have a well earned day out in the countryside and so I took her to the lovely village of Shere and we decided to have lunch at the Sir William Bray. We first tried sitting on the really comfy sofas out on the sun deck but we had to move as it is impossible... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice place if a tad expensive. Surrey, I suppose. However, good food served in nice surroundings by pleasant staff.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a nice pitcher and enjoyed the vast outdoor garden again. Always consistent here and well priced. They have a nice Sunday roast!

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Guildford
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had a very nice steak ciabatta sandwich with a friend just before walking up Holmbury Hill with a friend. As The William Bray has its own car park and is situated right in the middle of Shere it can get quite busy but on a Wednesday at 2:30 it was nice and quiet and the food came quickly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

First visit to the William Bray. Simply as follows, location-GREAT, food-GREAT, service-GREAT. Would have loved to stay longer but I will certainly be visiting again.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went with work colleagues from Denmark and USA to experience a typical British village setting. The staff in the restaurant were extremely helpful and attentive. The food was excellent and very varied and not badly priced. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Set in a gorgeous village in Surrey this is the perfect place for a delicious Sunday lunch. The lamb was amazing, tasty and tender. Generous portions served by young, friendly staff.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Owner just sits at the bar and drinks all day long. Just felt dull the whole time I was there. Good was nice though and was nice to sit outside in the fresh air. Not really my thing but my partner enjoyed himself.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have always wanted to go and eat at the WB, not sure why. The inside has got character and the bar well attended. We decided to eat outside to enjoy the last rays of the evening. Fish and Chips and Burger. The order was taken swiftly and arrived not too early or not too late. A good sign! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
  • Phone Number: (0) 1483 202044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
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

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