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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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Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Good mothers day email

I booked this pub for a family mothers day meal. Unfortunately I booked are and could only get a table in the bar area, which was busy and not as nice as the main restaurant and busy with people waiting for tables. The service was a bit slow but but that was to be expected given it was mothers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Wilcoxm51
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London
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I booked this pub for a family mothers day meal. Unfortunately I booked are and could only get a table in the bar area, which was busy and not as nice as the main restaurant and busy with people waiting for tables. The service was a bit slow but but that was to be expected given it was mothers day.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had 2 good meals here, although it was over a year ago. Went back on a Friday night for a dinner a deux and was very disappointed. There were only 2 other tables taken and there was no atmosphere. My food was ok, I think I chose badly. The calamari was mainly batter with very little substance, my... More 

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A table by the toilets and staff station. Poor service. Arrogant floor manager. So uncomfortable food was irrelevant!

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rome
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

nice and characteristic restaurant in the surrey. a good mix of fanciful and traditional courses following the teaches of local dishes. I ate a wonderful fillet steak and drank a good red wine

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Dalian, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have been to this place on many occasion , i went whilst visiting with my cousin at xmas,,,The food was awful, overcooked, ill seasoned, service was NOVICE, of course we expect this in England, compared to American, Japanese, Chinese, they are for the most part not good at the service industry.. Whilst there are great places,,,(this is not one)... More 

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Leatherhead, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We just visited the restaurant as a treat for my wife. The place was rammed and we we told to go and get a drink at the bar. We finally got seated and ordered. I noticed that from the time we got there until the food arrived was nearly an hour and a half. The food was ok, but Ive... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited for a birthday Sunday lunch with a party of 20 which the staff and kitchen handled flawlessly We all had amazing food served by such lovely staff nothing was too much trouble for them A lot of our party were in the hospitality and event industry and know how a large party can test the kitchen Just want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I booked a table for 22 friends and family as a surprise birthday Sunday lunch for my girlfriend and we were all thoroughly impressed. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive having read some other reviews from groups but having had such a good experience I feel they are completely unjust. The pub is very well presented with a... More 

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Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a girlie lunch recently it was a cold, wet horrible day and once we got to the lovely warm, welcoming William Bray everything seemed sooooooo much better. Food is delicious here - nice portion sizes extremely well presented lovely fresh ingredients and always something a bit different like trout in orange sauce or guinea fowl in port. Would have... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The William Bray ticks all the boxes! Being a rather fussy customer as I expect excellent customer, amazing food and a fab atmosphere when I dine out....like most of us really! Not only the setting of the restaurant is beautiful and smart but convenient. Well I have been to The W B many times over the past 2 years with... 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
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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