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Inn on the Lake

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Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
+44 (0)1483 419997
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Pleasant

First time here on a recommendation. Very pleasant and comfortable. Good value for money but would have to say that the menu was a bit restricted for the vegetarian diner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
lou w
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

First time here on a recommendation. Very pleasant and comfortable. Good value for money but would have to say that the menu was a bit restricted for the vegetarian diner.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having taken my dates advice I booked a table for two here on valentines day,, She had been before some time ago and highly praised it. However when I looked at the feedback here I was a tad concerned as there was plenty of negativity. I need not have been worried as the location was perfect, a warm welcome, great... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While I wouldn't describe the Inn on the Lake as a top restaurant, this is usually a good place to eat and I would be happy to recommend it to friends. The food is pretty good and the ambiance in the restaurant and bar is warm and welcoming. There are comfortable sofas and arm chairs along with a couple of... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Came here for dinner and while the food and service was okay nothing really stood out for us it all tasted quite bland. The lights were flickering which was really annoying, the bar tables were sticky and dirty and the building overall felt uncared for. Other nicer places around the area to go to. Such a shame as location is... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I used to use this restaurant a lot years ago, but it is not what it used to be. I did have an office Christmas lunch there 3 years ago and that was fine. This time we had dinner and the service was OK, but unfortunately, my lamb chops were very tough and there was a lot of fat on... More 

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My son took me to restaurant on Sunday just gone. We had a booking for 4.00pm and my partner both ordered the Roast Chicken Dinner. Big mistake as the chicken was very dry, roast potatoes must have been cooked the day before, poor excuse for Yorkshire pudding and took a long time to find the sparse vegetables. Really wanted to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is possibly one of the worst breakfasts I have had. Staff not interested, asked for eggs medium and were hardly cooked, bacon as hard as a rock with micro toast. Have eaten here before, this place is in steady decline.

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uk
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Had 1 night here ,paid £95 with continental breakfast, staff where pleasant enough,room was nice and bright , but in need of a deep clean, found rubbish and a small phone case at the side of the bed,carpet obviously not vacuumed properly,windows where covered in hand prints bathroom was very dirty , toothpaste splashes all behind sink and on the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was with approx 40other for office lunch.We had pre ordered our food,easier.Well the food started to arrive just over half hour late,it was Luke warm,dry not very pleasant.Several of us had to leave early to pick up children from school etc.so had to miss out on desert,coffee,which was already paid for.I will not be going there again.

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Surrey, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We are local and ate in the restaurant twice in December 2014. We used to love eating here but it has gone down hill hugely. The staff are great and mostly they do try hard but there just aren't enough of them. The food is mostly warmed up and disappointing both in portion size and quality. The worst experience was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Godalming
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1483 419997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 57

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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