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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 31
    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
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Have eaten here a few times at lunchtime but this time was disappointing. Staff always very polite and helpful. My husband and I had tomato and goats cheese tart. It was dry, had a few bits of undercooked aubergine and hardly any goats cheese, the whole thing was rather dry. I had a rustica... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Janna9
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Guildford, Surrey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Guildford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Unfortunately as much as I like this place for a social drink with the girls or a group of friends, I won't be parting with my cash for a sit down meal anytime soon. The service left a lot to be desired - smiles but no attention or much interest from the staff. The way that my gluten allergy was... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I went yesterday evening for dinner with my girlfriend, we ordered as a starter a dish of ribs to share and guess what??? They were served cold with all the fat of the meat solidified! Clearly they had been cooked earlier in the day then put in the fridge and not re-heated before serving. Poor on the chef who didn't... More 

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Guildford, Surrey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Have eaten here a few times at lunchtime but this time was disappointing. Staff always very polite and helpful. My husband and I had tomato and goats cheese tart. It was dry, had a few bits of undercooked aubergine and hardly any goats cheese, the whole thing was rather dry. I had a rustica pizza, again supposedly with goats cheese.... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I went here for a family meal on 23 March (a Monday). I have been here numerous times in the past, namely in the summer. I've never really faulted it, until we went this time. I am not sure what has happened, but the atmosphere is so dull, perhaps get some subtle background music or something? All 5 of us... More 

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Cork
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had a delicious crispy duck salad which comes with a very interesting cucumber and carrot salad (thin strips almost like pasta). The service was very good this time.

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Totton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had a table for 5 in this hotel on 13th March 2015. The waiter we had was brilliant, there for our every need, but invisible when not required, and very friendly and cheerful. The food was fantastic, well cooked, fresh, and well presented. We had a fabulous time, and would highly recommend the restaurant to all. One of the best... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My first stay at the Inn on the Lake,My wife booked a night in the Hotel for a 70th birthday surpise party for me and the restaurant for the party of 10 was only just OK and the room was only just OK for one night, As we live 50 miles from Godalming,and all our familys live in and around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I came in for dinner with my grandparents this evening and found the staff incredibly accomadating and passionate about the food and drinks that they were serving, as a restauranteur this was refreshing and helpful. We were all delighted with the food we recieved and the service was not overbearing. Will definately visit again when im in the area.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited early evening on a Sunday to celebrate our daughters birthday. After being seated and menu's 'thrown' on the table and advised that there was no Roast Pork or Roast Beef we then decided that for the reminder of our time there we must had been invisible! After 20 minutes of being ignored we asked for our drinks order... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Quite simply the quality control in the kitchen was non existent. We sent our burnt food back. It was replaced quickly and we were offered a complimentary coffee at the end of our meal. But the damage was done. We won't risk a return visit as there are so many better places to go.

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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: Large groups, Families with children

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