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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 40
    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
Great for a gathering

We booked the inn on the lake for a family party at lunchtime on a Saturday. We selected from the buffet menu, and the food was very tasty and plentiful! They reserved us an area inside and outside, it was a lovely sunny day and we had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Clare L
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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Milford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a Friday off as a treat and before we set out for the day we thought we'd enjoy a cooked breakfast. The entire experience was a joke. The man that served us was intense and weird,to the point he ran his arm along my husbands back before walking away, it was serial! I was served... More 

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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We booked the inn on the lake for a family party at lunchtime on a Saturday. We selected from the buffet menu, and the food was very tasty and plentiful! They reserved us an area inside and outside, it was a lovely sunny day and we had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and made the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I booked a table for my sons 21st birthday family meal. I went in to book the table and was told I could have a lovely window table (which I used to have with my late father) and could come in early and decorate it if I wanted. I arrived ahead of my party with a cake and was very... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I came here with some of my team for lunch. It took a few minutes wait to get a seat, but once seated with were served by very attentive members of staff. We were asked if we were on a time crunch, and she knew the menu incredibly well, giving recommendations without looking at the menu. Our drinks and food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food here at the Inn on the Lake is good but unfortunately the front of house staff are letting the kitchen staff down! Long wait between courses, and when they were served this wasn't together so some of us had nearly finished before the rest were brought to the table! No apology or explanation it was as if this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Rated as 'average' as there is no option to select 'good'. Cute cosy hotel, enjoyed our stay despite the 02.30 fire alarm (which we were later advised that it had started in the managers room). The person on the night shift then let themselves into our room shortly after to check the fire alarm which I thought was a little... More 

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Guildford, SY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nestled away in a beautiful woodland location just down from town is the Inn on the Lake. An attractive building with spacious garden providing plenty of seating, nicely secluded from the main road. The food and drink served all very pleasant with some lovely dishes to be enjoyed. Sadly this comes at a cost. In the last year or so,... More 

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uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

AVOID this establishment. My autistic son was slightly on edge when we arrived for a christening reception held here, when his father and myself were trying to see what we could do to help him he placed his feet on a table momentarily, we immediately told him not to do this and a waitress butted in saying 'that's naughty' which... More 

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Godalming, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The setting for Inn on the Lake is beautiful There is nothing nicer on a warm summers evening than eating on the terrace. Its comfortable relaxed and quiet. The food is generally really good with a wide range of choices and I have yet to have a bad meal. However we used to eat at the Inn on the Lake... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed on Friday 7th, had dinner and breakfast the following morning. Our room was lovely and overlooked the garden and patio area. It was very clean and comfortable. Our meal that evening was gorgeous (Seared pork and scallops) perfectly cooked, arrived swiftly, presented beautifully. All members of staff were polite, smart, helpful and had a great sense of humour.... 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 to 57
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?