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The Keep

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29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
01483 450600
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great evening at The Keep Pub, Castle Street. For those who wanted a meal before the tasting event there was a special "American" menu prepared by our hostess Jane Lyons. The Whisky Shop Guildford and Tom Hodgkiss from High-Spirits hosted an amazing event at The Keep Pub. The evening was a huge success and everyone enjoyed themselves. This Pub... More 

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Thank Lynette A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Came here with friends for drinks (the last time we came here we thought it was a pleasant place to chill out). The time we came wasn’t busy and yet staff members took us by surprise by being very rude. There is a certain way of saying things – no politeness whatsoever to the point we were all taken aback.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A very informative evening being entertained by Phil Hutchinsons who gave a talk on The Guildford Castle. We saw some amazing pictures. The free snacks were lovely, thank you Jane and Brian. A big thank you to all the organisors and well done !

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Thank Lynette A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been a regular at the Keep for some time now and always enjoy its ambience.The staff are friendly,the food & drink always good and reasonably priced and the Guildford Town Past and Present meetings are great fun for local historians.

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Thank Ben D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This may turn out to be a nice surprise when you order food. The portions are generous and the salads are great. There aren't a lot of veggie options on the menu. It's a nice quiet place with a small outdoor space. The staff is friendly. If you are a non smoker the smell coming in from the outside may... More 

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Thank KataLubo
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

visited for drinks with my sister who lives in Guildford. very friendly place...great selection of gin.

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Thank Lisa W
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Packed to the rafters and an excellent night out. Traditional Irish home cooked menu specially prepared by Jane and a culinary delight. Irish whisky tasting followed with The Whisky Shop Guildford and hosted by Nigel Crew and Tony Abbott ( Sassenachs Dram Whisky Club) - a great night with plenty of surprises and enjoyed by everyone.

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Thank Lynette A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here last night for a friend's birthday drinks. Great choice of gin if you like gin. Less decent choice if you want certain beers or soft drinks but quite a nice little venue so we used to quite like coming here. So being a Friday night it got busy last night and being pregnant I needed to sit down... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Often you can walk into a pub and know if it's to your liking. This is one of them. Warm and friendly. Comfortable seating and the odd board game too. Calm atmosphere and probably a favourite of the locals. Will be back.

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Thank Ronalderic
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Recommend the Gin - especially when the expert Gin waiter is on duty ... he always has interesting recommends, and serving tips. Bit disappointing when he's not there though ... so we must find out his name and only visit when he's serving!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: 01483 450600

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