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The William Bray

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Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
+44 148 320 2044
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

how about some salads on the menu William Bray? Really liking the new look and the friendly service. The food is consistently very good but how about a nice interesting salad or two on the menu? There's not much for those of us wanting to skip the carbs and heavy stuff. And any chance of a cheeky discount for locals... More 

Thank Savannahx
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good evening meal there on a Wednesday and the place was quite busy. Which to us is a good sign as when a place is dead mid-week there is normally a reason. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. The menu is varied and the food beautifully presented and delicious. We can recommend and we will... More 

Thank Surrey964
Haslemere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional food in a lovely pub with helpful friendly staff. Can recommend the haddock and pancetta mash! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank lesignal1
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 5 walking friends, we started in the garden but moved inside during a shower Being blokes in the middle of a 12 mile walk we all had burgers which were excellent as was the beer Staff efficient and friendly.A good choice in a lovely village

Thank Stephen K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky enough to live locally to here, and have had some lovely dinners here. Both fine dining and pub food options available. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank TerriD2
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up with our dog without booking on a Wednesday evening. Made welcome including dog water bowl. Ordered scallops for starters (without animal fat) all accommodated for and was great, squid also great. Then we ordered rack of lamb - excellently cooked to rare. And also the sea bass - which was very well cooked but came on a... More 

Thank FPnu
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having arranged to meet a friend for a summers evening walk we opted for Shere, not least for the beautiful surroundings but also as an excuse to have supper at The William Bray. Having not been for a while we were startled by the altered appearance, at first not obvious that it was a total change of ownership. Both of... More 

Thank Magglington
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My daughter who lives out of the country booked a table for my husband, son and granddaughter to go here for lunch on Fathers day. It is a beautiful pub in a gorgeous village and the food was good but the service was extremely slow. They were not 'run off their feet' and yet it took an hour for us... More 

Thank momatjax
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Decided to come here instead of the alternative Shere pub. Slightly unpleasant pervasive smell of fish was a bit off putting, but the food, although 'nouveau' pub food, was extremely good. Well prepared and cooked, and flavoursome. Would recommend to friends. Service was passable but a little casual for my liking.

Thank Alistair P
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Our meal was nice, nothing more. Some of the main courses were not as hot as they should be and the service was very slow, although they were not busy. Tarragon ice cream, and basil cream in a mille feuille were not welcome additions to the desert menu. A simplified menu and more attention to service would make this a... More 

Thank Chrissie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shere Lane | Shere., Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
  • Phone Number: +44 148 320 2044

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