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Inn on the Lake

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
+44 1483 419997
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fairer half and I had passed this place a number of times and commented that it looked like a good spot to try, so we were delighted to have the opportunity when we were recently in the area on business. I am so glad we did! We had the dog with us, who was welcome in the bar area... More 

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Thank NTH72
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thought we'd visit following the revamp of the venue. It is now under the same chain as the Seahorse in nearby Shalford. It is certainly looking good inside. We were there on a Friday night and the earliest we could get a table was 9:45pm (booked online). However, we were passed between three different staff before someone could take... More 

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Thank Mewcenary
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We nearly didn't go because of the negative reviews... I am delighted to say we had a great experience, the only negative being a mysterious double of Monkey's Shoulder appearing on the bill when it wasn't even instock - however their spirits price is very inexpensive and there was no compulsory service charge. The building has just been refurbished with... More 

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Thank 123jas0n
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much better quality Sunday roast there now, since the re opening. Succulent pink tender meat. Loving it! Keep it up, and we will keep coming!

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Thank Sam W
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Glad you enjoyed your recent Sunday Roast and the meat was cooked just to your liking. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner with 12 friends - the place was packed and there was such a lovely buzz. The staff were really helpful and well trained and nothing was too much trouble. Although they were really busy the food was served in good time and each course everyone was served in rapid succession which meant we could start our food... More 

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Thank AngelaGilmour
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Glad you had a great time on your recent visit here and we are really happy to have you as a long-term guest of ours! Looking forward to you and many others relaxing in the Garden Pods in Summer but hope you visit us again soon over the festive period too! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going here for years and the place has a great vibe (further enhanced) by a recent refurb. The food is very good and the serving staff for the tables are all very polite and happy to help. The place really falls down on bar service though - surly, sullen and unhelpful is a pretty apt description. Even when... More 

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Thank martin b
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you for your kind words on the food and the restaurant service. However we are aware there is nothing worse than waiting at an empty bar and will do our upmost to ensure this never happens in our business. Looking forward to seeing you at the bar soon and you shall we greeted with a smile! More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

11 year old daughters birthday for Sunday lunch with various meals, kids meals were good value and eaten, Salads looked good and tasted great , but no Seabass on menu and then the seafood platter was about a 1 out of 10 as only a bowl of prawns and could not make out the smoked salmon serving as so small... More 

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Thank GrahamV54
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Glad you and the family had fun with us on your daughter's birthday. Sorry you didn't enjoy the fish platter, maybe try the sticky platter next time for something more substantial! See you next time More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was poor had to ask for specials menu and wine list and waited ages to order some drinks. Crispy duck starter was very tough and inedible, we complained and they only deducted £10 from the bill and not the full 3 portions we had, very disappointing. The mains were not much better,barely warm and not very appetising. Overall I... More 

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Thank Sally M
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience during your last visit. We pride ourselves on quality fresh food therefore it pains us to hear the duck wings were not cooked to your liking. We would love you to come back and give us another try and I can guarantee your next visit will be an enjoyable one! More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in the area and when I feel like going somewhere a little bit nicer than the pub down the road, we always head for the Inn on the Lake. I visited for the first time since the revamp late Saturday afternoon and it was lovely. However it looked as though it had not been cleaned since lunch service... More 

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Thank helenep90
DomanicM, Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Inn On The Lake recently, and I apologise the experience was slightly dampened by the table near you not being cleared promptly. This is something we really do strive to do here as soon as is possible, so the feedback is really useful. We are glad the snack went down well... More 

Witley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered roast lamb and the lamb was so rare I couldn't eat it. So I had just 3 roast potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding and no veg as not enough brought out got the amount of people there. Won't be going back there in a hurry

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Thank Karen A
DomanicM, General Manager at Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi Karen, I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience here at Inn On The Lake last Sunday. We would love to welcome you back again at some point and the chef will be sure to prepare anything you order to your preferred taste upon request. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$57 - $57
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Godalming
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 419997

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