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Inn on the Lake

Bar, British, Pub
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Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH, England
+44 (0)1483 419997
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have to stay away with work quite a lot, and there are a few basic things which I require - helpful service, wifi, good simple food, a shower that works, a comfortable bed and peace and quiet. Sadly this establishment provides none of these things. Staff can be surly, and one wonders why the hoovering had to be done... More 

Thank Jeremy S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived about 7.45pm after a long journey whilst booking into our room an abrupt member of staff asked if we were eating as the kitchen was running low of food and was about to close. I had booked a table in advance for 8 pm but said we would like 10 mins to freshen up . She said the restaurant... More 

Thank 185mama2010
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to chill, you can enjoy this bar/restaurant for a lunchtime meet or a evening meet, food is good and bad area nice and spacious, or you can sit outdoors in the large garden area one of the best places to meet in Godalming now.

Thank officer102
Surrey, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sloppy service, untrained staff, below average food. Had a very bad experience with their customer service when i burnt my hand and was basically ignored. Disappointed. Won't EVER revisit.....

Thank Diane W
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in a lovely position with a fabulous garden and the building itself is really nice, both in and out. Nice comfy lounge chairs that make the experience pleasant. It's quite smart. I just feel it's such an example of how Brits do the hospitality industry: a tad overpriced in return for service being a tad underwhelming. You'll... More 

Thank Anne N
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my 101 year old Nana to Inn on the Lake for a special lunch. She doesn't go out for lunch very often now due to mobility issues. Staff were brilliant with helping make her comfortable at the table with an extra cushion etc. We were served by Claire and Lauren. Claire was professional, courteous, friendly and went the... More 

Thank mandeville39
Level Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic stop for large groups of friends or small due to the nice size of this pub and restaurant. Lovely food can recommend the calamari and any of the burgers really tasty and a special offer on a bottle of prosecco on a Thursday just to put an extra smile on my face.

Thank JaneyR
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was unparalleled and food was amazing... easily a 6 star experience. Their menu is a reflection of shared ownership with the Wooten Hatch, which is also amazing. Classy surrounding or casual outdoors as you like.

1 Thank Willis M
expat The Hague
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small wedding party well catered for in the area at the back; which can be shut off from the main seating area and tables arranged in a horseshoe shape. No time pressure to vacate. Waitresses did well with a la carte orders notwithstanding a busy sunny Friday afternoon (when even the overflow car park was full). Food was good quality... More 

1 Thank Philippians4-6_7
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is about 2 mins walk from my house. Lovely setting, lots of outdoor tables, nice bar. But I only visit about once a year because every time the food is a massive disappointment. I keep hoping it will improve, but tonight I went for a quick meal with my daughter and ordered a burger with a salad instead... More 

Thank Kirsty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$57 - $57
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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

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