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“Great setting, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Withies Inn

The Withies Inn
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Ranked #52 of 282 Restaurants in Guildford
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great setting, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Dropped in on a Time Out Country Walk from Wanborough to Godalming. It's a lovely setting, with a lot of seating options in the garden. From a distance, it all looks very posh, with vested waiters and (some) tables nicely appointed. Once you take a closer look, you realize this place is stuck in a time-warp. The menu is simple but dated. The service is not great (order at the bar counter; fend for yourself). The food is nothing memorable. The major consensus my wife and I came to was that it's fairly priced, as items are not too expensive. Unfortunately, that exactly mirrors the quality.

  • Visited August 2013
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Walton-on-Thames
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Traditional menu in olde worldy pub, you must visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here, almost you could call a booth in the garden. Very much a traditional menu, but the quality of the food and service could not be faulted. Looking forward to a return trip in the colder months when we could enjoy dinner by an open fire and the Tournedos Rossini which I had been eyeing off! We will certainly be back, one of the nicest pubs I have had the pleasure of visiting.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Decided to go for pub Sunday Lunch. Decided on Withies Inn. We were not dissapointed. Excellent Roast with lovely fresh veg . The House Red Wine was better than some list wines elsewhere. A little pricey but worth every penny. A lovely old fashioned atmosphere. The staff are more mature than most places. This gives the place a real feel of quality. They all know their product so well. Reminded me of City of London restaurants I used to frequent when I worked there. Service is perfect. The menu has some real old favourites that I have not seen for a while. Fully Recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Night Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

It is like stepping back in time with old fashioned service. The waiters are really helpful and are always near should you need them.
The food is fantastic and a very good choice on the menu.
We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is prepared to pay top prices for top food and service. Well worth every penny spent.

  • Visited June 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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199 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A Step Back in Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Friends who live in the area took us for lunch on beautifully sunny afternoon and it was splendid. The service was outstanding and the food good. I especially enjoyed my crab sandwich. The garden setting has a number of shady nooks and crannies where diners can seek privacy. "The Withies" is a step back in time: no garish neon signs, no condom or other slot machines, no loud music; all replaced by 100s of years of character and cheerful service.

  • Visited July 2013
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