It’s not every day you go to a pub that is mentioned in a novel. Being Woking, it’s no surprise that novel is War of the Worlds. When fleeing from the Martians, the narrator describes passing the “Maybury Inn with its swinging sign.”
Fortunately our lunch had considerably less drama.
The Inn at Maybury is located in Woking on a wedge shaped peninsula formed by the roads Old Woking Road and Maybury Hill.
There are two outdoor seating areas, one along Maybury Hill and the other at the ‘tip of the peninsula.’
All thoughts of the traffic disappears once inside.
The decor is simple and comfortable. There are three indoor seating areas, each with a slightly different vibe. Our favourite is the ‘blue room,’ which is open to the kitchen.
The bar area is small, we’d leave the Maybury for dining.
Service is relaxed. At some points we did wonder if it was a tidge too relaxed but overall it is good.
The menu is pretty comprehensive. You have to hunt through it to find the salads as they are mixed in with the regular dishes.
The prices indicate the Maybury is a gastropub.
Ann went for a sandwich, the buffalo mozzarella, avocado & beef tomato + chicken £9.45.
The sandwich was good, the ingredients fresh and the chicken nicely cooked. It was very filling. She couldn’t finish her chips even though they were really yummy – not too fat, not too skinny and with the skin on for extra taste & nutrients.
Marie, wanting a salad, had the sticky crispy duch salad, mooli, cucumber & carrot £7.95. It was tasty but slightly dissappointing as it wasn’t large enough for lunch, she clearly needed the larger size. There was lots of duck but not enough veg. Fortunately Ann didn’t finish her chips so Marie gobbled them up.
PS, mooli is a giant Asian radish.
We’ve been to The Inn at Maybury a few times, for both lunch and dinner and have always had nice experiences. It’s a pleasurable pub in an area otherwise devoid of eateries.
The Inn at Maybury, Maybury Hill, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8AB
Dogs welcome on the patio and in bar area