Surrey pubs we’ve reviewed:


The Refectory - As you may know, whenever I have a visitor from Canada I always seek out an extra impressive Surrey pub to take them to. On a hot tip, this time we headed to The Refectory in Godalming for an impressive lunch in a massive converted half-timbered cattle barn. Inside is simply stunning. Wood beams criss […]
The Greyhound - I haven’t dont a post in a while. My camera broke and I was unsatisfied with the substitute I had. Finally I have my camera back and was eager to use it so the four of us plus one Canadian visitor headed out to The Greyhound pub in Thames Ditton. An enthusiastic couple bought the […]
Waggon and Horses - Eight months ago the Waggon and Horses pub in Surbiton underwent a major refurbishment and changed a Thai menu. My husband and I checked it out with a Saturday night dinner. The front of the pub is divided between a bar with plenty of standing room and a large comfortable room with leather sofas and […]
The Olde Swan Chertsey - We set out to visit a cafe in Chertsey, but it was Sunday and when we got there the high street was a ghost town and every eatery we tried was closed. A little further along we noticed a pub with open doors. Ordinarily it didn’t look like the type of pub we would give […]
Withies Inn - With yet another Canadian visitor in tow I headed off to Loseley Park in Compton. In need of lunch we got a local tip and headed down a random looking lane, emerging at Withies Inn. I always love taking Canadian guests to old English pubs but Withies takes the cake. It doesn’t appeared to have […]
Four Horseshoes - I got a hot tip from a mum at school about the Four Horseshoes in Chobham. A quick look at their website (a good precursor in both visual delightfulness and vibe) and it didn’t take me long to get myself down there. It’s positioned on a triangle of green on the fringe of Chobham. True […]
Albert Arms - Albert Arms is another one of those places I kind of knew it existed but didn’t really know much about it and didn’t clock that it was an option for dining out. When they invited me for lunch I was most intrigued, I hadn’t even realised they did food. Better still, it’s an independent pub […]
Ye Olde Swan - Continuing with my quest of discovering Surrey’s oldest pubs, Jman and I decided the check out 13th century Ye Olde Swan in Thames Ditton. It’s located right on the River Thames and before you go trying all those doors, the entrance is on the river side. It’s part of The Old English Inns group, a […]
Stephan Langton - I’d heard rumours of The Stephan Langton on the fabled Friday Street in Abinger Common and had been saving it to take a Canadian houseguest to. Finally my first guest of the year arrived and so off we went. Our drive became more and more rural until we finally turned onto Friday Street, a beautiful […]
Ashley Park - Do you ever have 25 minutes to grab lunch before jumping on a train? It greatly limits the choices of eateries. We reckoned we had a choice of one, Ashley Park, as it’s located opposite Walton-On-Thames train station. We hadn’t been before, so weren’t sure what to expect. Ashley Park is part of the Ember […]

The Sun - Anne and I met for lunch at The Sun pub on Chobham High Street. It may not look much from the outside, but inside is hugely charming and inviting. The pub is part of The White Brasserie group, group of Surrey pubs that combines traditional Britishness with French food. The feel is very fresh without […]
Richard Onslow Cranleigh - A drive through the beautiful Surrey Hills brought us to lunch at The Richard Onslow in England’s largest village, Cranleigh. Located in a neat building, parts of which date back 500 years, on the high street, the pub started life as a coaching inn. They still have ten hotel rooms, some of which are dog […]
Three Horseshoes - On our way home from Star Wars at the Staines Vue, we popped into the Three Horseshoes in Laleham for some lunch. The pub has been on my want to visit list for some time. It’s Pearmain Pub, which is a group that burst onto the scene in Surrey over the past few years. (See […]
The Alexander - When I picked my Canadian friend up from the airport it was only natural that the first thing she wanted to do was go to a pub. (Particularly since she writes a Toronto pub blog.) I chose to take her to The Alexander in Oatlands (Weybridge.) Outside there’s a nice big outdoor space that doesn’t […]
The Anchor Ripley - Mother’s day and of course my kids know I’d like nothing more than to go out for a meal. Unfortunately they’re too young to arrange this and so I took it upon myself to book us in for dinner at The Anchor in Ripley. As seems to be the in thing these days, Michelin starred […]
The William Bray Shere - Armed with a slew of children and a hoard of dogs, the ladies and I engulfed the bar area of The William Bray in Shere after a dog walk in the Surrey hills. We’ve eaten in the restaurant of The William Bray and know it’s an appealing gastropub, but we wanted to test out how […]
The Queen’s Head Weybridge - Probably the most popular pub in Weybridge, yet for some reason I’ve only been once before. Finding ourselves in the area, we popped in for a quick lunch. The Queen’s Head is a part of a small chain of pubs, The White Brasserie Company, that has 5 locations, including another Surrey location in Chobham. Inside […]
Shepperton Wine Bar & Grill - I’ve been to check out the revamped, renamed Blubeckers in Shepperton for lunch. Ownership has stayed the same but the concept has altered. Gone is the unmemorable old Blubeckers and what’s emerged is a fresh new dining and wining spot. The feel is certainly much nicer than it was. Presumably the wine bar element is […]
The Foley - We gave the kids several options of places to go for a half term lunch. Unanimously they chose The Foley in Claygate. It’s a huge space with several dining areas, one enjoying a huge double sided fireplace. We sat in the largest room, which enjoys lots of light and a nice take on contemporary pub […]
Red Lion Shepperton - In another Sunday lunch outing with just my husband (no kids!) we headed over the river to test out the completely revamped Red Lion in Shepperton. It’s not often you’re greeted by a beautiful display of fresh flowers upon entering a pub. That was the first clue we were in for a treat. New, enthusiastic […]


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