Harden's survey result
This poshified village gastropub-with-rooms, handy for Ascot Racecourse, was taken over by Barons Pub Company in October 2018, joining their seven-strong Surrey and Berks portfolio. Here’s hoping it retains its character – “what a real gastropub should be”, from the fine food to the “well-kept real ales”.
“Now the place has had a makeover”, this local gastropub has morphed into an “upmarket pub with an impressive menu, pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff”; it makes a “perfect location for a business lunch” where you’re “looked after very well”.
“A recent makeover has improved the ambience of this great inn”. “Once a pub with pretensions, this is now an upwardly-aspiring restaurant-with-rooms, with a wine business attached”. Perhaps it’s “a little on the expensive side”, but this is “quality food, closer to fine dining than pub grub”.
With a focus on fresh, seasonal produce cooked in an unhurried modern British style, our chefs take pride in every plate. Everything is home-cooked, with stockpots always on the go to give our sauces their incomparable depth of flavour. We have especially good relationships with our suppliers, the vast majority of whom are local; game often comes from the Royal Parks in Windsor, many vegetables from local allotments and fresh fish from Brixham (admittedly not local but stunning nonetheless, especially on Wednesday’s fish nights). Nuanced, innovative dishes sit happily alongside more traditional, British pub classics. We are as popular with couples looking for a romantic evening out as we are with larger group celebrations or businesses hosting clients.
Wine is another noteworthy highlight. Wine merchants in their own right, owners Gerry and Ann Price are committed to bringing undiscovered regions and wines to diners' attention. The award-winning winelist includes many from Iberia, alongside extensive Claret and Pinot Noir collections, as well as our own exclusive 'Labradouro' range. Our on-site wineshop is great for browsing, from vintage Champagne to Slovenian gems and everything in between. For a corkage fee any bottle bought in the shop can be consumed in the pub / restaurant. Local real ales and an impressive whisky shelf, amongst many other delights, make the bar an appealing location pre- or post-dinner.
Our new rooms are equipped with all you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. With luxuriously comfortable Hypnos mattresses, fine bed linens, 27" flatscreen TVs, wired and wireless broadband, en-suite wet rooms with heated mirrors, safes sized to accommodate shotguns and many other thoughtful details, we offer all the facilities you need, in a comfortable, classically modern setting. Two rooms cater for dogs and one for guests who require additional accessibility facilities. Deals are available for dinner, bed and breakfast making an overnight foodie stay all the more sensible a choice.
Friendly, attentive service is key to our ethos of genuine hospitality. Gerry leads by example in his amiable, personal approach, with a team who are dedicated to ensuring guests enjoy everything we have to offer.
The Inn is our sort of place — we hope that it will soon become yours too. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you.
|Wine per bottle||£17.50|
42 Guildford Rd, Woking, GU24 9PW
|Monday||11 am-11 pm|
|Tuesday||11 am-11 pm|
|Wednesday||11 am-11 pm|
|Thursday||11 am-11 pm|
|Friday||11 am-11 pm|
|Saturday||11 am-11 pm|
|Sunday||11 am-10:30 pm|