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The Drummond

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
+44 1483 579395
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
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Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been a regular at this pub for many years now and have kept coming back because of the great atmosphere and (usually) good food. However, over the years the prices have crept up, the food quality has diminished and the staff seem to be getting more and more miserable each time. The manager is chronically lacking in people skills... More 

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Thank Hayden348
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner and the food and service were amazing. The pub has recently been given a makeover and the surroundings are lovely. The outside area has been extended now with really nice seating areas, and once the summer arrives the outdoor BBQ and drinks bar will come into it's own. Well worth a visit for something different from... More 

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Thank ianmerricks
Twyford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with four colleagues for lunch. Service was mediocre, as was the food. Two of the party had almost finished their meal before the last two meals were served. Come on, this is pretty basic stuff. All meals should be served together! To cap it all our last round of drinks were from the bottom of the barrel, and should... More 

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Thank Mercman111
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for your recent feedback. I'm disappointed to hear that your food was not all served at the same time- we pride ourselves on our service and this is not usual I can assure you. All of our barrels are regularly changed and these days lager is served in sealed kegs so its virtually impossible to serve a 'dodgy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But not anymore Stopped here for lunch and had the most delicious roast ever! They offer a mixed one with roast beef and pork, the gravy is delicious and the Yorkshire pudin, amazing! It is fluffy, not greasy, perfect size and tasted divine. In every pub I ask for them to take it away but this time I was left... More 

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Thank Paola O
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and taking the time to feedback. We are delighted you had a lovely meal with us and we particularly pride ourselves on our Yorkshire puddings. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Cooperstown, New York
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228 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to order a drink at the bar but the staff managed to serve people behind me and alongside me without even making eye contact with me. It wasn't even that busy. I'm obviously not tall / pushy / good looking enough. I'm sure it would have been fine if I'd been prepared to wait but I wasn't inclined to...

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Thank SkyserUK
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to feedback to us about your recent visit. We are surprised to hear that it took some time for you to get served a drink at the bar- i can assure you that our staff are trained to serve people as quickly as possible and its not down to looks or height. We do... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as a party of 4 on the first Sunday after the relaunch. Staff were friendly and efficient, service was excellent and the food was lovely! We ordered 1 nut roast, 1 half-chicken, 1 pork/beef mixed roast and a cod and chips, plus extra cauliflower cheese and leeks. Food all came out at the same time, hot, and portion... More 

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Thank Ellie H
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments- we are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and hope you return soon. Kind Regards, Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night and it was great - the new look is really good (looking forward to trying out the new space out the back in summer!), and the food was lovely - great quality and very reasonably priced. (I had the pork belly/ribs with chorizo bubble&squeak - highly recommend it!) It's so nice to still have a... More 

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Thank SMMcK
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. We are pleased you had a lovely meal and evening with us last night and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Edinburgh
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Drummond as it is local, has friendly staff and the revamp is great! However, it seems the prices have also been revamped...the increase in prices e.g. the house wine is a bit of a let down (from £5.75 to £6.95 approx. for the same wine three weeks ago) - I paid less for a large glass in... More 

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Thank Charlie T
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your comments- we appreciate your feedback. We recently conducted a market review and following this some of our prices have increased. However, even with the price increases we still pride ourselves as one of the most competitively priced pubs for both food and drink within Guildford and we hope this is conveyed in the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With many pubs in Guildford the Drummond is the one you want to visit every day. Excellent service with friendly and efficient staff, amazing food, superb ambience, the best garden, great location - simply my favourite, the best! Thx

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Thank mariusz s
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments- we are really pleased you had a lovely experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

New brews and excellent food. Great new look makes my local so fresh and inviting!!!! Great place for dinner or drinks with friends.

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Thank Wayne P
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the new look of the pub. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 579395
Description
The cream of Guildford pubs.You'll find The Drummond just outside Guildford Cricket Club, but you won't find another like it. There's always something good on, even if it's just in the culinary sense, so park yourself on one of our old-school bar stools and indulge in a plate of superb seasonal pub food, which you can see being freshly prepared in our open kitchen. Plus we've got more wines, spirits and speciality beers than you can shake a wicket keeper at. Put it this way, we know our Pilsner from our Peroni.
Thank you to everyone that takes the time to review us! We appreciate all feedback and look forwards to seeing you again soon or meeting you for the first time.

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