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The White Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
+44 1483 202518
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (22 reviews)
“beef ribs” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
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1 - 10 of 566 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I booked a table at the restaurant for my birthday. Coming off a long walk with our dogs and a 3 week old baby we arrived to find no table ready. We were then shunted from waiting area to area before being...More

Thank DavidTheExplorer99
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice Sunday Roast with the family in front of a log fire, welcome on a cold January day. Service was friendly and prompt, food of a good standard, no complaints at all.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank Jon H
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to write this review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Many thanks,

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited The White Horse as I always do when I return to the UK to see my family. Jenny in the restaurant accommodated my mother and I even though they had low staff that day due to staff illness and were fully booked....More

Thank marieI6330ZG
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this kind review, I know, Jenny is going to be very pleased reading this. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Once again thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub from the movie “the Holliday”.... with a warm, cozy and friendly atmosphere, unexpected to find in such a quiet quaint village Fantastic food and music, a great walk

Thank Ramirezjm
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to the White Horse. Many thanks,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The White Horse on New Year’s Day for the past three years. We are two families of four. We couldn’t praise it enough and have always had a thoroughly enjoyable visit. After walking to the top of Leith Hill the warm welcome...More

Thank FunkyGW
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a lovely review. We are all so glad you enjoy enough to return every year! I am sure I will see you next year, thank you again! Take care,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and charmy ambiance, service very efficient, food good but not as good as in a normal day. Plus, what I ordered as main, was sold out

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank Pierluigi T
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! So sorry we ran out of the meal that you intended to have, we hope this didn’t ruin your experience. Many thanks,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub today we found to be an unfriendly waste of time. Despite half the tables in the restaurant being empty the waitress barked that the space was fully reserved at 15.20pm today. We found the atmosphere provincially exclusive to us outsiders so felt we...More

2  Thank Robert D
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sorry to hear we could not cater for you on this occasion. As popular venue over the weekends we generally are fully booked in our dining areas. To avoid disappointment please reserve a table through our web site or alternatively give us a call directly....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch for four between Christmas and New Year. Good job we booked as the village was heaving with people with the same idea. Lovely day "lets get out to the Surrey Hills and have a nice lunch". The pub was heaving and the staff handled...More

Review collected in partnership with Chef & Brewer
Thank Highexpectati0ns
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again in the near future to impress you more so with our food! Many thanks,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came to The White Horse on Boxing Day. We were celebrating our first Christmas as a couple. From the moment we walked in until the end, we were more than impressed. Our table was near the roaring fire which added to...More

Thank Kate B
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a brilliant review! Making your Christmas unforgettable means everything to us! I will be passing your review on to all the staff! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly country village with the White Horse at its heart serving delicious food in a cosy setting. Log fires in the winter friendly members of staff what more could you wish for?

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank gala56
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the White Horse. Thank you for taking your time to write this review! Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks,

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Chloe G
30 November 2017|
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Table 8!!
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Ritare15
16 April 2017|
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Response from Ben M | Property representative |
Hi glad your thinking of choosing us to celebrate your birthday but we don't actually supply birthday cakes we have options on our desert menu or failing that you are more than welcome to bring g your own cake. Many... More
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DavidAStagg
22 February 2017|
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Response from Ben M | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do we have an amazing 5 course menu followed by live music
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 202518
  • E-mail
Description
Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse.It's hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic. One of Hollywood's most romantic films 'The Holiday,' starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there. In fact, the charms of Shere have lured the creators of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' and 'The Wedding Date' and 'Molly Moon' too.In its former life, The White Horse was a 15th century farmhouse called: 'The Cripps,' and it became an inn sometime in the 17th century. It is also rumoured to be a former smugglers' pub after a secret cellar was discovered during extensive renovations. Authentic timbers taken from Nelson's ship, 'Victory,' are thought to be part of the pub, and there are also some traditional village stocks on the premises too.Inside, private spaces, nooks and crannies set the scene for romantic dining whilst, outside, a shaded courtyard ensures the perfect setting for eating al fresco. Come rain or shine, The White Horse is a must for lovers of traditional British country pubs. Recent filming in Shere: 26th October till 9th November 2012 Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist. Starring: Raffey Cassidy as Molly, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley manville, Emily Waston, Ben Miller, Celia imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Sadie Frost, Joa Collins. June 2012 A Mother's Son - Television 1st May 2012 The Last Weekend: Filming took place in the Sqare, Shere. 2008 Filth, The Mary Whitehouse Story 2006 The Holiday 2005 The Wedding Date (romantic comedy)starring: Debra messing, Dermot Mulroney 2004 Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason, starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent Bridget Jones- Press Reports (icSurrey Dec 4,2003, by John Williams) Hollywood descended on St James' Church, Shere, for the filming of a major British film. International stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, as well as a host of British comic actors, were involved in the filming of the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary in the village. Two hundred extras and crew bustled around the normally peaseful streets as a crowd of expectant onlookers jostled to see the celebrities. Tonnes of false snow were sprayed over the church and graveyard and throughout the morning the village experienced an early-winter blizzard. Several police officers attended the site to control the lorries that served the set and to try and contain the paparazzi photographers who were there to snap the stars. 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1990 Bullseye! Starring Roger Moore & Michael Caine. Directed by Michael Winner 1985 Reunion at Fairborough. Starring Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr 1972 The Fuling Class. Starring Peter O'Toole & Alistair Sim 1965 The Earth Dies Screaming 1961 On The Fiddle (Released in USA under the title Operation Snafu). Starring Sean Connery 1957 The Passionate Stranger 1946 A Matter of Life and Death. Starring David Niven 1918 Hearts of the World is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, Robert Harron, Marry Harron.
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