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Lower Eashing Lane, Godalming GU7 2QG England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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The Stag on the River in Eashing is an authentic and charming riverside pub and inn set in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Located just outside the town of Godalming and seconds off the A3, The Stag is nestled in the quaint and beautifully characterful village of Lower Eashing, just around the corner from Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick's business. Forming part of the award-winning Red Mist Leisure family of pubs, the pub offers 7 beautiful ensuite bedrooms enjoying relaxing, autumnal tones. All rooms provide en-suite facilities including showers (no baths), ESPA toiletries, a working area, WiFi, and much more. Please note, to access the bedrooms you will be required to climb stairs. Within the 7 rooms, The Stag features one family room and interconnecting room, ideal for families or those requiring more space, plus we have selected rooms ideal to bring your pup too. To book a pup-room, please call the pub directly for availability. Even more exciting, you can hire all 7 bedrooms exclusively for up to 14 guests, ideal for family and friend gatherings and celebrations. For the latest offers and information, please visit our website. During your stay, explore the Surrey Hills amidst a myriad of walking and bike trails, visit award-winning vineyards and distilleries, shop til you drop, see a theatrical performance and so much more. If you're staying for a few days, why not head to the theme parks and coastline too. When you're worn out and sunkissed, or windswept, return home to The Stag and enjoy the ultimate food and drink experience. We offer a large garden area (with and without cover/ heating) as well as our charming restaurant for days when it's simply best to be tucked in next to the fire. Enjoy inspiring, fresh, local, and seasonal menus including chef's Daily Specials, which use only the best ingredients our local land has to offer. You will always receive the warmest of welcomes at The Stag.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
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Outdoor furniture
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Blackout curtains
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Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Telephone
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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mazmarzo wrote a review 22 May
Aldershot, United Kingdom93 contributions22 helpful votes
7 of us came for a birthday celebration here on a Sunday and it was a great experience. Starters to mains were all tasty, the service was friendly and professional. The roasts are one of the best we’ve had in while, in fact that’s the reason i returned as i came last year for a Sunday roast and wanted my family to experience it this time. The roasts were well cooked and a huge plateful, I had the chicken and ham pie which was tasty and a great extra serving of cauliflower cheese. Highly recommended. Great location too.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Froglet wrote a review Apr 2022
Surrey38 contributions45 helpful votes
Beautiful location, nice ambience but food was horrible. Overpriced, tasteless starter, and £17 for a very below average chicken burger. So many other pubs offering excellent food and a fair price. Will not be returning
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Neilp8 wrote a review Apr 2022
Ascot, United Kingdom43 contributions9 helpful votes
Came here Good Friend, it was busy outside. The vegetarian option cost the same as the equivalent meat options I went for the brick lane chickpea curry which turned up with sourdough toast and dried rice. The taste was straight out of patak’s jar, the single asparagus stem was buried under the sauce. If your a vegetarian avoid or expect to pay through the nose.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid it when the sun is shining since parking becomes an ordeal.
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Response from , Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Neilp8, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us your review. I am very disappointed to read that you felt your meals were not up to our usual high standard and quality of food. The Bricklane curry is a very popular dish, and I am very sorry that on this occasion it was not executed as it should have been. We were unfortunately out of the flatbreads on this date due to supply issues, and all the tables were made aware when seated, that any dishes with this element would be replaced with sourdough. However, I am very sorry if this was mistakenly not relayed to you and your guest. We do offer multiple vegetarian options, from the halloumi Caesar at £14.25 or the moving mountains plant based burger at £16.50, all varying in prices compared to our meat options. I again offer my apologies if these options were not made clear on the menu. We will always do our best to rectify any issues if we are made aware at the time. I will certainly be passing the feedback onto the kitchen team to ensure this does not happen again, and I'm very saddened this was reflected in your visit. I do hope you would be willing to give us a second chance, and I would love for you to let me know if you plan to visit us again, so I can personally make up for your previous experience. Kind Regards, Polly Gardner Deputy Manager polly.gardner@redmistleisure.co.uk
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Bij wrote a review Apr 2022
97 contributions45 helpful votes
A very pleasant place and loveky location. We had lunch here abd while overall was good, the food portions and speed of service coukd improve. The bream was too small bearing in mind the cost if more than £20.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Mbker, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us your review. I am very happy to hear you found the setting and the pub itself a lovely spot to have your lunch and overall had a good experience, however I am disappointed to read that your meals and service were not on this occasion up to our usual high standard. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the kitchen team regarding the portion sizes, as I never want any customer to leave feeling the price point was not justified. I can see from the date of your visit that we were experiencing a busier service, with a slight change in our usual kitchen team which I am very sorry was reflected in your visit. I do hope this does not hinder you from giving us another chance, and If you ever were to pop back in the future, please do let us know so we can ensure you receive the level of service and quality of food we would usually of delivered on your visit. Many thanks, Polly Gardner polly.gardner@redmistleisure.co.uk
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Jacqueline S wrote a review Sep 2021
Sheffield, United Kingdom32 contributions43 helpful votes
Needed accommodation for 2 nights whilst visiting family. Actually do not want to give a good review because everyone will want to stay here and I would never be able to book a room! I cannot fault this place. Local poultry wake up about 5am, just saying.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Barry GM, Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a cracking review! Keep us in mind when we come down this way again in the future. Best Regards Barry and The Stag Crew
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Ewelina83 wrote a review Aug 2021
United Kingdom88 contributions18 helpful votes
Lovely cooked Sunday Roast Beef, friendly staff, great location, nice cocktails. Chocolate desert very yummy ... parking next door. Good value for money. It was our first visit but we will be back :) )
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Barry GM, Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi Ewelina, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best Regards Barry and The Stag Crew
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familytravel4x4 wrote a review Jun 2021
Liphook, United Kingdom522 contributions291 helpful votes
Booked a Sunday lunch for Father’s Day and we’re not disappointed. The COVID measures were good- we had a table for 5 in the outside covered area which had subtle but effective ceiling heaters, albeit the day was reasonably warm. Both the service and food were excellent - Sunday roasts as well as a full normal menu with all prices as per usual, i.e. no hype for the ‘special’ day as we have experienced at other venues. The venue is very nice and the pub is full of character. The only downside is the smallish car park - so lots of cars parking on the road; albeit there is a small overspill carpark just on the other side of the bridge ( only a couple of minutes walk back to the pub). Notwithstanding the car parking we would thoroughly recommend the experience !
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Barry GM, Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi familytravel, Thank you for the great review following your visit with us back in June! We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards Barry and The Stag Crew
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Steve B wrote a review Dec 2020
Godalming, England, United Kingdom200 contributions52 helpful votes
Booked lunch last minute and were lucky enough to bag a table. Food was excellent, as usual, well presented and tasty. I've visited here, probably, six times this year and it's been consistently good. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Barry GM, Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi Steve, Thank you for the great review. Great to read you are a frequent visitor here, your support is valued and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards Barry and The Stag Crew
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Susan G wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a fantastic lunch Food was beautiful cooked and was excellent Would highly recommend this pub and will Certainly return. Staff very friendly and efficient Would love to stay here too. Maybe next time
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Barry GM, Owner at The Stag on the River
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi W4097, Thank you for the great review. Have you managed to book in a stay with us since the review? Would be great to get you in and experience the rooms along with our new Autumn menu. Best Regards Barry and The Stag Crew
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Chloe R wrote a review Oct 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom12 contributions14 helpful votes
We had to leave a review of the Stag on the River because we were really impressed with the service and value of our stay! We arrived on a Friday evening but were running a bit late. The staff were brilliant and took a pre-order for our food as we were driving to the hotel and were potentially going to miss the kitchen closing. When we got our burgers we were really impressed and both thought it was one of, if not the best, burger we've ever had. The room was cosy and clean, the bed was really comfortable and we enjoyed a good night's rest. There were facemasks available in the room and hand sanitiser which was a nice touch in the current circumstances. Breakfasts were lovely and staff friendly throughout the day. We ate dinner again in the restaurant on our second night and were equally impressed. Dessert was excellent, with the chef and waitress going above and beyond to do something with the white chocolate pannacotta without figs (thank you!). Overall an excellent weekend, we felt cared for and safe throughout our stay, and we've recommended the Stag on the River to all our family.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ben Fisher, General Manager at The Stag on the River
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Hi Chloe, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Stag and for leaving us such a kind review, I'm so happy that the team made your stay as enjoyable as we could and that our food was up to our usual high standards Look forward to welcoming you back to the Stag soon Ben
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US$116 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stag on the River
Which popular attractions are close to The Stag on the River?
Nearby attractions include Paradox Parlours - Guildford (7.8 km), Watts Chapel (3.8 km), and Watts Gallery - Artists' Village (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Stag on the River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Stag on the River?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Stag on the River?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Stag on the River?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Stag on the River?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresco DeliKafessen, Raviz, and Acorn Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Stag on the River?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Guildford Castle (7.7 km), Loseley Park (4.5 km), and Tunsgate Arch (7.7 km).
Does The Stag on the River have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.