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The White Horse

€€ - €€€, British,
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
+44 1483 202518
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“fish pie” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (26 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great pub/restaurant. Good food and friendly helpful staff. Highly recommended. Right in the centre of Shere.

Thank jansjournal
Reviewed 6 days ago

So i know that this is a chain pub but really, how can they serve up that slop. A “Tiffin” curry with the chutney in a paper cup that collapsed throughout the meal? A cauliflower stew thing that was awful and barely warm, a tikka...More

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

It's such a shame to hear how disappointed you were with your meal at the White Horse and we are greatly apologetic. However any review, good or bad, is very useful to us. As we hope this doesn't put you off coming back to see...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A group of 7 of us visited the White Horse for a friends birthday dinner. The staff were brilliant, great service. The food was delicious and all reasonably priced. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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

Brilliant! We are so pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable visit, hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely oldy worldy pub, the food is always excellent and it has a great atmosphere with really friendly staff. It is dog friendly which is always a bonus.

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Thank Etteneaj
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing to us, we love to hear good feedback! I will be passing this onto all our staff members and will continue to be dog friendly! Many Thanks,

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so disappointed. This is our local and we have been many times but last night (6/6/18) was just terrible. The pub was fairly quiet and we ordered our simple meal. Other people arrived and every single one of them received their food before...More

Thank laldi0910
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied wit your last visit. We have taken your comments on board and hope to use this to improve our service for the future. We hope you will return to allow us the change your opinion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to White Horse for Sunday Lunch for my wife’s 60th birthday with a party of 18. Having discussed it before with Hannah and staff we had a separate room and pre-ordered to aid serving. We left decorations the day before and they were on...More

Thank jms2401
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to the whole team to receive such a lovely review like this. I will make sure Jenny sees this as she enjoyed serving your table greatly. We look forward to welcoming you back to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had the misfortune to order the so called vegan burger, I know how stupid were we ,as no veggie burger on the menu three of us had this it came with chips (fries) and a bit of coleslaw my other daughter had chips and...More

Thank Jrm876
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really dislike pubs where the staff give their colleagues more time than their clients. I also don’t get pubs that advertise gardens that are not gardens, merely dull areas at the back with a few tables and chairs. And I would have hazarded something...More

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

Firstly I would like to apologise for your recent experience with us at the White Horse, we are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. All of our staff are very passionate about there jobs and we always try to express this through...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the White Horse almost every Friday for well over a year. Not once have we been communicated to by the staff as regular customers. This has been so disappointing when customer service is the key to differentiation. Choosing a different...More

Thank Pippa E
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear you will not be visiting us anymore. We hope sometime in the future you do choose to visit us again! Many Thanks,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Shere on a day out from London. Went in for a glass of wine, but decided to stay for lunch. A very good decision. 3 of us had, a vegi meal, Cod & chips and and roast pork (which came with fresh vegetable and...More

Thank loggy l
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We are so glad you decided to dine with us after all. Thank you for your kind words, I will be passing your review on to both our waiting and kitchen staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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10 February 2018|
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Response from PhilWill38 | Reviewed this property |
No. Your best bet is to park in the main carpark and walk depending on how fast you walk takes about 5 min's. You might be lucky and find a spot on street somewhere. Hope you enjoy your visit to Shere if you go frequently... More
Chloe G
30 November 2017|
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Response from Hannah S | Property representative |
Table 8!!
16 April 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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