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The White Horse

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Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
+44 1483 202518
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a place to enjoy in every way. Beautifully run , clean, and fun. The staff are well trained and organised. Going the extra mile to please x

Thank sparkiemac
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very old and interesting pub with lots of nooks and crannies for seating as well as open areas too. Lots of history and interest not only in the pub it's self but the village and area too. The pub is actually as Chief and Brewer and the menu is quite extensive plus there is always specials. The food and service... More 

Thank jennywinter23
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the White Horse in Shere for a family meal for my husbands birthday and had a wonderful meal, the service was excellent and we will definitely go back again soon.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank donnao473
Guildford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to The White Horse in Shere many times, I like the pub with its history and Shere is a lovely village to visit. There is a wide range on the menu so, should you go with a group, it shouldn't be too much trouble for everyone to find something they like to order. The food, including desserts,... More 

Thank CatherineH94
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, staff very friendly and helpful, will definitely be returning soon as we all enjoyed it so much.

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Thank louisebD6829TF
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whitebait were perfect;slightly spicy ,crisp and larger than i have ever seen The roasts are divided into two sections. Traditional and premium (although they use a different word). We went for the premium lamb which was delicious but the traditional beef since the premium was slowcooked for a number of hours and the barmaid said that as a result... More 

Thank escapelondoninwinter
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmospheric historic pub with excellent staff and good food, all set in the heart of a picturesque village. What more could you want,

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank Melvito
Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with the family! Food was excellent! Also good value for money! Love the atmosphere and the lovely town!

Thank HesterCoet
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit. Recommended by family members. Did not disappoint! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great menu and a specials board. Realistic prices. Can recommend the mixed grill and sea bass. Desserts great too.

Thank Wes D
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of use went on a Friday evening and all of us really enjoyed it . The food ,portions and the staff where all exerlant. The pub has a nice atmosphere we will eat here again We found parking a bit tricky so it might pay to get there a earlier than the time if your reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 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
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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