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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Great choice of pizzas and they tasted fab. Really different toppings. I also had home made slaw which was also really good. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Love love love a ship pizza. The staff are always so friendly and the pizzas are divine. The garlic bread is the best ever!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem, great service, amazing pizzas and a good drinks selection. We are returning customers and never find fault. If you haven’t been and love pizza, you must go!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, great service, fantastic food.. Lovely quintessentially English country pub, cosy and friendly. The pizza was divine .

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Lovely old cosy pub with lots of charm and character, really friendly, helpful staff and fab pizza! The best we’ve ever had!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

Delicious pizza, great beer and cider (especially Hogs Back) and fantastic service. Charming old pub with outdoor area.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022

We arrived at the pub with very little information other than it was close to the river, where we had moored for the night. We were a little surprised to be handed a pizza menu, and initially concerned as one of our party has a...dairy allergy and pizza is usually a red flag for dining. The staff were really helpful and accommodating, making a dairy free pizza with vegan cheese and also regular pizzas for the rest of us. There was no mention of this on the menu, so you do need to ask. All of the pizzas were delicious but enormous and the staff kindly boxed up the leftovers for us to take away.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

Have been visiting this place for a year or more. Discovered one weekend coming back from a walk. Pefect for a pizza and pint of Tribute after nice north downs way walk. Favourite pizza with anchovies or sausage with mushrooms.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2022

Quite simply the very best pizzas you will ever have! They are extremally huge so you can easily share a pizza. They have a very interesting and unusual selection of toppings, highly recommend. The pub is dog friendly too, highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022

We visited on a cold January Friday evening, there were 6 of us for a mates catchup over dinner and a few drinks! Upon arrival, there was a warm friendly buzz, a toasty fire and comfy spacious environment in a stunning traditional pub. Clearly nice...clientele. I was a bit wary of how the food would be, only because I'm not a pizza lover and a vegetarian - all personal preferences, granted. Importantly, a vegetarian would be fine here, plenty of veggie pizza options, and a non-pizza main on the menu (albeit with Parmesan, which is not 100% veggie). The important thing to note is that the food is exceptional quality, the menu is compact and specialist in pizza, but that gives the opportunity for the kitchen to focus on producing top notch food. The build you own option really expands options beyond just a pizza. I opted for the non-pizza veggie main, Aubergine Parmigiana - absolutely cracking. Really tasty, home made, piping hot, served with a delicious fresh flatbread. I also ordered the refried beans and garlic bread - just great. The rest of my party ordered an array of different pizzas from the menu. All were enjoyed, the portions were just right, catered for everyone's appetite (options to box-up remaining pizza). The fries were great, as were the Olives and Bread we ordered to nibble. Often olives and bread can be disappointing, but these were quality, plump olives and enough to share, served with warm chunks of bread to dip in the olive oil. Drinks were great, wide variety. The staff were switched on, diligent, friendly, communicative and welcoming. No pestering and willing to accommodate. We also had a dog with us who was quite happy lying by the fire nibbling on the Bonios provided by the pub. The toilets were clean and tidy, and two doors away from the eating area. All covid safe - the tables were well spaced, all staff wearing masks (and some customers who weren't consuming). I also emailed the pub in advance just to see what the veggie options were. I received honest, quick and friendly responses from Jeremy. All service was quick and accurate. To Jeremy and all the staff: thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

This is our favourite pub in Guildford, hands down. The food is amazing (huge, delicious pizzas as well as assorted other staples and specials) and they’re really child and dog friendly, with colouring and dog treats freely available. Lovely twinkly heated garden outside, with undercover...areas, and cosy fires indoors. We’ll be back soon!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Went with a friend for an impromptu visit. Great staff, drink selection m, sat outside & ordered a green pizza! OMG, one of the tastiest pizzas , as a vegetarian it’s not always easy to get a great pizza. Service & friendliness of staff exemplary...for a local pub. Nice fire, heaters and tables outside, Can’t recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

The team were absolutely lovely with such a friendly atmosphere. Great pizza (as always!) especially the Mexican which has just the right level of heat. Good selection of beer as well.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

The pub is cute and traditional looking, but that’s where the hood experience ends. I’ve been there a couple of times and I find the customer attention quite poor and the food mediocre. On customer care, they objected to me closing the open back door...leading to the garden seating at 9pm in when a cold draft was hitting me straight in the face. They said the waiters needed to get out; in the meantime we froze indoors while outside they had heaters! The arrogance was astounding. Also the other day when I last visited, they didn’t serve the clearly adult son ( he said he was 29) of a family out to celebrate his birthday at the next table because he had no ID. Clearly ridiculous, and they refused to get the manager to give a second opinion. The arrogance was shocking , especially as the guy, we reckoned, looked over 30!! Appalling customer service, reminiscent of what one imagines the Soviet era served up to those poor Eastern European’s! We couldn’t believe it. The family unfortunately had to leave and go elsewhere so that they could order a drink to celebrate! They were furious and we told them the waiter he was unbelievably arrogant. Now to the food… they make an effort to make it look good on the website, but really it’s cheese on toast, loaded with garlic and a couple of basil leaves for sophistication. This is pub pizza, not pizzeria pizza. Need to try harder guys, sorry :-(More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

We made a spontaneous visit for a quick lunch after delivering our daughter to Uni.OMG I had the best pizza I have ever had.Service was good and the staff very friendly. Would certainly recommend and I know my daughter will be taking her Uni friends...here ofter. Would get inside tho as wasps are are pain in the wot not..More

Date of visit: August 2021
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