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The Dabbling Duck

Middle Street, Shere | Nr Guildford. Surrey. GU5 9HS, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF, England
+44 1483 205791
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (103 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Middle Street, Shere | Nr Guildford. Surrey. GU5 9HS, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF, England
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is more a namesake than you know - as you walk by the restaurant having the most delicious tea and scones with the world's best homemade clotted cream EVER - you come to a stream filled with ducks! Each of them dabbling about -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank snisonger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy and noisy but food was excellent as usual. Staff friendly and attentive. Recommend the avocado on corn bread .........delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SueYeti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. We had burgers and one lentil curry as the day's special menu. The burgers were pretty good but the curry was the best.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Junho L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited The Dabbling Duck for the first time. They had a great choice of food on the menu and the food was delicious and arrived quickly - sadly the service was not up to scratch though. When I asked for a glass of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank sahara_slegg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly staff who seated us quickly despite it being very busy. Great coffee and really tasty lemon drizzle cake. Were made to feel very welcome plus our two dogs.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HMeeking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for cake and coffee with friends as it's one of their favourites, very big and tasty cake and good coffee. Plus a nice atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheHardinghams
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Love walking over the Surrey Hills down to Shere and going into The Dabbling Duck. Have a dog so normally outside however, I believe dogs are allowed inside.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jayne R
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Always a very popular cafe in Shere. Popped in for an afternoon snack on a Sunday and every table was taken so had to perch at the bar bench by the window. Had an excellent hot chocolate, and amazing coffee&walnut cake. All their cakes looked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank expressive-one
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We booked in advance for afternoon tea for my Mum’s 80th birthday. There were seven of us in all and we were all extremely impressed by the service and quality of the food. The table was set out beautifully with bone china cups, saucers and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lec146
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

My friends and I meet for lunch at the dabbling duck. When we got there, they didn’t have my booking even though I had rung up a week before to make a booking and they even taken my mobile number. They was a table free...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank 327gemmaer
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Questions & Answers
jan g
30 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from DabblingDuck2013 | Property representative |
Of course! No cream tea is complete without proper clotted cream
16 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from DabblingDuck2013 | Property representative |
Sorry . We close for 2 days a week. Xmas Day and Boxing Day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Street, Shere | Nr Guildford. Surrey. GU5 9HS, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 205791
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