Really enjoyed first time at Bar Des Arts - the place has a great comfortable atmosphere, with lovely evening platters. We saw a band called Her & him there, and that was really great fun. The place does great cocktails, a good list of wines and some so-so foreign beers. My grip is that on the continent (Italy, France, Germany or Belgium esp.) there would be some local artisan quality beers. I find this strange in British bars where there is a type of inverse snobbery with our own great beers, and we get served cheap and nasty lagers from Italy or Mexico that all actually taste the same. Just a thought - maybe some of the beers from littlebeer.co.uk in Guildford would be in order?