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“What a find - love the donkeys and the pub is great too!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Donkey

The Donkey
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Tilford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey, England
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a find - love the donkeys and the pub is great too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Stumbled across this pub whilst doing an optimistically (too) long (and hot) mountain bike ride and needed some proper food & drink instead of the usual energy gels etc. So glad I did - taking my bike through to the small but adequate garden I was promptly greeted by a friendly guy who offered a cold pint of water for starters, which I followed with a great pint of (Sussex) ale and a delicious "Donkey" club sandwich. All the staff were friendly & helpful, service was prompt, and a pub with character with the donkeys in the small paddock next to the beer garden just topping it all off!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BlackBear2006
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English first
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Lunch in the Sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Called in by chance having been to Abinger and Elstead. We entered directly into the garden and were met by a charming young man who seated us outside as it was a warm sunny day. He left and returned with menus promptly. He took our drinks order leaving perusal of the menu and specials board at our leisure. My wife order the Steak and Mushroom Pie whilst I ordered the Ham and Eggs. Both dishes were brought to the table with an accompanying bowl of fat chips. I was disappointed the the ham was not fresh, but sliced cooked ham, however, the flavour and texture was excellent. My wife's pie was clearly home made, covered in a first class gravy. The two people attending to us were both attentive and pleasant. I would have no problem with recommending the establishment.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 585Rodney585
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surrey
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Super Friendly Pub/Restaurant, Best Fish & Chips Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Lovely little pub close to where I live which does super food. Staff, especially the owners, are very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Unpretentious but great. Try it if you are in the area, just be careful coming out of the car park, tight bend!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jfd40
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hertfordshire
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Been to the Donkey many times with friends who live in Byfleet. The food is amazing we had a sunday lunch today and really you could not fault it, the staff are so nice and go that extra mile to make sure everything is nice. The new conservatory is light and much bigger than the old one
We love it here and to be honest I think its better that some of the very high class restaurants we have been too chef your food is just amazing 10/10 for everything

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janice h
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“1st Time Ever......Poor Service and Food Also!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Feel sad putting up this review as for some 10 Years we have had nothing but GOOD Everything here. This might be a reminder to the Lovely Working Owners that when their normal standards have been so high........that ANY drop will be immediately Bad News!
Monday night...Steak Night...........The Male Servers were constantly chatting to themselves and forgetting customers including us. Had to remind them for Drinks,then Cutlery, then Menus, then taking orders. Steaks for once were not cooked to order but we did not complain......The Med.Rare was Med to well. The Med was well done. Maybe a bad night all round. Getting the bill took two asks, then nobody came to table for payment. Two other customers in conservatory also had to come inside to settle bills.
WE will certainly return and hope this review puts nobody off from this place. Hopefully it was a poor team this time as usually the staff are first class.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CastleBoy50
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