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The Stag on the River
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Godalming
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Recommended by local friends, so thought we'd book for my birthday lunch.
Due to the closure of A3 at Guildford, had to take a long detour and got slightly lost! anyway, phoned ahead to explain our predicament. The lady was most helpful and gave us some directions and our late arrival would not be a problem. The riverside setting is lovely and we spent a long leisurely lunch under the large umbrellas, enjoying lovely food and wine. The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly and we will certainly return! (oh and Andy Murray becoming the Wimbledon men's champion helped the celebrations!)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Arrived at 22.00 to a very warm welcome from Lizi at reception, who showed us to our room.
How quaint. This is an 18c inn, and the walls and floors, on a slant, show it beautifully.

Well appointed, small bedroom, and good bathroom with quality toiletries and large fluffy towels. A

As a welcoming bottle of Hoggs Back Ale with two glasses had been left for us, we went and sat at a table by the river, relaxing to the sound of running water.

Breakfast next morning, and my wife and I had the dining room to ourselves for a great continental breakfast.

We returned at 12.00 for lunch, and again sat by the river, the pub slowly filling with diners, all being well attended to by the staff, who were all very accommodating and cheerful.

What more could one wish for?.........and how quintessentially English!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Definitely not your run of the mill inn room and a lovely setting directly on the river. Our room and bathroom were very clean, nicely decorated and well appointed. The service was friendly and efficient throughout our stay. We booked their Sunday night dinner, bed and breakfast special (Three course dinner, no exclusions from their main menu, expanded continental breakfast and en-suite room) and thought this was exceptionally good value for £95.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stuarto99
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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed last weekend in this pub that offers nice rooms. The location is great, the pub offers good meals, breakfast, wine, ice creams and of course beer. The terrace is beautiful. Only...the beds are a bit small for 2 people. Big thumb up for the personnel, very kind. We were a group and we all enjoyed it. I would definitely advice a short stay, also just for a meal

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Having waited 45 minutes for our lunch of pate and sardines ( Waitress"Sorry I forgot to put order in!!) I then tried to get to toilet on crutches ,no disabled or easy access here,made it but left without waiting for sweet or coffee> Manageress apologetic but suggested that disabled should book in advance perhaps then they will find disabled parking space as there is not a designated one .Will refer to District Council and County Council

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Had lunch with wife and three friends yesterday. Lunch was very good: service efficient and friendly; food was tasty pub fare eg upmarket burger, fish and chips, and a good range of fresh salads. Also, some interesting items on the specials board which changes every day, and a really enticing list of desserts. But the one thing that distinguished this attractive, traditional pub in a great setting by the river is the service. One of us had a problem with the main course as it did not match the menu description. Not only did the manageress immediately replace the meal with a completely fresh one but, without any prompting whatever, insisted that she would discount the dish from our bill. This was done without fuss. An Impressive response and we thanked her for her professional approach. So, a great find and we've already booked our next visit.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

We got married at nearby St Martha's church and had our reception at The Stag in April. The staff were absolutely superb - both on the day and during the preceding months when the owner, Mark, went above and beyond to help us organise the day.

No request from us was too much and both the service and the food could not be faulted - our guests (74 of them) were very impressed with their food and the whole day went very smoothly as a result of the staff's hard work.

We booked all of the rooms for the night, and there were very comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We've read the negative comments on Trip Advisor about some of the rooms and they certainly don't paint a picture that we recognise.

One example of where The Stag pulled out all the stops on our big day was when catering for one of our guests who had specific dietary requirements - the chef could have gone for the easy salad option but instead came up with a tasty meal for her. This was emblematic of the kind of service and support The Stag is becoming well-known for.

We've been back since and can't wait to go back for a meal soon! Try it - you wont be disappointed!

James and Amber

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Stag on the River

Address: Lower Eashing Road, Godalming GU7 2QG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Godalming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Godalming
Price Range: £83 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stag on the River is an authentic and charming riverside pub set in the beautiful Surrey country side just outside of the town of Godalming. It has seven letting bedrooms all with their own ensuite facilities, unique character and tasteful decoration. Inspiring, rustic and hearty food and drink made from the best ingredients our local land has to offer awaits those who stay for dinner and a drink. You will always receive the warmest of welcomes at the Stag ....... ... more   less 
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