Restaurant review (1)
Visited the Stag on the River for a family reunion with old friends (party of 11). We all arrived a little late and Im sure we didnt sit down until after the time we had booked but were not made to feel hurried in any way. The menu was excellent - too many nice dishes to choose from - and the prices about right. The one dish (a fruit crumble) which did disappoint was generously exchanged for free tea and coffee all round later in the afternoon. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and a beautiful position which must be glorious in the Summer months
B & B review (2)
Most of our party returned home at the end of the afternoon but my husband and I had booked a room to save us driving home that night. We had booked the family room (the only room still available) and it was wonderfully spacious. Everything seems very new so I guess the room has not long been refurbished. Very clean with a huge comfy bed with goose down duvet and crisp covers, plenty of heat and a modern bathroom with most excellent shower. The decor was good and the best I can describe it would be traditional hunting lodge meets modern hotel.
After a drink in the bar we retired to bed early and the noise from downstairs at that point was quite loud. No surprise and not a problem as this is a pub and to be expected -but when everyone had gone home all was very quiet until morning. No traffic noise from the very quiet lane on which the pub is situated. Had a very good night's sleep.
A complimentary bottle of beer was in our room on arrival but there was no bottle opener provided :o(
There was a complete lack of information in the room, including Fire instructions (are these things not compulsory?).
The rather interesting coffee/tea machine which looked so hopeful actually appeared to be broken. Either that or we NEEDED INSTRUCTIONS which were lacking. So, no early morning tea for me
Breakfast - was really lovely - served in a corner of the restaurant overlooking the garden and river. Self service selection - simple but effective. As it was a Sunday we were able to pay £5 for a cooked breakfast which we did and that was delicious. There was no fruit of any kind (nearest thing was a yoghurt). Not a problem for us but I know some people prefer to start the day with something healthy.
Staff were all very friendly and helpful without being intrustive.
All in all we had a super night away and would most definitely return given the chance.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Stag On The River Hotel Godalming
- The Stag On The River Godalming, Surrey