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The Olive Tree

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Bar, British, Pub
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Sutton Green Road | Sutton Green, Guildford GU4 7QD, England
+44 1483 729999
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this place by chance, when escaping traffic on the A3 on a cold, dark evening, at about 5.20pm so wasn't crowded. And we were able to get the prime seat on a sofa in front of the wood fire. Great! The friendly staff kindly lent us an electric plug. And the chef, who had arrived early, was good enough... More 

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Birmingham
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been having family dinners here for some years. We missed a couple of years and decided to return. A big mistake, new owners and not an improvement, we always found the menu innovative but it is now so bland and run of mill and when we tasted ugh, Thai crab cakes that tasted of nothing , certainly not... More 

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1 Thank Agvickery
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you did not have as good an experience of many other of our customers. It was a particularly busy session, but this is not excuse. I am disappointed that you mention that the menu is not innovative particularly as we strive to offer a number of exciting specials each day.... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olive Tree used to be a down at heel pub on the road to know where.But has been transformed into a destination of choice,specialising in fresh fish and locally sourced products.Friendly,attentive staff and beautifully presented food with taste and flavour.Cosy log fire in the winter adds to the ambience.Located on the outskirts of Woking on the old Guildford road... More 

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Thank Ray H
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Hi Ray thank you so much for this excellent review and so nice to hear that we are your destination of choice. We hope to see you many times in future. very best wishes Dave and the team More 

London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for two. Visitn again after a long absence as this establishment has been taken over numerous times. Gave it a try. Sadly, and really sadly, it was dreadful. No atmosphere, a really stark bleak dining area, no curtains or soft furnishings, voices relaly echoed around, our fish was undercooked and we sent it back, it wa such a disappointent.... More 

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2 Thank Holly021
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Dear Holly I am very sorry to read your review and a little perplexed that you had a bad experience in the context of so many really fantastic reviews over the last few weeks. Please can you give us the opportunity of making amends by contacting me on davehall25@hotmail.com. Dave More 

Gui
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for some time now and it is always fantastic. There's something for everyone, from a casual drink to a special occasion dinner. The staff are very friendly and the food is superb. I would highly recommend the seafood chowder - divine.

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Thank Nicky A
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Hi Nicky thank you for your review which means a lot to us. It is great to hear that you are a regular visitor and I hope you have joined the VIP club (free to join) as we give a £10 discount voucher for every £200 spent. Hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on recommendation of friend, restaurant area appeared a little cold on the atmosphere front. Warm welcome from staff who unfortunately gave us cheese instead of butter for the rustic bread before the starter. The food was nice, hot and ample quantity. Good menu selection, served quickly. Great staff, friendly and very attentive. Seafood chowder, fillet of halibut with vegetables... More 

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Thank alan8498
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you Alan for your kind review and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the food and between you tried a variety of the dishes. The Olive Tree does get busy later in the evenings and weekends. The pub benefits from a design that seeks to cushion the noise levels so that diners can hear each other even in the larger... More 

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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 7 of us dined here on a Saturday evening. Food was great and arrived quickly. Staff were good with regular service despite a full pub. Lovely Hogs Back T.E.A. on tap... mmm. I'd gladly return here, seems like a lovely pub and we all enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Chris H
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for taking the time to post a review. It means a lot to the whole team to get this feedback. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Olive Tree last Sunday for lunch with my wife and Son (19 months). We hadn't booked but they managed to find a table for us in the bar area. We ordered our food and drinks from the lovely staff and as we hadn't been there before didn't know what to expect. WOW.. our food was stunning; my... More 

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DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you Nicholas for this kind and comprehensive review. I'm really pleased you had a superb meal. You may not know it but the pub is a very short walk to the Wey Valley Navigation passing by horses, ducks, boats and is a really nice walk with a push chair before heading back to the Olive Tree for a visit.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch, great food, well kept beer and friendly good service. Very accommodating for dogs and children.

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1 Thank Thomas R
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you so much Thomas for this review. Hope to see you and the family again very soon. More 

Woking
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited on a Friday lunchtime for the first time with my wife and two kids (both under 5). We had a super meal, with attentive and genuinely friendly service. Kids meals in particular were great value, I recommend the kids lasagne! My "daily special" fish and veg were perfectly cooked and seasoned, chips spot-on, my wife's fishcakes were yummy. It... More 

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Thank bwaadass
DaveyH2, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased that you and the family had a lovely time. From 1st December, not only will we have the normal menu (including the kid's lasagne) but we have the Christmas menu as well. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sutton Green Road | Sutton Green, Guildford GU4 7QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 729999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?