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The White Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
+44 1483 202518
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“lasagne” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
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Reviewed today

being coming to this pretty Surrey for a few years now as a pleasant day trip from London. Today we surveyed this pub and weren't disappointed. Great selection of Sunday roasts, nice cider and very prompt and friendly service.

Thank mconnor042
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent Fullers pub in the town, great service, amazing ales, cosy and warm with professional and friendly service.

Thank Stephen C M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this pub, always busy with a great atmosphere when we’ve visited. Highly recommend the Bubble and Squeak and fish pie. All very reasonably priced.

Thank kodabear75
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here with a friend. It is set in a beautiful village and is a very olde worldy building.We were greeted on arrival and shown to our table. The waitress was very pleasnt and attentive the whole time. The food we ordered was beautifully cooked,...More

Thank londonsilverlady
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic atmosphere and environment. Food and service is good, good quality and selections on menu.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank mgolding1971
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lazy lunch with my family today, enjoyed a few pints of the Tillingbourne brewery and we all had lunch in the bar area, which was nice! Will be back

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner & I decided to go to Shere for the day yesterday & researched the White Horse as an option for lunch. We booked last Thursday & so glad we did! As we arrived there was a sign saying 'completely full' so it was...More

Thank HelloCat_91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant atmosphere and tasty food. There was no available tables in the restaurant as you have to book in advance on weekends due to the high demand but it was not an issue and we could sit and order food in the bar area.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank Warren C
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to write us a very kind review. We really appreciate it and are very glad you enjoyed your visit to us! Sorry we couldn't accommodate you in the restaurant this time! Hope to see you again soon, Many Thanks,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb pub in quaint village of Shere, food was best I ever had and service was fantastic, will definitely be returning even though it’s over an hours drive for me x

Review collected in partnership with Chef & Brewer
Thank Hayleylouise99
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for writing such kind words, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit with us. And we are even more greatful you travelled so far! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Many Thanks,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old pub with beams and atmosphere and good seating. Good menu and tasty food, with great friendly service

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank captnkirk
Hannah S, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for writing us this lovely review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks,

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Questions & Answers
10 February 2018|
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Response from PhilWill38 | Reviewed this property |
No. Your best bet is to park in the main carpark and walk depending on how fast you walk takes about 5 min's. You might be lucky and find a spot on street somewhere. Hope you enjoy your visit to Shere if you go frequently... More
Chloe G
30 November 2017|
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Response from Hannah S | Property representative |
Table 8!!
16 April 2017|
Response from Ben M | Property representative |
Hi glad your thinking of choosing us to celebrate your birthday but we don't actually supply birthday cakes we have options on our desert menu or failing that you are more than welcome to bring g your own cake. Many... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford  >  Shere
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 202518
  • E-mail
Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse.It's hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic. One of Hollywood's most romantic films 'The Holiday,' starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there. In fact, the charms of Shere have lured the creators of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' and 'The Wedding Date' and 'Molly Moon' too.In its former life, The White Horse was a 15th century farmhouse called: 'The Cripps,' and it became an inn sometime in the 17th century. It is also rumoured to be a former smugglers' pub after a secret cellar was discovered during extensive renovations. Authentic timbers taken from Nelson's ship, 'Victory,' are thought to be part of the pub, and there are also some traditional village stocks on the premises too.Inside, private spaces, nooks and crannies set the scene for romantic dining whilst, outside, a shaded courtyard ensures the perfect setting for eating al fresco. Come rain or shine, The White Horse is a must for lovers of traditional British country pubs. Recent filming in Shere: 26th October till 9th November 2012 Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist. Starring: Raffey Cassidy as Molly, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley manville, Emily Waston, Ben Miller, Celia imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Sadie Frost, Joa Collins. June 2012 A Mother's Son - Television 1st May 2012 The Last Weekend: Filming took place in the Sqare, Shere. 2008 Filth, The Mary Whitehouse Story 2006 The Holiday 2005 The Wedding Date (romantic comedy)starring: Debra messing, Dermot Mulroney 2004 Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason, starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent Bridget Jones- Press Reports (icSurrey Dec 4,2003, by John Williams) Hollywood descended on St James' Church, Shere, for the filming of a major British film. International stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, as well as a host of British comic actors, were involved in the filming of the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary in the village. Two hundred extras and crew bustled around the normally peaseful streets as a crowd of expectant onlookers jostled to see the celebrities. Tonnes of false snow were sprayed over the church and graveyard and throughout the morning the village experienced an early-winter blizzard. Several police officers attended the site to control the lorries that served the set and to try and contain the paparazzi photographers who were there to snap the stars. 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1990 Bullseye! Starring Roger Moore & Michael Caine. Directed by Michael Winner 1985 Reunion at Fairborough. Starring Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr 1972 The Fuling Class. Starring Peter O'Toole & Alistair Sim 1965 The Earth Dies Screaming 1961 On The Fiddle (Released in USA under the title Operation Snafu). Starring Sean Connery 1957 The Passionate Stranger 1946 A Matter of Life and Death. Starring David Niven 1918 Hearts of the World is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, Robert Harron, Marry Harron.
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