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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a Tuesday lunchtime. We were travelling westwards along the A3 and found this pub just by chance when we saw a roadside board. A historic pub with lots of character situated on the the banks of the River Wey. It was cosy inside with open fires in the various rooms. Excellent, friendly service and the food was...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just booked lunch here on recommendation from a friend and explained we had a dog. When we turned up, we were shown to a tiny table literally in the corridor under the reception desk, nowhere near the bar or the dining area. The waitress seemed surprised that we didn't want to sit in the corridor and explained that was all...

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claudia s, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Dear Timvirdee, Please do accept my apologies if there had been any miscommunication regarding your table reservation on Saturday. I am not sure if when your booking was taken it was explained the only table we had available was in our snug area and I would sincerely like to apologise if that wasn't case. I believe I spoke with you...

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at The Stag on the River just before christmas, lovely Inn, the rooms were well equipped and comfortable, great big shower too great comfortable room, bed was comfortable also, all in all lovely room, all recently been refurbished. We had a lovely meal tgere too, food was excelkent. Staff helpful and friendly. Location by the river was very pretty....

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Chessington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met for a lunch with old friends. Very impressed with the ambience. But the Game Terrine and Steak and mushroom pie were average Three of our group had the risotto starter (wild mushrooms and chestnut) but had some hard nut pieces. These were taken off the bill Overall an average experience

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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

As per heading; great historical ambience, super helpful friendly staff, directed us to staff car park as it was nearer to our room and easier for our luggage, local real ales, including a complimentary bottle in the room on arrival, food superb, lovely spacious room (we had the biggest one), we only stayed for one night but wish it had...

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London, England
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed for one night in one of the rooms at the Stag. The stay started off very nice, with a friendly welcome and a very nice dinner in the pub. The dinner service was friendly and quick. When we retired to bed, unfortunately we found the bed to be very uncomfortable. The mattress was clearly in desperate need of...

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claudia s, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Dear DanInTheBeerGarden, Thank you for providing us with your feedback, I am sorry to read there were certain areas of your stay that caused discomfort and disappointment, but I was glad to read your positive feedback too. Please be assured we are looking into the concerns regarding the mattress following from comments this was swiftly actioned. I understand our manager...

Chiddingfold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Eaten a number of times this year. Have tried steaks, fish chicken and vegetarian.. All well presented and very tasty.Wide selection of drinks and dog friendly (best as ever to advise in advance)..Well worth a visit.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped here for lunch, never again.The steak sandwich I had was inedible due to the toughness of steak which you could not cut refused replacement as my wife had nearly finished her meal. We visited here 3 years ago when I was on crutches and complained about the disabled access to toilets as well as to dining sadly there has...

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claudia s, General Manager at The Stag on the River, responded to this review

Dear gu284sx, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Stag on the River. I was sorry to read of your disappointment with your Steak sandwich and I was sorry that you didn't have the replacement offered to help rectify this. I do understand your frustration at the limited easy access we have in some...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have just been to this lovely establishment for dinner. This is a beautiful place in a lovely setting. The staff were extremely polite, attentive and thoughtful. The food was excellent (my vegetarian option of stuffed beef tomato was particularly unusual and really tasty - and well-priced). Very dog-friendly too!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Called in for a small bite at lunchtime whilst waiting for the vet Wish it had been the summer As next to the river, the location is good and the sound of the water really peaceful Our meals were starters, supplemented with chips and a salad Really nice, with good service and good beer in a lovely roomed space and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Stag on the River

Address: Lower Eashing Road, Godalming GU7 2QG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Godalming
Price Range: $145 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Stag On The River Hotel Godalming
The Stag On The River England/Godalming, UK
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“Don't know, we only sa three of the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 127Les, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the room called Peper Harrow. Avoid until bed is replaced.”
 of 5 bubbles DanInTheBeerGarden, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not go if you have a mobility problem”
 of 5 bubbles gu284sx, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be noisy from the cold store fan at night.”
 of 5 bubbles fcotters, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For more space, ask for the family room if available.”
 of 5 bubbles potteringharry, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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