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The Keep

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29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
+44 1483 450600
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the pub restaurant recently. The food was fine but the state of the men's toilets was a disgrace. There was grime and dirt over the exposed outlet pipes and cubicle sides The pipes could be boxed in to avoid this hygiene risk. The toilet pan was dirty with heavy staining from hard water calcium deposits and needs replacing.... More 

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Thank Geoffrey R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub not long ago to be largely disappointed about the lack of ales and taps on! When we entered the landlady didn't even get up off her seat to welcome us - we didn't even get a hello. It took her at least 5 minutes to get off her phone and serve us - to which we... More 

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Thank Ella S
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Intimate pub. Great location. Good real ales but a small selection of options. Seems very friendly place.

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Thank Jackfruity
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The only pub I really like in Guildford, I go here at least once a week. Kozel beer is very nice. I wouldn't call it a restaurant as much of a pub but the food is simple and good value.

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Thank hobo-john2000
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

just off the main shopping area in Guildford is the Keep. Not the biggest bar but does have a small outside smoking area. At the time of our visit what appeared to be the chef was smoking at the entrance to the garden area causing smoke to penetrate the bar area. There were two real ales on of which I... More 

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Thank Neil H
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A great evening at The Keep Pub, Castle Street. For those who wanted a meal before the tasting event there was a special "American" menu prepared by our hostess Jane Lyons. The Whisky Shop Guildford and Tom Hodgkiss from High-Spirits hosted an amazing event at The Keep Pub. The evening was a huge success and everyone enjoyed themselves. This Pub... More 

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Thank Lynette A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Came here with friends for drinks (the last time we came here we thought it was a pleasant place to chill out). The time we came wasn’t busy and yet staff members took us by surprise by being very rude. There is a certain way of saying things – no politeness whatsoever to the point we were all taken aback.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A very informative evening being entertained by Phil Hutchinsons who gave a talk on The Guildford Castle. We saw some amazing pictures. The free snacks were lovely, thank you Jane and Brian. A big thank you to all the organisors and well done !

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Thank Lynette A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I've been a regular at the Keep for some time now and always enjoy its ambience.The staff are friendly,the food & drink always good and reasonably priced and the Guildford Town Past and Present meetings are great fun for local historians.

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Thank Ben D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This may turn out to be a nice surprise when you order food. The portions are generous and the salads are great. There aren't a lot of veggie options on the menu. It's a nice quiet place with a small outdoor space. The staff is friendly. If you are a non smoker the smell coming in from the outside may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 450600

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