If the DIY espresso martini kits don’t get you through the door of this beautifully restored heritage building in the heart of Guildford, then the uptempo, eat-it-with-one-hand pub grub – pea and ham hock croquettes, cheeseburger spring rolls and sticky pork bao – will.
With her belvedere tower and baroque façade, The Guildford was first built in the 19th century and has been completely restored after being razed by a fire in 2008. Re-opening in 2016, today she features two stories of original exposed brick, repurposed timber, brass finishes and recovered décor throughout.
Enjoy a feast in the courtyard under the retractable roof, after work drinks in the beer garden, a martini in the chesterfield lounge or a surprise celebration in the Vaudeville Room.
A broad and bold beverage list of beer, cider, wine and specially crafted concoctions changes regularly, and the no-bookings policy (except for groups and functions) means you can wander in anytime for a drink or a meal.