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The Seahorse

52-54 The Street, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8BU +44 1483478539

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Very friendly, food was excellent and unhurried. First visit and will definitely go back...

Douglas Streatfield 17 February 2017
from Guildford

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The oldest pub in the village of Shalford, The Seahorse was converted to an alehouse in the mid-18th century. Today, it is a refurbished gastro pub serving modern British fare with a Mediterranean touch. Inside, exposed wooden beams on the ceilings, leather armchairs, a bar area & roaring fireplaces provide a homey atmosphere to enjoy a drink or a traditional Sunday roast.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Seahorse menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest available ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Seahorse bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Seahorse in Surrey is a 9-minute walk from Shalford Railway Station.

The Seahorse

52-54 The Street, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8BU

Contact +44 1483514351
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4.1 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
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  • dinner (14)
  • lunch (13)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Douglas Streatfield from Guildford

    Very friendly, food was excellent and unhurried. First visit and will definitely go back...

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Bruce Coleman from Borough of Guildford

    The menu is over ambitious in our opinion. The French onion soup was extremely hot (taste wise) and had no cheese. Not FOS in my virw. The fennel was only the top strands, no body so very disappointing. Overall, they failed to deliver. And it wasn't cheap.

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Ed Mitchell from London

    Very characterful and good food. We wanted to move tables and staff very helpful. Very friendly service. Great venue for a weekend pub lunch.

  • ((((* 9 January 2017 by John Dulle from Wonersh

    The Sunday roast was excellent and the service was great too.

  • ((*** 26 December 2016 by Lynn Talbot from Guildford

    The table was for 7 people only 6 place settings. (Phoned ahead to change it) asked for 2 bottles of water only 6 glasses brought an 1 bottle not enough for all of us. Festive drinks menu - ordered a drink from here didn't have the candy floss to make it ordered another and didn't have the lime to make it. Told to order something without lime. Waiting staff, in particular the girl, very patronising and a tad rude. Accompaniments on the plate with the roast turkey were cold. Vegetables arrived late. Pork with scallops arrived with no sauce. Chocolate torte on Christmas menu stated it came with ice cream. The ice cream was scooped with a melon baller. Only half of a scoop too. Not worth even bothering in my opinion. Mainly melted by the time it turned up. It was meant to be a family Christmas treat. Overall we were very disappointed. Such a shame as we've been a few times before and it's been great. I don't think we will be returning. It would have been a nice gesture to offer us a free bottle or something to make up for the lack of available drinks and various mistakes. We didn't want to complain as the attitude of the waitress was not good. We wanted a jolly Christmas meal. Didn't happen : (

  • ((((( 20 December 2016 by Wendy Parker from Bristol

    Really enjoyed the food from the festive menu. The service was excellent.

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Angela Townshend from Guildford

    Mushroom starter was excellent
    I love the coffee and mini desserts.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Kim Dymond from Chilworth

    As ever the whole evening was delightful. Food was great, service was excellent and we all really enjoyed ourselves.

  • ((((* 11 December 2016 by Dana Dean from Nr. Billingshurst, West Sussex

    Haddock fish cake and a separate salad superb. Very difficult though to catch anyones eye to get an order in and indeed to pay. On both occasions I had to go up to the bar and the restaurant at 12.30am was not full.

  • (**** 6 December 2016 by Richard Duncan from Guildford

    The steak one of us ordered smelt and tasted as though it was going off and it was tough. It came with a portion of raw kale which had no dressing. Our starter which was chicken liver pate came with three very this slices of bread, not toasted. The room was very cold.We complained and they took the steak and coffee off the bill which was generous and appreciated.

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