Inn on the Lake

(30 Reviews)
Ockford Road, Godalming, South East England, GU7 1RH


Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 23:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 23:00
Friday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Tucked away in the historic town of Godalming, Inn on the Lake offers al fresco dining with beautiful lakeside views. Serving a menu of modern British cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, this refurbished gastro pub also comprises a large bar area with wooden and stone floors, nostalgic black-and-white artwork on the walls, and roaring fireplaces, as well as an airy dining area with suede chairs and cosy banquettes.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the Inn on the Lake 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 Inn on the Lake bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

Inn on the Lake in Surrey is a 12-minute walk from Godalming Railway Station.

Customer reviews for Inn on the Lake
(based on 30 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (13)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (21)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (11)
  • views (9)
  • By Gill B from Godalming
    22 December 2019

    Very pleasant, though as it was so busy we had to wait rather a long time for our food. But the staff were very helpful and pleasant, and we all enjoyed it.

  • By Gwendolyn C from Godalming
    18 October 2019

    Staff were very decent but food ( vegan curry) was just spicy, pizza was grande and scallops & cauliflower divine! Was over charged for drinks by £37 so had a treat trying to settle the bill. Besides the small fiasco there it was a great time.

  • By Barbara smith S from Hambledon, Godalming
    14 October 2018

    Booking was really easy on line - much better than having to phone. The serving staff were very attentive and friendly. The seats were incredibly heavy - almost too heavy to move, which for some people could be a problem. The meal itself was very acceptable, we pre-booked 3 roasts, including a vegetarian option. Two of the party had roast beef which was really tough and difficult to cut, steak knives would have been helpful, but the rest of the meal was lovely. It was great to have a proper vegetarian option, instead of just a plate full of veg and no gravy. The nut roast tasted good but it was very soggy and would have been better a little more crispy. These are minor criticisms but I think it's better to give comprehensive feedback so that things can be improved. Where we sat there was a very low ceiling and wooden floors which meant the noise level was very high and made it impossible for us to hold a conversation. I would definitely recommend it for a Sunday roast as it was good value for money but I would advise not to sit where we did due to the noise. Finally, one of our party was disabled and really struggled to get up all the steps. People should be warned of this on the website.

  • By Fiona F from Godalming
    27 September 2018

    Excellent lunch out on a sunny terrace

  • By Francesca S from Godalming
    8 September 2018

    Love it here, we often pop in for a drink and pizza for the kids but on this occasion we were a large party of 11 for a birthday. The staff were attentive and friendly and were even happy for us to bring our own cake and provide the lighter/plates/forks etc. Great atmosphere and music.

  • By Tina B from Godalming
    17 February 2018

    Service very slow. 45 minute wait for starter. Then side dish came after main course when they should come together. Not great. Food average. Really expected better as it is not cheap.

  • By Adrian Y from Crewe
    26 November 2017

    A great venue, attentive staff and really nice food..glad we found it

  • By Cathie W from Ash
    1 October 2017

    Most delicious vegetarian roast dinner I have ever had. Good service, faultless.

  • By Lisa A from Wallington
    8 April 2017

    Food was good.

  • By Roz J from Surrey
    4 February 2017

    The lamb and salmon were excellent.

Restaurant Location Map
Inn on the Lake
Ockford Road, Godalming, South East England, GU7 1RH

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