The Horse & Groom

(12 Reviews)
Epsom Road, Guildford, South East England, GU1 2RG
Modern British, European, Mediterranean
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Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

With wooden benches for outdoor dining in warm weather, The Horse & Groom is a refurbished country-style pub serving a menu of modern British cuisine with a Mediterranean flavour. Sheepskin-lined seats, deep red walls & open log fires make the bar & restaurant area a rustic retreat.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Horse & Groom menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest 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 Horse & Groom bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Horse & Groom in Merrow is a 7-minute drive from London Road Guildford Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Horse & Groom
(based on 12 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (9)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (8)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (5)
  • By Beth C from Guildford
    1 March 2019

    The restaurant section is small but beautifully decorated. Warm and friendly atmosphere with an equestrian theme which I personally love. Really tasty dishes. Tastes fresh and homemade and worth waiting (and paying) for.

  • By Val H from Guildford
    19 November 2018

    Good food. Good service. Lovely atmosphere

  • By Sheila B from Guildford
    14 October 2018

    Very good

  • By Renny K from cobham
    14 February 2018

    We had the two course set menu - excellent value and good food. Service was both professional and friendly.

  • By Michael M from Guildford
    1 January 2017

    Roast dinner was very good

  • By Jan R from Guildford
    17 December 2016

    I had to change the booking time with quite short notice but the staff were very happy to oblige. The restaurant Christmas décor was stunning, The staff were very attentive and patient with us when we were slow to make a choice from the extensive menu. I chose steak and ale pie with mash and some very nicely cooked carrots and beetroot, it was delicious. All in all it was a very pleasant experience. The price was reasonable for very high quality dishes.

  • By Jo T from Surrey Heath District
    14 December 2016

    We came for a team lunch yesterday and I really didn't enjoy my food, the main and desert, which unfortunately spoilt the experience for me.

  • By Emma M from Guildford
    17 November 2016

    The restaurant is beautifully laid out, the welcome given and the service and food are always exceptional.

  • By Roy J from Guildford
    12 November 2016

    Great food, friendly service in a very pleaseant setting.

  • By Jeff W from Croydon
    9 October 2016

    Our welcome was good and the restaurant was clean and tidy , not very busy for a sunday lunchtime. VERY disappointed with the food, we ordered the roast beef which was very poor, my wife had 1 edible slice, the vegetable portions were paltry barely a spoon of cabbage and a few partly cooked carrots , not the honey glazed as described, the yorkshire was part cooked and the extra gravy we requested was chicken gravy. We did complain and were offered free desserts but avccepted a 50% reduction in the bill. Luckily we were not hungry but will never return there.Def one to avoid, the next table were having problems with the high chair that they requested but was not available although the place was empty!

Restaurant Location Map
The Horse & Groom
Epsom Road, Guildford, South East England, GU1 2RG

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