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The Seahorse

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

((((* British
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
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 good food.I mentioned a seed allergy to the waiter and the chef came and explained that there were chilli seeds in the dressing.Ha made an alternative with grapefruit and ginger which was very very good.

Ann Fowler 14 March 2017
from Horley

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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
Reservations +44 1483478539

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Customer reviews for The Seahorse

4.0 ((((* (based on 30 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (18)
  • dinner (17)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 24 June 2017 by Jeffery from Godalming

    Good service. Fairly average pub meal. Could have been hotter. We had to ask for some more gravy since the firstlot was almost cold.

  • (((** 9 June 2017 by Sue Beardwood from Guildford

    Nice decor and good location but neither food nor service were great

  • (((** 27 March 2017 by Mrs B from Guildford

    Took my 83 year old mother to dinner here. Hadn't been for a few years as it was great when it first opened then went down hill so we stopped going. Greeted by friendly staff, but annoyingly, our server repeatedly called us 'guys' which was annoying bearing in mind my mothers age, and oddly referred to my husband as sir! Food was all ok - my mother said the steak and ale pie was good, I had sea bass which was fine although the leaks were tough and stringy. We had to ask for drinks twice which interrupts the conversation as you are constantly looking out for a server. We were given completely the wrong bill, which if the server had looked at properly, he would have realised immediately. Then he never came back and my husband had to go and find someone to pay. All in all it was fine but we wouldn't hurry back as the service is a a bit chaotic and the food wasn't good enough to make up for it. Shame, as I think the staff are quite well meaning - they just need proper training.

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Ann Fowler from Horley

    very good food.I mentioned a seed allergy to the waiter and the chef came and explained that there were chilli seeds in the dressing.Ha made an alternative with grapefruit and ginger which was very very good.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Matt from Guildford


  • ((((( 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 : (

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