7 Best Pubs In Guildford For A Classic Pub Lunch In The Summer

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There’s nothing like a lovely pub lunch with your friends in the sun, and luckily for students, there are plenty of pubs in Guildford to choose from.

Whether you want to treat yourself during the day after a lecture, or you fancy a change from your luxury student accommodation – you’re spoilt for choice!

Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than a hearty Sunday lunch to get you through your day, right?

We’ve done our research and found the 7 best pubs in Guildford, perfect for a classic pub lunch in the summer.

Let’s take a look at our contenders!

1. Red Lion Inn

 The Green, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UB

Red Lion Inn Pubs Guildford

Although this particular pub is just outside of Guildford and takes around 10 minutes to get here by car – it’s so worth it!

The Red Lion Inn pub in Shamley Green is in a fabulous location surrounded by plenty of greenery.

Visiting here gives you a calm and serene escape from busy uni life, with delicious food to match…what more could you want?

Whether you fancy sitting outdoors with the sun shining, or want a cosier vibe indoors with open fires and wooden beams, the choice is yours.

From the menu, we’d highly recommend the slow-cooked belly pork with Toulouse sausage, three bean cassoulet and crispy kale.

Their vegan curry is fantastic too, definitely worth a try after a busy day of studying!

Finish your meal off with a cheeky dessert, like a Nutella & white chocolate cheesecake for extra indulgence.

2. The Queen’s Head Guildford

The St, East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RY

The Queen's Head

Less than 5 miles from Guildford Town Centre, The Queen’s Head is one of the fabulous pubs in Guildford in an ideal location.

In the picturesque village of East Clandon, The Queen’s Head offers seasonal menus containing yummy locally sourced ingredients.

It’s a classic cosy Guildford pub in a super relaxing environment, perfect for any stressed-out students!

FYI, we’d definitely recommend their burgers if you’re in the mood for something super-indulgent, all served in a brioche pun with chips.

If you’d prefer a Sunday roast, you can choose between a loin of English pork and roast sirloin of English beef!

If that isn’t enough to make your mouth water, all Sunday roasts are served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal veggies and rich red wine gravy.

3. The White House

 8 High St, Guildford GU2 4AJ

The White House

Just a short 6-minute drive from your cosy luxury accommodation, The White House is another Guildford pub you need to visit with your mates.

With stunning views over the River Wey from the terraces, pop on your sunglasses and sip on a nice soothing beverage.

They have a variety of yummy side dishes from triple cooked chips with parmesan aioli or a chorizo scotched egg with paprika aioli.

For main courses, why not try the steamed mussels or the classic Chalcroft Farm beef burger?

4. The Drummond

55-56 Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RF

The Drummond Pubs Guildford

This cosy Guildford pub is just a 15-minute walk from your cosy accommodation, ideal for a spot of lunch!

Their classic British pub menu is perfect for a mid-week treat, a yummy brunch or a slow and chilled Sunday.

They also have a selection of bar snacks which is great if you don’t feel like eating a great deal and would rather a few drinks.

Highlights on the main menu include the seafood linguine, crispy pork belly and the vegan beyond-meat burger!

Got a sweet tooth? When you’ve finished your meal, why not treat yourself to a warm Belgian chocolate brownie – mmmmm.

5. The Keep

29 Castle St, Guildford GU1 3UW

The Keep Pubs Guildford

Just a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive from your luxury accommodation, The Keep is one of our favourite pubs in Guildford!

Whether it’s a plain sandwich or a roast dinner with all the trimmings, The Keep has it all, cooked with the finest ingredients.

Their homemade chilli con carne is absolutely delicious and bursting with flavour, great if you want some added kick to your lunch!

If you want to keep things simple yet delicious, why not opt for a classic jacket potato with a filling of your choice?

Choose from cheese, cheese & bacon, sausage & beans or cheese & beans – yummy.

6. Three Pigeons

112-116 High St, Guildford GU1 3HQ

Three Pigeons

Just at the top of Guildford’s pretty high street is Three Pigeons, it’s actually been there since the 18th century!

Fancy a spot of tea or some afternoon brunch? The Three Pigeons is one of our chosen pubs in Guildford because it truly has it all.

They are currently serving food from 11am-10pm and have a variety of different menus to choose from depending on your mood.

With the main menu, lunch menu, brunch menu, grazing menu, Sunday menu and drinks menu – the world is your oyster!

Not feeling that hungry? Why not choose a small plate or something to share? They have nachos – what a winner.

Main meals include classic pub grub dishes such as scampi & chips, fish & chips, steak & ale pie and many more.

7. The King’s Head

27 King’s Road, Guildford GU1 4JW

The King's Head Pubs Guildford

Prepare for serious cosy vibes at The Kings Head in Guildford with tasty sharing plates and a cosy pub garden.

Their sharing plates consist of dishes like nachos, plant-based nachos and crispy chicken wings – yummy!

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic lunch or brunch, this place has it all, from sharing bars to bar snacks in the evening.

The best part about this pub in Guildford though? It has a great chilled vibe, perfect if you want to relax after a long day at uni.

With all the meals cooked from locally sourced ingredients, you’ll be missing out if you don’t visit here with your mates!

We hope you found these 7 best pubs in Guilford recommendations useful because there’s nothing better than a nice cosy lunch after a busy day. If your belly isn’t rumbling after reading this, we haven’t done our jobs correctly! After some essential pasta recipes? Check out our latest blog for some top tips and ideas.