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The Drummond

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
+44 1483 579395
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came as a party of 4 on the first Sunday after the relaunch. Staff were friendly and efficient, service was excellent and the food was lovely! We ordered 1 nut roast, 1 half-chicken, 1 pork/beef mixed roast and a cod and chips, plus extra cauliflower cheese and leeks. Food all came out at the same time, hot, and portion... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night and it was great - the new look is really good (looking forward to trying out the new space out the back in summer!), and the food was lovely - great quality and very reasonably priced. (I had the pork belly/ribs with chorizo bubble&squeak - highly recommend it!) It's so nice to still have a... More 

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Thank SMMcK
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. We are pleased you had a lovely meal and evening with us last night and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Edinburgh
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Drummond as it is local, has friendly staff and the revamp is great! However, it seems the prices have also been revamped...the increase in prices e.g. the house wine is a bit of a let down (from £5.75 to £6.95 approx. for the same wine three weeks ago) - I paid less for a large glass in... More 

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Thank Charlie T
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your comments- we appreciate your feedback. We recently conducted a market review and following this some of our prices have increased. However, even with the price increases we still pride ourselves as one of the most competitively priced pubs for both food and drink within Guildford and we hope this is conveyed in the quality of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With many pubs in Guildford the Drummond is the one you want to visit every day. Excellent service with friendly and efficient staff, amazing food, superb ambience, the best garden, great location - simply my favourite, the best! Thx

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Thank mariusz s
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments- we are really pleased you had a lovely experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New brews and excellent food. Great new look makes my local so fresh and inviting!!!! Great place for dinner or drinks with friends.

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Thank Wayne P
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the new look of the pub. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drummond has been closed for 3 weeks for a refurb but they certainly weren't sitting around drinking tea everyday. Everything has been refreshed but the star is definitely the reworked garden including the completely new additional area (see photo) situated behind the 'old' garden where the car park used to be. With the new garden area including individual sheds... More 

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Thank Gairn K
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive comments - we're pleased you love the pub and look forward to seeing you again soon. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Meet up with several friends on a wet and grey Sunday afternoon My nut roast was delicious could have done with a bit more gravy but really enjoyed it.We were a group of 8 every one enjoyed there meals not everyone had roast. It was quick service with friendly staff very relaxing and we weren't rushed to leave You can... More 

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Thank Sharon D
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send in a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon. Many thanks, Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Manila, Philippines
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262 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Along a busy road where outside you can park for two hours. My colleagues Smoked Salmon sandwich looked good, however my coffee was not a latte as ordered. Service was cheerful. Mid afternoon on a grey windswept day everything felt somewhat drab. A little nondescript....I am sure it is better in the evening. Fidelscastrol.

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Thank Fidelscastrol
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send us a review. We are sorry that the coffee you ordered wasn't as ordered- we would have been more than happy to change this for you. We hope you pop in again soon. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner decided to have a quick drink in the drummond as we were on our way back home. Walked in and straight away walked into a lovely warm pub and greeted by a young lady and a gent who looked like they were enjoying work. Went to the bar straight away to be served by the young... More 

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Thank Eng8669
Drummond_2016TA, Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send us a review. We are pleased that you had a lovely visit and we look forward to you returning soon. Craig Ballantyne General Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Used to come here a few years ago and it was great but on a recent trip to Guildford we were left disappointed. Staff were rude and didn't acknowledge us standing at the bar when we were the only ones. We ordered some food which was left on the table in silence without offer of condiments. When we got up... More 

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Thank Emma D
Drummond_2016TA, General Manager at The Drummond, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send us a review. We are surprised to hear that condiments were not offered to you- we apologise that this was the case and for the hair which you found. We are aware that some of the current furnishing need updating- we are actually undertaking a refurb over the coming weeks so hopefully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-56 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 579395
Description
The cream of Guildford pubs.You'll find The Drummond just outside Guildford Cricket Club, but you won't find another like it. There's always something good on, even if it's just in the culinary sense, so park yourself on one of our old-school bar stools and indulge in a plate of superb seasonal pub food, which you can see being freshly prepared in our open kitchen. Plus we've got more wines, spirits and speciality beers than you can shake a wicket keeper at. Put it this way, we know our Pilsner from our Peroni.
Thank you to everyone that takes the time to review us! We appreciate all feedback and look forwards to seeing you again soon or meeting you for the first time.

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