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Ah yes the good old Boatman ;) The pub itself had 2 barmaids working which was a bonus ;) Although any sexual innunedo was avoided at all costs. Two ales stood out, one being a Hogs Back beer of some type, the other beer being a Tillingbourne Ale. The Tillingbourne was a decent pint of a beer as you'd expect. The pub was basically completely empty on an early Wednesday afternoon. Where do the people of the River Wey in Guildford go? A reasonably relaxing pub to have a drink in, although a little too gastro to my taste. Nothing much to look at for entertainment other than views of the River.
JabbingJubbly - 30 Jan 2013 15:12
Now 3 real ales on :)
EyeOfTheTigerBeer - 25 Jul 2012 17:20
i went into the pub today and saw what i think is the landlady screaming and her staff and at a customer i would say if you have children don't take them to this pub as they don't care about there language or about how they act in front of other customers i got called stupid by a guy who said he was the supervisor and when i asked to speak to some one else he said they will not care, there beer tasted horrible being a landlord my self it was as if they hadn't cleaned there lines in months. There half pint glasses are all dirty and wine glasses with watermarks.
If any one ask's to go to this pub (if you can call it that) i would prefer to go to weather spoons on a Friday night.
Danjohnson - 30 Apr 2012 00:52
the building itself is beautifull, and is ideally placed 10 mins walk out of the town centre. this place does look a bit 'gastro-pub' like inside, but its a decent gastro pub. i had great service and a nice IPA. in the sun sine the out side area by the river is wonderfull, and worth the visit for that alone. you feel 100 miles form guildford and can watch the slow boats and ducks go by, with the park and trees on the other bank. very very decent summer spot. Also, minimum amount taken on bank cards is £5 which is good, as its a fair walk back to the nearest cash point.
CHELSEA_on_tour - 27 Jul 2011 10:59
Looks a bit gastro but decent ales - Hammerpot HPA, Andwell Gold Muddler and Shere Drop (£3.30). Pleasant sitting by the river.
GuideDogSaint - 23 Jul 2011 21:45
Organised a gathering of 24 ex-colleagues for a re-union and specifically chose The Boatman because it serves Hogs Back Tea. Arrived at 6pm - No Tea! Told it would be back on after 1/2 hour, kept getting the same story all night. The staff seem unable to work the cellar as they eventually ran out of all Bitters and even one of the ciders by 11pm. It's a nice location but the staff need more training, whilst they were friendly enough they really should know the basics.
Mr_Tea - 1 Jul 2011 09:59
The best thing about this pub is definitely the riverside location. Very nice for sitting outside in the sunshine supping your drink.
The staff were friendly and efficient and drink prices were fairly average for Guildford (i.e, quite high!).
I wouldn't choose to eat here though as the prices are too high for what I could see coming out of the kitchen.
paullyp - 14 Jun 2011 15:16
A lovely spot for a Summer day with a reiverside terrace overlooking the Wey Navigation, good pint of Otter, on a weekend sunny day I should imagine its heaving though!
Hodge1 - 14 Jun 2011 05:59
Shere Drop and Otter ales on offer, a good pub with a terrace right on the river.

Good bar staff and prompt service, was very busy on a Sunday evening.
beershot - 11 Apr 2011 15:27
We met friends here for a drink and something to eat on Thursday afternoon. It was a lovely sunny day and the setting beside the canal was great. However, the food was not good. Three of our meals said they came with "salad". All that was on the plate was a few lettuce leaves and one cherry tomato! This is not what I expect from a salad. The cajun chicken I had was tiny and without any real taste and costing over £10 was very disappointing. This is the third time we have been disappointed in the food at this pub. We would go back for a drink but would not consider eating here again as the food is very poor and very overpriced for what you get.
aprilp - 7 Apr 2011 18:15
This pub us now the Boatman and previously Weyside which despite the old picture which at the time of writing is still displayed on this site. I would avoid this pub. We visited with friends for Sunday lunch. It was dead with lack of people and atmosphere. Plenty of unhelpful staff though.

The menus were wrapped in plastic and very basic but expensive offering. Tables and chairs cheap and nasty. Service was generally terrible with long waits despite the place being very quiet. During the courses our waitress must have gone for a cigarette break and returned stinking of stale tobacco.

The food was tasteless and awful. To top it all we asked for a selection of the usual sauces to accompany the meals e.g. mint, horseradish. They were 'dumped' on the table in those wretched little packets!!!

The Weyside used to be quite nice but sometimes pricey. You would now be better off in a Beefeater (which I personnally cannot stand).

reviewdec2010 - 13 Dec 2010 08:21
This pub has probably the nicest outlook of any in Guildford, but possibly some of the most pretentious customers too!

As a previous reviewer commented only two real ales to choose from, but the excellent quality of the Otter Bitter more than made up for that.
ace1973 - 21 Jul 2010 14:01
A pint of Fruli and glass of win comes to nearly 8 pounds. Be careful with your wallet young alcoholics.
BestBeerBoffin - 9 Jul 2010 19:42
Great pub and great beer. Fine in the summer or on a nice day. What more do you need?
Passing_By - 24 Jun 2010 17:44
Chewing gum? They're probably trying to give up smoking.

Its alright, lacks a certain something but I can't point out what it is, still feels a little cold inside. Ok to sit outside on warm day and 3 real ales on.
drinkers_paradise - 25 May 2010 18:29
Firstly 'switch23' Punch do own pub's as buisnesses as well as leases Spirit changed their name and became Punch last year.
I think that what the new company has done here is fantastic, the pub is so much cosier and more welcoming. It's has been a long time coming and deffinately worth the wait. Had lunch in here yes the prices are steep but deffinately worth while the burger and steak were excellent, also sold a choice of cides!!! My only negative comment would be about one of the girls behind the bar chewing gum, one of my pet hates!!
littlepinkgeorge - 7 May 2010 18:05
All change please! All change!

This pub is now called the Boatman and the changes are not exactly dramatic but certainly noticeable.

It has become another Gastro Pub, rather than a typical ordinary pub. The choice of beer is less than before - there was Hogs Back T.E.A and an Otter beer. The Otter beer tasted fine.

The food looked good with typically fairly expensive prices but not out of my league. Worth going for a meal but not necessarily a session beer sort of place.
BestBeerBoffin - 3 Dec 2009 18:46
Avarage in most respects except their prices ! !. Service can be slow in summer time but they are located in an outstanding riverside location. 6 / 10
FAB1 - 11 Oct 2009 17:13
Was hoping to eat here on Saturday 10th October, but the menu did not provide a very interesting list of meals. Shame because this place could be great.

Beer tends to be Wychwood Hobgoblin and Greene King IPA.

Personally I love this place for its location rather than anything else.
PubWithTheGrub - 11 Oct 2009 16:18
This is a pub in a fantastic location on the River Wey, you can sometimes wait for the food but that comes with the territory of a good pub, with good food and good weather.

I think big_mal misses the point in relation to Punch, they own freeholds not the business and as such it is the responsibility of the lease holder to invest in the pub not the pub company who own the 'bricks and mortar'. Your friend of a friend will know the company that lease it not Punch but albeit it doesn't really matter as the lease holders have now bought the freehold.

Overall though this is a good pub, and I can only think that with the purchase of the freehold there will now be an ivestment that can help make the pub a great place to go 12 months of the year, not just when the weather is good.
switch23 - 21 Sep 2009 13:26
Visited again yesterday afternoon and was an excellent place to hang out on a warm August afternoon. The beers have not changed since my last visit but the pint of Greene King IPA was satisfactory.

I'd recommend this place on a warm sunny day, simply as there is massive outside seating by the river where you can watch the World go by.
BestBeerBoffin - 20 Aug 2009 12:37
I think some of the comments here are most unfair, it is blatantly a massively under-invested pub. Punch have obviously not spent any money on the site in donkeys years and unfortunately, as the place is heaving in summer there is generally a little wait on food. I personally have never waited more than 20 minutes for my food and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. The BBQ's they used to do last summer were simply out of this world and the roast dinners were amazing.
The staff I have always found to be well trained, polite and helpful; the previous manager (I don't know if anyone can help me out here, I think his name was nick) did a fantastic job of trying to sort it out and I know through a friend of mine who knows him the company who own it always promised to refurb it but unfortunately just continued to bleed the cash cow dry.
The Weyside have tried and succeeded where no other pub co. have even dared to tread; how many Bar and Restaurants these days prepare fresh food and have the b**ls to do so in an open kitchen, and one so tiny?
One re-occurring theme here is the 'over priced' tag; well in general Guildford, like many towns, whilst being a lovely place to live, IS massively over-priced, have you ever tried to buy a house there...let alone a pint of Frulli for example.
big_mal - 5 Jul 2009 17:33
Popped in for a visit on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. First impressions are pretty good of the place.

The real ales on today were Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen. The pint of Speckled was in good form.

It appeared a busy spot for both eating and having a drink. The drinks were a little on the expensive side and rather unusually priced.

I found out there tends to be live music on Saturdays. Sitting outside by the river was a pleasant option on a fine day.
BestBeerBoffin - 16 Jun 2009 18:04
Prices are a little better than they used to be at this Guildford pub. Eating here is also possible without taking out a bank loan. Ale is a reasonable price.
anonymous - 28 Feb 2009 17:10
Not too pricey for a pint of hobgoblin. 25% off meals right now, even so can be a bit expensive even still. Nice location and people.
TheSurreyPubMan - 15 Feb 2009 12:51
Average roadside / riverside eatery - pricey.
FAB1 - 6 Jan 2009 08:33
Agree with some of the other comments about the place looking better than it actually is. We went on Saturday and paid £12.25 for 2.5 pints of lager and a glass of leffe!

The upside is its location right next to the river, pretty idyllic but there were no seats so we sat inside and watched some chap aged about 65 who had a gold hoop and thought he was dapper but looked ridiculous in his stripey suit jacket, leather waistcoat and jeans.

6/10
beergibbon - 22 Sep 2008 11:34
I think business has been too quiet here for too long and the staff members have got far too used to taking it far too easy.

Sitting outside on the river terrace was heavenly, but when we came inside in order to eat we had trouble finding a table that looked even vaguely clean.

I went over to the two or three waiting staff who had been sitting on a pair of sofas chatting and polishing cutlery since they had arrived, and mentioned that we couldn’t find anywhere to sit that didn’t need a bit of a wipe. Without a word the waitress gesticulated over to the barman who sprayed some cleaning product onto a slightly grubby wet cloth from behind the bar and gave it to me.

Great (!)

Our food arrived quickly but as the pub was at about 15% capacity at most I hadn't expected to wait very long.

Our meals were fine – not that anybody there bothered to check.

Unfortunately, then our empty plates sat in front of us for about 45 minutes until the sullen waitress scooped them up on her way back from delivering someone else’s meal without a word, a smile, or even any eye contact.

I guess we’re not having desserts then!

I had a lovely time with my friend, but that was all down to the company and not anything to do with the service or environment here.

jackie_sunshine - 16 Sep 2008 14:10
You know how porn is all about what looks good rather than what feels good? Well this pub is like that. It looks like a great place to be but it’s a superficial façade of acrylic nails, fake breasts, pumped up lips and hair extensions that is ultimately very unsatisfying when you are actually in it rather than just looking at it.

I fully expect to hear that it is one of the 36 pubs a week being closed down in this country any day now.

beaniebeer - 11 Sep 2008 17:46
Meh.

They forced me to start a tab when they refused to take a debit card for the wine we ordered whilst we looked at the menu – and then charged me a penny for the privilege.

They don’t take card payments for drinks evidently.

Then from 10:30 onwards they kept haranguing us to pay our bill – which we already had. There were only seven customers in the place, surely they could manage to keep track of two or three tables?

Oh and they couldn’t - or wouldn’t - print out the bill for us – what’s that all about?

And we were deposited on the pavement at 11:20 precisely.

Go back? Not likely!
Doyenne - 9 Sep 2008 23:19
Had a lovely pint of Greene King IPA here the other day, prices are not cheap but not outlandish. Recommend for a sunny day to watch the World go by, with stunning views around the River Wey.
PubMessenger - 24 Aug 2008 11:02
There are signs it may be getting better.

Service was quick and friendly enough.

Pint of bitter and crisps was £4, I've known more expensive.
anonymous - 21 Aug 2008 17:52
Well blow me down with a feather Biker ol buddy for a place that promotes it`s self as a gastro pub that report (scores on the doors)makes an interesting read especially as its owned by the biggest "Pub Co"in the country guess who ,yep Punch, so there is no reason for it not to have a brand new kitchen which is kept spotless.Will not be using this pub again shame as its such a great location.
Beersupper - 14 Aug 2008 20:38
Once the bar staff had noticed I existed (which took some time), I was ridiculously overcharged for a warm glass of white wine and a meal that resembled something on a cheap deal at Wetherspoons. To add insult to injury, the tables were dirty and the toilets in a terrible state. Such a shame, great location.
gtowngal - 28 Jul 2008 15:13
like some of the others say quite dead a lot of the time as a pub, but very good for food as this is what they sell them selfs on, can be pricey
anonymous - 9 Mar 2008 10:39
See no reason for coming here!
anonymous - 8 Mar 2008 18:45
I've only been here once since the new guys took over and I wanted to like it I really did, but it was dead as a door nail iwth zero atmos and freezing cold as well. These things would have been no problem if we'd felt warmly welcomed - but the waiter / assistant manager bod kept sighing at us! Every time we spoke to him he sighed. And he never smiled once. Or said please and thank you.

It's probably wrong to judge a place on one person, but it really put me off.

The food was great though.
beaniebeer - 19 Jan 2008 18:06
This used to be such a great place great service, good food yet a little over priced. used to go there every sunday and even on the odd occasion during the week.. the new manager is starting to bring it back into the pub so many of us now and loved but there still seems to be problems especially on the kitchen side. Lets give it time. i agree with goldeneye though (feb 22/07) AD was great for the pub always happy and always there where the hell has he gone!
nutter4149 - 3 Dec 2007 16:40
Good God ! As an old Guildfordian, I'm alarmed at £13:50 for a burger ! See Snuzzlepig's review 6 Oct. At least Dick Turpin had the decency to conceal his identity before robbing one of his 'customers' ! Conclusion; some people have more money than sense, no matter how a burger is dressed up, it's still a pub-grub burger ! I should give the pub a rating but don't quite have the nerve as it's a long while since my last visit and suspect "I may be gone some considerable period of time" !

Biker - 29 Nov 2007 14:50
Took my parents there for dinner 1/11/07. Sausage and mash was great, and my father enjoyed a huge portion of lamb. They only disappointment was the desert - they had run out of cream and therefore the fresh fruit pavlova was disappointing. The service was good and it was lovely to sit in candlelight. This is one of my favourite places for dinner and drinks. Please bring back the Thai Chicken curry to the menu!
h1234 - 12 Nov 2007 18:42
Visited the Weyside 4/11/07 for a family lunch, the building is great and the decor fits well. But these are the only points I can say that are good. £10.95 for roast beef, 2 spuds, a few carrots and 1 cabbage leaf and 1 damp yorkshire pud is not cheap but waiting over 1 hour for it to arrive was very poor. Parships stated on menu never arrived, bill was wrong, we were never asked if we wanted more drinks. 2 other tables near us also asked to see the manager. Plenty of staff just not managed. So unless you like to pay above average for below average food and service avoid this pub.
ColinJT - 5 Nov 2007 08:59
Dramatically gone down hill over last 6-12 months. Been a regular over last 4 years and disappointed that previous Guildford gem is now average pub which serves limited menu at v. expensive prices (£13.50 for burger - expected gourmet quality, not as good as Ha Ha's) by disinterested waiters. Good for drinks, but go elsewhere for food!
Snuzzlepig - 6 Oct 2007 18:56
Food: Over priced, limited choice, poor quality
Service: Poor
Atmosphere: lunar (as in there is none)
The bar was empty, as was the resturant, the garden was heaving with young chaps who could do with pulling their trousers up and "ladies" wearing more than bum pelmets!
Recomendation: Avoid with barge pole (available from the adjacent boat yard!!)
fenchurch - 7 Sep 2007 08:45
Great location on the river but the food is hopelessly overpriced, mediocre and comes in tiny portions (£3 for a pathetic little bowl of chips). The service was slow but the (Greene King) beer seemed OK.
Psi - 2 Aug 2007 13:57
Initial impression: a bit rough and "tired looking".
There was a scrum at the bar and yet only one table taken inside - there were plenty of staff but poorly managed. Slow service for food as well but when it did finally arrive it was served by friendly helpful waiter. Food average. Back to bar for another drink - same scrum - couldn't be bothered to wait. Won't rush back.
JohnandSue - 15 Jul 2007 10:45
Nice place to take the inlaws when they visit. Excellent setting by the river. It's even better when it's not packed full. We managed to sit outside inbetween thunder storms. No crowds. Beer is good. Food is excellent and not processed. You can watch it being cooked. Drinks and food are over priced so it's 'Chav' free.
dcdevil69 - 7 Jul 2007 15:58
Yes the service is a little slow here and yes we did wait a while for food. However it seems a lot of people eating out in Guilford do not understand what it takes to cook quality fresh food. The weyside has a fantastic area for whiling away the afternoon, the food when it came was good. It's about time people realised it's the package you pay for.
jonny56 - 1 Jul 2007 19:40
this used to be a beautiul pub.

However, yesterday went for lunch, which we waited for 45 minutes for. To be served a steak ( charged at £13) which was no better than stewing steak served with a dull salad and chips.

This place has sadly lost its charm, with black wooden railings put on the border of the river for the sake of health and safety, this place is no longer the beautiful retreat by the river it once was.


kellyford - 8 May 2007 17:26
Bar service very slow, but ideal to chill out in the sun.
ml10067 - 8 Apr 2007 13:58
Pub is nice, great location. Beer OK (GK IPA and Abbot, Staropramen, other usual). Wine iffy (house white a bit gut rot, have some other better ones). Has pretensions to be a gastropub, but need to improve the food to justify the overinflated prices - or bring the prices down. Had a burger & wedges which was perfectly nice but not worth £9, and that was about the cheapest thing on the bar menu.
guildfordgrecian - 4 Apr 2007 08:58
Great outside area by the river, nice on a sunny day. Food is good, but over priced, and service behind the bar is slow. Go for the scenery!
pubcrawl25 - 20 Mar 2007 15:40
Waited to be served and got fed up in the end. There was more than 2 bar staff but only one of them was doing anything. Maybe a nice place to sit outside by the river. Inside a bit depressing. Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale were ales on
aleman - 8 Mar 2007 16:16
nice location , perfect place to chill, love the sunday roast ,its getting my regular place to go on sundays , service is okay as well , keep up the good work behind the bar AD
goldeneye - 22 Feb 2007 19:48
now under new management by a real landlord just been painted aswell well worth a visit
nutter4149 - 8 Feb 2007 13:28
What a waste of a good pub,get a real landlord in to run it as a pub not just a retail outlet, totally agree with the last 3 reviews.But being a Punch outlet don`t expect this to change it will only get worse.
Beersupper - 9 Aug 2006 12:48
Rubbish, complete rubbish, overpriced, incompetent staff who serve 3/4 pint of crap beer
howardmosschops - 7 Aug 2006 16:23
Hideously overpriced for a pint of froth and the staff couldn't give a toss.
bionicdog - 7 Aug 2006 16:20
Being an eternal optimist, have been to this pub hoping for good food and good service on several occasions . Have been disappointed each time. Food is ok but very, very overpriced. Had a pasta (approx £10?) which tasted of nothing much but boiled pasta. But otherwise, food is passable.
The service, however, is atrocious. For such an expensive place, it's ridiculous that we can't start a tab as there is no table service. There was a long queue at the bar to order food, yet the manageress just stood there watching her staff struggle rather than pitch in and help.
I work locally and will now actively make sure that I avoid this pub in it's current form.
anon33 - 3 Aug 2006 11:10
This pub has the best location in Guildford and don`t they know it(price wise well over the top ).Spirit group owned (now PUNCH) DON`T EXPECT PRICES TO GO DOWN ONLY UP WITH THIS LOT.
Beersupper - 20 Jun 2006 19:42
Fantastic location, nice looking pub. However, overpriced drinks are served by incompetent staff, more concerned with chatting and joking with each other and their mates, and making sure they look trendy enough, than getting your order right.

We ordered food in the restaurant, which was good, but again on the pricey side. For 40 minutes we tried to get the attention of the staff to pay the bill, but were ignored. The servers had deserted the floor - possibly to chat with their mates again. No one came over to see if we wanted dessert, coffee or even to pay, so we left. No one even noticed. Hopeless.

Would I go there again? Doubt it, but based on that performance I'm not sure they are going to make enough profit to stay open!
anonymous - 20 May 2006 13:25
First Visited this pub 18 years ago when it was the Jolly Farmer, and it smelt like the morning after the night before! Change to it's much more wholesome image has encouraged me to use it quite frequently in recent years, and although expensive, it enjoys a unique location. Shame then, that for the last two visits I have noticed that ALL the surfaces of the tables are sticky, and very unappealing! On the first occasion we had one drink and left, on the second we endured it, but it has compelled me to write this to try and get something done about it! Please can we have tables surfaces that we can rest our elbows on without sticking to them?

Then I might come back!
SimonHW - 3 May 2006 09:14
Dammed expensive
anonymous - 2 May 2006 19:25
lovely pub, good choice of beers, excellent views of the river. Shame that the food is pretentious and over-priced. Also dont sit downstairs in the winter, can get very cold.
marvellous - 20 Apr 2006 12:01
Lovely, though overpriced and slightly pretentious gastro pub in the day. Has easily the nicest beer garden in guildford, brilliant location.

Unfortunately at night it becomes loud, smokey and claustrophobic. Probably passable in the summer when its ok to sit outside, but otherwise go somewhere else at night.
sjmtlewy - 18 Apr 2006 14:33
Great beer garden over looking the River Wey, but quite expensive beer and even more expensive food! Prefered it when it was the Jolly Farmer...still make a decent summer pub though.
Israfil - 7 Feb 2006 13:47
I have never been to this pub before, but visited for the first time at the weekend. I found it a very pleasent atmosphere with good service and a great selection of beer and wine!

I have read some of the comments below and i was fortunate enough to talk to the manager. He was new, and it sounded like he had good ideas for the place! He had been there since the start of December and already had got rid of a couple of the dodgy bar staff apparently! No mid 20's manager here, i guess he was fairly experienced in the industry and was in his mid 30's.

I reckon this pub will go from strength to strength!
Tobester - 13 Dec 2005 20:06
Lovely location, majorly overpriced and mediocre food.

Only decent in summer months.
janice405 - 9 Dec 2005 15:23
toooooo expensive. OK (I guess) during the summer because of the really good deck over looking the river. But basically just a pub in the winter, and a pub that charges waaaaaay tooooo much for its ordinary beer.
Delios - 30 Sep 2005 14:23
I have a lot of experience of this pub, im in my mid twenties and have been visiting the weyside, probably since I was small, but more often since I turned 18 all those years ago. In my experience of the pub2 maybe 3 years ago it was the most friendy excellent accurate service giving public houses in Guildford, I even went as far as to date a beautiful bar manager for some time who moved in with me etc etc, then went home 1000's of miles away, the staff were all so beautiful as well, but all in all the best pub around,

I moved office for work and visited less and less until it was 12 months since id been in, went in and all the faces had changed, not a problem Im pretty easy to get along with, I heard a stir today and the bar manager (young guy) went out to the carpark and began issuing £60 fines on all cars for double parking, and did a motorbike as well, not bad enough that they charge half of Lybias defecit for sausage and mash (not actually that much £8-9) but to issue punters with these kind o fines, i mean its £30 to park on double yellows, so I suggest all customers park on the double yellow lines (main road) it will cost less. yes there is a free car park but who cares, this act of malice by the manager has lost many many rich customers im sure.

Most of the staff are clueless and rude, always getting orders for food and drinks so so very wrong.

I am disgusted to see how this place has changed... absolutely shocked.

no customer focus.
anonymous - 8 Sep 2005 20:55
Expensive but probably the best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the Wey. Great in Summer, but no reason to visit the rest of the year.
anonymous - 17 Apr 2005 19:05
The location and riverside view is perfect. The food is expensive, but nice. The bar service is undoubtedly the worst you are likely to come across. Slow, inaccurate and happy to serve warm corked white wine. Yuk!


anonymous - 24 Mar 2005 12:16
This pub isn't cheap, but it is very good. There is a public car park right next to it (free after 6pm). On the other side of the car park is the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. This pub is perfect for a pre-theatre meal. The service and food are far better than the restaurant in the theatre and the prices are about the same. My wife and myself have now used this pub twice for a pre-show meal and will do so again.
GREGORYBA - 26 Feb 2005 15:50
How expensive is this pub???!! Out of my league.
anonymous - 6 Feb 2005 23:31
Great in the summer after a walk along the river but full of pretentious types who turn up in Range Rovers and think their money is better than yours !
All the same its great to people watch as some of them really think they're in Bray not Guildford
anonymous - 1 Feb 2005 10:37
Excellent choice for the summer - sip a Pimms by the water's edge (lovely outdoor terrace). Expensive, but trendy, and always an abundance of attractive people about!!
d107sj - 15 Jan 2005 11:02
Go here if you've got more money than you want
Will - 9 Aug 2004 11:54
Nice pub, nice location. Food on the pricey side, but it is good and the menu is interesting, catering for all tastes. One HUGE downside for a pub that can take 200+ people... a carpark with only 8 or 9 spaces! That will put me off returning.
StuM - 27 Apr 2004 16:38
It is THE place for a fabulous feed - especially is you have had a large one the night before! And we are in there more times than we should be as a result! The standard of the food is exceptional and would beat many a top London restaurant!!
joanna - 19 Feb 2004 15:54
Fantastic. Yes it is a little pricey but worth every penny (usually). Sunday lunch and a bottle of wine (good wine list) with your loved one before a stroll by the river is to be recommended. Get there early or book.
Elaine - 28 Oct 2003 13:22
Expensive, but very nice setting. V. busy on summers evenings.
Lou - 2 Sep 2003 13:33
Good food, nice position, too expensive.
Tim - 26 Aug 2003 22:56
Three draught lagers and only one bitter?

Shurely shome mishtake?
Vindaloo - 25 Aug 2003 17:38
Guildford weyside is a fantastic modern pub. Unlike the average yates and weatherspoons the music is chilled, and the setting beautiful. The price is expensive for food but i feel you pay for the atmosphere of a hassle free night with friends and family
Pinter - 21 Aug 2003 15:42
Main feature of this pub is its veranda on the water's edge with a great view of the river and opposite picnic area. However since it's changed hands it's become too expensive - especially the food.
James - 4 Aug 2003 00:56
Very posh, and expensive too. Nice position, think I liked it better as the Jolly Farmer though.
Russ - 2 Aug 2003 14:15
We spent almost six afternoons in a row at the Weyside while we were waiting for a flight home (to the US) after Sept. 11th. The people are friendly, the food is excellent and the setting is gorgeous. I will always remember the Weyside fondly.
Carolyn - 30 Jul 2003 19:45
A good pub, nay Guildford's finest pub!! Can you sit in the sun, by the river eating great food anywhere else in GU1...no siree!
Jon - 18 Jul 2003 14:54
only just discoverd it but it is the best afternoon pub ever! It really mordern and minimal inside an arty sort of feel, and the river is gorgeus. If you like a a good environment over anything else go here

anonymous - 29 Jun 2003 18:53
Lovely barmaids, great atmosphere both day and night time. If there's a nice hot day coming up go to the weyside for the afternoon. If Heaven is a pint by the river on a hot sunny day then the Weyside is it!
Fletch - 9 Jun 2003 20:35
Sun, drinking, river, all in the same place? No better Pub!
Tintin - 7 May 2003 14:33
Great summer pub due to the lovely setting by the river. Did someone say Pimms O'Clock?
Jez - 28 Apr 2003 20:24
I like it, loads of sweet barmaids to ogle at whilst having a pint. The small one is my bag.
Buddsky - 28 Apr 2003 10:09
This pub has two of the fittest barmaids you are likely to see anywhere. Well worth a visit.
Bones - 24 Apr 2003 17:06
This is a lovely venue by the river, I like it so much I'm having my wedding reception there! Worth a look just for the wonderful views
Sharon - 9 Apr 2003 16:55
definitely a boozer for pretentious wanxxxs that cant afford to go drinking in london!!!!
What kinda boozer doesn't sell crisps btu does sell olives...ferchristsakes!!!!!
Red Nose Rob - 9 Apr 2003 11:35
Very pleasant pub for the summer. Set on the river with plenty of seating outside and a good (although slightly pricey) menu. Gets very busy on the few days that the sun is out and can take a while to get served.
Angus - 24 Mar 2003 13:27
very swish. superb setting. cant buy crisps though only peanuts and olives!
caroline - 14 Jan 2003 22:39
modern, spacey, food is really good. River is lush for summer evenings
rees - 18 Jun 2002 17:08
what other pub can you drink your pint in, while dangling your feet in the river?!
Ze Pisscat - 11 Jun 2002 17:20
Don't forget your Louis Vuitton handbag...
Michael - 8 Apr 2002 11:01

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