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The Varsity Bar, University Of Surrey - pub details

Address: The Varsity, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18388) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Guildford (1.1 miles), London Road - Guildford (1.8 miles), Shalford (2.6 miles)

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The Varsity Bar is now closed. Although a replacement called Bench has opened in a Sports Centre within the campus and not too far away. Bench was my last port of call on Monday evening and was quite busy with people who had been working out and fancied a pint or two. There's a reasonable array of pumpclips behind the bar, indicating a focus on real ale. On my visit, they had Surrey Hills Shere Drop, WJ King Kings Gold, Cottage Morgan Plus & Hogsback Tea. You won't visit this university bar in passing. But it's worth a detour if you happen to be in Guildford. A bit of a palaver to get in though - the receptionist has to open a barrier for you and it's on the first floor along a corridor.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Aug 2013 19:52
I visited the campus yesterday and thought it would be a little on the rude side not to take a saunter to the bar.The campus is quite large which meant a fair old was pouring and giant puddle jumping is now a new sport for 2012! on my eventual arrival ( I found the place as the sports fields are a giveaway) I found a typical Uni Bar but with the added attraction of an obvious devotion to real ale. The ales were from Tring,Springhead and Oakleaf,the stokers Stout being the pick. I am marking this as a club as you cannot expect the pub type atmosphere. 8/10
slerpy - 3 Dec 2009 07:50
Went to the Varisty Bar last night for the launch of the 2010 Good Beer Guide. The local CAMRA group made a special presentation to the staff as the Varsity has now been in the GBG 10 years in a row.

Not surprisingly the beers are always kept well here and they get some interesting ones in. Last night they had a couple of the superb Surrey Hills beers on and 5 others including the Red River from King's.

The bar is a bit of a trek from the centre of Guildford. I walked it in 25 minutes but apparently the buses run into Guildford fairly frequently.

Do NOT rely on the Google map location for the Varsity it's miles out (almost literally). It's actually just off the roundabout by the Surrey County Hospital.
GrahamA - 11 Sep 2009 15:02
Fantastic bar, friendly staff, great social events throughout the year.
Thoroughly impressed with the recent live music evening and look forward to the next one on friday april 27th!!!
anonymous - 2 Apr 2007 12:02
You must have gone in on Friday or over the weekend, as it was one of their monthly HOPS Nights (Hours of Pleasurable Sampling!!). These are held monthly and focus on a specific brewery each time. It was Ringwood this weekend, and is Archers Brewery on Friday 27th April. The rest of the month their ales change to a different brewery every time a barrel goes. Great for real ale drinkers, and the food is very good and cheap too!!!
anonymous - 27 Mar 2007 11:17

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