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Richmond Arms, Godalming

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user reviews of the Richmond Arms, Godalming

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Excellent news: Regulars are now being hosed down once a week in the car park!

Beer prices as reasonable as you are going to get in Surrey - to the earlier post - yes we are all lottery winners/inheritance brats. I am typing this from my throne constructed of solid gold with diamond encrusted legs!

Di is lovely, you'll find she's actually English and is not or has ever partaken in the bi-century Godalming Highland Games.

Barman's on his phone but the customer's should probably be more charismatic.

In all honesty great pub, great food and always a fun time to be had.
blondwitch - 21 May 2013 20:18
What a fantastic surprise to find such a nice homely, dog friendly pub at the end of the high street.
Pricing was above average but still reasonable given the atmosphere the polite and friendly staff created. Food was wonderful and much more delicious than is expected from "pub grub".
Would (and have) recommended to many people.

Pissedmuch - 21 May 2013 20:06
Went in with 7 friends last night before going to the thai passion ( excellent ) down the road. He is still on his phone behind the bar. 8 drinks �38 pounds. A 125 ml of cheap Bulgarian wine �4.20 ! What a joke. Nice to see Timothy Taylors Landlord on though, and it was excellent - �3.80.
roselily - 4 Oct 2012 09:09
Great home-cooked food.3 ales pricey.Barstaff too busy playing about on their phones.
roselily - 12 Jun 2012 20:55
The Dick Arms is a funny pub.
DrinkingJoeFrazier - 5 Sep 2010 12:21
My first pint on a roasting hot Saturday afternoon was here after being let down by the Rose & Crown nearby.

A very tidy and traditional street corner local's pub it does exactly what it say on the tin: nothing flash but decent srvice aand a nice cold pint of Stowford Press at a fairly pricy �3.60.

The tables out front were useful enough for a cigarette but there is too much busy traffic passing for a relaxing pint.

Not a pub to search out but recommended if passing.
flashharry1965 - 13 Jul 2010 10:55
Went past the other day its been repainted outside.Always abit of a locals pub but frienly enough and beer always clear and good.
flyingnun - 17 Jun 2010 19:12
Well its a dump boring boring dirty and smelly never again
anonymous - 12 Mar 2010 17:54
Took my folks here for a Sunday roast after walking out of the "real ale dry" KIngs Arms. Rather tired looking pub inside and out, but food and ale was good. Tried the Old Speckled Hen, but Bass and Greene King IPA also available. Oh and take cash with you as neither debit nor credit cards are accepted.
triumph - 31 Jan 2010 20:17
Lovely pint of real ale in a good old fashioned pub. Nothing much to add but this does exactly what you'd expect and an excellent haunt, if somewhat outdated.
JohnOcean - 23 Dec 2009 13:43
I thought this place nice if unspectacular. The landlady was welcoming and friendly, but she was Scottish and I was in full Highland dress. It was quite quiet on a Saturday afternoon and it looked like all regulars, I didn't notice any unpleasant odours. My pint of Bass was good and there were three other ales on and we enjoyed our fish finger sandwiches which arrived promptly. I thought the prices were ok.
gdm - 19 Aug 2009 13:09
Visited this establishment this weekend. Very disappointed after hearing such good things. Beer was ok but over priced. It seemed to be full of regulars that needed a good bath!
Will not be re-visiting in a hurry .
whirlwind - 23 Feb 2009 11:06
What a dump! Dirty on the outside and full of strange looking people on the inside. Expensive beer. Not very appealing.
scuts14 - 22 Feb 2009 15:52
Quite a quiet pub. Ok beer but not much atmosphere.
PubMessenger - 8 Feb 2009 15:55
Quite a quiet pub. Ok beer but not much atmosphere.
PubMessenger - 8 Feb 2009 15:55
Quite a quiet pub. Ok beer but not much atmosphere.
PubMessenger - 8 Feb 2009 15:55
Good ale, but another Godalming pub that is over �3 a pint. The regulars must all be lottery winners!
kitcat - 22 Jan 2009 13:05
Above average edge of town pub (earlier reviewer correct, reputed to be haunted - bah...humbug)
FAB1 - 17 Jan 2009 13:12
Fairly quiet cosy locals' pub, does Bass, Youngs Bitter, a couple of others.
rainlight - 8 Oct 2008 07:44
Have to say i do like this pub one of the better ones in Godalming.
Beersupper - 28 Aug 2008 21:20
Visited a few years ago. Strangely eerie as I remember, oh wait thats Godalming as a whole. I'm right it is haunted.
TheSurreyPubMan - 8 Jul 2008 19:06
Really nice laid back pub, beer very good what more can one ask for.
ThePilgrim - 31 Jan 2008 19:35
Di keeps the best pint of Youngs Ordinary I have ever had the pleasure to drink.
JFG - 7 Nov 2007 14:18
Very much a locals pub, but the IPA was good, much better than the Star.
petergoesrock - 3 Oct 2006 14:34
Old skool boozer, very clean, locals place, civilised, pleasant.
DoctorEvil - 7 Sep 2005 20:52
This pub is the best traditional pub in town: a real, old, with a known history going back yonks. I started going there when I arrived back in Surrey (long story) in November 1987, and met so many people there, who are still around. Di, the landlady of many a year and well before my coming down here, is so nice, as are all her staff. The food is excellent, - and as for the open fires - what can I say! If you feel that one of the fires needs attention, just use the poker, and chuck another log or lump of coal on it - they are kept nearby. It is also dog friendly, as Di has loads!

Lovely pub

Leone - 12 Mar 2005 16:51
Not the most glamorous of pubs, but ok for a quiet drink
Will2 - 20 Feb 2005 20:27
Very much seems to be a place where locals tend to visit. Quite a dry atmosphere really, though there are worse place in Godalming.
aleman - 18 Feb 2005 10:57
Nice pub with friendly locals. Good selection of beers and lagers and the place is incredibly well run. Makes a change from the awful Wetherspoon and the Slug and Lettuce! Whoever gave this place a measly 4/10 does not what makes a decent pub. Also this place can get very busy for food at lunchtimes.
Pete - 2 Apr 2004 19:10
Friendly staff and clientelle, traditional two bar pub which used to have a games room upstairs but is now not accessible.

Open since the 18th century, it ws here in 1817 that local George Chennell drank his last before going off with William Chalcraft to murder his father and housekeeper. Chennell and Chalcraft were later hung and the timber from the gallows used to repair the nearby Parish Church.

Se�n - 22 Oct 2003 23:50
Small, friendly pub. Good beer (Greene King IPA amongst others), and good food at lunchtime.
Rod - 13 Sep 2002 16:41

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