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Tickeld Ivory, Guildford

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Now offices. Never returning as a pub.
BeerOnlyMan - 1 Nov 2016 15:39
Closed when I passed by
stroller - 28 Aug 2016 05:36
It is what it is!

A friendly pulling joint.

No problem with that.

Don't come here for quality ales though.
marinaman - 3 Oct 2011 15:17
also known as the Pickled Ovaries...not a bad place...a bit trendy with an older crowd...thought it was bring your mother night! is a bit cheesy....but no trouble and seems to double as a night club...strict door policy after a certain hour..
d.franks - 28 Apr 2011 20:25
England�s goalkeeper Robert Green may have made an inexplicable and excruciating howler in the USA game, though there were no such mistakes by Tickled Ivory regarding our visit here Saturday night (12 June). I came here with 4 other people after 7ish, having reserved a table prior to the game, with the attitude of the usually anti football manager brilliant.

Our group had ample space and a clear view of the largest screen in the place, which was a clear contrast from the raucous and ridiculously packed Bar Med when I popped in there briefly around 7ish. Tickled Ivory�s drinks promotion during the game was excellent with 4 bottles of Corona or a jug of beer for �10, which I felt was good value for money. The atmosphere was lively during the game and we stayed in there a little while afterwards as the place then transformed into what some people might call a middle aged meat market! Drinks, however, went up considerably post match, as I later paid �7.60 for 2 Coronas.

Overall though, Tickled Ivory is a superb venue to watch England�s 2010 World Cup games and I would certainty come here again to watch England matches.

Searching_for_H_Files - 16 Jun 2010 10:39
Great place to go on their student night when the crowd is a bit younger and drinks a little cheaper. We went early and enjoyed some great pizzas too (better than the stoke or pizza express and the like in my opinion too).

Drinks weren't cheap, but the atmosphere was great and was gutted to have to leave before closing ready for work the next morning.
ebunick - 4 May 2010 16:52
Another over rated bar.
BertNurk - 19 Mar 2010 17:26
Not opening Christmas or New Years Eve even? Talk about a missed opportunity. Shame the management here lack business acumen over this festive period.
Searching_for_H_Files - 24 Dec 2009 11:35
Have driven past 2/3 times place always looks closed ????
stroller - 20 Sep 2009 14:30
It was nice to go somewhere and feel like we weren't being overrun with 17 year olds..
..Again, a battle to get a seat so I would recommend trying to book if you want to make a night of it.

However, the Barman was rude and/or stupid - when asked to top up the beer rather than the masses of foam, he patronisingly pumped a little more (without holding the glass properly, doubling the foam) telling us there was 'meant to be 2 fingers' worth...yes, but only in a glass that allows room for it, and not half a pints worth!

Wouldn't go again.
Cloverfield - 1 Apr 2009 14:00
Went here last night and was not impressed. Middle-aged meat market, too noisy and busy and it was �3.40 for a pint of Bombardier.

One for the upper stratum of chav.
beergibbon - 28 Mar 2009 21:42
I have to say i do like this bar, but as already stated this is the place to go at the moment and as in lots of cases one minute your up the next your on the way down so the attitude by certain people in here needs changing or it could come back and bite ones arse.
The rating must mean something at 3/10 its not much higher than chavs corner next door.
Beersupper - 17 Dec 2008 14:58
Interesting on the subject of the manager, as I remember days before the place was going to open, discussing with him whether they would be televising sports here. The unceremonious response from Andy was, �of course we are only showing cricket and rugby�. Fair enough, but there is a market for televised football in the centre of Guildford and I thought it was a lost opportunity to make extra revenue.

I also think that they are closed Saturday lunchtimes due to a lack of trade. If so, this could have been prevented if they televise the SKY Saturday lunchtime football game, especially given they serve food as well. Seems a bit of a waste to serve food and be closed Saturday lunch time.

Searching_for_H_Files - 17 Dec 2008 14:31
I went to Tickled Ivory and had a great night and thought i would book it for my birthday. I spoke to the manager (Andy) and was rather appalled by his somewhat lacking PR skills and his blatant rudeness. I had upped the numbers from 10 - 15 to 20 - 25 people (which anyone would think was a good thing - money at the bar and all that) but he seemed to think otherwise and was not prepared to accommodate us even though i booked in advance. Really rude, really unpleasant man and has left a bad taste in my mouth - don't think i will be giving them my custom again. They might be the "in" place at the moment but what goes around comes around as they say....
Lilymoon - 17 Dec 2008 12:51
Location, location, location! This bar has now relocated from Reigate to Guildford, appealing to the non student brigade with an over 21�s entry policy. My girlfriend and I came here last Friday night (12 Sept) around 9ish and were greeted by burly bouncers requesting ID from us. I�m mentioning this because one of them grew quite inpatient with me as I didn�t rapidly produce anything given my girlfriend had my passport in her bag!

Inside, the place was fairly busy and I was served reasonably quickly at the bar by an efficient member of staff. A Gaymers and Red Bull came to �6.20 � a tad pricey - so make what you want from that if anything about the prices of drinks in here. The crowd was predominately men and it was evident this was generally an older gathering of people, certainly aged 30 and upwards. The atmosphere was tranquil and there was not a pretentious feel about the place. There was a bit of female talent around, but being with the missus I was not searching for H-Files, but if I was, this is a place for �older� H-File victims.

The d�cor is fairly stylish in my view and there are several seating areas as well as a couple of sofas near the piano and relatively small dance floor. Between the bloke playing the piano, there was funky house playing as background music. Yet, the plethora of �cheese� songs sung by the bloke playing the piano gave the impression Tickled Ivory was simply like a Flares bar but with an air of sophistication and without any students.
Searching_for_H_Files - 7 Oct 2008 11:11

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