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The Stoke, Guildford

103 Stoke Road

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Quinno _ left this review about The Stoke

A cavernous modern overhaul pub. White tiled bar back, ‘groovy’ music and grey/brown shades throughout a knocked through old multi-room pub. 8 pumps with 4 on; 2x GK and 2x Crafty Brewing, a local brewery. My snifter of the Best was OK (NBSS 2.5) though the lack of punters on a very late evening visit wasn’t exactly helping throughput. Overall – filled the requirement for a quick one after a gig nearby.

On 5th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Stoke

The Stoke is a nice looking pub that is a short walk from the Robin Hood pub.
Once inside there is a large opened out room running the width of the pub,the room is bare boarded and the bar is on the left side and there is an open pizza oven to the rear of the bar,there is a pool table to the far left.
The seating is normal tables and chairs.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Milk Street Funky Monkey,which went down well,the other real ales were Hogs Back TEA,Doom Bar and GK Abbot.
The TVs were showing cricket and decent background music was playing.
I thought this was a decent pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 13/5/2017

On 1st August 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Stoke

A long internal space, semi-divided into three, maybe four sections. The middle section houses the bar where the room returns back leading to an open pizza kitchen. They looked good value if you like that sort of thing with mini 6" versions available if you just fancy a snack. The far right hand end had a pair of pool tables and a pinball machine (Indiana Jones) plus some seating away from the tables. Unusually the TV in here was showing some ice hockey game while the football was shown in the bar. Nearer to the bar an internal space had more comfortable seating and a piano, most seating around the bar area being at stools.
I arrived here to find a mini beer festival on the go showcasing beers from the local Little Beer Corporation all on stillage however they were all £4.50 across the range which I felt was excessive so I stuck with a pint of Andwell Spring Magic from the bar at a more sensible £3.85. Others on were Dorking Smokestack Lightnin' and Hammerpot Vinery Mild. One was reverse clipped. Scores of beermats stuck to various surfaces suggest an ever changing range.
Shelves contained a fair old selection of games and a few books, various events were listed, comedy night, zumba whatever that is, a quiz and 80s dance night. There is a nice enough bit of garden to the side.
I liked it here, it was nicely busy but not too much so and had a good mix in from older couples eating, lads playing pool and a few watching the match on TV. A good double up with the pub opposite.

On 20th May 2015 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Stoke

A large lump of a pub divided into several areas but all fairly open. The central and largest space houses the bar and alongside is an open kitchen offering an extensive range of Pizza as well as pasta and Sandwiches. there were several large screens mounted about the place showing on my visit the Newcastle v Sunderland game with the sound on to a medium level,disconcertingly music was also playing at the same volume.There are a couple of pool tables and obviously a fair amount of seating for the Pizza lovers. on the bar are four pumps,unfortunately two had reversed clips on my visit, the choice I had was from Tring Colley Dog and Cottage Norman Conquest, I tried the later which was OK although not a favorite brewery of mine,the two reversed clips were both from Lancaster Brewery, Blonde and 1842 Pilsner. A board behind the bar offered three thirds of the ale on at the price of the lowest pint, though this would have been difficult with only two on.Lots of previous beers adorned the walls in the form of their clips and a very good selection,this pub seems rather keen on real ale despite only 50% of its capacity being used on my visit,maybe down to being in the second half of a long Easter bank holiday? I would certainly look in again to check the beer as a double header with the Kings Head directly opposite.

On 6th April 2015 - rating: 6
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dave stray left this review about The Stoke Hotel

Famous for it's Pizza more than anything. The Stoke looks more modern from the outside these days, sells a reasonable selection of drinks. If real ale is your thing you'll find the likes of London Pride and Old Speckled Hen. There is 9 Ball Pool available and the usual TV's showing sports! It is ok, but lacks much atmosphere if the truth be told.

On 24th July 2010 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about The Stoke Hotel

A fairly expansive pub that doubles up as a pizzeria with an open pizza oven situated at one end of the lengthy bar. The interior is fairly plain but stylishly modern and aesthetically trendy without being pretentious or snobby. There is a mix of seating styles from high stools at ledges to sofas and padded cube seats. 3 well placed plasma screens and a big screen used predominantly for sport plus a separate pool area with 2 tables and a couple of fruit / quiz machines. Live acoustic music nights advertised as wellas the quiz evenings. 4 Ales usually available although one was off on my visit (Deuchars, Youngs and Landlord were the other 3). The staff were friendly and the customer base seemed to be fairly sensible types. There are plenty of outside tables for the smokers, sun lovers and rain worshipers and a separate function room is also available. As far as the pizza's go, they are reasonably priced and there a few interesting toppings so if a pizza and a pint are your thing, this place should be right up your street.

On 24th August 2007 - rating: 6
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