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The Good Intent, Guildford

60-62 The Street
Postal town: Guildford
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Moby Duck left this review about The Good Intent

A decent village pub with a traditional interior and very busy on a Tuesday lunchtime with most people seated and eating.There are seven handpumps on the bar with five beers on, the regular beers being Harveys Sussex Best, Hogs Back Tea, Timothy Taylor Landlord and guests of Adnams Lighthouse and Robinsons Dizzy Blonde. It did seem a little food orientated here but still very much a pub.

On 11th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Good Intent

Picked this one out for a lunch time stop whilst driving through Surrey towards the coast and it did not disappoint. As others have reported this is a great traditional village pub full of character that importantly, seems to have got the balance between wet and dry sales right. As mentioned below a very decent food menu is combined with a decent range of good ales.
The house beers are now Otter Bitter, Sharps Doombar and Timothy Taylor's Landlord, and then Hook Norton Hooky and the Timothy Taylor Tour de France special brew Le Champion were on as the guests.
And the couple we tried were very well kept.
Very good traditional interior as described below with plenty of pub bric-a brac and the left hand area more oriented to dining has a very good collection of historical ash trays from breweries and beers past that kept us going for a time recognising them all. And then an excellent smallish sun trap garden out the back.
Although it looks like the beer policy is not as adventurous or as changing as in previous years, what they do sell is very well kept and combined with the wonderful old-school atmosphere makes this a recommended pub for me.
One small word of warning, the pub has also got a small car park out back, but you have to be driving nothing bigger than the Top Gear reasonably priced family car and be competent in your driving skills and certainly sober to be able to navigate the tight tunnel entrance.

On 23rd June 2014 - rating: 8
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. Wittenden left this review about The Good Intent

I’d been wanting to visit this pub for some years, but freezing pipes and sundry excitements had got in the way.It’s a nice , old fashioned coaching-inn style building in a rural village, a few moments from the main drag on the Hog’s Back. A tight covered way takes you through to the carpark and garden at the back of the pub. Inside, one gets the impression of a long narrow drinking area surrounding the bar.At one end a slightly lower area laid up for dining.Open fire, hops above the bar, a smattering of oak panelling and venerable beams.The old revolutionary in me was secretly pleased to learn that the historical bod on the innsign was none other than Oliver Cromwell.
Perhaps we struck it on an “off” night, but I was not overly impressed by the beer range- no Harveys (that is surprising) and Greene King IPA as a guest beer! On the other hand, the Otter bitter was a very pleasant session beer.Jennings ‘Cocker Hoop’ was well kept,and I managed to resist the allure of Sharp’s ‘Doom Bar’.Unfortunately, my son’s pint of Timothy Taylor’s ‘Landlord’was on the bland side, though this echoes my recent experience of this beer.There seemed to be a goodly offering of fizz, for lovers of such things. Given this pub’s location, I was a bit disappointed not to see some of the wonderful ales brewed in this corner of the southeast, but what was sampled was on top form.
I’m a great fan of whitebait, so was glad to see them on the menu. I followed these with a steak and ale pie-a decent helping, but alas over cooked. I think it would be fair to say that none of us were particularly struck with our meals, but at least the pub is not afflicted by the Surrey fashion for London i.e. small helpings. Service was pleasant, and the locals made space for you to get to the bar,but I failed to identify the landlord, which I always consider a pity.Some particularily fine dogs were wandering about, including a soppy chocolate lab and a rather smart Ridgeback.
We’d like to come back, as it is in some good walking country. Perhaps we will: I’ll pray for adventurous ale.

On 8th February 2011 - no rating submitted
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 February 2011 by hondo .
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