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The Keep, Guildford Central, Guildford

30 Castle Street
Phone: 01483450600
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Keep

The Keep is a small pub that is situated on a decent looking street.
Once inside there is a smallish single square shaped room with the bar on the right side,the floor is bare boarded,the seating is settees and puff stools to the front and pew seats and normal tables and chairs elsewhere.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Hogs Back TEA,which went down well,the other real ale was St Austell Tribute.
The pub was fairly busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.
Quiet background music was playing.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 13/5/2017

On 26th July 2017 - rating: 7
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moby duck left this review about The Keep

On my visit I would describe The Keep as a cosy bar, a late afternoon/early evening Sunday visit found upon entry a modern Jazz band in full swing, sorry if I got the musical genera wrong but it was along those lines,the place was rammed with appreciative punters and all though not my particular thing it made for a good vibe. A fairly small,square single bar full of tables chairs and sofas, with some room to vertical drink at the bar if desired or as on the night required, I didn't manage to investigate the previously reported upstairs bar or rear courtyard. Four pumps on the bar with one not in use, Firebird Old English Ale XXXX and First Gold by Brains and on the third active pump a real Cider (I assume) which unfortunatley I failed to note. I did quite warm to the place if not my usual kind of hangout , would I call in again? Yes.

On 19th January 2015 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Keep

Located just outside the old castle, this is a very middle class outlet that has been chocolate-coloured modernised to the point of comedy. Less of a pub and more of a bistro/coffee shop affair. Two ales – Tribute and Ringwood Boondoggle plus the (unreal) Addlestones cider. My Tribute was served in a little handled mug and was in decent form. There were fresh flowers on the tables but, oddly, candles in Relentless energy drink glasses. A small rear patio available for the higher class of smoker. I didn’t notice any signs to the upstairs bar mentioned elsewhere. I felt a bit out of place here but was glad I had look; it serves a niche.

On 8th October 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Guildford, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Road (Guildford), 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Shalford (Surrey), 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Keep, Guildford
26th Jul 2017, 18:11
Review submitted by Alan Winfield
3rd Jul 2017, 18:52
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - small rear patio - last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 January 2015 by moby duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 January 2015 by moby duck
Opening Hours
Sunday1pm - 7pm
Tuesday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11:59pm
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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