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The White House, Guildford Central, Guildford

8 High Street
Guildford
GU2 4AJ
Phone: 01483302006
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Alan Winfield left this review about The White House

The White House is a decent looking pub that is at the side of the main bridge in Guildford that goes over the River Wey.
Once inside there is an oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is to the rear,the floor is bare boarded,there are tall tables and chairs and one normal table and chairs in this room,there is a conservatory to the right which gives good views of the River Wey,this room has a tiled floor and normal tables and chairs.
The pub is a Fullers tied house,there were four Fullers real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Fullers Olivers Island,which went down well,the other beers were Southern Star,London Pride and ESB.
Quiet background music was playing.
The pub no where as busy as the Britannia which is a short walk along the river.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 13/5/2017

On 21st July 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The White House

This Fullers pub is an office conversion set on the western bank of the River Wey, next to the Town Bridge. You enter through an impressive portico which has seemingly been styled to imitate that of the pub's more famous American namesake, emerging into a large bare boarded main bar area with the servery in the far right corner. The room has some coloured wooden-plank cladded walls to the right, with a green and cream colour scheme through much of the rest of the room. As you enter, you pass a nice little nook to the left where some tub chairs have been arranged around a bright green fireplace with a higgledy-piggledy collection of mirrors arranged above and paintings of fruit to the side. High tables and stools are down the right side of the room and opposite the bar, with long, low benches elsewhere and some black and white photos of people showing off their tattoos. The servery is an angular shape with a dark wood counter and bare brick bar back, whilst on the canopy you can see some old 7" records arranged in a line, each detailing a beer from the pub's range on their sleeve. To the left, the room opens into a good sized conservatory which was seemingly reserved for diners, as someone prevented us from taking a seat here. Tables were formal affairs with good views out to the garden and river beyond. Stairs near the entrance lead up to a small first floor function room with several tables served by comfy seating options. This leads out to a first floor terrace with limited seating, but excellent views of the river and a nearby car park, depending on which way you're facing. A few excellent retro movie posters along the staircase make the trek to the toilets much more enjoyable.
The usual Fullers trio of London Pride, ESB and Oliver's Island were available along with Gales Redwood and a few keg Fullers products. I had a pint of the Redwood, which I was pleased to find was in very good condition. We also stopped here for a bite to eat, opting to try a few bits from the starters/sharers menu. The food was pretty good but for the price we paid, we felt that the portions were pretty stingy.
This is a nice, attractive pub with a slightly incongruous modernised interior - the result of a 2015 refit. The place is popular thanks to its location, although thankfully much more peaceful on a Sunday afternoon than the previous reviewer experienced, and it is the riverside location that dazzles the most here. I was happy enough spending an hour or so relaxing in this pub and if I was returning to Guildford with others, I'd happily suggest it as a good spot for a pleasant drink or two.

On 31st May 2016 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The White House

A lively modern set up to this pub ,a little too lively on my visit to appreciate the pub properly, they had a bank holiday caribbean event on and the music was at such a level it could be heard right across the town.The place was rammed but I managed to spot four beers on, all Fullers, Pride, ESB, Olivers Island and Quintessential Pale Ale. I would probably give it another go at a quieter time.

On 31st August 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Guildford, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Road (Guildford), 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Shalford (Surrey), 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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21st Jul 2017, 17:34
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3rd Jul 2017, 18:49
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes - riverside terraces - last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
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