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Submitted on Sunday, 27th November 2011
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William Bray, Guildford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Shere Lane
Shere
Postal town: Guildford
GU5 9HS
Phone: 01483202044
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Quinno _ left this review about William Bray

Sat in a rather imperious elevated position with a rooftop view of Shere from the decked front garden. This is a gastro-poncified place - the two room interior has dark grey walls and almost all tables set for dining. At the steel bar top I was pretty surprised to see three ales on over the four pumps; Brakspear Bitter, Ringwood Boon Doggle and Surrey Hills Shere Drop. All the ales had a Northern sparkler but despite that my Surrey Hills was in good form, though a proper wallet-botherer at £2.20 a half. Otherwise it was posh totty and wailing middle class twilds refusing to eat their greens, midway through Sunday afternoon. Not for me but I’m sure the local yuppies love it.

On 7th October 2017 - rating: 5
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dave stray left this review about William Bray

Pub in surrey which actually sells Surrey Hills now that what I call cool. Don't worry about the Stig, some say he's an alcoholic and that he drives a bicycle one handed, all we know is that his barmaids serve fast.

On 5th July 2012 - rating: 8
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Old Blue left this review about William Bray

Some say this pub is owned by Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame, others that it’s Julian Bailey, erstwhile racing driver also known as The Stig. Formerly the Prince of Wales, signage around the place informs us that it’s now named after a famous 18th century man of letters, whose writings prove that baseball was actually invented in England before the USA existed, and was played by women as well as men.

It consists of two main rooms, the set ‘Bray Restaurant’ on the left, and the smaller ‘Shere Bar’ on the right, and feels well run and friendly. Four hand pumps as of yesterday offered Shere Drop (twice), Ranmore Ale (on pretty good form) and Doombar The menu was priced towards the higher end of gastropub catering (cheapest mains at £11.95); however, we ate here and thought the food was extremely good.

Outside there is both a seating area with modern, black outdoor furniture, and behind it a traditional pub garden, perhaps indicative of the way the pub tries to have a broad appeal. Yes, it’s primarily a gastropub, but on the other hand not everyone in the bar was eating, and I for one would feel comfortable coming here just for a drink. Yes, it’s expensive, but it does its thing very well, and if your wallet is feeling heavy this would be an agreeable place to come and lighten it.

On 27th November 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Gomshall, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Chilworth, 3.2 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Clandon, 4.34 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for William Bray, Shere
7th Oct 2017, 10:55
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
16th Sep 2017, 18:24
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 October 2014 by Graham Coombs
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - 10pm
Monday9am - 11pm
Tuesday9am - 11pm
Wednesday9am - 11pm
Thursday9am - 11pm
Friday9am - 11pm
Saturday9am - 11pm
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