Desperate for a pint? We don’t blame you! It’s been a rough few weeks with lockdown 2.0 and we’re as excited as you are for hospitality businesses reopening.

Things aren’t quite back to normal yet though and although national lockdown restrictions have been lifted, local restrictions are now in place in line with Guildford’s Tier 2 allocation.

If you’re hoping to head out to the pub this weekend, here are the key points to bear in mind:

  • Households cannot mix indoors
  • The ‘rule of six’ will apply outdoors
  • Pubs and restaurants will shut at 11pm (with last orders at 10pm)
  • Alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal
  • Licensed venues must operate table service only
  • Face coverings must be worn when not sat at your table
  • You should use the NHS COVID-19 App to check-in when you see QR posters displayed
  • Continue to follow guidance around social distancing and hand washing
  • You should try to pay with contactless where you can

Venues are working hard to put measures in place to adhere to new guidelines so work with them to help keep Guildford safe.
Full info on local restrictions can be found here.

Here’s which pubs and bars are open in the town centre:

The Three Pigeons
169 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ

11.00am – 11.00pm (food until 10pm) Monday – Friday
10.00am – 11.00pm (food until 10pm) Saturday
11.00am – 11.00pm (food until 10pm) Sunday

Serving tasty tipples and traditional pub food  – winter warmers like Steak & Ale Pie and Slow Cooked Lamb Shank feature on the main menu. They also have a new weekend brunch offering and are also resuming their weekly quiz every Thursday evening from 7.30pm.

Ordering can be done via the ‘My Pub’ app – download it before your visit.

CLICK HERE to view the full menu and to make a booking or call 01483 575728.

The Star Inn
2 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY

12.00pm – 10.00pm (food until 9.30pm) Monday – Saturday
12.00pm – 9.00pm (food until 8.30pm) Sunday

This historic pub off the High Street has lots of snug and cosy corners as well as an intimate courtyard garden. Their food menu, featuring crowd pleasers like Fish & Chips and Sausage & Mash, is complimented by a good selection of wines by the glass, traditional Kentish cask ales and a range of distinctive lagers.

CLICK HERE to view the full menu. To make a booking call 01483 532887.

Growlers & Cans
24 Chertsey Street, Guildford, GU1 4HD

4.00pm – 8.00pm Tuesday – Thursday
2.00pm – 10.00pm Friday
12.00pm – 10.00pm Saturday
12.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday

Independent taproom & bottle shop Growlers & Cans have buddied up with their Chertsey Street neighbours and are now serving Nuro kebabs –  the perfect accompaniment to a craft beer! Not stopping? Purchase one of their refillable growlers to be topped up with something from the taps to takeaway. A great gift idea to boot!

The Royal Oak
15 Trinity Courtyard, Guildford, GU1 3RR

12.00pm – 11.00pm Monday – Saturday
12.00pm – 10.00pm Sunday

Enjoy a pint with some simple, substantial fayre beside the fire at The Royal Oak (outside seating also on offer). Pasties, Scotch & Pork Pies will all be available hot and cold with Heinz sides and fresh salad. Want your beers to go? The Oak’s off-license is still going strong! You can peruse their beers and pre-order on their website: Why not pick up a Christmas gift box whilst you’re there?

The George Abbot
7 – 11 High Street, Guildford, GU2 4AB

11.00am – 10.00pm (with food until 9.00pm) 7 days a week.

Pub classics and burgers a plenty are on the menu at The George Abbot along with a solid selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails . CLICK HERE for the full menu and to make an online booking or call the pub on 01483 456890.

The Britannia
9 Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BE

12.00pm – 11.00pm (last orders 10.00pm with food until 9.30pm) Mon – Sat
12.00pm – 7.00pm (last order 6.30pm with food until 6.00pm) Sun

Serving freshly-prepared traditional pub dishes with a special menu for young diners, this waterside wonder also has plenty of outdoor seating on offer.

CLICK HERE to see the full menu. To make a booking, either call 01483 572160 or email

The King’s Head
Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3XQ

12.00pm – 10.00pm 7 days a week

Home cooked food and seating across a large two level outside area with heaters are two big pluses at this lively town centre pub. Call 01483 575004 or email to make a booking.

6 Tunsgate, Guildford, GU1 3QT

10.00am – 10.00pm Monday – Saturday
10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday

Tattam’s have a bookable heated outdoor seating area out the back looking on to Milkhouse Gate as well as first come first served seating on Tunsgate and a small number of tables inside. They have breakfast, lunch and evening food options available to accompany their fantastic selection of cocktails. CLICK HERE to make a booking or call 01483 346050.

All Bar One
16 – 17 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AF

11.00am – 11.00pm (last orders 10pm) Monday – Thursday
10.00am – 11.00pm (last orders 10pm) Friday – Sunday

All Bar One have just launched their festive menu and look forward to welcoming you to dine with them. CLICK HERE to make a booking or call 01483 455397,

The White House
8 High Street, Guildford, GU2 4AJ

11.00am – 10.00pm (food 12.00pm – 9.30pm) Monday – Saturday
11.00am – 8.00pm (food 12.00pm – 7.30pm) Sunday

The White House offers a range of delicious dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients plus daily specials and Sunday roasts. They have an outside ground floor seating area looking out to the River Wey as well as an upper terrace attached to their private dining room. CLICK HERE to view the full menu and make a booking or call 01483 302006.

Pews Bar & Courtyard
21 Chapel Street, Guildford, GU1 3UL

5.00pm – 10.00pm Monday – Thursday
12.00pm – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 11.00pm Friday
12.00pm – 11.00pm Saturday
12.00pm – 9.00pm Sunday

Another example of a local business collaboration, Pews will be continuing to serve food from Meat the Greek and Red Planet Pizza. They aren’t taking bookings for the time being so tables will be given to customers on a first come, first served basis and allocated for a 2 hour time slot. For more info call 01483 535 012 to speak to one of the team.

The Rodboro Buildings

8.00am – 11.00pm (last food and drink orders 10pm)  Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 11.00pm (last food and drink orders 10pm) Sunday

Offering an expansive range of reasonably priced food and drink with some exciting new additions to the breakfast menu. Use the Wetherspoon app and they’ll bring your food and drink to your table.


Corkage on Quarry Street will be returning to operating bar service from Wednesday 9th December, keep an eye on their website for further updates:

Keen an eye on our Facebook page for further updates and remember to be cautious, calm and kind if you’re out and about in Guildford this weekend!