Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green

4.6
69 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Just a 10-minute drive from Guildford but feeling like it’s a world away, the Red Lion Inn is situated in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills countryside.

Our outdoor seating areas are peaceful and relaxing, and you have a choice of seating, either overlooking the village green, where you can watch the world go by, or in our own colourful pub garden and patio area.

Inside, our pub has everything you could wish for in a traditional village local, including freshly prepared food, a fine selection of cask ales, open wood-burning fires, traditional flagstone flooring and wooden beams, and extensive wine list
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Went for Sunday lunch and it was exceptional, cracking food and great staff. Will certainly be back.

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Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for the great feedback and 5 Star rating. Looking forward to your next visit to the Red Lion Inn. Sean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service!

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hello, Thank you for the 5 Star rating and feedback. Hope to see you soon. Sean

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LisaF
Surrey
57 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Fantastic service and they've set up the outside area well - just shame about the good old British weather!

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 19 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate it. Chat soon. Sean

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, nice place. Portions could be bigger for the price.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for the feedback, really appreciate it. Hoping to see you back again. Sean

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KevinT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely meal on Saturday. It was such a lovely experience for us all.

All of the staff were so warm and friendly from the very first interaction.

Food was really tasty - not trying too hard to be overly complex, it was just really tasty food.

Will definitely be back - it was busy and the ambience was so nice.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello Kevin, Really happy you all had a great experience with us. Looking forward to chatting on your next visit. Sean

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday treat for my wife and the staff were lovely. Even considering we had to sit outside due to current restrictions. We visited for a meal and will be visiting again soon. Thanks

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello, Glad your wife’s birthday treat was enjoyable. Thank you for your positive review. See you soon. sean

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Hangry
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Not great for anyone wanting gluten-free options. Kids meals were also very limited. Oh, and no pizza dough left. In a word - disappointing.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hi, Please read the feedback on Tripadvisor. Thank you. Sean

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MarkO
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the most amazing Sunday lunch- the food was fantastic and the service was very friendly and also efficient - particularly impressive given how busy the pub was! A very pretty setting and a lovely garden, but what made the Red Lion stand out was how hard everyone worked to make it a special experience. My parents loved it too and we will definitely be back!

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello Mark, We are happy to see that you all loved your time with us and thank you for your great review. Chat soon. Sean

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KatieF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were by a quiet road out the front of the pub so I've marked ambience down 1 star but overall we will be going back. Food was lovely, great service, and friendly atmosphere 😀

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello Katie, Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed the food and our service. On weekends there is usually some event happening on the green opposite the pub. Maybe on your next visit it might be a better experience all round. See you soon. Sean

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Bertie
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

perhaps some more heat lamps could have been provided for out door eating and more staff to take orders more quickly.

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Responded on 8 May 2021

Hi Bertie, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are in the process of adding heaters as well as recruiting good staff. Hopefully your next visit will be comfortable. See you soon. Sean

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vipLloyd
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great staff, just wrap up warm if your planning on staying after the sun hides away.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hi Lloyd, Pleased to see you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully the evenings will warm up soon. Chat soon. Sean

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LouiseK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Red Lion is in a pretty location with tables out the front overlooking the Green or round the back in a delightful garden. The service was very cheerful although a touch slow and the food was excellent, with a great choice from the menu.

I would highly recommend this pub! It's also a great location for hikes.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello Louise, Thank you for your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit to possibly make those 4 into 5. Sean

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MelW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended

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GillianP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both had 2 starters, an alcoholic drink or two and a coffee. The choice of starters was excellent and a bit different and it made for a very tasty lunch. Not cheap - but well worth the money. We also enjoyed the friendly, welcoming and efficient service we experienced from everyone.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hi Gillian, We are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for your feedback. See you soon. Sean

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LucyB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service and a thoroughly enjoyable time. Very much looking forward to returning.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hello Lucy, Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Sean

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DonnaJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great staff who were efficient and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended.

Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green
Responded on 8 May 2021

Hi Donna, We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. See you soon. Sean

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ColeenS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really lovely evening out; the staff were so welcoming and made us feel very special. And the food was lovely too. Many thanks.

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DavidC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was really nice ambience fantastic really nice to see it being run so well Keep up the good work it’s a great village pub

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IW3012
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Big garden, imaginative menu at reasonable price and very welcoming staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, always friendly and food and drinks are perfect. Can’t go wrong

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Very very slow service albeit staff were very friendly, but an hour and a half after arriving we were still waiting for the main course

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LindaR
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Varied menu, delicious food, beautifully presented and served efficiently with humour in a Covid-safe environment. Excellent beer too!

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cherry
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faboulous food, great atmosphere, very friendly staff and helpful. Food prices are good.The Red Lion is my favourite Pub and Restaurant. I can highly recommend.

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IanB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Sunday Lunch in Surrey, and probably further.

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LauraK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Sadly our first experience after lock down meeting friends was not good. We had to wait 45 minutes for our first drink and an hour and half for food. Rather than relaxing, we spent a lot of time trying to get some service for our table of 6. In the end, the service improved and the staff were very apologetic.

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LucyS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The new landlord is doing a great job of getting going in difficult circumstances! We went prepared for the outside and enjoyed our supper and just being out again with others. Food was original and good!

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CharlotteR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went on sat night great atmosphere inthe garden. Warm friendly people and the star was the food. I had the chicken and it was simply amazing.

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GayS
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointed with the lack of vegetables and no option to order a side dish but steak was lovely.
Also the the burger came with no garnish and not well presented!
I also realise it is early days and we’ve just come out of lock down.

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JessicaP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a joyous place this is to be on a sunny weekend afternoon. The beer garden is delightful, the service by charming young waiters charming and helpful. The pizzas are delicious and a good wine list. Will definitely be back!

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KayG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our Saturday lunch at the Red Lion last week. Fish and chips were excellent and the service was friendly, efficient and fast.

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FW11
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice to return to a pub again. Lunch was in their attractive garden, and the waiters were all very pleasant. Starters were good, although portions were a little small.
My family enjoyed their mains but my lamb chop (singular!) was small and overcooked. However, as the service was slow and we'd been sitting for an hour by then I was hungry and ate it. The kids had sorbets for dessert - one scoop for £6 each was ridiculous. Overall the meal was ok at best, service was friendly but slow, my one (!) lamb chop was tiny and over-cooked, and the whole meal was very expensive. Such a shame as we were so looking forward to it.

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RhonaW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely to sit outside in the sunshine, with good food, great service and family. Big bonus that dogs are made so welcome. Hope to return soon.

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JaneL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to be able to enjoy a meal out again & The Red Lion made it a fantastic experience - The food was delicious & the staff were very welcoming & efficient - We all had a fabulous time! A big thank you to Sean & his team.

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Charlotte
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Was very disappointed with the food. It looked so good on the website, and the prices indicate it should be quality, but the burger was cheap meat, came with a small portion of scattered fries, and didn't even come with salad, and the puddings were terrible. One was supposed to be Nutella and white chocolate, but you couldn't taste the Nutella and there were just a few measly pieces of white chocolate, so you couldn't taste that either. For anyone who enjoys good food, stay clear, we definitely won't be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening. Staff very friendly and food was lovely. Will be returning!

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Sarah
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cosy and sunny garden for a Covid-friendly lunch. The pizzas are huge so make sure you arrive hungry!

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EmmaT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Despite being busy, service felt personal & attentive..Buzzy atmosphere. Varied menu. Will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly landlord who was extremely polite, helpful and accommodating. Our waitress whose name I think was Kirsty (it was only her 2nd shift), was amazing, again very pleasant, helpful and attentive, we will definitely be back!

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GJMilne
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly attentive staff. Food was fresh and to a high standard. The ginger pudding was amazing. The burger and fish & chips were excellent.

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MariahS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The red lion is lovely the only thing about our visit was that we had to sit outside and there was no outdoor heating, so this meant we didn’t stay as long as we would have liked.

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Red Lion Inn - Shamley Green is rated 4.6 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.