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The Keep

29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
+44 1483 450600
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“whisky shop” (5 reviews)
“small pub” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here last week for a drink before eating out. Sat upstairs as a whisky event on downstairs. Upstairs toilet looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks. Disgusting! Won't be returning.

Thank davidlisapage
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good choice and well presented. I am vegetarian and didn't struggle to find something I liked. Would happily eat here again. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Kess100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the small event room upstairs as a catch-up for those who couldn't make it to the main stag party aboard. Jane was amazing at getting us booked in and so welcoming. Bar service was great, and drinks choice is second to none in...More

Thank Sebastian B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I popped in here for a drink in the early evening. It is a small but cosy place with a small outside courtyard heated with a heating lamp during cold weather. The staff were friendly, and the beer was good, although not a big selection...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we were visiting Guildford and passed the pub during our wandering as it was lunch and the pub was just opening we decided to give it a try we were not disappointed the owner was friendly and attentive we ordered the plough mans lunch with...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I visited The Keep (several times already) following a recommendation by a colleague. The place does have a good selection of gin (exactly what I was looking for) and offers nice atmosphere especially in the evenings. It would be great if the bar staff are...More

Thank Gergana M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It isn't often that you get pleasantly surprised by the average looking public house but The Keep has a few secrets. It is unpretentiously set in a run of terrace properties opposite Guildford's Castle Keep. So many pubs in Guildford have been ruined by their...More

Thank Charlotteville
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The ale selection is not the biggest in town but the ale chosen is good quality and is always well kept. I have been to The Keep for a number of years now and I have never had a bad pint of ale here. Good...More

Thank BorisBaboon
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I visited the pub restaurant recently. The food was fine but the state of the men's toilets was a disgrace. There was grime and dirt over the exposed outlet pipes and cubicle sides The pipes could be boxed in to avoid this hygiene risk. The...More

Thank Geoffrey R
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub not long ago to be largely disappointed about the lack of ales and taps on! When we entered the landlady didn't even get up off her seat to welcome us - we didn't even get a hello. It took her at...More

Thank Ella S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 450600
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