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The Horse guards inn

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Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
+44 1798 342332
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I had stumbled across the pub in the summer, and having only had time for a drink, decided we definitely wanted to come back for a meal, so when it came to booking a Valentine's dinner, the horse guards inn was our first choice! We were not disappointed, the staff were so attentive and friendly from the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a popular pub that I think booking is necessary - we came on Thursday and the place was packed. We were taking a friend for lunch on the way to the Turner Exhibition at Petworth and because it is so cosy we almost wished that we didn't have to leave. The food as usual was delicious and our friendly... More 

Thank Mabel B
London, England, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch by the fire on a cold chilly February day. Amazing food, yummy meatballs, pakora and soup...great service from a genuine and enthusiastic hipster team in the middle of conservative Sussex. Amazing food, lovely place great decor and really up to the minute flavours and cooking style. They also have three rooms to stay which will be on my... More 

Thank Londonfoodsnob16
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Oh I love this place. I'm aware the last few reviews I've written have all been ridiculously positive. I feel like I should be writing a scathing review, slating the food and slagging off the staff just to make my contributions more even. But really, this pub is the pub of all pubs. I wish it was closer to where... More 

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A longstanding favourite, which it will remain. A very busy New Years Day so our table occupancy was limited to 2.5 hours. Not unreasonable but not signalled beforehand. A very well dressed pub with good food imaginatively presented. Try the tomato juice for theatricals! Our soup was ok but tepid and so sent back. Replaced willingly but still not hot.... More 

Thank arc504
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my 4th time visiting the beautiful and quirky Horse Guards Inn. My boyfriend received a voucher for a nights stay and a meal for his birthday which we decided to do yesterday. We arrived on a very chilly late afternoon and were met with roaring fires in every room and a buzzing atmosphere. Once again, all the locally... More 

Thank Kate S
New Forest
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have friends who live in Horley. We live in the New Forest so we chose the Horse Guards as our half-way meeting point. What a find!. Smashing, rural location, old fashioned charm, cosy English pub. Best of all, as it was nearing Christmas, the pub was decorated in traditional decorations all done with a lovely attention to detail. The... More 

Thank ANW55
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I visited here a few weeks back with my boyfriend for our anniversary meal after hearing many recommendations to try it out. It certainly met our expectations and we loved our visit to the horse guards inn. Our table was booked at 9pm (on a Friday night) and we turned up at 8.30pm to have a drink at the bar.... More 

Thank milllicent15
Kent UK
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I found this inn by chance googling places to eat in the area to treat my mother in law to lunch for her birthday. I'm so pleased I found it! We all three had a superb lunch in a wonderful environment and served by friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. So many lovely things on the menu it was hard to... More 

Thank NickyJMW
Chelmsford,Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

i first heard of this pub some 5 years ago in a Sunday Times article and until this last weekend life had conspired to keep me from visiting. On Sunday evening however we booked in for dinner. Having arrived very early the staff looked after our every need including putting us close to a log fire to help us thaw... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Tillington
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 342332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?