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This charming 18th-century inn not only has bags of character, with its wonky timber-framed walls and sloping floors, but sumptuous rooms, imaginative cuisine and a pretty riverside terrace for al fresco dining too. Fireside armchairs are perfect for relaxing and there are fabulous countryside walks to enjoy year-round.

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Situated in the pretty village of Eashing next to a former mill and weir on the banks of the River Wey, it's five minutes from the busy A3 across a medieval bridge. Charming Godalming with its independent shops, cafes and railway station is two miles away. Trains to Waterloo take 46 minutes. Nearby you can enjoy great walking in the Surrey Hills, Winkworth Arboretum, Watts Gallery with works by Victorian artist George Watts and Hogs Back Brewery tours.

By car: Just over an hour from London, 2 hours 15 minutes from Birmingham, around 4 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on site.

By train: the direct train to Godalming from London Waterloo takes around 40 minutes. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from Godalming station. Book trains to Godalming.

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The contemporary country-themed décor features leafy wallpaper in the bedrooms and framed fishing flies in the riverside restaurant. The bar and restaurant are cosy thanks to roaring fires, and the atmosphere is lively and relaxed. Newspaper cuttings and an 1850 inventory - the pub sold for 47,15 shillings and six pence - document its history.


Service is efficient, and the waiters are happy to answer questions about the inn's history, the food or the company's ale. If they don't know, they find out. Outdoors, there are walking trails to explore and al fresco weir-side dining to savour. Inside, fireside armchairs, log fires and newspapers beckon on cold nights.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Dog-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Seven stylish bedrooms, named after local villages, are furnished in neutrals and come with leafy patterned wallpaper, light wood furniture and matching throws and cushions with splashes of burnt orange. Timber-framed rooms in the original building are romantic and more characterful. King-sized beds are comfy and the linen is crisp. Bathrooms have rain showers.

Room types: Double or King-size room

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, luxury ESPA toiletries, king-size or double bed, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi


The quality of the locally sourced food is excellent. Specials are inviting, with pan-fried sea bass with harissa garlic butter hitting the spot. Silent Pool and Thunderery Hills gins are from Surrey, cheeses come from Sussex and Hampshire and ales are from nearby Hogs Back. A delicious full English breakfast is gargantuan (only Continental midweek).

Restaurant: informal, modern British cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Serving food Mon-Fri 12-3pm / 5.30-8.30pm & Sat-Sunday: 12-8.30pm. Mains from £12.95.

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