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Queen Victoria, Shalford

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Lovely drinkers pub, quite small, the food looked good, choice of 3 real ales.
FredCarno - 21 Feb 2016 13:08
A pleasant pub with a mix of local drinkers and diners enjoying the excellent food. However, the three hand pumps are rarely all employed and occasionally none are! It is a shame they cannot consistently have a decent selection of beers particularly those from local breweries.
Shmian - 5 Feb 2015 19:57
No too sure which pub the reviewer below went into? The pub has been refurbished and now looks cleaner, brighter and more spacious. The product on offer is exactly the same as before; Good beer, great food and excellent service. The furniture is exactly the same as was in the pub before and there is no white furniture. The pub still offers open mic on a Wednesday, quiz on a Thursday and various live music events every month. Sometimes a change is good. Not sure? Then pop in for yourself.
DarcyFarqua - 14 Mar 2013 15:02
Disaster!

I went in today and saw the "refurb" - basically yet another boring grey themed chain pub now. The atmosphere has been ripped out and it looks like the interior of a McDonalds. A couple of stunned locals sitting there not knowing what to think - is it a pub, an expensive restaraunt of a Doctors surgery??

I mean white furtniture in a pub - what a joke!

Can't see Live Music happening anymore the interior just doesn't suit anymore

No doubt the menu ( when / if) it is back on will be £30 burgers.

A real shame.

Keep going to Wonersh, the Grantly still does the traditional pub thing
Hootch - 19 Feb 2013 21:30
Closing for another refurb. Why ????
ThePilgrim - 7 Feb 2013 17:26
Passed today and a lease for rent sign up.
ThePilgrim - 30 Aug 2012 14:14
This is a really nice small pub offering (when I visited) three draft beers, I tried the Brakespear which was excellent. While I didn't try the food because of time shortage the menu looks interesting.

Speaking of time shortage, why do so few pubs offer a simple sandwich for those who have not got the time to settle down and really enjoy the food.
Surreyyokel - 24 May 2012 10:32
Small cozy pub can get a bit packed when live music is on.
ThePilgrim - 31 May 2011 15:39
Nice pub but you only need a few people in to fill it,saying that beer was fine.
FredCarno - 21 Oct 2010 20:12
Just to let you all know that the Queen Vic is now serving food Tuesday to Saturday days and evenings, and is also doing a full roast on a Sunday. It is very good quality food and all produce is fresh and locally sourced.
There is also an open mic night on a wednesday evening and live bands on Fridays and Saturdays.
The beer garden is in the process of a MAJOR refurb to match the recently refurbished interior. This work will be completed soon, so please don't be alarmed by the "construction mess" currently around the place!
This is a good community pub and dogs are welcomed in here as it is a good stop off point for many walkers.
The guest ale is rotated regularly and is currently Summer Lightning - a very tasty and refreshing tipple.
Queen_Vic - 8 Jul 2010 16:58
Tucked away by the station you could easily miss this pub,it`s had a refurb.which is a great improvement on the last time we were here,this is a good village pub for a beer.
Shanty - 22 Mar 2010 14:27
Called in the other night with a mate,the refurb looks really good,2 real ales on as listed by thirstybob,not a place to go to eat but a very good pub for a pint or 2 or 3 or.
BertNurk - 3 Mar 2010 18:21
Definitely open. Nice feel about it Still pretty local. Two ales when we went by, Forty-Niner and Brakspears at 3. The Queen Vic changes every decade but at least it's still a proper pub and dead handy for thirst rail users. I remember some Genesis gold disc hanging on the wall in the '70s when Phil Collins lived across the allotments, showing my age now . No TV or dartboard any more BTW.
thirstybob - 9 Jan 2010 19:46
Definitely open. Nice feel about it Still pretty local. Two ales when we went by, Forty-Niner and Brakspears at 3. The Queen Vic changes every decade but at least it's still a proper pub and dead handy for thirst rail users. I remember some Genesis gold disc hanging on the wall in the '70s when Phil Collins lived across the allotments, showing my age now . No TV or dartboard any more BTW.
thirstybob - 9 Jan 2010 19:46
Went past the other night ( Mon.) and looked dark and closed,anyone know if it is ???
ThePilgrim - 26 Nov 2009 19:34
Slight adjustment of ownership, anyway. Still remains a friendly, traditional local. Beer well kept - Shere Drop has been in fine form in recent weeks. Good value basic menu at luchtimes.
sotweedfactor - 11 Apr 2009 14:11
Change of ownership on the way,i have always found this a good drinking pub.
giveusabeer - 16 Aug 2008 12:43
It`s only a pub if it`s got beer which this didn`t last week !!
stroller - 4 Jul 2008 21:23
Me and me Smallpiece called in here leak had some of the Newkie brown stuff and leaked it,it`s small leak me but ey by gum its not bed.Could not get any of me feavrite pot noodles though.
Smallpiece - 21 Jun 2008 12:01
I see MrReasonable is not sticking to his name again, youv`e not been at the meths again have you ?
Beersupper - 20 Jun 2008 11:33
The Queen Vic is where the Shalford locals drink for a reason - it's a genuine country pub, family friendly, with pub prices and cooked food. The owner ( Berger) mans the bar and whilst a little reserved is genuinely happy to chat with customers ( his preferred topic is cricket of which he has an encyclopedic knowledge). Old World charm and a place to relax, grab a proper country pub meal and settle in for the afternoon. Refreshing lack of loud music, just to murmur of conversation.

Plenty of parking outside and nearby in the Station car park. Beer garden and cosy outside provision for smokers.

This pub is on the ascendancy since the Seahorse became an expensive steel and glass restaurant for London day trippers.

Sure, the wellie and barbour clad locals will keep to themselves but that is part of the charm of this well run friendly local. Try engaging in conversation with them and you might find they are mostly London investment bankers in disguise.

Hootch - 12 Jun 2008 12:27
Had rung The Seahorse to find out their opening times 2 days' before and then turned up to find them closed with the builders in. Huh! Par for the course with that one. So, change of plan and we met at this pub.

Despite its appearance, we had a reasonably-priced, well-cooked lunch and although we were not beer drinkers, coffee was no problem, and the landlord was polite, efficient and friendly.

The locals founds us interesting - three ladies wot were lunching!

Huge potential and going the right way about it.
LadyHGG - 24 Apr 2008 14:00
This pub seems to be on the slide at the moment was a good little dinking den.
stroller - 17 Mar 2008 14:29
Tried the Bold Foresters beer from Ringwood. Was in good condition. Have to agree it feels like a mature drinkers pub, though not unfriendly just not that appealing to someone like myself - 22 at the moment.

However its handily placed to the station if nothing else.
aleman - 8 Mar 2007 16:12
This is a good drinkers pub,reasonably priced food too
Beersupper - 20 Jun 2006 19:39
Small 'traditional' type pub right next to Shalford station. Should think it's nice and cosy in winter - open fireplace, tastefully decorated with prints and photographs of local scenes. Three ales on handpump - I had fff Moondance which was excellent, there was also London Pride and Greene King IPA.
Rich66 - 27 Aug 2005 23:02
This place has retained the traditional village pub atmosphere but has all the qualities looked for by today's customers. Their food is exceptionally good - and good value - the beers are well kept and don't hang around long enough to go 'tired'. The boss, Neil, knows his job. He is friendly with everyone and is prepared to work hard.Suited and booted, or straight off the building site, customers all get the same welcome. One of the best pubs in the area for food, real ale and good service.
mikeal - 26 Jul 2005 23:03
Nice pub, friendly place to enjoy a drink and some good conversation. They have some excellent real ales from Hog's Back Brewery.
anon - 23 Sep 2004 00:20
Seems like a pub for the 'mature' drinkers. Young people may feel more welcome in the bars in town.


Will - 1 Sep 2004 17:56
my husband and i are from the US and were told this is where phil collins used to frequent. during a recent visit to the UK, we stopped in for a look and ended up staying for many pints and a delicious lunch. very welcoming place and we would most definitely return on our next trip.
bungichris - 4 Mar 2004 16:28
It's one of those pubs where you walk in and go 'urrrrr'. They give you a strange look and you have to leave after a pint.
Dunc - 20 Aug 2003 13:30
This is the Greatest pub of all time.
anonymous - 23 Jun 2003 12:49
My new favourite pub. Great for a few pints, good beer and friendly atmosphere.
anon - 12 May 2003 17:00
Friendly local pub with friendly staff. Great variety of drinks. Food is a good value and very well cooked (all home made). The sunday roasts are brilliant and good value (do book as they are very popular.)
This pub is a great favourite to many locals....one local has been drinking there for over 60 years!!!
helen - 14 Feb 2003 10:24

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