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A lovely cozy pub with good food and a very good choice of real ales, I stayed on one from a brewery in Dunsfold which i`d not come across before, top notch.
The food was excellent and service friendly and on the ball.
Recommended. 9/10
ThePilgrim - 2 Feb 2016 18:37
Nice villagey pub which is clearly a destination pub for Surrey families. Beer was good. Food is pricey but there are sandwiches which look like good value to me.
rainlight - 19 Aug 2015 16:26
Popped in for beer after a recommendation.
Nice beer from a good selection.
A lovely traditional feel to the pub
Delightful staff.
I look forward to returning to sample the food.
jkbayley - 15 Jan 2012 15:55
After joining beer in the evening to search for a child friendly pub in the Surrey area I was delighted to come across the Dog & Pheasant .Myself & my family have been coming here since it was taken over 3yrs ago & are delighted that the traditional country pub is back ! Great food, FANTASTIC fresh fish selection daily, friendly & professional service & a good choice of real ales for my husband, not to mention the childrens area which my kids love especially when the ponies are in the back field!!
I have seen a couple of negative reveiws on here recently & would like to defend, what I consider to be a fantastic pub that caters for everybody! I highly recommend this to all my friends and family regularly & have never received bad feedback from any of them! I have never seen the pub empty & normally have to book a table so in my opinion these negative ratings are few & far between!
Familygirl7 - 11 Jul 2011 10:35
There are many reviews for this pub with comments about the slow service. I ignored them. I advise you not to do the same. There is a reason why there are so many comments about the poor service. After waiting 45 minutes from ordering I enquired what had happened to our starters. Five minutes later two starters arrived...they were not the ones we had ordered! At that point we left. How long would we have to wait for the right starters? How long after that for our main courses to arrive? Should I have packed a couple of sleeping bags? My advice to you all...don't bother eating here...ever!!!
calculus50 - 1 Jul 2011 22:26
Piece of glass in the salad, broken tooth and an expensive emergency visit to the dentist. In addition, the manager blamed the supplier (Secrett's) because "they have no glass in the kitchen". This is absurd - where do they fill up the little jars they serve sauces in?

In addition, the four mains turned up at different times and one sirloin was not done rare as ordered but medium. This was rejected which meant a further wait. Also, both sirloins were tough.

Neither of the children ate their meals. This was because both the burger and the pasta were mediocre at best. AVOID.
Surreygulag - 21 Apr 2011 15:23
Excellent food and very well kept beer - well worth a visit
GRS40 - 2 Aug 2010 18:04
went in here after I had heard great comments from others on the 30th june lunch time wasnt that busy we ordered a ploughmans with ham and a burger n chips. received 30 mins later only to discover ploughmans didnt have cheese I went back to complain and recevied 10 mins later then discovered my burger was completley rare !!! complained again eventualy got replacement 30 mins later but no chips had to wait another 15 mins. OVER ALL THIS EXPERIENCE WAS DREADFULL I SPENT 24 FOR THIS RUBBISH AND THE SERVICE LEAVES ALOT TO DESIRE I DIDNT EVEN GET AN APOLOGY AND WILL NEVER RETURN NOT TO MENTION I WILL DEFINETLY BE NOT RECOMENDING IT. I work hard for my money and dont appreciate wasting it SO WAKE UP TO CUSTOMER SERVICE
loro - 7 Jul 2010 20:54
Personally think it's gone a little down hill since the summer but still nice enough country pub.
onefortheditch - 26 Jan 2010 12:49
More restaurant than pub but still a great place to sit and muse.
justahalfthen - 22 Dec 2009 14:49
further to my rather negative review last yr i went back a couple of months ago and am happy to report that we enjoyed one of the best lunches ever. 13 for a roast but it was a v tasty, v fresh full plate - no complaints. i didn't fancy the look of the chips (the kind that look like potato peelings) but other than that everyone was happy with their orders, the puddings were knock out also. welcome back, D&P!
lovearoast - 8 Jun 2009 15:02
Lovely traditional English pub and a location to match.
nickthefish - 27 Feb 2009 06:08
I came here a couple of weeks ago with my wife kids & a bunch of friends. The staff were good fun & made sure we had a great time - we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon by a roaring log fire - it doesn't get any better....just did - they were showing the 6 nations Rugby [ Why we didn't leave it as the 5 nations, the Italians just can't play !!]

The food was great & I just cant fault this place for atmosphere. we are going to adopt the Dog as a definite summer boozer with the cricket pitch opposite - .................... come on summer ...............
Paul.J.A - 26 Feb 2009 23:00
Good day, someone I know e-mailed me this website might think this is a strange email, but I worked in the Dog & Pheasant in 1996. I am South African and lived in the UK in 1996 & 1997. I still remember those days very well. I often think about the Pub. Len Foord was the owner then. We had wonderful times in the garden, watching cricket and having BBQ's! I wonder if some of the locals still live there. I remember Rodger, he came in every day and had his own bar stool and beer mug. Then there was Suzie...she had a dog that came in with her and I had treats for him behind the bar. There was Jeremy and Liz and Tori (Victoria) and Jason. And Pete Carter...I hope to return one day for a visit - I have very good memories of Brook.Regards Mariette.
MarietteSwart - 4 Feb 2009 05:27
I have been visiting this pub for 40 years and can remember the good old days when John and his father were in charge. However, times move on and this is the best the D & P has been since.

First visit today since the new ownership, service as good - friendly and polite - as always. it was apparent food was from best ingredients, and not overpriced. The whole place has been tidied and cleaned up whilst retaining the charm of a local pub. Good luck to them, will go back now plenty of times.

Beer - Timothy Taylor. Ringwood Forty Niner as well as Best and one other I cannot remember. Also noticed draught cider
isjohnthere - 23 Jan 2009 00:43
Cambodi another newbie to the site !! Not sure i always believe newbies till they make more than one comment about different pubs,its always suspect when new people (or a chain in this case) take over a place and the pub site gets swamped with rave reviews.I agree this was a good country pub, will call in a week or so to see whats changed.
giveusabeer - 1 Dec 2008 10:34
I wanted to come and find out for myself about this pub after a horrible review, and discovered as I suspected that it was very good. The refurb is lovely, despite it being very busy this saturday lunch time, they found us a table within a minute of entering the pub, they let us bring our dogs in, and were exceptionally welcoming.
We had some delicous sandwiches in front of a lovely roaring, toasty fire and the chicken and chorizo was to die for. My companion said it was the best beef sandwich she has had in a very long time. Congratulations, we will definitely be going back.
cambodi - 29 Nov 2008 15:52
Question AnthonyRH how can a pub change so so much in 3 days from when ADavies was in, i would say you need to get out more.Can`t wait to see what it`s really like (as i said before it WAS a very good pub)
Beersupper - 25 Nov 2008 16:47
What a transformation! The new owners hve turned what was becoming a nice but tired old local into a vibrant and welcoming pub that Brook has been craving for years. We were lucky enough to be invited over on their opening night to meet the management and sample some of their food. We enjoyed it so much we have been back twice since and they have only been open a week! Our latest visit was sunday lunch, the pub was buzzing with all the tables filled with a mixture of age groups enjoying a roast dinner. My beef was lovely and pink and the roast potatoes perfectly crispy. Washing it down with a pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord capped off a great afternoon. I am looking forward to visiting the 'New' Dog & Pheasant many times.
AnthonyRH - 24 Nov 2008 21:50
Truly appalling and these are the New owners! Avoid like the plague. Where do I start? The fires weren't lit properly so the pub and restaurant reminded you of when there wasn't a smoking ban in place. We now smell like we've been at a bonfire party. The food. No vegetarian option even though this was confirmed before we arrived. The food arrived cold and incorrect, sent back arrived by the time my partner had finished. Served in bowls that make you think you are getting soup. Asked for desert. Took so long we gave up and went to pay. Because I had the special, I didn't see the price. Twice that of everything else on the menu. May be fine for a drink but there are loads of places that are 100 times better near by. As I said at the outset AVOID.
ADavies - 21 Nov 2008 22:18
I hear the Dog is being taken over by people that have 2 pubs in Guildford both of which they have changed the names of also turning them into bars and away from the As a pub person i hope they don`t ruin this lovely place like the other s.I don`t know why this pub keeps changing hands as i`m sure a competent landlord could make a go of it here.(not the get rich quick brigade tho.}.
We can but hope.Will leave my rating at 9/10 and will call in at a later date.
Beersupper - 18 Nov 2008 20:14
Popped in for some lunch today but found it closed. I spoke to the people who will be opening it shortly! A fellow called Myles who is a relation of one of the previous landlords, Doug? He has promised to restore the Dog and Pheasant back to its former glory! I am looking forward to it!
PhillH - 21 Oct 2008 17:09
I hear this pub has been closed for a few weeks now,i do hope it`s not closed for good !!!!
Beersupper - 19 Oct 2008 12:50
8 o'clock on a Saturday and we're the only car in the car park, didn't bode well. The food lived down to the expectations. The menu had totally changed from when we had come earlier in the year - no tapas or kangaroo and kiwi burgers. Both the steak and chips were very poor; duck was tough and swamped in a cherry(?) sauce; the fish pie was tasty but had too many carrots. Bar staff were disinterested and poured a very short pint, which they half topped up when requested. Won't be coming back.
Beer_Hound - 15 Sep 2008 23:39
ive given it a 3 because the young waitress was nice but if we're judging on food then a 1 or 2. im a local and the mill tavern in haslemere (best place for sunday roasts) was closed for a function so we thought we'd revisit this once excellent pub. our roasts were 12 each, the vegetables were curled, the meat tasteless. you get big portions, but how many nuked, soggy roast potatoes can you eat? my hospitality exec brother didnt like seeing the chefs wearing dirty clothes, either. you'd be better off buying a ready made meal and microwaving it at home. but do go here for a drink to enjoy this pretty part of the world.
lovearoast - 13 Jul 2008 13:23
Very good and unusual food - roasted in front of the open fire sometimes in the winter months. Prices rather high but very good food and proper portions - not decorated plates as with some other local pub/restaurants.

Good selection of ales, lovely character building with good atmosphere.

Problems: Often busy and not much car park space so have to park in lane opposite.
andy8 - 23 Jun 2008 08:17
Cracking food here now the new chef has settled in to compliment the excellent atmosphere at this delightful pub. I suspect a Franglais menu is in the offing!? Delightful.
Seant - 31 May 2008 00:11
popped in here last Saturday arvo whilst out match opposite...friendly barstaff and locals...addlestones cider a bit steep at 3.40 I thought,but a nice pub ...I shall return!
wolseley - 12 May 2008 14:06
Stopped of for a quick pint on our way to lunch with friends very pleasant will call again.
Beersupper - 31 Mar 2008 11:02
We were encouraged to try the dog and pheasant after reading a very positive review made by marco pierre white.Recently we went for sunday lunch with some friends and it was a disaster -the meal took forever to arrive and was lukewarm and barely edible when we finally got it, quite the most unpleasant meal we'd had in many a day.Worse than that our attempts to get the serving staff involved to remedy our disenchantment were met with scorn and derision and our complaints dismissed out of hand -Mine Host was nowhere to be seen throughout although he'd been very visible up to the time our problems started.What a disappointment -never again
pubcon - 12 Dec 2007 15:41
went for the first time on Saturday night,great atmosphere and super food. Kangeroo and Kiwi burger and friendly staff. We will be back.
anonymous - 29 Oct 2007 13:36
went for the first time on Saturday night,great atmosphere and super food. Kangeroo and Kiwi burger and friendly staff. We will be back.
anonymous - 29 Oct 2007 13:36
went for the first time on Saturday night,great atmosphere and super food. Kangeroo and Kiwi burger and friendly staff. We will be back.
anonymous - 29 Oct 2007 13:34
It's a bit of a drive for me but I go here quite a lot. I've really enjoyed it under Buzz and Juliet. Great atmosphere always, and the food has never dissapointed, on the rare occassion I felt like taking the financial hit. The Tapas is infact much more reasonably priced and I recommend it.

Good wines and beers, delightful building, and superb scenery. Worth a visit if you're in the Goldalming/Haslemere area.
Sussex_Ranger - 7 Sep 2007 15:41
Stopped off for a pint one sunday evening in June, staff outside, no one manning the bar, totally empty except for what I assume were two locals who looked very surprised to see another customer at the bar. Nice pub though, must have turned up on a bad night while all the staff were on a fag break.
anonymous - 6 Sep 2007 00:24
Went last Saturday with some friends and had excellent meal. Not cheap - steak was 18, but was superb. Other items on menu were more reasonably priced. It was cooked on open fire in bar, which was unusual. Atmosphere was good and staff friendly. Well worth trying.
stickinsect - 26 Mar 2007 08:20
Bad attitude from staff, won't be going back.
MankyBadger - 14 Mar 2007 19:10
We have been enjoying this pub for years and agree that the the new landlord has improved things. The garden is now idyllic in the evening. We however made the mistake of having Sunday lunch there today. The beer was excellent as ever but the food was average and over-priced and the staff were in chaos, due to the crowds. Service was very slow, amateurish and surly.
We have made the mistake of recommending the pub to several friends and now regret it.
adnamsfan - 11 Feb 2007 18:54
This pub has had its problems however the current landlords have completely turned it around. There is excellant food, good beer and a friendly atmosphere. I don't recognise the comments by anonymus on 6 Sep as you often have to book. A very popular pub which I will continue to patronise.
traveller11 - 14 Jan 2007 08:42
Have been back here on a Saturday night to try the food and it was really excellent. I would say that it was well worth the money and within what I would expect to pay for the type of food that was served . . . No sign of "Fish and Chips" or "burger" on the menu however so I am confused as to the comments by "anonymous" from 6th Sept . . . .

And the beer was still as good as last time :-)
slugbreff - 4 Oct 2006 13:43
Went to this pub during the week and had a very pleasant couple of pints of Bombardier and Adnams. (Ringwoods and Abbott also on offer.)

There is no television, no quiz night and no juke box - fantastic! But did have the loudest cat ever . . .

The food on the menu is expensive, but then again its more like restaurant food than pub grub and its what I would expect for that type of menu. The staff were helpful and friendly when I asked about vegetarian food - and even gave me a menu to take away to show to my partner. I didn't eat there this time, but I will certainly be giving it a try in the future.

slugbreff - 8 Sep 2006 09:39
Don't bother if you just want a drink!

Our suspicions regarding landlord's attitude were confirmed last Saturday, when we were told that our table was required. (It was the only one in the pub without a "Reserved" sign").

We've supported this pub - through thick and thin - for over three years now. The most recent change in management seemed like a good thing, until it became apparent that they are more bent on selling you their (frankly, overpriced*) food, than allowing you to have a quiet pint in the local. On the night in question there were six of us, including visiting family and friends with whom we have often previously visited the pub to drink and eat. All of us had just started our drinks, when the request was made. Admittedly, it was a busy night - with the Goodwood Revival providing a lot of diners. But methinks that driving their locals away, in favour of passing trade must surely be a mistake in the long term. We won't be going back.

* 12.50 for Fish and Chips 13.50 for a burger - with prices going upwards from there.
anonymous - 6 Sep 2006 18:00
Pleasant setting opposite the road from Brook's cricket ground. Limited and quite expensive menu, but the Bombardier went down well after a warm summer evening walk from Bowlhead Green.
rpadam - 28 Jul 2006 21:49
Totally agree , one of the most picturesque settings you could wish for . No better place to sup a pint while watching the cricket .
squatter - 12 Jul 2006 14:29
This pub has had years and years of ups and downs. A superb location, friendly locals but suffered from disastrous management that never really cared about the pub, or how to create a great atmosphere, provide good cooking or look after customers.
That has now changed, and is well worth a visit
locallocal - 12 Jul 2006 13:59

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