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Serves a good pint of badger bitter for 3.10 a pint, as mentioned by others more of a locals pub but a nice place to sit and watch the world go by on the outside terrace.

Shows live sport on several TV's inside the pub.
beershot - 20 Sep 2012 18:11
Friendly locals' pub. More of a "working man's" pub than many in Godalming but none the worse for that. On my most recent visit I had a pint of Pickled Partridge which was frankly gorgeous. Badger beer can be a bit sweet for my taste but this one was hoppy and delicious. Food is normal pub grub but good value in my opinion.
oldloafer - 7 Mar 2012 23:09
Had just finished a walk down the river from Guildford and wandered in here for lunch. Very full of locals and the bar staff were very friendly, great outdoor seating area. Beers were okay, but the food was a real disappointment, didn't think anyone could stuff up burger and chips, but I didn't even finish it all, because it was that bad. Nice place to stop for a drink, but wouldn't recommend eating here.
andreaewarburton - 19 Apr 2011 11:02
Ok for a quick pint and the footie. Friendly enough.
Christiano7 - 30 Mar 2011 19:25
On a recent trip to Godalming for a ride on the horse drawn boat we stoped here for some lunch.
Very well priced food & the pint of Badger was great.

I had a good chat to the barman who knew alot about the river and the trip we were about to go on.
He was very imformative.

Great pub would recomend to all & very well priced for a town centre pub.

Well worth a visit
nonameshown - 6 Aug 2010 02:35
Large, imposing street corner town pub. The Sun seems to be quite a local centered pub but seemed perfectly friendly to a passing stranger.

A full selection of Badger ales were on tap alongside some interesting lagers. Being on cider on a hot afternoon I had Stowford Press at 3.20 a pint.

The bar was clean and tidy with pictures of cricket and rugby around the walls and a widesceen tv with Sky Sports on. They were advertising what seemed to be very reasonable food deals.

Thid appears to be a perfectly decent pub and I would return, despite extemely steep stair up yo the gents!
flashharry1965 - 13 Jul 2010 11:30
If you avoid hanging about at the bar with the "interesting" locals and get past the funny looks when you walk in, its a great pub. Good selection of drinks, reasonable prices and the food is exactly what you would expect - simple but effective.

Misscrit - 4 Jul 2010 11:21
A fine looking pub inside and out, a nice and light area with tables and chairs by the bar at the entrance, with a darker area on the other side of the pub, plus an outside seating area for drinking/smoking. Beer wise notable for Hoffbrau Haus larger - brewed in the UK under licence, plus several real ales availible (though I wasn't entirley convinced by the K&B Sussex Ale). A good pub.
Trinker - 23 Aug 2009 11:29
Popped in last week. Girl behind bar extremely rude. 2 pints of 'bad' lager pulled before they agreed to change it. Appeared dirty and unkempt inside. Certainly wouldn't eat there.
whirlwind - 23 Feb 2009 11:09
Has Badger Beer. That is a good enough reason to visit. Also used to hold Quiz Nights.
PubMessenger - 8 Feb 2009 15:54
Proper locals pub. Average. Nothing special. I do like the Badge and Tanglefoot ales though, so the place gets a 6/10 vote for that alone.
kitcat - 22 Jan 2009 13:10
Average town pub. Parking impossible, use Waitrose.
FAB1 - 17 Jan 2009 13:20
Yes, it's Hall and Woodhouse, but it isn't too bad. Three H&W beers on - 'King and Barnes' Sussex Ale (Bill King isn't turning in his grave, as far as I know he's still alive and enjoying running the brewery he set up when H&W bought him out), Badger with First Gold and good old Tanglefoot. A locals' pub no doubt with a large television awkwardly placed by the bar. Nice barmaid.
rainlight - 8 Oct 2008 07:56
Badger beer is over rated in my opinion. Little rough around the edges but ok on a drunk night out.
BestBeerBoffin - 19 Sep 2008 10:29
Slightly messy, but enjoy the Badger beer. Not too-off putting people in here.
TheSurreyPubMan - 8 Jul 2008 19:04
Visited here on saturday night with some friends and witnessed some strange goings on with the locals. One girl was sorting herself "down below" flashing her knickers in the process. We got a similar reception to anonymous - 28 Aug 2007 with regards to the stares and walked out without trying the ale.
triumph - 13 Apr 2008 21:05
Better than average pub, with good beer. Generally lively in the evenings, particularly if there's sport on.
SheffieldMickey - 2 Mar 2008 22:15
I made a (first) visit to the Sun on a recent Saturday afternoon, and was treated to a round of "you're not from round here" stares and unfriendly comments (even though I actually live very nearby). Whilst the beer was OK, I was left thinking that this pub is the local meeting point for Godalming's "intellectually challenged". What a disappointment!
anonymous - 28 Aug 2007 13:45
I love this Pub!
Laura (bar bird) has such great attitude, makes you want to come back to see more!
Good Pub run by a good guy!
What more can you ask for?
Please will someone tell the other bar bird to stop biteing her nails?!
Sadman - 26 Aug 2007 00:28
This has been a good lunch time haunt of mine at times in the past.
Good beer and staff that serve beer well which is what you would expect.
The food is fantastic and extremely well priced.
As is the beer.
Blackcurrent and Soda may have crept up in price for some people so I would suggest they drink in Earls Court or somewhere gay like that.
There is a good chap called dickie who can be found here at lunchtimes and is allways worth a shout.
If you want a quiet lunchtime drink with no boring banter about the weather from the staff then I suggest burning some money here.
It has rcently been spruced up a bit though the gents still needs some money thrown at it.
Work in progress I would call this pub and pretty soon it will be totaly on the money.
gaffajp - 25 Aug 2007 12:27
I'd never say this was one of the best pubs in Godalming (as much a reflection on the standard of pubs in Godalming), but it's better than the majority.

The beer is good, and I paid less for a pint of Tanglefoot than I would for an IPA in Church Street...
petergoesrock - 13 Apr 2007 13:58
In my opinion one of the best pubs in Godalming
aleman - 24 Dec 2006 20:22
Good pint of Badger Best in nice surroundings, staff were on the ball.

'Oscarcanning' if all you and your mates drank was blackcurrant and soda then I'm not especially surprised you're not as welcome now. A pub is a business, not a social club or a drop in centre...
petergoesrock - 3 Oct 2006 14:39
a good pub and atmosphere when we last visited the place.A good duo are playing here on the 26th May, and not to be missed.
anonymous - 24 May 2006 18:19
I've already posted a comment on the Sun before, but thought i'd write another one seeing as it has new owners.

It's not quite the same as when Dunc and Cath ran the place (i miss them!). There seems to be less of a family atmosphere there - not that there necessarily was when Dunc owned it - but Dunc and Cath would always be around the bar chatting to people and joking etc. The Sun seems more like just a boring pub now....nothing particularly special about it. The quiz night on a Thursday is rubbish and isn't the same fun-filled occasion as it did when Dunc and Cath were here. The juke box has gone, which means that we have to listen to same CD where a lot of songs are repeated. The new owners have tried to appeal to different people by turning Sundays into "Golden Oldies" night, where they basically repeat a selection of music every week. There seems to be a whole new group of people attracted to the Sun now and the likes of myself and my mates, who were much loved and known as the "tax dodgers", aren't as welcomed there now.
The range of beers/bitters remains the same with no real change in prices (Blackcurrant & soda water has gone up to 60p....not a happy bunny).
Basically, the Sun was a much more welcoming, friendly pub when Dunc and Cath ran it, and they are sorely missed by all!
oscarcanning - 2 Jan 2006 19:08
An old school boozer, doesn't do food. Darts, Sky, bitter, fruit machines. Decor is a little dated, but I quite like that. Comfortable, and one of few proper drinkers pubs left in the area. Does what it says on the tin.
DoctorEvil - 5 Sep 2005 01:21
Duncan's gorgeous, and has always been very nice and friendly to me (an OAP). The wine is too expensive, but I understand that the price is dictated, as it always has been, by the owners of the pub (a Dorset brewery I believe). Perhaps turning down the music during the day, and when sports events aren't on, would attract those with the daytime spending power - such as us OAPs. I hear that the food is excellent, but can't afford the wine, nor stand the music. Love the Rugby, and the way that more than just the one sport event can be seen in this, not very large, pub. So why not provide a music-free area when there is no live sport on?
anonymous - 15 Mar 2005 14:38
The Sun is classic! i agree with other comments that the decoration is a bit old fashioned but it is still quality. It is owned by Duncan and Cath who are legends. The best things about the pub are the 40p blackcurrant soda waters(for when I'm skint), the pork scratching which are legendary (they even have curry pork scratchings which are awful on your bladder!) and finally the quiz on a Thursday night! Me and my mates have been going to the quiz since September 2004. There are questions in different categories and the winners have to take a lucky dip at one of four options. these are rollover, 20 drinks voucher, 20 food voucher and the cashpot (which goes up to 150) We actually won the cashpot in our first week but only won 24 between four of us!!!
oscarcanning - 7 Mar 2005 15:21
Bit of an identity crisis here - decor straight out of the 70s, sports showing on more TVs than you can shake a stick at. Quite small inside, decent range of ales. Nothing to write home about.
anonymous - 8 Sep 2004 15:55

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