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Ye Olde Ship Inn, Guildford - pub details

Ye Olde Ship Inn
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Address: Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4EB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 294) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Guildford (0.8 miles), Shalford (1.2 miles), London Road - Guildford (1.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 53 users)
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It it ashame that the previous customer had a bad experience. I went there today without any intention to eat and did not have a problem with the service, there is a decent selections of ales available but instead decided on the stella. A nice pub a little out of the way from the town centre but well worth the visit. 8/10
aleman - 18 May 2014 19:28
This is a lovely looking pub, lovely interior, I have always liked this pub. However, I visited this pub a few weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon. The young girl behind the bar was very rude and I would descried her as "up her self". I have always enjoyed going to this pub and I revisited the pub a few days ago. It was early Saturday evening, on entering the pub the bar maid (different bar maid from the previous visit) immediately asked me if I had booked a table, I said no and we were just after a drink and we did not plan on eating. She then informed us that we were not welcome to sit at any of the empty tables and could only sit at the bar, I said this was fine and we ordered a bottle of wine. After we had finished, we want to order another bottle of wine and some nachos. The bar maid informed us that there would be a long wait for the nachos, and that a table of diners had just arrived and their food would be cooked first and we would just have to wait. My friend asked how long approximately the wait would be; however the barmaid began to answer but stopped mid conversation to answer the phone. After finishing the phone call she returned to us 5 minutes later and said "sorry what was it you wanted?" We explained that we did not require anything further and decided to go elsewhere. Bad customer service, unfriendly and unwelcoming. The impression I got is that the pub is not interested in welcoming anyone who does not want to eat. This is a real shame as it's a lovely pub but the poor attitude of the staff lets it down and deters me from visiting again.
Dlanca - 18 Aug 2013 17:39
Closed between 3-5 pm in the week so ruined any visit to the pub.... im not sure if thats the same @ weekends.
EyeOfTheTigerBeer - 7 Sep 2012 19:17
After a six mile circular walk from Guildford we took lunch at the Olde Ship Inn.

Externally it's perched right on the road so isn't the most picturesque of places. Inside though it's quite roomy, with oak beams, low doorways and different floor levels suggesting a building of some antiquity.

After reading the reviews on here we went for the pizzas and jolly good they were too. I had a Spanish which claimed to have "peppalicious" peppers on it, whatever that might mean. Be warned though - no burgers, fried fish or chips on sale here - which is good, but some may find this an issue.

The place was pretty busy for a Thursday lunchtime. It's slightly upmarket, with the landlord trying to push bottles of wine at every opportunity. One customer bought 2 drinks for 4.15 and paid by credit card - never a good sign. A big notice on entry tells you to remove muddy boots, but looking around no-one seemed to taking much notice of it.

The beer - well...GK IPA, GK IPA Gold, Abbot and Old Speckled Hen were on offer. Not the most original selection ever provided and a bit of a giveaway as to who is supplying the beer. We plumped for the OSH which was fine, although it was a little lively on leaving the pump.

All in all, the YOSI was a more than acceptable lunch spot. A more exciting ale selection would make it even better.
ramblethenlunch - 11 May 2012 11:24
Good little bozzer,beers well kept,but the lager tasted yuck so maybe only for ale drinkers.
Nuffsaid - 7 Dec 2011 18:38

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