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Silent Pool Bar

4.4
4.4
48 Reviews
£41 and over
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service


Drawn by a common passion for craft distilling, a group of friends came together to create a new kind of distillery, producing handcrafted, artisan spirits with uncompromising quality. In an extraordinary location on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, a group of dilapidated farm buildings on the banks of the legendary Silent Pool has been transformed to become the home of the Silent Pool Distillers.

The Pool Bar is an entirely outdoor bar located on our cosy patio terrace overlooking the stunning Silent Pool next to our distillery. Come and join us for drinks and nibbles in this spectacular location. Booking is strongly advised, but a small number of walk ins can be accommodated. Take a look at our menu to see the delicious range of drinks and snacks on offer.

All tables are socially distanced. Hand sanitiser and masks can be provided. Table service only. Tables are sanitised between customers. Track and trace required.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Indian, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri 12:00–19:00
    Sat 11:00–19:00
    Sun 11:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    01483 229136

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.0Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.0Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Surrey

    Healthy

  • Surrey

    Scenic View

  • Surrey

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JM

    JeanetteM

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All great! Thanks for a lovely time! Staff at the bar & in the shop were fab!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    The reality doesn’t align with the staged photos. While the gin was good, the atmosphere wasn’t “nice” It could totally be turned into a hip bar but it isn’t. Views of the pool not great and with the tent and Porto potties it was just ok.

  3. JG

    JennyG

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food3service3ambience5

    I found the bar snacks a bit small but other than that it we had a great time

  4. VY

    VickiY

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tour and finish with a drink and curry in the pool bar. Service and food was fantastic

  5. LS

    LeahS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    We visited after the gin distillery tour which was very good. We were sat for 20 minutes before anyone came over to the table to take our order. Service in general was polite and friendly but very slow. The biggest issue was the chicken wrap which was served cold. The chicken had clearly been frozen and not cooked enough. The staff dealt with it the best they could but we’re not forthcoming with a refund, bearing in mind we’d been asked to pay after ordering. The food portions were very small and not great value for money. The pork scratching box was the best dish we had.

  6. KS

    KeeleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely relaxing lunch after the distillery tour. Brilliant staff friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and the whole experience was really enjoyable.

  7. FN

    FionaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! Staff are amazing especially the 2 young lads working the bar area! Exceeded our expectations! We will be back very soon! Thank you Silent Pool!

  8. MS

    MrsSmith89

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Sitting in the Silent Pool bar was a bit of a disappointment. It was just picnic benches out side of the distillery. Where we were sat you couldn't see the water. The table was dirty, and so was my menu. The drink was spot on and served in a gorgeous tumbler to keep. The Indian food was very good. Ive done the tour twice now so I wouldn't return just for the bar.

  9. YM

    YMCN

    London

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Silent Pool Bar was a great venue for drinks and snacks. Shame it poured with rain! The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about their gin,

  10. AN

    AnnaN

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Go earlier than 5pm if you want a more substantial snack. Worth paying extra to get 1st drink in a glass. Lovely relaxing evening watching sun set over the silent pool. Pick your table wisely for a view.

  11. C

    Carolem

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great setting and fantastic cocktails. Such a great addition to Silent Pool

  12. DR

    DarenR

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic location to try award winning gins. great table service. will be visiting again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After booking to visit on my wife’s birthday 20/08 we arrived to no welcome for a start. We eventually ushered ourselves in and found the only waiter inside and she told us to take a seat at a table. We waited 10 mins before she decided to come over and ask us what we’d like. My wife alluded to the fact that we didn’t know what we’d like as we weren’t even offered a menu of any description! To which the waitress replied “you don’t have menus?!” and left bring two back and pronounced that these should have been given to us on arrival. We then waited for around another 10 mins, whilst all the time watching her ignore us all the while she being able to see that we were ready to order 10 mins ago and on attempting to get her attention. Our reservation was for 14:00. It had now reached 14:22 and we gave up. My wife went inside to talk to the manger who was doing dishes behind the bar who told us he’d take out details and “follow it up..”. Not surprised in the least that we’ve not heard from them since! Needless to say that “dissatisfied and disappointed” would be an understatement.

  14. s

    sallys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, just perfect after a walk on the North Downs way

  15. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    My wife and I, and two friends were looking forward to the silent pool experience. Our table was situated so that two of us could not see the pool without turning 180°. The drinks were nice but very expensive. The food, a curry was nice, but unfortunately didn't hit the spot to enhance the time we were there. For us something was missing to enhance our stay. There were many others there though, who appeared to be having a good time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends birthday

  17. M

    Mims

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Goodness the loos, dirty porta loos!!!! Could be really wonderful but boxes and deliveries everywhere.

  18. SR

    SandraR

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Perfect chilled Sunday afternoon with friends. Lovely location, tasty snacks, excellent staff & service and my favourite gin! Only some sunshine could have made it better!!

  19. HW

    HelenW

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Lovely tour followed by a gin in the bar. Bar snacks and cheese platters limited so had a very expensive box of pork crackling.

  20. AB

    AnnieB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Great place to try local gin, beer & food in peaceful surroundings.

  21. AW

    AmandaW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    we had a lovely afternoon sitting overlooking the quiet waters of silent pools sipping delicious gin and tonics the staff were absolutely wonderful

  22. RG

    RitaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely way to spend an hour or so sipping cocktails whilst overlooking the pool. You have a choice of having your drink in a paper cup or for a bit extra in a glass which you then take home.

  23. h

    happyfoodies

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like Gin, and a beautiful setting plus a good choice of locally sourced Indian food or cheese, then this is the place for you. Book to make sure you get a table

  24. DR

    DonnaR

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Beautiful location. Chairs with backs brought out for us, much appreciated, as they were requested! lovely evening

  25. CP

    CarolineP

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I have to say the staff were very friendly and attentive. However, being charged to drink out of a glass was extremely disappointed so we opt for paper cups! Yes they were silent pool paper cups but I am a grown up! Also a friend choose a cocktail which had Prosecco in it. It was clearly the end of the bottle and clearly flat and they weren’t opening anymore bottles. There was no problem changing the drink but having spent £85 on drinks I expect better. Sorry we won’t be returning

  26. EQ

    ExileQueen

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was very busy at lunchtime and 2 meals came out after other 2 had finished. We were not in a hurry so wasn't really an issue. Lovely spot overlooking silent pool, nice cold drinks too.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A great lunch with lovely and attentive staff Only downside was the gin tour walking past and in close proximity to diners

  28. JW

    JordW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic day at the Silent Pool Bar after enjoying the Tour around the Gin Distillery, I would highly recommend this for anyone.

  29. LH

    LindaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very interesting and informative distillery tour. Food fresh and amazing. Drinks refreshing and cocktails well made. Staff extremely friendly and clearly enjoy and are good at what they do. Can't fault it at all, I will be back.

  30. DR

    DonnaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was great and the waiter was friendly. Food was expensive for what you got but my friends & I had a lovely afternoon out at Silent Pool

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely location and the best gin around Food from Mandiras Kitchen especially good Very enjoyable couple of hours spent over lunch

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will be going back .

  33. C

    Carolem

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting with great staff and service. Samosas were great and cocktails interesting.

  34. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was nice (we had the Indian menu) & the young man that served us was very polite & helpful. They need to upgrade the seating as it was very hard & uncomfortable but apart from that we had a good experience even though the weather wasn’t the best that day.

  35. L

    Lynsay

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is supplied by Mandira’s kitchen which is an Indian place next door. Or you can order the Silent Pool ploughman’s. We opted for Indian and it was delicious, although portions were small for the money. It was a great experience, but our table didn’t have any shade (most of the others did), so only 4 stars.

  36. K

    Kaz26

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening at the pool bar at the silent pool, great friendly service, covid safe and lovely food and drink, definitely visit again

  37. KJ

    KarenJ

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Loved the setting Limited tables Shady so as outdoor you would need good weather No cover

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely location with views overlooking The Silent Pool. Love the set up of the Pool Bar, and the fact that its informal and friendly. Lovely drinks, didnt eat this time, but def will next time. Absolutely loved it!

  39. r

    rovinrosi

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing atmosphere

  40. L

    Lucky

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place could be amazing with a few simple changes and good management. Welcome was non existent, waited ages to be even offered a drink, service incredibly slow, it wasn’t busy. Meal was served in a cardboard box by I do apologise but a very scruffy gentleman in workman type clothing. £10 For a ploughman’s in a box that looked like a child’s snack box. The front pool when arriving is filthy and has old flip flops and rubbish floating in it. Toilets are in blocks and were filthy. Staff were inattentive and bored. On a positive note your gin is lovely.

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Silent Pool Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Silent Pool Bar

Shere Road Albury Guildford, Surrey GU5 9BW

  • Area

    Guildford

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri 12:00–19:00
    Sat 11:00–19:00
    Sun 11:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Indian, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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