The Drumming Snipe

4.6
773 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Drumming Snipe is a contemporary Pub Restaurant nestled in the village of Mayford, between Woking and Guildford. Our Kitchen changes the menu daily with the markets and seasons. Real Ales, Draught Beers and 30 wines by the glass. Guests are invited to celebrate in our quirky horse trailers, feast in our exquisite dining room or sink into a Captains chair at the bar, but most of all – to enjoy our great quality menu, simply prepared.

Experiences

  • Take back your lunch break!

    £16.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Make the most of your lunch break from work or catch up with friends and family with our two (£16) or three (£19) course lunch set menu. Available Monday - Friday, 12pm - 3.30pm (excluding bank holidays). With a wide range of delicious starters, main and puddings you won't be disappointed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 773 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maur
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from all perspectives

JB
JimB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate with friends who have eaten there with us before. We all enjoyed the current Menu and, with the exception of one choice of Mussels that could not be met, we all enjoyed our different dishes.
Service is attentive and prompt and the quality of ingredients is reassuring. It is one of our favourite places to eat.

AH
AnnH
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the experience greatly. The service was unobtrusive but attentive when necessary. The menu was excellent and varied, and all our courses cooked to perfection. I’d be happy to recommend the Snipe to anyone.

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KevinS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was a little quiet in terms of numbers but the food was excellent, the service, for their first night, fantastic and the overall experience, great as usual.

JB
JohnB
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service. Fairly priced. Wour second visit and we will definitely be back

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Dave
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such good food here, we love it. Great service, and lovely ambience, especially outside

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate customer service and nice decor. Sunday roast was brilliant. Will visit again. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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vipWilsinc
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed coming here for the first time and will definitely come again. Mainly a food destination (rather than a pub for a beer), with a lovely garden too. Nice decor inside. Food was good, service was very good and attentive. We didn’t have a starter, because the desserts looked so good!

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AnnetteB
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really lovely food. The staff were very attentive and took a real interest in how we liked the food etc. They went above and beyond. Not too noisey so could have good chat too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

PC
PetraC
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great menu and friendly service. The specials are always excellent, we come here again and again and highly recommend.

TH
TrevorH
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good choice on menus, service well timed, portion size good. Food was good quality and served hot.

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DinoS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely decor and overall ambience let down by multiple flies in the windows and on food served. Blaring too fast jazz music not conducive to relaxed dining. Food was a let down, the double cheese burgers were over done and dry without any moisture. Side salad was strange and the risotto was overly greasy. The dessert was served with a fly on it which was changed for another one. Overall feel let down and déforment overcharged for what was served to us.

JK
JoKu
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and super friendly staff.

MM
vipMichaelM
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New management, I think. This is a lovely spot now. Great for lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and helpful, food very good lovely selection. I am disabled, second time I have visited this restaurant, I’m not absolutely sure I would go back, because:

A, There are no handrails on the long winding slope, of which there is greenery growing over the lower back of the extremely well built brick wall, and
B, there is only ONE disabled parking bay, a long walk for a disabled person from the bottom of the slope, BUT more importantly there are 2 parking spaces,adjacent to the slope, and I ask why aren’t they designated disabled parking bays, I was told they are for the Director, I asked is that person disabled and the answer was no. I think very bad form, for that reason I would have to think twice about going.

As I said above everything about the restaurant is superb.

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Jang
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not our first visit , friendly attentive staff , genuine and approachable , interesting locally sourced menu , great ambience , looking forward to next visit

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HazelR
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again another great lunch at Drumming Snipe. Shown to table immediately as soon as we walked in the door. It was a very hot day and we sat in part of restaurant that had air conditioning. Service as always was excellent and great choice of set menu. You can have two or three courses. All food beautifully presented and very fresh. Suppliers deliver daily.
Great selection of wines. Highly recommend.

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beckyc
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from start to finish. Great atmosphere, sitting outside on a lovely summers evening. The terrace is lovely with the covered area and lights. The menu was great, and the food delicious. Was great to see British produce being well thought out and promoted. Time between courses was slightly longer than expected but that was not a bad thing - gives time to enjoy surroundings and the wine! We will be returning, especially for the set lunch menu.

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Foodie
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch celebrating my wife’s birthday. Everything about this place is excellent and well worth a visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the setting is lovely, more importantly the service is always amazing and the team do a great job.

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NH27
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was generally excellent and, having chosen to eat outside, it's not the restaurant's fault that there are flies around - so beware of that. The Carmanere we had was very bland - about the only black mark.

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SheilaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fish was over cooked but loved other courses and range of choices on the menu even though was a promotional menu

CS
ChrisS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They have done an excellent job with the decor and the service is always good but it would be good to see an expansion of the dinner menu, now that things are opening up. A lot of the main dishes are probably more appropriate for colder weather (Shepherds Pie, Rabbit ragout etc). But the food is nicely prepared and tastes good.

MA
MartinA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with a nice twist and service and seating excellent. Felt Covid secure.

JR
JonR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food was good. Only downside was being charged £4.50 for a lime and soda plus 12.5% gratuity so £5.06!!

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RichardI
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always amazing service and the menu delivers in every way expected.

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AnnB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s a lovely place with a good menu, lovely garden and great service

JB
JimB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As “regulars” we were looking forward to checking out the Menu which had recently changed and to see how things were on “Freedom Day”.

We were not disappointed; our principal concern was our ability to chose from the excellent combination of dishes on the Menu. We were pleased to see that the wearing of masks was still encouraged. We have some way to go to reach a safe situation.

Attentive and charming as ever we were warmly welcomed. Drinks were a Virgin Mary and Non-Alcoholic Cider and sparkling water. We had the cold soup with cheese straw and Cornish Sardines on toast as starters. Both were delicious.

We had slow cooked goat for our mains with cornish potatoes and squash as side dishes. Again all the food was excellent.

With no space for dessert we had a couple of lattes and, after a relaxing and highly enjoyable meal departed. Including the well earned service charge we paid just under £70 which was really good value.

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RogerQC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely weather, great food as usual so it was a good day especially as we took some friends with us as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Drumming Snipe and throughly impressed. We had booked prodded as it was a lovely day but it was actually so hot we asked to move, nothing was too much bother. We sat in the marquee area which was lovely. The food was really excellent, much better than we expected for what we thought was just a pub. We will definitely be going more often.

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Foodie
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The setting is so pretty , the staff were helpful and friendly but the food was poor
Roast beef was chewy , potatoes weekend soggy and the cauliflower cheese was really unpleasant . The fish was unremarkable . The salad was good and the monkfish starters were delightful although the sauce was bland
All presented really nicely but would not recommend

CB
ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the roast pork with the added surprise extra of cauliflower cheese and it was all extremely delicious. The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu. We will definitely revisit in the near future. 10 out of 10 well done everyone

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TDBI
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. The covered outdoor seating area was ideal and very comfortable. Staff very nice and attentive.

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Sheilswheels
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch with attentive service. I will certainly return with other guests.

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GottaEatHere
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh look for a pub, table seating not over crowded, plenty of outdoor dining. The staff very friendly and courteous. Service was amazing from cocktails through to puddings and coffee. Never felt rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed the mussels but the hamburger was a great twist on regular pub grub. A great variety of food options even for the fussy. Priced just right. Definitely think its a gem.

JR
JoRo
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely find, would highly recommend. Great to see some different things on the menu to try rather than the standard dishes served at other pubs/restaurants. Excellent service, nice decor and powerful air conditioning inside!

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vipAnneT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and great service. I will be back again very soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch as always

TB
TracyB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service.
Will definitely visit again

FAQs

The Drumming Snipe is rated 4.6 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.