The Drumming Snipe

4.6
527 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.

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
What 527 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, waiting staff an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday lunch! Really awesome food. Thanks you

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AnneD
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, excellent food and service. Very covid safe, and created a really amazing outside space. Love the creative menu and knowledgeable staff. I’ve missed this place!

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IanR
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, but definitely not our last. The service was impeccable from staff who have clearly been very well trained. They were polite & attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent, especially the curried goat croquettes, chicken terrine & potted shrimps. The covered seating was very good and heaters, rugs, blankets were provided to make the best of the current restrictions. Would highly recommend.

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DavidW
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the pub since it opened. I couldn't fault it, hospitality was great, food was excellent and pricing was very well positioned.

There were only 4 of us including 2 children, we were given a horsebox, which I wanted and wasn't expecting as this could have accommodated a larger groups.

We will most certainly be back soon.

Thanks you

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Helen
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, relaxing meal, it is our favourite place locally

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Staff so nice. Food excellent. A gem! We will certainly be back !

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RachelB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much to all the staff at The Drumming Snipe. We had a lovely meal last night. It’s easy to see you gone to great lengths to make your guests feel comfortable with all the restrictions. So glad you’ve survived lockdown. We’ll definitely be back.

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NikiH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved the new tent with heaters, really nice atmosphere, would go back for sure and to eat this time

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MarkK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great welcome on entrance. Tented area has a very nice ambiance and was surprisingly warm but not to hot. Food amazing as always, good size portions also. Service at table good but would have liked a little more relaxed tbh
Can’t wait to get back

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SteveW
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Dinner was booked for my 60th birthday in one of shepherd huts well in advance they knew it was a special occasion and yet we were given the lesser of the 2 huts with two open sides facing the wind for a 7.45pm reservation. The other hut has 1 open side and is non wind facing. Needless to say we were cold all night as no heating is provided. The service was slow with the food arriving at different times and the waiter needed reminding we were missing items, on paying an additional bottle of found its way onto the bill £35. No feedback was requested by the management on the meal. Won't be rushing back.

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AudraO
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favourite local restaurant by a million miles!

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Nina
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pouting and chicken were yummy but beware the bones of the fish. One of the steaks was delish but other was too rare. The cut was also not as good as the 2nd enjoyed by son. We braved the desserts despite Grace Dent's review and I enjoyed the rhubarb crumble. The sticky toffee was also very good but the choc fudge was disappointing and a tad minscule - it was one mouthful. Service was good generally especially the male drinks waiter. Waiter showing us to the table could have been more welcoming especially after waiting more than 10mins. Otherwise nice table in tent, lovely atmosphere if only one of the other diners didn't decide to speak for everyone to hear.

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AnnS
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and very good service, my party of six enjoyed a very convivial lunch together sitting outside under your warm awning. I would recommend you to anyone.

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HeatherP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm finding that the menu doesn't change very often.

My friend was a little shocked by the appearance of her Hebradian shepherds pie!! But tasted very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, delicious food, great atmosphere, heaters and blankets to keep us warm, topped off my great service

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GordonP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice resturant, different menu, good service, lunch set meal was corretly priced

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TomK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu, superbly presented. If indoors all would have been rated 5*

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AnneT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and wonderful service. Thank you

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IanS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burgers superb, Liver good, but the mussels a tad disappointing. Desserts excellent. Mussels could be improved by more sauce a la marinière. Of course I would go back. Two days time actually!!!!

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Derek
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A good place to meet friends but it was cold in the tent the day we went due to the strong wind. Staff very helpful

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ClaudiaO
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal in the marquee beside a heater. Attentive staff. Will be back soon.

NC
NickC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space covered in a black awning with good heating.
Well spaced.
Food was excellent so too was the service.
We will be back

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CathyW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday and the staff went that extra mile to ensure we had a good evening despite the storm raging around us. The service was excellent and food delicious on the whole. The blankets provided kept us warm enough. Thank you Drumming Snipe for another very enjoyable evening under your marquee

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Mark
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great Experience overall. The outdoor marquee area is great and well heated, food was great. Only disappointment is that a few of the service team didn’t really know anything about the items on the drinks/wine list when I asked.

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HarrisonH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We arrived for food on Monday to only be told it will be roasts only. We were not told about this before booking. No one fancied a roast so we only had 1 pint each and then left. Service charge was then added onto the bill after only 1 pint each. Thought this was a bit cheeky

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SeanB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really lovely roast dinner, and first foray back into pubs since lockdown. Fantastic food, lovely wine, and great atmosphere given the outdoor setup. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, good tent setup for Covid. Tables a tad close together but all in all a solid pub lunch.

LH
LynH
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal , lovely environment and staff .
Quite pricey , definitely a treat not everyday

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DaniellaS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are very good. I can't drink at the moment but I had a delicious Nojito. The Sundsy roasts are very tasty and the sticky toffee pudding was the best I have had in a while. We'll definitely book again.

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LindseyM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our welcome was warm and we went on to enjoy a delicious meal in an adapted horse box.
It ticked all our boxes and we would definitely return .

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Local
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious roast. The cauliflower cheese is awesome.

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Matthieu
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was nicely cooked and flavourful. We avoided the chicken because it came with ‘pigs in blankets’ - due to religious reasons. It was only written on the menu to accompany the chicken, however they came with all of the roasts. When I explained this neither the staff or the manager seemed remotely interested. I suggest that they make this clearer in future on the menu.

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AnetaS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, charming and cosy restaurant. We had only main dishes and it was more than enough. Food could be a bit warmer, but then we had Sunday roast so understandable that it would not be piping hot. It was testy, but without ‘Wow’ factor, so a bit pricey for the offer.

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EmmaT
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, great service. Ensconced with blankets in a horse box!

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MarkH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and always attentive. Glad they are back open. The food is excellent value for money, and cooked to perfection. The chef is top class with the menu as it is creative too.

Always enjoy going back

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vipSandyW
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff was superb and the food fantastic! If we have to eat outside, The Snipe couldn't have provided a better venue. Wonderful afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe some meals that are a bit more child/teen friendly.

JD
JackieD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service, a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

SB
SusanB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening and excellent food and service as always

FAQs

The Drumming Snipe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01483 610010.

The Drumming Snipe is rated 4.6 stars by 527 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.