The Drumming Snipe

4.5
378 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 378 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HowardB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely decorated, spacious (in these times), great food and very positive service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.o

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CeliaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ORDERED ROASTED VEG AS A MAIN COURSE BUT THE VEGGIES WERE MUCH TOO HARD FOR ME AND NOT ROASTED ENOUGH FOR ME, SO THEY VERY KINDLY CHANGED THEM FOR THE FISH at no extra charge THEY WERE MARVELLOUS ABOUT IT!

2 of us had scallops for the first course (there were 4 of us altogether) which we both said were the best scallops we had ever tasted! During the night we both had tummy upsets, but whether it was the scallops or not, who knows??!! Whatever, we definitely would recommend the Drumming Snipe for a wonderful dining experience - it's the first time the 2 of us had been there, although our 2 friends had been there twice before. Under new ownership and 100% better than the Mayford Arms, which was the old name!

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Raymondo
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Our choice of food was excellent and well prepared. We’ve look forward to dining with you again

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, the place feels like you are eating in a London restaurant

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Bramble
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smiling, friendly staff. Spotlessly clean and safe. Food as always exceptionally good. Looking forward to next time

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LocalWalker
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever , a very pleasant place to enjoy a casual lunch with food and hospitality of a very high standard

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JMReats
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Great service. Friendly place to eat.

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HilaryT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambience of the restaurant is very nice the food was not as tasty as I would have expected but nice enough staff were very pleasant and helpful- will probably go again

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DulcieL
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the standard of service and food selection never fails.

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Fodmapfoodie
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch. They had run out of cauliflower cheese which was disappointing, but understandable given the situation as it was the last weekend before lockdown. Loved the ambience and layout of the restaurant! The roast dinner was delicious but wasn’t very hot. I asked for it to be made hotter which they handled very well but it still wasn’t piping hot. I had a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Again this wasn’t very hot and was slightly dry! I would try it again as overall a nice meal but wasn’t blown away.

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TanyaH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff make you feel very welcome and make you feel safe.
Thank you Drumming Snipe look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre second lockdown Sunday roast, our first one at the Drumming Snipe and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
The food and service is always top notch here and today was no different, will definitely be having more roasts once were allowed out to play again.
Stay safe everyone!

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Dizzy
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit to the Drumming Snipe was excellent - the service and ambience were faultless and the food/drinks were sublime! The Sunday Roast was one of the best Sunday roasts I've ever had (and I've had quite a few!) Can't wait to return after lockdown :)

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Dorothy
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite local pub/restaurant! The food is great, lovely setting, staff are always accommodating and friendly.

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Lisa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service. Everytime we've been there the food is amazing.

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RachaelA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well decorated, very clean. Well laid out for COVID restrictions with a lovely heated outdoor area.

Fantastic food, couldn’t fault it.

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Aitch1904
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Food amazing if a bit limited for dietary needs.
Felt very safe good social distancing observed.
Stag very lovely

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grainneb
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, brilliant value set lunch menu. Really friendly & professional staff. I can’t wait to go back!

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RanaldS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our second visit! Enjoyed it very much. Will definitely come again.

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BobT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The starters were amazing! The service was also great, that perfect point of being attentive without being imposing.

Looking forward to going back!

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Gourmande
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food! I would highly recommend it.

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jillkay
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I recommend that if you want a Roast meal, you book for the middle of the day; by the evening the Meal is a bit tired.

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JoannaV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are v friendly. Food is incredible. Our new favourite pub

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Eleanor
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

As me and my dad walked in, we were surprised as to how nice the general atmosphere was. A modern but rustic sense of style already showed us how much effort had been taken into account. We got offered several tables at first but went for the one below a gisebo. It wasn't terribly good weather when we were there, but heaters, blankets, rugs and shelter were provided. I'm guessing in the summer it would have been even more inviting! The service was great and we had a waitor called Christophe. Food came really rather fast and portions were good. Therefore, we will be returning to the drumming snipe rather soon! Thank you

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boardergirl
London
32 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pub is really nice, with great food and service. Definitely worth a visit.

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BobB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant made us feel very welcome and food was lovely .
I would highly recommend a visit

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Christi
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu and brilliant service. Would definitely recommend to friends .

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Very polite and considerate staff.

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SusanK
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well organised. Food very good. The young man from France is wonderful. Thank you everyone

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CATHERINEG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Roast beef , with all the trimmings.Tried the carmalised shallot and cider soup, it was wonderful nd tasty

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MikeF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently done. The food, service and setting. The roast pork and sticky toffee pudding was perfect. Well done everyone at The Drumming Snipe!

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GillW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday lunch excellent. I had the roast pork with trimmings , my friend had the roast beef. Both delicious. I will be returning to try lunch soon.

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Sarah
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good with a wide choice . Friendly staff.
Tip- request specific table - ours was in the middle of the room directly opposite the door so chilly at times and not a very ‘cosy’ feel

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KatieP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, lovely space to spend an evening. We will definitely be back for dinner again

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and people....also serves booze which is a huge bonus 🥳

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RyanPM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was genuinely fantastic and went over and beyond; at one stage he noticed on his own time that the table was slightly wonky and rectified it - it was SO subtle we hadn’t even noticed it ourselves.

He allowed us to choose food/drink in our own time (we were a chatty bunch catching up) and made sure we all felt safe and comfortable.

The food was spot on; the cocktails at the end were delicious. I’ve spread the word with this place already; the best place to grace Woking since forever.

No doubt will be back again.

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vipAlanaWoking
London
217 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience from our warm welcome to the delicious and imaginative dishes on offer making our selection pretty difficult. Service was excellent: pleasant prompt and professional.

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DeeDeePooh
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food is great, but we sat in a room with awful acoustics at an uncomfortable table next to a radiator so the meal was disappointing.

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DulcieL
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I felt safe and valued in the current climate.
When I ask a friend, where to go for a lunch, Drumming Snipe is the answer!
I do vary it but need to meet friends!

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Jude
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fabulous food and service. Would highly recommend.

FAQs

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

The Drumming Snipe is rated 4.5 stars by 378 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.