The Olive Tree

4.4
397 reviews
£25 and under
British
a dog-friendly country pub and restaurant with an excellent patio and beer garden – specializing in fish and seafood, and set deep in the Surrey countryside, yet just a few minutes drive from Guildford and Woking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 397 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TriciaR
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wine and service Tuesday lunchtime.

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BarryN
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our booking due to traffic problems but they were very accommodating and our reservation was extended. Service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Food excellent - well presented and flavoursome. The management create just the right ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend the Olive Tree to anyone.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We ate in in the marquee as there wasn't any outdoor space left. We thought it looked in need of a good clean but then realised that it would have been impossible to keep leaves etc blowing in from outside. That aside it was a pleasant experience, the food was very good and the service friendly and efficient.

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LucyH
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous supper at the Olive Tree. The Sea Bass on the specials board was particularly delicious and Kate our waitress was extremely attentive even though the pub had several big groups eating outside.

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Angela
Surrey
20 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

menu not really inspired, scampi, fish and chips and burger or vegi stuff. . Fri eve, only 25% full outside and they want to put us in a table in marquee furthest away from the pub, a mystery, but we complained and got an much better table
Food nice, but as it said, not much choice, as they had Goran curry as well, not everyone's choice dir a2 5degree summer evening , maybe a nice salad, chicken cesear salad, fishcake, summer dishes etc

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MazzaD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, great service and would recommend going

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Dapper
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Sunday Roast, very pleasant country pub. Quiet with good range of Beers

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast. Great service, good music and plenty of parking which is essential as I have limited mobility.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, very enjoyable evening, generous portions

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fish
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sorry to say the food was not great - it took 40 mins to get starter and about the same for the main - the table next to us got up and left without eating. Shame really as nice setting and our waiter did his best to make good of the slow kitchen. Manager walked around and made no effort to help or to apologise for the lack of fooding coming out of the kitchen. Sorry but wont be going again which is a shame as it is in walking distance.

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LouiseO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely location, outdoor area and great service. Chicken and bacon sandwich was weirdly both too dry and too mayonnaisey at the same time.

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DaveL
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just keeping getting better! The mussels were superb and the fish curry extremely delicious. Well done Nigel and all the great team at The Olive Tree

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Terri
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roast dinner was amazing , service fab, will be back.

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had many a Sunday lunch delivered by the Olive Tree during lockdown and thought we’d take the opportunity of a free Sunday to dine in and it was as good an experience with delicious food as expected. Nigel, the chefs and the rest of the team do a cracking job.

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RonB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time in the Olive tree very good food good use of fresh vegetables and the meat was very good we had the Sunday roast we will be back well done Ron Bixley

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had sampled their food during 'lockdown'.
Now back as face to face - brilliant.
Warm attentive staff.

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ClareL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service! Wonderful country pub and would highly recommend to friends and family.

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David
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely yesterday in the garden - staff very attentive - difficult to find fault

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Westfielder
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, i had the sea bass and my husband had the goan curry. Both delicious. Lovely staff. Great outside marque area if you don't want to sit inside. Inside could have a bit more ambience, maybe dimmer lights? It wasn't too busy. Overall we were very impressed.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice pub, not many pls t based options. Shame they add service charge

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FridayNightDinerAtTheOli
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu with a great marquee for outdoor dining

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SamW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for us as we can do the canal walk from Guildford, have a lovely meal and a few drinks and walk back home.

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McCormack
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, really amazing food (my son said his was 'the best steak ever'!), outdoor seating was great and we will definitely be back there soon. Highly recommended.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy eating here in this great pub restaurant. The food is always excellent and the only problem we have is choosing what to eat!

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ChrisS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good service and the lunchtime food was very tasty. The marquee could be smartened up a bit with a few plants and better lighting and maybe some simple picture hung on the sides, but overall its a pleasant place to eat.

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Paro
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services charges are excessively priced. My wife treated me on fathers day but she was shocked and not realised that the pub provides the service compulsion. But we had enjoyed the meal and very good food and good assistance Thank you

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RobW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pub itself is lovely. The service is excellent, the food outstanding. Fresh, delicious and perfect portion sizes, we will 💯 be going back. And very soon.

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KimD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was fine, maybe a little overcooked on the pies, but the service was very slow. Very friendly staff and they were anti seat us right next to a heater as we were outside.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, but the sirloin steak wasnt wonderul - it was more like a fillet steak

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable meal. The service was attentive and friendly. Food met the standard we have come to expect from The Olive Tree. We will certainly be coming back.

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Mandrek
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, service slightly slow, but sad to see a pub so empty although the people on the next table (and the only other one in use) were loud.

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Left waiting at the entrance for a while before being seated. I was told that I could not smoke in the garden but other customers were smoking at their tables.
Apart from that the service and food was very good and timely served.

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, good layout of tables, in sun, in shade and inside, highly recommend it

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HeleneG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service the menu is really interesting - i ended up having 2 starters as they all looked so good. The roast pork and fish and chips were delicious and really well presented. The drinks are reasonable - so many pubs have put the prices up so much!

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Banana
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dining experience. Attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyable, would definitely recommend.

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vipsallykath
London
44 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Olive Tree and will definitely book again. Welcomed by very friendly staff and looked after throughout our meal. Lots of space and a large outdoor area with lots of shade (albeit we are inside). The food was very nice and just what you want after a lovely walk around the area. Plenty of space on the car park when we arrived but was very full when we left. Parking could be an issue at peak times. See you again soon!

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Hertfordshire1970
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Friendly ambience and we will visit again soon! Thank you !

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AnneR
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked online, to eat outside, which was easy, but didn't realise they were picnic tables. We needed backed chairs. Staff were great at locating us a different table with chairs. Very friendly service, excellent food, I had steak, cooked perfectly with a very tasty mushroom and a side salad. Good atmosphere.

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Bencp
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Slow service. Food alright but expensive for what it is

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PaulaB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had never sat on the patio before and hadn't realised how nice it was - good to have some tables seated away from the car park.
We always enjoy eating at the Olive Tree but usually sit inside - a real pleasure to be outside on such a lovely day!
We'll be back.

FAQs

The Olive Tree offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01483 729999.

The Olive Tree is rated 4.4 stars by 397 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.