The Withies Inn

4.6
495 reviews
£41 and over
British
For Sundays reservations please contact the venue.
Located in the tiny hamlet of Compton in Surrey, The Withies Inn dates from the 16th century, and has been unobtrusively modernised to accommodate a small, first-class restaurant. Attractive low beams and an eclectic interior add to an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. When weather permits an attractive Pergola allows meals to be eaten out of doors in the delightful garden. Compton itself lies directly on the historic Pilgrims' Way, possessing a church with a rare two-storey chancel, and a picture gallery devoted to the works of Victorian painter G F Watts. The Withies Inn stands in unspoiled country on Compton common, just below the Hog's Back, and on the edge of Loseley Park and it's charming Elizabethan Manor House. Very well-known and mentioned in many discriminating reference books, The Withies Inn is extremely popular. A warm welcome awaits you.
What 495 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pohkiss
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and poor quality!

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Macca
London
38 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had dinner in the garden on a beautiful night. People are lovely and location is stunning

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here a lot and have ever had a complaint either with the service or the food. Will always go back to the withies.

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PeterM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Withies especially in the sunshine

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vipNinaham
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely garden setting. Staff are very welcoming and food is good.

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TonyJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get back to The Withies after lockdown!!
The garden is still a lovely place to eat!!
As always, Hugh and his team were on top of their game.
The food was as good as ever as was the service.
Strongly recommend a visit!!

LW
LindaW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend The Withies the food the atmosphere and the service was
fantastic. First time out having lunch in there beautiful garden the personal service also
Was great.

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Anonymous
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place for outside lunch, good food and service.

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Peter
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a most pleasant lunch on a really warm day. Completely enjoyable,as ever at The Withies.

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ElizabethP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and good service. A bit chilly when unfortunately they couldn't give us a table near a heater like requested on reservation.

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MarcusP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My London based walking group has always enjoyed pausing during one of our walks for lunch at the Withies. This was our first experience of outdoor dining at the Withies - and we were not disappointed. My group of six walkers thought the food delicious, the beer very good and the service efficient and friendly. Well done and thank you to the staff and management of the Withies. We look forward to our next visit.

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NickD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and the food and drink excellent.

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Loraine
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, treated as an valued customer and staff going out of their way to making you feel comfortable and welcome.

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GaryG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely Perfect, Great Selection of Drinks, and the Food was excellent, as was the Service
Had to sit outside due to Covid, but thankfully the weather was spot on
I will be highly recommending the Withies Inn to everyone I meat

Thank so much
Gary Gumbrell

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STACEYP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and the staff are very welcoming and always on hand to cater for you. A lovely country pub with a great atmosphere & the gardens are lovely too

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KarenB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be back at The Withies - great staff, good food and beautiful location.

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vipBeverleyE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere lovely food friendly staff

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SimonW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fantastic lunch as always at The Withies. Well organised and covid friendly.

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MelissaElizabeth
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to feel special this is the place to go.

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vipCarolynR
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always brilliant and never disappoints. Lovely to see everyone again and thank you for a lovely evening and fantastic food. See you again soon

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food is always very good. One of our favourite pubs. Will be back again soon.

CG
CharlotteG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service as always. Attentive and charming staff. Lovely to be back at the Withies enjoying a wonderful al fresco meal with our children.

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EllieJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful welcome back to socialising ...... such a lovely pub and everyone was so helpful with table moving (to make the most of the sunshine!)
Delicious and interesting salad with glass of wine for lunch - perfect!

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RobinG
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Marvellous to return to The Withies after lockdown. Friendly, good service and excellent food as normal. Looking forward to our next trip.

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Philip
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall excellent, only grumble was quality of the chips (fish was excellent). Also some tables had a heater and ours didnt

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MerylB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a beautiful garden setting. Excellent service.

DB
DominicB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service, the chicken was undercooked, the cauliflower cheese was microwaved. After such a long time without restaurants, a depressing start.

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StuartA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Socially distanced and not overpacked.

Outdoor heaters kept us lovely and warm.

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Beech
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were made to feel very welcome and a heater was in operation as we had woken up to snow. In the marquee we were socially distanced and felt quite safe. As the meal progressed, a party atmosphere prevailed and it was evident that everyone was enjoying their first taste of freedom this year.

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Nigel
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Withies Inn is a classical family owned pub with a great menu and wine list. The food is always consistently good.

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Richardc
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as usual, great food and service . Game soup had so much flavour I could have had another one as a main !
Looking forward to another visit in January.
Happy New year
Richard

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JPfoodie
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food everytime. I’ve been many times and never had a bad meal. Staff very attentive, and the beef Wellington is amazing. Have recommended to so many and it’s my favourite place to eat out.

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SarahH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely Christmas atmosphere, service was superb with friendly staff and lovely food, can't fault it. Lovely log fire and Christmas tree. I also enjoyed the mince pies and plenty of veg with the turkey.

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Ella
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a pleasure to visit. Staff always super friendly and the food was delicious! Happy Christmas x

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Danni
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fab meal. So tasty and delicious choices. Great staff. Could have done with some nice background music!

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CarolineB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice as always. V chilled (maybe a bit slow) Fish cakes superb as was mushroom stroganoff apparently.

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BecB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub restaurant, low beams and uneven floors very atmospheric .
Great food and service. Recommend

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HughR
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and efficient. Simple food well prepared.

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AmarVerma
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food choices were very limited for Vegans, good fish selections but not if you are a carnivore.

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SimonW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fantastic Christmas meal at The Withies. Very Covid friendly and the staff are very friendly and look after you well. Very enjoyable.

FAQs

The Withies Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 495 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.