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The Withies Inn

4.3
4.3
648 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday-Saturday:: 12pm-2pm; 6.30pm-9pm Sunday: 12pm-2pm

  • Phone number

    01483 421158

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Compton

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Compton is easily accessible by car as it is signed just off the A3 south of Guildford. Take the B3000 from the A3 signed to Godalming/Farnham and then Compton.After the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the first left onto the B3000. Continue along the B3000 for 2 miles until you see the sign for The Withies Inn.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. s

    steven

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service as usual but only negatives are having to pay extra for a vegetable on the plate. The habit of Italian restaurants to a fixed service charge no matter, what is also not right.
  2. JM

    JenM

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting, service and food. The Withies is a 'go to' place to enjoy the scenery and friends. I have never, ever felt so comfortable at a table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was average to poor and very expensive. Service was desperately slow.
  4. AN

    ANTHONYB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We returned to The Withies precisely 50 years after dining there following our wedding on 5.8.72. It was every bit as good as it was 50 years ago and now with the benefit of being able to stay in one of their 7 rooms. Ours was extremely well appointed and spotless although quite snug! The staff are super and really made us feel welcome.
  5. KP

    KathleenP

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful setting in the lovely garden on a perfect summer day. Delicious food and good service. Would definitely return one day.
  6. SL

    SimonL

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic to sit outside this really old inn on a summer's evening and have the specials of the day (crab then hake).
  7. GM

    GaryM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, my wife doesn’t like Liver so it’s a no at home. Here the Liver and bacon with mash is outstanding
  8. j

    jamesbythesea

    Brighton

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Nice location. Food ok but limited menu. Wine ok Coffee choicev bit basic unless you're into those old fashioned alcohol coffees Service was bizarre. I counted at least 5 different people serving our table.
  9. WG

    WilliamG

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful to meet the former Lady of the Inn, lunching at the next table.
  10. s

    susanr

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful garden area to luncheon with friends on a beautiful summer's day. Varied menu, all our choices were delicious
  11. SD

    SarahD

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The lunch was nice. Crab salad was £33.50 which they didn’t tell me when I ordered. It was outrageously expensive for what it was
  12. W

    Willy

    Dallas

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food served with a friendly smile. Limited staff didn’t slow things down
  13. KD

    KevinD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was average, I have been before and great before. Food, very low average for the price. Not sure I would go back at moment.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food well presented. Staff really friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.
  15. PT

    PattyTalbot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Withies Inn never fails to please. The menu is gorgeous and the wine list is perfection. Friendly, very professional wait staff and old world charm that is second to none.
  16. L

    Lovelygrub

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our favourite place when visiting Compton. Although a little expensive, the food quality is always good and you are always made to feel welcomed.
  17. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Restaurant menu staggeringly overpriced. £22 for standard fayre meat pie (no accompaniments), £18 for two slightly charred fish cakes with a bit of garnish. Two bowls of oven chips from the bottom of the fryer: another nine quid. Whilst appreciative that this is Surrey and everything is expensive right now: there is a fine line between paying a premium for the admittedly quaint surroundings and royally taking the mickey. Go there if you’re not troubled by paying through the nose for bang average food.
  18. JS

    JulieS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Old favourite - been coming here over the last 43 years. Really special to catch a beautiful balmy evening to enjoy the outdoor dining space. Friendly helpful staff and tasty food but the Withies Crispies were not crispy at all and clearly reheated from earlier in the day. Everything else great though.
  19. JJ

    JoJo

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pub is charming and very olde worlde, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food delicious.
  20. P

    Pete

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This 500 year beautiful old hidden gem is still one of my favourite classic pub. Quaint interior that's untouched, displaying all the old relics. Beautiful quiet garden away from busy traffic.
  21. CL

    ChrisL

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visiting here for over 30 years. Minor changes which improve the Inn which remains a wonderful/beautiful establishment.
  22. ZH

    ZoeH

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful building and good food. More variety on the menu would be good
  23. CW

    CarrieW

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a very pleasant lunch in the sunshine at The Withies last Tuesday . We sat outside and were served a tasty salad which was colourful and nutritious. The staff were friendly and helpful . We enjoyed it so much we’re going back again next month .Thank you ‘Withies’ see you soon
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Over priced chicken on a plate warm chips £58.65 for 3 chickens that had no garnish no nothing it was terrible Huge service charge Cost drinks over the top We understand rates have gone up But you have not thought of customer value and we won’t be back so that meal could of been presented well and more taste then you would get more value No sauce with prawn cocktail lol Prawn and lettuce ! Steak tomato chips Hard veg £8 no thanks
  25. NJ

    NicolaJ

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Regular visitor, the food and service is always good.
  26. r

    rose

    Surrey

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really warm day, but everything had been planned to make it a good experience at The Withies, it was delightful.
  27. WU

    WilliamU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It is always a delight to be at the Withies. The staff are friendly, interested and attentive, and the service is prompt. You know that they have all been well schooled in paying just the right levels of attention to their customers. The gardens are a treat - as are the interiors.
  28. HB

    HeretoByron

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great setting and service but restaurant menu overpriced and our food sadly not as could have been. Tabouleh salad all mixed veg chopped up, fresh but not really tabouleh at all. Few slices cold chicken on top for an additional fiver! Fish and chips looked good but peas seemed still frozen. We'll be back but will stick to bar menu.
  29. WF

    WinFM

    London

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    I took a business colleague to the Withies for Sunday lunch. I have been before on several occasions and it always hits the mark for old world charm and decent food. The service was a bit haphazard on this visit but otherwise it was an enjoyable meal.
  30. SG

    SusanG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been going to this pub/restaurant for years. It is consistently good. Menu not vast but a good selection - traditional fare and well cooked. Service always good and friendly. Lovely setting and old tatched pub - great in the summer to sit and dine in the lovely garden. Now they have accommodation too for staying.
  31. JM

    JaniceM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the meal very much but noticed the prices had increased quite considerably.
  32. B

    Buddhaken

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A significant part of a perfect day. Superb service, excellent food and plenty of it - very generous portions of veal masala with ample sides of minted potato and cauliflower cheese. Our waitress was happy to move us to a sunnier table. Our food arrived in good time. A lovely location, no ordinary pub!
  33. CP

    CharlesPargeter

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent liver and bacon and a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere.
  34. SD

    SarahD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    I had high expectations of the food after reading reviews, but was very disappointed with the overpriced bland 1970s style fare.
  35. TH

    TomH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful pub, lovely service and cosy environment
  36. d

    dinnerlady

    London

    222 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Arrived early, but no problem. Seated by the bar. Chose a "special" - turbot. Food arrived promptly. Fish was cooked well but vegetable portions were small. Fairly standard desserts and reasonable wine list.
  37. R

    Roger

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast friendly service Excellent well portioned food
  38. MR

    MarieR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Waiter service was good. Polite. Battered fish was too greasy. Starters of creamy mushrooms was ok. Had chosen fish cakes but no accompaniment so disappointed. Cappuccino tasted watery, no sign of much coffee in it.
  39. VP

    VivP

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely old pub set in the countryside with good service and food. Set off the main road so you don’t hear the traffic, only bird song . If I lived nearer I would go there more often
  40. SM

    SimonM

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, really enjoyed it. We all thought the food slightly under seasoned. Probably just us!

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The Withies Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Withies Inn

Withies Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1JA

Additional information

  • Area

    Compton

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday-Saturday:: 12pm-2pm; 6.30pm-9pm Sunday: 12pm-2pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Compton is easily accessible by car as it is signed just off the A3 south of Guildford. Take the B3000 from the A3 signed to Godalming/Farnham and then Compton.After the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the first left onto the B3000. Continue along the B3000 for 2 miles until you see the sign for The Withies Inn.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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