Review on The Withies Inn

Hugh and Brian Thomas have spent a lot of time and energy maintaining The Withies Inn, a prosperous sixteenth-century pub in the tiny hamlet of Compton in the Surrey Hills. In particular they have made the gardens into something quite special, with flower borders ablaze with colour, weeping willows providing shade and tables in the shade of old apples trees. When the weather's fine you can eat on the crazy-paved terrace or under an arbour of creeper-entwined trellises.

Venture inside and you will find a bar that is brimming with character, low beams, old carved panels and even an Art Nouveau settle. Well-kept real ales and honest pub grub (Cumberland sausages with mash et. al.) are the order of the day in this part of the pub.

The separate restaurant offers food that is a touch more ambitious, ranging from beef Wellington to chicken Kiev, with the bonus of seasonal specialities like asparagus and wild duck.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at The Withies Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 90 covers


The Withies Inn
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Customer Ratings on The Withies Inn

3  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • avatar
    Lorraine Chance
    August 2019

    4 people found this review helpful
    Jolly Fine Food in Historic Elizabethan Hostelry!

    Sometimes, on sunny weekends, The Withies can get crowded - not a big deal.
    The meat is first class and the chef knows the difference between Medium Rare and Medium! Staff are attentive and usually show a sense of humour!
    I defy you to find better Prawn Cocktails anywhere!
    I love the predictability of the meals we order. For me and my partners, 8 out of 10 every time!
    And well within our pocket.

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    May 2015

    12 people found this review helpful
    The Withies Inn Restaurant

    Four of us had lunch at The Withies today. The food was good but the price excessive for what it was.
    The restaurant has been packed with tables and chairs to a very high seating density, such that the table had to be pulled back to allow one couple to gain seating access on a bench seat, then the table had to be pushed forward into their stomachs to allow the other couple to gain seating access to the bench seat opposite. The bench seats themselves weren't very wide providing a squashed experience for each couple.
    The bill came to £184 for 3 courses and two glasses each of house wine.
    Although the food was good the overall experience was not due to the cramped conditions and we won't return.
    Nice place to go just for a pint.

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