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 Selected Comments in Woking

Jacquie Butler
 Fathers Day treat 2012
Food quality
Location - Brilliant - very busy but still plenty of room - small play area for kids
Service/food really food
Right on the lock so plenty to see.
Perfect Sunday afternoon in the sun - to suit ages/tastes.
Monday, June 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

David Ryland
 
We had a reunion there. The way we were treated and the whole day was nothing but the very best. The food and hospitality were exceptional. Our thanks go to all the staff. I will certainly go back . and would recommend if for any function.
Monday, February 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

biomehanika
 My local
As this is the only pub within walking distance of our house we have to suffer the overcrowding, bad customer service the incompetence of the management of the place.
To date we have tried pretty much everything on the menu in the quest to find something that isn't over cooked or blatantly cooked in the microwave by real chefs according the pub signage, our quest continues.........
As you would expect a pub located on the canal it's truly is a great place to spend a sunny summers afternoon and evening drinking beers from the badger brewery, unfortunately the management of the pub still run it as a local pub rather than a family friendly one not providing enough shaded cover during the summer months and left outside in cold during the winter, running out of basics such as crisps and child friendly drinks during peak periods.
In conclusion if you fancy a drink at a beautiful location and you either bring your own food and child drinks or donít eat at all you will have a great time, well at least the time youíre not spending queuing for the drinks in the first place anyway!!!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Diana Meade
 Great little pub, really good pies!
Great little pub in Horsell, Jilly does some great pies and the garden is really safe for the kids, we've always enjoyed our meals there.
Saturday, May 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

WIll
 over priced
Went to our local pub for a drink and a bite to eat.. and we were very surprised by the high price of drinks and food. Normally I would be happy to pay extrra but there did not seem any good reaosn to pay such high prices in a regualr pub. The food was nothing special and could have quite easily come stright from the freezer
Wednesday, May 5, 2010Rating: No rosettes

John Munro
 When is a pub not a pub?
We will not be returning!
We organised a surprise retirement lunch for one of our team for today and the overall attitude of the manager and staff was unbeleivably poor. Firstly, we wanted to book a table for 12 people for 12:30 and were told that it was 12:00 or nothing. We explained that we wanted to ensure that everyone arrived ahead of our retiree who would be arriving at 12:30 and were told that if the table wasn't occupied by 12:30 it would be released to other diners.
When the first 4 of us arrived at 12:00 we were greeted by a waitress who told us where our table was and that she would take a drinks order - however, we suggested that we would initially prefer to wait at the bar for the rest of the guests and haev a drink there - to which we were very bluntly told that we must sit down at our table and that no-one was allowed to stand at the bar. When we indicated that we weren't really happy or ready to sit down, we were told by the manager that if we didn't go to our table he would release it to others!
If it wasn't for the fact that everyone was coming from different directions at differing times, I was all prepared to tell the manager what he could do with his table and that we would take our custom (£300 in the end) elsewhere.
Then when I ordered a Kaliber, I asked to have it in the bottle and was told that it must be served in a glass.
Such a shame, nice building, great location, dreadful customer service.
Friday, January 15, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Amanda
 Lovely
I visited this pub on Saturday 16 August and thought it was wonderful. The food was lovely, fresh, reasonably priced and the location and design of this place was wonderful. Really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Monday, August 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mr C. Allen
 NO KIDS WELCOME
This was the most non family friendly pub we have ever visited in southern England.

On the night of 28th June 2008. We had some American friends who use to live here in Mayford, Woking, Surrey, visiting back from the States. Within the small Cul-de Sac where we all lived there are about 8 families who get together now and then. The majority of us are professional people in our mid 40ís to 50. We all have children ranging from a 1 year old toddler to 19 -20 year old young adults who are mostly now at University. We all to go out, about once or twice a year together, mainly on special occasions. We often would meet in the New Inn at Send, The Bird in the Hand, and have also used the Anchor before the refurbishment. So on Saturday evening we decided that we would go to the new styled Anchor at Pyford.

We arrived and clearly could see the pub is very busy as youíd expect due to its location, the warm sunny evening and possibly what looked like a great menu.

My family or American guests and I arrive at 8:00 pm. I have 1 x 13 yr old, 1 x 16 yr old and 1 x 18 yr old. Our guests have a 13 yr, old and a 9 yr old.

I placed an order for our food and also a round of drinks. During the next hour our other friends arrive with there children and proceed to order food and drinks. At about 8:45 pm another couple turn up with there toddler and are refused food as they are told that all children under the age of 18 must be out of the premises including the Garden by 9 pm. sharp.

Then the same with another family! At 8:50 we had been waiting 50 minuets and still had no food. We asked at the bar why they would not give our other friends any food, and why after 50 minuets we were still waiting for our food. We were told that all children had to be off the premises by 9 pm due to the licence that the pup has. We pointed out that we were still awaiting our food and couldnít possible eat this in 5 minuets even if was ready now, which it wasnít, so how was that going to work? There was no explanation. So we asked to speak to the manager, ďCliveĒ apparently; who then decided to hide and not come out to explain what his policy was going to be, bearing in mind that we all had kids we were all still waiting for food which we had paid for and by now 3 of the 6 families had now gone as they were refused food! We didnít create a scene. We didnít shout. We were just mystified that this was such the very weirdest and ridicules situation we had all ever been in what is claimed to be a family friendly pub? None of us had ever heard or seen anything more utterly stupid.

Our food arrived at 9:15 pm. The food wasnít very good either. If fact, the Ribs, were ribs. No meat just ribs with a sauce. The fries were the McDonald type of reconstituted potato. We paid extra for chicken in the pasta dish but there was no chicken, No fries arrived with one dish so they then can out with some proper chips? It was also all very cold and basically not very palatable. It wasnít worth complaining as by now it was getting late. My daughter who is 13 couldnít eat her chicken as it was stone cold but it was now 9:20 and if we had to wait another hour for fresh hot roast chicken we would be even later into the no children curfew law; Which, with all the other disappointing parts to the then; completely spoiled evening, made this probably one of the very worse nights we have ever gone out as group. I doubt that the staff, of Anchor are very well trained in this situation due to the very blank expressions and lack of knowledge in how to solve the problem or even really care, or could be bothered to compromise the now impossible situation that we and they were in.

I also donít really suppose that it matters to them as casual bar workers; that the 3 major people who left consisted of a very senior member of Central government, a leading local business woman who runs 3 companies in North West Surrey employing over 500 people including one in West Byfleet. also a Director of the National Press association. All of who left and went up to the nearest competitors pub, ordered and ate food and with their Children were welcomed with open arms and open wallets, and where the rest of us joined then as soon as we had finished the hour and a half wait for very disappointing cold food.

So be ware. All that glitters is not gold. Perfect location, perfect beer, terrible customer service the very worse we have all ever experienced in a pub, not quality food, just very standard basic knocked up every day normal mass produced same as most chain pubs, and also NO CHILDREN!
Saturday, June 28, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Bobilina Popham
 
The assistant manager is great and the service is very good.
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

JOE HILLY
 THE KNAPP
PAUL CRISP,NO LONGER OWNS OR RUN THE PUB OR PART OWNS THE PLOUGH HORSELL,,YOU COULD SAY,HE MESSED UP BIG TIME,AS BAYLIFTS WAS CALLED IN TO THIS PUB YRS AGO,AS WITH THE PLOUGH,PAUL WAS NO WHRE TO BE FND
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: No rosettes

MR R HOWARD
 the plough just gets better
I WLD JUST LIKE 2 SAY,THE PLACE IS GETTING BETTER,WE JUST POPPED DWN THERE FOR DRINK OR 2,& FND SOME 1 WAS HAVING A BIRTHDAY BASH,,THE DJ THEY WAS USING,PLAYED A GOOD MIX OF MUSIC,WE STAYED THERE,THE REST OF THE NIGHT,IT WAS FAB,I HERE THEY MAY B THINKIN OF DOING A 60,S 70,S NITE,WELL THEY GOT OUR BACKING 4 THAT IF IT HAPPENS,
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Kenneth Malcolm
 Idyllic setting
Beautiful location but bar food is exremely disappointing
Friday, July 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

fran
 Gr8 for having a girls night out
my m8 an i always go there its the only place where you dont feel there are children around its for the adults to relax and have a laugh. maria is a gr8 manager
Monday, June 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

sam
 kind staff lovely views
the pub its self is lovely and the atmoshere is great but it would be nice to see the manager sober for once as every time i go in there in the evening he is out of it
Monday, June 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Lou
 Wicked Pub
This pub has a very friendly atmosphere the regulars are very nice and we are all very welcoming to people who are just visiting, my mum and her boyfriend own this pub and all of our staff are very kind and will help in every wayu possible so come on and get down to our pub!!!!!
Friday, June 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

A J
 fun
good place to meet people before going into woking, though some of the people in there are really boring and talk about how good they are at golf all the time!!
they do a pub quiz every thursday, though its always the same people that win every week.
frequented by two well known prostitues who are banned from the other pub nearby, not bad though
Thursday, May 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

guy miller
 could be alot better
much much better than the last landloard who was totally useless
not a bad pub but there is lots of homophobia there and they could do with getting some fit bar staff and colder beer. the pub dog needs to go on a diet, i agree on the rampant piracy
Tuesday, May 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phil W
 much improved
This pub was managed by a guy who neglected the pub for many years. Since he was replaced thepub has seen a vast improvement. The quality of the beer was excellent and the hospitality second to none
Friday, May 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

davey blue
 nice atmosphere
great pub, great atmosphere, great staff,great choice of ales, highly recommended
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

daisy dave
 pub/restaurant
nice welcoming local pub friendly staff excellant service.good choice of ales inc occasional guest beer highly recommended
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Thomas
 Web site needs updating
our web site needs updating see www.theploughhorsell.co.uk
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Eddy
 To feel welcome and have a good lunch
Great place to have a drink among friendly people with a good lunch. The Red Lion was recommended to us. Despite us being foreigners and strangers the people made us feel welcome.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

magnum
 enzo,s bar
This is a great place to eat drink and socialise with the loverly girls enzo employs to work there, Irene,Sam,Michelle, I would recomend this one to anyone well worth the visit even if its just for the girls and the foods good to
Saturday, December 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Zara
 great pub dat me daddi owns :)
its rele gd food n we hav a chef called simon n da land lords called clive mi nan n grandad help dere called joyce n richard
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

C Morrison
 Great Steak
6 of us went for a buisness lunch. great staff, great food, great place.
also great for timing as it was a buisness lunch we couldnt stay there all day. would highly recomend.
Monday, November 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Anon
 Great Pub
Lovely food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely garden outside. Very good
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mel
 Weird Pub with no-one in it
I don't understand how they can keep their doors open, no-one is ever in here! I have tried to go in (for dinner + lunch) several time, and they always say they are not serving food, yet there is a menu board permenantly out front!
Tuesday, September 20, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Darren McHugh
 Excellent!!!
This weekend i've had the privilege of visiting the Jovial Sailor (or Jolly Sailor - as was originally called) twice for food and drink.The service was second to none and the food ,in my opinion was excellent. Its a lovely public house dating back some 200 years with many original features and the current owners are doing very well to raise the standards of quality dining.
Sunday, August 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Watson
 good parking good garden, poor food
Easy to find, easy parking, good space outside and in, child friendly,
helpful BUT POOR FOOD FLAVOUR AND QUALITY. This is only based upon the food we ordered. We know that all the other qualities the pub offered deserved a better quality of food
Sunday, June 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Reg Dodman
 Food superb
The food and professional attitude of the staff was superb. We visited mid-week with only a few other people in the pub, and I thought this may adversely affect the quality. But not so.
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Karen
 Friendly local pub
Nice Staff, Great Food, made to feel very welcome by other locals
Friday, February 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jo Ronald
 True Italian Place to dine!
There was a wide variety of food and wine to choose from, including snacks. Our meal was gorgeous, with every flavour tasting fresh. There was a choice of areas; smoking or non. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, you choose the pace. To top it off, Enzo himself is a great character well worth meeting!
Tuesday, February 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sandy Williams
 Terrific food and location, very friendly staff
I visited the pub on Friday 4th feb for a Blues Brothers night to raise money for the Tsunami appeal. It was very well managed, good food, excelent live music & friendly staff.
Saturday, February 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

anon
 good atmosphere
Was a good atmosphere, but tends to be too busy in summer and too dead in winter
Thursday, December 2, 2004Rating: rosettes

Paul Crisp
 cosy , convivial , unpretentious
The pub is now called the Knap and is owned by the same chap that managed it ,( i.e. me ,Paul Crisp) for the last 5 years. With my business partner We also run the Plough Inn at nearby Horsell. You are assured a welcome , good food and convivial atmosphere and quality real ales in both pubs. Thank you for including us in this guide.
Saturday, November 27, 2004Rating: rosettes

Donna Watts
 Great pub
Lovely pub, great food, landlord and lady fantastic!
Sunday, September 26, 2004Rating: rosettes


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