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Abinger Hatch, Abinger Hammer

Description: The fact that this venue is pretty much in the middle of nowhere is both a plus and a minus. On the positive it gives it a quiet and rural atmosphere, on the negative it can be hard to find and takes a while to get there. On the right hand side is a long L-shaped brick fronted bar, with a thick wooden top, still with the tree curves. The ceiling has stained oak beams and uprights and there are plenty of old-fashioned kitchen type tables and chairs. It has small windows with dark red curtains, which can make it dark inside, though this can be cosy too. The walls are decorated with art prints, maps, mirrors, and photos of bygone sporting heroes. The floors in the front part of the bar are bare boards, there is a step down on the corner to a flagstone area with a large real fireplace. On the other side is a large dining room, complete with fake gas fire, almost real climbing plants, high chairs for young diners, and a piano. Beers on offer include Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, San Miquel, Strongbow, Guinness, London Pride, and a selection of Ringwood real ales.

Address: Abinger Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6HZ

Tel: 01306 730737

Map: Find the Abinger Hatch on Google maps

Bands: Certified : Fluke : Manti : Mustangs : Prognosis : Shark Dentists, The :
Sharpees, The : Shooter : Usual Suspects, The

Albany, Guildford

Description: This venue has a continental feel, with a long bar and high stools. The floor right in front of the bar is covered with stone tiles, on either side it is bare floorboards. The live music is on Tuesday nights, and they have just started a Tapes night on Wednesday's (but you need to book).

Address: 80 Sydenham Rd, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SA

Tel: 01483 572410


Map: Find The Albany, Guildford on Google maps

Bands: Flat Pack Panda : Gavin and his Guitar : JAMES, Warrick (Jimmy) :

Albion, East Molesey

Description: First opened in 1830, this was one of the first beerhouses to open under the terms of a new law. It is a one room venue, set in the narrow streets across the road from Hampton Court railway station, and is a little oasis. It underwent a major refit in April 2006, so its hard to tell what it was like before, but the current decor is very homely. Though it has the all too familiar magnolia ceilings and black beams, the walls have a number of different styles that all seem to work together. There are two large fireplaces, one at either end, and backlit alcoves with some objet d'art in one corner, and even an old grandfather clock. The U-shaped wooden bar has a few stools and there's a couple of high continental style tables. The rest of the seating is provided by a multitude of leather armchairs and sofas, and upholstered benches. Entertainment is provided by 2 large screen LCD TVs and a fruit machine. Sadly this venue no longer has live music.

Address: 34-36 Bridge Rd, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9HA

Tel: 0208 9419421

Map: Find The Albion, East Molesey on Google maps

Bands: Elderly Brothers : Open Mic Night

Anchor Inn, Godalming

Description: This venue is currently closed, waiting fro a new landlord. See PunchPubs.
Address: 110 Ockford Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RG
Tel: 01483 424543
Map: Find the Anchor, Godalming on Google maps


Anchor, Knaphill

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Description: Friendly and casual atmosphere. Selection of Lagers (Fosters, Stella Artois, Kronenbourg 1664), bitters, wines and spirits. Has been taken over by Fullers, the beer may change, but hopefully not the too much else. Large screen TVs for watching sports. Sadly this venue has ceased doing live music.

Address: High Street, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2PE

Tel: 01483 472677

Map: Find The Anchor on Google maps

Anchor and Horseshoes, Burpham

Description: This medium-sized venue has plenty of parking, both at the front and side. It has some black oak beams, and off-white walls apart from the one at the rear, which is dark red. They are decorated with art prints and advertising blackboards. Beers on offer include Stella Artois, kronenbourg 1664, Fosters, John Smith's, Guinness, and Strongbow cider. Real ales include Abbot, Greene King, T.E.A., and the usual selection of wines and spirits. It has pine tables, low stools and some upholstered wooden chairs. The bands play at the back by the french doors, leading to the beer garden. There is a large old fireplace, with a wood burner, but it doesn't seem to be used. Live music on Saturday nights, other entertainment is provided by fruit machines, and a small CRT TV screen. 

Address: 194 London Road, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1XR

Tel: 01483 504677

Map: Find the Anchors and Horseshoes, Burpham on Google maps

Bands: Another New Ending : Big Dog and the Bite : Fluke : Frayed Not : Kindred Spirit : Mad Wolf : Whatever

Archee's Bar and Restaurant, Woking

Description: Sadly this venue no longer has live music.

Address: 69-71 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6LJ

Tel: 01483 888533

Map: Find Archee's Bar and Restaurant on Google maps

Bands: Two Plus Company

Astolat, Guildford

Description: The name comes from the town in Arthurian legend, home of Elaine, and often associated with Guildford. This medium-sized venue has recently been refurbished and is now run by Mike. It has plain wooden tables and chairs. These are decorated with art prints, old photos, and posters advertising forthcoming events. The ceiling in the main bar is painted wood cut with inch and a half parallel grooves and the large air-conditioning units, now found in many pubs. The large number of picture windows at the front where there's a patio and along one side would let in vast amounts of sunshine when the venetian blinds are opened. Beers on offer include Carling, Coors, Stella Artois as well as Guinness, John Smith's and traditional Butcombe bitter. The bottled beers include Peroni and Corona. Also the usual selection of alcopops, mixers and spirits. Entertainment is provided by a jukebox, fruit and quiz machines, a pool table, a fuseball table, dart board and board games. Live music is currently on some Saturday nights.

Address: 9 Old Palace Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7TU

Tel: 01483 455560

Map: Find the Astolat on Google Maps

Bands: Dave Raphael Band, The : Debbie Giles Band, The : Fluke : Frayed Not : Nigel Bagge band, The : Rik Martin Trio, The : Rhythm Pigs, The

Auberge, Guildford

Description: As far as I know, there is currently no live music at this venue. I have only left the listing on the site, in case they start up again.

Address: 274 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3JL

Tel: 01483 506202

Map: Find Auberge, Guildford on Google maps

Bands: Vic Cracknell

Barley Mow, Shepperton

Description: Old fassioned english pub, with framed cigarette card collections, bar mats and memorabilia covering the walls. The curved wooden bar with display rail looks like its been there forever. A wide selection of lagers, Fosters, Carling etc. Real ales including Hound Dog, St George Special, Porterhouse, T.E.A., and the usual selection of wines and spirits. The pretty young barmaids make you feel welcome. Live jazz on wednesday night and rock on saturdays. It was The Morning Advertiser's Pub of the Year 2005.

Address: 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0EE

Tel: 01932 225326

Map: Find The Barley Mow, Shepperton on Google maps

Bands: Band X : Blue Beyond : Casinos, The : CHADWICK, Roland : Chevrons, The : Cry Wolf : Debbie Giles Band, The : Fast Buck : Kindred Spirit : Moonshine : Old Blue Moses : Rik Martin Trio, The : San Remo Jazz Band : Sharpees

Barley Mow, West Horsley

Description: This secluded venue has black oak beams and magnolia painted low ceilings. The walls are decorated with art prints, motor racing memorabillia, and willow pattern plates. At one end of the long bar is a proper restaurant complete with tablecloths, at the other is a stone floored area with a real fire. Beers on offer include Youngs, London Pride, Spitfire, I.P.A., Carlsberg. It is now being run by Joe and Karen. Live music on Wednesday nights. The Malting House, is a large converted barn with space to host a wide variety of events. From Parties and social gatherings to wedding receptions, and can easily be set-up to suit your needs. Sadly this venue no longer has live music.

Address: 181 The Street, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6HR

Tel: 01483 282693

Website: or Bookings and enquirees

Map: Find The Barley Mow, West Horsley on Google maps

Bands: Blaggers : DNA : Micky Flynn : Rich n Will : Robin Bibi Band : Susie Clarke Band

Bat and Ball, Boundstone, Farnham

Description: This pub is run by Sally and Kevin. Live music on the last Sunday of the month.

Address: 15 Bat and Ball Lane, Boundstone, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4SA

Tel: 01252 792108


Map: Find the Bat and Ball on Google Maps

Bands: Old Blue Moses : Rik Martin Trio, The

Bed Bar, Woking

Description: This large venue on two floors includes a nightclub and a bar. As I was never in "The Albion" or any of the other more recent reincarnations of this locality, its hard to judge whats changed. The bar is on the lower floor and has plenty of tables and chairs (well I'm sure they are somebody's idea of a chair, maybe a non-humaniod who prefers to sit in a box-crate, with steel tube legs (thats the so-called chair not the creature.) I feel that it must have been designed by the same person that does so many hotel bars. Sadly most of the staff seem as doppy as the dozing chinese daity, behind the bar, and you wonder why its called the BED bar. Apart from this, the area has a good atmosphere and acoustics, though I think I would have placed the stage at the end by the quite stylish, if a little dated Beatles portraits. If only they could find someone to sort out the lighting. It has two setting, blindingly bright or too dark to see. Also I am not a fan of these establishments that think bar snacks (crisps, peanuts, etc) are too common for them. You need something to munch on while you slurp. Live music every Thursday (free) and Friday night (free before 10:30pm).

Address: Church Path, Woking, Surrey, GU21 1EL

Tel: 01483 599200

Website: or

Black Horse, Newhaw



Address: New Haw Road, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2BX


Map: Find the Black Horse, Newhaw on Google maps

Bands: Elvis : Open Mic

Black Lion, Surbiton

Description: Live music on Thursday nights

Address: 58 Brighton Rd, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 5PL

Tel: 0208 3991666


Find the Black Lion, Surbiton on Google maps


Black Swan, Ockham

Description: Sadly this venue no longer has live music

Address: Old Lane, Martyr's Green, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1NG

Tel: 01932 862364


Map: Find the Black Swan, Ockham on Google maps

Bands: Open Mic Night

Bleak House (sands), Woking

Description: Sadly this venue no longer has live music.

Address: Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5NL

Tel: 01483 760717


Find the Bleak House (sands), Woking on Google Maps

NEALE, Anna : Peter Falconer and The Mutiny

Blue Anchor Hotel, Byfleet

Description: This large venue has two bars, the smaller of the two looks like its designed to give the hotel guests somewhere quiet to relax. The larger has a bar on one side, a raised seating area on the other, with bare wooden floorboards and two sofas. The Magnolia/off white walls are docorated with old photographs and art prints. There are several large etched glass wows on the streetside. Beers on offer include Carlsberg, Fosters, John Smith's. Entertainment is provided by a video projector, screen, and a LCD TV for sports, a few fruit machines, and two pool tables. The live music is on the 1st and 3rd Saturday's of the month.

Address: 155 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7RL

Tel: 01932 346301