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Waterman's Arms, Hersham Green

Description: Run by a Father (Anthony) and his daughter (Nicky), with the help of some barmaids. Large projection screen for football. Dartboards and pool tables. Live music every Saturday night, blues jam on Tuesdays, and jazz every Wednesday.

Address: 1 Queens Road, Hersham, Surrey, KT12 5LT

Tel: 01932 254580

Map: Find The Waterman's Arms on Google maps

Bands: Debbie Giles Band, The : Evening Sun : Never the bride : The Fabulous High Barnets : Folk club

Wheatsheaf, Farnham

Description: This large venue has oak beams and panelling half way up some of the walls, which are a mixture of roughly plastered with magnolia or similar paint or exposed red brickwork. Works of art, old photographs and Brewery memorabilia are sparingly used to complete the decoration. The ceiling is painted wallpaper. There are a large number of tables, wooden chairs, and pews. The long wooden bar stretches between the two main rooms. Beers on offer include Carling, Fosters, Stella Artois, with the usual selection of alcopops, bottled beers, wines and spirits. Entertainment is provided by a large LCD TVs for sports and a couple of fruit machines, a jukebox, and a pool table at the rear. They hold an Open Mic night on Thursday's with Vic's buskers, and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights.

Address: 19 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DR

Tel: 012 5272 5132

Map: Find the Wheatsheaf, Farnham on Google maps

Bands: Blue Beyond : Blood Red Sky : Gerry Dryden Band : Old Blue Moses : Rik Martin Trio, The : Vic's Buskers / Open Mic Night

White House, Guildford

Description: This is a large venue with high ceilings. Most of the walls are magnolia, apart from those behind the bar, which are green. The walls are decorated with old photographs of daily life in Guildford in years gone by, and a multitude of blackboards with menu info and special offers. On the left hand side is a area with a glass roof and also a patio by the canal. It has no shortage of wooden tables and chairs. Its the type of venue that comes alive around 10pm, at other times it can look quite empty.

Address: 8 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4AJ

Tel: 01483 302006

Map: Find The White House, Guildford on Google Maps


White Lyon, Worplesdon

Description: I believe that the present owners have stopped all the live music at this venue.
Address: Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Surrey, GU3 3RE

Tel: 01483 232417


Map: Find The White Lyon on Google maps

Bands: AIM : WildBlueAngel : Old Blue Moses

Willoughby Arms, Kingston

Description: The free is every Friday, with the 2nd and last Friday's are Open Mic Nights.

Address: Willoughby Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6LN

Tel: 0208 546 4236


Map: Find The Willoughby Arms on Google maps

Bands: Open Mic Night : Ruckus Blues

Windsor Castle, Carshalton

Description: Jam night, first Monday of the month. Live music every Saturday night.

Address: 378 Carshalton Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PT

Tel: 0208 669 1191


Map: Find the Windsor Castle, Carshalton on Google maps

Bands: Bad Influence, Be Sharp, Cry Wolf, Ed Hudson Band, Electric Experience, FINLAYSON, Willy, Fire and Water, Tim Hain, Inside Edge, Jinn House, Rainmaker, Raw Glory, Robin Bibi Band, The, Slurred

Woolpack, Elstead

Description: The main bar at this venue consists of one long room. The low ceilings are either rufly plastered or covered in painted embossed wallpaper. The carpet looks as if its been there since it opened, but thats not always a bad thing. There are a couple of black oak beams and uprights, and the walls are decorated with artworks and old photographs. The lighting is provided by some glass shaded lanterns hanging from the ceiling, which add to the cosy atmosphere. The ample seating is on old wooden pews and chairs around tables. There are fireplaces at either end of the long bar, which has a wooden glass rack above it and you can see some of the real ale barrels, each wearing a little jacket, behind the bar. It is currently being run by Chris Cooper and Leslie Gay, who purchased a 20 years lease, so they'll be there a while. Beers on offer include Carling, Guinness, and Stella Artois. A wide selection of wines are available both on tap and by the bottle. The real ales include Brakspear and Abbot along with the usual spirits and mixers. There is also a pool table, and a dart board in the back room, and a beer garden. Although it has a small car park, there is ample parking by the village green. They also have a large restaurant and function room with 10 seats. The live music is on most, but not all Sunday nights. Sad to say that I found the quiz machine at the end of the bar was more unexpected than not finding Seth there.

Address: Milford Rd, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6HD

Tel: 01252 703106 or e-mail

Map: Find the Woolpack, Elstead on Google maps

Bands: AUSTEN, Willie : CRACKNELL, Vic : Fab Tyler Band : Hoss and The Kid : NRG : One Wierd Fish : Whatever

Wotton Hatch, Wotton

Description: Live music Sundays 7-9

Address: Guildford Road, Wotton, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QQ

Tel: 01306 887 694


Map: Find the Wotton Hatch on Google maps

Bands: CRACKNELL, Vic : Jenny and the Jellyfish : Kamla