The Grantley Arms
The Street, Wonersh, Guildford, GU5 0PE
With an enviable location in the centre of Wonersh, the two-AA-rosette-awarded Grantley Arms is a modern British establishment par excellence, blending outstanding cuisine with an unpretentious, traditional pub ambience. The Grantley’s Grade II listed building, dating back to the late 16th century, provides an historic setting, while renovations bestow a thread of contemporary style and sophistication. In the restaurant, wooden wall panelling, splashes of exposed brickwork, original oak beams, modern-rustic chandeliers and a neutral palette create a tranquil environment for dining. Here, reasonably priced two- and three-course à la carte menus are the order of the day. All produce is locally sourced and dishes are seasonally inspired and imaginatively crafted. Think braised belted Galloway beef served with confit egg yolk, mustard and artichoke; Herdwick lamb cannon with braised belly, truffle potato and three-cornered garlic; and chocolate cremeux with praline crumble, banana jam and ice cream. In addition to the set offerings, full restaurant, Sunday and bar menus are available, populated by equally exceptional dining choices. The bar remains a more informal space, offering a comfortable haven for passersby in search of a place in which to relax with more traditional fare, ranging from hearty burgers to pan-fried sea trout. For those planning a special occasion, The Grantley Arms can arrange private dining for a cover of up to 20 guests – it’s the perfect place to while away a memorable evening with friends, family or colleagues.