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A world away from the hubbub, yet a stone's throw from Guildford; the 18th-century Stag on the River provides the perfect pit-stop for weary travellers. Its welcoming interior features open fires, brick floors, themed wallpaper and sepia photos of the village, along with stools propping up the bar, fresh flowers and armchairs to sink into. Enjoy views of the River Wey from the pretty riverside terrace - perfect for supping a refreshing libation on a sunny day.

Located right on the River Wey, its a peaceful base for exploring the North Downs and the Surrey Hills by foot or by bike. Those seeking some retail therapy can head to the independent shops of the pretty town of Godalming, just two miles away.

Rooms from

Doubles and twins: £75

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking available
  • Alfresco dining

A touch of culture
There's plenty of country houses to choose from in the area - we recommend the majestic Petworth which houses the National Trust's largest art collection.

Family favourite
There's a 'Little Stags' menu for children and a box of toys for those staying overnight, one family room and one interconnecting room.

Outdoor adventures
The stunning Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are just on the doorstep here - not to be missed for avid walkers.

Waves and water
A tributary of the River Thames, the River Wey can be admired over drinks on the alfresco terrace or walk off lunch with a stroll beside the Thames Path.


Rooms above the original 18th-century pub feature ancient beams and wall timbers - the perfect choice for those seeking some period character and charm. Named after local villages, all are tastefully kitted out in a contemporary style with floral print wallpaper, smartly dressed beds, jugs of fresh flowers, modern lightwood furnishings, Birchall teas and fresh Mozzo coffee.

On arrival, you'll find a complimentary bottle of local Tilford Brewery beer awating you in your room, as well as bathrobes, luxury ESPA toiletries and spacious walk-in showers in the fresh tiled bathrooms. Due to Covid-19 new safety rules are currently in place and all non-essential touchpoints have been removed from the rooms.

During the week a Continental breakfast is served, at weekends, relax with the papers over a full English breakfast.

Restaurant & bar

Seasonal menus and the daily chalkboard specials champion locally sourced ingredients with hearty pub classics joined by more adventurous modern dishes. All meat is sourced locally from Surrey Farms, and fresh salads, herbs and vegetables are delivered daily from Secretts Farm in nearby Milford.

Kick-off with a sharing board, before tucking into a local classic such as Hampshire chalk stream trout with beetroot and tarragon salsa. Leave room for Meadow Cottage Farm ice creams or a plate of Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire cheeses.

Things to do

Fans of horse racing should visit the famous Goodwood race-course, built around a stunning a natural amphitheatre. Deemed one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world, for one week each summer it becomes 'Glorious Goodwood' - a real highlight of the British flat racing calendar. Close by is Goodwood Country Park, also the site of the 'Festival of Speed' and 'Revival' festivals - showcasing a range of the world's most historic and modern cars.

The Stag on the River is close to some of West Sussex's cultural highlights, including the stunning Petworth House and Park. This National Trust property is a must for history buffs and art lovers alike, showcasing an impressive art collection of major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough.

Those searching for the quintessential English village can spend an afternoon in charming Petworth. One of the real jewels of the South Downs, it's the perfect spot to relax in a traditional pub or have a potter in its boutique shops and cafes.​

Getting here


Nearest train station: Godalming
Taxi to station: 9min
Drive: 14min to Guildford, 35min to Basingstoke


Lower Eashing Lane, Eashing, Surrey GU7 2QG

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