The Drumming Snipe

British, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Pubs
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quirky, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


After tiring of life in the big city, James Lyon and Jamie Dobbin - who came to be friends after working together in the kitchen at the prestigious Ivy restaurant - swapped a hectic London life for the leafy scenes of rural England. Their first move was the opening of The Greene Oak in Windsor and now the talented duo have brought their warm, welcoming service and signature rustic cooking to Mayford in Surrey with The Drumming Snipe. This quaint village is found between Woking and Guildford and is the perfect serene escape from the city.

A contemporary pub restaurant, The Drumming Snipe’s ever-changing menu is continuously developed to reflect seasonal offerings and to provide a varied and discerning dining experience to even the most regular of patrons. A selection of steaks and sauces feature on the menu, along with the likes of Scottish halibut, Cornish pouting and Fowley Bay mussels - a beautiful reflection of the best of British produce. For dessert you might choose traditional sticky toffee pudding teamed with honeycomb ice-cream and butterscotch, those without a sweet tooth may prefer the Wookey Hole cheddar and Eccles cake. A decently priced set menu is available Monday to Friday 11am-5pm and for the little ones there is a dedicated children’s menu

The Drumming Snipe takes pride in offering a diverse selection of wines, beers, cask ales and ciders that can be enjoyed relaxing in a Captain’s chair at the bar or as part of your meal in the exquisite dining room. The talented bar team can also mix up after dinner cocktails, and for those abstaining from alcohol there is a healthy list of low and no alcohol drinks on the menu.


Is there a children's menu at The Drumming Snipe?

Yes, the Drumming Snipe have a children's menu.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Drumming Snipe?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Drumming Snipe.

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Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9QT

01483 6100 10 01483 6100 10


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 11:00-22:00


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4 Reviews 

Gillian B

21 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2.5

The waiting staff were excellent, but we waited a long time for our food, so I suspect the problem lay in the kitchen.  On this occasion it wasn't a big issue as we had a good table and were not on a timer.  However, when the food came, it was fresh and hot.

Clive M

16 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 2
Atmosphere 2
Value 1

David L

20 March 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Not the cheapest, but very interesting and good quality !

Interessting surroundings, and surprisingly large./ Opportunities to be indoors and cosy, OR indoors and grand,  OR outdoors and pretty,

ORsemi-outdoors and interestin.

Slihtly unusual dishes, with good qualiyty.


24 June 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Birthday Lunch

From the outset I would score a 5, very Covid safe and not at all pushy, our meals were very tasty and filling our waiter very good and friendly, 

we ate in a horse- box which was novel!

would recommend and return soon






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