The Waverley Inn Weybridge combines the atmosphere of a classic cosy pub with cool and contemporary interiors, a pairing that ensures it appeals to diners from all walks of life.
Warm wooden flooring, colourful walls, plush upholstered furnishings and feature lighting set the tone for a relaxed venue that is just as suited to a full three course meal as it is a few drinks and a couple of bar snacks.
With a decidedly unpretentious menu of comforting British plates, the dedication to great ingredients runs through the whole offering. The kitchen team go above and beyond to dry age their own steaks, home smoke their own fish and even barrel age spirits for the bar’s signature cocktails.
A selection of snacks kicks things off on the main menu – think beef shin croquettes, oysters or arancini – while starters range from crowd-pleasers through to slightly more adventurous serves. The house steak tartare is a real favourite, served with crispy shallots, a herb emulsion and indulgent beef dripping toast.
Mains include fish, chips, peas and curry sauce as well as a chargrilled pork chop with braised rainbow chard and borlotti beans. For each course there are vegetarian options – such as a wild mushroom risotto made with mascarpone and sparkling wine – and the helpful team members are always happy to answer any dietary requirements, helping with tweaks where they can.
Little ones are given the star treatment here too, with a dedicated kids’ menu that runs with favourites like cheeseburgers and macaroni cheese as well as a mini portions of the pub’s infamous Sunday roasts come the weekend.
No pub lunch is complete without a sweet, and on the dessert menu you’ll find all the favourites. A warm apple turnover sits alongside a meringue with blackberries and clotted cream. For the real sweet toothed among us, the millionaire slice is an indulgent layering of biscuit, caramel and chocolate served with ice cream and even a touch of gold.