The Gomshall Mill – Surrey…

I have lost count of the number of hours I have spent in the Gomshall Mill! This is for all intents and purposes, my local pub, even though it’s about 5 miles away from my base. And after you visit, I think you will see why!

Key Info

💲Mid Priced Traditional
🕘11-11 Mon-Sat Sun 11-10.30 🔗Website

As usual on these reviews, we were not paid to do it, we paid for our own food and drink out of our own pockets and the staff had no idea we were reviewing! Therefore, I feel our review is exactly as you would experience when visiting the pub.

The Surrey Hills are, undoubtedly, a great place for walking and there are a lot of nice pubs in the area. However, the Gomshall Mill is the only pub in the area I know that has the stream going through the pub and a watermill too! It also made my list in the Surrey Hills drive, which takes in the best views and best pubs!

Gomshall mill surrey hills

Parts of the Gomshall Mill date back to the 17th Century, but there seems to have been a mill on the site since at least 1086. The building becoming a pub is a fairly recent thing surprisingly, happening in 2001. Eagle-eyed visitors can also spot that the Gomshall Mill contains some of the original machinery from the 1600s!

Gomshall mill machinery

There is a good selection of local ales and ciders served at the Gomshall Mill. Equally important, at least to me, the wine list has over 40 wines on it! And yes, long-term readers know what’s coming up, it has a good Rioja! Two, in fact, a Crianza and a Reserva when I was last there.

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The Mill Stream under the Gomshall Mill

As a matter of fact, the River Tillingbourne runs under the pub. If you look in the water carefully, you may be able to spot trout in the stream! You can get a table for two above the water and look out of the window as you eat!



And speaking of eating, the Menu is a truly international affair as well as some good old pub favourites. As can be seen below, with the menu from May 2018. Of course, menus change seasonally, so check the Gomshall Mill website at the link at the bottom for what’s on offer.

Gomshall Mill Menu May 18

Notably, the pub’s website also has an allergen filter, so you can filter out meals based on any allergies you might have. As always, menus constantly change, so for up to date information please see the Gomshall Mill website in the link at the bottom of the page.

Local Ales at the Gomshall Mill

The list of current ales, as can be seen above, most on the list are made very close to the pub. A lot of the pubs in this area try to use fresh local ingredients where they can. And, in my opinion, it’s a good thing!

Gomshall Mill Pub Interior
Gomshall Mill interiors

The history and the Watermill are what makes this pub, at least for me. A great sense of history seems to ooze out of every timber and the Watermill just seems to add that finishing touch to it.

Gomshall mill Surrey Pub

The garden is particularly pleasant in the summer with the Millstream running down the side. The Gomshall Mill is a great place to while away those long sunny summer afternoons. Also, because the streams running fast, mosquito shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

It is worth noting that unlike inside, the outside tables are not reservable – its first come, first served.

Gomshall Mill Garden
Gomshall Mill Pub Garden
Gomshall Mill Pub Garden Rear

Gomshall Mill Pub Garden Rear – The water flows under the pub

Gomshall Mill – Conclusions

The Gomshall Mill is another addition to my History Pubs of Surrey Series to see the full list and check out the other pubs click on the link.

At the entrance to the pub, the stream or, as it’s properly known, the mill race can be seen emerging from under the pub.  If you stop and look closely, maybe you’ll see those trout in the stream!

Gomshall Mill Garden

The pub has quite a busy social scene and, as you would expect, posts on social networks.  Easter egg hunts and walks are among the special events the pub hosts. If you are looking for a Pub in the Surrey Hills for a Meal or a drink with a sense of history and unique features, you could do a lot worse than the Gomshall Mill!

Gomshall Mill

Tel: 01483 203 060


Web: Gomshall Mill 

Day                Open                     Food served
Monday        11am – 11pm        12noon – 9pm
Tuesday        11am – 11pm        12noon – 9pm
Wednesday  11am – 11pm         12noon – 9pm
Thursday      11am – 11pm         12noon – 9pm
Friday           11am – 11pm         12noon – 9:30pm
Saturday      11am – 11pm         12noon – 9:30pm
Sunday        11am – 10:30pm     12noon – 9pm

All prices correct at time of writing.

Click the map below to open the Gomshall Mill in Google Maps

 To reiterate, I don’t do paid reviews and I only include pubs that have something notable about them. However, If you know a pub that you think would make a good addition to this list, for historical or quirky reasons, leave a comment below!

More in my Historic Pubs in Surrey series

The Surrey Oaks – Newdigate

The Mill at Elstead

Gomshall Mill – Gomshall

The Plough – Coldharbour

The Crown Inn – Chiddingfold

Stephan Langton – Friday Street

The Grantley Arms Wonersh

The Red Lion – Betchworth

The White Horse – Shere

Dog and Pheasant – Brook

White Hart – Whitley

Surrey Hills Pub Drive

If you are looking for some Sussex pubs, click the link if you are looking for some Historic Pubs of Sussex

All prices correct at time of publishing.


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