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!
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!
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 1600’s!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 – 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!
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!
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
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More in my Historic Pubs in Surrey series
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