Mill at Elstead
Fascinating building with big attractive waterside garden, Fullers beers and well liked food
The good pub guide review
The River Wey flows underneath this beautifully located former watermill ' you can see the preserved waterwheel rotating through a glass floor in the main bar. The terrace looks out over the water, and a millpond with waterfowl and willow completes the bucolic scene. Inside, a series of rambling linked bar areas on the spacious ground floor have big windows that make the most of the view; there's an upstairs restaurant too. You'll find brown leather armchairs and antique engravings by a longcase clock, neat modern tables and dining chairs on bare boards, big country tables on broad ceramic tiles, iron pillars, stripped masonry and a log fire in a huge inglenook. Fullers ESB and London Pride and guests from breweries such as Hogs Back on handpump, 21 wines by the glass, several malt whiskies and 30 gins; background music, board games and TV. 'Shakespeare in the Garden' is a popular summer diversion.
The good pub guide food review
Well regarded food includes lunchtime sandwiches, chilli and garlic roasted squash with tahini dressing, Fullers London Porter smoked salmon, sharing platters, beef or vegan burger with toppings and fries, tomato, sweet potato, chickpea and red kidney bean ragout with smashed avocado, blackened salmon with new potatoes, and puddings such as glazed lemon tart and bakewell tart with vanilla custard.
Mill at Elstead, Farnham Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6LE
Pub Group: Fullers