The Olive Tree

4.3
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198 Reviews
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£25 and under
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British
a dog-friendly country pub and restaurant with an excellent patio and beer garden – specializing in fish and seafood, and set deep in the Surrey countryside, yet just a few minutes drive from Guildford and Woking.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Food was pretty good but overpriced. Small sized portion, couldn't get more sides as with a lot of pub roasts.
Awful service. Sat waiting for a long time on multiple occasions - was going to order dessert but put sat waiting for too long so got the bill. Then had to go to the bar to pay the bill as they took so long to come back.

A shame as the pub is in a nice area and had a nice atmosphere to it. Might give it one more chance as the food was alright but far better pubs around based on that experience.

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AlexH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great lunch outside, heaters kept us warm, good service, would recommend for a Sunday lunch.

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vipAnna
Surrey
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!
Had the beetroot smoked salmon for starter and the herb crusted cod ( specials )
Highly recommend the food and great service
Thank you

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GregC
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good gastropub meal. We just had main courses - pie of the day (lamb), burger and risotto all well prepared with quality ingredients. Good selection of wines by the glass. Service charming as well as efficient.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food - and dog friendly. Very pleasant afternoon drink & meal ...

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Flexigirl
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very friendly attentive service and good adherence to COVID safety practices - had a really good time

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SimonP
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good pub food in a very pleasant atmosphere. The waiting staff were attentive and extremely helpful. All round a very good lunch and we will return.

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JAIB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the curry with fish followed by the eton mess. Both were excellent dishes that we enjoyed. Care was taken by staff at all times to respect the virus criteria

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NatalieA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic proper home cooked pub food. Our family group of 5 all loved the delicious generous meals. Extremely good value and very good service. The dinning room was a little cold but it was a crisp evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister and I ate dinner here recently. She had Pork Belly and I had Mussels. We both shared bread and Olives to start. The staff were attentive, taking our drinks order as we sat. Our food was , fresh and well prepared and presented. The drinks are a little pricy but in these times where we don’t drink much or go out often, I didn’t really mind. The Covid protocol was being taken seriously but with a friendly approach. We both enjoyed our experience and will return soon!

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Sophia
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go back in a heart beat. Had a lovely lunch and the service was just right on speed and very friendly.

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NickH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Mussels in Cream and white wine starter very tasty and we had the Harissa Lamb rump with giant Couscous as one main which was both tasty and very tender.
The other main was the Goan Hake & Prawn Curry with Poppadoms which was delicious and not over spiced, so you could taste the fish and the very succulent Prawns.

We were too full for desserts I'm afraid!!

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Pipstar
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a nice quiet lunch with friends. Good selection of food and friendly staff. We found the restaurant a little cold,.

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KatherineM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and ambience were all excellent and we shall definitely eat / drink there again

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Lizzie
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Covid precautions excellent. The food was very good, especially the mussels.
AND there was 50 per cent off cost on Tuesday lunchtime which was pleasant surprise. Will definitely return soon.

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Bigbear
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely food bit slow when ordering drinks, also a bit cold due to windows being open.

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normang
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We found the staff excellent due to Covid we felt very comfortable & the food was lovely xTables well spaced .

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TimH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, relaxed atmosphere. Since covid service is a little slow but staff adhere to distancing, masks etc.. and food worth the wait.

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alanj
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Think its imperative to support local businesses like restaurants so made a point of returning to the Olive Tree for a birthday celebratory meal. we were very impressed at the quality of the food and friendly, attentive yet subtle service.

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IanK
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunchtime meal. Great food and service, not rushed at any time, allowing us to sit & natter.

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grahamh
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to return to the Olive Tree. The food and service were as good as usual. The restaurant was well organised covid wise.

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vipAnna
Surrey
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch
I had the mushroom wellington Sunday dinner choice and it did not disappoint
Lovely crumble and custard

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sallyF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly service
Delicious food
Highly recommend

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Sarah
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and attentive . The menu was varied and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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RosieK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food and very friendly staff. Unfortunately it was quite noisy so difficult to keep a conversation going.

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CFlemo
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went there on Friday 2nd October. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious! I had the mussels and they were big and lovely. Hubby had the lamb steak and said it was very tasty. A lovely evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service

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SarahK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lovely venue, however food over priced, disappointed with a very average scampi and chips, that quite honestly I could have cooked from my freezer. Maybe I made the wrong choice. Staff were friendly. Would I go back? Not sure.

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IanK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of food served with a smile by the staff.

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TimH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well spaced tables enabling distancing. Staff wore face shields at all times. Great food.

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CarolB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice to be able to return, as always food & service was up to their usual standard.

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Sully
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world, cooked fresh and very tasty. Great value for money, staff extremely friendly and they were very particular in sticking with the Covid 19 guildlines. Soft drinks also were value for money. The pub itself is very clean, great atmosphere but you do get the one customer who likes their voice to be heard. We were sat near a man who seemed to be a regular but he was rather loud and he did not order food either.

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IanF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good honest food , well laid out, only issue was that we sat near the door to the rear garden that was always open and a cold draft was unpleasant

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HazelNut30
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good Sunday roast and the burgers are excellent. Our only problem was that on Sunday it was very chilly. Roast beef very good but would have preferred it to have been hotter. Overall enjoyed our lunch

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SharonS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our shared appetizers were good and my friend said his hake was good but I was very disappointed with my rump steak which was nearly all fat. I was brought another one which was only slightly better but I would prefer to pay more for a fillet or sirloin and be able to eat it. I thought £18 was quite a lot for such a disappointing main course

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NicolaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Superb Friday lunch, great selection and quick efficient service. Quiet but that suited us.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We visited early, on a quiet Thursday which just happened to be the first night of “Lockdown Lite” where the new regulations for pubs to shut at 10 pm and customers to wear masks except when seated came into force.
We were warmly welcomed and offered a choice of tables, either in the bar or restaurant. We chose the restaurant, where we were the only diners. Service was pleasant, food was excellent and good value. If anything sucked the joy out of our experience it was COVID and not the venue! We both agreed we would happily return.

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Fudge
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was good nothing exceptional but food was good price reasonable with dis count

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JanetC
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast in the pleasant and quiet garden. The waiting staff were very friendly but the overall service was slow. We arrived at 2pm but didn’t receive our meals until about 3.15pm. If you’re not in a hurry, I’d highly recommend it.

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Bramble
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant visit. I was made very welcome even though I was on my own for lunch. Enjoyed the experience and will come again. Thank you to the friendly staff.

FAQs

The Olive Tree offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01483 729999.

The Olive Tree is rated 4.3 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.