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Pubs & Inns - with Guildford Town Guides

The town's coaching inns and pubs were the heart of town life. Join this walk to discover this social side of our history.

Time & Location

14 Sept 2024, 14:30 – 16:00

Tunsgate Arch, Tunsgate Arch, High St, Guildford GU1 3AA, UK

About the event

Guildford has had a great number of pubs over the ages. For hundreds of years the number was never less than 20 and at one point there were over 30 in the High Street alone! Local breweries were established to service the high demand.

Guildford was also famous for its Coaching Inns, and these flourished as the London-Portsmouth Turnkpike developed. The Inns were also centres of society for the local elite and their political parties. On the other hand, Guildford had several Temperance Hotels too! These were sometimes seen as a challenge by the publicans and their supporters.

Please note that the tour is about the history of the pubs and inns. Sorry, but we don't lead groups inside any licensed premises or organise menus!

Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Sorry, No dogs allowed

Length of Walk: 0.5 miles with regular stops. 90 minutes duration



Led by: Guildford Town Guides

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