Pubs and Inns - Guildford Town Guides

A walk in High Street, North Street and Market Street covering the Pubs and Inns of Guildford


Please Note: This tour is about the history of the pubs and inns. Sorry, but we don’t lead groups inside any licensed premises or organise menus!


Date: Thursday 29th September

Time: 2.30 pm

Meet: at the Tunsgate Arch, Guildford High Street. GU1 3AA

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Description of walk: This walk provides insight into the social side of our history. 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 Turnpike 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.

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

Length of Walk: 90 Minutes

Book: Via Eventbrite - click HERE



Led by: Guildford Town Guides