The Stag on the River

South East England Surrey Godalming

  • From £95 a night
  • 7 Guest Rooms
  • Contemporary Pub with Rooms

Good food and stylish rooms at this classic Surrey riverside pub.

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There's something special about a pub on the river. Whether it's a babbling brook or a majestic torrent, nothing enhances a pub quite as much, apart perhaps from a dozing dog or two, and The Stag on the River, is a perfect example, nestled beside the fast-running river Wey in the tiny Surrey village of Lower Eashing. Not only that: despite enjoying a peaceful rural location, it is literally just off the A3 on the outskirts of Godalming, so couldn't be easier to get to, or more of an alluring short break from London.

Part of the local Grosvenor Pubs group, The Stag has been here a while, since the 17th century in fact, and the interior is a maze of corridors, hidden corners, creaky floors and skewed ceilings. Its seven timber-framed bedrooms, each named after a nearby village, are furnished in a contemporary country style and very well-equipped, with tea-and coffee-making facilities, good wifi and flatscreen TVs, along with en-suite bathrooms with ESPA toiletries. Downstairs, the food is excellent across the board – from sandwiches and sharing platters to an excellent choice of main courses that hit the top end of the pub grub spectrum: local, seasonal and beautifully presented. You can eat in the airy and open main restaurant, or at a lovely outside arrangement of tables by the river, where of course you can just have a pint if that's all you want. Breakfast is included in overnight rates and is a generous full English, with other hot options available.

The service at The Stag is as top-notch as the food, and overall the pub makes an ideal base for touring the nearby Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can not only walk and cycle to your heart's content but also visit the pleasant town of Godalming, nearby Guildford with its university and cathedral, or maybe even picturesque Haslemere and the Devil's Punchbowl, just a few miles down the A3. You could even use it as a stopover if you're taking your pet to see 'The Supervet' – Noel Fitzpatrick's practice is just around the corner!

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The Stag on the River pub and inn has recently undergone a £300k refurbishment enjoying a stunning finish inside and out, with no area untouched. The inn is home to 7 en-suite boutique bedrooms, which all have a modern, relaxing interior enjoying a colour palette of autumnal burnt oranges, reds and blues, set against the sharp white linens that sit upon the dreamy sleep-inducing Hypnos beds. Luxury touches remain perfectly balanced alongside the grade-listed history of the building (the uneven floors are particularly quaint)  as you look around each room, from ESPA toiletries, luxury linens and towels, Nespresso coffee machines and smart TV's to the quality, black-out curtains to ensure a perfect night's sleep.

Enjoy the comfort of top quality bedrooms, which sit on the first floor, with the benefit of having a great pub and restaurant downstairs that serves quality, seasonal food that has been lovingly prepared. The menus are well-equipped to cater for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan tastes and the chefs have well-established relationships with local, independent producers including Secretts Farm, Cold-Pressed Oil Company, Chalk Stream trout and Mouka ice cream. The bar features a range of local drinks, including local Sandhills Gin, Silent Pool, Nibbs, Mews, Twisted Nose and much more. Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere within a quality establishment, where our people and small touches make all the difference.

Suitable For

The Stag on the River offers one family room, which can also interconnect to a second room, to make for a bigger space. Please call the team directly to make a reservation for these rooms, as specific rooms cannot be reserved online.

Dogs are now allowed in a selection of rooms on request and subject to availability. Do let the team know at the time of booking that you're bringing your four-legged pal, so that they can allocate a dog-friendly table.

The Stag is very family-friendly, with kids menus, toiletries, and family room/interconnecting options.

Exclusive use of the 7 bedrooms is available for larger groups of family or friends. The cost is just £79 per person, per night (£1,100 per night total for 14 people sharing 7 rooms) and is inclusive of breakfast and three-course dinner - please review the website for more details.

Please note, due to the age of the building, access to the bedrooms is via stairs and sadly cannot accommodate lifts, therefore may not be suitable for those with disabilities.


With the Surrey Hills on your doorstep, there is plenty to see and do, although a mode of transport is recommended. Particular musts, if you have time, include a bike tour of Surrey (on electric bikes) to take in the fresh air and picturesque sites of the Hills, a Grape & Grain drinks tour of the best vineyards, distilleries and breweries (including lunch at The Stag's sister pub, The Queen's Head) or heading into Guildford town to take in the shopping and attractions. There are great walking trails close by and sites of interest, including Waverley Abbey, Wisley Gardens, Loseley Park and so much more. The pub can store your bikes should you be planning on bringing your own and making the most of the adventurous bike trails.

For those keen to adventure further afield for day trips, pack your buckets and spades and head to the South Coast (you can be on the beach in 45 minutes), seek adrenaline-pumping theme parks with Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, jump on the train for traffic-free central London museums, shopping and plentiful attractions. Stick closer to hope and head to the skies with Go Ape or Skywalk Adventures, or be at one with the animal world and visit petting farms, family-friendly fishing and zoos, if you have smaller kids in tow.

Food & Drink

The joy of staying with us is that you have great access to our delicious food and drink right here in our pub and restaurant. However, if you fancy heading out for a change of scenery there's plenty of wonderful eateries, but you will require access to a car or taxi.

The Ivy Brasserie in Guildford's high street is always a treat for those looking to get dressed up and enjoy cocktails and good food. If you prefer something a bit more rustic, there's a great Italian restaurant, Olivo, which sits just off the Guildford high street and offers a truly delightful and traditional Italian cuisine and experience.

A little further afield, there are some super special places to dine if a special occasion, including the Michelin-starred restaurant The Clock House in Ripley.


Open all year.


Double rooms from £95 a night, including breakfast for two people sharing a room. 

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The Owner Says

The Stag on the River pub and inn is a beautifully historic, sensitively-refurbished grade-II listed building, dating back to the 17th century. Set in the ancient and historic hamlet of Lower Eashing, in the parish of Shackleford, the village straddles the River Wey and is conveniently situated, enjoying ready access to the A3 between London and the South Coast, and via the M25 at Wisley.

 Just five miles south of Guildford, Lower Eashing is notable for its listed historic buildings in the area including the National Trust river bridge, which sits a stone's throw to The Stag, which was believed to have been built by the monks of Waverley Abbey in the 13th century.

The village itself is mainly residential, although it does enjoy nearby access to the exceptional farm shop Secretts at Milford and is neighbour to the now famous super-vet practice, Fitzpatrick's. A much wider variety of shopping and restaurants are available in Godalming and Guildford.

The pub inn enjoys 7 en-suite bedrooms, each beautifully designed with historic touches, enjoying a top-notch pub bar, restaurant and pub garden to enjoy downstairs. Plus, with the A3 and M25 within easy reach, it is a perfect base to stay whilst you explore the Surrey Hills and it's neighbouring towns and attractions. Explore the Surrey Hills, take day trips to the coast, visit stunning RHS gardens and National Trust sites, enjoy sky-high adventures on the high ropes and wires, explore award-winning vineyards, breweries and distilleries and so much more. 


Contact Website  01483 421 568  The Stag on the River, Lower Eashing Lane, Eashing, Surrey GU7 2QG

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Getting There

Leave the A3 at the Eashing junction, turning left just before the Esso garage/Spar shop. You will come into the village, over a small bridge and you will find our pub and car park on your right-hand side. For those not travelling via car, the closest train station to The Stag is Milford and Godalming, which are both less than 2 miles away. Recommended taxi companies include Godalming Cars, Premiere Cars and A&E Cars.  


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  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
  • Catering available
  • Family rooms
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Dog-friendly
  • Historic
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Waterside
  • Pub with Rooms

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Rated ★★★★☆ over 1 reviews


Great riverside pub

Great riverside pub with comfy rooms and excellent quality food. Good value.
Apr 3, 2023 by Martin Dunford

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