Pubs & Inns | Guided Walk

Date: Thursday 18 July 2024 Time: 11:00 Meeting Point: Tunsgate Arch. Guildford, GU1 3QT Cost: Free

Numbers are limited on all our public walks so, it is better to secure your place by booking online on the Eventbrite page.

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!

Note: This walk is suitable for children 10 years and over. Please wear appropriate clothing to be warm and comfortable in as most of the tour will be out of doors in the town streets with limited places for shelter

Cancellation: If you will not be able to come on a walk, please cancel your booking. This can be done from the email confirming your booking (click on ‘Modify reservation’) or by clicking on the ticket on your Eventbrite page (select ‘Cancel Order’)

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Tunsgate Arch

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  • From:
  • 18 Jul, 2024
  • To:
  • 18 Jul, 2024
  • Start time
  • 11:00

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Tunsgate Arch, High Street, Guildford