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The Barn @ Alfold

Restaurant and Bar

'Rustic, Quality Food in a Relaxed Oldie Worldie Restaurant'

Tel: 01403 752288

The Alfold Barn was built in 1590 and has many connections with the local area and Canadian Air Force during the World War II. It was a tea rooms in the 1940's and was a regular haunt of many airmen. It used to be known as 'Gibbs Hatch', and became the Barn in the 1970's. The Beams are all original, and are thought to date back to the Armada.
There was a suggestion that Ernest Hemmingway visited the barn during the War and shared stories with Richard Dimbleby.
    Things have moved on and the Barn has been under the watchful eyes of the Maguire family since 2000. Fran, our chef takes great pride in all our food and will only use the freshest ingredients. Where possible we aim to use locally sourced produce. Our cheese is produced by the Harrison family approximately 800 meters from us,
one of the foremost dairy farms in Europe.

 Fish is a major part of our daily changing menu, Lobsters and Crabs being especially popular with the finer weather. (Dave doesn't stop cooking them during July and August) We take regular visits to Billingsgate Fish Market, so within reason most types of fish are not a problem to obtain given the right notice.
Our fruit & vegetables come from Rawnsleys Greengrocer in Guildford, only 9 miles away. They are as keen as we are to source seasonal local produce.

Meat eaters won't be disappointed as our famous slow roasted shank of Lamb, or our succulent Roasted Pork or Steak and Kidney Pies (not for the faint hearted) feature most weeks on our menu. Don't worry if you are vegetarian, give us an idea of what you like when you book and Fran will do her best to make it for you.
 You won't be disappointed when it comes to dessert, they are all made by Carolyn  (a chocoholic in her own right) and Dave. From rich chocolate torte to bread and butter pudding to Eton Mess, you will be glad you left a little room. We believe passionately that the food we serve is second to none, but we are not full of aires and graces and tablecloths and frills....with us what you see is what you get. Good home cooked food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service. 

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