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The Shy Horse, Chessington
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The Shy Horse

8.2/10
70
423 Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NQ Chessington
Pizzeria
Average price £25

The Shy Horse

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Restaurant menu

Last update: November 2023
Dietary optionsVegetarian dishes
Duck & orange parfait
Smooth pâté in an orange glaze, with toasted artisan bloomer and red onion chutney
Garlic king prawns & chorizo
with artisan bloomer bread
Creamy garlic oven-baked mushrooms
In a cheesy cheddar sauce, with toasted artisan bloomer

Reviews

8.2/10
Very good70 reviews
8.3/10

Food

7.8/10

Service

8.3/10

Ambience

9-10

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Moderate waiting time
Quiet
  • Katie J.2 reviews

    August 18, 2023

    6/10

    Front of house tremendous and very friendly. Place cosy. Food absolutely dreadfully.

  • Lesley R.1 review

    May 11, 2023

    7.5/10

    Staff were welcoming and friendly. There was quite a wait for our food, considering it was not that busy.

  • Tom L.1 review

    February 5, 2023

    6/10

    Sunday roast was poor. Roasts weren’t roasted enough, poor watery gravy and beef wasn’t pink. Quite cold food as well… my wife had a really nice chicken pie that I wish I ordered

  • Dawn H.1 review

    July 17, 2022

    8/10

    We booked our table only a couple of hours before we were going to eat. On arrival we were given a choice of sitting inside or outside in the garden. At my choice we sat indoors, close to the open patio doors, so we could benefit from the breeze coming through. The staff were all polite, welcoming and attentive. There was one waiter there who took a shine to my 9 year old grandson and made a little more fuss over him, Which of course he lapped up. The starters were quick in coming out and when we asked for extra bread for the cheese, they brought some out, nothing seemed to be a problem here. The 3 adults all ordered the Sunday roast (well, it is Sunday after all), there was plenty on the plate and we all asked for extra gravy. Now this is only my personal feelings, the potatoes were over cooked, I like my beef medium rare, not well done and our Yorkshires were way too crispy. The desserts, the plates were all cleaned, none of us left anything. All in all, would we go back? Yes definitely, I just won't be ordering a Sunday roast again.

  • Lara C.1 review

    May 25, 2022

    6.5/10

    The team were very low on numbers and the manager was visibly stressed, the staff were not unpleasant but lacked good customer service skills and the experience was awkward. There were huge amounts of unavailable dishes from the menu, which were not explained until we were placing the orders (disappointment all round). Such a shame as it is such a nice looking pub and the food was so good.

  • Gary M.1 review

    May 1, 2022

    5.5/10

    Been comming here for a long time . Can honestly say the food has deteriated. Apart from ugenie.the waitres service has also .Sunday roasts where great now not so good meat tough.and the veg ice cold ..sorry to say .not the same as it was such a pitty .OK for a burger but that's about it I'm afraid ..

  • Juliet L.1 review

    October 30, 2021

    7.5/10

    Haven’t been since the refurb. It s looking good. Food really good and some good choice. Service on the slow side but friendly. Good relaxed atmosphere. Will be back again soon.

  • Margaret H.1 review

    October 29, 2021

    7.5/10

    Too many dishes contained cheese, which does not encourage me to make another booking. I accept that this is personal to me and may not discourage others.

  • Barbara L.1 review

    October 24, 2021

    10/10

    Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, food was delicious, chocolate brownie was heaven. We’ll definitely come back for more, thinking to book for Xmas as a special occasion treat

  • Bea A.1 review

    October 1, 2021

    4/10

    staff were pleasant but left seated without menu food was cold and reheated it was sent back burnt my guest left all her food i would have expected a refund this is my regular pub so was disappointed

  • Mary R.

    Mary R.1 review

    September 28, 2021

    9.5/10

    Very welcoming atmosphere, in a pleasant and attractive pub. Lovely menu and service was very good. Recommend a visit.

  • Angela C.1 review

    September 19, 2021

    5/10

    Food is very expensive and does not taste that good.

  • Peter S.1 review

    September 17, 2021

    8.5/10

    It was extremely relaxed and the young lady who served us was very pleasant, kind & professional, we have been many times before. The food was Ok but not the best we’ve experienced at the Shy Horse.

  • Ron S.1 review

    September 8, 2021

    10/10

    Good food, good service. All together a very good experience. Worth trying, you will be surprised. .

  • Irene A.1 review

    September 5, 2021

    6/10

    I have used this restaurant many many times and this is the first time I have been very disappointed. The service was very slow and as we were sitting near the kitchen it appeared that there were more takeaways being taken out and the customers in the restaurant not being served. The restaurant wasn’t even really busy. The food was good once we received it but it really has put me off going again

  • Noel T.1 review

    August 29, 2021

    8/10

    Like the venue and the general feel of it. On a personal level I do not want peppers with my Sunday lunch! Nice lunch is a good environment and looked after well.

  • Margaret O.1 review

    August 15, 2021

    8/10

    The Sunday lunch was very good. Lamb was tender and tasty. Quick and attentive service. Very impressed and will definitely go back.

  • Stephen H.

    Stephen H.1 review

    August 13, 2021

    8.5/10

    Lovely food, nice ambience but wanted window seat only to be told rather brusquely that that part of the restaurant was not open. Also when we arrived and stood by the "Wait here to be seated" sign we were kept waiting quite an uncomfortably long time while the staff busied themselves behind the bar; we observed that this also happened to several other subsequent arrivals. A good reputation is hard won and easily lost.

  • Linda A.2 reviews

    August 12, 2021

    4.5/10

    The service was a bit slow but they did have a lot of people in there. The food was disappointing for me as the gammon was so salty it was not really eatable. I have said this before about the gammon but you are still apparently using the same supplier, perhaps you ought to look elsewhere for your gammon steaks.

  • Simon T.1 review

    August 10, 2021

    10/10

    Very happy that we found this pub. Looking for a dog friendly pub and this popped up. Lovely old coaching inn tastefully decorated. The staff were great, chatty, and fun. The food was lovely and everything was spot on. Had a good chat with the manager and the chef after we had eaten too who were great.. Couldnt fault it and as it was my folks 64th wedding anniversary we were delighted with everyone and everything. Thanks to you all for making it a great day.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

423 Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NQ, Chessington, United Kingdom

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