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Stag on the River

(formerly Stag Inn)

Lower Eashing
Eashing
GU7 2QG

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Owner

Red Mist Leisure

About the Pub

Dating back to 1771, the Stag was purchased by local pub company Red Mist in 2009 from Punch Taverns. Whilst modernised, this ivy clad pub retains much of its original character with oak-beamed ceilings and a maze of rooms served from a small bar by the main entrance. Whilst much of the pub is laid out for dining, the bar area itself, has a tiled floor and is uncluttered allowing one to linger. There are also sofas to relax in, next to one of several open fires. The display of antlers over the bar, together with the lampshades, also of antlers, will appeal some whilst appalling others, but reflect a long history of hunting, shooting and fishing, which is re-enforced by many of the pictures and cases of fly-fishing bait adorning the walls.Outside an attractive garden leads down to the mill race and beneath the mill itself (now a business park), to the rear of the pub, where once a brewery was situated. There is also an attractive decked area where one can relax in warm weather, or even snuggle up under the blankets which are provided.Food is important here and served every lunchtime and evening, and all day Sunday. It is not cheap, but is well regarding, featuring local produce.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed building dating back to the early 1700s. In 1771 William Gill sold the "Tenement and dwelling house near the Mill and Mill gate.... and dwelling house to the end of the said gate out to the King's highway - late in the occupation of David Coles." The house was frequented by travellers on the London to Portsmouth road which formerly passed through Little Eashing, crossing the ancient bridge a hundred yards down river. Recent excavations at the river end of the pub have revealed foundations of stabling. Both pub and mill changed hands a number of time, but the last family to own the pub were the Blackmans. In 1850 George Blackman purchased the premises for £700, taking over at the same time brewing equipment valued at £47.15.6d. An inventory of the brewery is still preserved. In 1894 Frederick Blackman and his mortgagees sold the Stag to Messers. Lascelles and Tickner of Guildford, but the two cottages, which stood on the site of the present forecourt were not sold to the brewery by the Mitchan Wool Company until 1918. It was then possible to demolish the cottages and open up the front of the pub to daylight and to improve access to the Mill. A large fire in 1932 almost brought an end to the Stag, but firemen were able to stop the flames reaching the pub. Further trouble came in 1968 with the worst flooding in living memory. Tablets in the walls of the bar record the high water mark on 16th September that year. (taken from article on pub wall.)<CR><LF><CR><LF>Further information about the pub's former brewery can be found at<CR><LF>www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/111/bh-111-003.html.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Hogs Back TEA
  • Marston's --other--
  • Tilford Red Mist (A 4.1% beer brewed exclusively for pubs in the Red Mist Leisure Group)

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Guests tend to either from the Marstons stable or local breweries such as Surrey Hills. The house beer varies by the season and may be Marstons Pedigree or EPA.

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Stag on the River, Eashing

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Stag on the River

Lower Eashing
Eashing
GU7 2QG

Sat Nav Reference

51.18453, -0.647566

OS Reference

SU946436

Directions

Just of the A3 slip road if comingfrom the North, otherwise best approached from the A3100 between Milford and Godalming

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