The Cannon is quite simply one of the best pub restaurants in Guildford. It’s a cosy spot on Portsmouth Road that hosts music and special events every night of the week, but alongside all of that there’s an ever present food menu offering British pub classics, gourmet burgers, Italian-style pizzas and an exclusive Pieminister menu. Naturally, The Cannon also has a well-stocked bar, making it the perfect location for any casual occasion. It’s in the centre of town and thus easily accessed from just about anywhere in Guildford. It’s also very popular, so do reserve a table in advance.
So, as we said, whatever night of the week you reserve a table at The Cannon, you can be assured of great food or great music. Monday is pie night where you buy one and get the second half-price, Tuesday means you buy one pizza and get one free, Wednesday is gourmet burgers, Thursday is open mic night, on Fridays there are live acoustic bands, Saturday sees the Guildford Soul & Funk Club doing their thing, then Sunday, of course, means roast dinners. Given all of that, it’s no surprise that this Portsmouth Road pub is so damn popular.
Among all the action, however, The Cannon’s food menu is consistent and ensures jacket spuds, sandwiches, burgers and plenty of British pub classics are always available. The bangers and mash comes equipped with locally-sourced sausages and onion gravy, the beef lasagne is thick and creamy and the homemade chicken curry warms the heart. Alternatively, the homemade and beer battered fish and chips doesn’t ever get old, while the Pieminister menu offers an impressive selection of gourmet pies. The Cannon of Guildford is the real deal, folks, and it’s not to be missed.
Food was nice, we booked for a table of 10 and had to change for an 8 and chased up with the pub as I could only find booking available for 6. We arrived today and table for 6 had been reserved. The gent who was on his own was great and moved it around for us. Meal took a while to arrive but I think everyone enjoyed it.
Friendly service, clean pub, good food selection and the homemade burgers are fantastic! The roast dinners looked amazing so next time we will definitely give one a go!
Friendly helpful staff - great food (pies are awesome) and lovely atmosphere. We will definitely return thank you. Good for larger as well as smaller groups