Chiddingfold, set in the picturesque Weald Hills of Surrey and some 8 miles south of Godalming, is a charming country village, and it is appropriate that they have a suitably charming British country pub. The Winterton Arms is such an inn, but while they offer all the great tropes of the English bar genre – cask ales, home-cooked food, a warm welcome – they also offer a unique slant: South African specialities, courtesy of their owners, Doug & Claire. Take a trip to Petworth Road in Chiddingfold for a meal that brings the best in British and South African cooking together in the Surrey hills.
Good old fashioned pub with good food and friendly staff. First appearances were a bit shabby but better than the unauthentic alternative in gastropubs. Well worth a visit especially combined with a walk along the local bridleways.
I was having trouble finding a table locally being a Friday night and came across "The Winterton Arms" although the atmosphere felt a little odd (we were the only guests) which was a bit worrying at first as not a good sign however the service was impeccable, but the real joy was the food, 1st class without question and @ £23.00 per head for a three course meal with a pint and a glass of wine " Brilliant" all in all a the best pub meal we've had in years We will be back! again and again. John M.M. 17,9.16 Visited September 2016
The service was very good and a very friendly welcome. The food was in my opinion excellent. I will almost certainly be going back - very soon!
The British country pub needs no introduction to the hungry diners of the UK. Down in Godalming – or more accurately, down below Godalming in Chiddingfold – they swear by The Winterton Arms on Petworth Road, which offers up a bar stocked with British ales, a menu filled with British bar favourites and proper warm welcome, no small thanks to their garden fire pit. Try the ribeye steak, the duo of pork, the lamb rump or the barbary duck breast. A haven for meat lovers, of course, and when you turn up for one of their special nights, even the most voracious carnivores will go home wanting for more.
The Winterton Arms in Chiddingfold can make such claims because of their South African nights. The British menu is packed with meaty favourites, of course, but the Saffa specials are even more so. They fire up the braai and get stuck into the minced lamb liver skilpadjie, the Cape Malay hake and the peselkos, slithers of meats picked straight from the coals and served with boerewors sausage and biltong. A taste of Johannesburg in Godalming, The Winterton Arms on Petworth Road offers a unique take on the British country pub menu – so head down to Chiddingfold and tuck in!