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Delicious Food - Quality Wine - Great Ales



Delicious Food - Quality Wine - Great Ales


at the heart of the village

The William Bray, situated in the beautiful village of Shere, just outside Guildford, is an iconic and famous British pub. Our food is award winning. Our wine list is extensive.  Our ethos unpretentious. 

Refurbished in 2015, The William Bray is the perfect venue for any time of year with alfresco dining in summer in our beautiful garden and cosy in the winter with a real fire to warm your soul. 

An ideal location for a snack, cream teas, business lunch or dinner with friends.

A relaxed atmosphere provides the perfect setting, offering superb views of the surrounding Surrey Hills.


Lovely Wine & Great Beers

As well as a superb selection of fine wines from around the world, 
we also offer local wines such as the award winning Albury Estate, located just a mile from Shere. 
When it comes to ales or beers, we have a fine range including the award winning Shere Drop – a superb local beer.
We also stock seasonal beers, so no matter what time of year you visit, there is always something new to try. 

For those of you who like their gins and mixers, we have an eclectic variety, including the renowned Silent Pool gin.
If you are after a G&T like no other, le
t us make one for you that will leave an unforgettable memory.


The Restaurant

We’re passionate about what we do, so every care goes into our preparation with all ingredients prepared freshly onsite.

We take great pride in our food, offering a menu that reflects modern British cuisine, providing a selection of vegetarian
and gluten free options as well as locally sourced beef, lamb and pork, including line caught fish off the Cornish coast. 

As well as an eclectic menu, our Specials serve up the opportunity to try seasonal favourites such as locally caught game.



Where better to celebrate, than at our place in the heart of Surrey?
 Our dining area is warm, comfortable and intimate. 
Whatever the occasion, be it your birthday, celebrating that special anniversary or just a time for dining with friends, we can provide a bespoke menu to suit your taste. 

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meet Jamie


meet Jamie

Jamie Crossley

Head Chef

Jamie is one of the UK's rising stars within British cuisine. A talented and creative chef, who is passionate and dedicated.
In October 2016, Jamie took on the Head Chef role at the William Bray and was responsible for recruiting a new team in the kitchen.

In His Own Words

"My father owned a pub when I was young and from the age of 4, I was in and out of kitchens, which is where my love of food begun.
Although I gained much of my inspiration from my family I was excited by chefs like Gordon Ramsey and his protégé’s Marcus Wareing and Mark Sargent.
Being a chef is a lifestyle choice and your kitchen is your second home, with the diverse culinary
world we live in now, we are able to push the boundaries of what we do with food. 

Working in Surrey, we are surrounded by fantastic suppliers who can provide great produce. And not being far from London,
I often take the opportunity to visit the meat and fish markets to see what’s on offer.

One of the most important things for me is to have a close relationship with my suppliers.
How they harvest their produce is important so I like to go and see for myself where it is coming from.

If you share my passion for food, come and visit us and let me cook you something wonderful.."


"Jamie's cooking exudes love.  Every flavour is so well considered - his savouries
are wonderful to eat and his pastry/desserts are the best I've had in any gastro-pub".
Amy McGuiness - Facebook Food