“ Address: Towpath / Waterside Drive / Walton-on-Thames / Surrey / KT12 2JB / England „
I've been to The Weir quite a few times now, probably at least once every summer. It's located right on the river, technically it's in Walton on Thames, but I'd say just on the out skirts, nearly to Molesey.
The Weir is a big place, a hotel as well as pub, but I'll just be reviewing the 'pub' side of the place as I've not actually stayed here overnight. I would imagine it would be a brilliant place to stay, however as the views of the river are just beautiful.
Last time I visited was a few weeks ago, a gorgeous warm Sunday evening. They had a live band on, they were medicore, but it didn't really matter the music by the river and the atmosphere was great. There is very good amount of seating out the front of the building, though on a sunny weekend, it gets so busy you will probably still struggle to find a seat. If you don't like dogs, I wouldn't suggest you visit either. This a dog walkers rest stop and I for one love watching them play, just adds to the atmosphere.
Prices are pretty average for drinks. We were paying £6-7 for a round of two drinks. Food is good, and I guess higher up the scale price wise for a pub. About £7-12 for a main course. The menu changes fairly regularly, but always keeps the favourites, Fish and Chips, The Weir Burger, Scampi and the usual Jacket Potatoes and Sandwiches. I like to try something different as they have a good selection on main courses which change. Last time we went I had a Grilled Goats' Cheese Salad, and it was delicious. I got two huge big pieces of Grilled Goat's Cheese which was gorgeous on a substantial bed of salad and balsamic dressing. Mmmm!
I've never been disappointed with the food here, and the service is always friendly, though sometimes a little slow when it's very busy. The one thing I will say about the menu, is that a lot of the dishes were 'in pastry' pies and dishes 'en croute' feature heavily. Even in the summer! I can't see them selling a lot of those at the moment.
Overall, I'd recommend The Weir for a lunch, drink or just a refreshing pit stop on a walk of a pretty part of the Thames.