The Good Intent Pub - Puttenham, Surrey

The Good Intent Public House is located in Puttenham, Surrey, on the pilgrims way between Guildford and Farnham, near the villages of, Wanborough, Shackleford and Compton.

The Good intent is a popular pub with Puttenham locals, being both child-friendly and dog-friendly and is also popular with the many visitors that travel to the area, to visit local landmarks and enjoy many of the fine walks and bike rides in the Surrey countryside. The good intent features a large inglenook fire place, wood beams through out making the Good Intent a really nice and cosy place to eat, drink or just hangout with your friends and family.


The pub is the hub of Puttenham village life, and lays on many events, such as musical evenings, quiz nights, special gourmet evenings and beer festivals. The pub also has many sport and recreational clubs and societies, including a cycling club, Puttenham Football club, classic car club and even a golf society! So if your looking for a good time and to get involved come on down to the good intent and see what your missing out on.

Real Ale

The pub has been featured in the Campaign for real ale's Good Beer guide for well over 20 years and features three regular real ales: Otter Bitter, Sharp's Doombar and Timothy Taylor's Landlord. Every week, the Good Intent also offers three guest ales; this week's guest ales are featured on the Real Ale Page.


Good pub food is available daily, including Sunday, where Sunday lunch is extremely popular (booking in advance is recommended). The menu includes homemade burgers and pies, scampi and fish and chips, although the chef likes to offer a mix of cosmopolitan dishes alongside the more traditional pub food. Check out our Menu page and see what we have available for lunch and dinner today. The Good Intent also carries a wide range of both draught and bottled beers, lagers and ciders.

What Customers Say about the Good Intent

Popped over here for lunch, hadn't been in for 12 years or so. Lovely small village pub with a selection of 6 real ales and good honest pub food.
My wife and I both loved it and will be returning again soon, this time with reinforcements!

Good pub, friendly staff, nice location, good beer. Recommended.

On the whole this is a pleasant little pub tucked away in the countryside. I went on a Friday lunchtime and the amount of cars parked along the main road (the car park is a little tricky) was a clue... at 12:15 the pub was packed and I plonked myself down at the last free table! The beer list made up for it with Harveys Best, Ringwoods Best and Timothy Taylor's Landlord as regulars, and Sharp's Cornish Coaster, Caledonian 80/- and Ringwoods Forty Niner as guests. Great to see a varied and regularly changing assortment of guest ales. Service was courteous and with only two bar staff on and so many patrons, they were doing a good job. Quite a varied food menu and average prices, so no wonder it's popular with diners.

I only get in here about once a year, but I wish it were more. A cracking pub - absolutely everything you could want. Good food, great beer (always in first class condition), friendly and efficient service, pleasant locals and a warm welcome for non-locals - all this and a blazing open fire too. Oh - and no piped music. Brilliant.

Should you have any questions or complaints about the services provided at the good intent or any suggestions on how we can improve our service, please dont hesitate to contact us by phone (01483-810387) or by email (


Please note: Although we are a ‘Child friendly pub’, due to the nature of the building it’s self we don't have facilities for infants. Please bear in mind that we are a traditional pub that does serve food, not a restaurant or a gastro pub and that the Good Intent is a pub that's still a pub and more of an adult environment, all children must be accompanied by responsible adult(s). Friendly and socialized dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.


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Email Address

The Good Intent Public House
60-62 The Street
Nr Guildford
Tel: 01483 810 387

Opening Hours

Monday 12 - 3pm 6 - 11pm
Tuesday 12 - 3pm 6 - 11.30pm
Wednesday 12 - 3pm 6 - 11.30pm
Thursday 12 - 3pm 6 - 11.30pm
Friday 12 - 3pm 6 - 11.30pm
Saturday 12 -11.30pm  
Sunday 12 -10.30pm  

Kitchen Opening Hours

  Lunch Evening
Monday 12 - 2pm  
Tuesday 12 - 2pm 6 - 9pm
Wednesday 12 - 2pm 6 - 9pm
Thursday 12 - 2pm 6 - 9pm
Friday 12 - 2pm 6 - 9pm
Saturday 12 - 2:30pm 6 - 9pm
Sunday 12 - 3pm

Sharps Doom Bar

Timothy Taylor's Land Lord Real Ale