Website designed & produced by Fiona Curtis 

Supported by Compton Parish & Guildford Borough Councils & Compton Village Association

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The Withies in Withies Lane is a charming and traditional establishment, set in a 16th Century building,

thought to have been a pair of cottages, many years ago.


It is now a fabulous, quaint and rather famous old eating haunt. People travel quite some distance to wine and dine here, so booking is recommended.


In the summer it is possible to eat outside, under the shelter of the trees. In the evening you may either dine by candle light or by the light from the moon and the stars and the odd lantern, if you prefer an alfresco approach.


Telephone 01483 421 158


August 2014 the Withies was used as the setting for scenes in the film 'The Man who knew Infinity' starring actor Jeremy Irons. It is set in 1913. See if you can recognise any familiar faces from the scenes below!

Eating out in Compton

The Lemongrass Thai restaurant at what was the Harrow public house, is situated on the main road (B3000) in the historic village of Compton and is open from 12.00 noon – 2.30pm and from 17.30pm – 10.45pm in the evening. There is a large car park and plenty of outside seating for enjoying the sunshine or a summer eveningn


A carry out service is also available from this very popular restaurant which has earned a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.


Booking is strongly advised - 01483 810594


Visit the Lemongrass website for menu and other details

The Withies

The Lemongrass

Nestled in the beautiful Surrey Hills, Watts Gallery first opened its doors to the public in 1904. It is unique in the UK being the only purpose-built art gallery created for the display of works by a single artist, the great Victorian artist G.F. Watts (1817-1904). Over one hundred paintings and sculptures are on permanent display; spanning a period of 70 years they include portraits, landscapes and major symbolic works.


Perched on a hillside, overlooking the Gallery sits Limnerslease; the Autumn/Winter home and studio of G.F. and Mary Watts. Originally built in the Arts & Crafts style, Limnerslease is about to undergo a major restoration project. Don’t miss the chance to join a guided tour and glimpse the start of this nationally important project.


To this day, the artist village legacy lives on, with artists working onsite and a contemporary gallery selling arts and crafts from local and national artists. Watts Gallery also runs an extensive events programme for families, adults and young people offering the opportunity to improve your art skills, attend a lecture, or meet one of the artists in residence.


Click HERE for further information


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The Withies Pub & Restaurant

Tea Shop at Watts Gallery

Both the Lemongrass (at what was the Harrow) and the Withies serve excellent food and a good choice of beers and wine.


Both have outdoor seating in the summer.


The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery has a wonderful atmosphere and a whole range of snacks and meals.


For special occasions, Compton also plays host to several professional caterers. A list of caterers will follow; (if you are a professional caterer and wish to be added to this list please contact  Fiona)


Professional Catering

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The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery


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