Chris - OWNER
Favourite Drink - Any free pint of bitter !
Having been brought up in Guildford, the William IV was my 'local' in my teenage years, so much so that I ended up working there! I even met my wife, Jenny, in the pub garden in 1985.
I have often said that the Willy is the only pub that I would want to own because of its unique character and charm and of course because of its stunning location. I am really excited to take on this new venture, particularly as I will be joined at the pub by my son, Ben as bar Manager. I have no doubt that my other son Sam (17) and his younger sister Bronte (14) will be very keen to work at the pub during the school holidays aswell.... as long as the pay is right !
The Willy has always been a great place to meet up with friends and family and I have many happy (blurry) memories of long Summer nights spent in the pub garden sampling ALL of the beers and ciders.
I very much hope you will find the time to pop in and say hello.
Ben - BAR MANAGER
Favourite Drink - Dark and Stormy
My best memories at the Willy are the cold, dark walks from Shere carols on Christmas eve, back to the pub and being greeted by the roaring fire. Either that or being driven in Tom Wescott's Luminescent Landy! Regardless of how I arrived, I have always left the Willy in great spirits, surrounded by even better friends, a tradition that I will endeavour to keep alive. I encourage you all to come down to our little pub and make some memories of your own. You won't regret it!
MEET THE TEAM
The William IV is a beautiful historic pub full of character in the heart of the Surrey hills. We are excited for this wonderful pub to find a new lease of life and everyone at the Willy is committed to bringing you the very best service.