The Clock House

“Contemporary cooking and inventive combinations.” - AA Inspector



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Named after the clock above the door of this handsome red-brick building, The Clock House has a calming interior combining original Georgian architecture and contemporary design. Bright and airy with pale grey walls, old beams, colourful artwork and a pastel green carpet, it’s an elegant space with crisp white tablecloths and a lovely rear garden. Top class ingredients and the latest techniques produce dishes that deliver big, well defined flavours. A bowl of plump Lyme Bay mussels appear with fermented barley, wild garlic and coastal herbs. An immaculate piece of line-caught pollock, is accompanied by a razor clam, chamomile, heritage carrot and Oscietra caviar. Or, perhaps, try the dry-aged beef, celeriac, Douglas fir and cured ox heart. Cheese course and dessert combine in a memorable pudding of rich and creamy Winslade cheese ice cream with sour cherry jam, roasted hazelnuts and a sharp kick of meadowsweet vinegar.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
The Clock House
High Street, RIPLEY, GU23 6AQ


  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 1 week in January, 1 week after Easter, 2 weeks in August, 1 week at Christmas
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Surrey

Surrey may be better known for its suburbia than its scenery, but the image is unjust. Over a quarter of the county’s landscapes are official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and along the downs and the greensand ridge you can gaze to distant horizons with hardly a building in sight. This is one of England’s most wooded counties, and has more village greens than any other shire. You’ll find sandy tracks and cottage gardens, folded hillsides and welcoming village inns. There’s variety, too, as the fields and meadows of the east give way to the wooded downs and valleys west of the River Mole.

Of course there are also large built-up areas, mainly within and around the M25; but even here you can still find appealing visits and days out. On the fringe of Greater London you can picnic in Chaldon’s hay meadows, explore the wide open downs at Epsom, or drift idly beside the broad reaches of the stately River Thames. Deep in the Surrey countryside you’ll discover the Romans at Farley Heath, and mingle with the monks at England’s first Cistercian monastery. You’ll see buildings by great architects like Edwin Lutyens and Sir George Gilbert Scott, and meet authors too, from John Donne to Agatha Christie. 

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