Night Life in Woking: The Complete Guide

Feb 21 2024

Woking night life is all about enjoying a cocktail in one of the town’s many bars or catching up with friends in a cosy English pub. And if you want to stay out a little longer, the lively atmosphere in some of the bar-turned-nightclubs is unmissable.

So, whether you’re looking for your new local or planning a Friday night out, Woking has a lot to offer.

To make things a little easier, we’ve put together our favourite destinations for drinking, dancing and dining out. And where better to begin your night than at The Marches? With plenty of social spaces to enjoy, including our cosy lounge and collective kitchens, you can wind down after work before heading out for the evening – all without leaving your apartment block.

Looking for a place to live in Woking? Come and visit one of our stylish apartments today. With a selection of sizes to choose from, already kitted out with the essentials, there’s something for everyone at The Marches.

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Casual catch—ups or late-night clubbing: Experience the best of Woking’s night life

From authentic pubs to sophisticated wine bars, and everything in between, there’s something for all tastes and all seasons in Woking.

These local treasures will become your home away from home – even when home is just down the road once you’re enjoying life at The Marches.

Take your pick from Woking’s lineup of classic English pubs

Perfect for relaxed post-work drinks, intimate celebrations, or making the most of that Friday feeling – there is nowhere easier and more comforting to spend your evenings than a quintessential English pub.

Whether you’re whiling away sunny evenings with an ice-cold pint or having a cosy catchup with a nightcap, Woking’s range of classic pubs has something to suit all tastes. When your choice of watering holes is this good, ‘I’ll just come for one’ is never just one!

The Sovereigns

Equipped with a spacious beer garden and a menu full of great quality pub classics, The Sovereigns on Guildford Road should be a regular stop for any locals (or soon-to-be locals!).

Affordable food suiting a range of dietary requirements and all the pub classics on tap make this a great spot to start your night in an easy, relaxed atmosphere, without breaking the bank.

There’s also live music on the last Sunday of the month, so if you want to get your open mic fix, look no further!

The Royal Oak

For those of you seeking a more relaxed evening, a short bus-ride or 15-minute taxi will take you to the village of Pirbright, and local country pub The Royal Oak.

Tucked away from the slightly busier Woking town (and with ample parking for your designated driver), the Royal Oak is the perfect spot to unwind in a wholesome country-style pub.

That means all the classics on the menu, homely furnishings, friendly staff, and accommodations for all the family – including the dog!

The Bird in Hand

The Bird in Hand is a real gem among Woking’s pubs and bars. Completely independently owned and operated, this venue has been a mainstay of bars in Woking since its renovation in 2015.

Today, you’ll be greeted by snug interiors, a roaring open fire and a friendly team who get to know all of their regulars.

The real standout here is the menu: think elevated classic dishes like stunning beef fillet, rich smoky duck leg, crispy fried sea bream, comforting butternut tagine, and a range of exciting burgers. There really is something for everyone at the Bird in Hand.

Of course, we can’t forget about the extensive wine and cocktail menus, sure to start any night out in Woking on the right foot!

The best bars in Woking: From cool cocktail bars to local hotspots

As lovely as an evening in a classic cosy pub is, sometimes you want to go all out!

Not to worry, Woking’s night life has plenty more to offer.

Whether you’re throwing a big bash or just want to let loose with your friends, The Marches’ guide will help make your Woking night out one to remember!

Cellar Magnifique Wine Bar

Winner of the Best Bar None Woking award and 2022’s TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice recipient, Cellar Magnifique in Woking is the spot to pick on a very special night.

The core focus here is, unsurprisingly, wine. The selection at Cellar Magnifique has been expertly chosen by the friendly team of wine buffs there. And with an 8-page menu for wine alone, you won’t be short of choice.

They also offer a unique cigar menu if you want to indulge in something a little different on your night out!


Bacaro Italian Bar and Restaurant is open till late on Fridays and Saturdays, making it perfect for when you don’t want the party to stop!

Its status as one of Woking’s most popular independent and local establishments is one of the things that makes Bacaro so special. They also work with local suppliers, so there’s no scrimping on quality.

On their admirable drinks menu, you’ll find a unique and extensive Italian wine list, as well as a comprehensive gin menu and a whole host of cocktails including the classic Aperol Spritz – perfect for those magical summer nights!

Looking for a new place to dine out?

If you’re looking to make a whole evening of it with dinner and drinks, why not take a look at our guide to the best restaurants in Woking? With some fantastic local independents and well-loved chains making up the thriving food scene in Woking, you won’t want to miss our local recommendations!

Make the move to Woking and enjoy endless unforgettable nights

When you make the move to The Marches, you can be confident no night will be like the last! With the sights and sounds of London just a short commute away, not to mention Woking’s clubs, bars, and pubs on your doorstep, there’s no shortage of choice.

So what are you waiting for? Take a look at some of our available apartments.

If you’re ready to make your next move with The Marches in Woking, book a viewing today or give us a call on 0148 395 8555 if you have other queries.

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