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East Surrey Pub Guide
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- Abinger Common
- Abinger Hatch
This very attractive 17th century inn can be found opposite the church. The pub interior rambles over three levels served from a beautiful English Oak bar. The lowest part of the bar has large flagstones on the floor, with the next having bare boards and the top area being carpeted and mainly used as overflow during busy periods or for functions. Throughout there are wooden beams and posts, solid antique furniture, and walls displaying a large number of interesting prints. Good food is a feature with a varied menu on offer, with the kitchen open 12-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-10 Friday and Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday, and the pub has been featured in the Michelin guides for 2014 and 2015. The pub was a former Surrey Trust Company house. If the weather is good in the summer there may be BBQs on Saturdays and there are some games for the garden behind the bar. Normally three guests are available. One is usually a well known, nationally promoted, beer and one is usually a local beer, normally from Surrey but sometime from Hampshire or Sussex, with Tillingbourne often featuring. The last beer is likely to be a unusual beer from out of the area, usually from a small brewery. They try to have a mix of strengths and styles. Dogs are welcome and free Wi-Fi is available. Popular sport, such as rugby, is shown on terrestrial TV. There is a separate baby change room next to the ladies. They are part of Brit Stops which means that one or two campervans can park in the back parking area if it has been booked in advance.
- Abinger Hatch Abinger Lane Abinger Common RH5 6HZ (01306) 730737
- Drummond at Albury
This 19th century pub used to be owned by the Duke of Northumberland, and until 1910 had its own brewery when it was taken over by the Surrey Trust Company. The pub presents a stylish and comfortable environment in which to enjoy the excellent food and drink on offer. Outside is a lovely garden attractively set by the banks of the Tillingbourne with the main parking over a bridge. Inside there is a bar area with bare boards and flag stones round the bar, wood panelled walls, an open fire and some sofas as well as chairs. The conservatory is on the same level and families are welcome there at all times. There is also a restaurant area down a couple of steps from the bar area. High quality home-cooked food is available from 12-3 and 6-9:30 each day (12-8 Sunday), and a number of daily specials are always available with a board in the bar telling you the local suppliers they use. The pub also opens 8-10:30 for tea, coffee and soft drinks except on Sunday when breakfast is available 8-10 with tea, coffee and soft drinks then available until midday. Although there is not a separate children's menu many of the dishes can be done as a child size portion. Accommodation consists of 11 en-suite rooms, four of which are in a separate annexe including a family room which is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp or steps from the parking at the back to the bar area where there is a disabled toilet and baby change. Dogs are welcome away from the restaurant and there is free WiFi. It may stay open sometimes until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Drummond at Albury The Street Albury GU5 9AG (01483) 202039
- Albury Heath
- William IV
The building has its origins in the 16th century and boasts beams, flagstones and a large fireplace where a welcoming wood fire burns brightly in winter. Set on a quiet lane adjoining extensive woodland, the area is popular with walkers. There are two traditional bars with a dining room up a few steps. Excellent homemade meals are served each lunchtime 12-2 (Monday to Saturday) and from 6:30-9 Wednesday to Saturday and 12-2:30 Sunday.
- William IV Little London Albury Heath GU5 9DG (01483) 202685
- Barn at Alfold
Horsham Road, Alfold Crossways
Dating from 1590, this pub and restaurant is built around a well beamed barn, and is a very attractive place to visit. Primarily a very good quality restaurant, drinkers are welcome most of the time but not at busy times which includes all of Sunday lunchtime, although they are welcome in the garden at the front at this time and when sitting outside does not appeal it is worth phoning to see if you will be welcome. The barn has a bar as you enter, which is also the overflow dining area and has a large fireplace, and there is a small blackboard listing the beers on the bar. The restaurant is beyond and is where you will find the handpumps and another fireplace with a stove. Food is served from 12-2 and 6:30-9, other than Monday and Sunday evening when they are shut. There are two beers available which change frequently and usually both will be from a local brewery with Hammerpot, King and Weltons being the most common. Outside the pub is a war memorial to Dunsfold Aerodrome. Baby changing facilities are available in the ladies and there are a variety of quotes painted on the bar wall. Tuesday evening features free ukulele lessons (phone to confirm if this is the reason for going) and children eat free. Evening closing time depends on the trade and will often be after all diners have finished and the restaurant is closed.
- Three Compasses
Dunsfold Road, Lakers Green
Excellent 400 year old pub on the Wey & Arun Canal. The main bar has an inglenook and beams. Off to the side is a restaurant with parquet flooring and some memorabilia relating to British Aerospace and Dunsfold Aerodrome which is just next door. At the back is another small room which has bar billiards, darts, table skittles and a fireplace. The pub operates as a community local with a mixture of ages and also gets some passing trade from workers at Dunsfold Park on the aerodrome. The guest beers tend to be from the larger breweries. Home-cooked food is served 12-2:30 and 6-9 Tuesday to Saturday and 12-3 Sunday. Outside there is a small covered area for smokers and a children's play area. A marquee is available for functions and dogs are welcome.
- Barn at Alfold Horsham Road, Alfold Crossways Alfold GU6 8HF (01403) 752288
- Banstead Village Club
26 High Street
Large club which was set up in 1922, although the current building is probably from the 1960s. Pool and darts are played . Live music once a month.
Next to the charming weatherboarded Mint Cottages and opposite Place Farm, this pub was once in the heart of the mint growing district some distance to the south of Banstead village centre. It became a beerhouse in 1871 and was purchased by Page and Overton's Croydon brewery at auction in 1899. It is now part of M&B's Vintage Inns chain and is decorated very much in their house style. Food is available between 12 and 9:30. The left hand side is the main restaurant area with most of the tables laid for diners and table service is provided. The front and right is used by drinkers and casual diners except on Sundays when the right is used as an additional restaurant area. There are real log fires in the winter and a small, sheltered patio garden for use in the warmer months. The guest beer is from the Vintage Inns list and is often Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter. Baby change facilities are available in the disabled toilet. Camra members receive a discount of 20p on a pint of cask ale on production of their membership card. Monday nights are quiz nights. Dogs are welcome and there is free WiFi.
186 High Street
The only remaining pub in the town centre since the conversion of the Victoria at the other end of the High Street to a pizza restaurant, the Woolpack is a brick and tile building with a cluster of large umbrellas at the front, masking the main entrance. Inside is a single bar with a lounge and restaurant area to the left and an open area with a glass-fronted log burner to the right. Terrestrially televised sporting events are occasionally shown on TV. Formerly a Barclay Perkins house, it was latterly Courage for many years becoming a Spirit pub when they were taken over by Scottish & Newcastle. The pub was then sold to Punch and in May 2009 it was sold again, this time to Shepherd Neame, its current owners. Excellent home made food is available all day until 9pm (9.30 Thu-Sat, 6 Sun), featuring daily specials plus roasts on Sunday. Monday night is quiz night and there are sometimes live bands at weekends. The guest beers may either be Shepherd Neame beers or from a list of about 16 breweries which are from the south east and feature a large number of local breweries. An annual beer festival is held over the August bank holiday. Children are only allowed in the pub when eating as a family away from the bar. It was named Shepherd Neame Pub of the Year in 2011. There is a patio at the front and a lawned garden at the back, both with umbrellas for smokers and dogs are welcome in the pub on leads except in the restaurant. Free WiFi is available. There are disabled parking spaces, the side entrance is the one with a ramp and a key to the disabled toilet is available behind the bar if you do not have one.
- Banstead Village Club 26 High Street Banstead SM7 2LJ (01737) 357462
- Beare Green
- Duke's Head
Dating from 1701, the Duke's Head is on the southbound carriageway of the A24. A small tiled entrance hall at the front leads to bars to the left and right. The right hand one, which also has access to the car park, has parquet flooring and a wood burning stove and it used as an overflow restaurant area as well being available for drinkers. The left hand bar is the main one, and has tile flooring and a large inglenook in which there is a large wood burning stove. Off this is the main restaurant area. The food is provided by the British Raj (britishrajsurrey.co.uk), an Indian restaurant which moved here when its previous home in the nearby Surrey Hills Hotel was demolished, and is available 12-2 and 5:30 to 11. There is children's play equipment and decking in the large garden. The guest beer is from Andwell Brewing and the pub may be open later if there is demand. The disabled toilet had a wide door but no rails and also has baby change facilities.
- Duke's Head Horsham Road Beare Green RH5 4QP (01306) 712612
- Arkle Manor
This large, well proportioned, tile-hung building describes itself as a modern stylish country pub and eating house, and that is what you will find. Originally the Barley Mow, the present pub dates from 1927. The bar area is to the left as you enter and the restaurant is to the right. The bar has large flagstones around it, with floorboards extending beyond this, with comfortable furniture throughout. The area nearest the road is sometimes used for functions. Food is served in the bar and in the separate restaurant from 12-10 Monday to Thursday, 12-10:30 Friday and Saturday and 12-9 Sunday. There are lunch, dinner, vegan and children's menus, with a small number of daily specials, as well as Sunday roasts. Outside at the back is a good sized garden with a large covered area. There are also some tables outside the pub at the front. The guest beer is usually Hogs Back TEA or Fullers London Pride. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is Wifi.
The Dolphin is said to be over 400 years old, although the earliest written record dates from 1785. The present building features a flagstone floor and two wood-burning inglenook fireplaces and dates from the 18th century. The pub is known to have brewed its own beer and cider until 1926. It is a busy local but also attracts many drinkers from further afield, especially at weekends. There are three drinking areas. On entering the main bar area there is an additional bar area to the other side of the large fireplace, which is put to good use in winter. Past the bar is another room, originally separated by a wall. This is the Toby Room and has another real fire at the end and some comfortable old seating, almost like an old fashioned lounge in a stately home. Further beyond this is a separate restaurant where very good food is served from 12-9 Monday to Saturday and 12-8 Sunday. Outside there is a pleasant seating area in front of the pub as well as a separate garden. There are some very good solid tables throughout the pub, which also benefits from the absence of music or noisy electronic games. The guest beer is usually from a local brewery.
- Red Lion & Cellar Room
Now styled as "Pub, Dining & Rooms", the Red Lion dates in part from the 16th century. It remains a family friendly pub specialising in excellent homemade food from a developing menu. This is sold each day from 12 noon until about 9pm. A separate room, built into the cellars, is found down a number of steps, and this can be hired out for parties. The pub is set in 18 acres of land, and has its own cricket pitch. This is leased to the Reigate Pilgrims who play here every summer Sunday, with other teams using the ground on Saturdays. Accommodation comprises six en-suite rooms. These have been built in the former squash courts next to the pub. Note the round wooden barn underneath the pub - this is actually the oldest part of the pub. Outside is a large pergola, and the wisteria here is said to be over 230 years old.
- Arkle Manor Reigate Road Betchworth RH3 7HB (01737) 842110
- Bletchingley Arms
2 High Street
Vast pub on two levels off the main A25 at the east end of the village. Formerly the Plough, the name was changed in January 2015 when the pub was sold by Chef & Brewer to Baron Pubs, a small local pub chain. Food is served all day from midday from an extensive menu until 10.30 (9:30 Sunday) and there is a children's menu. There are several distinct areas, not all of which are obvious at first sight. Wander round a corner and there are another half dozen tables, then around another corner and there are more tables and there is an inglenook with a woodburning stove. Most of the pub is carpeted, while the area to the front and side of the bar is laid out in floorboards. The beer garden, which also has its own bar, is also on a large scale and set out in two sections. The upper area is more of a patio while the lower one is grassed over and provides scintillating views of the extensive car park. There is also a large lit and heated umbrella for smokers. Live music is performed on the last Friday of the month.
- Red Lion
Parts of this pub date from 1309 and it lays claim to being the oldest in the area - it was originally known as the Maid . The oldest part is on the right hand side but most of the building is of much later construction. Inside the pub is quite upmarket with an emphasis on very good food, which is available from 12-9 Monday, 12-10 Tuesday to Saturday, and from 12-8 on Sunday. However, this is not to say that the local or casual drinker is excluded - far from it. Four real ales are always available, and you can expect to find them in very good condition. The smaller front left hand section of the pub is themed to horse racing - prints and photos adorn the walls. In the older section, by the big inglenook, there are many old photos of the pub showing it in its various liveries since its Mellersh & Neale (Reigate Brewery) days. Some nice touches are photos of the pub's interior before the renovations to remind people of how it once was - it is so easy to forget these things! Outside is a large outside weather-proof patio with powerful heaters has been provided for both smokers and "al fresco" diners. There is a lawned area to the rear of the car park. Children of all ages are welcome up until 7pm after which it is over 10s only.
- Bletchingley Arms 2 High Street Bletchingley RH1 4PE (01883) 740412
- Blindley Heath
- Red Barn
The Red Barn is an upmarket pub restaurant owned by Geronimo Inns and it sited away from the main road. It comprises a wood beamed bar, a smaller room called the Pantry and a large and attractive restaurant to one side. The bar is in two parts, one part has a tiled floor, the other wooden boards. The tiled area has a bar billiards table and darts and a mixture of seating including sofas and comfy chairs. The Pantry, which opens on to part of the garden, can be used for functions as can the Barn and the outside Paddock. The restaurant has very high beamed ceilings, book shelves and well spaced tables, and sells very good quality food which you can also eat in the bar areas. There is also a separate bar menu. Food is served 10-9:30 Monday to Saturday and 10=7:30 Sunday, when the menu features roasts. The guest beer is often from Sambrooks. Outside is a huge car park plus two outside drinking areas, one of which has a BBQ and is by a fenced pond.
- Red Barn Tandridge Lane Blindley Heath RH7 6LL (01342) 830820
- Tree on Box Hill
This one bar pub, previously the Hand in Hand, re-opened as the Box Tree on 30 June 2011, changing its name in November 2011 to the Tree on Box Hill to stop confusion with a restaurant in Yorkshire! Two drinking areas are to be found at the front, where the floor is brick tiles and bare boards, and there is a mixture of chairs and sofas, and a carpeted restaurant area at the back. The main menu plus a specials menu are served from 12 till 9ish Monday to Saturday, with a day time menu also available from 12 till 6 with sandwiches, baked potatoes, pizzas and sharing boards. The restaurant closes between 3 and 6 but food is still available in the bar area. A main menu plus a carvery is available on Sundays from 12 till 6:45 with the menu being available for up to an extra 30 minutes after the carvery finishes. There is a garden with a children's play area and a paved area to the side, both of which have seats, and a few more tables at the front of the pub. There are a couple of disabled parking spaces at the front and a separate disabled entrance at the left side of the pub. There is normally a guest which may be from anything between a large national brewery and a small local one and occasionally, at busy times such as Christmas, a second guest may be available. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
- Tree on Box Hill Boxhill Road Boxhill KT20 7PS (01737) 845996
- Broadham Green
69 Tanhouse Road
Bought in 2017 by Brunning & Price, this is very popular with diners with food available all day from 12-10 (9:30 Sunday). The pub was built in 1851 and was originally part of the Westerham Ales estate. There is a large outside area for dining and a garden to the rear with a children's play area. The guest beers often feature local breweries and real cider is also sold.
- Haycutter 69 Tanhouse Road Broadham Green RH8 9PE (01883) 776955
- Inn on the Green
Formerly the Duke's Head, the pub reopened as the Inn on the Green, featuring the Grumpy Mole restaurant, on 9 November 2010. It is more restaurant than pub, with very good quality food available all day, with lunches, afternoon teas and full evening meals being served. A good selection of wine is also available. Most of the pub is given over to diners although the area by the bar is available for drinkers to use if not booked by diners. Otherwise there are a number of tables outside overlooking the green, or an attractive rear terraced area. In a pleasant spot in the far corner of the village green, the pub only dates from around 1900, although there has been a pub on the site since at least 1711. The present building replaced one that burnt down in 1899. Disabled access is from the car park.
- Royal Oak
Overlooking the village green to the front and with Box Hill to the rear, the Royal Oak is in a very attractive spot. A log-burning stove is a welcome addition on cold days. Food is available from 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-8 Sunday and features a selection of home-made food. As the pub is situated on the Greensand Way footpath it is a popular stopping off point for walkers. Unfortunately only beers from larger brewers are sold, with the guest beer being something like Black Sheep.
- Village Bar
On 30 June 2018 the Village Bar opened in part of the former Brockham Village Club. It consists of one small room with pool and darts at one end. The bar is open to everyone and there are no club restrictions. The building dates from the early 1920s and is situated in a very attractive spot overlooking the village green. Note that the pub is closed on Wednesdays.
- Inn on the Green Brockham Green Brockham RH3 7JS (01737) 845101
- Pheasant at Buckland
Formerly the Jolly Farmers, this pub was bought by the Brunning & Price Group and re-opened with its new name late 2015. It has been much extended to become a comfortable and pleasant dining pub with very good home cooked food with this being available from 12-10 (9:30 Sunday). One of the four guest beers is Phoenix Brewery Brunning & Price Original with the other three from local breweries such as Pilgrim, Surrey Hills and Tillingbourne. Westons Old Rosie cider is also available. Dogs are welcome in the bar area if on a lead.
- Pheasant at Buckland Reigate Road Buckland RH3 7BG (01737) 221355
- Burgh Heath
Opened in 1998 on the site of the former Heathside Hotel, this large, food orientated, pub is attached to a Premier Lodge (Epsom South) which has accommodation. The open plan bar is split into several seating areas over different levels. Most areas are laid out for food, which is served from 12 till 10 every day. Breakfast is also served from 6:30 to 10:30 Monday to Friday and 7:30 to 10:30 Saturday and Sunday, but the pub does not sell alcoholic drinks until noon. The Brewers Fayre menu includes a Kids' Menu and there are baby change facilities at the back by the hotel. The outdoor drinking area is a few tables along the side and front of the pub and there is parking for the disabled. To one side of the pub is a function room.
- Heathside Brighton Road Burgh Heath KT20 6BW (01737) 353355
- Old House Inn
Formerly the Old House Restaurant, this 16th century farm worker's cottage has been converted into a smart pub with restaurant and accommodation which opened on 6 September 2012. The small beamed bar, which is at the back of the building, leads to a large restaurant where very good quality food is served each lunchtime 12-3 and each evening 6-9 (6-9:30 Friday and Saturday and 6-8 Sunday). All food is home made except for the ice cream and the fries. The guest beers are usually local. A small corridor leads to a hidden second room for drinkers which has a wood burning stove at one end. Be careful as the beams are very low in some places. From this is another hidden room, almost a padded cell! Children are welcome in the pub at lunchtimes. Accommodation consists of six en-suite rooms.
- Shipley Bridge Inn
This old world dates from the 19th century and has been split into several separate areas on different levels. There are wooden beams, real fires. It is food oriented with meals served all day from 12-10. The car park has some disabled parking spaces.
- Old House Inn Effingham Road Burstow RH10 3JB (01342) 718529
98 The Street
The frontage of this attractive 16th century local, which is set back from the main road, comprises old bricks and wooden beams. The wooden floored front bar has a raised area and two televisions for sport including Sky and BT. The separate small and smart lounge area leads to a large single storey extension which is used as a restaurant, part of which has flagstones. There is a basic food menu with a daily specials board. Burgers are popular; local pork pies and sausage rolls are also available. On Sunday there is a roast. Food is served 12-2 and 5-8 weekdays and 12-8 Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. Outside is a large and pleasant garden with a children's play area. Children are welcome in the pub until 7pm and there is WiFi available. Two changing guest beers are available, often from small breweries such as Twickenham.
- Dorking Brewery
Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane
In September 2017 the Dorking Brewery started moving production to these brand new premises using new equipment. By December 2017 the move was completed and a 20 barrel brew kit is used for a wide variety of beers. It is hoped that by Easter 2018 there will be a brewery tap room on site.
- Crown 98 The Street Capel RH5 5JY (01306) 713250
- Blacksmith's Arms
39 High Street
One basic L-shaped bar with a rear raised area. A tiled side awning at first floor level provides cover for outside tables, whilst the former off-sales department fronting the High Street has been incorporated ito the pub. The side entrance door contains a few vestigial remnants of Charrington leaded glass. Pool and darts are played and children are allowed in the pub until 6:30 each evening. The illuminated garden contains a water feature. Live music plays at least every other Friday night - see the website for details.
- Caterham Ex-Servicemens Social Club
15 Town End Close
CIU affilliated club offering live music every Saturday and occasional karaoke. There is a separate hall for hire.
- Crown & Pepper
32 Godstone Road
The building was previously a photography store, becoming a Smith & Jones themed pub in September 2006 known as the Pilgrim. In June 2016 it became the short-lived Harp Steakhouse. It is now the Crown & Pepper and is mainly a food led bar with a menu including many Indian and Chinese dishes. Food is available Tuesday to Friday from 12-3 and 5-9:30 (to 10 on Friday) from 12-10 Saturday and 12-9 Sunday. There is disabled access but the main toilets are upstairs. Convenient for Caterham Station and local bus services. Families are welcome each day except for Friday and Saturday. Note the bar may close early in the evening if there is no custom.
- Fleeting Brook
Guards Avenue, Coulsdon Road
New Marston's pub which opened 30 November 2009 as the Ladybird, changing its name to the Fleeting Brook in September 2016. Outside is a small patio which overlooks the cricket ground. The pub is very much geared towards family dining, with food available from 12-9 Sunday to Tuesday and from 12-10 Wednesday to Saturday. A feature of this is a chicken rotisserie by the bar. There is much seating around the pub in a number of different areas, although little is for the exclusive use of drinkers. Nevertheless a choice of at four beers (three in winter) from the Marston's stable await you, and these are well kept. Free WiFi available.
- King & Queen
34 High Street
Wonderful 400-year old red brick and Surrey flint pub, which, in the 1840s, evolved from three former cottages, one of which was a former bakery. It was one of Caterham's early alehouses. It still retains three distinct areas; these are a front bar facing the main road which has the feel and character of a public bar, a high-ceilinged wooden-beamed middle room, with inglenook fireplace, where darts and cribbage are played, and a small lower-level rear area leading adjoining a rear patio garden. The name refers to Britain's only joint monarchy, William & Mary and a number of pictures of them adorn the walls. There is poker on Wednesdays and a quiz night on Thursdays. A Fuller's seasonal beer is always sold in addition to the three regulars and sometimes an extra beer, either a Fuller's seasonal beer or a guest from an independent brewery, is available. Food is served Monday to Saturday from 12-2:30 and 5-9, and on Sunday from 12-5, on which day roasts are sold. The pub also features occasional live music.
- New Caterham Arms
83a Coulsdon Road
This large late Victorian/ Edwardian building has several later additions to it. The pub reverted to its original name of the Caterham Arms in September 2013 after a period of being the Village Inn. To the left of the bar is a dining room, where well priced food is available from 12-9 Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday a carvery operated from 12-8. To the right is a large comfortable bar. Once a month tribute acts perform at the pub and outside there is a children's play area. Once popular with soldiers from the (now gone) Caterham Barracks, an IRA pub bombing took place here on Sunday 28th September 1975, causing huge damage and injuries, but fortunately no fatalities. One beer will be from Caledonian, the other is often St Austell Tribute or Fuller's London Pride. Darts is played.
- Royal Oak
68 High Street
The front L-shaped bar of this unspoilt and fairly basic pub is decorated with period military and naval photos and prints, Some delightful art nouveau stained-glass windows survive in the side wall. This former Charrington's pub used to be a bakery, becoming a pub around about 1877. Darts is actively played, and families are welcome until 8pm.
- William Garland
1 The Square
This pub reopened in September 2017 under its current name, after a two week refurbishment, having previously been named the Old Surrey Hounds after a local hunt called the Old Surrey Foxhounds. William Garland Soper, known as the father of modern Caterham, first lived in Caterham in 1863 and returned in 1866 to become Congregational minister. He involved himself in local affairs and among his roles were chairman of Caterham Parish Council and then Caterham Urban District Council. During his time in Caterham the population increased about ten times. This is a busy bay-windowed town centre pub and is handy for Caterham station. Although the usual single bar knock-through has occurred, two side wings of differing length remain. Formerly a Barclay Perkins establishment, later Courage and (from mid 2016) now Greene King. Food is available every day from 12-9 (12-10 Friday and Saturday). Live sport is shown on several screens around the pub. Live music is played occasionally. There will be up to three guest beers and if they are all on it is likely that two will be from Greene King and the other an independent, possibly one of the London ones. Camra members get a 10% discount on real ales on production of a valid membership card.
- Blacksmith's Arms 39 High Street Caterham CR3 5UE (01883) 347917
235 Stanstead Road
Situated a few yards from the Pilgrim's Way on the ridge of the North Downs, this pub is the second highest in Surrey. Through the front stable-door, a small low ceilinged bar leads to a larger room and then to partially-separate restaurant area which was originally converted from a previously freestanding outhouse. This was an original Westerham Brewery house which has gone through several owners since, eventually ending up as part of Star Pubs & Bars, the leased pub business of Heineken in the UK. Food is served from 12-3 and 6-9 daily apart from Sunday, 12-5. The house beer, Caledonian Harrowic, is like a maltier 80/- and there are two to four guest beers depending on the time of week. The pub runs two beers festivals a year, the spring one with about 30 beers, the autumn one about 40, with both also having around 10 real ciders. There is a quiz night every Monday, dogs are welcome in the bar area and there is a large heated and lit umbrella for smokers. Darts is played.
- Harrow 235 Stanstead Road Chaldon CR3 6AJ (01883) 343260
12 The Street
This Greene King tied pub was previously called the Greyhound but was renamed the Charlwood after extensive refurbishment in March 2018. Originally a Charrington's house, it consists of a large and bright front bar and a restaurant section at the rear. A heated outdoor shelter with seating for smokers is beyond the restaurant. Good food is serves each day from 12-3 and 6-9 (12-7 Sunday). Good disabled facilities including ramps from the car park. Three guest beers are available, one of which will be from Greene King, the other two from a wide choice of breweries.
- Half Moon
73 The Street
This attractive, partly Horsham tiled, 15th century pub is to be found next to the church. It has been extended several times in its history. A number of separate drinking areas are served from the single bar, each painted a striking red colour. The bar itself has some low beams, and throughout the pub are pieces of polished brassware, including some old guns and there is a secluded bar near the entrance. The main bar area extends and narrows towards the rear. There are some excellent wooden beams in the central part of the pub. Good food sourced from local producers is served 12-2:30 and 6-9 (9:30 Friday and Saturday) and from 12-6 Sunday when roasts are sold. Families are welcome and there is a separate children's menu. Outside is a pleasant garden. Live entertainment feature once a month.
- Charlwood 12 The Street Charlwood RH6 0BY (01293) 862203
- Bull Inn
After a period as the Coach House, this pub in 2017 reverted to its original name of the Bull Inn. It is a large detached Victorian former Charrington's pub overlooking the common. Traditional pub food features, with a roast available on Sunday. There is also a children's menu. Food is served from 12 till 8:30 Monday to Thursday, 12 to 9 Friday and Saturday and 12 to 6 on Sunday. There is a small children's play area in the garden and there is also a marquee which is used for functions which are also occasionally held in one side of the bar. The main bar has some sofas and comfy chairs as well as a juke box and the television has Sky for sporting occasions. There is live music from 4 till 7 on Sundays and poker Thursday evenings. There is also a smaller room at the back and tables at the front of the pub as well as in the garden. Dogs are welcome in the garden but not in the pub itself. BT and Sky sport available.
- Bull Inn The Common Chelsham CR6 9PB (01883) 627735
- Midday Sun
Built in 1938 by Watney's and named in honour of the 1937 Derby winner, the first to be owned by a woman, Mrs G B Miller. Ironically, it later was bought by the Magic Pub Company and re-named the Hungry Horse. Fortunately it has reverted back to its proper name but it still carries that epithet which is used by the current owners, Greene King, for their chain of budget, family oriented food outlets. There are two separate bars, the right-hand one, which has a pool table and a dartboard, being the public. The left hand bar is made up of several different areas and is mostly given over to food. This is available from 11-10 Monday to Saturday and 11-9 on Sunday. There are some tables at the front, where there is a covered, heated and lit smoker's area. Dogs are welcome at these tables but only guide dogs are allowed in the pub. There are some disabled parking spaces in the car park. Children are allowed in the bar until 6pm. A guest beer from a larger brewery is available - note that the handpump for this is in the right hand bar. IPA is sold with either a southern or northern head. Camra members get a 10% discount on real ales on production of a valid membership card.
- Rambler's Rest
A rambling collection of old buildings once known as Dene Farm, with records dating back to 1301 although the oldest surviving building dates from the time of Queen Elizabeth I. It ceased to operate as a farm in 1932 when it became a teashop charging 1/3d for cream teas! After the war some of the outbuildings were turned into a large antique shop and in 1966 the whole lot was sold and became a restaurant. In 1993 Whitbread bought it and turned it into a pub. It is unashamedly food oriented and the whole operation is geared up for this, with numbered tables throughout the bar and garden. There is also a separate restaurant to the left as you enter. Sadly little of the original interior survives, as most of the internal walls have been knocked out for open plan drinking/dining. However there are some exposed beams, flag-stoned floors and several real fires as well as a few more secluded areas. Food is available every day from 12-10 (10:30 Saturday and 9:30 Sunday). As well as he standard menus, a vegan menu is also offered. On Sunday roasts are available all day. The guest beer comes from the M&B list and changes monthly.
- White Hart
Attractive 19th century inn (although reputedly some parts date from 1731) at the south end of Chipstead village with good views across the recreation ground to open country. The opening in December 2004 of a restaurant at the rear of the pub (happily in-keeping with the existing architectural style) has increased capacity considerably. A former Charrington's house, and prior to that owned by Croydon brewer Page & Overton, it is now owned by the pub chain Brunning & Price. The pub is extremely comfortable with a bright bar and solid tables aand wooden floors in each area. To the right as you enter is a large high ceilinged room used a restaurant. Another dining area is to be found to the right of the bar, and this is the original part of the pub. Throughout the pub are interesting photos and pictures including several local sporting ones. An excellent choice of food is available each day from 12.00 to 10pm (9:30 Sunday), and features a number of changing daily specials. The pub has no garden but there is a fair sized outdoor drinking area at the front. Two guest ales are sold, and these are often from local breweries, which Dark Star and Westerham favourites, but several others have been featured. A house beer, Phoenix Brewery's Brunning & Price Original is also sold.
- Midday Sun Outwood Lane Chipstead CR5 3NA (01737) 552644
- Plough Inn
This 17th century inn was originally on one of the coaching routes from London to the south coast. It is now approached by narrow country lanes and is handy for Leith Hill, the highest point in south-east England. A large oak bar greets you as you enter, and on here are four handpumps, one of which will be serving the pub's Leith Hill Brewery Crooked Furrow with a second usually serving Smiler's Happiness or Surrey Puma. The brewery itself is to be found in an outbuilding towards the large and attractive gardens. All the food is home-cooked and wherever possible, from local producers. The menu is seasonal and there are always daily specials available. The food is off excellent quality and can be described as British farmhouse with a French twist. It is available from 12-2:45 and 6-8:45 Monday to Saturday and from 12-3:45 on Sunday. The main drinking area is to be found to the right of the bar, down a couple of steps, and comprises a mix of tables and comfy chairs in front of a wood-burning stove. There is a flat screen TV on the wall but this is only used for international rugby matches. The pub has six good en-suite rooms available upstairs and there is also a converted barn which can be used for functions. There is a disabled toilet and the side gate is left open for wheelchairs but there is a step into the bar at the side entrance. Dogs are welcome if they are kept on the lead and dog biscuits are available. A shop has been incorporated into the pub and this is open each day from 8:30-6 (9-5 Sunday). As well as fresh produce, tea and coffee with snack food is served, and this is popular with cyclists and walkers enjoying the beautiful countryside.
- Plough Inn Coldharbour Lane Coldharbour RH5 6HD (01306) 711793
- Cherry Tree
This pub, which is to be found on the outskirts of Copthorne village, is over 400 years old, and used to be a library. It has been very well renovated to give a small and cosy bar to the left of the building. The interior is a mixture with floorboards, flagstones and carpet, while the walls are either panelled, papered or bare brick. The walls throughout are adorned with tasteful bric-a-brac and old black and white photographs. The main function of the pub is food, and there are several areas away from the bar in which to dine. To the right hand part of the pub is another drinking area where there is a large inglenook fireplace with a stove in it. The menu is mainly British food and is served 12-3 and 6-9:30 Monday to Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. Steaks are a speciality, although there is a wide variety of food available including daily specials. The pub also opens for breakfast from Monday to Saturday from 9-11. The guest beer will be a seasonal beer from Badger.
- Curious Pig in the Parlour
Formerly the Effingham Arms, and latterly the Hedgehog, the pub received its new name when it reopened following refurbishment on 31 May 2013. Food is the main aim although real ale is sold. Food is served from 12-10 Monday to Saturday and 12-9 Sunday and features a range of dining options including pizzas from a wood fire oven and charcoal grilled steaks. Most tables are laid for diners, with the main restaurant area to the left. At the front on the right the area round the bar and a small room off are the main drinking areas with a further dining area behind which includes the pizza oven. There is an open fire in the bar area with a selection of board games available next to it. Dogs are welcome in the right hand side of the bar. There is a garden at the back with a heated covered terraced area and some tables in front of the pub. There are baby changing facilities in the disabled toilets and some disabled parking spaces. Nine rooms are also available to let. The pub is owned by Marstons, although it is not branded as such. The guest beer tends to come from a Marston controlled brewery such as Ringwood.
- Cherry Tree Copthorne Bank Copthorne RH10 3JG (01342) 717007
- Cranleigh Village Sports & Social Club
Modern bar and restaurant to the north of the village centre. A number of sports are played including bowls and petanque along with snooker darts and pool. The large bar has a stage for live music atone end and darts and pool at the other. Windows lead out to a large bowls green and two petanque pistes. A separate room has snooker. The club is the site of the local Royal British Legion and also a golf society.
This ivy clad 19th century pub with accommodation was originally built as the Railway Hotel when Cranleigh had a station. The bar is split into separate areas, with sofas in the small lower part at the back. Darts and pool are both available. Accommodation consists of seven ensuite rooms. There is a disco some weekends, and a big screen TV. The main menu is served at lunchtimes from 12-2:45 all week and in the evening from 6-8:45 Monday to Thursday. Dogs are welcome in the back part of the bar which has wooden floorboards. A DJ is available if you want to hire the function room for a party, see website for details. The guest beer is not always available.
- Park Hatch
This friendly one bar pub was originally an old farmhouse, and was converted to a pub about 30 years ago. Originally named the Little Park Hatch, the name changed in 2014 to the current name. There are large flagstones and an inglenook, which has led to the building being listed, with a stove in the bar. At the rear there is the New Barn Restaurant which was added in 2017. There is plenty of outside seating both on stone paving and on the lawn. Families and dogs are welcome in the bar area. Food is served from 12-2:30 and 6-9 Tuesday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-6 Sunday and it is advisable to book at weekends. The kitchen is shut on Monday other than for advance bookings by large groups or for functions. Beers from local breweries Crafty and Firebird are often available and there is usually a beer from a larger brewery, such as Wadworth 6X. There is a monthly quiz and a DJ on Fridays. Although there is a disabled toilet as you enter the front door there is a small step down into the bar. The closing times vary depending on custom and may be either earlier or later than above.
- Richard Onslow
113-117 High Street
This two bar pub, formerly the Onslow Arms, is food orientated, but there should be two guest beers which will often be from the nearby Firebird brewery. The pub opens for breakfast from 7:30 (8 Saturday and Sunday) till 11 but does not serve alcoholic drinks until midday. The right hand bar, which has bare boards, has a restaurant area which can be used by drinkers as well, while the left hand side, whose floor is tiled, has three separate areas and comfortable seats. The full bar menu is available from 12-3, various boards, sandwiches, roast of the day and a short express menu are available from 12-6 and a full menu plus specials is available from 6-10 Monday to Saturday. Sunday food hours are 12-9. Children are welcome with toys, high chairs and colouring books available and there are baby change facilities in the disabled toilet. The old pub sign is in the small courtyard at the back and there are a few seats outside the front of the pub. There is free WiFi, papers and a private dining room which can also be used for small meetings. Ten ensuite bedrooms were added in July 2010 as part of a refurbishment of the pub.
- Three Horseshoes
4 High Street
This is a two bar traditional village pub with wooden floors and beamed ceilings which dates from the 17th century. The main bar features an inglenook which houses a roaring wood fire in winter. There is also a dining room to the rear which leads to the beer garden and children's play area. There is limited parking in front of the pub. The long gone Brufords Brewery used to stand behind the pub and its tower can be seen in some photos in the lounge. There is also an old bottle from the brewery with a glass marble stopper behind the bar. Home-made meals are available 12-2:30 and 6-9 Monday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. The guest beers are ever changing with a range of styles and strengths sourced locally and nationally. Two real ciders are stocked. Current beers and ciders are shown on the web site.
- White Hart Hotel
Old coaching inn just off the High Street. The interior was completely refurbished during 2016 creating a bright and stylish atmosphere. There is now effectively a single space with an island bar. Darts, pool, bar billiards and televised sport are available and there are real fires. The furniture varies from plain tables and chairs to comfortable armchairs. Wall length patio doors look out into the courtyard seating area. The restaurant has also been updated but was closed and no food was available, other than for pre booked functions, at the time of the survey. There are up to three changing beers which will be from a mixture of local and national breweries. There is a weekly quiz and occasional live music at weekends. The gents toilet is accessible, with wide doors and a grab bar. Accommodation consists of 9 rooms, seven of which are en-suite.
- Cranleigh Village Sports & Social Club Parsonage Road Cranleigh GU6 7AN (01483) 276246
- Brickmakers Arms
Split level, single bar, country freehouse, with a log fire in each part. The building dates from the 15th century. Renamed the Griffin (from the Brickmakers Arms) and re-opened 19 April 2014 after long period of closure, but later reverted to its original name. Good quality food is available from 12-9:30 each day, ranging from pub classics to some more unusual specials, often with a Mediterranean twist. Outside is a pleasant garden which includes a decked area. Children and dogs on lead are welcome.
- Brickmakers Arms Tandridge Lane Crowhurst RH8 9NS (01342) 894689
- Betchworth Park Golf Club
Members' golf club dating from 1911. The clubhouse is on the first floor and overlooks Box Hill and the North Downs. Opening hours are from morning to dusk. The two beers change, but are usually from Marstons and fullers. The Watermill Jazz Club puts on live jazz every Tuesday evening and often features well known acts. See www.watermilljazz.co.uk for details.
- Bull's Head
11 South Street
An old and attractive tile-hung pub on Pump Corner, the Bull's Head is a former coaching inn. Formerly a Friary Meux pub, it was bought by Gale's in 1995, but is now owned by Fuller's. It is reached by climbing up a few steps from the main road, and internally features much wood panelling. Sports TV is a feature. Sky and BT sport are both available and there are two screens, the number of which are on depends on the importance of the event. Darts is played, there is a pool table and there is occasional live music. The outside drinking area is a table by the side door which is mainly used by smokers. No meals are served but pies and sausage rolls are available on Fridays and Saturdays. WIFI is available. There is usually a second beer which is one that is brewed by Fullers and changes monthly.
- Burgundy & Black
12 St Martin's Walk
Small, friendly modern bistro, shop and bar which opened 4 July 2010 and is situated in a pedestrianised precinct off the High Street. It has a bright and airy interior and some comfortable seating. Breakfast is served from opening time with a lunch menu running from 11:30 with daily specials always available. Where possible, all produce is sourced locally and this includes items to take away such as chutney, jam, cheese and free-range farm eggs. A good selection of cakes are available. Outside there are a number of tables, ideal places from which to watch the world going by. Children are welcome, and there are changing facilities available. Upstairs there is a function room for hire. As well as keg Hogs Back lager and Guinness, a selection of bottled conditioned beers from the Adur brewery are sold. Private functions are catered for in the evening and dogs are welcome outside with a water bowl and biscuits available.
23 West Street
Cobbett's opened as a real ale off licence on 1 September 2010 and on 19 July 2014 expanded with a micropub (the first in Surrey) operating in a tiny back room. Good quality beers at very fair prices are available on draught (two and four pint containers are available free of charge) for take aways) with at least three beers available at the beginning of the week, increasing to six or seven on sale Friday and Saturday. Some are sold by handpump, others direct from the cellar so check the blackboard to see what is available. Six further beers are sold by keycask and these will always include at least one dark beer and one from the excellent De Molen brewery in Holland. At least two draught ciders (and sometimes a perry) are also available. A large number of top quality British bottled and canned beers and ciders are also sold, along with an ever increasing number of foreign ales from breweries such as De Mollen. LocAle beers are always available (bottle conditioned and draught) with Surrey Hills a favourite. Polypins can also be ordered. The hidden away micropub, Goldings Bar, is to be found to the left of the serving counter as you enter and comprises a small room with seating on stools by a long shelf on one side and seats next to tiny solid wood tables on the other. In total around a dozen people can fit in here and is a marvellous place to try the beers and cider on offer. There is some additional room in the tiny garden. A supplement of 30p per pint or bottle is made for consuming them on the premises. A small selection of quality wine is sold plus there is a local gin from Gin Kitchen of Dorking (and some soft drinks). There is a 5% discount on all sales on production of a valid Camra membership card. Check the website for details of what is available - there is usually a "hop-monster" on tap. Cobbett's is a "must" to visit when in Dorking. Please note that the hours quoted are shop hours and so there is no additional drinking up time beyond this. Note that the micropub opens at 12 each day - the earlier opening on Friday and Saturday is for off-sales only. No food is served other than crisps and locally produced pork scratchings.
81 South Street
This small pub has bare-brick walls covered in old photographs and Fuller's beer adverts. Today there is one L-shaped bar, but etched glass on the unused exterior doors shows that this was not always the case. A TV is in one corner and this is used for major sporting events shown on terrestrial TV, especially rugby when a couple of extra TVs will be on if England are playing when it is often standing room only. A dart board is at one end, and past this is one of the pub's best features, a walled Georgian garden. This is on two levels; the upper part is under a large umbrella which can be heated and is a real suntrap when the umbrella is not required. There is also a TV in the garden which is used, weather permitting, for the most popular events. Occasionally there is live music and there are monthly quiz nights. Children are welcome until early evening. Sandwiches, snacks and a few hot meals like lasagne or a pie are available 12-2:30 Tuesday to Friday. The Dorking Pie Company, and occasionally the landlord, also provide home-made snacks like scotch eggs and sausage rolls at times. Special events, such as a scalextric competition held in the garden (around Father's Day), may also feature a barbecue. As well as darts there is a selection of modern and traditional board games by the television and papers and WiFi are available. The two guest beer pumps may offer Fuller's seasonal beers or something from the Fuller's list such as Castle Rock. Beer festivals are held over the first May Bank Holiday and in the autumn (usually September), when there will be about an extra ten beers on in the garden, with some local beers featured, and some real cider. A third festival may be held if there is a major national event. The pub also holds other events throughout the year such as an onion competition. Two pint containers are available for off sales. On alternate Monday evenings a classic film is shown.
- Dorking Golf Club
The bar of this nine hole golf club is open to the public and overlooks the 9th green fairway with lovely views over the countryside. It is situated just off the A24 to the south of Dorking. Food (Club Grub) is sold all day until early evening, and cream teas are available in the afternoon.
- Falkland Arms
60 Falkland Road
Two bar Young's owned pub just south of the town centre. At the time of this survey the pub was not doing food but this may change. At the back there is a partly covered heated patio area and a small lawn with tables beyond it. There are also tables on the decking outside the front of the pub. The guest beer may well be from a local brewery such as Dorking or Hogs Back. There are three TVs, one in each bar and one in the garden and there is a log burning stove in each bar. Private functions can be catered for and there is poker on Thursdays and occasional live music.
- Grove House Club
47a West Street
CIU affilliated club in a gated courtyard just off West Street. Home cooked lunches available Thursday to Sunday 12-2. Pool and darts played along with cribbage and chess. The guest beer is often Butcombe; a decent range of wine is also served.
- King's Arms
45 West Street (A25)
It is appropriate that Dorking's oldest and perhaps most traditional pub is found in a street full of antique shops. The pub started off as three farm workers' cottages, becoming a coaching inn during the 16th century. The split-level bar is well beamed and has leaded windows. The front part to the left of the bar has a tiled floor. To the right of this, and the main part of the bar area, there is some impressive wooden flooring and a slightly raised carpet area. At the rear of the pub are a couple of smaller and quieter areas and a small restaurant. There is an outside partially covered area along the side of the pub and an inner area accessed either from the restaurant or the bar. This former Friary Meux pub was sold by Punch to Shepherd Neame in May 2009. There are normally two out of Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay, Master Brew, Spitfire and Bishops Finger plus another one or two beers which are usually also from Shepherd Neame but may occasionally be from another brewery. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is a very small car park at the back; if this is full the pub is very near a public car park, which charges during the day Monday to Saturday. There is a toilet for the disabled and baby change facilities at the back of the restaurant, but they are only accessible using a step from the bar although there is a slope to a door at the back from the car park. There are televisions in one of the outside areas and main bar which may be occasionally used for terrestrial sport. Quiz night is Monday and there is usually music on Saturdays and occasionally on Wednesdays. Good food is served in the pub 12 until 3 and 5 until 9 Monday to Saturday and 12 to 6 Sunday. There is live music on a Saturday night.
- Lincoln Arms
The Lincoln Arms retains many of the features of a classic Victorian station hotel. The location on the edge of town (handy for both Dorking and Dorking Deepdene stations) means that the atmosphere is usually quite relaxed. There are two large bars. The front bar is split into a lounge area on the right and an area on the left which has two pool tables. The back, wooden-floored, bar is usually quieter but can get busy when popular sport is being shown on the pull down TV screen or there is a function on. It is also where darts can be played. Sky and BT are available and there are televisions in both parts of the front bar. Two different channels may be shown if there are competing sports on. A meeting room is available for free and the rear bar can be hired for functions. Accommodation consists of 20 rooms. Breakfast is served from 7-10 during the week and 9-12 at weekends. Food is served from 12-2:30 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-2:30 and 5-8 Friday, 12-8 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. Families are welcome in the lounge bar until 9pm. Formerly the Star & Garter and more recently the unfortunately named Happy Days Hotel featuring Deano's Diner. There are usually two or three guest ales, at least one of which is likely to be from a local brewery such as Hogs Back, Langham, Tillingbourne and Weltons. The other(s) may be another local beer or an out of area beer, which may be a national brand. Dogs are welcome, there is free WiFi and poker is played on Wednesdays. There is a small paved garden at the back with a covered smoking area and in the summer people may be seen at a table outside.
- Old House
24 West Street
This 15th century pub has been very well renovated and it is now a successful mix of old and modern. The front is very attractive being covered in hanging baskets. Inside wooden floors, good solid tables (found throughout) and subdued lighting help to create a warm atmosphere. There is a single bar but, with four separate areas coming off it, there are quiet parts to be found. Both the front and rear areas have wood panelling. Between these the walls are painted in subtle tones. Outside there is a very good garden and a separate function room. Originally a Courage pub, it was bought by Young's in 1989, changing its name from the Old House at Home in March 2013. Home cooked, locally sourced food is available 12-3 and 6-9 Wednesday to Friday, 12-4 and 6-9 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. A wood burning pizza van is parked outside on Monday evenings, serving from 6:30. Snacks, scotch egg, pork pie, sausage roll and olives, all made in the pub, are always available. The guest beers may be from Young's or an independent brewery or very occasionally a cider.
- Pixham Pop-Up Pub
Old Pixham School, 30 Pixham Lane
Note that this is only open around four times a year and the hours shown apply to those four days only. The pop up pub in a fantastic community occasion. It is held in the old school in Pixham, an area of Dorking which does not have a pub. On the days it opens, it becomes a meeting place for locals of all ages (although everyone is welcome). Two beers are sold (from microbreweries) plus a very good selection of bottled beers. Homemade food is available and later in the evening there may be live music. The website given is that of the residents association, but will give details of what is happening to the pop-up pub.
- Prince Of Wales
55 Hampstead Road
This small Victorian back street pub has a very attractive frontage. Standing proud at roof level is a large and colourful set of Prince of Wales's feathers. Inside is a single bar with the rear part of the pub being a small extension with darts and a television showing sport. There is a pair of boxing gloves signed by Henry Cooper at one end of the bar. This is very much a locals' pub. Outside drinking consists of a table at the front, which is used by smokers, with heaters and an awning available when the weather is bad. There is also a recently refurbished patio beer garden at the back, down some steps, with four tables plus a covered area with another couple of tables and some bench seating. There will be one or two guest beers, which change regularly and may feature local breweries. As well as darts there are some board games, dominoes and a juke box. Dogs are welcome, with a jar of biscuits for them on the bar, and there is free WiFi. There is a discount for CAMRA members.
- Queen's Head
This local, with its tile-hung exterior, is one of the most attractive in town. It dates from the 1780s and is a former coaching inn. There is a bar area at the front and a restaurant area at the back. The two guest beers are from the Fullers list. Following a major refurbishment in spring 2018 there is now more of a focus on food which is served 12-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-9:30 Friday and Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. A set menu is available during the week at lunch times, there is a specials board and home made cakes and scones are available. As well as a small outside seating area at the front there is a large garden at the back with disabled access from the alley that runs up the right hand side of the pub. The very limited parking is along the town side of the pub. There is a television for major terrestrial sporting events, dogs are welcome in the bar area and WiFi is available.
- Red Bar & Lounge
45 Dene Street
Renamed from Arty P's in March 2010, this smart pub was previously called JB's and was originally the Jolly Butchers. The guest beers are from micro breweries, often local. Additionally a cider may be sold on handpump in summer. Very good food is sold and there are specials along with a menu of grills, wraps, sandwiches (which are only available at lunchtimes), sharing platters, snacks and light meals. Food hours are 12-3 and 6-9:15 Monday to Friday, 12-9:30 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. There is live music every Saturday. WiFi is available and dogs are allowed. Outside is a paved garden which is closed during the winter, and at the front there is an awning for smokers and some parking spaces. A side room, leading into the garden, was added at the end of 2013 and may be hired for functions and parties. The pub is likely to close later on Sundays in the summer.
- Spotted Dog
42 South Street (A25)
Pub with a single L-shaped bar in two parts, separated by a step. At the front note the two large and attractive bow windows, one either side of the central door. The lower part has a wooden floor and leads to the garden which has a heated and covered smoking area on a decking area and steps leading down to the grass where there is some children's play equipment. The garden can also be accessed along the side of the pub, avoiding the steps. It gives impressive views towards Denbies vineyard and Ranmore Common and there may be BBQs on sunny summer Saturday evenings. Soup, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs are available 12-3 Monday to Saturday and pot meals are available 12-9:30 on the same days. Roasts are served 12-5 on Sundays. There are three TVs inside and one outside, which are usually used for sport on Sky and BT as well as terrestrial channels. The guest beer changes two or three times a month. Families are welcome until 7pm and darts is played. Live music is played on Sunday afternoons between May and September, in the garden weather permitting, and sometimes on weekend evenings. Dogs are welcome and there is free Wi-Fi.
- Star Inn
36 West Street (A25)
Dating from the early 19th century the pub is a small, attractively slate-hung pub. On Wednesday night customers bring their vinyl records along, Thursday night is open mic night for budding entertainers and the first Tuesday of the month is quiz night. The tables on the pavement outside catch the evening sun and give a good view of the passing traffic. The Star was a Friary Meux pub until its sale to Greene King in 1990 and the guest beer will be supplied by Greene King.
- Surrey Hills Brewery
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road
Surrey Hills brewery relocated from Shere to new premises at the back of the Denbies visitor centre at the end of June 2011. A custom built 30 barrel brewery has been installed, and is open for brewery trips and for the purchase of cask beer both for a pint to drink on the premises or to take away. In summer you can sit outside with your pint. The beer range will be increased with seasonal offerings, Gilt complex in summer and Albury Ruby in winter, plus Collusion when it is brewed. Closed Sunday.
- Surrey Yeoman
220-222 High Street (A25)
A former Friary Meux pub, the tile hung Surrey Yeoman features beams, carpets, tiles and floorboards in its various areas, which are to be found on various levels. The pub takes its name from the Earl of Rothes who was a colonel of the Surrey Yeomanry in the early part of the 19th century. The original pub was extended when it was converted into a Hogshead, and it was refurbished again when bought by Greene King, who sold it in 2017. It eventually reopened as a free house at the end of 2018. At the time of this survey it was not sure what changes. Food is available each day from 12-10.
- Watermill Inn
The Watermill is a large, single bar pub with several separate seating areas. The guest beers is usually from a larger brewer. There are a couple of log fires and candles on the tables. The pub is food orientated with meals available from 12-9:30 Monday to Saturday, and 12-9 Sunday. There is a specials board as well as a seasonally changing main menu. Four roasts replace the specials board menu until 6pm on Sundays. Outside there is a patio garden to the side and rear, from which there are lovely views across to Box Hill. Camra members get a 10% discount on real ales on production of a valid membership card.
- White Hart
5 Dene Street
Known locally as the Snakepit, this is a small but lively drinker's pub just off the High Street which has cellars built into local caves. Due to health and safety reasons these are no longer used to store beer but one can be seen behind a gate at the back of the covered smoking area behind the pub. There are two distinct areas on either side of a horseshoe shaped bar, one of which houses a pool table. Three big screen TVs show all major sporting events. The walls are decorated with old adverts including one which has sales details from 1849 describing the pub as having a good bar, tap room and parlour and also a well of fine spring water. The pub does not serve food but customers can bring their own, and tend to use either Subway at the end of Dene Street road or the fish and chip shop just down the road the other way, but ask first. Free WiFi available. The gents toilet is accessed through a police telephone box (like Dr Who's Tardis).
- White Horse Hotel
An historic old coaching inn in the town centre, a building has been on this site since at least 1278, when it was known as the Cross House. In those days it was owned by the Hospitallers, who were derived from the Templars (groups of knights linked with the Crusades). Most of the current hotel is 18th century with more modern additions; there are parts, however, that survive from the 15th and 16th centuries. Charles Dickens took up residency in the hotel whilst writing the Pickwick Papers. Branded as "The Dozen", the bar and restaurant, which are sited towards the back of the building, offers a good choice of food. It is also open for teas and snacks during the afternoon with full meals are served every lunchtime and evening. As well as the accommodation in the original building, there are two more modern "garden blocks", giving a total of 56 rooms.
- Betchworth Park Golf Club Reigate Road Dorking RH4 1NZ (01306) 882052
- Old House At Home
63 West Street
This friendly old inn is hidden away on the western side of the village, but is worth visiting for its unspoilt architecture and equally good beer and food. New licensees arrived in January 2017 and the pub has been tastefully refurbished, creating a brighter interior and more space for customers. The pub was originally a pair of Victorian cottages and is essentially one bar, with darts being played in a small room off to one side. The well-beamed lounge area features a real fire and is very cosy in winter. No piped music is played in the pub, although there is occasional live music Formerly a Friary Meux pub, it was bought by Shepherd Neame in 1991. Food is available 6-9 Tuesday, 12-3 and 6-9 Wednesday to Saturday and 12-4 Sunday.
44 Plough Road (B2028)
Traditional 18th century pub with low beams and a large inglenook fireplace. One side of the pub is run as a separate Thai restaurant, with meals available each day except Sunday. More traditional fare featuring seasonal produce is also available lunchtimes, with roasts on Sunday. Note that only Thai food is served on Monday. Outside there is a large garden where summer barbecues are held. Children are welcome and there are also facilities for the disabled. Occasional beer festivals are run and every now and again a live band performs.
- Royal Oak
57-61 High Street
Popular with locals for darts and pool, the pub does much charity work. The pub dates from the mid 19th century, and is known to have been tied to the Hope brewery of East Grinstead. A number of breweries have owned the Royal Oak since then including Dashwood of East Grinstead and the Southdown Brewery of Lewes. This company eventually fell to Tamplins of Brighton (which itself became part of the Watney empire). The pub was only licenced for the sale of beer and cider until 1949 when a full licence was given. Home made bar food is served 12-9 Monday to Saturday and from 12-6 Sunday when roasts are available. Live bands play on the last Saturday of the month.
- Old House At Home 63 West Street Dormansland RH7 6QP (01342) 836828
- Ewhurst Village Club
1a Ockley Road
Very good CIU affilliated village club which is situated a short distance from the village centre. The cosy bar has a pool table at one end, plus a screen for televised sport. Also here is a large Friary Meux sign. Upstais are two snooker tables. The car park is opposite the club and is the scene of an annual bonfire in November. Live music, normally a duo, performs in the bar once a month. The guest beer is often from a local brewery and tends to be on sale from Thursday to Saturday. The cider is sold from a bag in a box on the shelf behind the bar.
- Windmill Inn
Ride Way, Pitch Hill
This old pub used to be a smuggler's lookout and visiting it on clear day it is easy to see why. Although very much a restaurant, drinkers are welcome in the two small areas around the wooden floored bar. The further of these drinking areas has a TV in it. At the entrance to the bar area is a two sided fireplace in which a real fire burns on cold days. Two suits of armour guard over this area and beyond here is a conservatory, which features a rural themed mural. This area houses the restaurant and it is a real suntrap. It affords wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. An excellent menu is offered with a wide variety of fresh home-cooked dishes available. Food is available Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 3 and from 6:30-9, Saturdays from 12:30-4 and 6-9 and Sunday from 12-5, although the owners are very flexable with regards to serving outside of these hours. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the pub is the fantastic garden. This is multi-levelled, and good use has been made of decking and again there are superb views. There is a separate outside bar at a lower level, and a grill menu is served here in the summer. Live music plays on Sundays from 1-5. A guest beer is sold in summer; this is likely to be from one of the larger brewers.
- Ewhurst Village Club 1a Ockley Road Ewhurst GU6 7QJ (01483) 277300
- Farleigh Golf Club
The Nineteen at Farleigh bar and restaurant at this golf club is open to the public. Food is available all day and includes daily specials and choices from the grill, plus sandwiches and salads. Afternoon teas are also available. The bar is open for breakfast from 6 in the morning but is only licenced to sell alcohol from 7; closing time will depend on the time of year. There is a Sunday carvery. The golf club is situated in attractive countryside in the North Downs and is surrounded by public bridleways. A function room is available and camping is possible although access is only via bridleways.
- Harrow Inn
309 Farleigh Road
This pub comprises one main bar, from which lead several areas for eating and drinking, and has friendly and efficient staff. This Vintage Inn is heavily geared up as a food venue and there is an ancient flint barn attached to the main pub which is exclusively for diners. Nevertheless, it is an attractive building and inside there is a mix of flagstones, quarry tiles and wooden floorboards to complement the comfortable seating, with a huge outdoor area with tables at the front, including some with lit umbrellas, one of which is also heated, and a further area to the side, where there is no food service. Food is available from 12-10 Monday to Saturday and 12-9:30 Sunday. There is a separate children's menu and there is a quiz on the first Tuesday of the month. The guest beer is from an approved list and is usually from a smaller independent brewery.
- Farleigh Golf Club Farleigh Common Farleigh CR6 9PE (01883) 627711
- Star Inn
Serving food all day from 12-10 (12-9 Sunday), the 18th century Star has been greatly extended over the years. Although featuring fake timber, there are some genuinely old parts to the pub, but you have to hunt to find them. There is a more "public bar" area to the left of the main entrance. As well as comfortable seating there is a large fireplace here. Outside is a large terraced area which allows al fresco dining in the summer. The name of the pub comes from the badge of the Earls of Surrey and Sussex, as the border between the two counties, runs just a few feet to the south of the pub. The guest beer usually comes from one of the larger independent breweries. Full disabled facilities are available and children are welcome. There is a Premier Inn next door to this Chef & Brewer branded pub. Card-carrying CAMRA members get a 10% discount on cask beers. Dogs are permitted in the bar area if kept on a lead.
- Star Inn London Road Felbridge RH19 2QR (01342) 323239
- White Bear
A large, attractive Grade II listed 16th Century pub which started life at the right-hand end of a terrace and gradually expanded into successive adjoining cottages over the years. The building's evolution has led to a warren of interconnecting low-ceilinged rooms on different floor levels, three with real fires, and a couple of inglenooks; and all with much heavy antique furniture and fittings. Fittingly, given the building's age, two ghosts are said to haunt the pub. Note the two very attractive J. T Davies mirrors and also the coloured leaded lights in some windows. The pub is proud of its civilised atmosphere which it helps retain by a complete ban on electronic games, TV, sports etc, and with music kept to a discreet level. The origins of the stone bear at the front are unclear. One source has it that it arrived here from Piccadilly Circus; another says it replaced an earlier design in wood and is said to be around 200 years old. One thing is certain; it narrowly escaped being "kidnapped" by Polish pilots from Biggin Hill at the end of World War Two! The emphasis is very much on food, but no less welcoming for the casual drinker too. The pub is owned by Brakspeares and so there will be one or two of their beers on sale along with others from the Marstons portfolio. Note that the Pilgrim Surrey is sold as Fickleshole. Food is served 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday and 12-9:30 Friday and Saturday; on Sunday it is available 12-3:30 and 5:30-9. Views of planes taking of from Biggin Hill Airport can be had from the garden. Hard to find for the uninitiated but a pub well worth seeking out! As well as a large car park, there are secure storage facilities for bikes. Guest beers often come from the Titsey Brewery.
- White Bear Fairchildes Lane Fickleshole CR6 9PH (01959) 573166
- Forest Green
- Parrot Inn
Brunning and Price bought the lease and completely refurbished the pub in autumn 2018. This large rural pub is in a very attractive position overlooking the green and was a former Surrey Trust Company house. The name is thought to come from smuggling. The beamed area in front of the bar has some large flagstones on the floor and a large inglenook and some polished brass. There are a number of other areas around, all well furnished with floorboards and loose carpets. There is a mixture of arm chairs, dining chairs and bench seating. One end is reserved for dining but seating in the bar area and northern end is available for drinkers. Food is available From 12 noon every day until 9.30 (Mon-Thu), 10.00 (Fri & Sat) and 9 (Sun). Outside are large gardens with picnic tables. In addition to the beers listed, Brunning & Price Traditional (brewed by St Austell) is also served.
- Parrot Inn Horsham Road Forest Green RH5 5RZ (01306) 775790
- Bell Inn
128 High Street
This is the oldest pub in Godstone and dates from 1393, although it has been much modified over the years. As a coaching inn, this was where the travellers stayed, with the grooms and coachmen staying at the long gone Rose & Crown. The now blocked tunnels underneath the Bell, used to connect it to the White Hart up the road. Today the pub classifies itself as a gastro-pub, with most of the pub and the conservatory being restaurant areas laid for diners. There is a separate children's menu and food is served from 12-10:30 (9:30 Sunday). The drinkers area is as you come in from the car park and dogs are permitted in this area if kept on a lead. The guest beer changes every week or two. The Godstone Room is a private function room available if required.
- Flower Farm Tap
On Friday between 5 and 8 this becomes the Godstone Brewers Tap where two of their cask beers are sold. These can be from the core range or could be an experimental brew. Bottled beers are also available. In October 2016 Godstone Brewers started brewing in an outbuilding at Flower Farm (which had previously been used by the Oxted Brewery who are now in smaller premises in Oxted itself). The 16th century Shepherds Barn is also used for quarterly beer festivals which feature beer from other local brewers. See the website for details. Beer is available both from the brewery (casks and minipins) or from Flower Farm shop (bottles and kegs). Flower Farm shop is open each day from 9-6 and is just 200 yards from the brewery also offers light meals for sale. On this site there is also a butchery and so fresh meat is sold alongside items such as fresh eggs and vegetables. Please note that the brewery and the farm are separate businesses and so if wishing to contact the brewery directly, go via the website.
- Godstone Inn
Formerly the Godstone Hotel and Coach House restaurant, this is a hotel with restaurant with eight en-suite rooms. A wide range of food is available with an emphasis on vegan cuisine. There is s function room for hire. Drinkers are very welcome to use the newly built bar which has an above ground chilled cellar. A selection of beers from Tonbridge brewery is usually available.
- Hare & Hounds
Needles Bank, Bletchingley Road
Facing the village green from an elevated position, this 400 year old pub used to be part of the Westerham Brewery estate. The entrance opens on to the main drinking area with raised parts either end. The one to the left is where meals are mostly served, and has a large inglenook with a wood burning stove on one side. Food is served from 12-3 and 6-8 everyday. The key to the public disabled toilet is available from the pub.
- White Hart
71 High Street
A highwayman reputedly haunts this old well-beamed coaching inn, which is now owned by Marstons. There are unconfirmed reports that Queen Victoria stayed here on her way to Brighton. Underground tunnels connect the White Hart to the nearby Bell Inn and opposite the pub is the village green on which cricket is played in summer. The main menu is served in both the bar and the restaurant from 12 till 10 Monday to Saturday and 12 till 9:30 Sunday. Lighter snacks are also available until 3 during the week. There is a wood fired oven for pizzas and a charcoal oven for steaks. There are usually two or three beers available at the beginning of the week and three or four towards the weekend. Most of the beers are from the Marston's list, with Brakspear Bitter, Lancaster Bomber and Ringwood 49er often seen, but the local Godstone Pondtail is frequently available. The building is grade II listed and has an inglenook, a couple of wood burning stoves and a fire in the restaurant, although that is unlikely to be in use. There are two function rooms, one outside in old stables. The outside area is an enclosed courtyard with a large covered area which has lights and heating, but the cover can be drawn back. There is also a large circular table with a fire pit. There are disabled parking spaces and the disabled access is either through the restaurant entrance, if entering from the car park, or from the front. There are also baby change facilities.
- Bell Inn 128 High Street Godstone RH9 8DX (01883) 743216
50 Station Road
Situated on the A25 this is an excellent spot to break your journey. Dating from 1830, this former Surrey Trust Company pub stands on the banks of the Tillingbourne. There is a separate bar and a restaurant, which serves homemade food, cooked to order. This is available each day, from 12-9 Monday to Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. There is a single menu, supplemented by a specials board, which is available in either the bar or the restaurant. The pub was originally called God Encompasses, but over time this was shortened to the current, easier to pronounce name. Live music in the form of a duo (blues, rock or folk) is featured every Friday evening from 9pm. The garden is reached by a bridge over the stream. The resident ghost is of a girl in her twenties who drowned in the Tillingbourne after trying to escape a fire in the pub. Luckily she is friendly and is known to turn the pub taps on, and to skip across the water.
- Gomshall Mill
52 Station Road
Spanning the River Tillingbourne, this beautiful timber framed building dates back to the 17th century, although an earlier mill here was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Originally a flour mill, its restored water wheel forms a central feature of the restaurant. The bar is comfortably furnished and features an inglenook fireplace. Outside is an outdoor patio, landscaped gardens and children's play area. Food (sourced locally) is available all day (from 12 until 9 Sunday to Friday; 9.30 on Saturday). Previously a restaurant, a full licence was obtained in 2007. Four cask beers are sold, nearly all from microbreweries (from near and far), and these are constantly changing, although one pump usually serves one of the very local Tillingbourne brews. A house beer, Phoenix Brunning & Price Traditional is also sold. Real cider (usually Westons Old Rosie) is available.
- Gomshall Village Club
Village club with a pool table, two snooker tables and two dartboards. Sky Sports is shown and the club is host to various activities throughout the year with live bands playing on occasion. New members are welcome and visitors can sign in for a nominal fee.
- Compasses 50 Station Road Gomshall GU5 9LA (01483) 202506
- Holmbury St Mary
- Royal Oak
The Glade, Felday Road
Holmbury St Mary
In a beautiful setting by the picturesque church and village green, the 17th century Royal Oak is situated in the centre of the village, and is a lovely place to sit outside on a summer's day. The Felday Brewery is part of the pub, operating from a custom made brewery towards the car park. Legacy is their regular beer, Felday Hill Climb is also often available and there may also be a seasonal beer from them. There is a sixth handpump which is usually used for a real cider. There is a small entrance porch leading to a cosy bar where homemade meals are served from 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. At one end of the bar is an attractive fire. There is further dining space at the back up some stairs, which is sometimes used for functions, and leads into a patio garden at the back which can also be accessed from the car park. There is also a front garden and the pub is a popular destination with walkers and cyclists (for whom there is a lockable cycle rack) and dogs are welcome.
- Royal Oak The Glade, Felday Road Holmbury St Mary RH5 6PF (01306) 898010
- Black Horse
A large pub on the outskirts of Horley, the Black Horse has been well renovated and is now a popular dining pub. Originally a Friary Meux pub, then a free house, it was bought by Hall & Woodhouse in 1994. There is a mixture of tiled and wooden flooring throughout plus large solid tables to sit at. Although there is only one bright bar, there are a number of distinct areas in which to sit. Food is served each day and there are several blackboards around listing the daily specials. Food is served daily from 12-9 and the pub is a good stop on the way to Gatwick Airport. Note that the pub opens Monday to Saturday at 10:30 for coffee and cakes. Families are welcome until 10pm. Dogs are welcome and there is a jar of doggie treats on the bar for them. The guest beer will be a seasonal beer from Badger.
- Black Horse Reigate Road Hookwood RH6 0HU (01293) 773611
- Air Balloon
60 Brighton Road
The Air Balloon, which occupies a prime site on the main road, was originally built as the Thorns, later becoming the Game Bird. It re-opened under its current name in March 2003. Now aimed squarely at families, there nappy changing facilities inside. There is a carvery restaurant to the right hand side of the pub, but a sports bar to the left where there are TV screens and a pool table. Food is served all day from 11:30-9 Monday to Wednesday and from 11:30-10 Thursday to Saturday. On Sunday food hours are 11:30-9. The carvery is operational from 11:30-2:30 and 4:30-8 weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The pub has two gardens, one with children's play equipment and the other with a smoker's umbrella.
- Airport Inn
0871 221 0249
124 room hotel which is part of the Britannia Hotels Group. There are several meeting rooms available for hire. Harriet Bar is upstairs, adjacent to the restaurant, and it is a comfortable place to while away time. Food is served all day with last orders 9:45 in the restaurant with bar snacks also available. The real ale is very well kept. A sparkler is used on it (most guests staying the night are from the north of England), although this will be removed if requested. The guest beer is also from Dark Star.
- Albert Road Sports & Social Club
Members club just off the town centre.
Built as two cottages, the pub was opened as the Rainbow in 1954. It was renamed the Bull in the early 1990s after the then landlord, Fred Bull. Pub games enthusiasts can play pool and darts as well as dominoes and chess. There is a covered smokers' area, a children's play area in the garden and dogs are welcome in the pub. The pub also has fun days and occasional live music. The pub has Sky and BT sport and most major sport is shown.
Ladbroke Road, Langshott
Originally this was built as a farmhouse for Hewitt's farm in the 17th century, and the bar area of the pub dates from this time. The ghost of Mabel Hewitt is believed to haunt the pub. In the 1930s the solicitor who acted on behalf of Mrs Simpson lived here, and it is said that King Edward VIII's abdication papers were signed here. Willow trees from the area were used to make cricket bats sold under the Stuart Surridge name (he was an England cricketer who lived nearby). The building became a pub in October 1985 and boasts many original timbers and inglenooks. There is only one bar but this is divided into a number of areas. To the right of the bar is a dartboard. To the left, beyond the fireplace, is a more comfortable bar area. Locally sourced food is available every day from 12-9:30 (8 Sunday). Families are welcome in the pub until 9pm. The guest beers change frequently and tend to be from national and regional brewers. The piped music may be quite loud. Occasional live music in the bar, or outdoors during summer. The large garden has plenty of seating with play facilities for children.
- Fifty Four
54 High Street
A cafe which also serves as a micropub. Popular with cyclists. The opening hours are variable - if the concrete dog is outside then it's open. In the evening, look for the lights! The Pilgrim beers are served from casks on the bar. The hours shown are approximate. It is usually open weekday lunchtime and some other evenings in summer (mainly Wednesday to Saturday but this cannot be guaranteed). Facebook message them to check to save a journey, or if they are nearby they will open up specially for you.
88 Victoria Road
This attractive town centre pub dates from the 19th century. It has much external weatherboarding, and unsurprisingly is known locally as the Wooden Hut. It has been extended over the years resulting in a single bar with many nooks and crannies. There are nine TV screens including one outside at the back. Alfresco drinking is possible both to the rear and at the front of the pub. There are usually three guest beers, one of which is likely to be from Fullers and another from a local brewery such as Dorking or Pilgrim or the slightly further Lister's. One of the beers is likely to be under 4%, possibly Gales Seafarers Ale supplied by Fullers. The pub is licensed from 10am (11am on Sundays) but actually opens at 9am (10am on Sundays), and food is served from opening time until 9:30pm (8:30pm on Sundays). Free WiFi available. A selection of Lilley's ciders is sold. There are three dart boards, an inglenook, karaoke every Friday and either live music or a DJ monthly. Dogs are welcome and there is a baby change. Part of the bar can be used for functions.
- Horley & District Constitutional Club
1 Albert Road
Dating from 1961, this comfortable club has two full size snooker tables. Sky TV shows various sporting features. Food is available lunchtime Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 2:30.
- Jack Fairman
30 Victoria Road
This Wetherspoons pub opened on 12 February 2007. The pub is situated in the old Kwikfit tyre centre which used to be Fairman's Garage, a car showroom, and dates from 1933. Jack Fairman was an early motor racing driver who partnered Stirling Moss in several endurance events, and his history is told on the walls of the pub, which is to be found just off the town centre and close to the station. The single large room retains an Art Deco feel and despite the dark wood panelling feels light and airy. Wooden railings create partitions with fruit machines in an unobtrusive corner and TV screens on one wall showing sport but without sound. There is a small outside area for smokers. Three plasma screens show sport, and food is served all day. Outside is a small area for smokers. The four guest beers are often from local breweries.
- Jai Ho
263 Balcombe Road
Now part pub and part Indian restaurant, this building is over 300 years old. It was built from two cottages, and had its origins as a cider house. Originally the Coppingham Arms, this is now primarily an Indiann restaurant. However the small bar at the front still acts as the local and a pin of real ale is found at the back of the bar. Very high quality Indian food is served both in the restaurant and for take away.
- King's Head
63 Balcombe Road (B2036)
Large, comfortable pub at the junction between Balcombe Road and Smallfield Road. Inside, everything has been knocked through to leave a U shaped room with the bar forming an L shape in the middle. There is darts to the right and comfortable chairs and sofas to the left. Parts of the original interior were panelled but these have now been painted. Outside there is a large beer garden to the rear with a lit and heated smoker's umbrella with three tables under it, while there are half a dozen tables to the front for those who like to drink on the street. The guest beers are usually from the major brewers. Food is served from 11-10 each day. Sky is available and there is Karaoke on Fridays, live music on Saturdays and a quiz on Sundays. Dogs on a lead are welcome. Disabled customers will find entering easier from the car park entrance. A selection of Lilley's ciders are sold.
- Olde Six Bells
Dating from 1403, this pub has valid claims to be one of Britain's oldest. This pub rests on wooden piles, some of which date from the year 827. Most of the pub is 16th century, however, but there are stone flags, some very low beams, and a welcoming inglenook fireplace. The pub is listed, as is the barn next to it. This is today the cellar for the bar. The pub rambles over two floors and there are many nooks and crannies in which to sit in comfort. The seating area upstairs is just used as an overflow area when busy but as there are toilets upstairs access is available. A queen post is used to hold the roof up on the upper level - apparently only one other pub in England has this feature. The guest beer, from a list supplied by the pub company, changes frequently and Adnams Ghost Ship, Brains Rev James and St Austell Proper Job are often seen. Food is available every day from 12-9:30 and a separate children's menu is available. The pub is to be found at the bottom of Church Road and the garden stretches down to the River Mole, although this is fenced off. Camra members receive a discount of 20p on a pint of cask ale on production of their membership card.
42 High Street
This one bar former King & Barnes pub was named the Gatwick after the long gone Gatwick Racecourse. However the name was confusingly changed in March 2014 to the Airfield Tavern. It is now just called the Tavern. The bar has a raised area towards the front and has wooden floors throughout - this latter feature tends to make the pub very noisy. There is a pool table in front of the bar, and on Friday nights there is karaoke, with a live band on Saturday. Food is available Monday to Friday from 12-2:30 and 5-9:15. The garden has a lit and heated smoker's umbrella over four tables. Some terrestrial sport is shown. The guest beer may be something unusual for the area.
- Air Balloon 60 Brighton Road Horley RH6 7HE (01293) 820188
- Horne Park Golf
Croydon Barn Lane
Traditional clubhouse bar which acts as a local as well as the 19th hole. A good choice of hot and cold food is served at lunchtimes with a number of daily specials chalked up on the blackboard. Food is available from 8-3 each day. Pleasant views across the golf course can be had from the patio. The Whitstable Bay is only available in the summer.
- Jolly Farmer
This 270 year old pub has an open fire at one end and a wood-burning stove at the other. To the right of the bar is a more public bar section with brick floor and a dartboard and TV. To the left, down a step, is a pool table and another TV. Terrestrial sport is currently available on the TVs but this might be extended to Sky or BT later. Years ago the pub was used for the registry of births, marriages and deaths, and later it became a bakery. The pub reopened in February 2017 and the restaurant has been redecorated and has an open fire at one end. It is available for functions and should be fully operational as a restaurant by the end of summer 2017. Food is currently available in the bar 12-3 and 5-8:30 Monday to Friday, 12-8:30 Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. The layout has changed over the years as can be seen from the glass windows either side of the front entrance, one of which says public bar, the other parlour. The pub is home to various car clubs and WiFi is available. There is monthly live music. There is a smoking hut in the garden. The pub may occasionally close at 10:30 on Monday and Tuesday if there is no custom.
- Horne Park Golf Croydon Barn Lane Horne RH9 8JP (01342) 844443
- Hurst Green
Holland Road, Holland
Originally three cottages, the Diamond was named after Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. This dog friendly pub was called the Kingsman for a couple of years from 1992, but this proved unpopular with locals and the original name was restored. There is a welcoming log fire in the centre of the bar area, with a separate room for darts at one end and a larger area used as a restaurant for the good value food which is served here. The pub was extensively refurbished in 2006 by previous owners and changed hands again in late 2011. Food is served 12-3 & 6-9 Wednesday to Saturday and 12-5 on Sundays, when the roast dinners are very popular. Local produce is used as far as possible. The guest beer is usually from a national brewer. Outside is a covered and heated smoking area. The Quiz Night is held on the first Friday evening of each month and is a popular feature.
- Diamond Holland Road, Holland Hurst Green RH8 9BQ (01883) 716040
- Kingswood Arms
This huge mock-Tudor pile was built around 1900 as the Station Hotel to serve the adjacent Kingswood Station on the Tattenham Corner branch. By the mid-60s it had become the Pigeon Pair and assumed its present title in the 1980s. Over the years, exposed brick has given way to painted render, whilst the amount of first floor black and white facing has grown. Colourful flower baskets adorn the front and there is a pleasant garden at the back. To the front of the interior is the main wood-beamed drinking bar. Artefacts around include old agricultural and engineering implements. A separate area known as the "Study" is available for hire, whilst to the right is a very large conservatory extension, capable of accommodating 120 diners. Food is served until 9:30pm all week (there may occasionally be a short break between Sunday lunch and evening food if it has been very busy). The pub was winner of the 1983 Evening Standard Pub of the Year Award and a plaque outside commemorates this achievement. The Kingswood Arms Golfing Society gathers here. There is a well stocked trophy cabinet and winners' board in the bar. The pub was bought by Fullers although it is not branded as such early 2012, and there will be one of their seasonal beers plus a guest beer supplied by the brewery on sale, changing every two weeks.
- Kingswood Arms Waterhouse Lane Kingswood KT20 6EB (01737) 354053
Set in an attractive position opposite the church, the Plough has two contrasting bars. The weatherboarded part to the right of the pub is the oldest. This dates from the 15th century and contains some low beams (some are padded!) and is now the pub lounge and restaurant. The cosy and well-used public bar is a Victorian addition, An alcove of this is where darts is played. A number of board games are available - just ask at the bar. A wide variety of home made food is served, including a number of daily specials. Food is served all day from 12-10 Monday to Saturday and from 12-9:30 on Sunday. Outside is a small patio garden. The guest beer will be a seasonal beer from Badger.
- Seven Stars
Bunce Common Road, Dawes Green
This very attractive two bar tile-hung inn has been a pub since at least 1637. Evidence of this can be found in the saloon bar where part of the wall, covered by glass for protection, has written on it "Gentlemen, you are welcome to sit at your ease, pay what you call for and drink what you please", William Eades, 1637. It is rumoured that the Seven Stars was mentioned by Ben Johnson, the first Poet Laureate, who is said to have lived for a while at nearby Swaynes Farm. As Ben Johnson died in 1637, this would make the pub even older. The original pub was just the small top part of the bar, and the original entrance can be seen from the front of the building by the painted central door. Externally the pub is covered in hanging baskets and window boxes and there are extensive gardens to the rear and front. The saloon bar, which is dog friendly, is split level with a large inglenook at one end and a log burning stove at the other. The lounge bar was rebuilt in 1995 using 17th century oak timbers and contains some very low beams. This bar contains the restaurant and is almost exclusively used by diners although there are a couple of sofas for drinkers. All the food is home cooked and there are a number of daily specials available. Food is served 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Friday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 Sunday.
- Plough Church Road Leigh RH2 8NJ (01306) 611348
- Bull Inn
High Street (B269)
Situated in the centre of the village, this Grade II listed, 16th Century pub was once a coaching inn. Since 2009, it has been a free house and after a community-led buy-out and a brief closure, reopened on 1st November 2018. There are three separate rooms, one of which is used for dining, but drinkers are equally welcome and there is plenty of room for them. Food is served 12-3 and 6-9.30 Tuesday to Thursday; 12-3 and 6-10 Friday and Saturday and from 12-5.30 on Sunday. The pub concentrates on local produce as much as possible. There is a former Grainstore attached to the pub, which can be used as a function room, when the pub was renovated, the old bar was moved into it. There are also two rooms upstairs which can be hired for meetings and private functions. Outside is a decked area which has heated umbrellas. Dogs are welcome on a lead in the pub until 6pm. Note that the pub is closed Mondays.
- Bull Inn High Street (B269) Limpsfield RH8 0DR (01883) 713469
- Limpsfield Chart
- Carpenter's Arms
12 Tally Road
Having been acquired by Westerham Brewery as their second tied house during the Summer of 2011, the pub was totally refurbished in March 2012. The L-shaped bar has parquet flooring and there is ample room for drinkers and diners. One side of the bar retains a dartboard plus a rare snakes & ladders table. This dog-friendly pub is popular as being a meeting place for locals and it's position on the National Trust's Limpsfield Common means that it is popular with walkers and horse riders. Quiz nights on the first Sunday of the month, with music nights on the other Sundays. Food is served 12-2:30 & 6-9 Monday to Friday, 12-9 on Saturdays (with a reduced menu between 3-6) and 12-4 on Sundays. Imported German and Belgian draught beers are also available. There is a large covered area at the side of the pub for smokers. Look for the pub sign at the end of Tally Road on the main road. Two Westerham Brewery seasonal beers are sold. The pub also opens from 9am Wednesday to Friday for coffee. There is also a separate function room.
- Carpenter's Arms 12 Tally Road Limpsfield Chart RH8 0TG (01883) 722209
- Greyhound Inn
Plaistow Street (B2028)
Dating from 1584, this old pub is reputedly haunted. The one bar area has bare wooden floors and pine furniture with darts being played in one area. Traditional home made food is sold each lunchtime from 12-3 (not Sunday) and breakfasts are available from 9. There used to be a tunnel connecting the pub to the church. The pub was bought by Young's in 2006. The pub has darts and a pool table (plus a second pool table outside for children). There are usually two beer from the Young's portfolio in addition to the bitter on sale. Live music is played the last Friday of the month.
- Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel
This 116 bedroom hotel opened in 2010 and is situated right next to (an overlooking) the racecourse. Real ale (often from Upham) is available in the Cyprium Grill, which is an open area next to reception, and is by the Cyprium Restaurant. Food is available in the restaurant and not the bar. Note that the bar is only open to hotel guests on race days
- Star Inn
The original pub was in a building opposite (now Church House). The current pub was built in 1938 with the licence transferring from the original pub, and is to be found away from the main road in an attractive area close to the parish church. Old photographs show that the original pub (which dated frorm the 16th century in parts) used to be owned by Kelseys of Tunbridge Wells, a brewery that closed in 1956. Kelseys originally took over the pub in June 1873 for the sum of 1,300 pounds. Today the pub comprises a single L-shaped bar where a real fire burns in winter. Sky Sports is shown in one end of the pub. At the other is the Garden Room which can be hired for functions. All food is prepared on the premises and is served 12-9 daily. Accommodation comprises of twelve en-suite double rooms. The beer range changes from time to time - the guest beers often include Long Man and Otter. There is acoustic music on Saturday nights. Games such as dominoes can be played with giant Jenga being found in the garden.
- Greyhound Inn Plaistow Street (B2028) Lingfield RH7 6AU (01342) 832147
- Lower Kingswood
- Kingswood Village Club
9 Brighton Road
Very friendly village club which offers a full programme of events including Saturday night discos/music nights (for which there is a small charge). See the website for details. Pool and darts are played, and there is a separate function room available for hire. Two handpumps dispense very good beer; both will be from Pilgrim brewery. Well worth a visit - show your Camra membership card to gain admission, or even better, become a member. Camra East & Mid Surrey Club of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- Lower Kingswood Social Club
29-31 Buckland Road
CIU affilliated club with two bars. Sky Sports is shown and there is also pool, darts and table tennis played. Live music is played monthly.
- Kingswood Village Club 9 Brighton Road Lower Kingswood KT20 6SZ (01737) 832082
42 High Street (A23)
Imposing multi-balconied and half-timbered edifice which displays much evidence of the arts and crafts movement. Although the multitude of tiny wood-framed ground floor windows with their circular dimples seem in keeping with the architecture, two attractive frosted and etched door windows (one exterior, one interior) depicting the Prince of Wales's feathers hint at the existence of an earlier scheme. Other stained and leaded examples on the north side suggest a later extension has been incorporated into the pub proper. Though internal divisions have long-gone, careful retention and modification of the original heavy wooden bar, plus differing styles of decor, help divide the pub up into distinctive areas. The mix of contemporary and original seems to work well here and appears popular with young and old alike. Other features worthy of note are a superb mirror, plus a large number of small cast-iron fireplaces which "shout" Art Nouveau! Three ales are sold at any one time from the range of five above (although very occasionally a guest beer may arrive). Families are welcome before 6pm. Food is served 12-3 and 6-9:30 Monday to Thursday and 12-10 Friday and Saturday and 12-9 Sunday.
- Merstham Village Club
Station Road North
Large village club. Card carrying Camra members admitted. Sport is shown on big screen TVs, and snooker and darts are played. There is usually live entertainment on Saturday nights.
- Feathers 42 High Street (A23) Merstham RH1 3EA (01737) 645643
A little gem of a pub, well off the beaten track, situated on the edge of Walton Heath amidst excellent walking and horse riding country. Parts of the pub date from the 16th century, although most of the current building is of later construction possibly early Victorian. There is an attractive tiled portico running the length of the frontage with bench seating to keep the rain off which can be used by smokers. It was built as a lodge on Royal hunting grounds and would almost certainly have been used by Henry VIII and his entourage. Today it is a cosy and welcoming split-levelled one bar establishment with a 60 seat restaurant serving good and interesting food which can be split into two by a screen so that the back part can be used as a function room. At times, especially warm weekends, it can get very busy, with an eclectic mix of walkers, cyclists, dedicated drinkers, diners, etc... yet at other times, it will be very quiet with a loyal band of regulars propping up the bar and soaking up the atmosphere along with the fine ale. There is a garden to the side as well as tables at the front. Food is served 12-10 Monday to Saturday, and from 12-8:30ish on Sunday. The guests come from a mixture of large and small brewers and may be local, so you may see anything from Greene King, Fuller's, Otter and Wychwood to Hogs Back and Clarence & Fredericks represented on the bar. There is a real fire by the entrance to the restaurant from the pub and dogs are welcome in the bar. Newspapers and WiFi are available. This is not an easy pub to find but we recommend you make the effort.
- Sportsman Mogador Road Mogador KT20 7ES (01737) 246655
- Well House Inn
A rural gem nestled away in attractive countryside down a narrow lane, yet surprisingly not far from the M25 and the towns of Reigate and Coulsdon. The building dates from at least the 16th century and is Grade II listed. Look out for the ghost of Harry the monk. In the garden is St Margaret's Well or Mag's Well which is reputedly mentioned in the Domesday Book, and gives the area its name. There are two bars and a restaurant, each with its own log fire, and a conservatory at the rear. In the summer there may be an outside bar in the garden. The main bar has many tankards hanging from the beams. Food is served 12-8:45 Monday to Saturday and 12-7:45 Sunday. There is a children's menu, roasts on Sundays and steak deals on Mondays. Tuesday is quiz night and there is very occasional live music. Dogs are welcome in the two bars and most of the garden area and the pub is on the Millennium Trail. Free WiFi is available and there is a dart board and some games are available in the snug bar to the left bar.
- Well House Inn Chipstead Lane Mugswell CR5 3SQ (01737) 830640
- Peacock Lodge
This single bar, food orientated pub, closed in September 2018. Branded a Fayre & Square pub, it was popular with families. The pub reopened in January 2019 and serves food all day with a mixture of traditional pub meals plus some Indian dishes.
- Wiremill Inn
Wire Mill Lane
This split-level pub is found down a track off the A22 (there is a pub sign at the end of the track on the main road). It was originally built as a forge and hammer mill in 1561 later becoming a wire and nail mill and is reputed to have supplied these items for St Paul's Cathedral in London. In addition, bronze cannons were produced, and in the 17th century it was a flour mill. Since then the building has been used as a women's refuge and a place for members of the RAF to stay in the World Wars. Today the pub overlooks a lake used by a water skiing club and there is a patio with tables outside by the water. Inside there are three levels with tables, all of which can be used by drinkers and diners, and it is reputedly haunted by Phil, see board by the top entrance. Food is a feature at this pub, with all food being home made and ingredients being bought locally where possible. The pub opens at 9am for breakfast, which is served till 11.30am, then the main menu starts at midday and is served all day until 9.45pm. Although the pub mainly opens for breakfast at 9am it is licensed from this time so it is possible to just go in for a drink. There are usually three guest beers, two from the Charles Wells list and one from Westerham. The pub may occasionally shut early on a winter's evening if there are no customers, but you are likely to find it bursting at the seams on sunny weekend lunchtimes in the summer. There are occasional live music nights. The accommodation consists of six en-suite boutique rooms.
- Peacock Lodge Eastbourne Road Newchapel RH7 6HL (01342) 457110
- Six Bells
Dating in parts from the 17th century, this dog friendly pub is to be found opposite the village church. Originally built as two cottages, the pub has been extended over the years. The pub was called the Five Bells, but when the church bells were recast in 1803 and six bells installed instead, the pub changed its name. At the end of the 19th century, the last Manorial Courts of Cudworth met in the Six Bells. The interior rambles around the bar to provide a number of cosy areas on different levels. There is a small area down from the bar facing the church which is known as the Belfry Bar and further away, down a few steps to the left of the bar is a tile-floored area with an inglenook fireplace. The pub does have a second fireplace, but this is still hidden behind boards. The main bar area has floorboards and beams. At the rear is a dining room (although food can be eaten in the other areas of the pub); very good homemade food is served 12-3 Monday, 12-3 and 6-9 Tuesday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. Outside there are tables to the front and side and a large garden with children's play equipment to the rear.
- Surrey Oaks
Parkgate Road, Parkgate
The Soaks is a great supporter of micro-breweries from both near and far. Four guest cask beers are available and these are constantly changing. A dark beer is always available plus around a dozen ciders and a perry are sold direct from the cellar. Further variety is provided by twelve keg beers sold from a beer-wall. An extremely popular beer festival in a marquee takes place over the Late May and the August Bank Holiday when around 100 beers and ciders are available over the weekend. A variety of live music is played outside throughout these weekends. The building itself dates in part from the 16th century, but only became a pub in 1850 having previously been a wheelwright's cottage. Internally there are a number of distinct drinking areas. The main drinking area is a low-beamed flagstone bar which has a large inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove, and low beams covered in pumpclips. Another room is to be found near the car park entrance and this is usually a little quieter. This room can be curtained off for meetings. At the front of the pub is another small bar, again complete with real fire. This bar leads to the Georgian restaurant where excellent food is served 12-9 Monday to Friday and 9-9 weekends. A variety of food is served from an open kitchen. A small standard menu is supplemented by daily additions such as local game and fresh fish. A wood fired oven is used for bread and pizzas - the latter cooked to order with a choice of 12 toppings. These are rustic and so don't expect them to necessarily be round! A choice of roasts is available on Sunday, on sale until they run out. To the side and rear is the very large garden where there are three boules pistes in one corner, and these are a hive of activity on sunny Sundays. There is also a children's play area. East & Mid Surrey Pub of the Year 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018, 2019 and 2020. Camra Surrey Pub of the Year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018; Regional Pub of the Year 2006, 2014 and 2018.
- Six Bells Village Street Newdigate RH5 5DH (01306) 631276
- North Holmwood
- North Holmwood Social Club
Modern club situated just outside the village on the road past the church and amid very attractive countryside. The club is home to active cricket and stoolball teams.
- North Holmwood Social Club Inholms Lane North Holmwood RH5 4JH (01306) 889764
- Norwood Hill
- Fox Revived
After the Fox burnt down just before the First World War, a new pub was built close by, hence the name of the Fox Revived. At this time it was owned by local brewers Mellersh & Neale, who eventually became Allied Breweries trading under the name of Friary Meux. The pub has been greatly extended by its new owners Brunning & Price and was re-opened in March 2017. It is very popular for its home-cooked food this is sold from 12-9:30 Monday to Thursday, 12-10 Friday and Saturday and 12-9 Sunday. Pastries and croissants are sold each day from opening until noon. Outside is an excellent garden containing fruit trees, and there are good views towards Betchworth and the North Downs. The beer range always includes beer from local brewers such as Surrey Hills and Tillingbourne along with the house beer which is brewed by St Austell.
- Fox Revived Norwood Hill Norwood Hill RH6 0ET (01293) 229270
- Queen's Head
13 High Street
The pub is on split levels with a few steps leading up from the bare floorboards of the central bar area to the carpeted restaurant. Darts is available on the right of the main bar area and dogs are welcome in the bar. The building is one of the oldest in the village and a recent survey dated some of the wood to a market hall existing from 1505. The oak tree in the car park was planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1877 and the trough outside commemorates horses that died in the Boer war. The menu is traditional British and is served from 12-3 and 5:30-9 during the week, 12-9 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. On Wednesday night there is a quiz. Beer is from the Greene King range.
- Queen's Head 13 High Street Nutfield RH1 4HH (01737) 823615
- Nutfield Marsh
- Inn On The Pond
Nutfield Marsh Road
Situated in the little hamlet of Nutfield Marsh, in an area of the Holmesdale Valley where the quarrying of Fullers Earth was once the major source of industry, this attractive large white-painted building faces a cricket pitch and eponymous pond which dates back to 1603 and which was opened by David Bellamy after being cleaned in 1989. Parts of the grade II listed building date back to 1650 and it has been a cottage, lampshade factory, tannery, guest house and the Lancelyn Club before becoming a pub in 1988. There are plenty of wooden beams, a real fire, log burning stove and low ceilings in the front drinking areas, whilst at the rear there is a popular restaurant on a higher level and a small dining area off the front bar. There is extensive outdoor seating in the pleasant garden, ideal for watching the cricket in the summer months. Food is served Monday to Thursday 12-3 and 6-9; Friday and Saturday 12-3 and 6-9:30 and Sunday 12-6 and since the new lessees took over in June 2018 there has been a focus on using local produce. The children's menu offers a wider choice than most places, with five starters and eleven main courses. In January 2015 the pub was sold to Shepherd Neame and there will be two or three guest beers from their portfolio with Whitstable Bay Pale Ale and Spitfire Gold often featuring. Free WiFi is available, dogs are welcome and there is a monthly quiz with a meal.
- Inn On The Pond Nutfield Marsh Road Nutfield Marsh RH1 4EU (01737) 643000
- Cricketers Arms
This is an attractive 15th century pub that has a huge inglenook fireplace and large flagstones and polished brass on the beams. To the left of the fireplace, by the outside wall, is a gurning ring. To the right of the bar, down a few steps, is a small games area with a dartboard. There is a quiz every Thursday and also monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Food is served 12-2 and 7-9 Monday to Saturday, but not on Wednesday evening when the pub is shut, and 12-6 Sunday. Food is also available for takeaway. The pub may open earlier by prior arrangement and may open later if there is sufficient trade. Children are welcome if sat at a table away from the bar. There is a function room to the side and a pond in the garden has several large fish.
- Gatton Manor
The Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant is situated between the car park and the main hotel and is open to the public from 6:30am, although alcohol is only served from midday. It is attached to an 18th century 18-room hotel that used to be part of the Albury Estate which sits in 200 acres of land and contains an 18-hole golf course that crosses the River Arun on several occasions. Food is available from 6:30am till 9pm. The venue also hosts functions. The guest beer is only available in the summer.
- Inn on the Green
Formerly the Red Lion, this large pub dates in parts from the 15th century, although several extensions hide the antiquity very well. The front part of the bar is decorated with cricketing prints, and to the left of this is a games room with pool and bar billiards. A raised area to the right of the bar can be used by families. By ducking under a well disguised beam the bar opens out to an area with comfy sofas, and there is a more contemporary feel to this part of the pub. This area is a more modern addition, being 17th century, and has an impressive fireplace. Beyond this is a large restaurant, with a large conservatory along one side which looks out over the large enclosed rear garden where there is a play area for children. The menu features traditional home cooked English food with only fresh ingredients being used, sourced locally where possible. Food is served from 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-6 Sundays. Three beers are available and these will be from local breweries, one of which will usually be from Surrey Hills. Six en-suite bedrooms are available for letting (four double and two singles) and functions can be booked in the pub and restaurant. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
- Cricketers Arms Stane Street Ockley RH5 5TP (01306) 627205
- Okewood Hill
Oakwood Hill Lane
This is an attractive tile hung building with a large brick inglenook covered in horse brasses in the flag stoned lounge which is popular with walkers and cyclists. In total there are three separate drinking and eating areas on the ground floor. The one to the right of the central bar is the public bar and has some very comfortable seating in it and the one to the left is a restaurant area laid for eating. Parts of the building date from 14th century, although most is newer. There is also a room upstairs which can be used for meetings, functions and as an overflow eating or drinking area if the pub is busy. Previously a freehouse, Hall & Woodhouse bought the pub in 1991, it was then sold back to the free trade and is now again a family run freehouse rather than part of a small chain. There are usually two guest beers, one of which is often from Dartmoor, with Jail Ale being a favourite of several locals, and guests are likely to come from either a local brewery or a medium sized independent such as Hogs Back, Ringwood or Timothy Taylor. Food is served from 12-2:30 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. The main menu is supplemented by an extra a la carte menu on Thursday to Friday and there are popular roasts on a Sunday. There is a children's menu, a meal deal on Monday and a half price steak deal on Wednesday. Dogs and children (till 9pm) are welcome and WiFi is available. There are monthly music and general knowledge quizzes.
- Punchbowl Oakwood Hill Lane Okewood Hill RH5 5PU (01306) 627249
- Bell Inn
Dating from 1635, this well-beamed pub was previously a coaching stop on the route from London to Brighton, and the former stables now house the pub's toilets. Until a few years ago there was a hanging tree in the garden that was reputedly used for despatching witches! The bell from which the pub takes its name is displayed by the front door. It is said to have been made from melted down ships' cannons from the time of Charles II and weighs around a quarter of a ton. Fuller's bought the pub in the autumn of 2004 and sympathetically refurbished it, opening out a fine inglenook fireplace which now boasts a cosy log fire. The bar area has wooden floors covered in rugs and solid wooden tables throughout. Although the emphasis is definitely on food, with a restaurant area at the side, the Bell provides a welcoming stop for drinkers also, with WiFi available, and dogs are welcome in the bar. A wide variety of food is available during the week from 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 12-3 and 6-9.30 Friday and Saturday and 12-8 Sunday. There will always be a number of fresh fish specials. Although there is only one bar, there are a number of separate drinking and dining areas around and there are fortnightly quiz nights. The third beer will be from the Fuller's range. Outside the back door is a covered area with heaters and lighting for the use of smokers.
- Dog & Duck
Prince Of Wales Road
This friendly and comfortable rural pub used to called the Prince of Wales (the address does rather give this away). On entering you are in a well-beamed bar which has a dart board and a double-sided fireplace, complete with woodburning stoves. Further on from the bar is a restaurant area which can be hired for functions. It has a large wooden floored area and is divided into two parts by a chimney and a stove (the chimney is blocked so that stove cannot be used). The old game of ring the bull can be played in the bar and there are a couple of TV screens for terrestrial sport. Outside at the back, overlooking a pond, is an outdoor drinking area with a bar, which is used on nice summer weekends, and a children's play area and a table tennis table. There are further outside tables at the side and in front. Homemade food is served from 12-3 and 5-8:30 Monday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. Cyclists and dogs are welcome. Children are welcome till 8:30, after that they must either be at a function or eating with an adult. Baby changing facilities are available at the rear of the pub and free WiFi is available. The pub may shut after food finishes if the pub is very quiet.
- Bell Inn Outwood Lane Outwood RH1 5PN (01342) 842989
- Crown Inn
53 High Street, Old Oxted
Dating from the 17th century, the Crown was extended in the 1800s when it also incorporated an old brewery. A woman, perhaps a former landlady, reputedly haunts the pub and a ghostly man has also been seen. There are bars on two levels, the lower one being more traditional and contains a log fire. The bars operate different hours, so check the other bar if the pub appears closed! The pub name comes from it being on the crown of a hill and the pub has a number of attractive features including different shaped windows and Victorian wooden panelling. A number of board games can be played including chess, draughts, dominoes, Jenga and backgammon. Home-cooked food is served from 12-3 and 7-9 Tuesday to Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. The pub is family orientated with children welcome inside if under supervision. Outside is a good garden with a children's play area. The three guest beers come from local breweries.
- George Inn
52 High Street, Old Oxted
This 500 year-old pub became free of tie in July 2018 and has been well refurbished throughout and is both elegant and contemporary. To the left of the bar is a restaurant area, which can be booked for functions, with some sofas for a pre-meal drink; the room to the right is split by a real fire. Good quality meals are served in the bar and restaurant 12-3, 6-9.30 Tuesday to Friday, 12-10 Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. Outside there is a decked area for drinking. The guest beers sometimes feature one rarely seen in the area. A selection of cocktails are available, with special offers 5.30-7 Tues-Sat. Dogs are welcome in the bar. There is live jazz music once a month. A small selection of board games are available. Note that the pub is closed on Monday.
- Hop Stop
121 Station Road East
This excellent real ale off licence is handily placed just one minute walk from Oxted Station. Between two and four beers are served from the cask (the larger number is to be found at the end of the week). There are also two beers served from keycasks. The beers change frequently but will usually include a local beer. Also available is a good number of quality bottled and canned beers. Several are from the UK but expect to find others from the USA, New Zealand and Europe. Well worth a visit when in Oxted.
- Old Bell
68 High Street, Old Oxted
Extended in 2002, the Old Bell is a traditional pub dating from the 15th century and is one of the Chef & Brewer chain. It is furnished with traditional old world fittings and is now a comfortable pub with three log fires. Snacks are available Monday to Saturday until 4pm, with restaurant meals sold all day every day with the pub opening at 11am for soft drinks and food. A children's menu is also available. Four beers are sold; these are usually national brands but may include a Westerham beer from time to time. A female ghost lights candles when the pub is closed. Outside a covered, lit and heated smoking area.
- Oxted Inn
Units 1-4 Hoskins Walk, Station Road West
This small purpose-built Wetherspoon's pub was opened on 3 July 1997 on the site of a former builders' merchant. It is less than one minute's walk from Oxted station. Oxted is on the Greenwich meridian and the pub is decorated with over 20 working clocks, showing the time in London, and other places such as Cairo, Nairobi, Tehran, Calcutta, Sydney, and Anchorage. Also, the pub, which is the only one in the new part of town, is decorated with many local photos from the 1905-1910 era, including the George Inn (Crowleys Ale), Old Bell (the sign being in the shape of a large bell), Crown and local shops and roads. Other displays give historical information about the area including one about industrial unrest caused by the importation of labour from Belgium to speed up construction of Oxted tunnel. There are televisions around but the sound is usually turned off. Food is served all day from 8 in the morning until 11 at night, although alcohol is not available until 9am. There is an outside veranda for smokers.
- Oxted Royal British Legion Club
42 Church Lane
Well supported club in an attractive position overlooking Master Park, just away from the town centre. The clubhouse was built in 1921 following a donation and has alway been a Royal British Legion. The very comfortable front bar has leaded windows with bench seating around them, and there are many military plaques around the walls. There is a dartboard to one side. At the rear of the bar is a larger room which has a wooden floored games area at the back where there are two snnoker and one pool table. There are also two dartboards. A glass cabinet by the bar is full of cups and plates for varying sporting competitions. Two cask beers are sold (this may go down to one beer in winter), usually including Fullers London Pride. Non members can easily be signed in as long as they make a small charitable donation.
- Wheatsheaf Inn
9-11 High Street, Old Oxted
A former watermill, the Wheatsheaf is a friendly local, and is found at the bottom of the historic high street. It has three large plasma screens for Sky Sports and BT Sports. The interior was completely redecorated in 2007 and has a warm atmosphere. To the rear is a pleasant riverside garden to relax in. Children are welcome in the pub until 8pm. The guest beer may be from a local or national brewery and the pub runs occasional beer festivals. There is often live music on a Saturday night.
- Crown Inn 53 High Street, Old Oxted Oxted RH8 9LN (01883) 717853
- Hurtwood Inn
In the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills, the Hurtwood Inn operates as a rest for cyclists and walkers as well as the village local. Please note that ramblers should remove their muddy boots before entering. Up to two guest beers are available, mainly from micro-breweries. The current bar is of a bright contemporary design with a modern inglenook fireplace. There is a variety of seating ranging from plush sofas to bar stools as well as tables and chairs. Since mid-June 2014, the bar and restaurant have been let to Italian tenants. Unsurprisingly, Italian cuisine, which is of excellent quality, features heavily on the menu. Food is servedMonday to Friday 12-2:30 and 6-9:30 Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. The accommodation is now run separately as the Hurtwood Hotel (tel 01306 730514, web site www.hurtwoodhotel.co.uk). The building was put up in 1920 on the site of an old off-licence that was due to be sold at auction. Locals were so worried that they would have nowhere to buy their beer that they persuaded the Surrey Public House Trust Company to build a hotel. The name, which is also the name of the hundreds of acres of surrounding woodland, came from the whortleberries or "hurts" that grew locally. The whole establishment closed completely in November 2013. During the first part of 2014, the bar part was operated on a community basis as the Peaslake Pub.
- Hurtwood Inn Walking Bottom Peaslake GU5 9RR (01306) 731769
29 Mill Street
It's a steep climb to reach this small single room Victorian pub, which is notable for its tiled-roofed front and side veranda. It was one of the last pubs in the area to gain a full licence. It was saved from demolition in 2017 by a community group which now runs the pub on a not for profit basis with any money made put back into improving the pub facilities. It has a single narrow room with a long central bar, television screens at either end often showing Sky or BT Sports at a discrete volume, and a small side-room with a dartboard. The large pub garden has views across Redhill and there are also tables and a smoking area to the front of the building. The pub has a thriving social scene organizing a range of activities from live music and karaoke, to quizzes, a regular meat raffle and golf trips. The ghost of Albert, a former coachman who used to tie his horse up outside, is reputed to sometimes sit at one end of the bar. However, he means no harm and just sits on a stool at the left hand side of the bar. Note that the pub does not open until 4pm Monday to Thursday in winter. Opening daily 12-7 for off-sales only during the Covid-19-affected period.
5 Brighton Road
A classic Victorian street corner local dating from 1865, the Garland is just south of the town centre and is Harvey's only tied pub in Surrey. It was originally built as the Anchor but changed its name shortly before Harvey's acquired it from Ind Coope in 1992. Originally it was a Mellersh & Neale of Reigate pub. As well as the four permanent Harvey's ales there are usually another couple of seasonal beers, occasionally rising to an extra three. A cask cider is now available; usually Thatcher's Cheddar Valley. Also available is bottle-conditioned Imperial Russian Stout. Cask mild is unfortunately only occasionally available. Darts is popular here, with two boards, and there is a bar billiards table. The pub has a total of three darts teams, two bar billiards teams and a quiz team competing in local leagues. Good value food is sold during from 12-2:30 Monday to Friday and from 6-9 Friday evening. The pub is also close to several late-night eating places. Children are welcome until 7:30 and well behaved dogs on leads are also welcomed. A weekly bonus ball draw takes place, along with a Sunday meat raffle. A function room is available. To the rear there is a shelter for smokers with lighting and heating, and a generous garden with seating. Voted the Camra Surrey and Sussex Pub of the Year in 2002 and the branch Town Pub of the Year 2011, the Garland is a great pub. Live music will sometimes be played Saturday nights. East & Mid Surrey Pub of the Year 2017.
44 Hatchlands Road
The main building of this free house dates from the 17th century and was once part of a workhouse. There is a single L-shaped bar with seating in the main bar area, a secluded quieter area to one side and an additional room at the rear which can be used for functions, all furnished in a mish-mash of styles. There are also several tables in front of the pub and a courtyard to the rear. A dart board and assorted games, including shove halfpenny and cribbage boards, are available on request. Home cooked food from a changing menu is served daily and the pub claims to have the best wine list in the area. Food is available 6 to 8:30 Monday, 12 to 2 and 6 to 9 Tuesday to Thursday, 12 to 9 Friday and Saturday and 12 to 4 Sunday Above the fireplace here, on a beam, can be seen the former name of the pub, the Foresters Arms. It was in 1991 that the name was changed to the Hatch. The pub was a Shepherd Neame pub (and before that Friary Meux and then a free house) before the current landlord opened it as a free house again, after a refurbishment, in October 2017. One of the guest beers is Redgate Ale from Godstone Brewery, which is brewed for the pub, and you will also find up to five changing beers (three in winter) which are likely to be from small breweries.
- Home Cottage
3 Redstone Hill
This double-fronted, bow-windowed, cream-painted building dates from the mid 19th century with a significant addition in 1904. The original premises are recalled in a photograph of 1880 displayed inside. Surviving etched glass windows lettered "public bar", "saloon bar", "club room" and "coffee room" help give some idea how the building would have been divided and operated around 100 years ago. The front bar has an amazing and possibly now unique set of five stubby ceramic-handled handpumps which sit on a pewter base inscribed "Hurst & Co. of Southwark" and are worth a visit in themselves. A Young's house since 1978, it was formerly a free house owned and run by Miss Sybil Starr who was born in the pub in 1901, and was licensee for 39 years from 1939. A pub frequented by loyal Young's drinkers and others who appreciate good beer and the pleasant atmosphere that pervades this hostelry. The guest beer is often a Young's seasonal beer but may come from another brewery. There is a large conservatory / dining room at the rear of the pub. Good food is served from 12-10 each day (12-9 Sunday). The menu is seasonal and food is cooked to order.
- Jolly Brickmakers
58-60 Frenches Road
Basic yet friendly locals' pub which forms one end of a terrace of houses and whose previous existence as a Charrington's house is evidenced by its leaded (but now clear) windows and tiled lower exterior facade (albeit now painted green). The wood-panelled interior is effectively still two-bar with a public section to the left which contains some unusual moulded heraldic wall badges and an attractive grape vine coving. The saloon area to the right is distinguished by an attractive Bass mirror, a bar billiard table, plus a "library" of paperback books. Pub game fans will also find pool and darts here. A great community pub, selling a very good pint. One guest beer will come from the Brakspear list and so will tend to be from the Marston's portfolio. An additional beer will usually be a LocAle or from the Brakespeare micro-brewery in Henley. The small garden is also home to the pub's occasional beer festivals. The pub serves food each lunchtime between 12 and 3 with filled rolls and soup available all day.
- Joshua Tree
30 Common Road, Earlswood
Overlooking Earlswood Common, this used to be a Friary Meux pub called the Railway Inn. It later became known as the Albatross and was for a while a Shepherd Neame pub. Evidence of the latter's ownership can be seen by the lanterns outside the pub. Following a period of closure it reopened as the Joshua Tree in 2001. Today it is a smart one bar pub which is well colour co-ordinated. Subtle tones of orange and brown have been used for the walls, ceiling and also the soft furnishings, and there is modern art on the walls. The L-shaped bar leads to a striking separate domed and rounded restaurant. The licensee is a former chef and so it is not surprising that the pub is well known for good quality food, for which fresh produce is used. This is served from 5:30-9 Tuesday to Friday, 12-2:30 and 6-9 Saturday and from 12-4:30 Sunday. Up to four real ales are sold (the house beer, Joshua Tree Ale, plus up to three guest beers). There is also a decent wine list. Note that the pub is closed Mondays.
1 High Street
Standing in the centre of town on what was once the crossroads of the A25 and A23, this listed building dates from 1902. The pub's original name of the Wheatsheaf is still to be seen at the top of the building, and on the gable ends the name of the original owner, Nalder & Collyer, is proudly displayed. It became the non-brewing Firlot & Firkin in the 1980s and when this chain stopped in 2001, it was named O'Neill's, a fake Irish bar. It is now a more traditional and comfortable pub in a modern style, with bare boards and square tables, and is popular with diners and families. Food is served 11:30-3 (4 Sat) and 5:30-9:30 (no food Sunday). The menu includes authentic Thai dishes plus a few more traditional items such as burgers and fish and chips. Food can be ordered as a take away. There is a weekly quiz, TVs show sport and there is a small outside area at the back mainly used by smokers. Dogs are welcome and there is free WiFi. Both the pub and the upstairs restaurant are available for functions.
- Marquis Of Granby
8 Hooley Lane
This impressive Brewers' Tudor pub was previously owned by Friary Meux pub. A small amount of wood carving from what seems to be the interior's original decor survives on one end of the glass gantry. The present pub replaced the earlier 17th century one which stood in front of it in the 1930s. Food is sold 12-9:30 Monday to Thursday, 12-10 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 Sunday.
- Old Chestnut
12 Station Approach West, Earlswood
Built around 1864, this community local was originally called the Station Hotel. It consists of one room around a very large bar. To one end is a pool table and darts is played away from this. The pub also runs its own golf society. Sky Sports is shown and the pub still has its real fire. There is live music on 2 Friday evenings of each month. The floor of the area round the pool table has a vinyl-type surface, while the rest of the pub has carpeted areas where tables and chairs are placed, with pathways of bare wooden boards between the tables and round the bar. A guest beer is sometimes available when demand for real ale is expected to be higher than usual. Food is served from 1-5 Saturday and Sunday and a pizza van is parked outside from 5 to 9 on Saturday. It is next door to the well known Ruchita Indian Restaurant.
- Old Oak
40 Somerset Road, Meadvale
A tile-hung locals' haunt in a residential area. Friary Meux lanterns still adorn the exterior. One large bar with few vestiges of its multi-bar past. Bar billiards and darts played. No food.
- Plough Inn
11 Church Road, St Johns
Parts of this welcoming and characterful white-rendered pub date back to the 16thÂ century and over time the premises have seen the typical expansion into adjoining properties and outhouses, gaining all sorts of nooks and crannies in the process. The ceiling in parts is extremely low, even for buildings of this kind; whilst a set of flagstones in the back bar are said to be around 400 years old and were reputedly used as an influence in the set design of a Harry Potter film. There are several real fires. The pub was originally owned by Mellersh & Neale, Reigate brewers, eventually becoming a Friary Meux badged pub before being bought by Punch Taverns. There is a nice old photo of the pub in its Mellersh & Neale livery in the low ceilinged restaurant. A charming, characterful, and cosy pub selling good beer and excellent food. In the garden there is a smokers' "pavilion". The large garden also has twenty tables and has been landscaped to provide three different seating areas, along with a children's play area. Children under 10 are not allowed in the pub. Good quality food is served, with a breakfast menu from 10 am-12 noon daily and the main menu from 12-2:50 and 6-8:50 (9:20 Friday) weekdays, from 12-9:20 on Saturday and from 12-5:50 on Sunday. Please note that the pub is open each morning from 10am. One guest beer is from a local brewery, normally Pilgrim or Surrey Hills.
- Red Lion
48 Linkfield Lane
This listed pub has a single main room with a central bar and tables set up for eating and drinking. One end has an inglenook fireplace and a small snug area, the other end has a raised section with additional seating. Both ends have TVs usually showing Sky or BT Sports. There are tables at the front of the building and a roofed smoking area to the side which also has a built-in barbecue. This was once the local of great train robber Ronnie Biggs and the pub contains some memorabilia of the robbery. Meals are served Monday from 12-3, 12-8:30 Tuesday to Saturday and from 12-5 Sunday with Mondays advertised as curry night. As well as their own car park, parking is free in the evening at the car park opposite.
- Redhill & Reigate Golf Bar Venue
Clarence Lodge, Pendleton Road
The 19th hole of the Redhill & Reigate Golf Club is open to everyone. At the back is an old fashioned area which is where all the golf club memorabilia is to be found. However the main bar is split into two large areas, the first of which is carpeted. The area beyond this has a wooden floor. Both are furnished with comfortable chairs and well spaced out tables. Very good food is served in these areas all day from 8-7 Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 8-9 Friday and 8-5 Sunday. There are a number of television screens around the venue which are used for Sky Sports and BT Sports and there is a separate pool room. Outside is an attractive patio area overlooking the golf course (which is on the other side of the road). The guest beer tends to come from Hogs Back.
17-21 London Road
When the Sun opened on 14 August 1996, it was Wetherspoon's 150th pub and is named to commemorate local astronomer Richard Carrington who wrote Spots on the Sun in 1861. It is on the site of a former Magnet kitchen store, and has been built as a huge brick slab with windows along the whole frontage at a lower level. Inside there is one long bar serving one vast open space. A raised dining area is to be found at the left hand side of the bar. A total of four pillars provide the only relief from the openness of the pub, and one of these is surrounded by fruit machines. A bookcase fills part of the right hand wall, and there are many prints telling stories of famous local people. A number of modern paintings by local artist Robert Jones depicting life in Redhill are also displayed. Families are welcome until 6pm, and food is served all day from 8-11. Around six guest beers are sold, usually with three from LocAle brewers and three from further afield. Real cider is available in pins kept in the fridge. A quiz is held Monday nights from 7pm.
- Garibaldi 29 Mill Street Redhill RH1 6PA (01737) 773094
- Admiral Inn
109a Nutley Lane
Now the only pub on Nutley Lane, this local consists of two distinct bar areas joined by a doorway. To the left is the 'lounge' which is home to some comfy chairs, a large screen TV for major sporting events. The 'public bar' to the right has less seating while all around the bar are a number of bar stools. Little of the nautical theme remains to link this pub to its name other than a circular window on each door with an etched ship's wheel. A recent extension houses a proper pizza oven and food from this is also available to take away. Food is served each day from 3-10. The guest beer tends to be from a microbrewery.
90 Doversgreen Road, Woodhatch
A large, comfortable Ember Inns pub on the southern most outskirts of Reigate, the Beehive has five or six distinct drinking zones all served by the one central bar. There is plenty of seating throughout so finding a place to rest your legs should not be a problem. Food is the predominant driver of business, and is available every day from 12-10. On weekend mornings from 10-noon a brunch menu is served in addition to this. There are between three and five changing beers available, with the suppliers varying from large breweries, such as Greene Kings, to smaller ones, such as independents like Harveys and large micros. There are a couple of heated umbrellas in the garden for smokers. For those drinkers keen on such things, dimple mugs are available. One guest beer will be Ember Inns Pale Ale, which is brewed by Black Sheep. Camra members get a 20p a pint discount on real ales with production of a membership card.
- Bell Inn
21 Bell Street
The Bell is reputedly one of the oldest pubs in Reigate although little remains to indicate its age. It is one of the local pubs sold to Greene King by Allied Breweries (Friary Meux) in 1990. The tiny frontage opens into a long, narrow, low ceiling pub. There is a wooden floor and wooden tables throughout, and to the rear is a patio garden. The seat by the window is popular for those wishing to people watch. There is a good burger menu (over a dozen varieties) which are supplied by a local butcher. Food is available from 12-3 and 6-9 each day. The beer menu changes frequently and usually includes local beers as well as Greene King seasonals and some from further afield. Children are welcome in the pub until 9pm. Note the large old Ordnance Survey map on the ceiling.
- Black Horse
93 West Street
Formerly a cosy country pub of character, the Black Horse has been refurbished, the bar moved from the centre of the pub to one end, and the walls brightly painted. From the car park the route to the bar is past a wooden floored dining room. This leads to a number of drinking areas where there are several comfortable sofas along with more conventional tables and chairs. Having some slightly raised areas breaks these up. However, ramps allow all parts to be accessible to the disabled and there are a couple of disabled parking spaces. The disabled toilet also has a baby change. Doors open out from the back onto a large garden with a lot of tables for when the weather is suitable. Now part of the White Brasserie group, food is available 12-10 Monday to Thursday, 12-10:30 Friday and Saturday and 12-9 Sunday. The Pilgrim beer is often Progress but it does vary and the guest beer may be from large or local breweries and. although it is often a lowish gravity bitter, it may be of any style. Old photos on the walls show the pub as a Mellersh & Neale pub. The 55-seater restaurant is available for functions at no cost and the pub has a music license. Children are allowed in the pub until 6pm.
- Blue Anchor
27 West Street
The origins of the pub are 17th century and there are some old beams and an open fireplace from this time. Today's pub has a spacious L-shaped bar with wooden floorboards. Possibly the biggest asset is the beer garden in summer, which is probably the best in Reigate. Overlooking the cricket ground it is the perfect way to while away the afternoon with a beer or two. The menu is mainly burgers, small dishes and sandwiches, supplemented by specials which change weekly, and is served 12-9. The guest beer is likely to be from Pilgrim brewery just a few yards down the road. Sky and BT are available and occasionally there is live music. Thursday night is quiz night. Depending on custom is may sometimes shut early.
- Bull's Head
55 High Street
One of the oldest pubs in Reigate, the Bulls Head has been a pub since 1628 according to a plaque inside. The name derives from the town abattoir which used to be nearby. Inside are two levels, with the top level laid for diners and there is a garden which can be accessed by the slope by the pub or down stairs from within the pub. It is another one of those pubs which do not rely on gimmicks to pull the customers in, just good service and a friendly atmosphere with some old photos of Reigate on the walls. Food is served 12-3 Monday to Friday, 7-10 Monday to Thursday and 12-6 Saturday and Sunday and home cooked food, using local produce where possible, is a feature. In the summer there may sometime be a BBQ in the garden and maybe live music as well on a Saturday afternoon. In the pub itself there is usually live music on a Friday or Saturday evening and jazz on the last Sunday of the month. The guests are usually from a large or medium sized brewery such as Harveys, Sharp's or Wadworth, but may sometimes be from a smaller brewer like Sambrook's. Dogs are welcome, as are children during the day (not evening), there is free WiFi and sport is shown on TV.
- Hop Stop Bar
73 Bell Street
Small L shaped bar with an emphasis on beer which opened in June 2019 in what used to be a restaurant. There are three cask beers and 9 lines which are used for a mixture of key keg and keg beers and cider. An electronic board to the right of the bar gives full details of the draught beers available. A good range of cans and bottles can be found in the fridge behind the bar; these can also be taken away for a small discount. There is also a range of whiskies and gins as well as a wine list. Although there is a disabled toilet there are steps to reach it. Dogs are welcome.
85 Bell Street
Formerly the Castle, this pub reopened as the Priory in June 2004 after a complete makeover. The pub closed in 2011 but opened again in June 2012 as Joules, a cocktail and wine bar. There is one long bar with bare boards, with a more intimate lower tiled section at the back leading to a patio area out the back. Live bands play on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 and there is a DJ Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 to 1:30am (earlier on Thursday) with free entry for both. Closed Sunday to Tuesday.
- Market Stores
2 High Street
The largest pub in Reigate has both downstairs and upstairs bars with the latter functioning mainly as a bistro restaurant where good food is sold from 12-3 an 6-9 Monday to Saturday and from 12-5 Sunday. A garden leads off this upper area. Large doors open from the street to a large wooden floored bar with high ceilings creating a buzzing atmosphere. The clientele varies according to the time of day with weekday lunchtimes dominated by office workers and with more of a mixture in the evenings. The pub was bought by Fullers in February 2012 and reopened in September as the Market Stores and the beer quality has improved greatly. The guest beer is often from Pilgrim. There are a large number of good craft beers available in keg, bottles and cans.
- Pilgrim Brewery Tap Room
11 West Street
Surrey's oldest brewery is hidden in a yard off the main A25 and has been here since 1985. New owners took over in 2017 and have opened up a tap room where the old ground floor offices used to be. Outside is a pleasant area which overlooks Reigate Priory cricket ground. All the cask beer is gravity fed from a cellar at the back of the bar. There will usually be six cask and six keg beers from the Pilgrim range available. Some of the kegs will be brewery tweaks of existing beers. Card carrying Camra members will get a 10% discount on the beers. Dominoes and shove-halfpenny can be played. Note that take away beer is available from the brewery which is open weekdays from 9. No food, but you are welcome to take in a pizza from across the road.
- Prince Of Wales
2 Holmesdale Road
Conveniently located beside Reigate railway station, the Prince of Wales was refurbished inside and out in September 2013. In the 1800s the building was used to house railway workers. The garden, which backs onto the railway line, used to be a loading area for cattle bought and sold at Reigate market, and until the 1990s, British Rail still used to own it. Today the garden has a covered and seated smoking area. The pub is divided into three main drinking areas, all served from the same U-shaped bar. The main bar has a stripped wood floor and scrubbed deal tables, giving a bright airy feel. Prints of old Reigate adorn the walls. The back rooms are carpeted and in the far back room there is a large screen TV used for major sporting events, and large comfy sofas on which to lounge about. There is also a gas 'wood burner' for cold winter days. There is live music on Saturdays. Food is available each day from 12-9. Accommodation consists of four en-suite rooms. Outside is a table tennis table which is used when the weather is good. The guest beer will always be from Shepherd Neame.
- Red Cross Inn
96 High Street
At the end of the High Street, the Red Cross is one of the older pubs in Reigate. It is now trading under its original name again after becoming the Tap & Spile in 1995. With the original beams, bare floorboards, a large inglenook fireplace, leaded windows and the odd brick exposed wall, this place definitely feels like it has been around for a long time. Although one through room, there are two distinct drinking areas either side of the bar, which is opposite the main door. There is usually live music on Friday and Saturday and monthly 'open mic' night on Sunday. There is also a television for showing all major sports. There is a small patio beer garden at the back and dogs are welcome.
- Reigate Manor Hotel
Fifty room Best Western Hotel half way up Reigate Hill. Before his Second World War North Africa campaign, the building was used as the billet for Field Marshal Montgomery's officers. Food is served from 7:30-21:30 in Brokes Bar which is at the rear of the hotel near reception and it is here that the handpump for real ale can be found. There is much light wood around here - the bar, the floor and the furniture are all made from it. There is a high ceiling which still has some nice old touches to it such as cornices and a large rose from which a light is suspended.
- Reigate Priory Cricket Club
Cricket club bar selling three beers, one of which is usually from Pilgrim.
- Roe Deer
50 Croydon Road
Previously called the Panther, the name changed when the pub was refurbished in March 2012. There will be one or two guest beers from breweries like Purity or Brains, and sometimes local brewers. Food hours are 6-9 Monday to Thursday, 5-9 Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-7 Sunday, and the food is meat and cheese platters, including a vegan or vegetarian option, plus stone-baked pizzas. The bar specialises in high end spirits, especially gin, and various board games are available. There is free WiFi and dogs are welcome.
- South Park Constitutional Club
28-30 Smith Road, South Park
Very comfortable family based club with entertainment most Saturday nights. There are two snooker tables and a bar billiards table in separate rooms. The guest beer changes from time to time and is usually a more traditional bitter such as Hogs Back TEA or Butcombe Best.
- Venture Bar & Grill
11 Lesbourne Road
This pub changed its name from the Venture Inn to the Venture Bar & Grill in summer 2015 after a major refurbishment when the two bars were knocked into one large area and the pub repainted and refurbished. There are usually two guest beers which change fortnightly as well as the five permanent beers. Food is served 12-3 and 5-10 during the week and 12-10 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. The menu has sections for beer bites, mains, grills and desserts supplemented by brunch and baps at lunch time and tapas and burritos after 5pm. A children's menu is also available. Speciality coffees are available and there is a gin menu. Sky Sports and BT are available on six screens and all sports are shown. The pub can be very busy when major football matches are on. There are four tables at the front, two under cover in the entrance to the right. Although there is a disabled toilet there are steps to reach it. The best route is through the left entrance when there are two small steps, one into the pub and one inside. Private parties can be catered for. Dogs are not allowed inside. The pub was originally called the Desert Rat.
- Yew Tree
99 Reigate Hill
The Yew Tree is half way up Reigate Hill, next door to the Esso garage. Although there has been a pub on this site for 300 years, the current building dates back to 1938. The pub has a mock-Tudor exterior, leaded glass windows, wood panelled walls and a parquet floor, and was very much smartened up late 2007. Good quality locally sourced food is served all day up until 10pm. The one bar serves two distinct areas separated by a large chimney breast in which there is installed a real fire. The side on the left is more of a restaurant area with the tables usually laid for diners. The pub speciality is fresh fish which is supplied daily from Billinsgate market in London. and the right hand side is the main drinking area, with dogs welcome. Outside there is a pleasant patio garden. There is occasional live music. The guest beer comes from Pilgrim.
- Admiral Inn 109a Nutley Lane Reigate RH2 9EF (01737) 225300
- Reigate Heath
- Skimmington Castle
The Skimmington Castle started life as a farm 400 years ago. It became a pub in 1825 but in recent years has been more akin to a restaurant than pub, especially at weekends, meaning that drinkers may find all the tables taken by diners. Good food is available each weekday 12-3 and 5:30-9:30, 12-9:30 Saturday and 12-7:30 Sunday. The pub has a great location though, and on a sunny day, the beer garden is a wonderful place to enjoy a few pints, with or without a meal. The two guest beers change every few weeks. Inside there are a number of rooms, including one down a few steep steps (where families are permitted), all served by the one bar. This is very much a cosy pub with lots of atmosphere. Low ceilings and a real fire only help to enhance this.
- Skimmington Castle Bonny's Road Reigate Heath RH2 8RL (01737) 243100
- Mill House
15 Brighton Road
The pub is attached to a 48 room Premier Travel Inn. The name derives from the fact that it was built on the site of the first mill for Kelloggs in the country. Parts of the building date from the 18th century. This was the miller's house, and remains of the old mill can be seen in the stream that runs alongside. The pub has several separate areas and is divided into a small drinking area and a restaurant. The drinking area has an inglenook, some original beams and a few photos of the old mill on its walls, with a TV on the end wall. The pub opens for breakfast each morning from 7-10 (8-10 Sunday). Otherwise, food is served 12-10 each day. There are nappy-changing facilities in the disabled toilet.
- Salfords Club
Friendly members' club with a large bar which has a pool table and darts. There is an area off the bar where there is snooker and bar billiards. A number of events such as music nights are held, often in the large function room. There are two covered smoking areas outside and occasionally there are barbecues in the summer. The guest beer is likely to be a national brand such as Sharp's Doom Bar. The club is hidden away in a residential street, it can be found off the A23 at Honeycrock Lane, then off Southern Avenue. Frequent visitors would be expected to join the club.
- Mill House 15 Brighton Road Salfords RH1 5BT (01737) 767277
- Tillingbourne Brewery
Old Scotland Farm, Staple Lane
Situated in the premises vacated by the Surrey Hills Brewery when they moved to Dorking, the Tillingbourne Brewery commenced brewing in November 2011. The first beer, Falls Gold is brewed using Cascade hops, and all beers are very well hopped. Usually around four beers are available at any one time and beer is available to take home from the brewery at the times above, but give them a call at other times as there could well be someone there.
- White Horse
An historic building in the centre of this picturesque village, this pub has the accent on food which is served from 12-9 Monday to Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday. A haunt for smugglers in the 18th century, the pub was erected as a farmhouse in 1475. The interior, comprising several dining and drinking areas served from a single, small bar, is on several levels and is decorated with a variety of old artefacts. As well as a few tables at the front there is a sheltered garden at the back with a couple of large umbrellas which can be lit and heated for smokers. The guest beer is likely to be from a local brewery.
- William Bray
Set in a prominent position just a short way above the centre of the village, this large pub focuses on food. It has a bar with a wood burning stove, a new conservatory (which can be booked for functions) and a restaurant, with tables outside as well. Breakfast is served 9-11 all week, lunch is 12-3 during the week and 12-6 at the weekend. In the evening food is served 6-9:30 Monday to Saturday. The only difference between the lunch and evening menus is that sandwiches are only available at lunchtime. The house beer, The William Bray, is brewed by Brakspear and the guest is likely to be a 'craft' beer brewed by one of the breweries owned by Marston's. Dogs are allowed everywhere other than the restaurant and there is a water bowl outside. The pub also has free WiFi. As the Prince of Wales the pub used to be owned by the Reffell Brothers brewery of Gomshall which was bought by Young's of Wandsworth in 1926. It remained a Young's pub until they sold it in the 1990s and it became the William Bray in 2009, when it was bought by Julian Bailey, who drove in seven Formula One races. It is now run by a family who also run the nearby Percy Arms in Chilworth and a boutique hotel in Salisbury.
- Tillingbourne Brewery Old Scotland Farm, Staple Lane Shere GU5 9TE (01483) 222228
- Plough at Smallfield
This large pub is set away from the village and is split into three areas. One of these houses a restaurant and the others are bar areas, the main one of which has an inglenook with a stove in it and a dart board. The pub hosts music, quiz and poker nights. Home cooked food, with daily specials, is available every day from 12-2.30 and 6-9, except Sunday when it is 12-4, there is a Friday night carvery and there is a separate kids' menu. The garden includes a patio area and a children's play area. A refurbishment in 2006 saw the pub change its name from just the Plough to the Plough & Furrow but in October 2017 it became the Plough at Smallfield. One of the beers sold is mainstream but the other may be from a small brewery.
- Plough at Smallfield Plough Road Smallfield RH6 9JN (01342) 842212
- South Godstone
- Fox & Hounds
Tilburstow Hill Road
A most attractive building, parts of which date back to 1368. It became a pub in 1601 and the first landlord was Thomas Hart, a tenant of Pendell Manor near Bletchingley. As well as brewing and selling its own beer, at one time it also served as a post office and blacksmith. There are several original beams throughout and a large inglenook in the restaurant. The lower bar also benefits from a real fire. Look for the gaiter of a former pirate turned smuggler, John Trenchman, who died in the cellar of the pub after being pursued by the King's revenue men. Legend has it that if this gaiter is removed, his ghost returns to haunt the pub. His earthly remains lie in Godstone churchyard. A former Westerham Brewery house until 1965, it passed to Ind Coope, later to become part of Allied Breweries until it was sold to Greene King in the late 90s and is now owned by Hawthorn Leisure. The pub has a deserved reputation for good food, which is sold both in the restaurant and bar (booking recommended), as well as for its excellent beer. Food is served from 12-2:30 and 6-9 Monday to Friday, from 12-9 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. The bar area is low ceilinged and very cosy with high back settles. There is a pleasant garden at the rear with an umbrella for smokers and a children's play area. There are up to three guest beers with Hogs Back often featuring as well as local breweries such as Dorking and Weltons. Dogs are welcome in the bar, children are welcome inside and out, there is free WiFi and there are some board games available. Card-carrying CAMRA members get a discount here.
- Fox & Hounds Tilburstow Hill Road South Godstone RH9 8LY (01342) 893474
- South Holmwood
- South Holmwood Village Club
Very friendly village club to be found at the back of the village hall. Although situated just off the main A24, it feels like a proper country local. Pool and darts are played in the main bar with a snooker table upstairs. There is a TV available for watching sport. Visitors are very welcome and can easily be signed in.
- South Holmwood Village Club Warwick Road South Holmwood RH5 4NP (01306) 889642
- South Nutfield
South Station Approach, The Avenue
A much altered, large, late-Victorian establishment, built for Mellersh & Neale's Brewery, Reigate, to serve the community growing up around Nutfield railway station. It is just about possible to work out where the old partitions used to be within this big open plan bar. An attractive tiled side awning runs along one side of the building and after the smoking ban a heater has been installed for smokers. There is a pleasant garden to the side and back, which is always popular in the summer months. A large children's play area is to found here as is a pizza hut, and a cafe and deli is due to open late autumn 2019. Food is available in the pub 11-2:30 and 6-9 other than Sunday when it is 11-4 and the menu has a number of Asian dishes as well as standard pub food. The pizza hut is open on Thursday and Friday from 5, Saturday from 2:30, 12-7 on Sunday and 5-9 on Monday. Take away is available for much of the food and home delivery is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is an open mic night and a quiz night monthly and live music at least once a month. Dogs are welcome and there is free WiFi.
- Station South Station Approach, The Avenue South Nutfield RH1 5RY (01737) 823223
- Staffhurst Wood
- Royal Oak
Now part of the small Grumpy Mole chain, this rural pub is on a number of walkers' routes and both they are welcome, as are cyclists and horse riders (but please remove muddy boots). Most of the rear of the pub is given over to restaurant, but there are plenty of tables for drinkers elsewhere in the pub. Lunchtimes can be very busy and the pub has a good reputation for food. Full meals are served 12-3 and 5-9:30 weekdays, 12-9:30 Saturday and 12-8:30 Sunday. Afternoon tea is served from 3-5 (not Sunday). Good views over the surrounding countryside can be had from the garden. A covered veranda with a number of tables has been added at the back. There are car parks either side of the pub. A house beer brewed by Greene King is also available.
- Royal Oak Caterfield Lane Staffhurst Wood RH8 0RR (01883) 722207
- Royal Oak
Chart Lane South
Dating in parts from 1613, the Royal Oak overlooks open countryside. What was the bar at the front is now a 36 cover restaurant serving what the pub calls "country dining". The food is home made and of good quality and may feature local game. This room is split-level and has low ceilings. To the rear of the pub is what is now the main bar. This leads to the garden where there is a large heated smokers' patio. Food is available from 12-3 each lunchtime (not Monday and 12-5 Sunday) and 6-9:30 Wednesday to Saturday. The pub was bought by Young's in June 2006; there are one or two beers in addition to Young's Bitter which will usually be from Young's but may also be from another brewery on the Young's guest beer list.
- Royal Oak Chart Lane South Stonebridge RH5 4DJ (01306) 885420
- Sutton Abinger
The pub was formerly owned by Friary Meux, but taken over by Badger in 1998 and is set in a small hamlet in a grassy valley. The accent is on good food, particularly fish dishes, although it is possible to simply have a drink which is done via table service. Running along the front of the pub is a long and narrow bar which contains a double-sided fireplace, and is cosy in winter. The wide road outside marks the place where London Transport used to turn round the 412 bus round many years ago. The bus was kept on a farm in Holmbury St Mary overnight. The garden on the steep hillside is an excellent spot to eat and drink in the sun. Food is served 12-2:30 and 6:30-9 Monday and Tuesday, 12-2:30 and 6:30-9:30 Wednesday to Friday, 12-9 Saturday and 12-3 Sunday. The pub is very mountain bike friendly.
- Volunteer Water Lane Sutton Abinger RH5 6PR (01306) 730985
- Blue Anchor
Dorking Road (B2032)
An odd name for a pub located in landlocked Surrey, although at least there is such an item affixed to this 1930s former Charrington pub's exterior. Although effectively a single bar pub by having only one counter providing service, there are also separate dining and snug bar areas. This is a mostly food oriented establishment, with meals available throughout the day from 12-10 (9 Sunday). A bar menu offers sharing platters, pizzas and pasta dishes whereas a separate restaurant area serves more substantial meals with fish being a speciality. The interior of the pub has a contemporary feel with black walls and white paint. The area to the right of the bar has a number of retro drink posters on the wall and elsewhere there are a number of pictures of anchors. The flooring is mostly wooden, broken up by carpet and throughout the pub are tables surrounded by sofas and comfortable seats. The guest beer changes approximately monthly and comes from a list of around 28 beers, mostly from the larger and medium sized independent breweries.
- Duke's Head
The main thing to notice during the summer is the fantastic flower display from the numerous hanging baskets on the front of the pub. The pub itself is an attractive red brick building with ground-floor shallow bow-fronted windows. Inside, little if any original features survive and the effect is open plan with different styles of seating areas with many dining tables. There are two real fires. The emphasis is on food, and when this survey was done the hours were 12-3 and 6-8:30 Monday and Tuesday, 12-3 and 6-9 Wednesday and Thursday, 12-9:30 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. Normally food is available all afternoon every day, but the hot weather meant that there had been temporary changes to the hours, so please check their web site to find the correct hours if you might be interested in eating. A bar menu operates on lunchtimes Monday to Saturday and features sandwiches, salads and lighter bites alongside main meals. From 6 only main meals are available, although a larger choice is offered. The home made steak pie is a big favourite. On Sundays a roast meal is sold, with a choice of three meats and a vegetarian option, as well as most of the dishes on the normal evening menu. The pub was acquired by the Reigate brewery of Mellersh & Neale from R&F Pagden of Epsom in 1931, and was rebuilt in 1932. It ended its brewery owned days under the Friary Meux badge of the Allied umbrella and has now become a freehouse, having previously been a Punch leasehold. Up to five beers are available. The two guest beers are usually from local breweries, such as Dorking and Hogs Back. KT20 is Morland Original and is sold as the house bitter. Children are welcome away from the bar. Dogs are also welcome and there is free WiFi.
- Inn on the Green
A black and white Edwardian establishment set back from the main road on a small green, this is mainly a restaurant but it does have a small bar as you enter with some tables and window seats. The Guest Beer is Grumpy Mole Bitter. Originally called the Bricklayer's Arms, it was renamed Tumble Beacon in 1972 to commemorate the Banstead Beacon that was constructed to warn of the arrival of the Spanish Armada. It was subsequently renamed in 2007. This was originally a Mellersh & Neale house until their take over by Meux & Co in 1938, becoming Friary Meux in the late 1950s. The pub is much given over to the Grumpy Mole Restaurant, one of a small chain. The main menu, a vegan menu and the children's menu are served Monday to Friday 12 till 3 and 5 till 9:30, Saturday 12 till 9:30 and on Sunday, when there are roasts as well, from 12 till 8:30. Additionally a snack menu with sandwiches, wraps, panini and baked potatoes is served Monday to Friday 12 till 3 and Saturday and Sunday 12 till 5. An afternoon tea menu, which includes the snack menu minus potatoes, is available Monday to Saturday 3 till 5. A non smoking patio area comes off the entrance hall and there is seating on the attractive grassy area in front of the pub.
- Tadworth Social Club
Village hall and social club. Pool and darts played.
- Blue Anchor Dorking Road (B2032) Tadworth KT20 5SL (01737) 819760
- Barley Mow
This comfortable family run village pub was built in the 1830s. Families are welcome, as are walkers and dogs. Every other Tuesday night there is a quiz with live music at least once a month. Freshly prepared food is available from 12-3 Monday and 12-3, 6-9 Tuesday to Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. Outside is a pleasant garden. Darts can be played in the bar. The guest beer will be a seasonal beer from Badger.
- Barley Mow Tandridge Lane Tandridge RH8 9NJ (01883) 713770
Basically a restaurant converted from an old 19th century turreted village store in 1978, further changes were required in 1983 when the premises were gutted by fire. Today's incarnation consists of a small front bar with stainless steel counter and a seating area. This leads through to a much larger room dedicated to dining use; both areas are finished in contemporary style. Of particular interest are the series of photographs depicting the building at various historic stages of its life. The single handpump usually dispenses beer from Westerham, Cronx or Oxted breweries. There is a bar menu as well as an extensive and most impressive 3 course prix fixe menu. Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday. Food is available 12-2 Tuesday to Friday and 12-2:30 weekend lunchtimes and 7-9:30 Tuesday to Thursday and 7-10 Friday and Saturday evening. Accommodation comprises 7 rooms, two of which have easy access (but are not to full disabled standard).
- Old Ship
Ship Hill, Westmore Green
This former Charrington's brewery pub is now owned by RedOak Taverns. It re-opened in January 2016 and has undergone extensive redecoration both outside and inside. There are bare floorboards throughout with the walls neutral coloured. There is some bare brickwork in the dining area where there is a collection of works by local artists for sale, and where there is a log burning stove. On Saturday and Sunday the pub opens from 10 for breakfast, cakes and coffee. on a Saturday and Sunday. Meals are served from 12-9 Monday to Saturday and 12-6 on Sunday; take-away pizzas are also sold. The pub sets out to attract walkers, cyclists, local, mature customers and families and the garden has been extended and improved for family use. There are two guest beers and these change every few weeks; they tend to come from smaller breweries. The pub remains the terminus of the 464 bus, which is operated for London Buses.
- Tatsfield Village Club
CIU affilliated village club with two bars and a snooker room. Sky Sports is shown on a big screen. There is a meat raffle each Friday (not during August) plus bingo on Monday and poker on Sunday evenings.
- Bakery Westmore Green Tatsfield TN16 2AG (01959) 577605
- Tattenham Corner
- Tattenham Corner
Tattenham Corner Road
This Beefeater Grill branded pub restaurant overlooks both Epsom racecourse and golf course, and as such is extremely busy on race days. The restaurant entrance is from the car park, and from here the bar can be accessed via a small room. The main entrance to the bar is via the conservatory to the front. A TV for sport is situated in this bar. There are good views over the Downs from both the front conservatory and the garden, where summer barbecues are held. Built in 1928, the interior features wood paneling. Food is served each lunchtime and evening, and all day at weekends.
- Wine Rack
29-31 Tattenham Crescent
Mainly an off-licence, but there are half a dozen tables inside at which you can drink any of the bottles on sale or one of the three keykeg beer which are all sold at very keen prices. Beavertown Neck Oil is usually available on keykeg along with two others. The bottled range is very impressive with beers from Britain alongside many from Europe and the United States and some of these are bottle conditioned. On Thursday to Saturday the range for drinking in is less as it is table service and beer is from a menu.
- Tattenham Corner Tattenham Corner Road Tattenham Corner KT18 5NY (01372) 351454
- Botley Hill Farmhouse
Limpsfield Road, Botley Hill
Set in an isolated and elevated position (850 feet, 259 metres), this is the highest pub in south-east England. It is on the edge of Titsey Plantation, and on land owned by the Titsey Foundation and has splendid views towards London. This white-rendered building was once a farmhouse dating from 1546. Local landowners, the Greshams, built the Royal Exchange in the City of London in 1571, and a grasshopper, which forms part of their family crest, can be found on the pub signage. It only entered licensed use comparatively recently (1994) having previously been tea-rooms since 1936. The inside is a cosy blend of low ceilings and doorways, real fires, three separate drinking areas and a little nook and cranny are all served by a longitudinal bar running the length of the rear. Two beers on sale are from the Titsey Brewery which is located in farm buildings near the pub with two more from Westerham. In the Grasshopper room there is an unusual fireplace with an engraved mantelpiece believed to Turkish in origin. Similar engravings can be found on the flagstones as well. The pub is arguably the closest to the exclusive and "dry" village of Woldingham on the high ridge of the North Downs and the pub is almost on the North Downs Way. Food is served 12-3 Monday to Friday and 6-9:30 Tuesday to Friday, 12-4 & 6-9:30 Saturday and 12-6:30 Sunday when there is a different set menu. The Greenwich Meridian bisects the site. Although the layout of the listed building means that the toilets are accessed using steps the pub has a side entrance with a bell for wheelchairs and the staff will do their best to help. Dogs are welcome in the stone flagged part of the bar to the right as you enter the pub, but not on Sunday. WiFi is available and there are papers at the end of the bar, there is a baby change area in the ladies and outside there is a table with an umbrella for smokers.
- Botley Hill Farmhouse Limpsfield Road, Botley Hill Titsey CR6 9QH (01959) 577154
- Scarlett Arms
Walliswood Green Road
Named after Sir James Scarlett, the first Baron of Abinger, the pub was built as two cottages in 1620, becoming a pub in 1907. It is the epitome of the traditional country pub with a stone-flagged floor and oak beams. There are several different drinking and eating areas. Immediately in front of the small bar dispense area there are stone slabs on the floor. This leads to the main bar area; this has wooden flooring. The highlight here is an inglenook containing a lovely open fire. Behind here is another cosy room with low ceilings and a stove. To the right of the bar is another room, this one with parquet flooring and another fire. This leads to a smaller room with a couple of tables and a dartboard and another stove. Throughout the pub are good wooden tables to sit at. Good home cooked food is served from 12-3 and 6-9 Monday to Thursday, from 12-9 Friday and Saturday and from 12-6 Sunday. Daily specials are chalked up on a board and Wednesday night is curry night. There is a monthly quiz and occasional events such a Macmillan coffee morning and a summer fair. The guest beer will be a seasonal ale from Badger. Outside is a very pleasant garden with a bouncy castle, a play area with tyres and a wild flower area. The car park opposite is not owned by the pub but they maintain it and their customers are the main users.
- Scarlett Arms Walliswood Green Road Walliswood RH5 5RD (01306) 627243
- Walton-on-the- Hill
This is a real gem which is hidden away off the road and a certain determination is required from the first time visitor to discover it! Turn off by the pond and keep turning right - it really is there! The pub is down bumpy tracks so don't rush. This ex-Charrington's (previously Page & Overton's) pub combines the far end of a short terrace of cottages together with a 1950s red brick-built extension into what presumably would have been the front garden. The cosy, low-ceilinged, welcoming interior still consists of separate parquet floored public and carpeted saloon bars, both furnished with genuine bric-a-brac which can be found above the bar area on on ledges on the walls, plus real fires. Darts is also played, but you need to bring your own darts as none are available from the bar. The former Charrington's ownership is recalled by the leaded windows and illuminated wooden bar back. The pub dates back to around 1854 and remained an Ale House without a spirits licence until c.1950. No food is available apart from pies, pasties and sausage rolls at weekends, although it may be possible for groups like walkers to pre book a tray of sandwiches. Known locally as "The Rat", from days gone by when stable lads from nearby Epsom Downs used to frequent it. The guest beer is Rat's T'Ale which is brewed by Marston's. The pub is open all day on Monday Bank Holidays. Recommended on the Camra list of Historic Pub Interiors.
Chequers Lane (B2220)
Parts of this pub date from 1815 and it once incorporated a brewhouse and bakery. Today the pub has been much altered and this Young's outpost has an attractive red brick and half-timbered exterior which conceals a central servery adjoined by at least five interconnecting bars and seating areas, each with its own character and atmosphere. The largest bar is the Garden bar to the rear, and this has a small wood-burning stove plus plenty of mismatched wooden tables. The pub was once the terminus of London General bus route 180 (later 80A) and there was a semi-circular bus pull-in immediately in front of the pub. A large garden at the back hosts barbecues and has a Burger Shack in the spring and summer months; there is also plenty of seating outside the front of the pub. Food is served 10-9 Monday to Thursday, 10-10 Friday and Saturday and 12-9 Sunday. One of the guest beers is almost always from a local brewery with the other guest either also being from a local brewery or from the Young's stable. Cider can be found in a container in a bottle fridge behind the bar. There are good facilities for children including a special menu plus play equipment in the garden. The garden also has a couple of pagodas with heating for smokers and there are a couple of sets of bike racks. There are also baby change facilities in the disabled toilet area. Disabled access to the pub is from the rear car park. Various areas of the pub can be hired for parties, meeting and presentations. There is a weekly quiz and live music most months.
- Fox & Hounds
One bar village pub; the bar has wooden flooring and has a television screen above the fire showing sport. The restaurant area is split level and serves food from 12-9 Monday to Saturday and from 12-7 Sunday. The rear room can be hired for functions. On Sunday evening there is karaoke.
- Bell Withybed Corner Walton-on-the- Hill KT20 7UJ (01737) 812132
Large roadhouse constructed by Mann, Crossman & Paulin in 1938, replacing the original Horseshoe which was built in 1847, on the site of an old beerhouse, the Blacksmiths Arms, itself dating from 1609. In recent years it has been refurbished and there is a large separate restaurant off the main bar area. Bar meals are also available, together with two well-kept beers (although these come from national and large regional brewers). Food is available 12-10 (9:30 Sunday) and there is a carvery over Sunday lunchtime. Families are well catered for and there is a separate children's menu and colouring equipment. Outside is a patio garden. Free WiFi is available. The conservatory is available to hire for private parties. Dogs are permitted in the bar area, also the garden. Live Music on the first Saturday of each month. As well as the two beers listed, a house beer called Horseshoe Crafted Bitter is sold.
- White Lion
3 Farleigh Road
There is little to detract from the most attractive facade of this ancient building, the oldest part being the middle section which is believed to date from 1467, when it was a farm house with attached cottages. It has been a pub since at least 1784 from which date all its innkeepers have been recorded. It is flanked to the left by a pretty tile hung building and to the right by a rather out of character extension dating from around 1900, which replaced the original stable block. The interior is a warren of rooms ancient and modern. The nooks and crannies are a delight to explore but do watch your head! Building work a few years ago added a kitchen and improved access to the garden. The blend of old with contemporary does actually seem to work well together. The cask beer is reasonably priced (and are even cheaper on Monday). Camra members receive a discount on the real ales on production of their membership card. Food is available all day from 12-10. Dogs are welcome in the old bar.
- Horseshoe Farleigh Road Warlingham CR6 9EG (01883) 622009
- Prince of Wales
The building has a small entrance hall which leads to the main L-shaped wooden floored bar. This has loads of natural light and some sofas and a television showing terrestrial channels. There is also a room at the back which is used as a restaurant. Food is served from 12-3 Monday to Saturday and 6-9:30 Tuesday to Saturday and 12-3:30 on Sunday. The pub is also open from 9:30-11 for breakfast at weekends but does not serve alcoholic drinks during this time. Outside is some decking at bar level and a garden with a small children's play area below the level of the road.
- Prince of Wales Guildford Road Westcott RH4 3QE (01306) 889699
- Stepping Stones
L shaped pub with a large restaurant area at the side. The area for drinkers, in front of the bar, is split into two, one carpeted and with comfy chairs and the other with bare boards. It is near both the Pilgrim's Way and the North Downs Way and walkers are welcome. It is also near the stepping stones over the River Mole at the bottom of Box Hill, hence the name. Denbies, England's largest vineyard, is less than a mile away and Polesden Lacey is a couple of miles past the station There is a room at the back which can be used as a function room or overflow for the pub, and is where the disabled toilets are located. Food plays an important part at the pub and this is available 12-9 Monday to Saturday and 12-6 Sunday. One guest beer is brewery supplied, the other two will be from the local breweries Dorking, Hogs Back, Surrey Hills and Tillingbourne. It may shut early, especially on a Sunday, if there is no trade.
- Stepping Stones Westhumble Street Westhumble RH5 6BS (01306) 889932
- Radius Arms
205 Godstone Road
This excellent micropub opened in former commercial premises on 8 May 2015. Originally it was to be called the Broken Drum, but changed its name shortly before opening. Between four and six beers are sold depending on the time of the week and these change regularly. In the bar area are several high tables which are made from Brazilian Sapele wood which has been rescued from display cabinets. Four wooden benches have been recycled from the Olympic Park in London. The beers are usually served straight from the cask but at busy times handpumps may be used. Around 13 ciders and perries are also sold alongside four keycask beers. The beers frequently change as this is a very popular pub with locals enjoying events like pickled onion making making and cheese tasting. Outside are a couple of beer barrels used by smokers.
- Whyteleafe Tavern
208 Godstone Road
This corner pub has one single horseshoe-shaped bar and is close to both Upper Warlingham and Whyteleafe stations. Pool and darts are played and all sports events are shown on the five screens which can show a variety of programmes. A function room for up to 70 people is available. There is a covered area for smokers in the garden at the back of the pub.
- Radius Arms 205 Godstone Road Whyteleafe CR3 0EL 07514 916172
- Woldingham Village Club
Upper Court Road
Very smart and friendly club which acts as the village local. A beer and music festival is held each year in the garden. Good home-cooked food is sold Friday evening (7-9:30) and Sunday lunchtime (12-3:30) plus other times by arrangement. Sky Sports is shown and there is a full size snooker table plus a pool table and darts. Pleasing to see is there is also a bar billiards table. Parts of the club can be hired for events and functions. An occasional local guest beer is sold alongside the regular beers (Bombardier is also usually sold), and there is also an excellent wine selection. Non members are welcome to visit.
- Woldingham Village Club Upper Court Road Woldingham CR3 7BE (01883) 653330
An attractive solid-looking brick, flint and tile building with some late gothic flourishes in the form of a circular turret room with conical roof and weather vane. One bar pub with food available all day from 12 till 10 (9 Sunday). The guest beers change regularly; sometimes there is only one available. Real cider is sometimes available, occasionally from one of the handpumps. There are also regular promotions (50% off food on Mondays) and events (poker on Tuesdays, quiz nights on Thursdays and live music one Friday a month). Outside is a large and pleasant garden with a sandpit for the kids to play in and a lit and heated smoking area. In the summer there are various events held there including terrace barbecues on Sundays. The village only got its pub in the early 1900s when it was built as an annexe to the local manor house. Be warned: it is a long uphill walk from Woodmansterne station! There is a CAMRA discount but the staff sometimes have problems finding it on the till. Mondays are Cask Ale Day when there is a large discount for everyone on pints, the CAMRA discount is only applied to the full price so would only be worth having on halves on a Monday. There are two televisions for terrestial sport and a woodburning stove in the back on the left. There is free WiFi and dogs are made very welcome.
- Woodman Woodmansterne Street Woodmansterne SM7 3NL (01737) 371841
- De Vere Wotton House
Originally the home of the botanist John Evelyn, this 17th century 111 room hotel is situated in 20 acres of land and down a long driveway from the main road. The main bar is the 1877 Bar which is situated to the left of reception as you enter. Food is available all day until 10pm although during quiet periods it may finish earlier.
- Wotton Hatch
This is a large roadside pub, set on the busy A25 Guildford to Dorking main road, and has a 300 year history. There are large well-appointed bar areas, including a conservatory providing a number of comfortable eating and drinking areas, all served from a single serving point. Outside, ample lawns form an excellent beer garden, with views over the North Downs. Formerly a Surrey Trust Company house, it later belonged to Fullers, who sold it to Bass in the 1990s. Food is a major feature with restaurant areas taking half the available interior space. Food is served from 12-10 every day except Sunday when it is 12-9. There are two real fires. There will be one or two beers with Sharp's Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute often featuring. There are steps up from the main road but none on the paved path through the garden from the car park to the front entrance.
- De Vere Wotton House Guildford Road Wotton RH5 6HS (01306) 730000