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Have to agree with some of these negative comments.. Its seems like a number of boozers are going down hill in this area.
SteveTaylor1977 - 10 Oct 2014 13:06
The chef here is trying so hard. But please don't cut up my steak for me.
Good pub but some of the language in the bar in not for me, Please have a word.....
pub100pub - 9 Feb 2014 11:02
Lively pub with young owners who work hard to please. The menu has been revamped recently and offers good value and quality. The resturant area is not entirely seperated and can be noisy on " gig " nights but then what do you expect ? Mainly a younger persons pub but all ages mad welcome. Good selection of ales, beers and ciders - wine reasonable by the bottle. Spacious garden for summer events
sgweller - 18 Jan 2011 17:45
Have tried this place twice and on both occasions was very disapointed .YOBS everywhere .shouting and behaving like IDOTS .allow half hour to get to the bar .Lots of F words and most coming from bar staff . horrid place
bonsaiboy - 8 Jun 2010 20:29
Had a great evening at The Cherry Tree recently. The food was fantastic and well priced, service was excellent, the owners are young, hard working and very responsible. Overall the atmosphere was very laid back and would certainly go there again.
janefrancis - 10 May 2009 19:46
Brought here again by a client and it was even worse - totally agree with ccustard - and the omni-present kids were under everyone's feet - free jelly indeed !!!!. My client said that he wouldn't come again. This pub is horrendous.

peterwarlock - 13 Apr 2009 17:25
I agree totally with BrianBlessed. I moved to the area a couple of years ago and was delighted to find this place just 5 minutes walk away. Open fires, real beams, good beer, real locals, bands at the weekend and a pool table in the public side. What could be better?

The landlord told me it would be closing for a couple of months to be refurbished but assured me it wouldn't be losing its character.

I returned soon after it reopened and lo and behold it was destroyed. I have not been back since and will never again.
I wrote to the brewery to ask them how they could let another great old country pub be destroyed, but they couldn't be bothered to reply.

I notice that they are doing a lot of cheapo theme evenings now including one that offered free jelly for kids.

Can't wait till it closes down.
cccustard - 26 Mar 2009 11:09
Beer well-kept if pricey but I had to endure a bunch of lairy, tipsy women who should have been shown the door about an hour before. I will not return.
peterwarlock - 3 Sep 2008 17:27
A recently refurbed pub with good food and beer. Shame about the locals who think they own the place and refuse to allow you to get to the bar and were decidedly intimidating. Otherwise a gem of a place.
JohnTheBeerMonster - 26 Mar 2008 12:20
Used to be a lovely little pub with great pub food that used to be in desperate need of a makeover which continued Brewery incompetence has been turned into a makeover desperately in need of a pub. The food is hideously overpriced and quite frankly hideous, the same unfortunately goes for the beer. Has been in a continous nosedive since Hall & Woodhouse took over King & Barnes and then subsequently kicked out the tenants, I just wouldn't bother TBH.
BrianBlessed - 21 Jan 2008 01:41
this is my second time of trying this pub, I thought i would give it another go, thinkingn our last bad experience 3 months ago was a one off. this time it was worse, we waited 1/2 hour when only us and another couple were in their. We ordered ours first but got ours last. our 2 steaks with different sauces got mixed up, the medium was well done, fatty, and tasted awful. The well done was raw and sent back but still awful. After at the bar we overheard that they did not even have a chef that night. Then to top it off my glass was chipped. Never ever will i visit this pub again.
RIAROBYN - 29 Dec 2007 22:43
This is now another pub that is no longer a pub but an eating establishment. The drinks are overpriced and it is not the kind of place where you would feel comfortable just popping in for a drink. The place although pleasant enough has no soul/atmosphere
sailorboy - 7 Sep 2007 16:46
Popped in on route to home cos it looked quite reasonable from the outside. Inside, very modern decor,lacking in character, particularly for a country pub. At 12.30 midweek I was the only one in the bar; not a good sign. Prompt service but Badger First Gold at 2.90 is an absolute rip-off; short measure to boot. I wouldn't go there again
tandridge_tog - 5 Sep 2007 18:31
it's close
robertjacqueline - 15 Jun 2007 11:50
I had my first pint in here when I was 9 we had been out collecting straw, ee it were tuff in them days. A pint of bitter shandy and a bag of Golden Wonder Salt and Vinegar in the cab of the old mans lorry. Got a right buzz out of it and never looked back?? I've been with mates and 6 kids last year and we were treated ok the grub and juke box good too. Aaahh 1973
scooterroy - 16 Jan 2007 20:11
A friend, her two well behaved children aged 5 & 7 and I and visited the Cherry Tree in Copthorne on Sunday 23rd September 2005.

We visited the bar and purchased our drinks as soon as we had handed the money over we were very rudely ordered outside into the back garden by the Irish gentleman that had served us and told that they did not allow children inside the pub.

Once we passed through the fire exit that we had been virtually shoved out of into the back garden the door was closed behind us, we had been shut out of the building completely.

Bearing in mind this was the end of October and the weather was very cold and damp. We were left to sit in the freezing cold garden to consume our drinks.

When one of the children needed to visit the toilet we were forced to have to walk around to the front of the pub through the bar and to the corridor just by the fire exit we had been shut out from to the toilets on entering through the front door the same Irish gentlemen without even knowing what we wanted glared at us and very rudely without speaking just pointed towards the fire exit as if to say "get out of the pub now"

Considering the pub had a garden with play equipment in, which would suggest that they were child friendly, they were not in the least bit child friendly.

There were no signs either on the outside of the pub or on the doors or inside stating that children were not allowed in.

Had we know just how rudely we were going to be treated and just how arrogant and obnoxious the staff were, we wouldn't have bothered.

So if you have children and intend to visit this put, my advice to you is just don't bother.

anonymous - 24 Oct 2005 14:35
or even average
jugularvein69 - 24 Aug 2005 16:13
avergae beyond belief
jugularvein69 - 24 Aug 2005 16:13

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