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That was utter folly but thankfully this former pub is now an expanded version of Everest Spice - a superb curry house with a diverse menu. I expect nobody will look at reviews for ex-pubs on BITE, but if you have, and fancy a curry, and are local, then give it a go!
TWG - 19 Dec 2012 17:38
Now 'Le Papillion' restaurant.
sussexfox - 16 Mar 2010 12:15
Looks set to open as a restaurant - maybe in time for Christmas!?
sussexfox - 12 Dec 2009 09:36
Closed
gdm - 30 Apr 2009 12:37
Refurbed but still has the worst toilets in Redhill (Scotland??)
redfive - 23 Dec 2008 10:57
Very sadly, this place seems to be on its last legs - the main door is blocked off and I had to double check that the place was actually open when I found the back door. Looks more like a chinese restaurant than a pub, no real ale (only Master Brew or Bishops Finger in bottled form), and no other customers in at 6pm. Had a good chat with the landlord who put certain things in context, but I can only hope that something can be found to turn things around to restore the evening trade - Redhill can't afford to loose one of its few (potentially) decent pubs.
rpadam - 6 Oct 2008 21:11
An interesting menu & good price, (chef perhaps over-eager with the sugar & oil) but I was the only customer 8pm with a family staff of 4. Don't offer any draught bitter as 'nobody asks for it'. However, it seems unlikely there's local demand for not 1 but 2 oriental lagers on draught.

Nice people, wish them well, but perhaps they might try investing in a small barrel of bitter. Meanwhile locals will morn the death of a pub with no beer.

Shame, a small 'snug bar' (separated from the rather overpowering cooking smells at the open bar) might give them a second income. Also real ale & good or5iental food is a perfect combination.
geofff - 16 Sep 2008 15:47
The Dragon has been taken over by a pleasant Chinese family (from Liverpool) and the pub now has a good atmosphere with excellent Chinese food. Very popular with office workers at lunchtime as it has the best pub grub in Redhill. All previous posts are out of date.
leftfield - 17 Jun 2008 08:39
I was about to pop in on monday night after reading the favorable previous comment, only to see the lights switched off as I approached (just after 10pm).
If you want custom - you MUST cater for it during at least the standard 11am-11pm hours. I might be back or then again how will I know if they fancy an early night or not?
KITCHEN - 21 Jun 2007 12:42
Perfectably reasonable Sheps pub in the centre of Redhill on the one way system through the town centre. There's a conservatory and outdoor drinking area for good weather days.

Normally when you're the only customer in a pub at 4 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, it speaks volumes about the pub and it's usually pretty obvious why it's so deserted, but I have to say I'm puzzled in this case.

Perhaps one of the ex-regulars ( or current regulars if there are any ) can enlighten us ?
JohnBonser - 19 Jun 2007 13:31
Hi there I have been going in this pub for a while. I have found the land lord to be quite pleasant.I have heard on the grape vine that he is leaving as there has been no help from the brewery. But SHOCK HORROR now that he is, the brewery have painted the pub for him. It is well worth a swifty one. I have never had any probs with this pub.
anonymous - 6 Mar 2007 22:02
Sheps have let this place go. Was in there for a quick pint a few weeks ago on a Saturday evening.
The few blokes at the bar were pretty unpleasant and I had already decided to leave when they did. When I left short afterwards it was just the landlord & landlady left.. at 8.30pm on a Saturday evening. Felt sorry for them having so little trade as they seemed to be trying their best. Would not be surprised if Shepherd Neame offloaded this pub. Could be so much better.
douvres - 26 Nov 2006 22:11
Not a bad pub.I've been here quite a few times and I've enjoyed it.
DrJ - 27 Oct 2006 21:55
Bit of a quiet pub


Will2 - 18 Mar 2005 12:39

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