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The White Lion, Redhill - pub details

White Lion

Address: 40 Linkfield Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6BY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1469) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Redhill (0.5 miles), Earlswood - Surrey (0.7 miles), Reigate (1.3 miles)

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wealdman - 17 Sep 2018 12:32
While not perhaps ticking everyone's boxes - which pub ever can realistically - I would say The White Lion is getting back to potential form, under the pleasant and seemingly more dynamic management of Al and Sophie. Besides their welcoming temperaments, they have maintained the core character of the venue, whilst being innovative enough to introduce some new elements - most obviously the monthly street food wagon appearing in the car park offering a different style of cuisine for hungry punters, at least in the interim as a valid alternative to operating their own kitchen. This seems to be popular and it's a great example of how a pub that struggles - often through no real fault in itself - to cut a dash and make a point of difference to customers that might keep them returning regularly.

The interior and exterior condition is decent and facilities are much-improved on what they were a few years back.

Drinks-wise, a similar range of beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholics appears to be available, which is fine as it caters for many mainstream tastes. Being tied to Greene King makes the cask ale situation limited and although only the 'White Lion' bitter and guest St Austell 'Tribute' tend to appear frequently, they are at least served well and one can only hope if more interest were shown locally, that more diversity would be seen in this regard (or at least as much as GK will ever allow). Even prices seem to be stable; they've never been 'cheap' at the WL for a long while, but every other surviving pub is now catching up and so their tags don't look so cheeky.

Best of luck folks; the place seems to get busier each time I've dropped in, and some of the old hands are making a comeback, especially on themed evenings. Keep moving in that direction and in theory you shouldn't go far-wrong.
Gamboozler - 10 May 2017 15:00
Was closed, but reopened last week - with new management.

Redhill's oldest pub.
tradervic - 9 Nov 2016 10:10
Trouble is, no manager since John Connolly's sudden departure last November seems to have stuck it here, leading to a confused present and uncertain future. It seems the Lion has again changed hands, with a rumoured focus away from elements that were popular here: broad cask beer range (reduced to only four and mostly Greene King), regular karaoke nights (live music on Fridays is being mooted), and Thai food (the Siam lot seem to have skidaddled, and a boring by-numbers pub grub menu installed in their place!).

Get someone in who's settled, agree on a strategy that suits locals, and STICK WITH IT!
Gamboozler - 9 May 2014 12:57
This is a excellent example of local boozer. I moved to the area in the last year and having a decent local was a deal breaker for me. This pub is spot on. Five Ales on usually. When we first moved here they were hit and miss but i've noticed that recently that the beer is more consistently tasty. Friendly staff and locals make this a nice place to pop in for a pint or have a proper session. I've eaten in their Thai Restaurant and i can recommend that as well. One criticism is the music policy. Sometimes there's an awful commercial radio station playing rubbish music. The last time i was in they had a Rave album on. I'm actually a fan of music in pubs but this was making me want to leave. This sounds like a real moan but this is a great pub.
Mrsausages - 4 Jan 2014 10:22

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