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The Old Cage, Lingfield - pub details

Address: Plaistow Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27969) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Lingfield (0.6 miles), Dormans (1.7 miles), Godstone (3.6 miles)

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Being converted into a Tesco
Leslie - 15 Sep 2017 12:27
Now closed. Highly unlikely to reopen as a pub, certainly in the foreseeable future!
ecksact - 8 Sep 2015 12:36
Went here more than anywhere else in the 90's. Points of note: London prices, great log fire in winter, mind your head if you're tall and worth a visit to the pub and its namesake the village gaol
filf - 11 Sep 2011 22:35
Visited this pub for the first time today. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, good beer and excellent Roast Beef dinner. Would highly recommend a visit, and will definately be returning again.
Charlotte12345 - 17 Jul 2011 21:24
Having heard varying reports of this pub over the years, ranging from must-visit beerhouse to best-avoided barrack room, I am happy to report that following not only a visit but an overnight stay at the Old Cage last weekend, the pendulum is currently swung in the ascendant. On arrival, I was lucky to find a car parking space, for the whole pub was heaving with post-work and other local customers, all seemingly in a very jolly mood and enjoying the lively bustling atmosphere, which was close to an indoor market at peak trading times. Given the mix of people it seems that they are doing more than a few things right - and it's not like it's the only pub in Lingfield; business could be taken elsewhere if this wasn't up to the mark.

The ale selection is, to a very seasoned consumer, somewhat predictable, with 4 beers across 8 pumps. I couldn't help but think the icing on the cake would be to occupy another couple of them with more varied offerings, but perhaps tie precludes this? In any case Sharp's Doom Bar, Harvey's Best, GK Ruddles Best and "Jailors Old Cage" (sadly not its own brew but Courage re-branded!) were in good nick and seemed to sell well.

There are numerous little cubby-holes and alcoves in which to settle aside from the central bar area, and all are bedecked with a rich ensemble of old memorabilia - not all of it pub or drink-related - which although perhaps a little pseudish do lend a hand in creating a warm and cosy environment, in addition to the exposed beams and pannelling which are reminiscent of an old barn (the oldest part of the building is said to date back to 1592).

The accommodation comes in the form of 3 chalets at the rear, converted from old outbuildings. For 40 a night they were well-kept and commodious, with basic facilities but that suited me fine. One is left to one's own devices to come and go as one pleases, which is always good. A late pint was served by the landlord with a smile, as was breakfast in the morning - served in the generous window of 8:30 till 11. A fiver gets you a comprehensive fry-up, although an extra 2.50 will buy "the Full Monty", which may suit those of a heartier temperament first thing after a beer session! All food was tasty, in generous portions, and served efficiently.

On balance, this would seem to be the pub du jour for locals in the village, and even those of us seeking out broader and more exciting beer ranges should still not ignore the Cage, for its convivial atmos and fun-loving crowd make it worthy of a visit especially in a larger group - you may be drowned out if you go it alone at a busy period.

TWG - 16 Aug 2010 17:27

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