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The Blue Anchor, Reigate

A new governor here, who has had a highly successful personality bypass.

Stands out like a sore thumb, and a fish out of water - with all the charisma of a deaf hedgehog, with piles.

If this bloke smiled, his face would crack. Welcome to Reigate mate!

16 Oct 2018 22:56

Acorn 30, Epsom

The excellent Rocket DJ - is Steve Diamond¡

7 Oct 2018 15:16

The Red Lion Hotel, Marston Magna

Posted as closed - 7 years ago!

7 Oct 2018 09:52

The Red Cross Inn, Reigate

Centre for TV sport in Reigate.

And always busy, with good beer and service.

Music at weekends.

30 Sep 2018 10:18

The Three Hammers, Mill Hill

Snarling - as childish, as ever.

28 Sep 2018 00:15

The White Lion, Redhill

Closed.

17 Sep 2018 12:32

The Harvest Mouse, Heswall

The last post said nothing about the pub in the first and last sentences - then that this brewery pub sold it's own produce!

14 Sep 2018 10:25

The Olde Cross, Alnwick

Why do fools fall in love?¡

10 Aug 2018 07:32

The Oddfellows Arms, Alnwick

Closed?!

9 Aug 2018 16:33

The Revolution Bar, Sutton

Fox - you didn't know this pub went 5 years ago?

Nor the Crown and Grapes (Sutton) in the last couple of weeks.

Keep up - don't post, or go back to prison!

8 Aug 2018 17:32

The Revolution Bar, Sutton

Posted as closed over 5 years ago on here. Foz finds it hard tp keep up!

Some assistance. The Crown burned down at the weekend - and The Grapes closed not long before.

In 2018!¡

7 Aug 2018 22:32

The Crown, Sutton

The fire started in a flat over the pub, and nobody seems to have been hurt. Unlikely to reopen as pubs down this side of the High Street are dying.

Even the Wetherspoons - The Grapes, just up the road - closed a short while ago. All the busy pubs are towards the station, including the remaining spoon.

6 Aug 2018 15:23

The Bear, Horsham

Local redneck haunt - run as a club for them.

Was closed for a long time.

The Horsham pub to avoid, if you're not a a redneck.

Init.

4 Aug 2018 13:40

The White Horse, Hertford

BITE' s most prolific poster - SM. But why does he bother going into Wetherspoons, as the resultant negative post is always the same.

Other beer drinkers don't need to know 'the back door is now closed/not the pub it once was/third rate wetherspoons'.

SM could try harder before doling out advice whilst despising our biggest and most successful pub company ever, though - by no means - perfect.

As all beer drinkers will know! Campaign at this public company's AGM - instead of constantly repeating the same criticisms here.

6 Jul 2018 12:52

The Hatch, Shaws Corner

Been in this quiet/small boozer a few times, and noticed the pastime of the owner and some regulars - which is to comment on those customers who have just left.

Not in a particularly flattering way, but with much laughter. Sad really.

One local regular - Robert - seems to be the recipient of significant levels of humorous observations.

But he is, by no means, alone.

3 Jun 2018 22:25

The Tower, Redhill

Still closed - with latest name sign (Eagles Nest) taken down. Local newspaper says the property will soon become a shop of some kind.

22 Apr 2018 23:39

The Queens Head, Dorking

Open again.

16 Apr 2018 21:06

Barley Sheaf, Bodmin

This pub has been closed for several years - and will never reopen. NO need to tell us it's still closed!

16 Apr 2018 18:36

The Sun, Redhill

My last post is incorrect. There was no stabbing at the Sun - sorry.

20 Jan 2018 11:51

The Sun, Redhill

Stabbing there late last night - Surrey Mirror website says.

20 Jan 2018 10:26

The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Yes - it's an L shaped bar, which limits visibility. But the staff seem to make little effort to serve customers in order. Regulars though - are well looked after!

20 Jan 2018 09:15

The Queens Head, Dorking

Closed. Future, uncertain.

20 Jan 2018 08:38

The Castle, Outwood

Soon to be closed for refurb.

20 Jan 2018 08:10

The Feathers, Merstham

Closing soon - for major refurbishment.

20 Jan 2018 08:08

Red Lion, Redhill

Busy pub - with car park, good beer/food and live sport.

19 Jan 2018 13:41

Barley Mow, Reigate

Closed.

19 Jan 2018 13:36

The Hatch, Shaws Corner

Open and trading well - excellent food.

19 Jan 2018 13:34

The Abbot, Redhill

Closed.

19 Jan 2018 13:29

The Six Bells, Newdigate

New owners - closed for a month, for refurb.

7 Sep 2017 09:03

The Queens Arms, Clapham

Posted as closed 18 months ago - why tell us again?

7 Aug 2017 13:50

The Hunters Lodge, Ringwood

Thanks - the pub was posted as closed on here, eight years ago.

Twice.

4 Aug 2017 15:03

The Alma, Taunton

Posted as demolished on here 10 years ago - you OK m8?

2 Aug 2017 22:47

The Well House Inn, Mugswell

Totally agree with the last post - but one.

Excellent country pub, food great.

If you dislike their beverages, go elsewhere - to the last poster¡

1 Aug 2017 22:55

The Black Horse, Reigate

June 26 reopening after major refurbishment - into gastropub.

Will be dog friendly - handy for adjacent Reigate Heath.

Plenty of parking and a beer garden - and on the edge of town, on A25.

13 Jun 2017 07:32

The Crown Inn, Lewes

Closed - notwithstanding it's prime central location. Looks very run down.

11 Jun 2017 09:48

White Hart, Godstone

Closed - and undergoing refurbishment by new owners, Marstons.

8 Jun 2017 15:17

Cobbetts, Dorking

Great and alternative venue. Like Four Hops in Reigate.

Both on West Street(s).

Craft ale, at its best.....

28 May 2017 17:57

Old Oak, Reigate

Punch have applied for planning permission to build two houses in the garden - which would have four spaces in the already small car park.

Locals are not happy and are raising a petition - like the customers of the Limes and Garibaldi, not far away.

However, unlike those two pubs, Punch say the Old Oak will continue to trade - albeit without it's nice beer-garden.

17 May 2017 09:49

The Marquis of Granby, Epsom

Now open again, small improvement.

14 May 2017 15:25

Acorn 30, Epsom

Reopened....still similar...

14 May 2017 15:22

The Symonds Well, Epsom

Closed.

10 May 2017 13:52

The Marquis of Granby, Epsom

Reopening 13th May.

10 May 2017 13:48

The Black Horse, Reigate

Being refurbished by new owners - expected to reopen mid-June.

10 May 2017 13:44

The Honest Cabbage, Kingston Upon Thames

This ceased trading as a pub over 6 years ago - and was posted as such.

Why tell us again 6 years later!?

10 May 2017 13:29

The Surrey Yeoman, Dorking

Now sold to a property developer - but may reopen as a restaurant or pub. If it doesn't become a pub again, Dorking will have no pub on the High Street.

3 May 2017 09:57

The Surrey Yeoman, Dorking

Now sold to a property developer - but may reopen as a restaurant or pub. If it doesn't become a pub again, Dorking will have no pub on the High Street.

3 May 2017 09:57

The Oak Tree, Sevenoaks

*personality bypasses

2 May 2017 11:31

The Oak Tree, Sevenoaks

Now The OakTavern and Tap. Unusual new strategy, with a large glasscased micro- brewery in the epicentre. Do they expect us to admire the slow brewing production? Massive missuse of space, which could be used so much better. Undoubtedly will fail again - not least because of the high prices, the internal uninteresting manufacturing site and bar persons, who have had very successful personally bypassed.

1 May 2017 17:23

Acorn 30, Epsom

Closed.

24 Apr 2017 15:45

The Limes, South Merstham

Closing in the middle of May - for residential development.

23 Apr 2017 22:40

The Garibaldi, Redhill

Over the past few years, nearby pubs have closed. The Flying Scud, New Inn, Pendleton and Greyhound for example.

Even in Redhill centre - the Eagles Nest and Dragon are no longer trading as pubs; the former being closed, yet again.

Locals like the Garibaldi (on a town's outskirts) are a thing of the past, sadly. Even town centre pubs find it hard - except Wetherspoons.

The Sun (Wetherspoons) in Redhill is by far the busiest pub in the area - and has traded for four hours (every day) before the others even open.

14 Apr 2017 09:54

Charles Holden, Colliers Wood

And WHY might they make that completely erroneous assumption?

11 Apr 2017 18:47

The Garibaldi, Redhill

Boarded up.

9 Apr 2017 19:35

The Marquis of Granby, Epsom

Closing on 18th April - for a few weeks, to facilitate a long overdue refurbishment.

9 Apr 2017 13:34

The Bull Inn, Chichester

Closed - and sorry looking.

9 Apr 2017 10:38

Country House Inn, Exeter

Almost 9 (nine!) years ago this pub was posted as closed, on here!!!

6 Apr 2017 18:12

Rodboro Buildings, Guildford

Santell - see your vet soon...

6 Apr 2017 18:01

The North Bridge Inn, Exeter

Closed for about 6 years...get a grip m8!

6 Apr 2017 17:56

The Limes, South Merstham

Locals have raised a petition to keep this pub open - with 550 names.

5 Apr 2017 09:24

The Granville (Harvester), Ealing Common

Rubble for over 8 years - and posted as such then!

Why post now, about a non-existent property - bored m8!?

21 Mar 2017 12:36

The Cock and Bull, Sutton

Closed for refurbishment.

20 Mar 2017 14:16

The King and Queen, Caterham

Closed for refurbishment.

20 Mar 2017 14:14

The Dog and Bull, Croydon

Sounds fun - never been there, eel?

17 Mar 2017 09:04

Mechanical Elephant, Margate

And Wetherspoons don't have music - and have other rules that us customers must adhere to, if we want to frequent them!

13 Mar 2017 08:17

The Dog and Bull, Croydon

The drunks of Croydon?

Old slerpy has been one for decades.

3 Mar 2017 14:27

Acorn 30, Epsom

Currently being sold - again.

1 Mar 2017 12:57

The Hatch, Shaws Corner

External sign now reads 'to let'.

1 Mar 2017 11:02

The Duke Of Wellington, East Horsley

Reopened after refurbishment.

22 Feb 2017 14:25

The Garibaldi, Redhill

Planning permission application for housing now refused - pub will continue to trade.

21 Feb 2017 10:22

The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel

Served by someone who was never behind a bat before, and was short-changed. No atmosphere in the place, and virtually empy. Has seen better times.

31 Jan 2017 16:05

The Abbot, Redhill

Closed tonight...

28 Jan 2017 21:42

The Royal Albion, Hastings

Visited today - when a group of young spaced out individuals, displaying drug symptomatic behaviour, didn't seem to bother anyone.

28 Jan 2017 14:07

The Regent, Walton on Thames

No longer a Wetherspoon.

Bought and reconstituted by Stonegate, the pubco.

25 Jan 2017 10:27

The Abbot, Redhill

Closed today.

23 Jan 2017 17:00

Warwick Arms, Worthing

Good for sport - but the governor has had a highly successful personality bypass.

22 Jan 2017 10:18

The Royal Oak, Worthing

For sale, a sign outside says.

22 Jan 2017 10:16

Sir Timothy Shelley, Worthing

Closed.

Good Wetherspoon move - as their other pub, The Three Fishes across the road - has now taken all it's business.

21 Jan 2017 14:18

The Duke Of Wellington, East Horsley

Closing this coming weekend - for another major refurbishment!

19 Jan 2017 09:15

The Edmund Tylney, Leatherhead

Everywhere is great, good or cheap - says 123.

A standard spoon is the best in town!

Get out more m8.

17 Jan 2017 17:39

The Hatch, Shaws Corner

Closed.

15 Jan 2017 12:04

The New Chandos, Colindale

Slerpy is back...

14 Jan 2017 18:27

The Fox Revived, Horley

Reopening - 9th February 2017, after massive redevelopment.

12 Jan 2017 11:32

The Running Horses, Mickleham

Fine restaurant, pub and hotel - under all headings.

Just shortlisted for a national Best Accommodation award.

In a lovely medieval village, less than 25 miles from London.

11 Jan 2017 16:17

Wetherspoons, Victoria Station

Yes - a football match in London (or even numerous concerts/parades and exhibitions/royal events etc.) will affect Victoria pubs.

Commuters, shoppers, international travellers, tourists, residents - see to that. But this Wetherspoon is busy, well run and bright and airy.

And you can see the station train information boards - as well as having pub screens providing similar information on the Wetherspoon pub screens.

Toilets in the station are a nightmare - in terms of locations, turnstiles, cost etc.

But this Wetherspoon has a free/clean gents - just inside the main door. Used by many people who aren't customers.

10 Jan 2017 18:22

Old Oak, Reigate

New manager, £270k refurbishment and reopened a week ago - after a month.

Good news for locals - with food and music on the way.

16 Dec 2016 09:11

The Spotted Dog, Dorking

On wide South Street (with ample parking + Waitrose), this pub - with probably the best position in town - is totally underperforming for two main reasons.

Inept/untrained staff and no investment. Everything is tired, including the toilets. Certainly, the gents are in a third world state - outside!

Nearby, the two West Street pubs - with their recent refurbishments - leave this tired relic of a pub sadly wanting.

15 Dec 2016 18:04

The Arkle Manor, Betchworth

Decor is good.

Food and service are just average, and prices are on the high side.

Our waiter was less than friendly - and rather inefficient.

14 Dec 2016 10:37

The Tower, Redhill

Can't see this place opening before Christmas, or ever.

Over the years, there have been several reincarnations/new names/management and themes - all failed.

Because so many Redhill pubs have closed, it has become a Wetherspoon zone - with The Sun as the only decent pub.

With an enormous turnover, and no real competition.

13 Dec 2016 17:50

The Sportsman 'Time Well Spent', Mogador

Like many rural pubs, this one concentrates on food - although the refurbishment allows it to retain a pub atmosphere.

Part of a local pub group of about a dozen, the place is very busy in the summer because of it's rustic location - and ample parking.

Food is excellent, beer varied. Could be the best country pub in Surrey - get there early.

Dogs and horses are welcomed.

12 Dec 2016 15:45

The Old Bank, Sutton

Yes - and, also, the Irish/Manageress(?) is very pleasant and helpful.

11 Oct 2016 17:44

Jack George Phillips, Godalming

Not a very informative/helpful post from onable - except you know what you get, and he/she likes the pub.

10 Oct 2016 18:13

The Antelope Inn, Wareham

I share your view on real ale.

When you drink it, you think the bottom has fallen out of your world - then, the world falls out of your bottom!

Gteat pub for all sports.

7 Oct 2016 15:59

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Loud Irish manager - who loves the sound of his own voice!

Mediocre, under all headings.

With so much potential in terms of size, location etc.

6 Oct 2016 11:16

The Cage Wine Bar, Reigate

Small pub, in a courtyard just off the High Street.

Reasonable spot with newspapers and weekend music.

Beer quality is good, and staff are efficient and friendly.

5 Oct 2016 14:55

The Feathers, Merstham

The last post, but one (eric) - is the accurate one. Avoid!

5 Oct 2016 14:10

The Railway, Merstham

One of the worst pubs around, under all headings.

5 Oct 2016 14:06

The Bell, Reigate

Good beer and food - but small. Reasonable staff and management.

5 Oct 2016 13:27

The Tower, Redhill

Heard there's been licence problems, and that's why the pub is closed.

Very capable no-nonsense governor in charge, during recent months.

The best for a very long time; hopefully, he can sort matters out.

5 Oct 2016 13:22

The Bell, Reigate

Right about the staff, always chatting to themselves. We ALL have to know about their other jobs, futures (!) and plans for the evening etc.

Just needs better management.

5 Jul 2016 23:29

The Well House Inn, Mugswell

Yet MORE real ale advice for Mark, the Well's owner - from Jump! Mark has decided not to bother too much about real ale, as he has in his other successful outlets; get over it and/or go elsewhere!

Regulars (increasing every week) are not bothered - and I, in there very frequently, have seen no demand. Mark's expertise and experience - in many other pubs - has allowed him to see other/better areas of potential.

Should we not just wish him well - and not continue to bombard him (and this site) with unwanted and irrelevant real ale propaganda. Particularly, as these ales are easily found elsewhere in the locality.

22 Apr 2016 09:55

The Well House Inn, Mugswell

Well Jump - your 'Missing a Trick' advice and real ale blackboard suggestion would seem, to some, an effort to change the owner's strategic/business choices.

Mark has got it right at the Well, something evidenced by the increased trade - without the need for any great real ale concentration.

21 Apr 2016 15:22

The Well House Inn, Mugswell

Jump - the last poster - thinks the owner should prioritise real ale. The owner, and us locals, don't. Solution - go elsewhere, jump.

20 Apr 2016 10:39

The Tower, Redhill

Yes, this pub has improved dramatically under new management - although its nearest rivals (Abbot and Junction) are dire

Best venue for Sky sport in town; also the best music venue.

As well as being handy for buses and trains.

Service is with a smile and the beers are well kept.

18 Apr 2016 16:24

Sylvan Post, Forest Hill

Slerpy - maybe because it was a 1960's Post Office?

10 Feb 2016 09:37

The Bear, Esher

Now open again, after fine refurbishment.

7 Feb 2016 11:37

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Set to reopen again soon - and will be showing the 6 Nations Rugby. Local couple of experienced publicans, who will concentrate on food.

Although small, the pub has great potential due to its excellent High Street location, affluent Surrey locality and nice beer garden. Good luck to them!

4 Feb 2016 17:57

Cobbetts, Dorking

Bump - why compliment old Slerpy?

2 Feb 2016 17:00

The Coy Carp, Uxbridge

try and get out more rov, and stay off the white powder

your questions will be answered

but see your Vet soon m8

1 Feb 2016 22:18

The White Hart, Enfield

The closed status was first posted on here, four and a half years ago...

25 Jan 2016 13:40

The Jolly Farmers, Betchworth

Open - and if the full/new car park is anything to go by - doing extremely well.

18 Jan 2016 22:52

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Put simply...a pub on Reigate High Street should not be this bad....

Awful, dead and hygiene free.

Owen - the new governor has had a personality bypass.

17 Jan 2016 16:46

The Abinger Arms, Abinger Hammer

This place has been a cookery school for years, Richard. Keep up mate.

17 Jan 2016 12:01

The Abbot, Redhill

One of the worst pub in Surrey.

Inept management, poor hygiene and beer quality.

Staff are dire, slow - but nor slow enough to short change! AVOID...

16 Jan 2016 11:20

Cobbetts, Dorking

This a modern concept - new and inivative. Won't appeal to older posters, like sleepy - who insisted that trams be reintroduced to his lovely Croydon!

10 Jan 2016 18:04

The Albion, Epsom

Well, a year after the last post, things have gone downhill badly. In that time, the place has changed hands frequently - with very poor current management. All those barred elsewhere in Epsom seem welcome - and the calibre of staff and customer is very low. Sad - its right in the middle of town; however, the nearby Wetherspoon has cornered the market.

27 Dec 2015 09:34

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Open Again - new management.

27 Dec 2015 09:22

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Stop press. Believed to be reopening tonight.

18 Dec 2015 09:17

The Moon and Spoon, Slough

Kales, why lie on a pub/beer website - and refuse to discuss either. Just other posters, all of whom you have issues with. A spelling course might help - as well as a hobby, job or visit to the pub!

18 Dec 2015 09:14

The Moon and Spoon, Slough

Mine was the abusive one - to a sad unemployed chap, who has no interest in pubs or beer. Just a habit of boring and insulting posters.

17 Dec 2015 18:10

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Seems highly unlikely that the Bulls Head will open in time for Christmas and the New Year. A great pity - badly missed in the Reigate festive period.

12 Dec 2015 10:52

Penny Black, Kidderminster

First time here - recently.

Surprised to see a dartboard in a Wetherspoon.

The manager told me its the only one in the entire c1000 pub group.

Demand - was the answer/reason.

5 Dec 2015 22:21

The Queen Adelaide, Hastings

Fourth closed post for this pub!

20 Nov 2015 13:18

Red Lion, Redhill

Over analysis by some punters! Good pub with good beer - simples.

16 Nov 2015 14:43

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Closed.

2 Nov 2015 18:37

The Scrap Yard, Redhill

Great pub - but where is it?

17 Oct 2015 10:04

The Sun, Redhill

For many of us, the GBG is a blast from the past. The Sun is a better Wetherspoon in terms of food and drink quality - and the staff are friendly. Everything works well under the watchful eye of Tom, the manager.

With a bus stop nearby - as well as a supermarket, bookies, cashpoint and newsagents - its a pleasant spot to pass a bit of time whilst keeping in touch with the world, via the excellent and free Wi-fi.

5 Oct 2015 14:38

The Mary Shelley, Bournemouth

On Saturday, one of the two gents toilets was out of order. Fair enough.

But, bearing in mind, it was at the every far side of this large pub and down two flights of stairs - it might well have been a good idea - to place an 'out of order' sign in a more prominent position, (instead of only on the toilet door itself).

This would have saved customers (hundreds of them!) making the trip to the toilet - and down the two flights of stairs, and up again; to begin their trip to the other toilet at the far side of the pub - and down two more flights of stairs.

Our suggestion was ignored and on Saturday, several hundred chaps made this wasted journey. Maybe on Sunday (and later?), as well. Sad that the management are unable to think on their feet.

5 Oct 2015 14:17

The Abbot, Redhill

A lone trainee barmaid - struggled to serve yesterday. Whilst the governor (50's/specs) chatted with his mates, at the end of the bar.

When he had to, he would quickly go behind the bar (to explain the till), and then resume his converstion outside the bar.

Many waited 10/15 minutes for a drink. Others left.

30 Sep 2015 10:00

Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth

River Dart side (though not quite on the water) hotel, with two bars. Adequate - but, like Dartmouth itself, gets far to busy during the summer.

Parking is a nightmare - and, in recent years, a busy park and ride service has been very necessary.

The blue rinse brigade arrive in their hundreds - and the few historic streets and quayside are thronged.

21 Sep 2015 18:09

The Bear, Esher

Closed - major refurb.

21 Sep 2015 11:15

The Volunteer, Lewes

Rude/low calibre female staff - with zero interest, except in chatting to their mates at the end of the bar. Heavy enough to be prop forwards...

13 Sep 2015 12:42

The Jolly Farmers, Betchworth

Soon to be reopened - as 'The Pheasant at Buckland'

7 Sep 2015 21:13

Sovereign, Camden

No m8.

2 Sep 2015 15:23

The Ram, Kingston Upon Thames

Most expensive pub in Kingston - for no reason.

Double (50 ml) Smirnoff with a dash of Coke - £7.50!!!

£3 cheaper just down the road, towards the Centre...

30 Aug 2015 20:54

The Bell, Reigate

Often quite. And an opportunity for the staff to chat amongst themselves - loudly. Texting is popular with staff too.

Beer/food - good. Like the garden. But could do better overall.

28 Aug 2015 18:21

The Bulls Head, Dorking

New management - so the Chelsea photos are long gone.

Just ticking over with very mediocre bar staff, who must have their fag breaks at the side of the pub - whether customers are waiting or not.

People walk in, see nobody behind the bar - and walk out again.

25 Aug 2015 13:42

The Lady Hamilton, Portsmouth

Long closed...

22 Aug 2015 21:42

The Angel, Reigate

Closed.

5 Aug 2015 18:00

The Hatch, Shaws Corner

Gam is now posting about a pub he hasn't been in - since the new management came. And gives an observation of a mate, as well his own imaginations/prognosis for the future. Why not just visit and then review the newly managed outlet?

20 Jul 2015 17:47

The Hastings Arms, Hastings

Yes - an uninspiring place, under all categories...

6 Jul 2015 16:47

The Egremont Hotel, Worthing

Yes - total change of culture. Good refurb, although prices reflect it.

Excellent choice of beers and wine.

I think that food will follow soon; but I didn't see a TV, accommodation option or live music capability.

The absence of the last three is a plus - and the local rufftypes have lost a venue...

6 Jul 2015 15:58

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Over the last year on here - one positive post. Fullers' investment has been massive, acquisition cost and refurb - £2/3m.

Yet the place is run by idiots - including a fat/loudmouthed chap who barks orders to staff.

8 Mar 2015 21:41

The Red Lion, Arundel

Prime spot. But the most expensive pub in town.

Geared for tourists.

Down the old back streets, nearby - its quieter and cheaper - for pubgrub etc.

.

8 Mar 2015 21:12

The Abinger Hatch, Abinger Common

Plenty of buses through Abinger Common, and nearby.

Daily and almost hourly.

Cider too......

8 Mar 2015 20:54

The Albion, Epsom

They have spent a few bob on the Albion - and its pleasant and functional. Great courtyard/stables area. I never knew the pub had stables at the back, but maybe the previous owners didn't either - total pilocks. Future looks good, as long as the dregs don't come back.

28 Sep 2014 22:11

The Spotted Dog, Dorking

Yes - a fantastic chance for a South Street pub to make a fortune. Next door to a multi-million pound new Waitrose - probably the biggest in Surrey.

Sadly, the management and staff are amateurs - probably don't know they're only holding the place until the obvious refurb, and new operators.

23 Sep 2014 23:03

The Black Swan, Bristol

Five people stabbed in the vicinity, early this morning.

25 Aug 2014 13:38

The Tower, Redhill

Closed (again) - when I passed by, a couple of days ago.

21 Aug 2014 09:44

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

What a strange post by grumpy - who is 'shocked' at a particular beer being replaced; that decision is entirely the prerogative on the governor.

Nick continues to run his new venture well and, with a wide variety of beers on offer, a visit to this rural establishment is always a pleasure.

30 Jul 2014 12:31

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

Never been in this place. My comment concerns servingwench's idiotic assertion that a 'pub closed' post is obvious! To whom?

People who haven't passed the particular pub for some time? The 'closed' post is more helpful/informative than most on here.

18 Jun 2014 16:04

The Nutley Hall, Reigate

Gam will be posting about the Greyhound next!

12 May 2014 21:10

The Red Cross Inn, Reigate

I've noticed this also. Not sure about banning children, but these three adults seem to insist on virtually taking over the pub (not only the Red Cross) - and seeing to their child on the counter or at the absolute center of the pub. At peak/after work time! I prefer to go home to see my young one - and not to have an infant being fed (etc.) beside me, at the bar, during my post Ensure calming pint....

6 Nov 2013 10:16

The Kings Arms, Arundel

Doc...the prices. High, very. Its why locals go elsewhere?

21 Oct 2013 21:53

The Royal Oak, Tunbridge Wells

Ivan is something of a fibber, and a bored regular in this pub.

This is a good boozer, friendly staff, excellent beer and hygiene.

But maybe Ivan was in a Freud like mood.....

And should have a chat to himself.

If he can find him.

18 Oct 2013 21:56

Cricketers Arms, Ockley

No wonder the last poster (but one) said this place was surprisingly quiet on a Friday night. The place has gone downhill rapidly and when I do pass, I now always continue on to Dorking. Pity that a lack of interest or ability has ruined what used to be a half decent boozer.

13 Oct 2013 13:52

First In Last Out, Winchester

Pilgrim, this is not a quiz site. Yes, its open - had three pints there last weekend, top quality. Check it out m8.

11 Oct 2013 21:17

The Irish Pub, Berlin

No 'wird women' here now - 7.5 years later. Just about worth a visit if you're in the vicinity, but there are much better establishments in this fine city. At least slerpy doesn't visit!

9 Oct 2013 21:38

The Tower, Redhill

Yes. A very bad start. No information. Rude/untrained staff. When the place is open.....

1 Sep 2013 23:25

Waxy's Little Sister, Piccadilly Circus

A large Smirnoff and a dash of coke here is £8.85! 50 ml of vodka, in total. More expensive than the Hilton, Park Lane. Glad I asked for a quote before I walked out.

22 Aug 2013 07:36

The Star, Dorking

All - you the bloke who was asked to leave the Royal Oak in Rusper?

31 Jul 2013 12:18

The Tower, Redhill

Seems like the Dog is close to reopening - after the fire.

30 Jul 2013 09:24

The Yew Tree 'Time well spent', Reigate Hill

I stop here now and then. Its the last watering hole (on the A217) before hitting the M25. A pleasant place with a handy car park and a good pint of Youngs; newspapers are available.

With regard to the governor (last post), I can confirm his demeanour - but also that he seems to be rarely about. Quite a friendly lady usually serves my pint whilst organising, what appears to be, a busy food trade.

17 Jul 2013 09:46

The Star, Dorking

Still, an awful place...

11 Jul 2013 14:11

Stanley Hotel, Eastham

Its in the same spot - wirral; just get a satnav?

9 Jul 2013 22:01

The Junction, Redhill

For sale sign on the pub.

9 Jun 2013 19:06

The Toby Carvery, Redhill

Same as any Toby carvery. Good value for money.

9 Jun 2013 18:54

The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Clearly, burn147 is the village idiot who has 'forgoton' how to spell. But blokes as thick as him probably never could and just prefer to make fools of themselves on here and in local pubs. Being workshy and unhygienic doesn't help either!

9 Jun 2013 10:06

The Junction, Redhill

The bald barman has had a personality bypass - a very sucessful one.....

28 May 2013 16:05

The Tower, Redhill

Building progress seems very slow. Is there a problem?

28 May 2013 16:02

The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Inarticulate/uneducated posters without syntax or spelling abilities seem alive here.

28 May 2013 15:35

The Jolly Farmer, Weybridge

Much improved - well done.

Totally disagree with numpi about Sunday music, though.

28 May 2013 15:32

The Grapes, Sutton

Dragon - have you ever seen a pool table in any of Wetherspoon's 880 outlets.

Sober up man; they don't need your advice.

24 May 2013 10:51

The Bell, Reigate

Reopened last evening after major refurb - looks very nice. Will serve food, other than lunchtimes; worth a try.

24 May 2013 10:09

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Kev, like us all, tempest can type what he/she wishes on here. I, for one, agree with the view that TWG goes on a bit (as does TWG, himself, in his last post).

What the Market is missing is atmosphere and trained staff - and the restaurant is rarely busy, as prices remain high compared to the nearby competition.

If this was Reigate's best, I'd pass on the town. But, its not; just the dearest. (Just one example; a pint of Becks in the Market is £3.85; £3.50 down the High Street).

23 Jan 2013 11:23

The Bulls Head, Reigate

Yeah....Fox is right. This Chas chap is a bore. He comes in from a building site and takes over. Loudmouth is accurate. His sister is the landlady.

20 Nov 2012 21:56

The Admiral, Reigate

Open - as normal.

6 Nov 2012 09:36

The Admiral, Reigate

Open - as normal.

6 Nov 2012 09:36

The Admiral, Reigate

Closed - yesterday.

5 Nov 2012 09:50

The Jolly Farmer, Weybridge

Those who disagree with surreypub have a vested interest! I don't, but like her/him, I have an opinion and a choice - whether to use this pub or not. I choose the former. The latter should be the obvious choice of surreypub and the articulate enough said. Instead of whinging.

26 Oct 2012 00:49

The Priory, Reigate

Yep, only busy week-end evenings. A bit of imagination/flair/enthusiasm is required fast - or the place will soon fold, like The Priory (previous name).

21 Oct 2012 00:04

The Jolly Farmer, Weybridge

Not serious beer drinkers? - type for yourself m8! The beer is fine at the JF; will be in there tonight for a gallon or so - and for the excellent Sunday lunch.

20 Oct 2012 15:27

The Tower, Redhill

Well'red' - unlike you, Owen is an educated man and able to spell!

But, yes, things will be back to normal soon, and better. This remains a fine pub despite some opinions of others.

20 Oct 2012 10:24

The White Lion, Beeston

THIS IS not A SITE for ADS - U sad MUPPET. Make your trade like the rest of us!

We (local pubs) are all a lot better - and let our service quality do the talking!

You have a lot to learn and a long way to travel.........

16 Oct 2012 21:46

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Yep - food is too pricey. A lot of people are having a beer here and walking the few feet to Cafe Rouge - who are cheaper and don't charge extra for chips and veg.

16 Oct 2012 16:57

The Harp, Covent Garden

Bright agrees with stanzas who wants a pool table in this fine awards winning pub - who's only fault is to be on the small side, a feature of many West End pubs.

15 Oct 2012 10:39

The Gardeners Arms, Lewes

Good pub - if it wasn't for the Basilda Fawlty barmaid, who, some years ago now, had a highly successful personality bypass. She is getting her money's worth!

7 Oct 2012 15:21

The Slug and Lettuce, St Albans

You'd know, boy.....

7 Oct 2012 13:43

The Inn At Kew, Kew

yes randolf, knob and plank are misguided. it is up to a pub's owner/management to allow in (or not) who they wish. the same legal principle applies to your home - again, no reasons have to be given.

my local won't serve 'under 21's'

7 Oct 2012 13:24

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Why you say that ben and nick worked hard is difficult to fathom, as is most of your post! These guys were never around when it was busy and their management styles/skills left a lot to be desired; if they were any good, Fullers would have kept them!

Fox is correct - some regulars do need pruning. TV Joe and his mates should be first in the queue. With a BITE rating of less than 3, customers' views on this place are clear - and Fullers now must take the opportunity to do what it takes to get a return on their 2m investment.

14 Jun 2012 12:02

St Christopher's Inn, Borough

Vile and dead pub.....

Good trick. Keep the price list in small print - on the wall behind the bar, unreadable.

Then charge almost 8 for a large vodka and splash.....

In the pub in London Bridge station (nearby), same drink - 3.45.

Illegal?

1 May 2012 21:40

The Grapes, Sutton

Both JDW's - the Moon and the Grapes are very similar. Same food, drink and staff (who often overlap). Either and both are better than the other Sutton pubs which are very much below average.

30 Apr 2012 10:27

The Tower, Redhill

Who/wench - I can read, but you can't spell!. 'Tennet/rummurs/metion' - what are you on/about? As a Redhill resident, I (and many more) will be making my views known to the relevant authorities. 40 police visits to this pub, since last June, is not gossip; read, if you can(!), the court hearing report.

26 Apr 2012 12:56

The Tower, Redhill

who/wench - what a wally!

a murder nearby yesterday - ok, you go in to the place; we won't!

unless u have a death wish

and some seem to have one in there.............

25 Apr 2012 21:31

The Tower, Redhill

After c40 police visits, this pub's licence is clearly in doubt and, as said before, the freeholder/brewery (Marstons) should step in - and stop putting in inept managers. Complaints to the local authority and the police have been numerous and it has the lowest BITE rating in Surrey. Another chance is not deserved; too many have been given already and this place is likely to follow the Dragon, Greyhound, Scud, New Inn (former pubs nearby) into oblivion.

25 Apr 2012 10:53

The Panther Inn, Reigate

Now called The Roe Deer - looks good from the outside.

25 Apr 2012 09:17

The Bulls Head, Reigate

This guy Alan is becoming such a bore at various local pubs. An unwashed, unemployed, uneducated fool who has a dog. Don't know how he is allowed anywhere ; he ruins a good after work drink....

5 Mar 2012 21:53

The Dolphin, Sutton

Now called The Winning Post....but don't bother!

14 Feb 2012 11:08

The Stag and Hounds, South Croydon

No Stone - 'cos we're all very happy here in the Stag!

Good beer and company.

When were you in last?

13 Feb 2012 22:02

The Market Hotel, Reigate

Fullers are now in situ - with little changes so far, except London Pride. Changes are scheduled for the summer.

13 Feb 2012 10:24

The Albion, Epsom

Still boarded up - but has been bought by two local bar operators who are to revamp the place and reopen on a different theme. The town centre location is prime. The new place will not be called The Albion; the name is already down.

7 Feb 2012 11:18

The Abbot, Redhill

A very lonely place all day. When the staff are twiddling their thumbs, they might clean and paint the place which is looking very tired, inside and out.

6 Feb 2012 01:21

The Market Hotel, Reigate

This week, the Surrey Mirror confirms the Fullers' purchase - for 1.8m!
Seems a lot in this market for an under-performing pub taking just 11k a week (the sale particulars said); but they can't do worse that the current owners and staff who made a disaster of this fine pub which must have a gross square footage of about 10,000 sq. ft. in a prominent location. Plenty of potential then...

3 Feb 2012 12:19

The George, Croydon

Crud, just 'cos you're a beer berk (see your posts of 2/12 & 21/8/11 - too much information!) does not mean you are always right. Are you calling the famous slerpy a liar? I, too, had a Kelham yesterday - and am very glad I'm not a beer expert. Better things to do...

Perhaps, if you had a lie down in a dark room and had a long chat with yourself - you may feel better. And stay off the Double Diamond!

3 Feb 2012 10:09

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Staff from agencies or not, just low calibre. Food and beer, mediocre at best - in a pub with the most potential in Surrey. How could Youngs give such a gem to cretins...like Peat, the village idiot (not my words, but those of a Betchworth neighbour!)

Call in around 3pm and see/hear the front bar - just estuary language, with high volumne.

25 Jan 2012 20:22

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Agency staff, or otherwise - who really cares? The fact is the staff are fairly mediocre and it is a wonder how Angela Peat (inept, clearly) got such a fine pub, with so much potential, from Youngs. Beer and food are acceptable and a bit over-priced, but no big deal. But to allow, for a long time, a tribe of foul-mouthed idiots free reign is idiotic. Never have I heard one word of vague admonishment! It just doesn't happen in the Red Lion, Royal Oak or Seven Stars (where we now drink).

14 Jan 2012 18:29

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Sadly, the last two posters are correct. Drunken louts and an inept landlady don't bode well for this lovely rural pub which has so much potential. Timing is important for visits - when the louts and landlady are sleeping it off. Pity....

9 Jan 2012 15:41

The Tower, Redhill

Fanz only makes positive posts for the D&D which, simply, is an estate pub with a clientele which is allowed to do its own thing! Significanly better Redhill pubs are The Sun, Junction and Hone Cottage - all of which serve food and insist on children being monitored. Unlike the D&D...

5 Jan 2012 12:56

The Peter Cushing, Whitstable

JDW spent c1.5m on this fine pub which is well over their normal budget. Aptly called after one of the town's most famous residents, the pub is a gem and compares well with JDW's Opera House in Tunbrige Wells (which still has operas!)

The PC was a cinema and bingo hall and provides visitors with a unique atmosphere reflecting the building's previous uses in another era - and the history of the place is depicted on the walls, and that of Whitstable itself.

Being a listed building made JDW'a work more difficult - as did the asbestos found.

Staff are friendly and the service is excellent. Food and beers are the JDW norm; the ambience is the prime feature, as well as the very high fitting out standards - evidenced, for instance, by the toilets which are probably the best (and cleanest) in Kent!

So pleased are JDW with their creation that they now seek another unit in the town.

4 Jan 2012 14:45

Yates's, Leicester Square

Funboy's points are well made; this place is excellent value for the West End and a pleasant spot. No idea what Bateman is on(!) or about - again...

16 Dec 2011 14:08

The Tower, Redhill

Why does boat think that those of us who give an opinion on the D&D only have one pint? This estate pub has a long history of trouble and nothing has changed - although I would agree that the new landlady is working hard to improve things. Boorish behaviour continues unchecked and children often have free reign; it is often almost impossible to gain entry through the smokers outside the main door. Very poor staff are the main problem - they need to be more interested and manage the shouters etc. a lot better.

2 Dec 2011 11:04

The Market Hotel, Reigate

This awful pub - and the Dog and Duck in Redhill - are the only sub-three rated pubs on BITE, in East Surrey. And the D&G (an estate pub and home of the male stripper) has a higher rating than The Market which, it seems, can't be given away. All down to an inept management and zero investment.

23 Nov 2011 14:55

The Wotton Hatch, Wotton

Well 'mines' - how do you scan their card when there's no WiFi? No rating left.

23 Nov 2011 14:12

The Albion, Epsom

publove should read the other posts.

this pub is closed and boarded up!

5 Nov 2011 16:41

The Red Lion, Egham

GO

4 Nov 2011 21:35

The Star, Dorking

in there tonight - saw a bicycle parked against the counter. no rider. one wheel.

26 Oct 2011 22:46

The Sun, Redhill

This barn-like former Magnet & Southern outlet is in an ideal JDW location with a station (bus and train), McDonalds, supermarket, betting shop, dole office - all nearby. But, standards are low in terms of staff/service and hygiene.
Improvements are urgently needed for the Sun to achieve its potential. A 4ish rating is correct.

26 Oct 2011 16:16

The Star, Dorking

known as the kiosk locally, people often have to go outside to turn around.

26 Oct 2011 13:43

The Hand in Hand, Boxhill

No, beerlager is right. This pub is now called The Box Tree (I checked on its website). The box tree grows on Boxhill, very near where this pub is located. Now a fine pub, by any standards; please change to correct name.

15 Sep 2011 16:14

The Sun, Redhill

very true, beer. 2363 after one visit in five years knows more about the place than the management!

6 Sep 2011 20:54

Nutfield Priory Hotel, Nutfield

This is a hotel, not a pub. Alcohol is sold only to residents and function attendees. Rather posh.

3 Sep 2011 08:47

Crown Inn, Westcott

Paul has left? Hip Hip Hooray! Might go in when it reopens.

2 Sep 2011 21:54

The Crown and Sceptre, South Croydon

One negative comment on The Crown in the past 18 months by slerpy and for him to call me, the cellarman, a monkey (just because I am dark skined) is bang out of order.

29 Aug 2011 13:10

The Sun, Redhill

Slerpy is an odd chap.

On 23/5, he berates my comments about The Sun - of 23/4. Now, on 23/8, he endorses them!

Nothing has changed recently at the awful Sun, Slerpy - except that we've lost the lovely Emily.

29 Aug 2011 11:58

Half and Half, Croydon

Average - again - slerpy?

You stupid boy........

27 Jul 2011 21:16

The Nutley Hall, Reigate

No....I think randolf7 was talking about a guy called Alan - who has a dog, more articulate than him. Dunno Dawes.....

27 Jul 2011 21:02

The Albion Inn, Brighton

Bar billiards....on speed?

24 Jul 2011 15:51

The Flying Scud, Redhill

What history? This wasn't a very old pub - just badly run, unhygienic and selling vile beer. Bound (and desereved) to fail - just like the Greyhound, New Inn and the Causeway, all nearby.

24 Jul 2011 15:44

The Tower, Redhill

Sadly, after the lick of paint, no real change and no food - but same 'regs'........

11 Jul 2011 22:24

The Home Cottage, Redhill

To attempt to review a building site in the form of an empty pub which has been closed for business for 3/4 months is, indeed, strange. To say 'it actually works quiet well' when the place is closed for business is simply pure fantasy. As the previous poster says, most of the ingredients which make up a pub have yet to be seen and there would appear to be a stong case for TGW to book a sojourn at the Redhill Home for the Bewildered.

8 Jul 2011 11:10

The Abbot, Redhill

Now open until 2am at weekends.

8 Jul 2011 10:57

The Plough, Coldharbour

Food and beer are good here, although the amount of customers (in the lovely Leith Hill area) can sometimes put a strain on service quality. However, overall, this unique out of the way pub is worth a vist despite the virtual campaign by some posters to discredit (giving low ratings etc.) the outlet which is run by a landlady who does it her way. A true and unbiased rating is about 7.

1 Jul 2011 10:30

The Priory, Reigate

Yes it is difficult to know when this place is open. I called in today and the young barmaid did'nt know what the new opening hours are - or even what days its open!

25 Jun 2011 23:33

The Sun, Redhill

My comment was on this outlet's indifferent service; Mr Slerpy, you don't say whether you agree or otherwise.

I'm sorry but I've no idea what a Freedom Pass is; as far as I know, I'm allowed to go almost anywhere without any type of pass.

23 May 2011 16:26

Half and Half, Croydon

We all are simians Mr Slerpy - but you are the only one to repeatedly post 'ads' for the Half. A sad habit that had to be addressed.

23 May 2011 15:00

Half and Half, Croydon

With nearly two dozen 'ads' on here - for the Half - Mr Slerpy (a paid propagandist for the pub) should now just be ignored; shameful really.

23 May 2011 11:38

The Home Cottage, Redhill

It does seem to depend which division of Youngs is doing the renovation and I just hope that the Home Cottage will turn out well. The work being carried out is major.

Youngs's have a website, covering all their pubs, where comments can be left about particular establisments. Unlike BITE, they are monitored and I have yet to see a negative view!

23 Apr 2011 11:50

The Sun, Redhill

Yes, complacent is the word for the Sun's management (and staff). JDW's formulaic approach often generates this attitude which incorporates boredom; the latter causes a failure to remember even small orders - just made - and to give the right change. Ross and Tom know that standards are not that important in a town where the competition is even more dire and customers are not usually too demanding (when a complaint IS made, the air of incredulity is almost palpable). A pity, because the Jack Firman (the Horley JDW) is in a different league.

23 Apr 2011 11:38

The Old House At Home, Dorking

This pub is being run by a holding company - and it shows!

20 Jan 2011 10:48

The Dolphin, Betchworth

It is notewothy that fish has never commented on the Dolphin's beer, food or service quality - but helpfully gives us all advice ('if you don't like the pub, don't go there!')

But this fine site is a forum for all our views - and if the gutter language is acceptable to him/her, fine....

20 Jan 2011 10:39

The Dolphin, Betchworth

good refubishment with fine food and offers. beer quality is generally ok and the location is prime with ample car parking. but, as has been pointed out by so many, the front bar crew take all the gloss off.

13 Jan 2011 15:33

The Dolphin, Betchworth

When open again, one can only hope for a good/new management (sober!) and that the loud and foul mouthed lout-regulars are barred; a lot of money is being spent and, hopefully, Youngs will seek a return based on better standards - all around.

29 Nov 2010 12:08

Crown Inn, Westcott

A morgue in need of maintenance; but laziness has prevailed for years.

2 Oct 2010 23:43

The Running Horses, Mickleham

Gee describes frequent posters as 'wonderful people, with considerable charm' and then sarcastically suggests that they don't have children - just because they willingly comply with pub rules pertaining to them.

His 'Mccann' reference now becomes more sinister - and the comparison between his post of yesterday ('nasty place, even if dying - crawl past, stay away), compared with his of 4am today, implies derangement and/or alcoholism.

29 Sep 2010 10:11

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Ratings; (10 is the top one). Starting there.

Subtract :- 1 for low quality beer and food
2 for drunk landlady
2 for lack of management
3 for foulmouthed customers, going unchecked

All these have been well described in previous posts. But...

Add:- 2 for fine location and
1 for olde worlde pub

No, the 5 rating is correct - although, on some occasions, this can hit -1.

28 Sep 2010 12:17

The Market Hotel, Reigate

This pub is currently for sale by Fleurets (agents) for 175k with a quoted 11k weekly take!

Something doesn't add up...

7 Sep 2010 10:13

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Are beerbiker and sam a couple?

14 Aug 2010 15:25

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Fin58 has a reasoned view. But to complain other customers is not the answer; it could even be dangerous!

Their presence is obvious and audible to all - including staff and management , paticularly in the afternoons. Until, they go - many of us will continue to frequent the Red Lion.

26 Nov 2009 11:01

The William Bray , Shere Guildford Surrey

Thank you rach and marco. We had a bet that - after the two earlier accurate (but slightly negative posts today), 2/3 more new 'joined today posters' would give maximum 10's. Its an old ploy by mates etc. - but it gives us all a gigle. There's been lots of that on the BITE forums; have a look! Best pub 'in the area'...'I have ever frequented'...You should get out more.

22 Nov 2009 18:42

The Dolphin, Betchworth

Clearly, Dolph1967 has a vested interest; his last post said 'the beer is always top notch' - now he says he doesn't drink the stuff!

Tradervic's post is accurate; the pub is still in transition after numerous management changes. For Dolph, to say the food is both 'brilliant & incredible' just reflects his bias and is simply wrong.

Also, tradervic's comments on the 'locals' is spot on.

12 Nov 2009 11:16

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