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Running Horse, Leatherhead

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user reviews of the Running Horse, Leatherhead

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2 visits on a Saturday afternoon while in the town for football.

First visit at 2.15pm when the pub was busy (both bars), mainly with Dulwich Hamlet fans, a lot of people standing outside as the weather was good.

6 hand pumps with 4 ales on, 3 of them from Shepheard & Neame (it’s still a Shep’s tied pub), the other ale was Ranmore @ 3.8% from Surrey Hills Brewery, not a great pint but unsure if it was the ale or the condition but not that enjoyable.

Another visit after the match when it was raining really hard so again both bars were busy.

Pleased to report the landlord was in a happier mood than on my last visit, though him and staff are still slightly odd!

Appears in the 2017 GBG. A nice looking pub with low beams and hops in the front bar, a raised area for diners, small courtyard style garden, the other bar is open plan with a pool table and jukebox.

Worth a visit & very handy for the football ground
lezford - 10 Nov 2016 18:02
I was recently in Leatherhead on a Sunday and fancied a quick lunch time pint. Being listed in the GBG, I headed for The Running Horse. As I was not eating, I was made to feel most uncomfortable by one of the bar staff and will not be returning.
MrWeeto - 17 Jun 2016 16:36
Having eaten at the 'Horse on Tuesday evening, it's probably a mercy the kitchen isn't open when walkers will be turning up. The food was dreadful. My burger was burnt and flavourless, in the cheapest supermarket bun - more raising agent than flour. The chips were dull, dry and flavourless. The salad was OK. My brother's bangers-and-mash in onion gravy turned out to be bangers and some sort of industrial instant-mash (either potato puree or powder) in bland gungy non-onion gravy which just contained a few burnt onions and no other vegetable matter. I was not impressed. This is a good pub to drink in if you like Thatcher's Gold cider (I do!) or Shepherd Neame beers, but I really would not recommend it for its food. I shall endeavour to try the food at the Penny Black - what I saw there looked much better.
EccentricRichard - 24 Apr 2016 18:19
I should add, the kitchen isn't open through the afternoon, no food to be had between 3 and 6 - short-sighted considering its walker-friendly riverside location, methinks.
EccentricRichard - 12 Apr 2016 13:13
Nice little Shepherd Neame pub. A quiet local, a real oasis of calm, slightly isolated from the town centre. Two bars, completely separate - you've got to go outside to walk from one to the other. The back bar has a dartboard, pool table and jukebox, while the (much older) front bar is just a quiet cottagey pub. The beers are almost all from Faversham, but there's usually a decent guest ale or two. Thatcher's Gold on tap for us cider drinkers. Decent crisps and a log fire for warmth when it's cold. It's now a little tired, the loos especially (the Gents, bizarrely, is entered through the base of a chimney where a fireplace formerly existed), and the front door could do with being unblocked (it'd really bring more light into the pub), but it's honest, unpretentious and charming. Quiz nights on Tuesdays. No idea what the food is like yet, but intend to find out. It'd be good to see this pub in local, independent hands and revamped sympathetically - but not modernised (i.e. ruined!) like the Grantley (Ghastly) Arms at Wonersh...
EccentricRichard - 12 Apr 2016 12:24
Sought out this pub based on the strength of reviews on this web site.

After an 11 miler in the gorgeous Surrey countryside, I was ready for my 2nd pint of the day.

This is a nice old pub, with a decent beer garden. Took a Surrey Hills Brewery Ranmore. A little too pale for my liking but kept perfectly.

The rest of the beers were Shepherds Neame.

Some photos at my walking blog.
Mappiman - 10 May 2015 18:23
Nice old pub dating from 15th century. Cozy lounge with open fire and beams, pleasant outside area as well.

Good selection of local and national beer. Service good. Dog friendly.
Abronson - 25 Jan 2015 05:43
impressive pub, dating back to 15th century. Low ceilings and beams, cosy and friendly. Decent pint of Shepherd Neame.
EagleEye - 1 Jun 2014 03:52
Now they have guest beers and Surrey Hills permanently on this pub deserves its rating upgrade. Add to this a very cosy interior with a roaring fire (as my previous comment ceiling height is perhaps a little too cosy for someone who is 6ft 3in), increased trade and very fine locals and staff this has become a real cracker of a pub. You will also regularly find either London Drinker or Surrey News and Ale available here.
Oakman100 - 3 Dec 2013 16:46
I agree totally with the comments of Fetchman, a super local's pub, very busy early on a Friday night with a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
happy_wanderer - 27 Oct 2012 18:04
It's OK here, though can be a bit too quiet sometimes. Beers are good with usually full range of Sheps on offer and a local guest brew usually available.

Pub not recommended though if you stand over 6' 4" tall, though the decor is very cosy.
Oakman100 - 31 Aug 2012 23:40
Finished off my Friday trip at the Running Horse, what a nice way to end, busy locals pub, but friendly. Served by a polite staff member and sat down to savour what pubs should be all about, local community, plenty of diverse age groups and lots of laughter and even the food smelt nice.
fetchman - 15 Jul 2012 17:12
My partner and I passed this place on a Sunday and opted to get out of the cold and partake in roast. Shame they forgot the Yorkshire puddings, but the rest of the food was likeable enough. As for the beer, couldn't fault it. Having walked past a few pubs in Leatherhead's sparse town-centre, this looked and proved to be the better bet.
pkrp - 27 Mar 2012 00:32
Waste of space. You could have put a pub here, but unfortunately there isn't one.

Had a meal here with my parents. 45 minutes for the starters to arrive. They forgot the drinks order. 30 minutes between finishing the starter and the main course (25 minutes before the starter plates were cleared). We didn't bother with desert or coffee, and the bill had 40-quids worth of stuff we hadn't had. They fixed it, but no apology, in fact we appeared to have upset them by pointing out the fact.

Check my profile out. This is not a one-off 'slag the opposition' posting, I've put in a fair few posts over the last year, most of them positive because I believe that good pubs need a boost the way things are right now.

My experience may not be typical, but it was my experience. You might fare better, but it is possible that you will experience what I and my family experienced on what proved to be my mother's final birthday party.
Gzornenplat - 21 Nov 2011 23:11
Theyve started selling a Surrey Hills beer alongside the usual Shepherd Neame range and its selling extremely well! Shere Drop at first, but Ranmore Ale currently on at 3.40 a pint. The handpump is in the bar, but a clip is displayed in the lounge.
cestrian - 20 Sep 2011 11:59
Remember having our union meetings in here when I worked at Leatherhed bus garage
mysteryposter - 13 Sep 2011 15:39
Now up for sale!
Roodeye - 22 Aug 2011 16:18
I fish the river fairly often and have been to all the local pubs at different times. This probably is the best pub in Leatherhead.......but that 'aint saying much, which is a shame because it's a nice town. It is too pricey and the staff do tend to not quite ignore non-regulars. Nice place, nice beer/cyder and food (sometimes). I do hope the management read the posts on this site, could turn a run of the mill pub to The Best Pub in Leatherhead quite easily. Nice setting!
Stonecoat - 19 Aug 2011 15:06
I have been to this pub twice out of the 3 times i have visited Leatherhead this year.

On my first visit i had a very bad pint of Shep Neame's winter warmer and i didn't like the attitude of the landlord / barman, the place was also pretty empty apart from a couple of hardy locals.

However on my 2nd visit (made last month), the place was busier, the staff were still a little too pre-occupied with other cliental, but the several pints of Kent Best i had were excellent.

I shall visit this place again, as my last expeirence was much better than the 1st, but i think the pub's staff could do with being slightly friendlier to non-locals (we do exist and we do like a beer or 2!)
lezford - 8 Jun 2011 13:50
Lovely old pub, great selection of ale and lovely atmosphere. paid 3.37 for a pint of ale the other day which is bit high for my wallet
stewie2020 - 25 Mar 2011 20:47
I'm not sure if this is the best pub in Leatherhead but its not bad, Ive never had a bad word to say about this pub really, its a bit expensive, though it doesn't look it to put it politely, staff have always been polite and prompt whenever I've been in, though tbh that's not that often.
keion007 - 27 Feb 2011 20:38
I'm sorry,it may be the " best" pub in Leatherhead,but if the locals sit along the bar ,the tatted barman never looks beyond that first row,and the barlady is serving a chap who seems to be unsure of what drinks and food his tribe wants...whilst the landlord is more interested in the newspaper article about his pub than serving ...after 5 minutes of NO SERVICE ...I WALK OUT .
jeffdaff - 16 Jan 2011 18:03
This is a really nice pub and well worth a visit. The best pub in Leatherhead? Could be true!
Surreyyokel - 12 Jan 2011 12:49
It's such a shame that there are only 2 bar stools available in the lounge bar.
pubreporter - 19 Dec 2010 07:37
Nice creaky old place, probably the best pub in Leatherhead even if it is a bit "real ale enthusiasts" for me. Can be difficult to get to the bar sometimes with all the locals sitting at it, but the bar staff seem attentive and switched on so not a major issue.
followedthrough - 29 Aug 2010 15:01
Always a sound real retreat - best pub in Leatherhead by miles with old Ron Huddlestone being such a delightful guy.
Love the 'Elynour Rummynge' connection - some say 'The Running Horse' is a corruption of 'Rummynge House' - immortalised in a C16th old English poem by John Skelton.
So a proper pub - steeped in history - run by proper people with friendly locals - a nice patio area to one side & sunny garden to the rear.
Oh the beers! An array (5/6) of Shepherd Neame ales - all tasting perfect!
Oldesmithy - 22 Jul 2010 15:02
After seeing no nonsense at Bank Holiday bash I decided to return to The Running Horse last Saturday, 22nd May as the band were playing there again. What a great night we had dancing to one of the best bands I have seen in many years on the pub circuit. The pub is very friendly and really know how to entertain the customer. Good Beer and great food again. Please keep it up boys..!
vroom4749 - 24 May 2010 15:50
Must say, had a fantastic day today at The Running Horse. It was May bank holiday and pub had fun day with bands playing all afternoon in car park. Beer was good and so was food. Bands were fantastic. First band were good but second band, No Nonsense were excellent. I have seen this band before in Hampton Wick and thet never fail to give their all, real pro bad. Landlord was a great guy collecting money for cancer care nurse's. All in all a great day out. Well done guys.!
vroom4749 - 3 May 2010 23:44
Saturday music nights have gone down at the Running Horse. They used to be great fun - but booking the same bands over and over people just get bored.

Take saturday, No Nonsense - too loud !! And how many times can you see a grumpy old bloke do a drum solo? The first time it was great but that was a couple of years ago - now it's just tedious. He's so rude and grumpy, I wonder why he bothers. This isn't entertaining.

Come on Running Horse let's put the fun back into music nights - find some decent new bands.
mike_h - 30 Mar 2010 09:37
This is definitely the best pub in Leatherhead, steeped in history, it has character, some more noticable than others (Ella), loads of ghosts, good beer and food, take no notice of the disgusting comments preceding. sounds like sour grapes to me, or maybe too many grapes if you see what I mean. it would be nice if these people would learn to spell before they decide to write such crap. well done Runner you ARE working!
lizi - 26 Jan 2010 18:49
A lovely country pub. Beer is Shepherd Neame, but well kept. Bar staff extremely friendly and welcoming.
robfrancis - 25 Jan 2010 08:32
Cannot understand the rantings of a previous poster, a completely unfounded tirade of abuse rather than anything like a reasoned review of the pub. To set the record straight this is a warm and friendly pub serving good pub food. The Friday night fish and chip deal is great value and better than any of the local chippies. It is now a Shepherd Neame house which may not suit everyone but there is a lot of difference between bad beer and beer you just don't like. By far the best pub in the area which is why I drink there!
fatlog49 - 23 Jan 2010 11:14
Really nice, friendly pub. Very welcoming, gorgeous wood fire, which we could have stayed in front of all day. Good food catering for all ages, including the grandchildren, and a nice touch was a highchair for the smallest member of the family. Obviously a locals' pub too, which is good.
Lots of posters and leaflets for local events. A very nice atmosphere.
unicorn - 22 Jan 2010 22:57
What a change had a good homemade meal at lunch today by the open log fire. I think it is the only real pub in Leatherhead?
Steak and Spitfire pie is the best . My family and Stella my collie
were made so welcome. Seven real ales were on all Shepard Neame, but the staff let us try first before we brought a pint one i was not sure about one, in the end had Amber Ale. Look forward to the May Day gig looks good hope to make it Well done Running Horse we will be back.
iknowit - 21 Jan 2010 20:13
The selection of real ales on offer at this Surrey pub was exceptional. Families, children and dogs were made most welcome.
It was great to be in a 15th century building on a Sunday lunchtime, in which Queen Elizabeth I stayed.
The real fire along with the Elizabethan Music complemented the excellent Sunday roast dinner.
I enjoyed the excellent live music gig of the band who performed in the evening.
I will return there very soon.

RealAleRob - 21 Jan 2010 13:52
I think that some of the comments I have just read on this pub review are a bit overly harsh. But having said that as a regular pub goer, I give this pub a 4 for existing and having a try at it albeit not a very good try. The beer is indeed rubbish when served, what do they do to it? I have had the same beers elsewhere and they have been good. I tried 2 pump beers the first was dreadful the second Late Red was just OK.
It is a good old style pub inside and when packed has a good atmosphere, provided by the customers as it was when a recent Morris group attended for a sing along. Would I recommend it to a friend NO.
Would I want to stop others going there NO, as this is just my opinion and they may feel differently.
bobtherambler - 18 Dec 2009 12:20
I take back nice review from me. Was banned for commenting on a bar staff woman putting on her eyelashes and make up over the bar, Yuck Very unhygeinic but still barred. RIP running horse, you aint working
aphrodite - 17 Dec 2009 02:33
how big is this pub.?
square meters please.
PooHeadBum - 10 Dec 2009 12:57
I ALSO SAW THE COOK SPIT IN THE FOOD
PooHeadBum - 10 Dec 2009 12:46
THIS PUB IS SHIT

THE OWNER IS A DIRTY FAT CUTY PERVE!!

THE FOOD IS SHIT,, I FOUND A PUBE IN MINE.. I WAS NOT INPRESSED

IV BEEN IN THE KITCHEN AND IT WAS FILTHY

ITS DUSCUSTING

I SAW THEM MAKE THE FOOD AND ITS ALL IN THE MICROWAVE

THEY DIDNT CLEAN THEIR HANDS AFTER I SAW THEM WIPING SWEAT FROM THE ARMPITS

THEY DRY THE PLATES WITH THE SAME TEA TOEWL THE WIPED THE FLOOR WITH

THIS PUB IS A DISCRASE!!

IT SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN!!

NEVER GO IN THIS PUB

I HAVE ALSO RATED THIS PUB AT 0
PooHeadBum - 10 Dec 2009 12:42
Beer quality dire.

Saturday lunchtime most pumpclips turned around and the only beers available were Late Red, Canterbury Jack and something called Top Hat. I asked for a pint of this to be given a pint of cloudy vinegar. I returned it to be given the question "What's wrong with it?". After pointing out that it was cloudly, and that it was, err, vinegary, the barman just looked at me, and appeared disinclined to go anything.

I asked whether it may have been the first pint poured today (even though the pub had been open over two hours), and was told that it was. After suggesting that perhaps pouring off some beer may help, this was tried, but the beer was worse.

On realising that perhaps I was not going to accept this, I was asked whether I wanted something else, and I had a pint of Late Red which was just adequate.

I was given no apology at all, and I noticed that the offending beer was not taken off.

As I left a lady was querying the price of a bottle of house white wine (14), which she thought very expensive. The barman could not care less.

Avoid this dreadful pub at all costs.


anotherpintplease - 29 Nov 2009 10:33
Very welcoming and pleasant pub by the river just a few minutes walk from the town centre. As reported has been taken over by Shepherd Neame who recently installed nine new handpumps over the two bars. Beers are from the full brewery range and on Saturday night included, Jack, Master Brew, Kent's Best, Whitstable Bay, Spitfire, Bishops Finger and Harvest Gold. Late Red (Autumn Hop Ale) is due on this week. There is occasional live music in the lounge at weekends, and both darts and pool in the smaller public bar. A beer garden to the rear and heated patio (via the lounge) allow for outdoor drinking.
cestrian - 7 Sep 2009 16:15
Recently spent an evening in Leatherhead, and best time was in this locals local. Freindly landlord and landlady, and all Shepherd Neame beers on handpump were in great condition. Well worth a visit.
spikefromsurrey - 30 Aug 2009 22:15
a fine english boozer,,,locals are friendly it has a jukebox,pooltable beer gardens and good food,,,what else in leatherhead can beat that
.sheba. - 10 Aug 2009 20:42
Decent beer range, shame the Whistable went off but the rest of the range was decent too. Food ok but a touch pricey for what you got. Charter fine, old scholl which is no bad thing, could do with a touch more light up the stairs section but hey nowheres perfect.
loveleedshatebates - 9 Aug 2009 13:44
Yep, snapped up by Shepherd Neame after the sale of some of Punch Taverns top pubs about a month back - the guv'nor only had 5 days notice, himself! Was there shortly afterwards, 4th June. SN's beers are sound, so the locals pretty pragmatic about it. Old Ron Huddlestone is a real gent & friendly landlord - so the old pub is still in good hands.
OldQuaffer - 4 Jul 2009 17:10
It's now a Shepherd Neame pub, although managed by the same family. During my recent visits the only beer on offer has been Shepherd Neame, so the guest ales policy seems to be no more, which is a shame.
Roodeye - 23 Jun 2009 13:17
Over the years 'The Runner' has always been consistantly friendly & full of character & characters.
Name derives from 'The Rummynge House' reputedley a house of ill-repute run by the legendary Elynour Rummynge, the subject of a C16th poem by poet laureate John Skelton.
In December an alternative pub sign was unveiled, painted by one of the barmaids!
So an old place steeped in history which famously resisited a 'Firkinisation' thanks to the efforts & petitions of the locals - who are staunchly loyal.
They do try so hard to please and the ales - of which there are usually five, including a revolving guest - are well looked after.
Do have a soft spot for the old place - warts & all - so heartily recommend it & would hate it to be modernised & lose it's unique character. Public bar has been 'done up' though! Plus a nice & popular garden.
OldQuaffer - 20 May 2009 01:22
Nice pub, ideally situated for a relaxing beer if youve walked up and down the Mole Valley as we had done. Decent two bar pub with garden area out back. Beers as described below and the Pride and Tribute were kept well. They were getting ready for a May Day Hog Roast when we visited yesterday and any pub that goes out of its way to do that gets my vote, although shame we couldnt stay another day for it..
Gann - 4 May 2009 13:52
Beer selection has improved a lot of late. As well as the standard Youngs and London Pride, they also have Tribute as what seems to be a virtual regular, and also Adnams in the same way. There's also a rotating 'guest' on as well. the prices have not inflated by too much - ie less than 3 a pint (can't remember precisely the price - perhaps 2.75?). I was in last week and the 'guest' was an interesting one, but I'm blowed if I can remember it. I opted for the Tribute though, which is always a good pint.

They have a regular quiz night in the rear of the main bar on Tuesday nights. It seems to include free sausages in bread rolls.
Roodeye - 27 Feb 2009 14:46
Looks great from the outside but not a place to go. I have to say the bar staff are great but the inside badly needs an update. If you enjoy a step back to the late seventies then this is your place. Sorry guys the place could be so good. Food was also a let down. When i went they had run out of beer so could be that others enjoy this place. See for yourself , it might just be me!
peterjonsey - 4 Jan 2009 21:33
Lovely, family run pub. Smashing food tho a wee bit expensive. Nice to get away from the dumps in the high street to relax and feel safe there
aphrodite - 19 Oct 2008 17:41
This is actually quite a nice pub, i dont know why i dont drink in this oub more often, its always had a friendly atmosphere when i've been there, the beer tastes good, i only wish it wasnt quite so much but i cant think of a bad thing to say about this place having said that i dont drink here that often, but only because i just dont, not because i dont want to, oh and they seem to manage fine at the weekend without having heavy handed door staff unlike the dukes.

Try it, you might like it, its a nice pub.
keion007 - 27 Aug 2008 21:33
Nice place. Traditional English pub. Decent pint of Youngs. Friendly staff.
nickthefish - 26 Aug 2008 19:49
In here for a CAMRA branch meeting tonight. GK IPA, Pride, Landlord, Broadside, Batemans XXXB and Ordinary. Landlord and Adnams were nice, Batemans a little sharp. Disappointing that for six handpumps there was nothing special on offer. Good enough pub, we were at the back of the lounge bar. Public bar the other side with a pool table and fruit machines etc.
GuideDogSaint - 14 Aug 2008 00:10
The Running Horse is a great pub on Bridge Street in the heart of Leatherhead. Great food, probably some of the best pub grub ive ever had.
New owners took over the place a few months back, and service is great and has a lovely beer garden.

A deffo place to go when in Leatherhead.
clintfurnish - 1 Jun 2008 19:11
The best pub in Leatherhead has now got better! Has been taken over by a family (Mum and Dad own it, Older son is the Chef, Younger son is the Manager). Two pool teams. One darts team (I play for it). Bar is small but very good atmosphere. Fruit machine, quiz machine and well stocked juke box. The lounge is well frequented by the locals, live music every month, morris men still welcome. Food is excellent and can be eaten at the bar, at your table, in the seperate dining area or in the seperate resturant. Beers, Ales and lagers are excellently kept. 3 of my own family work there also. (1 as cleaner, 1 as bar staff and 1 as assistant chef). Well worth a visit.
ToonyM - 29 Jan 2008 08:47
Best pub in Leatherhead. 2 seperare bars - public and saloon. Great food and lots of it! These portions are not for the fait hearted! Steak Night on Thursdays are particularly good.
CAMRA hold their meetings here so that says alot about the ale. Usually have 5 - 6 ales on at any one time.
Friendly staff, of which I was one for a few months, so I have to say that!
Check out this pub. You won;t find a better one in Leatherhead.
LadyCroft - 18 Jul 2007 14:37
A bit of a waiting room for those about to depart off this mortal toil. Apart from that the staff are good the beer is fine (not tried the food) the interior is a bit odd for seating (saloon) though the toilets (gents) have seen better days and are really in need of an up-date. The 'public' bar is a real locals local and I tend to not go there though perfectly fine.
nicktheflick - 21 Jun 2007 10:29
Still the best pub for real ale in this part of surrey. The ambience is great and the service excellent. Will be even better when the no smoking rule comes in.
the_baron - 5 Feb 2007 17:11
A very old pub at the bottom of Bridge Street close to the bridge that goes over the River Mole. It has a small lounge bar with church pew type seating with an adjacent dining area. There is a larger bar at the rear and a small patio. There is limited car parking at the side of the pub but there is a public car park next door. A fine range of real ales which are well kept and served by friendly and informative staff. An ideal pub to "chill out". The pub was saved from firkinisation in the 90's by a concerted campaign by locals and regulars. A delightful pub that should be on every discerning real ale drinkers list. Highly recommended.
boozers_knows - 14 Dec 2006 14:32
A nice, old-fashioned boozer, may it never change. Full of the older kind sat around the smallish bar. Good service, especially when we asked where the other boozers in Leatherhead were "well youve got the Pen.." "yep been there", "the Edmu..." "yep been there too", "well that leaves us and the Duke..." "you're joking aren't you? four pubs?, people in the Head must be going off there heads".
DAFCpubreviewer - 6 Sep 2006 01:16
I worked in this pub for just over a year and i know that everybody that works there loves the pub and all the customers. I hope that the service is still as good as when i left.
feetjiesa - 8 Aug 2006 10:57
A generally good, honest local pub. New management (but same licensee I believe) has heralded a pleasant change.

Pub grub is good and the choice of real ales is wide and very well kept (although could benefit from a regular change and guest ales?)


anonymous - 18 Jul 2006 09:25
Generally well kept beer, and a good choice. Service very poor, and unpredictable; who's in charge?

Strangely lit with bare light bulbs that are too bright in the front bar, and way too smokey in this day and age; for heavens sake get some fans that work PROPERLY.
anonymous - 2 Jun 2006 15:39
I'm a regular Fri lunchtime punter here now. Beers are good and food is fine but the Taylors Landlord isn't on as often as it might me. Seems slightly understaffed. But it is a proper local.
Truth_is_out_there - 21 May 2006 23:24
This my Local for work. A bit of a pub of to halves. Games rooms youths and public bar gents.

I really like it. Always a good number of well kept ales on, [Landlord, Youngs Bitter, Pride, Bombardier, Greene King IPA] but never anything out of the ordinary.

Tend to stick to the bar which retains much of its character and has a definite charm.

Food OK [I can recommend the mix grill]. Staff very pleasant.

By far the best pub in Leatherhead
NoLasher - 16 Apr 2006 23:52
I'm glad it's still alive.
mitomighty - 2 Dec 2005 20:44
Very little sitting area in this pub. Does generally seem to attract a fairly mature crowd. Not one of the better pubs in the area
aleman - 20 May 2005 15:49
I visited the pub on Saturday and was very surprised to see morris men dancing in the car park in celebration of St Georges Day!
A thoroughly enjoyable evening and great real ales. Recommended.
anonymous - 25 Apr 2005 08:33
I revisited this pub a day later - the beer garden is now nicely mowed, the Guiness fine (they even did the clover on the head) - and a cute barmaid! Nice food too.
alext - 17 Mar 2005 13:10
new licensees, jury out.
Truth_is_out_there - 5 Dec 2004 21:34
Generally I only use the side of the pub with the Pool Table (there are two bars in the pub) but the locals are all friendly and stupidly good pool players.

Nice and quiet during the week but don't expect to play pool on a Monday (it's league night)
Dave Williams - blackobsidian@ukf.net - 10 Nov 2004 17:46
Nice pub but quite expensive. Recomended though.
gge - 4 Aug 2004 13:33
Very friendly locals , great atmosphere great ales great food i use to work there and miss the place dearly especially Steve and Emma real english pub .
Ren Human - prompt@cybertrade.co.za - 5 Mar 2004 11:45
Nice enough place but needs to sort out smoke extraction or at least exterminate the smokers.
Beer good esp Timothy Taylor's Landlord.
puss in pye corner - 1 Dec 2003 12:31
A good atmosphere with good ales. Hard to go there because the wife (and I) can't stand the excessive stench of smoke which seems to cling here, but otherwise OK.

Ray
Ray - 11 Oct 2003 15:35
Really nice pub, i use to work there, food is great, steve and emma who run it are fab too! A must if you are passing through, great locals also.
Kelly - kellyobrien82@hotmail.com - 19 Aug 2003 15:58
One guy worked his butt off and took the council, the brewery and english heritage to a public enquiry and won - The firkin concept is now dead but the 'runner' is still very much alive! If anyone can tell me who the guy was I would be grateful.
Michael Sankey - orbital2002km@aol.com - 9 Aug 2003 22:55
Great food and really nice people. Recommend the Brie and Bacon toasted sandwich.
Gabrielle - 4 Jul 2003 14:28
Nice grub and pleasant atmosphere - no young totty so if thats yer bag you'll be disappointed. One of Leatherheads better establishments for a quiet beer.
Gerald - 2 Jul 2003 12:30
Great inn - historic (Eleanor Rumming) very friendly, good range of Ales kept excellently - vfm food - Morris Dancers welcomed & all locals join in! An absolute MUST!
Ted Smith - ted@smith1408.fsworld.co.uk - 9 Jun 2003 00:07
A bit old man's pub in the lounge bar but good beer and food to be had!
Matt Le Ross - 23 Apr 2003 15:03
They tried to turn this into a Firkin a few years back and the residents kicked up a stink and got it blocked. Bastards.
Angus - 20 Apr 2003 13:51
Probably the safest place for a pint of real ale in Leatherhead. Often for the older members of society though.
Matthew - 20 Apr 2003 11:23
Good range of well kept beers combined with an impressive range of sandwiches and home cooked hot dishes. Very friendly staff.
john - 27 Mar 2003 14:59

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