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Surrey pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of Surrey - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.

The Hope, Carshalton

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Address: 48 West St, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2PR
Phone: 020 8240 1255
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Nearest train stations: Carshalton (0.2 miles), Carshalton Beeches (0.7 miles), Wallington (0.9 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Good pork pies in the south of England areas rare as hen's teeth The Hope is to be congratulated in finding such an excellent supplier. Worth going for the pies alone never mind the beer.

Also, as any pie connoisseur knows, pork pies should be serviced at room temperature not straight from the fridge (which ruins the texture and the taste). Please keep them where they are on the bar, don't hide them away in the fridge.

PS - the beer is good too, there's a good ambiance and I have always found the staff very friendly.
11 Apr 2017 07:36
Well, droggs, don't stay to the end or you'll be really bellowed at by the manager, a wannabe drill sergeant, something I haven't heard in any pub for yonks. And don't forget to key in your car reg on the little device on the bar or you'll be fined £100 by the car park's administrators to whom the pub has outsourced the problem.
23 Oct 2016 05:13
Never been to The Hope and have never even been near to Carshalton. However on this website this pub has the best advertising you could ever hope for. Haters and Defenders.

There are not many pubs that have 4 or 5 reviews a week.

I think I will need to give it a visit and give a hopefully unbiased report of this pub.

Maybe even meet some of the reviewers.

20 Oct 2016 23:13

The Stoke, Guildford

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Address: 103 Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4JN
Phone: 01483 504296
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Nearest train stations: London Road - Guildford (0.3 miles), Guildford (0.6 miles), Shalford (2.2 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Barman seems like a bit of a numpty. The big guy. The beers also taste bad almost always and though they claim to have a good selection, most of the ales are either off or not available. Lacks a class in here, acceptable pub for a quick one and has sports on TV. Pool table is crap and a rip off.
28 Apr 2017 19:12
Totally amatuer staff working here. They don't know who to serve next but the bigger problem is none of the staff can pull a pint, taking about 3-4 minutes to pull a drink, I assume there was a problem with the handpumps but no apologies for the long wait! The beer also tasted pretty terrible. Then you've got the general annoying youngish student like punters who seem to come here, much too loud and immature! It could be good, but currently failing.
8 Apr 2017 18:10
This is Randy Santel (Atlas) With Atlas and Zeus promotion and proud owner of ****** This afternoon I was very very excited as I went the Stoke on this very very sunny Thursday. No coverage of the Masters which was not very exciting but I attempted the ALL YOU COULD EAT FRIES CHALLENGE. I had 10 minutes to complete the challenge but ate all the fries in 9 minutes!! As a result I go up on the wall of fame and get the ALL YOU CAN EAT WINNERS T-SHIRT!
6 Apr 2017 17:54

The Kings Head, Guildford

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Address: Kings Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4JW
Phone: 01483 568957
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Nearest train stations: London Road - Guildford (0.3 miles), Guildford (0.6 miles), Shalford (2.2 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

I assume Steve is the landlord. Seems like a nice enough chap. Put itself is devoid of much life or anything going on. How can they make pubs more interesting again? Still an ok pub for a Fullers piss up.
28 Apr 2017 19:10
Today I went into the Kings Head (Kings Road) In Guildford and ordered a pint of Fullers ESB. It cost £4.10 and a lady served me who was nice. There are even tables by the window and you can watch people walking by. The place is OK, but not amazing.
21 Apr 2017 19:14
This is Randy Santel (Atlas) With Atlas and Zeus promotion and proud owner of ******. I haven't been to the Kings Head today yet. Will I be going. We'll find out!
7 Apr 2017 14:39

Rodboro Buildings, Guildford

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Address: Rodboro Building 1-10, Bridge St, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RY
Phone: 01483 306366
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Nearest train stations: Guildford (0.1 miles), London Road - Guildford (0.6 miles), Shalford (1.8 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Today (21st April 2017) I popped into The Rodoboro Guildings in Buildford and sat at a Table and Had some Fish and Chips for Fish Friday. I even had some Mushy peas and watched people walk by while drinking a nice pint of Greene King Abbot Ale. There was nice women working here too.
21 Apr 2017 19:19
This is Randy Santel (Atlas) With Atlas and Zeus promotion and proud owner of ****** This afternoon I was very very excited as I went to Rodoboro Buildings in Shitford and attempted the Hot Extra Big Curry Challenge - including Onion Bhajis and Poppadoms. I sat at a table and Jenny served me and you can even look out of the window and watch people walking past. I had 20 minutes to complete the challenge but finished the curry in 15 minutes and got my free t-shirt and shall go on the wall of fame. I also had a pint of beer.
6 Apr 2017 17:48
Reasonable ale, lots of choice and £2.50 for an ale is better than anywhere else. Can't complain too much, staff tend to be young and a bit immature and as its a wetherspoons u can guarantee dirty tables but its still good. 9/10
27 Mar 2017 17:00

The Bell, Reigate

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Address: 21 Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7AD
Phone: 01737 244438
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Nearest train stations: Reigate (0.4 miles), Earlswood - Surrey (1.7 miles), Redhill (1.8 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Whichever moron is slagging off the barstaff you had better stop or you will have me to answer to.
25 Jul 2016 12:46
yeah, i work in esure up the road

staff are the problem in this pub, including ex-staff

it's all about the fireman, rugby player, all day bloke, failed actor, thigh slapper, absentee manager etc

we don't go in anymore after one barmaid told us - i need a pee...when she was texting
19 Jul 2016 21:55
A talking shop for bar staff - particularly at shift changes, which can last half an hour.
19 Jul 2016 18:13

The Blue Anchor, Reigate

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Address: West Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9BL
Phone: 01737 669497
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Nearest train stations: Reigate (0.4 miles), Earlswood - Surrey (2 miles), Redhill (2.1 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

One of the finest beer gardens in Surrey, and excellent food.

Efficient staff and well kept beers.

Same management as the nearly Red Cross - which doesn't do food and concentrates on music and TV sport.
5 Jul 2016 12:40
Hi all just thought i'd post this, been looking round the villages for a decent pub to frequent, but why did i bother when this is on my doorstep, a proper pub, great ! Also don't have to drive, double good, cheers.
4 Jul 2016 21:44
Good food, beer taste ok most the time... Bit cold for my liking.

As everyone probably says.. Beautiful garden.

18 Sep 2014 16:45

The Garibaldi, Redhill

Address: 29 Mill Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6PA
Phone: 01737 761239
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Nearest train stations: Earlswood - Surrey (0.5 miles), Redhill (0.6 miles), Reigate (1.4 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

And The Hatch is boarded up, with The Limes under serious threat of redevelopment. In Reigate, the White Hart is now a restaurant and the Nutley Hall has been converted into flats.
14 Apr 2017 10:47
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
Really sad to see the pub boarded up, we can't afford to lose another local asset.

Gamboozler, I really hope you are right and this pub can re-open as a community pub. More power to your elbow, I for one will make sure I visit it on a regular basis going forward if it able to keep trading.
13 Apr 2017 20:56

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