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The Garibaldi, Redhill - pub details

Address: 29 Mill Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2954) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Earlswood - Surrey (0.5 miles), Redhill (0.6 miles), Reigate (1.4 miles)

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Happily, trading has been steady through the first quarter or so of trading as a community pub, and feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. The Garibaldi provides an unoriginal and simple offer - a comfortable meeting place for a diverse but agreeable collective of local people, with an accent on good beer and cheer - but one which more people actively treasure now in an era when such features are getting rarer. I genuinely believe those who have tried the pub tend to revisit it as they are the kind of people who value that tradition and realise how close we can come to losing it.

Beer-wise, there tends to be three local offerings and one national on cask, although this can vary. Whilst it's always a challenge to keep sufficient range of styles, brewers, strengths and appearances across only four pumps, Chris does seek to keep a reasonable balance, with the emerging focus being on the 4-5% strength span, with as many dark ales as light appearing in recent months, mostly at the £4 mark - more than we'd like, but relatively normalised in Surrey now. If you have any beers or breweries you'd like to see featured here, always let the bar staff know and it can be considered.

Food is still only something that is in the pipeline prospectively, once the funds can be found to fit out the kitchen to a serviceable standard, but even then it will be a modest part of what happens here. The Gari never majored on grub even in less-lean times, and although it sounds dangerously old-hat, wet sales really do lead the way here comfortably. Chris will organise frequent street food vendors to occupy the forecourt during weekend events, sports matches and so on, and this is proving to be a friendly, workable synergy between one community business and several others. Laurent's Kitchen, Neishe, Fritto & Via, Monteforte and others may be found here in coming weeks - check the roster.

Live music and karaoke events occur every couple of months and these appear to be well-supported. All part of trying to broaden appeal and keep the place in people's minds when they're inclined to get out and about, and maybe wish to eschew the sometimes grimy and grizzly feel of the centre of Redhill!

Lots still to do, with a continuing focus amongst hardworking people to get the garden ready for warmer times ahead. For those reading this who have supported - and will continue to support - this new venture, I'm sure I speak on behalf of all when I thank you for your time (and money!). To those yet to try, hopefully you won't leave it too long.
Gamboozler - 16 Feb 2018 15:54
A more organised and dare we say grand, reopening event is being scheduled for Saturday 7th October! For those yet to come and enjoy what this revived local pub has to offer, do come and give it your onceover. Lots of fellow sociable drinkers have already, and seem not to be disappointed! Final event details still TBA, but be assured that there''ll be plenty to get stuck into.

Gamboozler - 19 Sep 2017 17:42
Well, I shan''t seek to dispute what you say as there is some truth in it of course for many people. But that doesn''t mean a bright, friendly local boozer is entirely irrelevant, and so far the feedback received has been positive, and trade has been pretty steady too, despite our still nascent offering.

Thanks for the good wishes, and if ever you feel like an evening of old-fashioned simple enjoyment free of the tedium of stuff like supermarkets and Wetherspoon''s (in particular, The Sun), then you shall always be welcome in the Gari.
Gamboozler - 1 Sep 2017 16:00
Called in since the reopening - bright, friendly , old local. But life moves on - time has taken over.

Most don''t want a chat with a regular; too busy for that. 4/5 pubs within half a mile have closed.

Bus conductors have gone - like chimney sweeps, farriers, phone boxes, wimpey bars, corner shops, many bus routes and lifestyles.

Now we relate differently - and use supermarkets and Wetherspoons. Godd luck though.
randolf7 - 23 Aug 2017 22:40
The Garibaldi did indeed reopen on Thursday 17 August, and the community interest company operating it on behalf of the owner were hugely pleased with the response we received, not just on the opening night, but in the days since. For the first time in a long while the pub was full, and alive to the happy buzz of jolly conversation and enjoyment once again. Fingers-crossed this wasn''t just novelty value, as numbers been healthy each day since, and the comments and suggestions we''ve had have also been very encouraging. We genuinely hope to be able to maintain this pub as a much-needed part of the mix of local hostelries for the coming few years and - all being well - beyond.

I should say that it is very much early days, and we do not pretend to have everything in place or to be a "finished article". Owing to limited funding, and the need to prove the pub''s worth to the community all over again following its unavoidable four-month closure, it may be some months or even a year or two before we achieve what we''d ideally like with it. All we ask in the interim is that for those who appreciate a simple but honest local gathering-place, majoring on good beer and good cheer that puts drinkers first (and doesn''t purport to be a restaurant in pub''s clothing), please keep popping by, however infrequently, to check how we''re doing and enjoy what we think we can offer to a good standard. If you believe you''ve found otherwise, let us know! We are not in any way complacent in this competitive and difficult industry and would prefer to be advised of any fixable problems early so we can get them sorted.

To demonstrate this pub''s continued relevance and economic viability, there just needs to be a steady trade, built on regular visits from what seems to be a goodly number of people who appreciate what we''re about. In return, we will look to do what we can to improve and enhance things, and keep both the events and drinks side of the operation varied and changing to retain vitality and interest, while always having an eye on those who just want the security of knowing they will get their preferred tipple, in a familiar and friendly environment, that isn''t threatened by over-ambitious or unnecessary alteration.

Besides the first phase of redecoration, which should be self-evident when you visit, so far, on draught we have a decent conventional range of well-known and popular keg brands - lagers, stout and we hope shortly a cider - while on cask we already have up to four ales available, mostly locally-sourced and at prices only Wetherspoon''s are likely to significantly undercut! We are keen to expand and enhance this side of the business, now we have modern cooling equipment that has rescued the beers from there once over-warm fate. CamRA visitors have given positive feedback and Chris and the committee will use the knowledge and interest in this sector to ensure handpumped product is kept properly and showcases a range of different breweries'' fine efforts. We also offer a decent spread of wines and spirits, as well as bottled options, and again we are alive to changing and possibly expanding brand range should customer demand suggest it.

Otherwise, charities and other organisations may wish to bear in mind the pub''s space as a meeting place or venue for fundraising events - we aim to be a pub first but very much a community facility second. Please feel free to contact the committee via the Facebook page: We can''t promise we can cater for every event or individual, but will honestly endeavour to do what we can as we bed-in and develop.

On behalf of the people who''ve worked so genuinely hard to get the pub this far, may I thank everyone who has so-far shown support, and in advance, those who intend to do so in future.

PS: We''re not anti-food! But it''ll be a while before our facilities are sufficient to make a good-enough offer. When we do begin serving solids (beyond bar snacks of course), they are likely to be basic and unpretentious, but hopefully using decent local ingredients. Watch this space.

Gamboozler - 23 Aug 2017 16:34

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