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The Jolly Farmers, Betchworth - pub details

Jolly Farmers

Address: Reigate Road, Buckland, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7BG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4676) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Betchworth (1.3 miles), Reigate (1.7 miles), Earlswood - Surrey (3.4 miles)

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Now called The Pheasant, it is a large pub on the A25 with a large lounge and an even larger restaurant with the bar in the middle. A good selection of 6 real ales and no Doombar in sight! It is very comfortably laid out and even though it is very much a foodie pub, there is plenty of room for those that just want a quiet drink. It has an equally large patio area which must be very pleasant in the summer.
boozers_knows - 22 Mar 2017 11:49
Comfortable and pleasant, with lots of choices for food and beer. I went on a Tuesday evening, and I think that staff outnumbered customers. There were six hand pumps on, but not enough drinkers to empty that many barrels before they get past their best. Maybe better to go at the weekend? Some unusual bottled beers, so that was my second drink.

Best thing: there were several Etch-a-Sketches to borrow. Marvellous.
JBanana - 3 Aug 2016 11:24
This pub's new name was posted on here, 7 months ago!

Business is good - as evidenced by the full/enlarged car park.

Service can be slowish, due to customer numbers sometimes.

However food and beer quality are good.
randolf7 - 31 May 2016 09:59
Renamed The Pheasant about 18 months ago after being added to the Brunning and Price group. Impressively revamped and upgraded to a pub/restaurant with about half dozen ales on pump at the bar including Surrey Hills Shere Drop. Good range of food on the menu and cooked well so a few notches above standard pub grub therefore that bit more expensive. Couldn't fault the service. Very popular, so need to book at week-ends. Well worth a visit.
redbarrel - 30 May 2016 23:45
More phoenix-like than pheasant, this pub, which we all worried may be destined for chain pub 'by-numbers' management under Brunning & Price, has really risen from the ashes of its previous incarnation, and although is plainly pitched at a similar market as the Jolly Farmers was, it endeavours to go a little wider than that. It does so not just through its provision of excellent local and well-cooked food, which competes at restaurant level, but also of a range of high-quality drinks to suit a variety of tastes, including a renewed cask beer offer of up to six options (locales and further-afield, although tending so far towards the more recognisable brands). So far, so good for the bar-propper as well as the table-booker.

In addition to ensuring a good-quality beverage and victuals offer is laid out for the predominantly-affluent and gastro-savvy local clientele, the decor, which was not exactly dowdy under the previous regime, has been considerably-overhauled and is something of a triumph. It matches the exterior of the building, which hasn't been so altered, and really fits the kind of hostelry one would expect The Pheasant to be upon first glance, assuming one has not read a review such as this of course. Its atmosphere is a little more rarefied than before and I think cosier, but then this is more of a serious pub-cum-diner than under Paula & Jon; the deli-ish element is no longer to the fore.

I shall reserve any further judgement until I've visited more comprehensively, and it is still very early days for the new regime.

But I'm confident in saying that while this clearly won't be to everyone's taste, or for every occasion, you must come and find out for yourself as the chances of leaving seriously disappointed seem quite slender as things stand today.
Gamboozler - 20 Jan 2016 17:57

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