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The Joshua Tree, Redhill - pub details

Address: 30, Common Rd, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6HG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4946) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Earlswood - Surrey (0.1 miles), Redhill (1.1 miles), Nutfield (1.8 miles)

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I suppose the lack of comments on this pub is nowadays less-reflective of the interest in it, or in pubs per se, but more-so in the lack of engagement with this website?! Every dog has its day and it's been clear for a while that BITE's probably had his, but still once in a blue moon I'll bother providing an update, for the few stragglers left who might find it useful, and also as a vital distraction from the rigours of work....

So, the Josh remains a free house. The food continues to be a pleasing straddle between classic pub grub and more bistro-esque dishes, in my experience still well-cooked. Ale-wise, cask choice has perhaps become less adventurous since I last dropped a comment 4.5 years ago; a few too many Greene King-affiliated options for real beer fans, and seldom do I find the full four on. But what remains is still well-cellared on recent visits. The crowd is consistent too; a mix of civilised local folks, young and old, singles and families, drinkers and eaters. Although perhaps not a megahit on each measure, in this vicinity at least it feels like the JT is still managing that restaurant/bar balance about as well as one could given such a small space.

The landlord felt the need to close for lunches in June '17, owing to parking space being needed by Earlswood station commuter overspill (whose dedicated spaces at the station are often used by residents of the excessive number of flats they've allowed to be built adjacent to it). I am very sorry about this, especially as I am one of them, and am a keen supporter of pubs, but there it is - an intractable conundrum I suspect. Happily though it doesn't seem to have dented the business to the extent where there's been any gossip indicating closure, and one has to wonder how much trade this pub would get on an average typical weekday lunchtime.

Keep doing what you're doing folks.
Gamboozler - 10 Oct 2018 13:39
Probably the best pub locally for a balance between good food and a choice of ales. It is a genuine freehouse so can choose wisely. Usually four ales on sale including the local Pilgrim beers. Wide and varied menu, well presented with fresh ingredients. Kevin is the experienced chef/owner so has a major interest in ensuring quality at every level including happy and helpful staff.
Insearchofthebestpint - 20 Oct 2014 21:39
I'd dispute that the Joshua is an expensive option for ales; up to four can now be found here (up from only two when it was a tied operation - it's been free since March '13), and the price point is around £3.40, which is actually rather competitive in today's market.

It still does a good job of marrying a pub with a restaurant, without the latter ever dominating the former.
Gamboozler - 9 May 2014 13:03
Nice enough place, comfortable and friendly, but 3.50 for a pint of Harvey's Sussex ?? That's the most expensive I know in a pub in this area.....
happy_wanderer - 30 Nov 2011 13:33
Four years since I last visited this place, seems to have improved quite a lot. Roomy pub with a dining room type area at the back and a more traditional pub-style bar at the front with comfy chairs etc. Small garden out back. Doombar & Harveys Sussex on, both good. Slightly expensive looking evening menu but the lunchtime options are reasonably priced and very good. Seems to have an African slant: I had a Kangeroo burger & they also had ostrich on. Everyone pleased with the food.
alan_From_SAWW - 13 Oct 2011 15:04

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