Red Bar and Lounge, Dorking - pub details
Previously called: Arty P's, JB's, Jolly Butcher
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 969) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|Located conveniently closed to the centre of the town, it has a bar which is dead ahead as you enter with the lounge circling around it. A reasonable choice of real ales, featuring, when I was there 2 from Dark Star and Wychwood Hobgoblin. Seating is comfortable and there is a conservatory and patio at the rear. I was initially put off by the name but it is worth a visit.|
boozers_knows - 8 Dec 2015 13:47
|Not sure if this is a pub or bar, but very clean and tidy 3 pumps of ales all good, just off the beaten track.|
ThePilgrim - 13 Sep 2015 18:16
|Friendly, welcoming, pleasant inside and out on a warm day, good choice of Dark Star and other beers and ciders, good range of hot food too. Great pub.|
Trev - 4 Jul 2015 11:54
|What a delightful find this is. We met some friends there on Saturday 7th Feb for a meal and what we found was very different form what I expected. This is to say that it works on all levels. It is clearly a trendy place but this did not make us (slightly) older folks feel uncomfortable or out of place. |
The bar is very busy in the way that pubs use to be like a number of years ago. Plenty of friendly banter going on and people drinking and enjoying themselves in a very social environment. There was a band playing in the corner who appeared to be good with an eclectic playlist for all types.
We ate in the lounge area which is divided from the bar and therefore a little quieter and more intimate if that is what you are looking for. The food was excellent and there was a good range of meals to suit all tastes. The prices were ok, for the quality and amount you get.
The beers are provided by Dark Star of Horsham and Surrey Hills Brewery, just round the corner at Denbies wine estate where they are now based. As always with these breweries, they were excellent.
I would also like to compliment the staff here for their attention to detail and for looking after us like we really mattered to them. This was shown when I made a big mistake early on. I had thought I had seen on a web site, earlier in the day, that one of their regular beers was Harvey's best. When asked by the waiter what I wanted to drink I just said a "Harveys". Imagine my surise when he came back with a "nice" glass of Sherry! After much mickey taking from my friends and a joke or 2 with the waiter, he very happily changed this for a pint of Shere Drop. Such dedication is sometimes hard to find but here, the customer is "always right".
I can't recommend this place enough! Enjoy
trouble1 - 8 Feb 2015 18:56
|Dorking has a variety of pubs, some old-school, some tarted up and some that don't seem to fit anywhere - this is one of them. Clean lines, modern interior, decking - this normally means a foodie pub. It is but it also does beer very well indeed. The Hophead was spot on. Again. The Wainwrights not far off either. Tucked away down a side-street near a ropey looking place a few yards away, The Red is an unlikely place to enjoy beer. Nice staff too. |
pkrp - 3 Jun 2014 19:41
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