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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White Hart, Dorking (0.1 miles), White Horse Hotel, Dorking (0.1 miles), Surrey Yeoman, Dorking (0.1 miles), Malt House, Dorking (0.2 miles), Dorking FC Bar, Dorking (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|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
|A very fine addition to my Dorking pub crawl, with the choice of 3 excellent local(ish) ales from the like of Surrey Hills (very local, brewed at Denbies) and Dark Star (just over the border in West Sussex) which change often though the excellent DS Hophead is always welcome. Not tried the food yet, but given the reviews it wont be long before I do. |
Oakman100 - 24 Jan 2013 18:36
|Chanced upon this place yesterday while meeting a mate in Dorking.|
Only ate as I was driving, but was impressed by them having 3 ales on, although I can't say how they tasted.
Ate there instead and it was pretty decent I'd say. Odd location, but worth coming off the high street for in my opinion.
straightatthewall - 31 Dec 2012 10:04
|Bit of a strange mix is this place between a wine bar/bistro style yet doing 2 trad beers and a cider. The modernist interior though, is of a here today gone tomorrow look and left us cold. We only stayed for one beer which was delicious Dark Star Hophead. The other was I think Surrey Hills Shere Drop. There was also another unused pump which was having the line cleaned. As I say bit of a strange mix topped off by a visit to the loo which is painted in a colour more suited to tarts boudois. But the beer was excellent; just the rest of the place didn't urge us to stay.|
Steamer1 - 11 Dec 2012 22:15
|Don't be deterred by the odd-looking exterior or slightly less than chocolate box location. It was formerly a 'Stan and Hilda' type pub which changed hands a number of times in the last few years. You know the kind of thing: at 10 o'clock they've the lights on and the Hoover out, since all punters have long since departed at the cheerlessness of the place.|
Fast forward to 2012 and it's a lovely, chilled, and welcoming space, without being up it's own a**e as so many of Surrey's gastro establishments seem to have become.
It has recently(ish) been refurbished and has a lovely courtyard with modern furniture, and the inside is airy, yet cosy. The coffee looks good, and it seems popular as a squashy-sofa kind of meeting place for local business people. A space for friends.
Local ales (Shere Drop etc) are on tap, plus it has Aspall's Cyder on draught as well - my benchmark of a classy establishment. Interesting (and reasonably priced) cocktail list, too.
A substantial lunch can be had for less than £10: The club sandwich may seem expensive at £7-odd, but it's the size of your head, and there's no scrimping on the quality of ingredients. My burger weighed in at £9.50, and was all meat, well-grilled, in a sourdough bun with lots of salad and chips.
Staff are friendly and polite, plus it's dog-friendly as well, with a water bowl thoughtfully provided in the courtyard area. Doggie snacks are available too.
This place is a real find and easily my favourite in Dorking.
Tiina_111R - 7 Sep 2012 14:07
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