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The Royal Oak, Rusper

long.short,concise or rambling....does it matter? I think whats important is that this pub has been let down. Not by its reviewers sense of journalism,whos to say whats a good hobby?!? Facists...
No its been left out of a national guide to what it does best, serve real ale.
The Good Beer Guide 2013....... NO ENTRY ???????

8 Oct 2012 16:40

The Royal Oak, Rusper

great selection of scotish ales

24 Jul 2012 21:49

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

blah blah blah.......salad ??

21 May 2012 18:18

The Royal Oak, Rusper

this is the same mr grumpy?

9 May 2012 17:29

The Owl, Kingsfold

not so wise any more....shame

10 Apr 2012 20:58

Red Lyon, Slinfold

New owners here making simon look like mr happy!

24 Mar 2012 23:02

The Plough, Coldharbour

I see things have improved then TEMPEST......and I have never been barred from here or anywhere else for that matter. Neither am I anyone else in another guise.

16 Mar 2012 22:37

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

you still spell bad ken!!

26 Feb 2012 21:04

Red Lyon, Slinfold

another pub closing down

2 Feb 2012 17:02

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Fed up with the norm.....Got its own club to rival camra now....called crappo!
Membership is rising and you get a discount on the lovely ales served here.
No sign of mr grumpy anymore has he cheered up or passed over?

1 Feb 2012 12:46

The Cowdray Arms, Balcombe

no local beer here....shame

6 Dec 2011 16:50

Orange Tree, Richmond

little pricey but a good pint near a station....handy if nothing esle...preferred the old colour scheme though

8 Nov 2011 17:06

The Old Ship, Richmond

Brisk lunchtime trade today, excellant as always...nothing ordinary about this youngs pub!!!

8 Nov 2011 17:03

The Countryman, Shipley

Now for sale!

27 Oct 2011 20:04

The Malt Shovel, Horsham

surprised there arent more Horsham drinkers commenting on this pubs sad closure, thought that might provoke some reaction!

27 Oct 2011 20:03

The Malt Shovel, Horsham

well , they could have held meetings there to showcase their new brews. Run tutored tastings, sold the pub cheaper beer.I dont know ,Horshambeermonster, the ins and outs of the supply agreement , but Im prettty sure had they put their minds to it something more could have been done.

22 Oct 2011 14:38

The Malt Shovel, Horsham

RIP .......great shame!
Unpretentious, independent, individual and now sadly closed.....
According to the pubs website, a victim of greedy breweries and rising costs.
Pity those brewers of Horsham didnt do more to help....

21 Oct 2011 07:51

The Malt Shovel, Horsham

hear its closed down???? true or false??

17 Oct 2011 17:00

Bar Vin, Horsham

so its now called a hotel , but they dont have rooms
what are they gonna call it next time? a palace for real ale drinkers?

11 Oct 2011 17:15

The Partridge, Partridge Green

well Richard has the beer improved?

26 Sep 2011 22:20

The Partridge, Partridge Green

well Richard has the beer improved?

26 Sep 2011 22:19

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

was here two YEARS ago??? obviously stewed on it then until the pressure became too much and you just had to vent your rage!! Keep up the good work Ken

14 Sep 2011 07:20

The Boar's Head, Horsham


4 Sep 2011 16:30

The Plough, Coldharbour

The clue is in the score here guys, rated by 100 people and the consensus 4.5!

1 Jul 2011 08:37

The Royal Oak, Rusper

oh stop it could always ask for a shandy .......

22 Jun 2011 19:48

The Plough, Coldharbour

Whatever do you mean tradervic?
what, suggest that he is in league with the owners?
or that he has just joined and enthused so heartily about this pub that therefore he should be not quite the genuine article?
No need for me to point that out then....good
Paranoid . A great song , a sad lifestyle!

22 Jun 2011 19:47

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Only 4 a pint if you are a camra member

7 May 2011 08:47

The Red Lion, Handcross

not good beer here, stale tasting more of a food place

2 May 2011 14:59

The Fountain Inn, Handcross

Another pub closed down

2 May 2011 14:56

The Plough, Coldharbour

popped in today, still rude staff and poor beer ,what is wrong with this pub?

28 Apr 2011 17:03

The Evening Star, Brighton

whens the next one???

24 Apr 2011 22:27

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

very strange posting there Virg02.... had many pies here in the past and they were always cut form a whole pie dish with pastry on top and below. So the wife and I went back to check and had lunch there today. Not only the usual pies on the blackboard but also a special pie menu on a seperate piece of paper. I had the lamb and cranberry pie and it was excellant, washed down with a pint of ruby mild followed by a Tim Taylor Landlord both on fine form.

22 Mar 2011 16:39

The Royal Oak, Rusper

CAMRA promoted this pub loads when it first changed from a run down brewery owned chain pub into a distinctive free house, it seems a great shame that the owners now seem so anti camra, you would have thought them obvous soul mates.

9 Feb 2011 16:39

The Boar's Head, Horsham

20 for venison that really is just too Deer!

1 Feb 2011 17:27

The Boar's Head, Horsham

20 for venison that really is just too Deer!

1 Feb 2011 17:27

The Plough, Coldharbour

yeah , real league of shaddows stuff going on here....reckon they must be in cahoots with the landlady

18 Jan 2011 17:25

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Ambleside

Well done BITE ! Finally got a page up for the right ODG !! now you just need to move the photos you have presently posted on the New Dungeon Ghyll and we will be up to date!!
A real cracking bar this!

29 Nov 2010 18:48

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green

lolo a year ago you said on this site that you would never go back to this pub. What made you change your mind??was it the rave reviews by Irene and south london kid??

22 Nov 2010 11:40

The Owl, Kingsfold

closed down!

16 Nov 2010 19:33

The Royal Oak, Rusper

I loike drak rats beers too!!

10 Nov 2010 16:34

The Plough, Coldharbour

Hey guess what ???? another new member to the site and they just love this one I being a little over suspicious or are they just in cahoots with the (mis) management.
I myself went back to the Plough last weekend and can honestly say that little has changed in the warm welcome department. The beer , brewed on the premises was a big disappointment , when I pointed this out the response was not exactly expected!

5 Oct 2010 18:18

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green

It does seem a little suspicious, both southlondonkid and Irene joined up to this site within an hour of each other, both raved about the pub and plugged everything will be intersting to see other comments they may post if ever again! I notice that the rating also went up! The last time I tried to eat here we were turned away at 2pm because they said the kitchen had been too busy earlier and the chef needed a break! This was however over two years ago, and with the slowdown they may have improved their service.Beer was ok but not a great choice given the amazing brewers on the doorstep!

20 Sep 2010 11:53

The Green Man, Partridge Green

Not much to say is there

7 Sep 2010 08:17

Fox Inn, Rudgwick

where did you you hear good things about this pub? in their adverts??

7 Sep 2010 08:13

The Boar's Head, Horsham

nice coat of paint, shame the beer is still dire HW standard range, food menu on the pricey side for lunch.

24 Aug 2010 16:35

The Royal Oak, Rusper

0k....what have you lot done with mr g? its been 3 months since his last posting....

12 Aug 2010 17:26

The Horse and Groom, Horsham

wow what a change here!!! from drug dealing hole to modern jap restaurant complete with a tank full of jellyfish to watch you eat their relatives!! sells a beer made in Horsham to a historic japanese recipe, yeah whatever Ray! Anything to sell a firkin....

10 Aug 2010 08:02

The Sir Humphrey Appleby, Whitehall


9 Aug 2010 20:46

The Surrey Oaks, Newdigate

Is "deservebetter" a pseudo for a brewer beginning in D who feels slighted that his beers are not featured in the role of honour published on The Surrey Oaks website?
Now I may not be Mel Gibson.....but as theories go I believe mine stands out....
Well if he can go on here and talk rubbish , why not join in......

9 Aug 2010 20:44

Black Horse, Nuthurst

not so good since refurb, 8 of us waited nearly 45 mins for burgers/sandwiches and there were 3 other tables eating. however food was better than previous incarnation....

9 Aug 2010 20:37

The Plough, Coldharbour

The best thing about this pub is where it is, the worst Mr Grumpy drinks here!

25 May 2010 16:05

The Royal Oak, Rusper

i see mr G has been causing his usual upsets....this time at The Plough , Coldharbour. He really is losing the plot! Hope the collections going well!!

25 May 2010 15:34

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green

must be one of the owners younger children!

1 May 2010 17:40

The Royal Oak, Rusper

and aint ken the lucky one...................

28 Apr 2010 16:59

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Brother groucho said he would never join a club that would have him as a cant please all people all of the time,sarah your loss is kens gain!

28 Apr 2010 16:57

The Plough, Coldharbour

hooray free water..................with a smile perhaps. Todays soda is tomorrows champagne. Forget who said it but remember theyre loaded.
Manners maketh man. and they need a sense of humour!

24 Apr 2010 22:52

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

Happy St Georges Day Here!
I had the home made steak and kidney pudding and my partner had the Roast chicken, washed down with ...St Georges Ale!! a local brew from East Sussex, Perfect out in the garden, only trouble was finding a seat...
Well done for flag flying!

23 Apr 2010 17:25

The Royal Oak, Rusper

what a day.....

18 Apr 2010 15:50

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Has Mr Grumpy turned over a new leaf and changed his name to Mr Happy?

15 Apr 2010 08:02

The Plough, Coldharbour

Pathetic takes a change in the law to make you comply, so rude, so cheap, so mean....Merry Xmas one and all, ask for a glass next time you back time!

11 Apr 2010 20:02

The Punchbowl, Oakwoodhill

should be closed

6 Apr 2010 16:19

The Nelson, Horsham


6 Apr 2010 16:18

The Fountain, Horsham


6 Apr 2010 16:17

Grapes, Pease Pottage


6 Apr 2010 16:15

The Boar's Head, Horsham

There seems to be a virus going round Hall and Woodhouse pubs...this joins the list of closed pubs.........Is it Horsham folk really dont like their beers?

Question : If Champagne can only come from France ....surely Sussex bitter should not be brewed in BlanDford!?

6 Apr 2010 08:41

The Owl, Kingsfold

Strange how the two last reviews are so different? Could it be that Emma works for Dave? Im always pleased to see new members join this site but am a little suspicious regarding Emma whose one and only review is so gushing...maybe im looking too deep?

6 Apr 2010 08:20

The Plough, Coldharbour

What I would like to know is are Mr Grumpy and Grumpster related? Its strange but they are never seen out together ...perhaps they are the same miserable person with a split personality?? Does this mean two one way tickets to sheffield for the poor folk of Rusper to spring for?

6 Apr 2010 08:15

The Owl, Kingsfold

Dave Allen the new owner then?

31 Mar 2010 15:19

The Plough, Coldharbour

it just goes from bad to worse...WARM WELCOME my a**e!

25 Mar 2010 19:01

The Boar's Head, Horsham

Crikey Moses!!! Sorry someone just had to say it!!!

25 Mar 2010 18:51

The Royal Oak, Rusper

Mr G :is that cleaning up after the last pantomime horse race then?? Ive heard of realism but that really is taking things too far....shame on them horses....

15 Mar 2010 13:33

The Mucky Duck Inn, Tismans Common

awful only slightly better than the fox which has to be the worst pub in the south east, pity those poor locals...what a choice to have to make on a friday night?? think id opt for a take away!!

6 Mar 2010 13:55

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green

or having a good laugh...... Dr Rioja read Dead Parrot

11 Feb 2010 22:15

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green

must be the owner

11 Feb 2010 22:13

The Plough, Coldharbour

shame ................nice location. and I still disagree with their no tap water policy seems very mean.

5 Feb 2010 21:38

The Dragon, Colgate

Now closed....people of Faygate hang your heads in shame!!!
If you dont drink in your local pub you cant complain when it shuts down.....

18 Jan 2010 16:01

The Royal Oak, Rusper

short,concise review there John!

11 Jan 2010 10:13

The Red Lion Hotel, Wendover

Have not eaten here since it was ran by Phil and Jan Hills, I gather they have now left. However I have heard of egg white omelettes, very american healthy living type food. Surprised chef here hasent heard of them, dont have to be filled or flavoured basically an omelette without the yolks.

7 Nov 2009 15:25

The Olive Branch, Horsham

Hall and Woodhouse should be ashamed

15 Oct 2009 13:03

The Lynd Cross, Horsham

Had a good pint here today!!! Just that its a bit of a rarity.............they must have a new cellar person appointed!!!

15 Oct 2009 12:59

The Crabtree, Lower Beeding


21 Sep 2009 08:41

The Crabtree, Lower Beeding


21 Sep 2009 08:41

Black Horse, Nuthurst

Has Dave the Landlord left????

21 Sep 2009 08:40

The Royal Oak, Rusper

No offence intended , I have always found the beers here to be very good even given the wide choice. Sorry to Sarah if she thought me rude.

2 Sep 2009 19:52

The Dog and Duck, Kingsfold

do you serve owl?

6 Aug 2009 00:28

The Owl, Kingsfold

or maybe I had the Owl at the dog and duck down the road instead of the duck at the wise old owl...and am getting confused ...

6 Aug 2009 00:23

The Owl, Kingsfold

have you taken the duck off the menu then Matt?.......I thought it flew out...

6 Aug 2009 00:21

The Star Inn, Rusper

Fantstic pub ,great food and the beers are plentiful and cheap !

3 Aug 2009 19:12

The Royal Oak, Rusper

August 1st being a Saturday...............
too much time on line not line cleaning then.......

2 Aug 2009 22:47

Fox Inn, Rudgwick

Get the message

7 Jul 2009 09:58

The Red Lion Hotel, Wendover

whatever happened to that lovely couple who used to run this place so well? I think he was called Phil and his wife Liz? They certainly ran it for a number of years and from my recollection without any argy bargy nonsense from peacekeepers or anyone!!
Rather sounds like the Red Lion has gone the way of so many other (badly) managed houses.....

7 Jul 2009 09:55

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

This pub just keeps getting better and better went back again a year later and they had five cracking beers on and all on good form.Sat in the huge garden with a big group , we all ate well and no complaints!
The kids all had an impromptu game of football in their field at the back kept them amused for hours while we enjoyed the T Taylors!!

5 May 2009 15:19

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

This pub just keeps getting better and better went back again a year later and they had five cracking beers on and all on good form.Sat in the huge garden with a big group , we all ate well and no complaints!
The kids all had an impromptu game of football in their field at the back kept them amused for hours while we enjoyed the T Taylors!!

5 May 2009 15:19

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

This pub just keeps getting better and better went back again a year later and they had five cracking beers on and all on good form.Sat in the huge garden with a big group , we all ate well and no complaints!
The kids all had an impromptu game of football in their field at the back kept them amused for hours while we enjoyed the T Taylors!!

5 May 2009 15:19

Bar Vin, Horsham

not really a pub though is it...more like a wine ba for del boy without the funnty bit

3 Mar 2009 13:46

Crown Inn, Westcott

I really must pop in and see what Im missing judging by the comments it could be an evening to remember or a very hasty retreat !

19 Jan 2009 14:49

Greets Inn, Warnham

Another pub on the market.....lets hope the new owners have better luck

16 Jan 2009 16:18

Fox Inn, Rudgwick

lots of signs saying this pub is famous for fish....shame about the beer though !! in their defence they dont say famous for beer

13 Dec 2008 18:34

The Chequers Inn, Rowhook

Same Rob Pine who does their Web stupid does he think we are!!!!

23 Nov 2008 15:33

The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath

same rob pine who works on their web site??? you must think we are STUPID!!!

23 Nov 2008 15:29

The Plough, Coldharbour

I thought it a legal requirement for pubs to serve drinking water free on request , clearly reading the reviews below this is not the case !! What do other BITE users think?? Should a pub provide free water to walkers??

20 Nov 2008 18:15

The Crown, Horsham

Not good beer here sadly...spent loads doing it up but it lost all its old character....very expensive ale ...standard Green King offerings.Lighting very iffy!!!

23 Jun 2008 16:56

The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale

now this is a superb pub......fantastic staff,great beer, lovely setting ....stayed there with the whole family and they couldnt do enough.
Cant wait to go back!!!

17 Jun 2008 16:31

The Pipers Arms, Swindon

obviously they were too cheap!

17 Jun 2008 16:18

The Yorkshire Grey , Holborn

What does she mean?? "Nice Place to come if you actually want to have a conversation with your drink"
Sounds like she either had one too many or the bars empty!Answer up Rachel any other beer heads know which she means???

17 Jun 2008 16:14

The Malt Shovel, Horsham

why does the beer taste of line cleaner??? are they always cleaning the lines or not rinsing them out?? Does any regular visitor have any helpfull comments for the manageress??

3 Jun 2008 18:18

The Punchbowl, Oakwoodhill

went there for a pint last night will not be going back in a hurry,rude staff and lousy beer

3 Jun 2008 18:07

The Bear, Horsham

The Landlord has now changed!

3 May 2008 17:10

St Leonards, Horsham

What was the awful long waiting room has now closed to be replaced by another tacky concept silver Wok!?!

1 Apr 2008 16:11

The Boar's Head, Horsham

what happened?? how can it all go so wrong so it me or are eighteen year olds getting younger??

19 Mar 2008 00:09

The Sussex Oak, Warnham

I think angelaw must have visited another pub in the village.....on the many times I have eaten at The Oak I have never had such a bad experience.
Great choice of ales too! six pumps and all good!!

18 Mar 2008 23:58

The Chequers Inn, Rowhook

couldnt agree more with the last two comments...

18 Mar 2008 23:47

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