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I like pubs that are unpretentious, welcoming, serve excellent beer and food, and don't have fruit machines, big TV's, cash machines or other electronic games. Pool, darts, backgammon, cribbage are all fine by me. i go to a pub for a good beer and a chat, and very occasionally for live music. If there is a jukebox or radio it should be background only and never interfere with conversation. I love country pubs, log fires, decent beer gardens, idyllic settings and real ale.
In short, PROPER PUBS.

Username: properpublover

Age: 48

Sex: male

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The Pilgrim, Dorking

nipped in here again recently. not much has changed. They still do a decent pint of ale (Doom Bar) and have a great reputation amongst locals for sunday lunch. very much a local's pub, but not unfriendly at that. HOWEVER it did really strike me how tatty the decor is looking... a ceiling that doesn't know whether it's brown, orange or red, in places once-cream walls with tobacco stains from before the ban. Very dated wallpapaer in the dining area. Just generally DINGY and a bit unloved. Given a lick of paint, could be a lovely little pub. SOMEONE please spend a bit of money on it.

28 Nov 2011 14:00

The Pilgrim, Dorking

Just realised i'd never reviewed this place. Last time i went, the beer was well kept. I had sunday lunch here a year ago and the shoulder of lamb was really excellent. Toilets a bit grotty from what i remember and the 'lounge area' that replaced the pool table is ok but no great shakes. But it feels like a proper pub and a local pub so i'd still recommend it. I nver noticed any 'oyks' whilst i was there.

17 Mar 2011 19:32

The Admiral, Reigate

Went here the other night and it just felt like it had lost all its atmosphere. Beer wasn't great. A bit sterile. Only four of us in there. Nothing dreadful, the place just feels a bit unloved and like it's treading water.

17 Mar 2011 19:27

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