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New owners - closed for a month, for refurb.
wealdman - 7 Sep 2017 09:03
A dozen of us lunched at the Six Bells on one of the coldest day of February after cycling in the lovely Surrey quiet country lanes. We had an efficient service of generous food picked from an interesting menu. Much better and tastier than the average pub food.
Francoise - 15 Feb 2013 16:53
Based on my first and only visit since the Six Bells has been under new management, it seems to have improved. The new, friendly, management has brightened things up without destroying its character. The same old beers seem to be on tap though: I had a Sussex that was on the turn but it was towards the end of the week. The menu's standard fayre so not very exciting but the food is well cooked, served with a smile and is reasonably priced. Pleasant atmosphere, with a real fire in the winter . If you're visiting Newdigate (which has excellent walking and cycling about), it's a reliable, welcoming place for a drink or meal but, unlike the nearby Surrey Oaks, which has a better choice of real ales and ciders, it's probably not worth a special visit.
Garganey - 28 Aug 2012 22:47
Passed this pub on Monday and it had a sign outside saying 'Under New Management' so I preume it is open for business again. Will have a look in next time I'm in the area and report back.
WipersTom - 21 Mar 2012 19:11
Well worth a visit. Excellent beer - food is traditional country Pub food and is well presented, more importantly, there is a chalk board with Chef's Specials. The chef really knows his business. The staff are very helpful and easy to talk to they make everyone feel welcome. Excellent meal and a good choice. Well looked after Babger Ale, we will be back.
passiton - 18 Nov 2010 13:03
My 2nd visit here. Must go again when its not February and cold. Weapons of choice this visit were Badger and Sussex both perfect. You do wait a while, but not excessively long, for food which is pretty good. Jazz singer/band and good pudds this Valentine's day. My 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed their roast guinea fowl and sausage and mash. Friendly staff at bar and table. I was pestered by the cat, as I was in its chair I think, but this adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
newtobeer - 14 Feb 2010 19:40
Location : Very Good
Parking: Very Good
Beer: Selection and service good, Price above average compared to others in the area.
Atmosphere: Good
Food: The selection is good but the service and quality are poor. We booked for 10, they knew we where coming, There was only one other table of people in the pub, but still it took over 30 minutes to serve food to the first of our group and a further 20 minutes for the final 3 to be served and then the sausages where still frozen inside.
Would I go there again for a beer? Yes
Would I go there again for a meal? NO
bobtherambler - 4 Jan 2010 10:51
The Tanglefoot and a drop of malt warmed my party up on a cold snowy day. Friendly landlady, but waited a bit long for food, probably due to 20+ group of walkers who got in their order before us. However the Roasts and mushroom strog were rated highly by my table.
newtobeer - 23 Feb 2009 22:26
I visited this pub 2 weeks ago and as usual it was very busy. However, this pub charged 3:40 for a pint of Tanglefoot and that is outrageous even by todays high prices!! I know its in Surrey and its in Yuppie country but I will not be going in there again. So if you are in that area, go a little further North to the Surrey Oaks and find a good selection of real ale at 50p a pint less and a nicer pub as well..
John_M - 8 Aug 2008 09:37
Has this pub changed hands recently?
Seant - 24 May 2008 17:33
Nice pub with cracking facilities for kids. The food is great and home cooked. Unfortunately the larger served is "Hofbrau" (something similar to horse ****)and is a bit expensive.
beermonster1984 - 21 Apr 2008 21:27
Eight of us went for a stroll on Good Friday morning and phoned mid-stroll at 11am to reserve a table for lunch at 12.30. We arrived, were made welcome, served drinks and had our food orders taken. All this was done smoothly and efficiently. Despite the pub being busy, the food arrived in a commendably short time. The portions were generous, well presented, nourishing, tasty and, compared to some pubs we have visited recently, good value for money. We were replete by the time we finished the main course and, remarkably for us, couldn't manage the puddings. All in all, an excellent dining experience. The manager and staff are to be commended.
PeterJK49 - 21 Mar 2008 19:17
I recently visited the Six Bells and it is so refreshing going to a public house where the food portions are generous, freshly home cooked, well priced and absolutely delicious.
I received a lovely welcoming from the lady behind the bar and the service was prompt.
This public house has alot to offer and is well worth a visit.

Surely investing in energy efficient light bulbs is a positive point and should not be put down, the planet?????
firecracker980 - 18 Mar 2008 22:53
I visited recently (Feb '08) having been in lots in the summer when the pub is very popular. Still the same friendly welcome from the landlady. A cozy fire and good food awaits. On the downside, the cider was nearly flat, the beer poorly kept and of very limited choice (Tanlgefoot & Badger (yawn)) and they seem to have 'invested' in some kind of ultra-bright energy efficient light bulbs which serve only to dazzle. They're horrid!
With only drink improvements, a little imagination in the beer department, this could be a wonderful place. If you love a choice finely kept ales, try The Surrey Oaks up the road or The Royal Oak, Rusper
goosegog - 11 Feb 2008 20:57
A nice looking pub and very interesting and maze like inside. I must however agree with some of the other comments that the locals are a bit unwelcoming, decent enough but it does feel like a western movie when you come through the door, if someone was playing the old Joanna in the corner they would definately stop and stare!

The other let down is the beer, I think it is always an indictment of a pub when the only choice you can bear is Guinness. A so-so pub but try it for yourself (if you like Badger beer).
Schooner - 14 Dec 2007 17:59
Viewing the previous reviewer's comments, nothing has changed here - very rough and unfriendly clientele and owners are evidently still in residence - you only have to look at the scruffily presented signage advertising "wots on", outside what could be a great pub in a lovely location, to be warned off - go to the Surrey Oaks a little further north, which I can vouch for as old fashioned, good beer, reasonable food and no nasty politics, if the other reviewer is serious!
Quaffer - 8 Oct 2007 16:29
Lovely old pub in a lovely location but I did not feel at all welcome. I admit I had been hiking and was a mite sweaty, but the welcome could have been better. Lovely view of the church nearby across the road and plenty of pleasant outdoor seating.
cohenfain - 25 Aug 2007 17:35
They have a BNP meeting at a pub in Newdigate coming up. I'm told it is either the Six Bells of the Surrey Oaks

I'm not supporting a pub that believes in supporting racism and I advise others not to do so, too.
mkhan - 21 Aug 2007 16:31
Nice rural pub with a large garden and a great childrens play area. Friendly staff, the only downside is that there is a 1 surcharge to use a creditcard. Otherwise fab.
mac1 - 17 Jun 2007 14:09
Good food, good beer and smiling faces behind the bar. Would recomend in the summer for childrens play area and childs portions of food
localaledrinker - 17 Apr 2007 13:28
have eaten there twice. First time - brilliant meal. Variety and serving size magnificent. 2nd time - not as good. Will give it another try. beers were fine
markofiorelli - 17 Dec 2006 17:47
Full of chavs, exhibiting usual glares and stares for strangers. Had to push past a blokes arm stretched across the door to get in!
Bar staff very unfriendly, prsumably, because we didn't fit the embedded customer profile.
Beer pricey. Surrey Oaks much better - go there!
Quaffer - 26 Sep 2006 17:47
Nice friendly pub. Good choice of regular pub food. Garden with play ground. Large portions.
p.death - 15 Jul 2006 11:40

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