The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020

There are 20 Surrey pubs to be newly listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020. They are among 70 pubs in the county to feature in the latest edition of the guide, which was published on Thursday (September 12). CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) was founded in 1971 with a vision to have “quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs in every community”.

The Good Beer Guide is updated every year to feature pubs across the UK that serve the best real ale. It is independent and based on evaluations by CAMRA members. Pubs from all over Surrey are newly featured in the 2020 guide, including in Guildford, Walton, Sunbury, Redhill and Ripley.

To find out if your local made the list, please see below. The pubs appear in alphabetical order.

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Anchor, Ripley CAMRA says: “An ancient Grade II-listed public house with parts of the building dating back to the 1500s, so expect some low beams.

It is surprisingly light and airy inside, with a feeling of the contemporary meeting the historic.” The Anchor, High St, Ripley GU23 6AE. Tel: 01483 211866

Barley Mow, West Horsley

The Barley Mow

  “A friendly, traditional pub set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The large building incorporates the Malting House to the rear.”

Barley Mow, 181 High Street, West Horsley KT24 6HR. Tel: 01483 282693 Beehive, Englefield Green

“This Fuller’s local is open plan with a light and airy feel. On cooler days there is a real log fire, and on warmer days the sheltered patio garden is pleasant.” Beehive, 34 Middle Hill, Englefield Green TW20 0JQ.

Tel: 01784 431621 Bulls Head, West Clandon “Sixteenth-century village inn close to Clandon Park, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The interior retains some original features with oak beams and low ceilings as well as a cosy log fire.” The Bulls Head, The Street, West Clandon GU4 7ST. Tel: 01483 222444

Drummond, Guildford

The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020The Drummond in Guildford

  “A large open-plan pub with an eclectic range of furniture, several pieces of modern art and an impressive selection of chandeliers. Classic pub food and modern dishes are served all day.”

Drummond, 55 Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RF. Tel: 01483 579395 Fox & Hounds, South Godstone

“This attractive building, with parts dating back to 1368, became a pub in 1601. There are original beams throughout and a large inglenook in the restaurant.” Tilburstow Hill Rd, South Godstone RH9 8LY.

Tel: 01342 893474 George Inn, Walton “Friendly local pub with a single bar traditionally decorated with a wood and tiled floor and an open fireplace.

A large plaque on the front shows its Lascelles, Tickner & Co heritage.” George Inn,Bridge Street, Walton KT12 1AH. Tel: 01932 223046

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Grantley Arms, Wonersh

“Half-timbered village pub dating back to the late 16th or early 17th century, with later extensions. A recent refurbishment has exposed more of the frame of the building and created a bright and cheerful interior.” The Grantley Arms, The Street, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0PE.

Tel: 01483 893351 Half Moon, Ripley

The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020Half Moon in Ripley

  “The bar in this 18th-century building has the feel of a cross between a cafe’ and a pub, with a stripped wood floor and some bare brick walls contrasting nicely with white painted ones, decorated with historic photographs of the inn.”

Half Moon, High Street, Ripley GU23 6AN. Tel: 01483 224380 Hatch, Redhill

“A very comfortable pub dating from the 17th century and a former workhouse with a hayloft for horses. Good home-cooked food is served each day (no food Sun or Mon evenings).” The Hatch, 44 Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6AT.

Tel: 01737 423342

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Jack Fairman, Horley “Conveniently close to the station and the town centre, this Wetherspoon pub occupies a former Kwik Fit tyre centre built in the 1930s as Fairman’s Garage.” The Jack Fairman, 30 Victoria Rd, Horley RH6 7PZ.

Tel: 01293 827910 Kings Head, Ashford “Large Marston’s dining house with several adjoining rooms.

It retains a separate bar with seating on high stools and sports TV, and hosts poker, darts and quiz nights.” Kings Head,  4 Feltham Rd, Ashford TW15 2EB. Tel: 01784 244631

Old Plough, Stoke D’Abernon

The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020The Old Plough in Stoke D’Abernon

  “Dating from the late 16th century, this listed building was once a courthouse with the gallows outside, and the stables were used for hansom cab trade.” Old Plough, 2 Station Rd, Stoke D’Abernon KT11 3BN.

Tel: 01932 862244 Pilgrim Brewery Tap Room, Reigate “Surrey’s oldest brewery is sited in an old bakery hidden in a yard off the main A25 – the entrance is marked by a hanging barrel sign.”

Pilgrim Brewery, 11 West St, Reigate RH2 9BL. Tel: 01737 222651 Rodboro Buildings, Guildford

The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020Rodboro Buildings in Guildford

 

“This Wetherspoon pub is a Lloyds No.1 bar spread over three levels in a Grade II-listed former industrial building which was the original home of the Dennis car (later truck) company.” The Rodboro Buildings, 1-10 Bridge St, Guildford GU1 4RY. Tel: 01483 306366

Running Stream, Weybourne “A good old-fashioned friendly locals’ pub. A horseshoe-shaped room surrounds a central bar, with tables around the outer perimeter and stools at the bar.”

The Running Stream, 66 Weybourne Rd, Farnham GU9 9HE. Tel: 01252 323750

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Sandrock, Wrecclesham “Following almost a year of closure, the Sandrock was refurbished and reopened as a traditional pub with a contemporary feel late in 2018.”

The Sandrock, Sandrock Hill Rd, Wrecclesham GU10 4NS. Tel: 01252 715865 Three Horseshoes, Laleham

“New in the Guide this year, this rambling old inn has a number of separate bar and restaurant areas. Outside is an extensive partly paved garden at the rear and a small patio at the front.” Three Horseshoes, 25 Shepperton Rd, Laleham TW18 1SE.

Tel: 01784 455014 Walton Village, Walton

The 20 Surrey pubs newly listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020Les and Dee, who run the Walton Village

  “Modern high-street pub with exposed brickwork and wood panels.

The large front bar has a raised seating area and there is a room to the rear for private events.” The Walton Village, 29 High St, Walton KT12 1DG. Tel: 01932 254431

White Horse, Sunbury “A warm welcome to the Guide for this two-bar corner local. First documented in 1729, the present building probably dates from a later period.”

The White Horse, 69 Thames St, Sunbury TW16 5QF.

Tel: 01932 770999

To buy the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020, priced at GBP14, visit its website here.

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