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The Woodman

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238 Barnett Wood Lane
Ashtead
KT21 2DA
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Malden man left this review about The Woodman

This is a food led Ember Inn but with a decent range of ales as per the brewco policy. The frontage is double gabled, Tudor style in black and white, inside there are various interconnected areas, split by shelving units and so on displaying vases and other random artifacts. A typical modern Ember interior really. There is a low ceiling, wrapped with small fairy lights, part wooden, part carpeted flooring, mixed seating of all imaginable styles. A couple of old arched see through fireplaces, one with feature stacked logs, helping to hint at the building's age and previous layout, as do the small leaded front windows. A selection of board games were available on a high window cill.
The modernity has however taken over and somewhat obscures these details, nevertheless it was an ok spot for a pint and to catch up on the cricket on the telly, a decent range of ales on too, Harviestown Old Engine Oil, Sambrook's Junction, Wharfedale Old Dinkum (a real lager), Sunny Republic Shark's Head, Kelburn Pivo Estivo plus a cider from Thistly Cross. No knocking that range.
Various events advertised including a live music festival in August.
The nearest Ashtead pub to the station, not traditional by any means but a good beer selection and the layout means there is always somewhere to sit that suits. Garden to the rear.

On 13th July 2013 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Woodman

This is an Ember Inns pub, and is typical of the brand with the “hotel lounge” look, and with concealed lighting, a couple of open plan fireplaces with copper surrounds, as well as the trademark drinking space dividers containing illuminated wine bottles, odd modern art vases and the like – this one even had some modern art style sculptures at the back behind the black sofas. As usual with these sorts of places, the interior rambles round various drinking and eating areas, in a way that avoids the appearance of a drinking barn. I spotted a muted TV (there were probably others that escaped my notice) showing a news channel, and some pop music being played at background volume level. The building itself is a large stand-alone affair that looks like it’s been a traditional country pub in years past – when Ashtead would have been in the heart of the countryside.
There were several ales on – I noted Old Speckled Hen; London Pride; Hobgoblin; and Purity UBU, the latter at £2.80 a pint. The Hobgoblin had a battery powered pump clip, presumably a hallow’en gimmick to illuminate the clip, but which was not switched on when I was in there. I can live with the disappointment. I didn’t bother to look at a menu, but I have no doubt that it offers the usual pub grub. This is an Ember Inn so you get what it says on the tin – a clean pub/restaurant with reasonably priced food and decent ale. Just don’t expect a traditional pub experience. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again, but it’s OK for a pint and/or a meal if you happen to be near Ashtead Station.

On 28th October 2010 - rating: 5
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7th Aug 2013, 15:23
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13th Jul 2013, 17:44
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 10 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: October 20th 2016
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