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The Garibaldi, Redhill

29 Mill Street
Redhill
RH1 6PA
Phone: 01737761239

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paulof horsham left this review about The Garibaldi

A proper community local with plenty of folk coming and going on a Saturday afternoon. A couple of screens were unobtrusively showing different sports on each.

£4 got me a pint of Burning Sky Plateau, although it could have done with being a degree or two cooler as well as a few millilitres nearer the top of the glass. Other cask options came from Whitstable, Cronx & High Weald; there was nothing of note on the keg taps (unless Aspall cider and Sharps Offshore lager count). Worth seeking out.

On 10th August 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Garibaldi

Proper community pub, located up the hill and by the common on the southwestern side of the station but proving well worth the walk. Staple-shaped bar with a tidy semi-traditional interior and a couple of wooden tables out front. Four real ales on handpump: Neanderthal and Neo from Caveman, the Collaboration between Surrey Hills and Cobbett's and Lister's Special Ale (£4.00, from a new brewery to me, but in fine shape).

On 31st December 2018 - rating: 8
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TW G left this review about The Garibaldi

The Garibaldi finally reopened on Thursday 17 August, and the community interest company operating it on behalf of the owner were hugely pleased with the response we received, not just on the opening night, but in the days since. For the first time in a long while the pub was full, and alive to the happy buzz of jolly conversation and enjoyment once again. Fingers-crossed this wasn't just novelty value, as numbers been healthy each day since, and the comments and suggestions we've had have also been very encouraging. We genuinely hope to be able to maintain this pub as a much-needed part of the mix of local hostelries for the coming few years and - all being well - beyond.

I should say that it is very much early days, and we do not pretend to have everything in place or to be a "finished article". Owing to limited funding, and the need to prove the pub's worth to the community all over again following its unavoidable four-month closure, it may be some months or even a year or two before we achieve what we'd ideally like with it. All we ask in the interim is that for those who appreciate a simple but honest local gathering-place, majoring on good beer and good cheer that puts drinkers first (and doesn't purport to be a restaurant in pub's clothing), please keep popping by, however infrequently, to check how we're doing and enjoy what we think we can offer to a good standard. If you believe you've found otherwise, let us know! We are not in any way complacent in this competitive and difficult industry and would prefer to be advised of any fixable problems early so we can get them sorted.

To demonstrate this pub's continued relevance and economic viability, there just needs to be a steady trade, built on regular visits from what seems to be a goodly number of people who appreciate what we're about. In return, we will look to do what we can to improve and enhance things, and keep both the events and drinks side of the operation varied and changing to retain vitality and interest, while always having an eye on those who just want the security of knowing they will get their preferred tipple, in a familiar and friendly environment, that isn't threatened by over-ambitious or unnecessary alteration.

Besides the first phase of redecoration, which should be self-evident when you visit, so far, on draught we have a decent conventional range of well-known and popular keg brands - lagers, stout and we hope shortly a cider - while on cask we already have up to four ales available, mostly locally-sourced and at prices only Wetherspoon's are likely to significantly undercut! We are keen to expand and enhance this side of the business, now we have modern cooling equipment that has rescued the beers from there once over-warm fate. CamRA visitors have given positive feedback and Chris and the committee will use the knowledge and interest in this sector to ensure handpumped product is kept properly and showcases a range of different breweries' fine efforts. We also offer a decent spread of wines and spirits, as well as bottled options, and again we are alive to changing and possibly expanding brand range should customer demand suggest it.

Otherwise, charities and other organisations may wish to bear in mind the pub's space as a meeting place or venue for fundraising events - we aim to be a pub first but very much a community facility second. Please feel free to contact the committee via the Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/SaveTheGari/?locale2=en_GB. We can't promise we can cater for every event or individual, but will honestly endeavour to do what we can as we bed-in and develop.

On behalf of the people who've worked so genuinely hard to get the pub this far, may I thank everyone who has so-far shown support, and in advance, those who intend to do so in future.

PS: We're not anti-food! But it'll be a while before our facilities are sufficient to make a good-enough offer. When we do begin serving solids (beyond bar snacks of course), they are likely to be basic and unpretentious, but hopefully using decent local ingredients. Watch this space.

On 23rd August 2017 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Garibaldi

Up a steep hill from the White Lion, this is a friendly and cosy local boozer in semi-ruralness with a cosy, carpeted staple-shape interior featuring lots of light varnished wood, a ticking clock, gold and wine red colour wallpaper. Noted papers, board games, darts and a TV showing Sky Sports News. Large grassed garden with commanding view over the valley and Redhill conurbation. Three ales on; Pride, Hepworth Pullman and a slightly warm but drinkable Pilgrim Progess. Got chatting with the landlord and one of the regulars about lower league footy. A nice little place and worth the walk, was tempted to stay for longer.

On 16th March 2016 - rating: 7
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I L left this review about The Garibaldi

This pub is situated on a hill alongside a busy back road between Reigate and Redhill. Had been under threat of redevelopment soem years ago but not sure of the current position. This one room pub is busy evenings and weekend aftrenoons. Normally has up to three ales on, two of which are from smaller breweries.Worth the walk from Redhill town centre if visiting the Garland (about another 5 - 10 minutes walk from there).

On 9th September 2010 - rating: 7
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