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The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Oxted

1-4 Station Road West
Oxted
RH8 9EP

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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a purpose-built branch of the Wetherspoons chain, situated right next to the town’s train station which, with the exception of a small off-license bar, is the only pub in the ‘new’ part of Oxted. The large brick building certainly doesn’t look out of place and in fact presented quite a pleasant façade, thanks in part to a long row of colourful hanging baskets down one side. Under the current government rules, customers can only visit if they remain outside, which wasn’t too much of a problem on my Sunday afternoon visit, as there are plenty of picnic benches and other such bits of garden furniture arranged around the perimeter of the pub, spilling out in places onto an adjacent pedestrian walkway. Somewhat surprisingly, there weren’t too many punters here when I arrived, so finding a table was easy and serving staff were constantly coming and going, making it easy enough to get someone’s attention to place an order – an essential if, like me, your phone can’t handle QR codes or the Wetherspoons app, both of which are promoted as the preferred method of ordering. A trip to the toilets gave me a brief opportunity to check out the interior, thanks in part to a one-way system that leads you through the majority of the pub’s main room. It’s a pretty large, open plan affair, with some bits of low partitioning, although it wasn’t entirely clear what would normally be in place and what had been added to create the one-way route. The usual mix of Spoons seating was present and correct, albeit shuffled around a bit and with a couple of raised platforms at either end, whilst TV screens and local interest info boards were also on display. The servery runs along the rear wall and boasts perhaps the pub’s most distinctive feature – a long row of clocks above the bar counter, which show the time in various cities across the globe in an allusion to the pub’s proximity to the Greenwich Meridian.
The polite, if a little disinterested chap who served me explained that they only had two cask ales on – Ruddles and Sharps Doom Bar – although he also listed Guinness and Brewdog Punk IPA as cask options, which made me wonder if he really knew exactly what was available. With no option to check at he bar myself, I had to take my pick from the two uninspiring choices, resulting in a pretty poor pint of Doom Bar (£1.99) that was hardly a great welcome back to cask ale after over four months without.
Overall, I thought this place, much like the Oxted pub scene, was a bit lacking. It looked promising enough on approach but felt very plain and uninteresting once inside. I appreciate that I didn’t see this place at its best, but suspect that even with the addition of some guest ales and the full return of its furnishings and fittings, there’s not much to recommend other than it being the only pub in this part of town.

On 28th April 2021 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Housed in a rather austere building in dark brick in a large modern(ish) development with a large supermarket and the district leisure pool, but handily placed for the railway station. Nothing very memorable about the interior, either. Although well replenished on my stretching walk on the Kent / Sussex / Surrey border, my intentions to have a quick half of something light whilst waiting for my train disappeared when I spotted the 'all real ales 99p per pint' signs in anticipation of 'lockdown II' with a Jaipur clip visible on one of the sparsely populated pair of four-handpump banks...

On 8th November 2020 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

The one positive thing to say is at least JDW are consistent - even in leafy Surrey.

Packed solid with pissed up boozers at lunch time on a Saturday, including one very loud gentlemen in sports gear.

Two tables unoccupied - both filthy.

So why come? Well, its in the Good Beer Guide so thought I'd get a tick. The real crime here is the real ale was very poor. First pint died during pulling. 2nd, a Windsor Knot - was hazy and lifeless. Unsurprising, as in a packed pub, everyone else was on lager.

4 star - and they were for the food - which was quick, cheap and decent.

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On 13th May 2018 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

A well placed pub near the train station, set out internally in typical spoons style.The clientele seemed a little more upmarket than the usual high street crowd, more Pringle jumpers and Ben Sherman shirts than beer stained T shirts and denim jackets, reflecting the general location.
Eight handpumps provided a rather corporate return of Adnams Broadside, Marstons Old Empire IPA, Ringwood Old Thumper , Sharps Doom Bar, Greene King IPA and Abbott with the only beer with a modicum being Long Man IPA.
Iv'e been in much worse Spoons than this and it wasn't unpleasant on an unseasonally hot day in April,but still a spoons with a below par beer choice, I'm unlikely to return.

On 6th May 2018 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a purpose built modern pub just to the left of the London bound Oxted station exit and is in a development that includes a Morrisons. The whole complex is so close to the station you have to wonder if it was built on former railway land.
Inside it's a long central bar area with raised areas at either end. It's not that big by Spoons standards. There are two sets of four hand pumps, a boring one with GK IPA & Abbot, Doom Bore and London Pride. The other four had Hogs Back Surrey Nirvana, Hopdaemon Incubs & Green Daemon and Oakham JHB.
I tried the Surrey Nirvana and Green Daemon both of which seemed to be in good nick.
This isn't a bad Spoons but didn't strike me as anything special.

On 21st June 2015 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Oxted Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Very boring Wetherspoon's which although is light and airy inside had a very poor selection of guest beers and was full of screaming kids. Next to the railway station so at least you can make a quick exit to get away.

On 29th January 2015 - rating: 3
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