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Royal Marine, Chertsey

Lyne Lane
Lyne
Postal town: Chertsey
KT16 0AN
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Quinno _ left this review about Royal Marine

After six years, a re-visit. I had heard that ale selection is now less adventurous now than it was then and so it showed, with three on - Ruddles and two from Cottage; not exactly mouth-watering for the connoisseur. Quality was decent but not of the high standard I recall from 2007. The pub itself is pretty much the same as it was otherwise. ‘Coming soon’ beer lists on the table had the miles listed for each one. It’s still a lovely little stop-off but not the search out-and-conquer sort of place it was which is a shame.

August 2007
A tidy little village local tucked away just off the M25, which has featured regularly in the Good Beer Guide for the past few years due to the quality of the ales. Four are usually on the go, often including a dark. The interior is small and cosy. Carpeted, padded compartment seating and a marine/militaria theme, alongside a large collection of tankards and brasses. A genial, if sometimes quiet, atmosphere prevails. The pub doubles-up as HQ of the Lyne Mountain Rescue Team (the joke being there are no mountains in Surrey...they exist to do fund-raising activities). Darts, crib and other traditional pub games are offered, along with hearty pub grub of the classic 'being looked after by dad' variety; a huge plate of ham, egg peas and chips is a classic dish there. I can recommend this place wholeheartedly on current form. Rated 8

On 7th December 2013 - rating: 7
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John Bonser left this review about Royal Marine

In the village of Lyne, the other side of the M25 motorway from Chertsey, is The Royal Marine, a small cosy, comfortable free house.

The pub dates back to 1847 and was originally 2 separate cottages. It's name is in recognition of the fact that Queen Victoria paid a visit to see the marines stationed down the road at nearby Chobham Common.

A comfortable, carpeted traditional interior features a number of items of marine memorabilia and a collection of jugs hanging from the ceiling beams to the left of the entrance. Unusually, for such a small pub, room is found in one corner for a dartboard. I don't recollect seeing any TV's. Leather bound menus on each table would appear at first glance to indicate a strong food emphasis, but, based on my recent Saturday lunchtime visit, this is first and foremost a pub, with a seemingly loyal band of regulars.

A rather scruffy well worn sign on a fence directs customers to the "Patrons Car Park" - a car park behind the pub which is notably large for a pub this size. On street parking is also available. Past the car park is a garden. There's seating on the pavement at the front where you can watch the locals speed past in their Chelsea Tractors ( 4x4's ) or, occasionally, a farmer transporting bales of hay on a more conventional tractor.

The pub appears to be very much part of the local community and puts on occasional Hog Roasts, BBQ's etc. An "RSPCA Fun Day" is planned for 18 September. It is therefore somewhat surprising that the pub normally closes at 2.30pm ( even on a Saturday ) and doesn't open at all on Sunday evening ( 3pm close on Sundays ).

The Royal Marine is a CAMRA Good Beer Guide regular and the yearly stickers are displayed behind the bar. There's several CAMRA branch certificates on show, including one for local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for 2006.

There's 4 handpumps which were serving Ruddles County, Ruddles Best, Greene King Sun Dance and Sharps Doom Bar, a selection which might best be described as uninteresting. The existence of Courage Best posters in the gents would appear to suggest that that beer is often on. Both the Ruddles County and the GK Sun Dance were in good condition, but they're not particularly inspiring beers at the best of times and the emphasis on Greene King brewed beers ( 3 out of 4 ) was a disappointment.

I'd happily revisit, but I'd be hoping for a better beer selection if I do.

On 7th October 2010 - rating: 7
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Robert Inman left this review about Royal Marine

A great, quiet little off-the-beaten-track local. Hard to find but worth the effort. Has much Royal Marine memorabillia including a guest book for Marines past and present to sign in. Ales: landlord Pat's favourite tipple, Hogs Back TEA, always on.

On 23rd February 2004 - rating: 10
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
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