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The Eight Bells, Epsom

78 Kingston Road
Ewell
Postal town: Epsom
KT17 2DU
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Eight Bells

A two bar pub, reasonable modernised but retaining a good pub feel, with an eating area to one side and a larger bar the other leading back to a games area with darts. A large grassed garden at the back includes numerous tables and a mini goal set up for the kids. Draught ales were Otter Amber and Abbot, with Landlord and TEA out of action, and condition was good. Mainly one for the locals but fair enough.

On 19th July 2019 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Eight Bells

You enter to be faced with what could almost be a meet and greet booth but is actually a walk through link between rooms where the bar sits centrally. The side to the right goes back a fair way, a swirly sensory challenging carpet to the front bar area and beyond a calmer wooden floor. A bay window overlooks some pleasant outdoor seating with fields beyond, you may need to go and look at this vista every now and again to dismiss the interior view from your retina. There is a serviceable dartboard at this end. The decor continues to be bold with a patterned wallpaper and migraine inducing banquette covers.
To the other side there is a smaller room with a different stripy carpet, a fireplace and incongruously a number of Popeye cartoon "stills" framed. Black and white local scenes tone it down a little bit as do a few books on small shelves in the larger room. This is a GK "Meet and Eat" franchise, big menus on the tables therefore, no food smells and no one eating, in fact only a handful of customers around 2pm on a Thursday. TV sports advertised so probably busier of an evening. Just OSH and Abbot on handpump, the Abbot was as Abbot is, although only £3.30.
The previously mentioned white van man clientele were not in evidence, perhaps the refurbishment has resulted in this or maybe it just isn't safe to drive having been exposed to so many colours and patterns.

On 16th March 2017 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Eight Bells

A Greene King tied house which has had a corporate makeover.The pub splits into two areas either side of the front door with a lounge feel to the left with garish coloured upholstery and dining tables while to the right has the feel of a drinking area with a curved banquette below the window,the bar ,bench seating towards the rear and a darts board with a good throw and an oche set in the wooden floor.There are two Sky Sports screens down here ,however this is another screen in the lounge so you wont miss any of the sports action .Sensibly the volume was mute when no matches are on ,and the muzak was playing at a sensible volume.Every table has a value pub grub menu with 2 meals for £10 but I suspect foodservice is at work here so expect reheated tosh.
The two handpumps were serving GK Old Speckled Hen and Abbott (a poor ale in ok condition) which summed up my feeling about the pub,its all a bit dull and boring.

On 27th January 2016 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Ewell West, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Stoneleigh, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Ewell East, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Eight Bells, Ewell
19th Jul 2019, 14:58
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19th Jul 2019, 12:31
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 January 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 09 September 2010 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 January 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 27 January 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 January 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 July 2019 by Graham Coombs
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