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Spring Tavern, Epsom

1 London Road
Postal town: Epsom
KT17 2AY
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Premium Country Pubs (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Rex Rattus left this review about Spring Tavern

I think that this place might have improved a bit since previous reviewers' visits. But it still looks like an Ember Inns pub even if it isn't one any more. It's the typical hotel lounge style of pub, with bucket armchairs and the like around the place. Inside there's an area to the left that's clearly for diners - tableclothes, napkins, wine glass - but it has to be said that the majority of the seating in this rambling pub seems to be available for those just wanting a drink. They must be doing something right as several tables were occupied y diners early afternoon on a Monday. The outside seating at the front, unfortunately adjacent to a main road, was also well patronised on a sunny and warm day in May. The outside seating to the side of the pub is still there, and didn't appear to be reserved for diners.

Unfortunately the beer's still nothing to write home about, with just London Pride on (£2.15 a half) which wasn't in great shape. I didn't get to see a menu as I steered well clear of the dining area, and nobody asked if I was dining with them today. Personally I think it's worth the five minute walk down to the Tubbs Pubb for a much better pint, but the outside seating has to be the main draw on a fine day.

On 18th May 2019 - rating: 4
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Nick Davies left this review about Spring Tavern

It remains an unbranded M&B outlet related to such other beacons of excellence as the Derby Arms in Epsom and the Blue Anchor in Tadworth. On entering you might be forgiven for thinking you've woken up in a branch of IKEA: fortunately you observe that there's a bar in the corner but any hopes that that has raised are dashed when some halfwit asks you if 'you are dining with us today'. Should you be halfwitted enough to be dining with them you will pay handsomely for your freezer to microwave Brake Brothers delicacy.

There's four quid a pint lager or GK IPA.

The only reason I can think of to enter a place like this is to use the bog, which will be exemplary. One point for nice bogs.

On 6th February 2013 - rating: 1
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Spring Tavern

Formerly a branded Ember Inn but the gastro makeover has included a debranding exercise,although the pub is still owned by Mitchells and Butler pubco.The area to the right of the front door is nominally the drinking area with three handpumps visible but only two working dispensing London Pride and a clear but out of condition Doom Bar.The rest of the rambling interior is given over to dining tables, although there are interesting sections to the interior,the modern decor has removed any character.The musak was all pervasive,loud and distracting.
Chosen by a relative ,we went to eat and the new pricing regime is at a distinct premium for the area.Starters £6-7,Mains £12+ and daily specials around £15 featuring a lot of fish .The menu descriptions sounded interesting but the execution didn't match up,and some foodservice products occupied the centre of my plate.However salad and veg were fresh.Service was variable especially considering how few customers were in.There is a large patio at the front for exterior drinking and to the side there is a garden reserved for anyone wishing to dine outside.I understand there is a cheaper fixed price menu option at lunchtime.
Not sure I would use this place again,I prefered the previous incarnation as a value orientated feeding station with a trace of pub atmosphere.

On 24th May 2011 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Ewell West, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Ewell East, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Stoneleigh, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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18th May 2019, 21:46
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
14th May 2019, 15:31
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  • 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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