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The Feathers, Redhill

38 High Street
Merstham
Postal town: Redhill
RH1 3EA
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Feathers

On the main road through Merstham, and only a couple of minutes from the station, this is a very large roadside pub with wide interior that has been given quite an extensive series of makeovers down the years. The main bar area is to the left and occupies a nice bare boarded space with the servery along the rear wall and a mix of high tables and stools plus a few armchairs to the front. Efforts have been made to retain some degree of traditional pub feel, with tongue and groove wall panelling and bullseye obscured glass panes in the front windows holding their own against some bizzare modern wallpaper with a fountain pen design. The bar has a smart counter with nice carved features and some attractively worked pillars, fronting a mirrored bar back. To the right is a separate room with simple tables and chairs, a nice fireplace and some traditional decorative bits amidst the modern makeover onslaught, although this felt like more of a dining room and was accordingly empty on my mid-afternoon visit. There seemed to be some extra seating behind the bar, and maybe a garden too, but I never made it around to this side. A large TV screen in the front bar was showing live rugby union and the barman turned the sound up at a customer's request. The pub is quite striking on approach, but I cant deny that the thing that first caught my eye was a massive banner promoting an upcoming clairvoyant evening.
There are five or six handpulls on the bar, three of which were in action, dispensing Windsor and Eton Guardsman (£5.50), Sharp's Doom Bar and Taylor's Landlord. Another W&E beer and something from By The Horns were clipped with labels advising that they'd be "Coming Soon". A friendly barmaid poured a sloppy looking pint of the Guardsman, but this settled nicely and turned out to be in decent nick. One of the barmen was having a bit of, what I hoped was good-natured banter, with a couple of locals - his sense of humour was an acquired taste to say the least.
I had no hopes for this pub, which I assumed would just be a ripped out, cavernous, underused local's boozer, but I found it to be doing a decent enough trade, with a modest ale range, some basic retained features and friendly service. It's by no means a destination pub, but with no other pubs for some distance, it's nice to have somewhere to dip into if passing through or waiting for a train.

Date of visit - 16th September 2023

On 1st January 2024 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3114 recommendations about 3114 pubs]


Graham Coombs left this review about The Feathers

The only surviving pub in the village is this large Edwardian affair on the main road. A somewhat rambling place, fairly traditional with some nice historic features but also a bit Stonegate corporate with menus etc. throughout. It seemed to have a fair local following, with various entertainments and events and it looked as though the regular ales are TT Landlord and Doom Bar, with guests (Windsor & Eton Guardsman and Knight of the Garter, By the Horns Hopadelic on this visit). I can't say I'd go out of my way to visit but it is at least a proper pub. The Gents incidentally was unlabelled with just an advert for the quiz night on the door: presumably the first question is "where is the Gents?".

On 8th September 2023 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Feathers

Dining Pub... lunch time specials (not on weekends), standard pub fayre.

High number of real ales on and I asked for a sample of an Eton and Windsor ale. It wasn't good.

Stuck to peroni.

One of those places where you know exactly what you are going to get.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2JWqtdP

On 17th June 2018 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1337 recommendations about 1323 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Merstham, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Redhill, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Earlswood (Surrey), 3 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Feathers, Merstham
1st Jan 2024, 11:43
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
9th Sep 2023, 08:43
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 November 2022 by paulof horsham
  • CAMRA Discount : No - vouchers accepted - last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 February 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 January 2024 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 November 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 February 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 February 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 February 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 January 2024 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2023 by Graham Coombs
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