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The Market Stores, Reigate

2 High Street
Reigate
RH2 9AY
Phone: 01737240492
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Market Stores

Large pub in centre of town with street level and upstairs bars, and garden extending onto the hill behind. Visited at a quiet time of day which made the inside feel as cavernous as the caves behind. The eclectic mix of furniture features a lot of high stools and benches, with only a couple of 'comfortable' corners, which were of course occupied. London Pride and Oliver's Islands were the beers on offer, although there were some interesting-looking keg craft beers if you like that sort of thing.

On 8th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Market Stores

This is a centrally located Fullers pub, easily reached from Reigate train station via the path and tunnel next to the Castle Grounds. You enter into a large, bare boarded room where the first thing that strikes you is quite how much open space there is between the entrance and the bar. This created a rather plain and soulless effect on a quiet Saturday afternoon visit and resulted in pockets of customers dotted around the pub, but no activity in the centre of the room or around the bar. The servery is midway down the left hand wall and has a semi-circular counter and high dark wood bar back. A couple of high tables and fixed benches can be found in this open area, but the seating is for the most part consigned to the periphery. To the right of the entrance is a small carpeted raised space with a single armchair, one fixed bench and some standard chairs, whilst to the left there are some upturned barrels with high stools. The largest group of seating is in a distinct area to the rear of the room, where another barrel and some long high tables can be found in a tile floored area with windows looking out to the side passage and a door on the back wall signposted to the tunnels which run below the Castle Grounds (also sadly accompanied with a 'Staff Only' notice). A few old enamel adverts have been put on display, along with nice floral arrangements and some plain mirrors. Stairs next to the bar lead up to a first floor dining room, but the kitchen had just closed when we arrived, so we didn't venture up to take a look.
Three hand pumps were facing the door as we entered and these were dispensing Fullers London Pride, Oliver's Island and Gales Seafarers. I also noted three more pumps further round the bar, which I initially assumed were serving the same three beers, but turned out to have guest ales, which I then failed to note. I had a pint of the Oliver's Island which was kept reasonably well and served to me by a nice, personable barman.
I thought this well positioned Fullers pub would be a smart or grand affair, but I found it rather disappointing and devoid of almost any character. The place has the location and potential to become an essential port of call when visiting Reigate, but I struggled to warm to the place in its current format and despite the prospect of a decent guest ale, I would probably look elsewhere the next time I'm in town.

On 26th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Market Stores

The Market Stores is a Fuller’s pub that was the busiest I visited on a recent Monday evening crawl of the area. The interior is open plan with a raised seating to the right of the entrance. The bar is stocked with premium draught products and I counted six hand pumps. One of these was unused leaving London Pride, Chiswick, Wild River, Pilgrim Brewery’s Autumnal and Adnams’ Broadside as the ale options. There is a flight of stairs that leads to an upstairs dining area and roof terrace that I did not visit on this occasion. Food is available daily with the traditional pub mains priced between £8 and £10.

There was some background music playing during my visit and I noted that there was no obvious sign of any television/live sport. I did however see an advertisement for the Tuesday evening quiz that starts at 20:00.

This is a decent enough pub that I would have no problem returning to for another couple of pints.

On 26th September 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Reigate, 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Earlswood (Surrey), 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Redhill, 2.05 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Market Stores, Reigate
2nd Feb 2020, 18:24
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
2nd Feb 2020, 18:24
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 August 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 June 2012 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 February 2020 by paulof horsham
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