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The Bell, Tadworth

Withybed Corner
Walton-on-the Hill
Postal town: Tadworth
KT20 7UJ
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Nick Davies left this review about The Bell

The Rat, as everyone calls it including itself truly is a hidden gem. Little can have changed here in at least 50 years if not since before the war. It's a small, two bar pub a few hundred yards done a rough track from the sign on the main road in a strangely modest building. Inside the best room is on the left, open fire and a few comfy chairs, bar on the right with telly, darts and bar billiards. There's strong racing connections reflected in the decorations and bric a brac, its proximity to Epsom racecourse and the landlord being an enthusiast.

The beer is good, Youngs ordinary and Pride and a couple of guests, Hyde's Head and Tails when we called and in top form it was too. If you want food you might get a sandwich if you're there at the right time but that isn't what it's all about.

The Rat is a must visit pub, well worth a trip out

One word of warming, the unsurfaced lane up to it is in a dreadful state thanks to the frost and snow. Take great care with the massive potholes after dark, or park on the main road, or use the firm's car, or your brother in law's.

On 7th February 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 491 recommendations about 483 pubs]


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Malden man left this review about The Bell

Stopped by while walking across Walton and Banstead Heaths. A little isolated down an unpaved lane, helping to give that country feel, The Bell retains the traditional two room layout with a central bar. A welcome from the cheery landlord, proper fires, though not burning on a mild day, horsey pictures and theme, toilets are Colts and Fillies....a bit naff....brasses, duelling pistols, books, mainly reference on a shelf. Darts in the vault/saloon. Dog friendly too, and a sign states walkers welcome so no snootiness here either, this is no "gastro" joint, in fact no sign of food at all.
The beer mats around the bar suggest a good guest policy but I reckon I was rather unlucky today, Pride, Youngs Bitter and GK IPA. The blackboard said the guest was Robinson's Wags to Witches, but not on the afternoon in question sadly. The Pride was a bit cold. I liked the pub and its ambience but only a 6 for now, a less mainstream choice would have gained a higher mark.

On 25th October 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1687 recommendations about 1663 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Nick Davies
Tadworth, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Tattenham Corner, 1.81 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Kingswood, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell, Walton-on-the Hill
30th Oct 2011, 15:44
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30th Oct 2011, 15:44
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Nick Davies
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