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The Red Lion, Betchworth Village, Betchworth

Pub added by mike ogle
Old Reigate Road
Betchworth
RH3 7DS
Phone: 01737843336
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Nick Davies left this review about The Red Lion

The Red Lion is an largish building with parts dating from the 18th century standing on the original line of the A25 and overlooking the village cricket ground. From the road it doesn't look all that promising but once you've turned into the car park it looks very promising indeed. There's a pleasant outdoor seating area, barbecue arrangement and of course the chance to sit and watch a cricket match on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon. It's spoilt somewhat by the concrete accommodation block which wouldn't look out of place in an open prison.

The inside of the pub is a bit of a let down: a main bar with two other rooms leading off. A staircase leads down to another room at street level but this was closed off and may now be out of use as a public room. It's all rather gloomy thanks to the dull decor and lack of natural light. At 2pm on a Sunday every flat surface was laid up for eating (indeed allegedly reserved) despite a worrying lack of takers and we we inevitably asked if we were "dining with them". The service was as enthusiastic as the decor, though the Doombar (the alternative was Adnam's Best, the other pump was unclipped) was is good condition.

This pub is worth a trip if it's a hot afternoon and you can sit outside and enjoy the cricket. If it isn't there's no real reason to stop other than to tick it off - there are many far better choices around here.

On 28th April 2013 - rating: 5
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mike ogle left this review about The Red Lion

Lovely village pub serving excellent food and superb ale.

The owners have transformed the pub. Lovely and warm in winter with a real log stove and a super beer garden for the long, hot summer days.

A village cricket pitch adjoins the pub......really feels like a bit of old England, sitting with a glass of fine ale listening to the sound of leather on willow.

Visit the pub.....you won't be disappointed.


***Newsflash***
NEXT QUIZ...WEDNESDAY 3rd JUNE 2009. COME AND JOIN THE FUN

On 7th May 2009 - rating: 10
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Lynne Skinner left this review about The Red Lion

The owners of the Red Lion offer a fabulous setting and a great ambience. They have worked very hard to create a great local pub.They are welcoming, the pub is clean, warm and friendly and the food is fantastic. The setting of the pub is fantastic too. Well worth a visit.

On 7th January 2009 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Nick Davies
Betchworth, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Reigate, 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Dorking, 3.09 miles, 59 min walk (show)
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30th Jul 2019, 22:59
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30th Jul 2019, 22:59
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Paul Brett
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Paul Brett
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Paul Brett
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 July 2013 by Nick Davies
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