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Surrey Oaks, NEWDIGATE

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Recommended Pub Surrey Oaks

Address: Parkgate Road, Parkgate
Post Code: RH5 5DZ
Bus Route(s): 21, 50
OS Ref: TQ 205436 (Bing Maps)   (Google Maps)
Directions: between Newdigate and Leigh
Ownership: Private Owner
Web Site:
Phone No: (01306) 631200
Opening Hours: 11.45am-11pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10.30pm Sun
A CAMRA Recommended Pub

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Guest Beers (4)
Guest ciders

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The Soaks is a great supporter of micro-breweries from both near and far. Four guest cask beers are available and these are constantly changing. On average a new beer to the pub comes on sale every day with hoppy ales always popular. A dark beer is always available plus around a dozen ciders and a perry are sold direct from the cellar. Further variety is provided by five key-casks. An extremely popular beer festival in a marquee takes place over the Late May and the August Bank Holiday when around 100 beers and ciders are available over the weekend. A variety of live music is played outside throughout these weekends. The building itself dates in part from the 16th century, but only became a pub in 1850 having previously been a wheelwright's cottage. Internally there are a number of distinct drinking areas. The main drinking area is a low-beamed flagstone bar which has a large inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove, and low beams covered in pumpclips. Another room is to be found near the car park entrance and this is usually a little quieter. This room can be curtained off for meetings. At the front of the pub is another small bar, again complete with real fire. This bar leads to the Georgian restaurant where excellent food is served 12-9 Monday to Friday and 9-9 weekends. A variety of food is served from an open kitchen. A small standard menu is supplemented by daily additions such as local game and fresh fish. A wood fired oven is used for bread and pizzas - the latter cooked to order with a choice of 12 toppings. These are rustic and so don't expect them to necessarily be round! A choice of roasts is available on Sunday, on sale until they run out. Adjacent to the pub is a covered decked area with a wood burning fire in the corner. The rest of this area is heated. Beyond this is the very large garden where are three boules pistes in one corner, and these are a hive of activity on sunny Sundays. There is also a children's play area. East & Mid Surrey Pub of the Year 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, 2016 and 2018. Camra Surrey Pub of the Year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018; Regional Pub of the Year 2006, 2014 and 2018.

Lunchtime Meals  Evening Meals  Separate Restaurant  Children Allowed in part of Pub  Car Park  Outdoor Drinking Area  On Surrey Cycleway  On Bus Route - Click for general timetable(see above)  Real Draught Cider  CAMRA LocAle Pub  Ale Trail 2012
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Last Updated: 02 Mar 2019



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