Address: 23 West Street Post Code: RH4 1BY Location:DORKING Bus Route(s): 21, 22, 32, 93, 465 OS Ref: TQ 162493 (Bing Maps)(Google Maps) Directions: on A25 one way system eastbound Ownership: Private Owner Web Site:cobbettsrealales.com (01306) 879877 Opening Hours: 12-8; 11-8:30 Fri; 10-8 Sat; 12-6 Sun A CAMRA Recommended Pub
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Cobbett's opened as a real ale off licence on 1 September 2010 and on 19 July 2014 expanded with a micropub (the first in Surrey) operating in a tiny back room. Good quality beers at very fair prices are available on draught (two and four pint containers are available free of charge for take aways) with at least three beers straight from the cask available at the beginning of the week, increasing to six or seven on sale Friday and Saturday. These are all served direct from the cellar so check the blackboard to see what is available. Six further beers are sold by keycask and these will always include at least one dark beer and one from the excellent De Mollen brewery in Holland. At least two draught ciders (and sometimes a perry) are also usually available. A large number of British bottled and canned beers and ciders are also sold, along with an ever increasing number of foreign ales from breweries such as Rogue and De Mollen. LocAle beers are always available (bottle conditioned and draught) with Dark Star and Surrey Hills favourites. Polypins can also be ordered. The hidden away micropub, Goldings Bar, is to be found to the left of the serving counter as you enter and comprises a small room with seating on stools by a long shelf on one side and seats next to tiny solid wood tables on the other. In total around a dozen people can fit in here and is a marvellous place to try the beers and cider on offer. There is some additional room in the tiny garden. A supplement of 30p per pint or bottle is made for consuming them on the premises. A small selection of quality wine is sold plus there is a local gin from Gin Kitchen of Dorking (and some soft drinks). There is a 5% discount on all sales on production of a valid Camra membership card (10% for all on Tuesday). Check the website for details of what is available - there is usually a "hop-monster" on tap towards the weekend. Cobbett's is a "must" to visit when in Dorking. Please note that the hours quoted are shop hours and so there is no additional drinking up time beyond this. Note that the micropub opens at 12 each day - the earlier opening on Friday and Saturday is for off-sales only. No food is served other than crisps and locally produced pork scratchings and biltong. See the online beer blackboard for the current draught offerings.