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Skimmington Castle

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Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
+44 1737 243100
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
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Merstham, UK
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been meaning to try here for years wish we had as the Sunday lunch was one of the best I have had in a pub. I like my beef pink and so many pubs cremate it but at 4pm on a Sunday I got to order how I wanted it and it was perfect - Cauliflower Cheese comes... More 

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Thank Doromaysam
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that you finally got around to paying us a visit. We will definitely look forward to seeing you again in the future. kindest regards Terri Taylor More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner a couple of Sundays ago. The pub was very busy I had booked a table so that was good as we were shown to our table quite quickly. We were in the back room with the open fire and the wood was smoking quite a lot which at one point filled the room with smoke. I... More 

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Thank Karen377
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Karen, So sorry that your fish pie was not up to your expectations, I cannot honestly say why the fish pie was not up to our usual standard as we have not received any negative feedback about the fish pies previously. We always try to rectify any problem at the time of service in order that we can replace... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard the food here was excellent so was really happy that we were nearby last night and we popped in to see what all the fuss was about. The food was delicious, lots to choose from on the menu and staff so very friendly. We will definitely be returning as they have butterscotch tart on the menu, which... More 

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Thank Lisajo91
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thank you for your review. I am glad that you had the opportunity to visit the 'Skim'. We look forward to seeing you on your birthday, butterscotch tart a great choice as all our desserts are homemade, don't forget to ask about dessert of the week. kindest regards Terri Taylor More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being a little off the beaten track, well worth going to! Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Extremely interesting place and the log burning fire in the winter makes the place fantastically cosy, warm and welcoming. Highly recommended!

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Thank Kevin C
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your comments. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us when the sun is shining as the garden is just coming to life and the views over the heath are fantastic. Kind regards Terri Taylor More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned after six months. Fish pie still the best ever and staff so friendly and helpful. Four of us ate well . Great menu choice and reasonably priced !

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Thank Sheila R
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sheila thank you for your review. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again soon. We will be changing the menu soon and will have another great choice of homemade meals for you to choose from. Kind regards Terri Taylor More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch to this "proper" pub. Ham,egg and chips was spot on and my husband enjoyed his fish pie. No time for pud but lots of temptation on the menu ! Our waiter, think he was called Martin, was very accommodating .

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Thank Debra W
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Debra, Thank you for your comments. I hope that when you visit us again you will leave room for one of our delicious homemade puddings. Oh yes Martin is a lovely man and very good at his job, comments appreciated. kind regards Terri Taylor More 

London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This looks like an olde worlde pub with all the features of an olde worlde pub and it really is an olde worlde pub. Very good food served by friendly, attentive staff in attractive surroundings. It's a little bit off the beaten track but that's part of its charm too.. And it would be worth seeking out for the Harvey's... More 

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Thank BobSlee
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thank you for your review and glad that you enjoyed the Harveys. we do take pride in the fact that we have kept the pub just the same over the years and retained its unique old world charm. We hope that we will be seeing you again soon to try maybe a different pint. kind regards Terri Taylor More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely little place, my first visit, the best fish and chips I have ever had, will be back for Sunday roast soon 😀

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Thank pmbanyard
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon for Sunday lunch. kind regards Terri Taylor More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you want a trip back in time with a really oldy worldly Pub, then this one is for you! Superb selection on the menu with excellent fish all prepared to order. Highly recommended by friends and we were delighted with the friendly service and quality of the lunch. Another place to definitely return to!

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Thank PAH1953
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we always try to have a selection of fresh fish at the pub, especially on Friday which is 'fish Friday' hope you have a chance to visit us then. We also have our moules night on Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again soon. kindest regards Terri Taylor More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent pub with a great country feel. Friendly staff and good value food with a good selection. Good English beer too. Great evening with friends and family!!!!

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Thank Gordon L
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this review

Dear Gordon, Thank you for your comments. We do take great pride in our selection of beers and I am glad that you and your family had a good evening at the skim. kind regards Terri Taylor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Reigate
  • Phone Number: +44 1737 243100

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