The Surrey Oaks

4.5
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38 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Welcome to The Surrey Oaks. Why not treat yourself to some excellent wholesome food at our restaurant in Newdigate, Surrey? We offer everyones’ favourite traditional pub dishes, as well as excellent wood-fired pizza and more. We have various British specialities such as our homemade steak and ale pies as well as Sunday roasts and stunning cheese boards. Visit us in Newdigate for some authentic food at extremely reasonable prices. We’re open all day, seven days and we’re looking forward to seeing you. We also have a fantastic selection of craft cask and keg ales, over twelve different ciders and an extensive gin menu.
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sammydoos
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really lovely sunday roast. The pub could do with a little bit of TLC but it seems as if they have started already as they are updating to toilets st the moment. That said the food was great and the staff friendly

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AmandaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place has a great feel and staff are always friendly and helpful. No long wait for food or drink.

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ianr
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The decor looked well worn and not much like the photos on the website.

Food was reasonable but ambiance poor, workman in overalls drinking around table, toilets out of action and used portal ops in car park.

Poor overall I’m afraid.

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davidr
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Order starter took 15mins to tell us they did not have any (olives )

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Karenp
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a lovely meal but the open fire was a bit too hot.

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davem
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and beer and wonderful ambience. I wish it was my regular.

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TKDyum
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with a friend and we were both really impressed. Lovely friendly pub. Reasonably priced menu and food was delicious...generous portions too. The ladies we had waiting on us were so lovely and made us feel really welcome. I like the fact that it’s a proper cosy pub rather than a pretentious gastro pub. We can’t wait to return.

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TateD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Been before and would go again. Lovely pub 😁

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NickS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very traditional pub with above average quality food. The service is very friendly and welcoming. The menu has enough variation to match with all tastes and the specials were particulary good. Some good beers and a very comprehensive wine list.

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DanielS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Whilst in good surroundings and the decor was in good shape, the food was very average but then competition in the surrounding areas is quite strong.
The noise level barring one group was good, and whilst not drinking there seemed to be a good selection of beers ales and largers, but as the main purpose of my visit was for a meal I think this venue is more suited for a casual evening out with food options if you are peckish.

The service was really good and friendly, I would say mind your head if your in the 6 foot range!

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HazelB
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Surrey Oaks, mainly because we thought it was too far from our home, however only took 12 minutes and well worth the trip. The food was excellent. I am a vegetarian and always find it difficult to find a meal I enjoy however I had a pizza and it was very nice. My husband said the curry was delicious. WE were so impressed we have booked to come again very soon.
Thank you

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Karenp
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food great atmosphere and helpful polite staff.

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paul
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place service bit slow this time around and pizzas aren’t the best but everything else is great 👍 there pasta dish on main menu is proper high grade cooking 🥘

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AmandaC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real find for a lunch with old neighbours. The service was excellent, staff friendly food freshly cooked and delicious. With both courses, everyone had clean plates. Will definitely go again.

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janep
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic homemade food, lovely cosy pub a hidden Surrey gem

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Laura
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food amazing, good service. The decor, tables, carpet let the place down, could do with a refurb. Not cheap but worth it as food was amazing!

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HelenD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good variety of food on the menu - decent portion sizes and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service. A great selection of beer and wine with some fantastic specials on the menu. For the amount consumed the price was more than fair. Will gladly go again and again.

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amiel
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food and staff was nice and friendly. Cant wait to go in the day with the kids

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PipBen
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, varied menu, friendly service and great village pub ambiance. We had a table near the bar and went to celebrate my mum’s birthday. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. Kids were able to run off steam on the new play equipment in between courses! Definitely recommend.

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JanineF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, beer garden and play area for kids, and great choice of menu!

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit this lovely pub where it’s back to basics regarding the ambiance and great choice of beer. The menu is fine and the food great, served with friendly staff. Don’t be tempted to modernise this lovely pub - it’s fine as it is.

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GeorginaM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place used to be so good, it’s gone massively downhill sadly, very scruffy inside, the clientele were also not the most desirable, it was very very noisy and very different to the hidden foodie gem we used to know, we left before eating and won’t be returning, a real shame.

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AlanJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good relaxed atmosphere outside under the trellis roof.

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Roger
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely family lunch (7 of us with a baby and 2 dogs!). The food was excellent, with a broad selection choice (we had a vegetarian with us). The service was relaxed and we didn’t feel under pressure to leave. The staff were efficient and very pleasant which made our visit all the more enjoyable. Recommended and we will certainly be returning very soon.

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WMEJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Drinks were reasonably priced but food expensive for what it was. Sausage and mash was literally that (no vegetables) and the jalfrazi was basically tomato (pasta sauce) with no spices at all, very bland. Had to ask for the salad and poppadum that it was supposed to come with. Would go back for drinks as pup has a lovely large garden but was very disappointed with the food quality and price!

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MaryI
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely surroundings and great food....plenty of choice, even for vegetarians! Staff were pleasant and friendly but service was a little slow and a bit inconsistent.

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SezM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

But if a rowdy crowd do very noisy and food not great. But disappointed as reputation so good

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Duck
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Often driven past this on way to work and thought about an evening there as this beautiful country pub looked always full and vibrant, wow, will make this a regular. Plenty of diverse dining or drinking areas both in and out, vast choice of fabulous beers and ciders, seriously great food and service to match!

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aidan
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant pub. There's a reason it was UK pub of the year!

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KatDM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience2

Country pub that was in a bad state of repair inside but had nice outdoor area including new kids play area and some farmyard birds in one corner to enjoy. Toilets were very down at heel and the bad smell in the ladies probably largely came from the huge amount of black mould around the bottom of the walls - would suggest the owners do some work to damp-proof the walls and redecorate these. The food wasn't great quality. We all had roast beef because we were eating a very late lunch and it was the only roast left. The roast potatoes were nice but the beef was overcooked - possibly where it had been reheated for us so perhaps not usually like that. The gravy really lacked flavour though and was definitely largely made out of gravy granules as some of these weren't dissolved properly. The baby sweetcorn had seen better days and probably shouldn't have made it out of the kitchen door but the rest of the veg was ok. Yorkshire pud was huge and yummy however. Overall the portions of meat and potatoes were on the small side and I definitely don't think each plate was worth the £16.95 charged. Service by the young staff was very friendly and helpful on the whole and I think we'd be back for drinks, but perhaps not to eat again.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Father’s Day

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PhilippaH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great range of beer and ale and lager on tap, good range of food so perfect for mixed or fussy crowd - staff very welcoming

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kevin
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service, will definetly be returning.

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RichardD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely first experience of the Surrey Oaks. When we arrived the owner was passing and took the time to wish us a good afternoon. We went on one of the beer festivals weekends and despite the team being at the end of a busy bank holiday weekend they were so friendly cheerful and happy. Excellent selection of real ales on the bar and kept extremely well. Good choice of bar style menu, quite hard to choose. We all enjoyed our meals very much. A very positive experience all round.

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CliveT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The range of real ales is amazing. Could not fault the service. However the quality of food was poor and we sent back the desserts as they were tasteless The new owners have made many good changes but the food menu and quality of food has taken a backward step

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PaulC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely good service, fitting us in even though they were fully booked. Very friendly, good food, great service.

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Horley
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Two pints
1. They could not find the booking.
2. Burger was cooked on the rare side so had to be redone which meant one both of us eat alone, one waited for over 20 minutes while they re cooked it.
Otherwise a good, friendly place to eat.

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The Surrey Oaks is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.