We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pilgrim

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Station Rd, Dorking, England
01306 889951
Add hours for The Pilgrim and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Pilgrim Pub is situated on the outskirts of Dorking Town right next to...
The Pilgrim Pub is situated on the outskirts of Dorking Town right next to Dorking West Station. This pub sells real ale with a choise and the food is outstanding with the roast lambs on Sundays plus the homemade desserts! The staff here are always friendly and always greet you with a warm welcomeBooking is advised at all times as with a small resturant it gets busy quickly.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dorking's best kept secret

Lived in and around dorking for a few years and did not even know this pub was hear. Proper old English pub. Fantastic retro look in side Hope Beverly the new owner carries it on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
c0untygal
,
Redhill, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Surrey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such a shame that the food is now cheesy rubbish. Loved coming here but the food is now horrible so will be taking our custom elsewhere. Employ a new chef and we will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lived in and around dorking for a few years and did not even know this pub was hear. Proper old English pub. Fantastic retro look in side Hope Beverly the new owner carries it on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Sussex
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Pilgrim for a lunch to celebrate a family birthday. We were greeted by polite and friendly staff. The pub was busy, which is always a good sign. The pub has the feel of a place for locals, which is understandable given its tucked-away location in Dorking, with a comfortable, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The menu is fairly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We recently spent an evening with family at the Pilgrim, what can I say it was perfect from start to finish, service happy and attentive and FOOD to die for, I will never eat lamb again unless I am at the Pilgrim .............It was moutwateringly delicious, tasty tender and succulent, hubbies scampi and chips hot and perfectly cooked, 6 people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A proper local pub with extremely friendly staff and customers. Food was excellent quality (and featured delicious fresh runner beans from the garden) and reasonably priced. There is also a good selection of ale on tap. The best thing about this pub though was its welcoming atmosphere. The customers were all very friendly, including Ralph the dog. The landlord went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Box Hill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Top class food, drinks, staff and service. Now my favourite for cider and the chilli,cheese and chips snack!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorking
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Pilgrim, being our local, is our default 'can't be bothered to cook on a Friday night' destination. It never disappoints. They are very welcoming, look after us well, and serve well-prepared, tasty and hearty food that's a few notches above the norm these days. Last Friday was no exception. My lamb chop was generous and beautifully cooked, and my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
At my Computer
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

One of the last remaining proper Pubs in the land. Walk in to a warm welcome, good beer and brilliant food. You would be mad not to visit if you are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I were recommended by locals to have Sunday lunch in The Pilgrim. It was excellent, I had the roast shank of lamb and my wife had the roast beef. Both were way above our expectations. The accompanying potatoes and vegetables were cooked to perfection. I returned several times over the next three weeks and had some of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reading
Level Contributor
157 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Country style pub on the outskirts of Dorking, about 5 minutes walk from Dorking West station. Nice suburbia on one side, but a few industrial areas on the other. Visited on a weekday lunchtime, and pretty empty apart from a couple of groups of ladies doing lunch. One wing of the pub was set up for dining so my pal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Pilgrim also viewed

 

Been to The Pilgrim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Pilgrim

Address: Station Rd, Dorking, England
Phone Number: 01306 889951
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
Cuisine: British, Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Rd, Dorking, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: 01306 889951

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

The Pilgrim Pub is situated on the outskirts of Dorking Town right next to Dorking West Station. This pub sells real ale with a choise and the food is outstanding with the roast lambs on Sundays plus the homemade desserts! The staff here are always friendly and always greet you with a warm welcomeBooking is advised at all times as with a small resturant it gets busy quickly.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Pilgrim staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?