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The Pilgrim

Station Rd, Dorking, England
01306 889951
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Ranked #30 of 81 restaurants in Dorking
Cuisines: English
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.
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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.
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English first
Dorking
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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At my Computer
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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

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Reading
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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

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Surrey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Popped in to this pub to sample the food. Friendly service. We ate in a marquee in the garden, which was a lovely change. No children's menu as such but they were happy to reduce adult meals. Husband very happy with his man size ham, egg and chips. My lasagne was bubbling (always a good sign) and was full of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

After walking the 15 mile Thames Down trail and sampling the beers at Surrey Hills Brewery we descended on Dorking at about 6pm hot and hungry, looking forward to some decent pub grub and a few more beers, Knowing that pubs that do food on a Saturday night are a still a rare beast we did a small detour to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

It was a pleasant experience to find a "real pub". There are too many 'poncey' restaurants in this area, so to find this gem was a 'back to basics'. A shared ownership - John does 'front of house' and Richard does 'the cooking'. Good real ales; great bar meals; an excellent specials menu. Good hearty fare served by pleasant staff.... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Booked a table for three and arrived with six (age range 11-95!) for Sunday lunch! The staff made us feel very welcome and that it was no problem even though they were very busy.Two of us had fish ,two the roast .one burger and chips and one fajitas.All delicious. We have only ever had excellent meals in this pub.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Had a lunch here recently with some of my co-workers. The sausage sandwich was very tasty and quite reasonable. No pretense here at all. In fact it feels like a step back in time to a pub in the 1980s. I like the out-of-the-way local feel. The place was actually quite full for lunch, but our food still arrived in... More

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Dorking
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Got home from work on a Friday night, couldn't be bothered to cook so popped down to the Pilgrim. Great local pub end of the week buzz. We all enjoyed our meals - lamb shoulder, steak and ale pie, and prawn and avocado salad. Even found room for delicious pudding! All beautifully prepared and served with genuine service. No airs... More

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