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Station Rd, Dorking, England
01306 889951
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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.
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food and a nice atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Graham_Lawrence
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West Sussex
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was good for value, and beers, but now following my visit last week, what have they done. The only pump ale on was London Pride, and that was £4.20 a pint. With so many good local brewery ales available, why? Food, well soup was £4.95, I wont bother to list the rest you get the idea. Has it... More 

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Surrey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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!

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1 Thank wanderers29
Redhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

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West Sussex
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Thank Graham_Lawrence
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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3 Thank Jean B
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 

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Thank Charlie C
Box Hill, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!!

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Thank FamilyGuy729
Dorking
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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1 Thank Tim_Dorking
At my Computer
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59 reviews
25 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.

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1 Thank Peyroutel
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

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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.

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