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The Pilgrim

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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West Sussex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Box Hill, United Kingdom
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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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Dorking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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107 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: 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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