The Old House

The Old House, Dorking: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Old House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Old House
4.5
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Pinklaus
Crawley, UK36 contributions
Lovely food
Dec 2020 • Couples
We went for Sunday lunch during tier 2 restrictions. We had a friendly welcome and all organised and safe. We were shown to our table and had instant service to order our drinks. We had pre booked our meals and this came quickly. The food was absolutely delicious and we were both very happy with our meals. A good portion as not too big. Lovely atmosphere despite being limited on numbers. We love this pub and wanted to support it during this difficult time. We know the staff well and we are always given a warm and friendly welcome. Thank you for a lovely experience.
Written December 6, 2020
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HarryRoberts24
Leatherhead, UK103 contributions
Mixed Up Confusion
Jan 2019 • Friends
I booked lunch here for my wife's 60th Birthday - and booked the Narnia room for party games afterwards. Lunch - it was agreed - would be in the pub. The Narnia room was booked separately and I paid a £50 deposit for the Narnia Room. The member of staff who booked lunch and the room was very helpful.
So far so good...
BUT
One week before the lunch I received a telephone call from the woman who had accepted the bookings . She was very apologetic but announced she would have to cancel the lunch. But I could have the Narnia booking as I had paid a deposit. Although I asked WHY she was doing this, she declined to reply. I asked whether they could accommodate fewer people for lunch (I booked for 12) - and again got no reply.
I told her I was angry but would sleep on it and consider my options. The following day I emailed the Old House and told them I wanted my deposit back and would visit them the following Tuesday to get my money back. My email explained the history - giving dates and details. I asked them to acknowledge receipt of my email.
I got no reply...
This wasn't surprising as I had to make the booking arrangements by paying a personal visit as they didn't answer their telephone and their voicemail informed me that it was full and unable to record messages. Oh yes...before paying this personal visit I had already used their website to inquire about booking lunch and the Narnia Room - and had no reply ! So...communications problems need attending to..

When I went in to collect my deposit the manager (or staff member) I booked with wasn't there and I dealt with a man who seemed to be in charge. He was surprised and baffled by the situation - he showed me the booking book which showed my booking was valid. He knew nothing about the phone call cancelling the birthday lunch. In fact he seemed to have no explanation for what had happened.
He gave me my deposit back and I exited quickly.
I was very disappointed by the treatment I received from the Old House. Fortunately I have found an alternative venue for my wife's lunch and party.
Written January 17, 2019
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Hugs761
Wolverhampton, UK273 contributions
Wonderful!
Feb 2018 • Couples
We visited this gorgeous pub when visiting my sister who lives in Dorking. The food was just gorgeous, lovely staff giving excellent service. Loved the quirkiness of this place, lovely atmosphere too.
Written February 5, 2018
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bmgpjl4
France26 contributions
Stylish Old Pub
Jan 2018 • Solo
Hi..The Old House Pub…I used to use the pub back in the mid 70's and loved it..well its even better today.
Poped in for a quick pint and a sandwich on my way through Dorking…super friendly even to the dog sitting at the bar..buzzy atmosphere, great pint and v good avocado + poached egg sandwich..sat on the sofa by the log fire, great. Understand its closing for a makeover..love the old rustic wall panels and beams, don't loose them..and don't go down the trendy route: ie The White Horse…see you again soon.
Written January 15, 2018
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Gary R
Weybridge, UK6 contributions
What a fabulous pub almost on my doorstep
Nov 2017 • Couples
Came to the Working Halls for a concert and we wanted to eat first. We came here quite by accident as we were looking for somewhere else. What a blessing. The food is absolutely delightful and the staff are really friendly. A great meal and a great venue. We will recommend to our friends and we will be back
Written November 15, 2017
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theresaandian
Dorking, UK6 contributions
sunday family day
Aug 2017 • Family
lovely pub very friendly great food had our 3yr old granddaughter with us plus are dog all welcome service good on a hot and busy Sunday lunch time nice area in garden to sit plus lovely stripe painted cubicles set back if you want to be on your own a nice touch will go again had a great time no one rushing you to leave very chilled stayed a couple of hrs easy to get to and parking all around the area.
Written August 24, 2017
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Sue M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK354 contributions
Great recommendation
Aug 2017 • Couples
Our first time in Dorking and on recommendation of the garage we were using, we found ourselves in a wonderful friendly quirky pub with good ales and great food. We ate in the garden in one of the garden cabins and the two dishes we ordered were amazing, the portions were large and beautifully cooked, the pork brochettes with a barbecued sweetcorn cob for my husband and the linguine with prawns crab chorizo and chilli, AMAZING! The best thing for us was the friendliness of the two ladies in charge. Definitely to be recommended.
Written August 23, 2017
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Melanie H
Dorking, UK22 contributions
FANTASTIC
Jun 2017 • Couples
Absolutely love this place. Amazing and extremely friendly staff, lovely interior and really nice social garden. Great atmosphere, great wine and awesome food
Written June 30, 2017
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Lucie U
London, UK21 contributions
Just lovely
Sep 2016 • Friends
Couldn't meet a lovelier couple running a pub and making a big success of it. Completely revamped the pub which used to be an old boozer. Lovely decor, great variety of drinks and great food.
Written September 13, 2016
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sprecks2
Dorking, UK123 contributions
Great little pub with quirks
Mar 2016 • Family
This pub serves great food a quirky style. Very much enjoyed a Mother’s day drink in this pub. We chose to sit in secret room through the wardrobe. The outside beach huts for smokers are also very cool.
Written March 7, 2016
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