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 Selected Comments in Epsom

 The Blenheim refurbished
Traditional pub, with good atmosphere. Entertainment every Friday night and different events all year round for all ages.

Did have a bad reputation in the past which is sad as the pub has a very long history.

Come and see for your self.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014Rating: rosettes

philip morris
 Just had to try this restaurant
After reading a few comments I had to see for myself. I went with three of my friends and we all agreed what a super place it was . Good welcome good service and a very varied menu. Will be retuning and I highly recommend this restaurant
Thursday, October 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Don't Bother
Heard bad things about this place and the bloody chicken.
Thursday, October 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Don't know what the hell was going on out the back last night sounded like a dog fight
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: No rosettes

ron white
 diomed picture
Why on earth were they allowed a few years ago to wipe out the beautiful picture of 1st derby winner Diomed above the door, it was dominating and very relevant, a lovely piece of art. Dreadful mistake I think and something lost forever.
Friday, April 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

jo carney
A locals local that could be so much better. We stopped here by accident, pleasant enough but nothing worth a return visit unless youre a 'real ale' lover apparently they won an award from CAMRA at some time. Regretably we are not and were looking for wine and food. All average including ambiance and service.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

Derek Coomber
I live in Northampton and I happened to be in Epsom last weekend. I was told that the R H was a good place to eat. four of us went on Saturday evening for a meal. he food was excellent but the whole night was ruined by
noisy and out of control children.
Shall not be going again unless the owners decide to do something about this.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

 What a dive!
Shit hole! trollops behind bar, danielle berry the main one! ur right, silly twats think their something, haha got to laugh! nice area would be better if pub with locals and staff still in got burnt down!
Sunday, September 11, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 The Stoneleigh Inn
This is a very clicky sh!thole. Although Stoneleigh is a wonderful place to live (I leave VERY close to this pub and grew up in the area), this establishment seems to regularly attract only halfwits and builders (no offence to builders). These people still think it's cool to just be 'hard', (as if they're still on a school playground). Also, a place for part-time parents to bring their foul-mouthed children for a runaround. Don't get me wrong... I'm absolutely anything but a prude, and grew up locally within 'interesting' circles. I know guys who would eat these regulars for breakfast and make it look like an accident.

The regulars seem have a sense of belonging because they probably wouldn't be socially accepted anywhere else. They also like to size-up anything and everything that walks through the door.

I still maintain Stoneleigh is a great residential area, however, unfriendly staff, a hostile environment and sh!t service make this pub a cancer in the area. What a waste of good potential.

Unlike many other pubs in Ewell / Stoneleigh / Epsom / Ashtead, it's impossible to come here, unwind, and see friendly faces on both sides of the bar. On the contrary, this place will make you want to hurt someone!

If anyone is investing in this place... please burn it down with the regulars still inside. Whatever you replace it with will benefit you and the community greatly.

I must state that I've never had any problems as a result of this pub, but it's just a great shame it could easily be so much more.
Sunday, July 31, 2011Rating: No rosettes

very friendly nice person
 very unfriendly
we nearly went here yesterday for lunch. after you get past the blackboard of rules at the front door, expect a very unfriendly greeting and then be prepared to be looked up and down in disgust before being grudgingly shown to a table. we left at this point. Not worth trying to park here.
Friday, July 22, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Most DREADFUL experience
Went to this pub yesterday with my wife and son. We’ve ordered food and tea for two of us, because my son does not eat this kind of food, so he had his lunch at McDonalds beforehand. Steak was good, fish and chips were awful. When finished the food had to wait for one tea 20-30 minutes, and 5 minutes more for second tea :) I thought that’s a really bad service and we decided to go away when we finish our tea.

BUT suddenly a very big and aggressive man approached our table, behind his back one of the waiters was waiting. Without presenting himself to us he quickly and rudely asked if we have finished with the meal pointing his finger at MacDonald’s bag that was sitting on the table since we got into this place. He was unbelievably rude and basically was bulling us and told us to go away now without even finishing tea. I said we not going until we finish, he called POLICE. I talked to the police officers and they were surprised because they were told that someone (myself) really misbehaving at the pub (crashing things and fighting with a staff). If anything than it was other way round and me and my family were bullied by this guy who refused to give his name and just said that he is an owner and I should get out.

This is the most DREADFUL experience of pubs/restaurants in my life. Think twice before going there or be prepared be bullied by so called OWNER.
Monday, April 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 A very good restaurant
I was staying in the Hotel with a group of friends and they arranged dinner for us at the Rubbing House. We received a great welcome good food and fine service . definately the place to eat in the area
Tuesday, March 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Its a great Pub
They serve the very best pint of Guinness
Sunday, February 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Liam at the wilson
Friday, June 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jay McCloskey
Not the best impression you get when a COCKROACH is under the table! My friends and family were sitting around the table when my mother screamed in fear. I looked under the table to find a COCKROACH under the table! We left the restaraunt without paying or even finishing our drinks! Never will we go back again! We didnt even get to try the food!
Friday, June 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jay Erice
Today was my 1st experience at this establishment & I thoroughly enjoyed it the staff were helpful & polite the food was gorgeous & the wine was lovely & chilled! I'd recommend it to anyone!
Monday, May 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

 robbing house
the pub itself very pleasant,the food only mediocre the drinks prices extortionate the large glass of wine containes the same amount as the small, very disapointing
Friday, April 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Went to the Rubbing House recently and arrived 30 mins early for a drink, only to discover our 4 month old baby was not allowed in the bar area, even with a car seat. So we had to go over to the Derby arms, who were happy to accomodate us in the bar area for a drink to wait for our friends to show. Overall experience at the Rubbing House has much to be desired, we were rushed into choosing food, one of the dishes had to be sent back because it was undercooked and i had a dodgy stomach the following from something i ate. The problem with this place is the position is one of the best you will get, therefore floods of people show up particularly on a hot day and the owner has no motivation to a) improve the food b) improve the service c) relax the rules for families d) make the stay a much pleasurable experience.
Friday, April 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

The owner of this pub is an old fashioned, small minded bigot who does not deserve your cash! Does he not remember being a child? An ignorant fool not worth wasting any more time on. JUST DON'T GO THERE!
Thursday, April 22, 2010Rating: No rosettes

The worst food I have ever experienced...may whole family and friends were gathered at the rubbing house for a celebration...how wrong could we have been. most of the food must have come from the local Iceland Supermarket, inedible, the whole lot.......the staff were surley and rude, and indifferent to our complaiants. They could not have cared less. i would say GO ANYWHERE ELSE... Give the Robbing House, sorry Rubbing House a very very big wide berth...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Rating: No rosettes

shane clifford
 very upset
i would like to say that i didn't have a good experience i went in for a drink with my boyfriend and had to put up with sniggering and funny looks from the staff i think being gay may have been the issue i would not suggets going here they have a certin type of clientel who will recive a good service
Saturday, March 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 not happy
i went there with my partner son and freind,
there was a sign outside saying no pushchairs and other stuff, so there for carried my son of 12months in.
we walked up to the watiress and asked for a 3seats and a highchair she then said we dont have highchairs dont you have a car seat you could use my son being 12months has a built in car seat so i said thanks and left.
two weeks later my friend informed me that he has some friends who went there with there children and was given highchairs i think that is dissapointing that we must have been judged by the way we looked that they are choosing who they will serve.
Saturday, March 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Maggie Rowell
 so out of date
this is all so out of date , I began by looking for christmas 2010 and all this rubbish popped up, I have been eating and drinking here for the last 2 years and its fantastic, even the dogs are very well behaved.....
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Just to add to my previous comment, guessing the owners name is Zak!
Sunday, July 5, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Just had yet another fantastic Sunday afternoon at the Rubbing House. Good food, good band and pleasant, helpful staff, especially the owner !! Keep up the good work
Sunday, July 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

 best food around
just had a great lunch with some friends staff friendly great atmosphere good food
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

 good food
great place 10 out of 10
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

I am very suprised about the below comments from Caroline, we are regular's to the Rubbing House and we have always had a great meal as I understand from most of the Waiter's the food is bought in fresh.
I also don't think I would send my 10yr old daughter with my 2yr old to the toilet in a busy place!!! The team that work their are all very nice and attentive. I would not be put off by Caroline who was obviously upset about the money, I think the prices are more than resonable personally.
Friday, January 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Bad food and service

Being a local person, I suggested to some out of town friends that we could
eat at the Rubbing House. My first misgivings were the list of ‘rules’ presented on a black board at the entrance of the building. Our three children ranged from
10 to 2 and half so I was grateful that we didn’t have to worry about the “no pushcairs” rule but assumed that no pushchairs didn’t also mean a zero tolerance to children.

My concerns are both about the food served and the waitress who served us.

Firstly, we ordered our food which was duly delivered and although some of the dishes were fine, the two fish dishes were really so badly cooked that we had to return them. The Salmon was hard and the vegetables were overcooked, wet and mushy. The Sea Bass dish contained potatoes that had black lumps in them. The potatoes were wet, mushed and looked like a soggy brown mess. When I go out for meal I expect my food to be cooked to at least the same standard that I could do for myself at home. I didn’t expect to be presented with wet ‘canteen’ style vegetables and fish ,which when cooked properly should be succulent, but which was dry and hard.

When we explained our concerns to the waitress, she was clearly impatient and took our dishes away so fast that she dropped all the cutlery on the floor and didn’t bother
to pick any of it up until she returned later on. She poured the wine without asking
any of us to taste it first. When we asked for the bill to be split in half between the two parties, the waitress split the £127.00 bill into £60.00 and £67?!

At some point during this meal, my 10 year old god daughter, kindly took my 2 year
old daughter to the toilet. During this visit our waitress admonished my god daughter and told her to keep the 2 year old quiet since this was a “restaurant and not a playground”. I did not hear about this until we had left the restaurant but I strongly feel that if there is no tolerance at all to a 2 year old on her way to the toilet then the restaurant should add to the list of rules that children are not welcome. This would have saved myself and my party from spending £127.00 on a meal that could have been cooked to a better standard by my 18 year old son.

Saturday, January 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Ashley Excell
Hi Everyone,
After a period of closure The Jolly Coopers is now open!!!

For more information please email us on info@jollycoopersepsom.co.uk
Monday, January 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

There is more atmosphere in deep space than here.
A functional chavvy estate pub complete with Sports TV, pool and fruit machines.
Somewhere to get pissed before going somewhere else.
Sunday, December 28, 2008Rating: No rosettes

mick g
 crap pub crap beer
i walked in waited 15 minutes to be served ...,the beer was bad ..1 person behind the bar never again
Saturday, August 2, 2008Rating: No rosettes

mick g
 very nice littlepub
Saturday, August 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

mick g
 very nice littlepub
Saturday, August 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

mick g
 crap pub crap beer
Saturday, August 2, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Jimbo yo ol' sex machine
James Brown surely no one spells that badly in real life.I smell a 'canard'.If you have just visited this pub for the first time under the new regime,how do you know old regulars from new regulars,and remaining regulars from irregular regulars ,and whats with the dog phobia? I'm sure you had a good meal at the Bistro,but this was once a PUB
Friday, February 23, 2007Rating: rosettes

ronal McDonald
I have learning dificulties and find it sometimes hard for those to understand me, with this in mind i would have though that some bar staff might not fiind this so funny..unless you work behind the derby arms that is disgusting
Wednesday, February 14, 2007Rating: rosettes

Since the new owners have been there this pub has turned around and is very friedly.

The function room above is amazing and very reasonable.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007Rating: rosettes

John Hayler
 Closure Jolly Coopers Epsom
Sorry to hear of the closure of a lovely pub which for many years i visited. In the late 1800's and early 1900's we owened this pub, or at least Charles Easton did. My memories of Stamford Green Rd and Wheelers Lane go back to the late 1940's and early 50,s.All of my mothers family were from the Epsom Common area, sadly most now passed on. John Hayler
Sunday, February 11, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Thebeer Policeman
James Brown et al,you obviously never visited 'the Rising Sun ' at its zenith when beers from every continent were available,as you would then understand CHOICE and have some perspective .Peroni is an also ran lager served in italian restaurants and priced as such.
Sunday, February 11, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Bistro Lever du Soleil
Backwards and forwards..and then backwards again........all this rubbish written is simple to interpret !! If you require a meal in a back street bistro : try this establishment.If you are a decerning drinker who enjoys a decent reasonably priced pint in a local local Pub don't bother using this establishment, find somewhere else as I do: there are several within a few hundred metres!
Sunday, February 11, 2007Rating: No rosettes

sad old youngs shareholder
Sunday, February 11, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Mike B
 Can't spell
It's a shame James Brown can't spell but I guess that's what happens when you're speaking rubbish from the grave. I hope he was greeted pleasantly on his arrival there (or should that be greated pleasently on arival?)
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: No rosettes



Saturday, February 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

The voice of reason
 wtf ??
What are you blabbering about meat in the veg dish - they buy the veg dishes in from a company and microwave those babies, theres not much chance of meat slipping in there .... mugg
PS this plaice is a rip off, REEEAL value for money lol
Tuesday, January 23, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Not good on Sunday
Went there last sunday with some friends who live nearby. Very long wait for food and very overcrowded. Food came and was very disappointing. Meat in the vegetarian dish - sent it back and got the same again! No apology. Other dishes cold.

They seemed more interested in turnover and having the cash registers full than customer service.

Would not recommend
Tuesday, January 23, 2007Rating: No rosettes

 Highly recommended
I visited this pub at the weekend and was extremely impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food. It’s so refreshing to see a real traditional pub menu without fancy “a la carte” or foreign dishes that don’t belong. The place does need a bit of an upgrade, though I gather the owners have this in hand and a refurb’ is planned soon.

The place was recommended to me and although I’ve lived locally for a while it has always been somewhere I’ve driven by and never thought of dropping in. I’ll certainly be back after this visit!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007Rating: rosettes

 The Rising Sun
Opinion seems to be strongly divided between those that love the new Rising Sun and those that really don't. For the benefit of the latter camp I'd like to suggest an alternative - The White Horse. It's everything the Rising Sun used to be; a friendly independent local with a selection of International beers and a traditional British pub menu.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007Rating: No rosettes

I suppose its why Germany sells so much beer in Italy.Peroni at £ 3.90 a pint !! tres expensive-but in line with this pubs current exobitant pricing structure.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: No rosettes

 Great Food
Food was superb i was really impressed. much better than in previous years, will certainly be passing on the good word, good choice of beers and peroni on tap!!
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

jeff daff
Its such a shame that this friendly pub is not non smoking because its friendly and serves a good pint of Harveys.
Monday, January 1, 2007Rating: rosettes

Shere Drop
A really good locals local,which thank heavens is not nearer to the town! Excellant Shere Drop ,and Harveys Sussex Ales.Friendly landlord and interesting locals
Monday, January 1, 2007Rating: rosettes

Shere Drop
The prices just go up and up in this bright ,bland pub. A shell of its former self .Lot of spin ,as mention by previous review
Monday, January 1, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Saw the recommendations so visited then realised they were spin. Over-rated food and very expensive beer.
Friday, December 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Good Food
The food at this pub is great i was really impressed with the quality and choice. i will definetly be returning and with some friends.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Super Find
Best pub in Epsom. I visited this pub several days ago and it really is a super find. The range of Ales was lovely a real treat to see wheat and blonde beer on offer as well, the friendly staff were most accomodating and the food was outstanding and the prices where very reasonable for such quality and size. The toilets are all brand new and clean as is the rest of the interior, the christmas decorations have gone up already and look superb. And its got the added bonus of being non smoking so the atmosphere is much fresher.
Certainly worth a visit.
Sunday, November 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mr T
 What a gem
This was my first visit to the Rising Sun and i found it a wonderful experience, the food was excellent and great value for money - Sunday Roast a must have. i also found the choice of beers was superb with a range for everyone, the christmas decorations were stunning - worth every penny, bar staff were attentive, polite and welcoming.
Sunday, November 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

jon d
 warm and welcoming...
what a find! a loveley warm and welcoming pub, with great staff, and excellent food. recommend this to everyone.
Sunday, November 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike B
 Friendly Local
Good pub with friendly bar staff and a great pint of Harveys.
Thursday, November 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike B
 No atmosphere
The pub has sadly lost its unique and friendly atmosphere since the takeover by Young's. Now just another bland chain pub with a restricted choice of beers.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 lovely, very impressed!
I recently went for sunday lunch to the pub and was greeted by friendly staff at the bar. Upon arrival I was informed the entire pub was now non smoking and directed to a table. Brilliant table service followed by tasty food. Very enjoyable visit!
Sunday, October 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Pilgrim Brewery
 A sad loss
Please note that following its’ purchase by Young’s Pub Company the Rising Sun now only stocks the standard products supplied by that company.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006Rating: No rosettes

james tanner
i am a chef working in a top london hotel recently i visited the rubbing house with my wife for a romantic meal..i must say i wont be visiting there in a hurry...my steak ordered medium was well done and drenched in peppercorn source..not pleased..also my desert was pre made not good enough
Wednesday, October 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Claire Williams
 Rubbish Food
After being introduced to the Rubbing House by a friend we were so pleased to a find a pub that had a nice atmosphere, with good food and drink and was reaonsonable priced, but that all changed on Sunday 8 October 2006. We decided to take my mum their on her birthday for Sunday Dinner. It should have been advertised as a Sunday Disaster and not a Sunday Dinner. The meat was foul, the veg was freezing cold, and the yorkshire pudding looked like it had never seen the inside of an oven. To be honest it was a disgrace that the owners of this establishment had the nerve to let food go out to customers like this. So to this end I will never be visiting the Rubbing House again and will advise anyone who ever mentions it not to go there. Oh and to anyone who is reading this I don't know anyone who works at the Rubbing House or the Derby Arms and I am just someone who was told about the place by a friend now I am not sure whether they really are a friend if so why would they send me someone like this.
Monday, October 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul Jones
 Rubbing House Epsom Down
It seems to me that on this Website everyone seems to be slagging down Carol, Jenny and Zack.

Well, to these people GET A LIFE!!!!

I go up to The Rubbing House most Friday night's with my friends for a drink and it is the most pleasant place to go for a drink, as the staff is really helpful. I also occasionally go for a meal in the restaurant area and every time I have had a meal up there, I can never complain because I am a very fussy eater due to me being in a wheelchair and has too watch what I eat.

Every time I go there and there is something that I cannot have on the menu, Zack always helps me out with cooking something that I can cope with.

So all those people that have written comment's about Carol, Jenny & Zack, they are not true and always helpful to me.

Paul Jones
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

jackie hamilton
 jackie hamilton
great, but full of chavs and pikeys with no job
Sunday, September 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

sarah taylor
 stoneleigh inn
causes more trouble than its worth, exists as a place for youths to hang out and cause trouble
Sunday, September 24, 2006Rating: No rosettes

P Bag
 rubbing house
this pub was ok, but the new member of staff was strange
Friday, September 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

This pub is not as good as other people make out. The manager Zach is very arrogent and greedy, the drinks are really over-priced and the food not fantastic. I wouldn't only recommend it for a quiet drink once in a blue moon
Thursday, September 21, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 A real shame.....
Went in on a Friday late afternoon for a relaxing pint or two after work, to be greeted by six, forty year olds with shaven heads who could not string a sentence together without swearing! They were really, really threatening and thought they were highly amusing slagging off immigrants, black people, people of indian, pakistani origin. What a bunch of misfits, morons etc. It really put me off my drink and I wanted to get out of here as quick as possible. Why don't these NF supporters go elsewhere with their poisonous views and let the average joe drink in peace!! The sooner this pub gets rid of this scum, the better....
Friday, September 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Wow, what a transformation...........
Again, this pub is situated in Ewell Village. This pub was really neglected until John Kerwood took over about nine months ago. It used be a right s**t hole full of obnoxious idiots who could not string a sentence together without a mouthful of expletives! Today, it is a lovely pub with great food and has a separate non smoking and smoking section. Great selection of ales, lagers and wines. Again quite pricey but the atmosphere has changed completely for the better. Well done to John (the landlord) and his team, which is a mixture of Aussie and Polish girls. All of them are lovely and pride themselves in excellent customer service!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Real 'local'
First of all, this pub is NOT in Epsom it is in Ewell Village! This pub is a real local pub and thankfully, is not a chain pub. Excellent food is served from Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 2pm. It is excellent value for money and is not cooked thankfully in the microwave (ie. Wetherspoon, Ember Inn etc). Beer is good if a little pricey. Great mix of people from accountants to builders to policeman to CEO's! Can get quite smoky though. The girls who serve behind the bar are lovely (ie. Charlotte, Ella etc.) -- & Julie (the landlady) is an absolute delight!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

 great little plkace
nice little place to have a meal, nice friendly and relaxed atmosphere, would go back again definatly nice view of the downs
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

It seems this is a plce to be at war between the Derby arms, and the Rubbing House, i was looking to see if its any good, now im totally confuzed.... I want a review of the place, not an argument. So i still have no clue...
Saturday, August 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

popped in wiv a friend for a sociable drink to catch up met by a bar member who did not kno wot a carling top was!!! there was no in training badge or anything to suggest she was new. i rolled my eyes an was greeted by an f off by the delightfull mangeress
Tuesday, August 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Old men only
Never dared go in there. Even when someone walks passed the old men stare through the open door at them. When I've looked in I've never seen a woman in there.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Drink but don't eat there
It is quite often completely empty of customers in there. At other times it is full of people desparately trying to get stupidly drunk. Nice outside seating area at the back. Would not recommend the sharing platters to anyone. Very dark and gloomy inside.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Good food and drinks
Since it's been refurbished it is so much better. It attracts cooler people in their mid-20s and 30s than other pubs in Epsom. It's good not be surrounded by alcopop fuelled youngsters. The food is good - everything we have tried has been tasty so far. Interesting range of beers and lagers. Pleasant ouside seating areas. Ladies toilets are a bit dark and grimy though - could do with a revamp and thorough clean.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

carol williams
 Rubbish ! ! !
i thought the staff where rude and the food was tasteless
Sunday, July 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 very good
i think that the staff are very pleasent and also the food is of a very high standered
Sunday, July 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard Schnehage
 Great place for a pint..or two
The pub is a great place for true locals. There is a good atmosphere about the place and the staff go out of their way to make people feel at home. By far the best pub in Epsom. The food is great and reasonably priced considering the portions you recieve.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Whitehouse
 Get there quick it could be your last chance
The Rising Sun is a first class pub with an unrivalled choice of fine beers and lagers from around the world. Now sadly threated with closure due to Youngs taking over the lease and imposing their dogma on yet another pub. Join the fight!! http://www.savetheriser.org
Thursday, June 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Lies from losers!
It is a shame there are so many Derby Arms employees/liars/former members of staff with grudges who waste their free time bad mouthing the Rubbing House on here! You really need to get a grip. All these stories of food poisoning?! If half of them were true then the place would face closure but not one has been reported to environmental health! Trust me, the RH is a good place to eat and drink at good value.
Saturday, June 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

jeff daff
 a Gem of a pub
This wonderful Epsom specialist beer pub with the quicky atmospere is being steamrollered into just another chain pub,read more on www.savetheriser.org
Thursday, June 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mr & Mrs Carob
 Pleasurable, Good Value and Wholesome
Our neighbours suggested this place and they know we are keen food enthusiasts. They were not wrong! In the last two months, we have eaten here on average once a week both Lunch and Dinner. Tried something different every time and not disappointed by all means. Yes, it does get busy and the Staff are always doing their utmost to deliver as soon as. We have waited 20 minutes on just one occasion, but believe me, it was well worth the wait. It is clean, well presented and you feel you can entertain all your friends without any hesitation. My Loyalty Card is almost full !!
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dan Shorthouse
 Really nice, definately go!
Really nice, great food, lovely atmosphere, best pub on the downs!
Thursday, May 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Martin O'S
 Good food and very helpful staff who care
Great palce.I am a local and have eaten here lots of times and would say that what started off as good food has now moved up a gear. The food is fresh, the menu changes with some excellent specials and the service is friendly -perhaps the moaners below reap what they sow with their naff attitudes.
Jenny, Carol, Zach and co - top team
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Kerbey
 Long wait for table - Food below average
Having arrived at 7.15pm we were told our table would be ready in 15 minutes - A further 30 minutes passed - when asked Oh the table is now being prepared. Still waited when enquired I'll tell you when was snapped back by a snotty member of staff. Further wait finally sat down 8.30pm. Food was poorly cooked a well done steak oozed blood. The chips not cooked thru' properly and the strawberry on the dessert were still frozen.
A totally dissapointing meal.
Thursday, May 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul Buttress
 Nice pub
The food is always good & the staff pleasant & helpfull.
Beer is well kept.
I use this pub regularly & have taken lots of friends there who also liked the place. Great views over the racecourse.A nice place to go for a pub meal. Can get busy and you can't book so get there early.
Negative comments are from someone with an axe to grind no doubt.
Monday, May 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

jill sulavan
 very horrible experience
I went to the public house last friday night on the 17th march.
we where their late which was nice and it was st patricks day.
the amount of under age and young abusive teenagers was shocking.
their was a big fight and girls where screaming and the only doorman that was doing anything was a very tall doorman which we think his name is ross.
due to the fact the way he greeted us as we entered. me and my husband will never go their again. it was horrible. it has gone down hill since we where their last.
Friday, March 24, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Iain Peters
 Would never go back
I recently visited the Derby Arms with my fiancé for a 'romantic' evening to celebrate our anniversary. From the outside the pub appears ok, but upon entering the building my lungs were filled with thick smoke from cigars/ciggarettes so i asked to be directed to a non smoking area. The table we were offered was directly next to the smoking area, where the boss and her pals were 'eating, drinking and being merry'. I asked the waitor if there was any other tables that were free in the restaurant but he replied it was the 'only' one avaliable. When the landlady looked over and noticed there was a problem she approached me, she was heavily drunk (by 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening) and said if i didnt want to sit there , LEAVE. I pointed out that i didnt want her to lose my custom but she said 'stick your custom up your....'. I was very shocked at the way i was spoken to, then issued hurriedly towards the exit. 'My drink' i exclaimed, '**** off and dont come back' was her slurred response. Without a doubt this is the worst service i have ever received, in any restaurant/pub during my 28 yr lifespan.

Following this i wrote to Mitchells and Butler who own the chain, they were deeply sympathetic to hear of my experience, but explained that 'Tracey' has an alcohol problem and is hopefuly on the road to recovery. I wish her the best of luck.
Saturday, March 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

piere du challote
 ok heres ther thing
whilst the surroundings are nice the food is clearly lacking in both fresh taste and presentation, i ask the following anyone who visits to ask if they make all the food fresh? and haven't made it the night before? are all the sauces made or are they boil in the bag? is anything microwaved?
clearly all the above is true!!! also would the overweight manager who was making so much noise with his friends who were clearly drunk, to please quiet down!
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul huitson
 correct phone number
01372 745050

Always good value and friendly.
Saturday, February 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alison Finn
 Rude Staff
Called in early on a Saturday evening with 2 teenage children who were very hungry! We stood at the order point looking at the menu to decide if we wanted to eat there. We were approached by an extremely rude member of staff who ordered the children away from the bar. I pointed out that we were only looking at the menu, as it was not on display anywhere else, but my comments were met with rudeness once again. We left and had a very enjoyable meal in a nearby establishment, joined by the other 5 in our party. We spent nearly £200 and the staff were polite.
Monday, January 30, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Really nice, lovely xmas day!
Sorry, did we go to the same pub, i also went for Christmas dinner and thought the whole place was lovely, the staff had obviously been very hard at work the night before with all the preperations, the tables looked lovely, it was warm and friendly, obvious;ly the pub was absolutely full to the brink but i was willing to understand that that was out of the managers and her fantastic staff's hands!
Wednesday, January 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Matthew Charrington
 Wonderful Xmas Lunch!
Lovely place, visited for xmas dinner, all the tables were sat our beautfiully, our food was excellent, even thought the pub was full to the brink we did not feel at all cramped, staff were friendly, inviting and the pub had a very warm, cosy feel, a great atmosphere, very much unlike the rubbing house, which has none!
Sunday, December 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jeff Reading
I and a group of friends eat here regularly. Good beer reasonable food, good veggy menue (unlike Derby Arms). Staff are not snobbish; those suggesting this appear to be illiterate, a connection perhaps?
Thursday, December 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Surbiton
Visited this pub yesterday, i found the pb to be very cosy, warm and pleasent. It was decorated beautifully for Christmas and the staff were all very polite and friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was good and i felt the menu had a excellent choice, would definately recommend.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Natalie Sharp
 Fantastic, why the negativity?
I ate at this pub last week and i was totally impressed. The staff were very very polite, our food was excellent and arrived quickly, the atmosphere was nice and the staff seemed to enjoy there jobs!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

peter woodman
 nice service shame about the food
whilst this is a delightful place on the outside the service inside doesn't match food was poor my steak wasn't cooked near well done and the managers were both unhelpful and rude, there are two other pubs on the downs which as another person pointe out far better than this rubbish
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

mr smith
 bad, expensive n smelly
really bad n i felt like a dog on heat after dinning there.....don't go
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

jenny smith
 very poor
some poor effort made but some very poor staff, also the management were unhelpful at best!
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sadie peters
 very good
i find this place great esp if you're single as the waiters and bar staff are fit as, sorry but true makes up for the average food i had there
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Richard Carter
 An enjoyable evening
Five of us had a meal there last Friday. The specials of the day were interesting and the rabbit was delicious. All the food was well cooked and well presented. The service was excellent especially as it was fairly busy. Not a drinking pub but a good place for a meal at a reasonable price (drinks a bit expensive which is par for the course in these foodie pubs.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jean Mcwilliams
 best value around
It was my fathers birthday on Sunday and we celebrated at the Rubbing House Lunch was super and inexpensive and the band played all my Fathers favourites .
The excellent staff played and sang Happy Birthday Truly a wonderful day
Wednesday, August 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

 loverly trip!
hi there, me and my wife were recently on holiday in the area. we found your pub whislt on a walk so thought we would stop for an afternoon snack. the place was adorable and verry welcoming. my waiter was very friendly and helpfull. cant remember his name but he was a young fellow with brown hair. and i must say his recomendation of the steak chiabatta was spot on! thoughrly enjoyed my afteroon and so did my wife. definatly worth another visit.
Monday, August 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

I did lunch with some friends last week and found the service to be impecable, the food was to a really good standard the the staff were all very polite and friendly, everything i wanted i got with no hassle whatsoever, my waiter, i beleive to be called Adam was obviosuly proud of the pub and it shone through due to his excellent work, fantastic pub, would strongly recomend!
Monday, August 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

jeff daff
 great pub,great beer!
sole pub of pilgrim brewery.probably best largers in the country.great wheat beer from regele(forget hoog..)cider from normandy,stout from ireland(but not one you've heard of!),scores of bottled beers from around the world,good food,eclectic locals .good vibes ,madness and flowery twots.
Wednesday, November 12, 2003Rating: rosettes

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