Extended, well run pub with attractive, interesting bar and dining areas, super staff, interesting food and a fine range of drinks; seats outside
The good pub guide review
There are beautiful views over the Surrey hills from this attractive pub, despite its being not far from Gatwick Airport. Sitting outside at tables on a stone terrace you feel like you're in the heart of the countryside, and there's a nice five-mile walk from the front door (details on the website). The various open-plan dining areas and nooks are divided up by balustrading and standing timbers, creating cosier and more private spaces. Button-back armchairs and stools sit by open fires, antique-style and high-backed leather dining chairs are grouped around tables of varying size on rugs and bare boards, and the walls are hung with photos, prints and gilt-edged mirrors; also, big house plants, lots of books on shelves and elegant metal chandeliers. Courteous, helpful staff serve St Austell Brunning & Price Traditional Bitter and Surrey Hills Shere Drop plus guests such as Adnams Ghost Ship, Gun Scaramanga, Long Man Old Man and Timothy Taylors Boltmaker on handpump, 20 wines by the glass, 17 rums, 60 gins, 40 whiskies and farm cider; background music and board games.
The good pub guide food review
Rewarding, bistro-style food (with a separate gluten-free menu) includes sandwiches, deep-fried West Country brie with apricot chutney and candied walnuts, summer vegetable risotto, garlic and chilli prawns, halloumi fries with salsa, beer-battered cod and chips, braised feather of beef bourguignon with horseradish mash and kale, grilled sea bass fillets with potato and shallot terrine, cauliflower, squash and chickpea tagine with couscous, and puddings such as triple chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream and lemon cheesecake with raspberry ripple ice-cream.
Fox Revived, Norwood Hill, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0ET
Pub Group: Brunning & Price