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#16 of 22 Pub in Dorking
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

The Falkland Arms is a former Young's pub slightly out of town. It's a comfortable two room pub with a rear patio and garden and seating at the front and side of the building. This was my first visit since the current tenants have been...in place. I had a couple of pints of Surrey Hills Shere Drop, which was in excellent nick and fairly priced. The welcome was really friendly and for a Monday evening, it was good to see the pub quite busy and a lively atmosphere! Young's Ordinary was also available. An effort is being made here; give it a try!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

New Landlord & Landlady. Very welcoming and so good to see the pub busy again. Great to see people using the pub again. Good luck Paul and Dawn. x

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Visited in a Thursday eve. Burger night! Food amazing. Lovely burger crispy chips and amazing onion rings. Good atmosphere and music

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

No body oin the bar where we were sitting. 4 adults and one toddler. Lady behind bar was pefectly friendly and also young bar maid. Grumpy old man came out and told my daughter to supervise my grandson even though he was just toddling around...in an empty bar. The old man gave us several dirty looks and made us feel uncomfortable whilst we were finishing our drinks, we left and will never return. Disgusting customer service., no wonder empty.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

came in with my parents and 13month old for one drink, used to come often but since change of hand has had bad reviews from locals so haven’t so thought I’d see for myself. We were the only people In there which is terrible for...2pm a Sunday afternoon when it should be buzzing Like any normal pub. The horrible grumpy landlord (known for his bad presence and rudeness) told me my son who at the time was standing next to me was all aloud to be unattended (well baby still holding onto my leg) then I said ok, but Proceeded to give me and my family that looks the whole time we were there for a drink.I would understand if any other customer there not there wasnt. The young blonde girl was lovely and understanding. The old horrid man was not. Won’t be going again like 95% of DorkingMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Thank you the Falkland arms for a great afternoon. Visiting with a couple of friends and ended up staying longer than planned. Good drinks, good atmosphere. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2022
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May P, Owner at The Falkland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2023

Thanks for your kind review glad you enjoyed your visit to The Falkland Arms and hope to see you and your friends again soon

Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

Great pub in Dorking with friendly staff and great beer. There is also a nice garden area for the summer. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2022
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May P, Owner at The Falkland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2023

Thanks for your review hope to see you again soon and get to enjoy our garden when the weather is more favourable.

Reviewed 27 October 2019

I just wanted to use this space to say thank you for the brilliant hospitality you showed to my family and I whist watching the World Cup ruddy. Very much appreciated. Look forward to visiting again soon.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

Visited this pub recently only to be told by the proprietor that food is no longer served since June. 2018.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by a work colleague who had lived locally years back and it certainly lived up to its billing. The food is not anything fancy but, for what it is, it is good. Well prepared and well presented. The beer was good...too. A couple of guest ales that had us regretting that we had each driven here! The outstanding point was the staff. Truly excellent. Although clearly not local, we were made to feel so welcome. I so wish this was more local to me.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a drink one weekday lunchtime. Very quiet and no food Mondays or Tuesdays, but they happily agreed nevertheless to make us a baguette. It was very tasty and served with a generous salad garnish, and only £4.50. The bar staff were...really helpful, the choice of beers good. But the best bit was the beautiful walled garden. A peaceful and sunny spot, with plenty of tables and some sofas as well, under a canopy or in the open. Prettily planted and a lovely atmosphere. We’ve eaten there in the evening as well, good value, especially on steak night, although not a huge menu. Certainly a hidden gem in Dorking.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve called into this pub a few times since Christmas, really good atmosphere never too busy, the beer is good and they have a good choice of gin. The sport is shown but not obtrusive if your not interested. The staff are really friendly as...is the owner. Not eaten here yet but those who have are really positive about the food. Well worth the visit, will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Enjoyed a couple of decent ales at this Youngs pub one evening: well kept and well served. The team are friendly and they serve passable pub food. I'm not fan of big TVs and noise, so I doubt that I'll be back, but, if you...enjoy those facilities, the beer here is pretty good.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Since we first moved to Dorking, we were exploring the area for a good local pub that serves good food. We happened to pop in by chance on a hungry evening and were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and warm welcome by Chrissy, the owner...and Michael, the chef. The food they offered was top class and it made us feel at home. As we were in the process of planning our wedding, we thought that the pub would be ideal. The owners and the chef really helped in organising the venue and the menu, taking a lot of the stress away from us. The professional attitude, enthusiasm, creativity and years of experience created a fantastic day for us and our guests, even though the weather wasn't so kind to us:) All of our guests commented on the very high quality of the food and the presentation, but without removing the relaxed nature of the place created by the staff. We can't recommend it highly enough and it will be always very special to us!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were attending a family event it West Horsley but staying in Dorking. We hadn't planned a meal out but had a last minute look. I called and they gave a warm welcome so we made our way over. It was a warm evening so...we sat outside. The staff were lovely. Took particular interest in my welsh accent. We had a tasty starter of prawns and cheese. I had a lovely lamb shoulder and veg which was delicious. Great value and excellent service, especially with my son.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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The Falkland Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5