I came down for a scuba-diving course at the school located directly across the road from this pub and stayed here on the Saturday night. It is an extremely convenient place to stay if you're visiting the scuba school because it's about 30 seconds walk away.
The pub is very homely and traditional. It's not a super-slick, soulless modern hotel, so this isn't the place if you're looking for something like that. It is a traditional English pub with local guests and is family run. The owners have a friendly dog, which goes around greeting everyone in the pub.
I got a twin room (room 1) and it was clean and spacious and had a huge bathroom with a bath and a shower attachment on the tap (although nowhere to hang the shower head). I ate dinner in the pub on the Saturday night (very nice) then slept very peacefully. Other people have commented on the planes (this place is near Gatwick) but I didn't notice them at all.
The breakfast was very nice and is cooked by the chef whenever you're ready in the in the morning. For a small charge he also agreed to make a sandwich for me to take to the scuba school, as the scuba school doesn't have a lunch break (you just eat whenever you're hungry whilst watching the learning videos).
The staff were very friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a local newly refurbished Lingfield Pub and are proud of our new restaurant. We have five spacious B&B rooms ideal for a weekend getaway or the night before flying from Gatwick, as well as those wanting to get out of London to have a bit of space and country. We are a free house pub and have run things since November 2008, we pride ourselves on providing you with a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that we hope you will find welcoming. During the good weather we are very proud of our beer garden at the rear of the pub which Lawrence maintains himself, you won't find better in Surrey.Pets are welcome both in the pub area and in the B&B rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blacksmiths Head Lingfield, Surrey