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Skimmington Castle

Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
+44 1737 243100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (35 reviews)
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“whitebait” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to visit the Skim regularly in the late 80s/early 90s. It was run by a chap who was voted "The Grumpiest Landlord in the UK" by a national newspaper. The place was quite dingy inside with lots of dark nooks and crannies, and...More

Thank Nibbs007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends, kids and dogs. Amazing little secret pub. Good value drinks, kids played nearby in the trees and the dogs were happy. We didn’t eat but the food looked amazing and we will def go back!

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I had read about the skimmington many times whenever I googled family friendly dog friendly pubs but never ventured out there, today I was on Priory Park so decided I would as it was only a mile away and I am SO glad I...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easter Monday and it was busy when we arrived. A good sign I thought. We were shown to our table which was an eight seater even though there was six of us. It was right in front of the fire so it was hot and...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb shanks today were superb. Highly recommend for a family lunch really great food and open log fire very cosy.

Thank simongrovepark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an utter joy it was to return to the ‘Skim’, which used to be the drinking hole of choice when I came of age. This was many decades and life times ago, so imagine my pleasure when it was suggested that a family gathering...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No better Sunday lunchtime activity than walking to “The Skim” and relaxing over a drink with friends. Great service, beautiful location, wonderful time.

Thank EggChaser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just my sort of place. A lovely old pub with low ceilings and cosy rooms with fires in each. Food was delicious. The fish pie was one of the best I’ve had. Service very friendly too.

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Good and friendly service. Nice fire place and dog friendly. Best recipe for us to come back. Really enjoyed the home cooked food. Highly recommended.More

Thank BibiVillareal
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bibi, Many thanks for such a lovely review!! Your comments really are appreciated and highlight all that we at the Skim stand for; home cooked food, served in a friendly atmosphere and especially welcoming to walkers and those with dogs. We appreciated being your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always had great food here so when my birthday hit I booked this place OMG I know it was Christmas week but never ever again... service was dreadful seating cold hard and tight by the upstairs bar right at back by unlit fire...More

Thank Linda K
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Linda, I'm so sorry that you had such a bad time at the Skim; it is rare that we we receive such a poor review and it is such a shame that it has taken you this long to let us know? Please do...More

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10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from averilandwayne | Reviewed this property |
No. Skimmington Castle is quite tight on space, it has four rooms if your children are small and prone to running about this is not the place for you. Some of the rooms are contectected by a steep flight of stairs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Reigate
  • Phone Number: +44 1737 243100
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