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Skimmington Castle

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
+44 1737 243100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish pie” (35 reviews)
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“whitebait” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Reigate Heath, Reigate RH2 8RL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to visiting Skimmington Castle but it was all just a bit disappointing. Opted for the steak and red wine pie which was lovely, as were the roast potatoes (although a little tasteless), the vegetables weren't seasonal (mashed swede, frozen peas and...More

Thank Jellytots2
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jellytots2, Many thanks for your review and we are sorry that your recent visit was a little disappointing? To answer your criticisms: it is true that we use frozen peas, but the swede; red cabbage; cauliflower cheese and " roasties" are all freshly made...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

2  Thank Nibbs007
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear "Nibbs" (or as we used to say....His Nibbs??) What a pleasure it was to welcome you back to the Skim.......we all remember Mr Andy Fisher the old Landlord with affection (?!?!) and are so pleased that you appreciate what has been done to it...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 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!More

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

Many thanks Jo for such a lovely review - I can honestly assure you, that the food is as good as it looks, so please come back and give us try??? As you note, kids and dogs are equally welcome and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 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

1  Thank John T
Julia W, Manager at Skimmington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John, So many thanks for such a lovely review and we really appreciate you taking the trouble to pay us a visit - please do leave some time to eat with us on your next visit - I can assure you, you will not...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

Dear Simon, I'm sorry to hear that your table was a little cramped, and we were not expecting to need the fire on over Easter!! We were, as you say extremely busy over the Easter weekend, so I am so glad that your food more...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

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

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

Dear Simon, So many thanks for such a lovely review and the fact that you enjoyed the lamb shanks so much - they are definitely a pub favourite!! I personally, m a great fan of Chef Lucy's pies - do try one of those next...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

Hi Lucy, Thanks so much for such a lovely review and we are glad that your return was so enjoyable!! Many of our current customers also had their first alcoholic drink here many years ago........not all of them admit that they had "come-of-age" though!! Your...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018

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

Dear Egg-Chaser!! .............and long may that continue!!! We are extremely proud of our popularity for our Sunday Lunches, so it is really nice of you to post such a positive review, of what is basically a long-time Reigate tradition!! Your comments are much appreciated!!

Reviewed 22 March 2018 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.More

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

Dear Alex, Many thanks for your kind review of the "Skim" and we are so pleased that you have highlighted our Fish Pie, as it has always been a favourite of our regulars, especially those with a healthy appetite!! Your comments are much appreciated and...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 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 21 March 2018

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

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10 June 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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