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The Sun (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Divine Yule Saison (collaboration with Waen Brewery)Excellent1
Dorking - DB BlackExcellent1
Dorking - Red India AleExcellent1
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Kings FestiveGood1
Dorking - Northdowns BelGood1
Westerham - Uppin SmokeGood1
Westerham - God's Wallop (see now 4% entry)Acceptable1
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Summer AleAcceptable1
Itchen Valley - FaginsNot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SleighbellNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Advent AleNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ReserveNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Winchester AleNot Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Red RiverNot Tried0

Visits Details

14 Dec 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Big and busy. Standard Wetherspoon experience for a quick stop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Divine Yule Saison (collaboration with Waen Brewery)5.30ExcellentIf 2012 was the year of the Milk Stout, then 2013 has been the year of the Saison. This is a golden, highly competent version. Plenty of sourness and some lemony hops.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sleighbell4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hogs Back - Advent Ale4.40Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Not Tried
29 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy early on a Thursday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Kings Festive4.70GoodRuby winter style ale with lightly toasted malt giving the bitterness with moderate hoppiness. Rather dry finish. My score 15/20.
12 Jul 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy on a Thursday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Uppin Smoke4.00GoodGolden ale with a bittersweet character with good malt and hop flavours. No evidence of any smokiness. My score 15/20.
15 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - God's Wallop (see now 4% entry)4.30AcceptableThis seems to have had a recipe and strength change. It's now 4.0% and amber coloured, tasting just like any other standard session bitter with English hops. A search on the brewery's website wil show a drop from 4.5% to 4.0% and a recipe change. My score 14/20.
09 Jun 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00ExcellentReddish in colour with a smooth and well rounded character. Good balance of hop and malt flavours leading to a slightly vineous finish with hints of dried fruit and toast. My score 16/20.
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
10 Jun 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - DB Black3.20ExcellentA black mild ale with an excellent mix of caramel malt and fruit sherbet flavours. Excellent body and depth of flavour for its strength. My score 16/20.
26 Nov 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - Northdowns Bel5.50GoodStrong dark belgian style ale. Good sweetish toffee malt taste with a bitter finish with a hint of citrus hop. My score 15/20.
04 Jun 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy early evening with a number of large groups in for functions/celebrations. Even so, service was prompt and efficient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Summer Ale4.00AcceptableHad that characteristic King malty/yeasty tang like cardboard/rubber, this dominated over any other flavours. My score 12/20
Itchen Valley - Winchester Ale4.50Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Red River4.80Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Fagins4.10Not Tried

About The Sun

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable2
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The pub is found in Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LY.

Large open plan earlier style Wetherspoon's, good range of beers and efficient service early evenings when visited. One of the better outlets in the chain.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RH1 1LY