CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

The Fox Revived, Norwood Hill, Horley RH6 0ET – pub review

PUBLISHED: 18:40 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:40 22 March 2017

The Fox Revived pub at Norwood Hill

The Fox Revived pub at Norwood Hill

Archant

Pulling Pints is Surrey Life’s monthly guide to the best pubs and bars in Surrey

The Fox Revived pub at Norwood HillThe Fox Revived pub at Norwood Hill

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine March 2017

***

The Fox Revived

Norwood Hill, Horley RH6 0ET

Tel: 01293 229270

Web: brunningandprice.co.uk/foxrevived

***

What? The Fox Revived is the latest Surrey pub to be taken over by the Brunning and Price group, which also revamped former landlords, Jon and Paula Briscoe’s The Jolly Farmers on the A25 at Buckland (renaming it The Pheasant) in 2015.

Where? Proudly sittiing on the crossroads at rural Norwood Hill, this is not a pub you would simply stroll to for a quick pint, unless you live in one of the few houses within walking distance, of course. The nearest town is Horley (a 10-minute drive away) and the villages of Charlwood, to the south, and Leigh, in the north, are about two and three miles away respectively. There are plenty of parking spaces however, if your party has a designated driver or you’re prepared to get a taxi home, and it’s a good location for a mid-ramble pit-stop at the weekend.

Why? Having been closed for over 18 months while extensive renovations took place (according to the manager, Ryan Martinez-Baranda, it was a 90 per cent rebuild but original features, such as the sash windows, have remained in place) the pub re-opened last month. With two distinct areas for drinkers and diners, it has managed to retain a relaxed traditional country pub feel while at the same time offering a more formal ‘restaurant’ service for those that want it.

The menu is extensive and varied, albeit not dissimilar to that offered at other pubs in the group. There are some more refined dishes, such as seared scallops with crispy ham fritters and pea purée, (which as a starter, was define) but for the most part, the dishes follow a typical ‘pub grub’ formula with an occasional twist. The beef bourguignon, for example, rather than a stew, is presented as one large piece of ‘feathered beef’ (which nevertheless melts in the mouth) and the sticky pork belly is served with a watermelon, pineapple and picked ginger salad, rather than the usual potato and veg combo. They also do a light bites option throughout the day and evening, offering less hearty fair, such as steamed mussles, which come in a tasty - and far more British - cider and smoked bacon sauce, instead of the classic marinières.

Talking of cider, there are plenty of varieties behind the bar, as well as local ales and Brunning and Price’s own brewed Original Bitter. The wine list is also pretty good, with plenty of by-the-glass options.

More from Surrey Life

Yesterday, 16:06

Education expert Dr Ryan Hinchey, Coordinator of College Counselling at ACS International School, with campuses in Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon, answers your questions

Read more
Yesterday, 11:34

Surrounded by reservoirs and located on the banks of the famous river from which it takes its name, Staines-upon-Thames (as it is now called) is a town working to reshape its future and celebrate its picturesque riverside setting

Read more
Mon, 16:30

She may have recently moved to the seaside, but Surrey still holds a uniquely “precious” place in the heart of legendary children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson – not to mention the crucial role the county played in bringing everyone’s favourite and newly-returning feisty foster-kid to life

Read more
Mon, 11:59

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend (23, 24 and 25 November): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Surrey is full of secret hideaways and hidden gems. Slades Farm on the Wintershall Estate is definitely one of them

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The new hotel is set to open in spring 2019 and will be located in the heart of the vineyard, offering sweeping views over the North Downs Way.

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

From Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas markets and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Surrey this season

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Having bloomed in Brighton’s restaurant scene over the past decade, The Chilli Pickle opened its second site in Guildford this summer

Read more
Monday, November 12, 2018

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have announced that Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. These will be her only London shows of summer 2019. Here’s how you can get tickets

Read more
Monday, November 12, 2018

Enjoy this linear rail to ramble section of the Thames Down Link route taking the short train-ride from Box Hill & Westhumble to Ashtead before walking back

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It’s that time of year when our beautiful countryside is alight with the colours of autumn. Here, we pick out some of her favourite spots to enjoy the seasonal splendour – as well as some perfect places for a post-walk refresher

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Found on the stretch of the River Thames between Weybridge and East Molesey, Sunbury-on-Thames is blessed with a village feel where it meets the water. From antique hunts to the joys of river life, here are a few of our favourite reasons to visit

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

Verity & Violet are Loui and Jess – a singing duo from Surrey who specialise in blending vintage classics with modern favourites. The two have achieved success in the capital, but are now hoping to attract an audience closer to home

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search