I’ve given Surrey short shrift over the years, it was No. 93 in my Top 75 GBG counties, but there’s no doubt that it’s not all Brunning & Price and slow-moving Ranmore Ale.
Our mystery pub is in a small town which rotates its GBG entries based on the quality of the jukebox
and CAMRA discount.
This one scored a (checks GBG spreadsheet) NBSS 3.5 when I visited in 2014, a year before the blog. Google maps makes it look rather charming, though I thing our Old Codgers would struggle with that open door so close to the bench seating.
7 years, but I have NO recollection of the modern art,
or the modern beer range (top), but it must have been good.
The most famous person born here as nicknamed after this fella;
and was very unpopular with Derby fans in 1976.
The other sporting clue to our location is more recent.
Oh, and here’s a bloke getting a good view of the pub.
As for the pub name, probably in the bottom 5% of pub names, I see it shares a classification with this bird.
Not one for the twitchers, though.