My husband Bari grew up near Redhill, Surrey, and visited many, many pubs in the town… but one he never went in was the Home Cottage, near Redhill station. Redhill is a comparatively new town, in terms of English history, it started around 1818 and grew with the arrival of the railway. Redhill is one of the only places in the whole of the country where Fullers Earth can be extracted.
As the pub nearest the station, the Home Cottage was very much a railway man’s pub when Bari was a lad… it has been totally revamped now, and what a pleasant and welcoming place it is now. The front is still a pubby part, but at the back there is an extension with a wonderful dining area, and more tables on the patio outside.
We visited in August, had some great pints, and a wonderful couple of meals.