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We had a really nice Sunday lunch with friends at The Old Bear in Cobham. It was a wet and windy day, and the cosy atmosphere of the pub really added to an enjoyable meal.
To start, we ordered the Smoked Eel with organic beetroot salad and horseradish cream; and the Traditional style country terrine with fruit chutney and sourdough toast. Both were polished off by the blokes with a little help from the ladies.
Favorite Dish: Main course - I had the Roast Rump of Langhorn Beef, with Yorkshire Pudding and veggies; while the other three shared the Rib of Angus Beef with Yorkshire puddings and veggies. The latter was said to serve 2-3 people, which would be a good estimate for the meat, but there were enough potatoes and other veggies to feed the whole pub! And the potatoes were so tasty that we bought the leftovers home. Oh, and did I mention that the Yorkshire Puddings were HUGE!
Although very full by this stage, we decided to share a couple of desserts, in the end both couples opted for the Sticky Toffee Sundae with clotted cream and toffee sauce. It was rich and delicious. A thoroughly enjoyable, and very filling meal… no dinner was required that night!
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Riverhill, Cobham KT11 3DX
Phone: 01932 862 116
Trains for Cobham are run by South West Trains, on the line between London Waterloo and Guildford. Services leave Waterloo at 33 and 03 minutes past the hour, during the working day. The journey takes about forty minutes. To return to Waterloo, there are trains leaving Cobham at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour, during the working day. Costs start at ?5.70 for an off peak standard single rising to ?10.70 for a peak time day return. (First class is not available on most services.) London Transport travelcards and season tickets are not valid for travel to this station, as it is not in the zone system but discounts may be obtained with a variety of railcards, including the Network Card.
The ticket office is open throughout the morning, until one in the afternoon and there are toilet facilities available within the station, which is not a fully wheelchair accessible station, although staff help is available for passengers with additional needs. Plenty of parking and cycle storage is available.
Written Jan 26, 2006
Phone: 08457 484 950