The Surrey Oaks
Parkgate Road, Dorking, RH5 5DZ · Telephone 01306 631200
The Surrey Oaks (and on Twitter) has several separate bar areas including a pool room and a restaurant-like area. Parts of the building date from 1570 and there has been a pub here since 1850 when a widow decided to raise extra income by starting a pub. Good idea!
The pub usually serves Harveys Sussex Bitter and a local beer like Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale as well as three guest beers. The pub has won numerous awards from the local CAMRA group including the Pub of The Year. There is a beer festival on May (Whitsun) and August bank holiday weekends.
The pub has a boules pitch and an unusual pub sign with different pictures on each side. There is a large garden on one side of the pub.
Update Jan 2015: Here's a great review of the Surrey Oaks by Rach Smith.
OS Map: Landranger 187 · Map reference TQ 205 436
Suggested cycling routes from here
Come out of the pub, turn left and cycle north along country lanes towards the village green at Brockham.