Full Steam Ahead for Refurbished Reigate Pub

Posted: 12 November 2013

Blog category: Pub of the Week

Reigate pub the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road has reopened after a £120,000 refurbishment by brewer Shepherd Neame, which has been inspired by the pub’s railway history.

Named after a steam train and situated adjacent to Reigate station, the pub dates back to the 1850s and was formerly a railway building owned by British Rail. 

The building housed railway workers in the 19th century and the garden was used as a loading area for cattle bought and sold at Reigate market. 

The brewery has completely renovated the pub to create some eye-catching features which celebrate its railway heritage.  A stylish log burner welcomes weary travellers in from the cold and overhead luggage racks, historical photos and memorabilia tell the story of the pub’s railway roots. 

Licensees, Keith and Theresa Wild, who have been at the pub for ten years, are thrilled with the new look. 
Keith said: “It’s the best pub in the world! It’s completely unrecognisable from before.  
We’re attracting new customers and receiving some very positive feedback from our regulars.  Our new programme of winter events includes regular live music gigs once a month, a wine tasting and a beer and food tasting.”
The pub offers a selection of lunch time meals served from midday until 2pm from Monday to Friday. For those who prefer to have a relaxing pint while catching up on their favourite sport, a wide-screen TV is also available.
Shepherd Neame property and tenanted trade director George Barnes says, “The Prince of Wales is a traditional town pub in a historic building.

The refurbishment has broadened the pub’s appeal and is attracting even more customers to enjoy its live music line-up.”

The pub also offers bed and breakfast accommodation with four en-suite bedrooms.  A large garden with a covered, heated area and a car park for 18 cars are provided for customers’ convenience. 

Forthcoming events at the Prince of Wales:

·         Live music once a month, Saturday evenings:
·         Sat 21 December, 9-11pm – The Velvet Undertones
·         Wednesday 19 November – Wine tasting

Dont hesitate to get in touch with the Price of Wales either at their website, or by phone (01737 243 112).