The Bletchingley Arms - in Bletchingley, Surrey

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The Bletchingley Arms

Since our purchase and refurbishment of the pub in November 2014 we are delighted with our great new look pub and feel proud to be part of the Bletchingley community. We are able to offer something to suit all ages, from bar snacks and a pint, to a 3 course slap up meal and great roasts on Sunday served 12-5.

Open all day, every day for food and drink, locally produced beer and ales with large bar space perfect for that gin cocktail or glass of wine with superb bar snacks. We offer an extensive menu that is great for all the family, and kids have their own menu too!

We were delighted to be runner up in 2015 SLFDA awards.

About

Here at The Bletchingley Arms, we pride ourselves on delivering fantastic food with great friendly service. Our delicious menu offers light bites through to full 3 course slap-up meals. We guarantee Perfect Pints and a great wine list from around the world.

We’re family friendly too, with a funky kids menu and colouring competition with monthly prizes.  In the summer months, our outside bar will be open, selling chilled bottle beers and wine. You can also order snacks and food from there for outside dining.

Music & Functions

We have an amazing line up of live music, on the last Friday of every month. Check our 'what's on' calendar for details.

We also love an ‘event’ at The Bletchingley Arms! Weddings, birthdays, wakes, christenings, you name it, we can host it, tailored to your individual requirements of course.  We're very proud of our Private Dining room with TV and a table for 14. Perfect for that special occasion, or meeting.

We are always working hard to ensure that you have the best possible time when you visit our pub. Whatever your reason for visiting, you can count on us!

Facilities

  • Very close to Junction 6 of M25
  • Several distinct areas in which to eat and drink
  • Large bar area,  great for parties
  • Ideal for functions, from birthdays to weddings, corporate dining & BBQs
  • Private dining room available with TV, seats 12
  • Roaring log fire in winter and fire pit outside
  • Family friendly, kids’ menu, colouring sheets and Wikki Stix
  • Fantastic outside bar and seating area during warmer months
  • Wifi and newspapers
  • Dogs welcome in the bar - we'll provide the water and biscuits!
  • Very large car park
  • Great for club meetings etc
  • Open all day, every day for food, coffees from 11am

History

The Bletchingley Arms (formerly The Plough) was first mentioned in local records in 1704. The pub had stabling for 8 horses and 8 lodgers.

For over 700 years the village of Bletchingley hosted a market and annual fair, and story has it when the Fair was held in the High Street, the stall holders used to camp at the pub and, on the given mark, would rush up the street to set up their stalls on the morning of the Fair!

Bletchingley village itself has been siginificant for over 1000 years with many notable figures and buildings referenced. Richard Fitzgilbert, a cousin of William the Conqueror, was given the Manor of Bletchingley after the Norman Conquest.

Roger de Clare built Bletchingley Castle in the mid-12th Century, the castle and tower were besieged and destroyed in 1264 by Royalist forces.

 

Gilbert de Clare achieved borough status for Bletchingley.  From 1295 to 1832 Bletchingley sent 2 MPs to Parliament and in the 18th and early 19th Centuries it was one of the rotten boroughs!

 

In 1540 Anne of Cleves was given Bletchingley Palace as part of her divorce settlement and Elizabeth I passed it to the Howard family.

 

If you have any further information or old photos relating to our pub’s history – we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Debbie Eke on 01483 762 378 or email her at debbie.eke@baronspubs.com

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