The Crossways Inn

Churt, Surrey

 

 

2015-04-28-1514-21 Crossways, Churt 20150428_151421.jpgAt the Crossways, we pride ourselves on being the social centre of our village. Our customers are from a wide mix of backgrounds and ages, everyone mixing freely in our two bars – a comfortable saloon bar and an old-fashioned, quarry-tiled “public” with a darts board.

 

2015-04-28-1245-52 Crossways, Churt 20150428_124552.jpgWe do not have a juke box - we believe that the emphasis should be on conversation and laughter. Our specialism is traditional beers and ciders but, of course, we also like to provide “something for everyone”, with a range of lagers, wines, spirits and liqueurs. Our wholesome lunches (not available Sundays) are good value, our meat pies receiving particular praise. We provide evening meals only on Wednesdays, when our usual lunch menu is supplemented by traditional Fish & Chips; or on occasional ‘theme’ evenings. Other evenings are food-free (apart from the usual crisps and a range of other packaged snacks) with the emphasis on socialising. Well-behaved dogs may also mingle! Children under 10 are not permitted in the bars, but we have a pleasant garden in which they are welcome under supervision.

 

Food. At lunchtime we serve a range of meals including homemade soup, sandwiches, ploughman’s lunch and main meals, including a range of pies from a carefully selected supplier who makes delicious and tightly-filled shortcrust pastry pies, including the popular Steak and Stilton variety. Chips are optional here, as we believe in providing the healthier alternative of boiled potatoes and fresh vegetables.

 

Beers and ciders. We provide a range of great real ales and ciders. Our three regular beers are old favourite 2015-04-28-1243-41 Crossways, Churt 20150428_124341.jpgCourage Best1 and Hop Back Brewery’s Crop Circle2, served by handpull, and Arundel Sussex IPA3 direct from the cask. Up to five additional “guest” ales are also served straight from the cask and brought from the cellar to the bar by our friendly staff. These guest beers include a mix from fairly local breweries such as Frensham, Arundel, W J King, Upham, Bowman and Langham’s, together with less usual ales from further afield – perhaps Woods from Shropshire, Church End from Warwickshire or Downton from Wiltshire. In addition to our beers, we serve a range of 3 or 4 traditional ciders from casks stillaged behind the bar. These may be from any of the remaining family cider-makers in the West Country, Kent or Norfolk. Our lager range is small, but quality is foremost, Kozel (from Czech Republic), Stella Artois and Carlsberg normally being available.

 

2015-04-28-1243-28 Crossways, Churt 20150428_124328.jpgCellar policy. Many pubs these days serve their real ales chilled and with excessive amounts of retained carbon dioxide but we pride ourselves on our cellar skills, allowing our beers to condition in the naturally cool cellar, with proper use of hard and soft spiles to allow a controlled level of natural CO2 to remain in the beer, the excess being vented to the air before tapping. We also have a policy that if you think you have been served a “duff” pint, we will exchange it with good grace and without question! Our reputation has ensured that we are a regular entry in CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE and have won awards as Surrey’s “Pub of the Year” and “Cider Pub of the Year”

 

Getting to us. We are on the A287 between Hindhead and Farnham. Click here for a map. By public transport we can be reached from morning opening time until early evening (Monday to Saturday only) by the hourly Stagecoach bus service no. 19 which runs from Aldershot and Farnham to Haslemere and back, connecting with South West Trains services at those towns.

 

2015-04-28-1314-03 Crossways, Churt 20150428_131403.jpgNearby. We are situated in west Surrey, within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the South Downs National Park. All around us is good walking country, including Frensham Ponds and Common, the Devil’s Punchbowl, Gibbet Hill, Waggoners’ Wells and Alice Holt Forest. Other attractions nearby include Thursley National Nature Reserve, The Rural Life Centre, The Sculpture Park and several attractive villages such as Tilford, on the River Wey.

 

 

Our regular real ales:

(Descriptions are taken from the brewers’ websites)

 

 

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1 Wells & Young Courage Best (4.0% ABV)

Pale brown in appearance with a bitter after taste, Courage Best Bitter is also a major sponsor of rugby union clubs including the Plymouth Pirates and the Exeter Chiefs.

 

Crop Circle - ABV 4.2%

2 Hop Back Crop Circle (4.2% ABV)

A very clean, flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtly hints at crisp corn flavours.

 

 

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3 Arundel Sussex IPA (4.5% ABV)

A light amber coloured beer with malt and citrus fruit in the aroma. The flavour is a complex blend of malt, fruit and hops with a lingering hoppy, bitter finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening hours:

 

Monday to Thursday:

11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm

Friday and Saturday:

11am to 11pm

Sunday:

12 midday to 4pm, 7pm to 11pm

Christmas Day:

11am to 1pm

 

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Food orders:

 

Monday to Saturday lunchtime:

12 midday to 2pm

Wednesday evening:

6.30pm to 9pm

Also occasional special evenings

No food on Sundays or Christmas Day

 

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Please note that, to provide the best possible value, we do not accept credit or debit cards - we prefer not to pass on the additional costs to all of our customers. A cash machine (ATM) is available at the nearby Churt News (Londis) shop during their opening hours. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Contact us:

 

Theresa Ewens

The Crossways

Churt

Surrey

GU10 2JS

 

Telephone: (01428) 714323

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Crossways Appreciation Society*

 

* The Crossways Appreciation Society

is run by customers, independently

from the Crossways and its management

 

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