We are taking orders directly at the bar and via our app. Covid has not gone away so we must all work together to keep each other safe.
High five — we’re still alive!
Well, we’ve made it to our fifth birthday. That’s five years since a bunch of plucky (or should we say ‘stubborn’?) regulars decided to take action to stop The Garibaldi becoming lost to the incessant march of development.
We’re striving, surviving, thriving… which is all the more remarkable when you consider that for almost half of our existence in our current form we’ve had to cope with pandemic and being forced to shut our doors. Many other small businesses did so permanently, and many other hospitality venues are still struggling to build business levels back to where they were.
So, we’re fortunate.
It hasn’t happened by accident. We’ve worked hard to make sure that The Garibaldi is a fun and welcoming place to be. There’re familiar faces on both sides of the bar. We work with and listen to our customers in terms of the ales and other drinks we offer — and to make sure that there’s variety and interest. The guys from Bhunny’s are now a permanent fixture, serving quality street food and supporting our charity and group activities.
The garden’s a bit parched at the moment but it’s still a fabulous place to spend time. All credit should go to the witty, intelligent, sophisticated and incredibly physically attractive bunch who maintain it.
We have weekly events, which we’re always keen to see new faces at. Every Thursday, for instance, we alternate a Quiz Night and a Music Bingo Night. Every Sunday afternoon, we have a Meat Raffle which offers superb value for money — remember, though: you have to be in it to win it.
Our group and charity activities continue to grow. We have live music. We do regular brewery tours and support veterans’ welfare — and between now and the end of the year we have two beer festivals on the calendar.
The first, over 30 September - 2 October is the Redhill and Redstone Rotary Charity Beer Festival. This is a real honour for us, as we’re the host venue for an event which usually takes place in the Reigate Tunnel. We’ll also be the beneficiary of the monies raised.
The second, over Bonfire Weekend (4 - 6 November), is our Dark Ales event and will feature a selection of the best of the country’s winter brews.
Over 17-18 December will be our Christmas Party. That’ll include a Craft Market, a visit from Santa, a Secret Santa and a raffle.
But — BUT — we are ALWAYS open to suggestions of new projects or events.
…that belongs to you because our most important asset isn’t the bricks and mortar, or the garden, or the pumps and optics. It’s the customers. The rest doesn’t exist otherwise. Which is just about the time that we need to say a big thank you to those of you who bless us with your time and company.
Please be a part of the next five years, and the five after that, and the five after that, and so on.
We’ll continue to come up with as much that is vibrant and new as we can, while also providing the familiar and dependable.
Just remember that we’re an approachable bunch. This is your local, so please help to make this place even more of what you want.
- (Jubilee Weekend)
- Mon - Wed 3pm - 11pm
- Thur - Sat - 12pm - 1am
- Sun - 12pm - 10:30pm
The Garibaldi Pub
29 Mill Street
01737 773 094