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Set in idyllic rolling English countryside, The Scarlett Arms can be found in Walliswood in Southern Surrey on the border with West Sussex. It is equidistant from Horsham, Dorking and the large village of Cranleigh. The area is a mecca for cyclists and walkers and anyone who appreciates the great British countryside.
Walliswood, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5RD
Tel: 01306 627243
- Meeting Room
- Car Park
- Dogs Allowed
Tracey Wilson has been at the Scarlett Arms for just over 14 months, she tells us about her pub and her own experiences
Tell me about how you first started in this industry?
Funnily enough, one of my first jobs was working for the Hall and Woodhouse pub, The Punchbowl back when I was 18.
I have worked in the Hospitality industry all my life, starting out in pubs and restaurants as a chef and waitress before going on to be a free-lance hospitality manager working for clients such as the O2 and the Grand Prix.
What are your pubs best bits?
All of it! The Scarlett Arms is a delightful country gem. It still has many of its 17thcentury original features including 4 fireplaces. It has a great garden and a playground for kids, it’s a real people’s pub, it’s comfortable and it feels like home.
How is The Scarlett Arms part of its local community?
Apart from the school the Scarlett Arms is the only thing in Walliswood so you can image how important it is to the local community. We have charity quiz nights and golf tournaments, as well as parties and Christenings-our calendar is always full of events for the community to get involved in and enjoy.
What are the best bits of your job?
Standing back after all the hard work has been done and seeing guests laughing and enjoying themselves.
What sort of food is offered at the Scarlett Arms and what is your signature, most popular dish?
We serve yummy pub food in good sized portions; we also have a very popular Malaysian menu if you fancy something a bit different. I would say our most popular dish is between our Beef, Guinness & Mushroom Short Crust Pie or the Moroccan Chicken.
If I was to go to the bar now and buy you a Badger beer which one would I get you?
I don’t drink but the locals here love to try something new so the seasonal ales always go down well, particularly Brewers Bee and Hopeful Hop, oh and Twilight Tawny went down a storm.
If you were to recommend a perfect combination of Badger Ale and a meal for your guests, what would you recommend?
Fish and chips with a pint of First Call, we use First Call to make our batter so it partners it perfectly
What is your favourite time of year at your pub?
Spring, when the garden is about to bloom, it’s beautiful.
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