Going out in Reigate set for new feel with opening of three pubs and restaurants


Reigate is set for a new look and feel in the coming months with the reopening of two pubs in the town and the opening of a brand new popular restaurant chain.

The Blue Anchor and the Red Cross Inn in Reigate are set to reopen with new operators after closing earlier this month according to the owner of the two freeholds.

The two venues closed down on the 25 January to the surprise of many in the community and have remained closed since but a spokesperson for Ei Publican Partnerships reassured locals announcing that they plan to reopen the two venues with new operators and look forward to welcoming guests for a drink.

There had also been rumours on social media at the weekend that the two properties had been acquired by an American asset manager but Ei Publican Partnerships have rebuffed that.

Nando’s opening in Reigate takes a step closer

There is also good news for chicken lovers as the opening of a Nando’s in Reigate has moved a step closer with the Portuguese style chicken chain of restaurants pressing ahead of the development of the site on the High Street.

They have now filed their licensing and planning applications to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, and have erected scaffolding at the proposed site of 59 High Street which was formerly home to Prezzo and The Dining Room.

According to those licensing documents, Nando’s are proposing a seven-day restaurant with seating for 118 diners in total and will open from 11 am to midnight every day with alcohol available up until closing time. The restaurant chain is also seeking planning permission for shopfront changes and new signage.