Pub becomes partner for Cranleigh Show

The Richard Onslow SUS-141107-105242001
The Richard Onslow SUS-141107-105242001

The Richard Onslow in Cranleigh has announced its sponsorship of the Cranleigh Show taking place on Saturday August 2 as it becomes official partner for drinks and accommodation at the event.

The popular Cranleigh watering-hole will be staging a pop-up pub at the showground, recreating the look and feel of the pub and the same great atmosphere from the village local.

Friendly faces people will know from the pub, including John Taylor, the owner, Stewart Cumming the deputy manager and their team from behind the bar will be there to give everyone a warm welcome and ensure they have a great time at the pop-up pub.

The pub has worked with many of its local suppliers to bring a selection of local Surrey ales, craft beers and ciders to the showground bar, including those crafted by the Firebird Brewery in Rudgwick. On the pumps on the day will be Firebird’s Heritage XX bitter and Paleface American Pale Ale as well as ciders, quality wines and soft drinks from the bar.

As a special treat for visitors, the pub is offering visitors to the show the chance to win dinner and an overnight stay in one of The Richard Onslow’s comfortable en suite rooms at a competition on the day.

The Richard Onslow is also playing host to the judges of the show, providing accommodation and hospitality before the big day, as part of its support of the event.

“We are delighted that The Richard Onslow will be providing the bar facilities at Cranleigh Show this year,” says Anna Giller, Secretary, Cranleigh Show.

“The Show has always been an event run by members of the community for members of the community and where possible we always try and work with great local businesses.

“The Richard Onslow is a wonderful local firm that operates entirely within our ethos of promoting good, local produce and we are very pleased to welcome them as part of the team,” she says.

“Furthermore we are extremely grateful for the sponsorship support that they offer in accommodating our judges the night prior to the Show. Cranleigh Show plays host to some of the best livestock and equine judges in the country and it is vital that they are well looked after during the time they spend with us.

“The Richard Onslow takes great care of our guests and they arrive at the show happy and refreshed after their stay.”

John Taylor, owner of The Richard Onslow, says: “We love being a part of the community and making our village pub a real hub people can enjoy.

“We also love celebrating great local produce from Surrey producers who are as passionate about what they do as we are. So we’re really pleased to be able to bring all of this to the Cranleigh Show and give visitors a taste of traditional hospitality as well something new and exciting for the show. Come and see us and say hello – we look forward to welcoming you.”

Tickets for the show are available online now at with great early booking discounts: Adult £11 (£14 on the day); Seniors £7 (£10) and Children 5-16 accompanied by an adult £1. Under 5s FREE.

The Richard Onslow is in the heart of Cranleigh Village, at 113-117 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AU. Tel: 01483 27 49 22.

Report and picture contributed by The Richard Onslow.