Young’s has reopened the historic Home Cottage pub in Redhill following a £1m refurbishment, writes Lesley Foottit. The Home Cottage, which originally dates back to 1885, is food focused with a mixture of light Mediterranean-inspired dishes and British pub classics. The pub has been refurbished using a blue and green theme with Chesterfield armchairs, patterned wallpapers and “snug corners”. The bar area seats 40 with a further 60 in the dining room. French doors lead to a large, heated outside space with a 50-cover terrace and 40-cover patio. Darren Patterson and wife Jen will manage the venue with head chef Angelo Brotto. Dishes include crayfish and rocket with marie rose sauce (£5.95), grilled steak with caramelised onion, plum tomato and chutney (£7.95) and Young’s beer battered cod, chips & mushy peas with tartare sauce (£10.50). A seperate Sunday menu offers a range of Sunday roasts and other main dishes. There is also a ‘light lunch’ section featuring goat’s cheese and courgette tart with watercress, green beans and potato dressed with pesto oil (£5.75) and a children’s menu with smaller portions of adult dishes and mini roast dinners on Sundays. This year marks the brewer's 180th birthday and brand activity is planned for September.