Pub, Club & Brewery News – October 2017

The Dukes Head in Leatherhead is closed for refurb.
O’Neill’s in Kingston is closed for three weeks for refurb.
Acorn 20 in Kingston now has an “under offer” sign.  CM and SB offered to investigate further
Elmbridge Arms in Weybridge recently had two Dorking beers on.
The Willoughby Arms is about to become free of tie and will be promoting itself as “London’s newest free house”.
Wetherspoon’s national beer festival will run from 11th to 22nd Oct.  The Coronation Hall will be holding meet the brewer evening with Sambrook’s in Feb 2018.
Brouge Belgian bar / restaurant is coming to Esher, on the site of the old Claremont pub.  The Fullwell outlet currently does 2 ales including a Twickenham so could be a worthwhile addition to the area.
Ascot brewery has recently been sold to an investor group headed by local businessmen Chris Davies and Mike Neame. Chris Gill who has owned the brewery for the last ten years is moving on and the new head brewer is from Bingham’s. Beers have been rebranded and the range updated. The new name is Ascot Brewing Company.
The Plough (Harvester) in Worcester Park has closed and is due to reopen as a Miller & Carter Steakhouse. The one in Ottershaw sells real ale (Pride & Doom Bar) but you can’t go in just for a drink.
The Regent in Walton has reopened with a much  smarter and brighter interior. Sport is now a major thing, with multiple large screens. There are 10 handpumps – 8 ale, 2 cider with a similar good range to before. Price around £3.50 /pint with a 10% CAMRA discount.
The Spring Grove Kingston has a meet the brewer night with Wimbledon Brewery on 2nd Nov at 6pm onwards – £5 per person

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