This seasonal award was introduced in 2010 and is presented twice a year to the pub that is seen to have shown the most improvement over the last 6 months.
This could be anything from increasing or improving the beer range, Supporting the Locale Scheme, running beer festivals, organising brewery trips providing a community function or that the pub is seen to be supporting CAMRA and it’s aims by actively promoting Real Ale.
Kingston & Leatherhead Pub Of The Season – Summer 2017
We are very pleased to announce that The Albion in Kingston has been voted our Summer Pub of The Season 2017
Taken over in September 2016 by the team behind Big Smoke Brewery / the Antelope in Surbiton, and it is following the same successful formula. Cosy wood paneled interior with varnished wood floors. 10 Ales available – including at least three from Big Smoke at all times, others will include local and national micros. Home Cooked Food available and has a Patio / Garden at the rear. Operates a loyalty card scheme in conjunction with Antelope, Sussex Arms Twickenham and Express Tavern, Kew.
CAMRA branch chairman Richard Russell and a delighted general manager Dominic McInnes (left) receiving the award
45 Fairfield Rd
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston & Leatherhead Pub Of The Season – Winter 2016/17
The Black Horse in Kingston has been voted our Winter Pub of The Season for 2016/17
Since the Black Horse has been in the new hands of Hippo Inns it has returned to its original name, after being called the Kingston Gate since 1999. The pub itself was originally owned by the Kingston Brewery Hodgson’s, which was taken over by Courage in 1943. In 1966 the pub was demolished and rebuilt in the familiar Hodgson’s style.
After the more recent reopening last May the interior has a more up to date modern look about it, and at the bar there are now six hand pumps serving a selection of local and regional ales. The kitchen is now also kept busy, as since its refurbishment the pub is very popular for its food, and does get very busy at times.
Branch Chairman Richard Russell presenting The Pub of The Season award to Assistant Manager Suzanne Charlton & supervisor Gerard Porres.
204 London Rd
Kingston upon Thames
The previous winners of the award are:
Summer 2016 Platform 3, Claygate
Winter 2015/16 The Royal Oak, Surbiton
Summer 2015 The Rifleman, Epsom
Winter 2014/15 The Antelope, Surbiton
Summer 2014 The Regent, Walton on Thames
Winter 2013/14 The Ditton, Long Ditton
Summer 2013 The North Star, Hook
Winter 2012/13 Kings Tun, Kingston
Summer 2012 The New Prince, Surbiton
Winter 2011/12 Kingston Gate, Kingston
Summer 2011 King William IV, Mickleham
Winter 2010/11 The Albion, East Molesey