Pub of The Year

The pub of the year is judged to be the best pub over the last year in all aspects, including beer range, beer quality, ambiance, sympathy with CAMRA aims and value for money.

We are delighted to announce that the joint winners for Kingston and Leatherhead branch in 2016 are:

The Regent
19 Church St,
KT12 2QPregent
The Antelope
87 Maple Rd,
KT6 4AWAntelope Surbiton 2

The Regent is a pleasantly furbished town centre Wetherspoon pub in what was originally the Regent cinema dating from the 1920s, and more recently a furniture shop. Art Deco in style. Lots of photos of old Walton plus relics of local connections with the film industry. Matt the manager is a keen CAMRA supporter, arranging brewery trips, meet the brewer evenings and hosting CAMRA meetings. A Locale accredited pub, The Regent has upto 8 guest ales available, Surrey Hills, Twickenham, Sambrooks & Dark Star being particular favourites along with two real ciders.


Chairman Richard Russell presenting a delighted manager Matt Lettington with The Regent’s Pub of the Year Award.


The Antelope. Taken over in 2014 by the operators of the Sussex Arms at Twickenham Green, which they have much revived and turned into a real ale destination pub. They seem to be following the same strategy with the Antelope: about ten changing beers mainly from independent breweries and micros, but with some from Greene King also appearing as well. Beers from the on-site Big Smoke Brewery also feature as available. Up to five traditional ciders and perries also served from dedicated handpumps. Fairly spacious split level L-shaped interior with varnished wooden floor. Dark wood panelling, grey paint above and candles complete the decor. Real fire in winter. Home cooked food. Rear patio. Live music Thursday evenings. Operates a Loyalty Card scheme in conjunction with the Sussex Arms, Twickenham and Express, Kew.


Assistant manager James Pearson receiving the award from Chairman Richard Russell


Previous Winners 

2015 Woodies, New Malden Albert Arms, Esher
2014 The Lamb, Surbiton Running Horse, Leatherhead
2013 Willoughby Arms, Kingston Running Horse, Leatherhead
2012 The Lamb, Surbiton Jolly Coopers, Epsom
2011 Woodies, New Malden Jolly Coopers, Epsom
2010 Woodies, New Malden Royal Oak, Gt Bookham
2009 Willoughby Arms, Kingston Royal Oak, Gt Bookham
2008 Woodies, New Malden Albert Arms, Esher
2007 Woodies, New Malden Royal George, Hersham
2006 Woodies, New Malden Foley Arms, Claygate
2005 Wych Elm, Kingston George & Dragon, Thames Ditton
2004 Willoughby Arms, Kingston Old Plough, Stoke D’Abernon

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