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 2018 are:

The Running Horse
38 Bridge Street
Leatherhead
KT22 8BZ
The Antelope
87 Maple Rd,
Surbiton
KT6 4AWAntelope Surbiton 2

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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

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The Running Horse. This unique Tudor framed Grade II* listed building, which can trace its roots back to 1403, sits overlooking the River Mole. John Skelton (Poet Laureate to Henry VIII) wrote about Elinour Rumming brewing `Nappy Ale` here. Apparently Elizabeth I spent the night here. Cosy lounge bar has a real fire, low ceilings and exposed beams. Public bar has TV, pool and dartboard. Rear dining area has a patio. Home made meals use many local products. Garden with tuck shop and play area for children. A courtyard garden is also available. Traditional pub games include bar skittles and shove ha’penny. The changing beers are supplied by Shepherd Neame but can be from other brewers. Quiz night Tuesday. Live bands play monthly, with a charity event on May Day

Previous Winners 

2017 The Antelope, Surbiton Wheatsheaf, Esher
2016 The Antelope, Surbiton The Regent, Walton on Thames
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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