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 2015 are:
|The Albert Arms
82 High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QS
Thetford Road, New Malden, KT3 5DX
The Albert Arms is a small corner pub in the High St, with a wooden ‘U’ shaped bar at the front, and a long and narrow restaurant going all the way back to the rear. Bare wood floor and wood panelling on the walls along with some framed rugby shirts. Low cream coloured ceiling and venetian blind on the windows. High tables and chairs are the bar furniture. Beer range is from a mixture of Regionals and Micros, with LocAles featuring regularly. Opens early for breakfast (7-11), but can get busy on race days. Sky TV shows sporting events. Monthly comedy and quiz nights. The pub are most passionate about rarebreeds and have our own herd of Longhorn cows, drove of Gloucester Old Spot Pigs and Black Legged Chickens.
Woodies is hidden away, not far from the A3 but actually looks out onto playing fields. Was originally a cricket pavilion, but now is more like an Aladdin’s cave inside. With a single bar and lots of sports programmes and oddments hanging from a beam, while the walls are covered in more programmes, sports and film photos and lots of other things. Home-cooked lunches, a Sunday carvery and summer weekend barbecues are on offer. An annual beer festival takes place in August. Veranda plus covered smoking area at the front. Always a good variety of changing beers, usually from micro breweries. See their web site for details of forthcoming beers.
|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|