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 2015 are:

The Albert Arms
82 High Street
KT10 9QSAlbert Arms Esher
Thetford Road
New Malden
KT3 5DXWoodies

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.

Albert Arms presentation

Chairman Dave Oram presenting the Albert Arms with their well deserved award.


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.

Woodies Presentation

Linda & Roger of Woodies receiving their Pub of the Year award from Chairman Dave Oram at the presentation evening in October 2015


Previous Winners 

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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