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 2013 are:
|The Willoughby Arms
47 Willoughby Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LN
|The Running Horse
38 Bridge St, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BZ
The Willoughby Arms is a friendly Victorian back-street local, divided into a sports bar with games and large-screen TV, and a quieter lounge area. The pub is part of the LocAle scheme and always features a beer from Twickenham Fine Ales among others. An upstairs function room can be hired for events. Pizzas and pies are available, cooked on the premises. Beer festivals are held around Valentines Day, St George’s Day and Halloween. The spacious garden includes a covered, heated and lit smoking area with large TV screen. Home to Kingston SPBW. A well deserved award for landlord Rick and the team.
Chairman Dave Oram presenting the Pub of the Year award to Rick Robinson of The Willoughby Arms at their beer festival last week – congratulations to Rick and the team
The Running Horse is a 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. Quiz nights and live music nights. Live bands play monthly, with a charity event on May Day. Children allowed until 9pm. Call in advance for disabled access. Beers avalable are from the Shepherd Neame range, with a Surrey Hills beer as a regular guest.
Chairman Dave Oram presenting The Running Horse with their Pub of the Year award.
|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|