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:
19 Church St,
87 Maple Rd,
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.
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.
Presentation evenings for both pubs will be arranged later in the year.
|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|