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 2017 are:

The Wheatsheaf
40 The Green
KT10 8AG
The Antelope
87 Maple Rd,
KT6 4AWAntelope Surbiton 2


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

Branch Chairman Richard Russell presenting Tom Page from the Antelope with their POTY award in October 2017


The Wheatsheaf. Old style pub about 200 years old opposite Esher Green. Extensively refurbished and extended in 2015 to include a new restaurant area at the back. The Wheatsheaf styles itself as a smart community pub with great fresh food where eaters and drinkers alike are looked after with the same friendly and professional service. It is comfortably furnished throughout in a modern style. Private dining room seating up to 16 available.There is an open fire in the bar area. The original oak flooring in the main area has been retained and replicated in the extended areas. Beers from Surrey Hiils, Wimbledon & Twickenham are usually to be found here.

A delighted Wheatsheaf team receiving their POTY award from Branch Chairman Richard Russell

Previous Winners 

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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