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 2014 are:

The Lamb
73 Brighton Road
Surbiton, KT6 5NF
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The Running Horse
38 Bridge St, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BZRunning Horse

The Lamb is family run free house, very involved with the local community. Music and other events are regularly held. Formerly four separate rooms, now a single horseshoe shaped bar. The pub had a small brewery in Victorian times. Beers are from micros, sometimes local, and family brewers. Specialist cheeses always available.

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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.

Previous Winners 

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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