This seasonal award was introduced in 2010 and is presented twice a year to the pub that is seen to have shown the most improvement over the last 6 months.
This could be anything from increasing or improving the beer range, Supporting the Locale Scheme, running beer festivals, organising brewery trips providing a community function or that the pub is seen to be supporting CAMRA and it’s aims by actively promoting Real Ale.
Kingston & Leatherhead Pub Of The Season – Summer 2019
We are delighted that The Black Lion, Surbiton was awarded our Summer Pub of The Season 2019
The Black Lion is a Traditional pub on the corner with Maple Road. Owned by Young’s since 1840, when the coach to Brighton stopped outside. A dark wood bar serves two areas, with also a raised seating area to the side. The lounge end is carpeted, and has upholstered benches around the leaded windows, while the public end has a slate floor. Quiz night is on Tuesday with bands playing twice a month on Thursday or Saturdays. Seven letting rooms. Live sport on TV from BT and Sky. Regular beers are Surrey Hills Ranmore, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Young’s Bitter & Young’s Special with one guest – usually from a local brewery e.g Wimbledon, Sambrooks
Chairman Richard Russell awarding the Summer Pub of The Season to a delighted Phil from The Black Lion
Kingston & Leatherhead Pub Of The Season – Winter 2018/19
We are very pleased to announce that The Walton Village has been voted Winter Pub of The Season 18/19.
Refurbished in Nov 2017. Modern craft beer bar in the centre of Walton on Thames, with exposed brickwork & wood panels. 6 ‘craft keg’ and over 50 bottled beers sold as well as 2 real ales. These can be from micros as well as regional brewers, and have recently included Hook Norton, Skinners & Oakham. Plenty of open plan seating as well as more secluded areas. Food is Pizza and Burgers served from an open plan kitchen in the centre of the pub. Also has a table tennis table.
The previous winners of the award are:
Summer 2018 The Jolly Coopers, Epsom & The Willoughby Arms, Kingston
Winter 17/18 The Bell, East Molesey
Summer 2107 The Albion, Kingston
Winter 2016/17 Black Horse, Kingston
Summer 2016 Platform 3, Claygate
Winter 2015/16 The Royal Oak, Surbiton
Summer 2015 The Rifleman, Epsom
Winter 2014/15 The Antelope, Surbiton
Summer 2014 The Regent, Walton on Thames
Winter 2013/14 The Ditton, Long Ditton
Summer 2013 The North Star, Hook
Winter 2012/13 Kings Tun, Kingston
Summer 2012 The New Prince, Surbiton
Winter 2011/12 Kingston Gate, Kingston
Summer 2011 King William IV, Mickleham
Winter 2010/11 The Albion, East Molesey