Pub of The Season

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

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