Kingston & Leatherhead

Campaign for Real Ale

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 2020 are:

Running Horse - Leatherhead

This 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.

The changing beers are supplied by Shepherd Neame but can be from other brewers. Quiz night Tuesday. Live bands play monthly, with a charity event on May Day

Willoughby-Arms - Kingston

Friendly Victorian back-street local, divided into a sports bar with games and large-screen TV, and a quieter lounge area. The pub is free of tie and all beers tend to be sourced from small breweries. An upstairs function room can be hired for events. Pizzas and pies are available, cooked on the premises to order. The spacious garden includes a covered, heated and lit smoking area with large TV screen. Home to Kingston SPBW. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and the Yardbirds rehearsed upstairs in the 60's. Quiz night Sundays. Loyalty card operates from 6pm on Sunday to Thursday. Beer Festivals held around St George's Day and Halloween.

Previous Winners

2019The Albion, KingstonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
2018The Antelope, SurbitonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
2017The Antelope, SurbitonWheatsheaf, Esher
2016The Antelope, SurbitonThe Regent, Walton on Thames
2015Woodies, New MaldenAlbert Arms, Esher
2014The Lamb, SurbitonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
2013The Willoughby Arms, KingstonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
2012The Lamb, SurbitonJolly Coopers, Epsom
2011Woodies, New MaldenJolly Coopers, Epsom
2010Woodies, New MaldenRoyal Oak, Great Bookham

For winners before 2010, please click here - Pub of The Year - Archive

NOTE: The Pubs listed here will in many cases have changed hands - the list is presented for reference only.