Kingston & Leatherhead

Campaign for Real Ale

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 2024 are:

Walton Village - Walton on Thames

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 up to 3 real ales from local brewers. Plenty of open plan seating as well as more secluded areas. Room to rear can be closed off for private events for up to 25 persons. Food is Pizza and Burgers. Vegan and gluten free choices available. Breakfast muffins served from 10am Mon-Sat. Quiz nights Thursdays. Attractions include a table tennis table and mini 'dog bar' with water and treats on offer. A third handpump may either offer another changing beer or a cider. Accredited for beer quality during 2023

Lamb - Surbiton

Family run free house, very involved with the local community, especially in encouraging creative activities. Formerly four separate rooms, now a single horseshoe shaped bar. There is an extensive covered outdoor area. The pub had a small brewery in Victorian times. The changing beer is usually from micros, sometimes local. Live music Thursday evenings and Sunday late afternoons, plus occasionally other evenings. Other events are held regularly. Outdoor pop-up kitchen hosts local guest chefs Wednesday to Sunday evenings. Accredited for beer quality during 2023.

Previous Winners

2023The Watchman, New MaldenThe Jolly Coopers, Epsom
2022The Wych Elm, KingstonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
2021No Competition
2020The Willoughby Arms, KingstonRunning Horse, Leatherhead
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

For winners before 2015, 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.