Kingston & Leatherhead

Campaign for Real Ale

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 – Winter 2019/20

We are very pleased to announce that The Bell, East Molesey has been voted Winter Pub of The Season 19/20.

This historic coaching Inn, known locally as the Crooked House, dates from 1460 and was later East Molesey’s first post office. The 18th century highwayman Claude Duvalier hid from the Bow Street Runners here. The naval officer atop the weathervane looking through his spyglass for customers, originally stood on the parish church looking for the congregation. Full of nooks and crannies, suitable for romantic liaisons. The large garden has a children’s play areas in it. Stone and wood floors, walls decorated with old photos of the area. Three TV screens for sports. Quiz night Tue. The changing beers include at least one local one.

Branch Committee member Adrian Palmer, presenting Emily Balyova her well deserved Pub of The Season Award

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

Previous Winners

Winter 18/19Walton Village, Walton on Thames
Summer 2018Jolly Coopers, Epsom & Willoughby Arms, Kingston
Winter 17/18The Bell, East Molesey
Summer 2017The Albion, Kingston
Winter 16/17Black Horse, Kingston
Summer 2016Platform 3, Claygate
Winter 15/16Royal Oak, Surbiton
Summer 2015The Rifleman, Epsom
Winter 14/15The Antelope, Surbiton
Summer 2014The Regent, Walton on Thames
Winter 13/14The Ditton, Long Ditton
Summer 2013The North Star, Hook
Winter 12/13Kings Tun, Kingston
Summer 2012The New Prince, Surbiton
Winter 11/12Kingston Gate, Kingston
Summer 2011King William IV, Mickleham
Winter 10/11The Albion, East Molesey