Hostelries Along the Hogsmill: Daytime Pub Tour of Kingston and New Malden

Saturday 15 February 2020.

This crawl is dedicated to the memory of Terry Casey (1944 to 2020) who for many years compiled wonderful maps for London Pubs Group crawls. Sadly Terry died on 20 January of injuries sustained when he was in collision with a car. He is much missed. Please raise a glass to Terry during the crawl whether you are doing it with the Group or independently. Terry Casey's biography is here: Terry's Biography

All welcome to join the crawl, CAMRA members and non-members alike.

A word version of the tour notes is here: Word Tour Notes, and a PDF version is here: PDF Pub Tour Notes

Public transport will be required at times.

1. Duke of Buckingham

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Duke of Buckingham, 104 Villiers Road, Kingston, KT1 3BB.

Real ales: Eagle IPA; and Marstons Pedigree are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn right and walk along Grove Lane to the junction with Bellevue Road. Turn right and walk along Bellevue Road until the end. Bear left and walk along Bloomfield Road to

2. Spring Grove

Arrive: 1.00 PM.

Address: The Spring Grove, 13 Bloomfield Road, Kingston, KT1 2SF.

Real ales: St Austell Proper Job; and Young’s Original and Special are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over the road, turn right and walk along the road to the first turning on the left. Turn left and walk through a parking area to a footpath. Walk along the footpath to the junction with Portland Road. Cross over Portland Road to Three Bridges Path and continue along Three Bridges Path to a former Courage pub at the bottom of Mill Street. Turn left and walk along Mill Street to

3. Cocoanut

Arrive: 2.45 PM.

Address: The Cocoanut, 16 Mill Street, Kingston, KT1 2RF.

Real ales: Fuller's London Pride is usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue along Mill Street to the junction with Fairfield South. Turn left and walk along Fairfield South to bus stop W (called Fairfield South). Catch a K1 or K4 bus to stop K (called Guildhall/Rose Theatre). Alight from the bus, continue to the Market Place and walk into.

4. Druids Head

Arrive: 3.45 PM.

Address: The Druids Head, 3 Market Place, Kingston, KT1 1JT.

Real ales: The pub is in CAMRA’s 2020 Good Beer Guide. Greene King Abbot and IPA; Timothy Taylor Landlord; and four changing guest ales are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over the Market Place, turn left and continue along the Market Place to the junction with Church Street. Turn right and walk along Church Street then turn left into Fife Road (opposite Hema). At the end of the pedestrian area, bear right. At the end of Fife Road, turn right and immediately cross Wood Street via the pelican crossing opposite Kingston railway station. Continue across the second crossing and turn left into Richmond Road. Continue along Richmond Road to the junction with Canbury Park Road. Cross over Canbury Park Road to

5. Canbury Arms

Arrive: 4.30 PM.

Address: The Canbury Arms, 49 Canbury Park Road, Kingston, KT2 6LQ.

Real ales: Harvey’s Sussex Best; Oakham Citra; Park Brewery Isabella; and Surrey Hills Shere Drop are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Cross over Canbury Park Road, turn left and walk along Canbury Park Road to the junction with Queen Elizabeth Road. Turn right and walk along Queen Elizabeth Road and under the railway bridge to the junction with Cromwell Road. Turn right and walk along Cromwell Road to stop A1 in Cromwell Road bus station. Catch a 213 bus to the stop called Cambridge Avenue. Alight from the bus, turn left and walk along Coombe Road to the zebra crossing. Cross over Coombe Road, turn right and walk along Coombe Road to

6. Royal Oak

Arrive: 5.45 PM.

Address: The Royal Oak, 90 Coombe Road, New Malden, KT3 4RD.

Real ales: Three handpumps dispense seasonal real ales from microbreweries.

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